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Celebrating the Fine Jewelry of Oscar Heyman

Oscar Heyman has been creating extraordinary fine jewelry since 1912. Now the brand is known as the “Jeweler’s Jeweler” for showcasing the striking elegance of colorful gemstones and the beauty of women who wear them. Each piece is meticulously crafted by American artisans using European techniques, which have been passed down through three generations of this family business. The history […]

Ananya Launches Fine Jewelry Collection in London

By Lauren Hill

Deeply rooted in Indian culture, fine jewelry brand Ananya celebrates the personal meaning behind jewelry and its power to connect with the wearer. Up until now, Ananya has been focused on its Asia-based clientele but November sees the launch of the fine jewelry brand in London, with two signature collections being introduced first, along with the opportunity to create bespoke […]

Radiant Rubies for the Holiday Season

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Rubies have long been considered the ‘king of all gemstones,’ but we love rubellites and red sapphires nearly as much. And yes,while red stones are perfect for the holiday season, these pieces feature stunning craftsmanship and stones that are well suited to wear year-round. At Graff and Bayco, rubies […]

World’s Largest D-Flawless Diamond Auctioned Off

By Will Grice

Christie’s has just announced the world’s largest diamond has been auctioned off for a record breaking $33.8 million, the largest sum of money ever paid for a gem of its kind. The 163.41-carat flawless diamond necklace, known as Art de Grisgono, sold for $33.8 million after auction house taxes and commissions. The diamond is suspended from a large emerald necklace, […]

De Grisogono Opens Boutique in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just in time for the holiday season, Swiss luxury jeweler de Grisogono has opened a new boutique in New York City. The expanded Madison Avenue location will feature several fine and high-jewelry collections from the brand as well as exquisite de Grisogono timepieces. De Grisogono once again partnered with design firm David Collins studio to achieve the same opulent ambience […]

Van Cleef & Arpels Debuts Noah’s Ark Installation

By Olivia Cuccaro

A flood, a boat and animals walking two-by-two — the story of Noah’s Ark is one known around the world. In New York City, high-jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels is interpreting the timeless tale in a whimsical yet glamorous exhibition now on display in the US for the first time. To bring the L’Arche de Noé collection to life, Van […]

Rare & Beautiful: Made in Italy

By Manon Crespi

Made in Italy. What is it about these three words that make our hearts go aflutter? Having window-shopped the side streets near Piazza San Marco in Venice recently, I can attest to its endless objects of desire. Exotic shoes with lipstick-shaped and pearl-studded heels, the earthy scents of gorgeous leather handbags and the smartly-cut jackets made of the richest textiles […]

Cartier Exhibits High-Jewelry Collection in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

High jewelry represents the most exceptional and most exclusive pieces that a house has to offer. Featuring unparalleled craftsmanship and rare materials, there is often an air of secrecy around these magnificent jewels, making the latest exhibition from high-jewelry house Cartier all the more intriguing. Named as one of the Top High-Jewelry Houses in the March/April 2017 edition of Elite Traveler, […]

Rediscover Antique Jewelry at this Annual Showcase

By Lauren Hill

Later this month, the annual Winter Art & Antiques Fair is set to return to London Olympia for its 27th edition, bringing together over 30,000 pieces of art, antiques, furnishings and items of jewelry by more than 100 of the UK’s top antique dealers. As this major showcase approaches, we speak to some of the exhibitors about the increasing desire […]

Bulgari Opens New Flagship Store in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

Rome is the heart and home of high-jewelry house Bulgari, and that distinctly Italian spirit was tangible as Elite Traveler previewed the brand’s restyled flagship store in New York City. It was in 1972 that Bulgari first arrived in Manhattan with a boutique in the Pierre Hotel before opening at the current Fifth Avenue location in 1989. Completely transformed, the stunning […]