Tag Archives: Cartier

Pearl Styles: Connecting the Dots

  Style magazine recently ran an interesting story on pearls and the style connection between those worn by Carey Mulligan in recent The Great Gatsby movie and the “funky” look associated today’s celebrities and the way they wear pearls. The … Continue reading

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Promoting Tutti Frutti: Jewelry Collector Daisy Fellowes

A new book from Sotheby’s jewelry experts “Celebrating Jewellery: Exceptional Jewels of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries” features a ring owed by Daisy Fellowes, a name I didn’t recognize. Turns out Daisy Fellowes was a French heiress who as a … Continue reading

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Platinum, Silver and a New Alternative

In an era where the cost of precious metals in a setting can often exceed the cost of the gemstone, it’s perhaps no surprise that manufacturers in the trade are moving to develop new and less expensive alloys for jewelry … Continue reading

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Nitpicking for the Fun of It

Pearl and bead stringers and those of us who love jewelry history may be in for a treat. Last week, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Tiffany & Co. has signed a deal with Warner Bros. and the producers of the … Continue reading

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Toussaint’s “Panthers” – A Fierce Legacy

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an all-too-short article reminding us of the seminal influence on jewelry a few notable women have had. In this case, the woman was Jeanne Toussaint who introduced the panther motif to Cartier, an icon … Continue reading

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Will We See Newly Discovered Indian Treasures?

An intriguing controversy over a $22 billion archeological find in India is playing itself out now in that country. For those of us who are fascinated by jewelry and gemstones, their history, sources, and design drivers, I would suggest we … Continue reading

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