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A Cut Above: Luxury Diamond Jewelery

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Marquise, baguette, round, Asscher, emerald, rose and pear — no matter a diamond’s shape, each offers a unique brilliance. When different cuts are placed together on one piece of incredible high jewelry, they dazzle even more. Above: Anna Hu Salut d’Amour necklace in 18K white gold with 36.52 carats diamond, price on request, by appointment, contact Gina Wu, business operations […]

Discovering the Scottish Gold Rush with Hamilton & Inches

By Samantha Coles

Just over an hour from Edinburgh, Scotland beneath the edge of The Trossachs National Park, a drill is currently tapping into a quartz vein in a glacial field to retrieve rare Scottish gold. The incredibly remote location, and the fact that the glacial field is moving, makes extracting the gold a tricky feat of engineering. But this costly and difficult […]

Tiffany & Co’s First Men’s Pop-Up Shop is Open

By Emma Reynolds

Male fans of Tiffany & Co had a delightful year, with the brand announcing this past summer it would be launching its first-ever men’s jewelry collection. On December 6, the brand debuted its first-ever men’s pop-up shop next door to the flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and the pop-up will remain open until January 6. Those […]

Francois Graff on Diamonds and Legacy

By Roberta Naas

Leading a multifaceted, global, family-run business is no easy task. Francois Graff, CEO of Graff, one of the world’s most important jewelry houses, shares his insights and stories of rare stones with Roberta Naas. It is a very rare moment. I am sitting in a well-appointed office across from Francois Graff, the 50-something CEO of one of the most revered […]

Behind the Scenes: Van Cleef & Arpels

By Kristen Shirley

Each year, Van Cleef & Arpels’ president and CEO, Nicolas Bos, dreams up a romantic theme for the firm’s exquisite high-jewelry collections. He’s taken us into the ocean’s depths, reimagined classic fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, and brought to life pairs of charming animals aboard Noah’s Ark. Now, he whisks us to fair Verona in an ode to William […]

Luxury Jewelry Crafted From Alternative Metals

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Not all that glitters is gold. Artists use alternative lightweight and durable metals, such as titanium, aluminum and rhodium, to craft intricate shapes. Add tanzanite, white diamonds and sapphires to create a bewitching sparkle. Above: Vhernier Blue Velvet necklace in blue titanium with a 30.71-carat tanzanite and 13.94 carats diamonds, $246,300, Vhernier in New York, +1 646 343 9551, […]

Bold Black Diamond Jewelry for a Dark Glamour Look

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Black diamonds deliver a bold, avant-garde elegance that other colored diamonds cannot. With a shiny, metallic sheen, the stone stands out that much more in a pavé setting or strands of black-diamond beads. Above: Cadar necklace in 18K yellow gold with 226.6 carats black diamonds and 21.20 carats diamonds, $196,000, Cadar Atelier in New York, by appointment, +1 212 663 […]

Great Heights Launches Luxury Lab-Grown Diamonds Range

By Alex Martin

An ambitious new company is promising to change the diamond market for the better by offering ethically and environmentally sourced stones. Great Heights launches in New York this week with a range of lab-grown diamonds that are just as precious as the natural counterpart but are completely free from sourcing concerns. With the launch of its debut collection, Great Heights […]

Muzo Emerald Colombia’s Spectacular Heritage Collection

By Emma Reynolds

Some of the world’s most beautiful emeralds come from Colombia, and emeralds mined from the Muzo mine are no exception. Muzo regularly collaborates with some of the world’s top designers, including Dana Bronfman, Kimberly Mcdonald, Daniela Villegas, Marina B and Adina Reyter, to name a few. For Muzo’s new Heritage Collection, which launched this year, the company worked with the […]

Saks Fifth Avenue Launches The Vault

By Emma Reynolds

On September 4, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York officially debuted The Vault, the department store’s first-ever dedicated high-jewelry and luxury watches department. Featuring heritage brands rich in history and craftsmanship, The Vault will feature 25 of the world’s most revered brands, including Chopard, Graff, Tiffany & Co, Piaget, Hermès, Franck Muller, Martin Katz, Lorraine Schwartz and Bulgari, among others. […]