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Laurence Graff. Maestro of The Jewelry World

British billionaire Laurence Graff, whom connoisseurs of the jewelry business called new Harry Winston, the last romantic, maestro of the jewelry world, has still sometimes become, by his own admission, frozen in delight at the sight of impressive stones. Laurence Graff argues that diamonds is the most sensible luxury that saves money and his main objective is finding new gems for constant clients, rather than new customers. So Graff stands […]

October 9, 2017 | ArticlesRead More

René Boivin. Jeweler’s masterpieces for the elite.

Jewelry House René Boivin fittingly occupies one of the pages of the history of jewelry. Impeccable quality of jewelry made Boivin René House, one of those who defined the style until the mid-twentieth century, very famous. Jewelry by House of René Boivin was initially created on individual sketches for specific customers, connoisseurs of the beautiful things and was famous for being “alive” — the pieces were turning, twisting, harboring those […]

September 27, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Victoire de Castellane. Parisian Style

When people ask Victoire de Castellane what is more important, fashion or style, fashion or elegance, she says, “Fashions fade, style is eternal. It is the same with elegance — fancy stuff isn’t always elegant. Fashion is sheath, even nudity can convey the style.” People say that Victoire is eccentric and, at the same time, they are talking about the incredible creativity of this woman. Both is true. She is […]

September 20, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Ambaji Shinde. Unrivaled Designer of the “King of Diamonds”

King of Diamonds, Harry Winston, called Ambaji Shinde the most precious treasure of the Harry Winston Jewelry House. Possessing an outstanding creative genius, Ambaji Shinde created a whole constellation of original jewelry masterpieces for Harry Winston, becoming truly a cult figure in the history of the House. The figure of the America’s master goldsmith, Harry Winston, was covered with legends during his life. He was called the “King of Diamonds.” […]

September 12, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

Buccellati. Eternity of Beauty.

While exhibiting at Madrid’s 1920 Exposition, Mario Buccellati caught the public’s attention when he hurled an expensive compact out a window when a woman asked for a discount, shouting, “I am not a tradesman! I am a jeweler!” The next day, hundreds turned up to look at his booth, curious to see the unknown jeweler’s pieces. Everything was sold then. Buccellati was then invited to exhibit his work at a […]

September 4, 2017 | СтатьиRead More

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