In the past the term blue book would make me think about cars. Continue reading “Tiffany’s Blue Book”
Lydia Courteille’s jewellery collection tells the tale of a Native American legend, thru the use of vibrant gemstones and amazing metalwork. She is one of my a favorite designers, bold and adventurous, two characteristics that I admire. Continue reading “Lydia Courteille – Amazing Artist”
Inspiration comes to us in many ways. Continue reading “Van Cleef & Arpels: Les Ateliers in Paris”
Inspiration : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone : a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something
Bulgari’s High Jewelry Collection Interprets Italian Gardens
Just reading the headline from Forbes Magazine brought back fond memories from living in Italy. Anthony deMarco, the author described the latest collection from Bulgari’s new jewelry line. Great article and perfect for inspiring good design.
When I was a little girl, I always had my nose pressed to the fine jewelry display case, studying the eye candy. Continue reading “Martins Collection – by Rare Pink”
In April 2014 these rare beauties were auctioned by Doyle New York and sold for a record breaking 3.3 plus million dollars, where are they now?
Since pearls are the birthstone for June, I am sharing this post from Two Nerdy History Girls, one of my favorite blogs today to find wonderful and creative stories. http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com
“Roman Pearls”: Faux Jewels for the 18th c. Lady
Pearls are one jewel that never seems to go out of fashion, with the earliest mentions found 4,000 years ago in China. Pearls were worn as jewelry in ancient Rome, and Cleopatra was said to be particularly partial to them.
A lock of Mozart’s hair sold for 35,000 pounds ($53,400) one Thursday in 2015, while strands of Beethoven’s hair went for 8,124 pounds ($12,400), Sotheby’s auction house said. The buyers and sellers weren’t identified. The lock of Mozart’s hair (shown above) was in a 19th century gilt locket that also contains a handwritten note explaining the provenance of the strands.
Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction in Geneva achieved sales of US$ 160.9 million, the highest ever total for a Jewelry auction. Continue reading “Magnificent Gems from Sotheby’s”
Stone Bracelet – Oldest Ever Found in the World
A surprisingly modern-looking stone bracelet discovered in a cave in Siberia appears to have been constructed with the help of a drill-like tool, leading researchers to believe that early humans and their ancestors were much more deft at craftsmanship than previously thought.
At breakfast this morning, I was sipping my coffee and reading my journal on current finance and jewelry trends, just like every morning, when I came upon this diamond. I have seen some beautiful emerald cut diamonds in my time, but never have I seen a RING like this one.
This rare 100-carat diamond will probably sell for more than $25 million at Sotheby’s New York on April 21, 2015.
I do love the color red. And I have never seen such amazing red used in today’s jewelry. Continue reading “Lydia Courteille’s Scarlet Empress”
Being a good jewelry historian takes time and research. Continue reading “Ring Proves Links Between Vikings and the Islamic World”