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Boucheron. Luxurious and Sensual

Thoughtful image and legends made jewelry of French Jewelry House Boucheron unique, luxurious, sensual, evocative and instantly recognizable, even over a century and a half. Boucheron Jewelry House history begins in 1858, the year when the family decided to combine two of their trades, perfume and jewelry in one shop. The first store was opened in 1858 in Galerie de Valois, Palais-Royal, in the heyday of the second French Empire, […]

July 25, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Asprey & Garrard — Three Centuries of Jewelry Perfection (Part Two – Asprey)

William Asprey founded the Asprey Jewelry House in Mitcham, the county of Surrey, in 1781. He was a descendant of the Huguenots, some of which fled from France to England. Like most French Protestants fleeing from persecution during the reign of Louis XIV, the ancestors of William were skilled artisans, smiths, tanners, watchmakers. The first products were a variety of traveling accessories, made of high quality leather. They laid the […]

July 11, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Asprey & Garrard — three centuries of jewelry perfection (part one)

History of Asprey & Garrard is no small than 300-year-old chronicle of two ancient British jewelry Houses Garrard & Co and Asprey with rich history and established traditions. And despite the fact that their joint union lasted only for four years, each jewelry house made an invaluable contribution to world jewelry treasury. In ancient times, talented Jewelers enjoyed honor and respect in the circles of royals and nobility; they were […]

July 3, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Diana Vreeland’s Jewelry

In addition to worshiping the fashion and style, Diana Vreeland venerated jewelry. Editor of the magazines “Harper’s Bazaar” and “Vogue”, a cult figure of the 20th century, the woman, who turned magazines with pictures depicting fashionable clothes in authoritative publications in the field of fashion and style, catching and dictating new trends, was born in Paris, in 1903, in an aristocratic family Dalziel. As a matrilineal relative of George Washington […]

June 24, 2017 | ArticlesRead More

Expensive Jests by Raymond Yard

Raymond Yard won the eternal glory owing to his topical and certainly very expensive jests. In 1929, at the peak of alcohol being banned, Raymond manufactured brooches, shaped as rabbit waiters. Those pieces were a kind of artisan’s protest against “dry law”, and the hallmark of Raymond Yard brand jewelry. The life of Raymond Yard is a delightful whirlwind of controversy. He was born on 19 April 1885 in Montclair, […]

June 12, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

The Inimitable “Menagerie” by David Webb

David Webb is a founder of the eponymous jewelry house, creator of jewelry with very unusual style and design that distinguishes the brand “David Webb” among many competitors. He left an unforgettable legacy in the history of jewelry design. David was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1925. David started thinking about the creation of jewelry yet in his childhood. The boy frequently visited his uncle, a talented goldsmith, who […]

May 29, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Precious life of Henry Dunay

Henry Dunay is one of the great American jewelers and talented designers of our time. Many people call him “Faberge of the 20th century”. But despite the fact whether this statement is true or not, it is only known that Henry Dunay refers to the generation of ingenious jewelers – designers. Henry Loniewski was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 1, 1935 to a Polish family of Henry […]

May 20, 2017 | ArticlesRead More

Archeological Revival by Fortunato Pio Castellani (part two).

Sons successfully continued their father’s work. In 1870s, success came to the Castellani brothers. The Castellanis newly rethought Greek and Etruscan styles; before them, Jewelers believed that from that period nothing new was possible to cull, and sought for inspiration in the recent past. The Castellanis also turned to the recent past, they studied the methods of gold processing, but then confronted a difficult task: to discover the secret of […]

May 14, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

“Archeological Revival” by Fortunato Pio Castellani (part one)

“Archeological Revival” arose as style in the 19th century. The antiquity had been in vogue since times of Josephine, and the most fashionable jeweler, who worked in “antique style”, was Fortunato Pio Castellani. In 1794, Fortunato Pio Castellani was born into a family of jewelers and began learning the craft at the workshop of his father. In 1814, Fortunato Pio opened a jewelry shop on the ground floor of Palazzo […]

May 9, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Suzanne Belperron. “My Style is My Signature.”

“My style is my signature” — these words were loved to be repeated by Suzanne Belperron, one of the most talented and original designers of jewelry of the twentieth century. Manufacturer’s trademark is really missing on the products of Suzanne Belperron, since Susan rightly thought her jewels could not be confused with any others. Everything new that was brought to the 20th century in the world of jewelry was created […]

April 15, 2017 | СтатьиRead More