A Gorgeous Floral Designed Emerald and Diamond Clip

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ― Susan Polis Schutz Emerald and Diamond Clip, Van Cleef & Arpels Designed as a stylized flower head, set at the center with a sugar loaf cabochon emerald within … Continued

A Gorgeous Collection of Marvelous Jewels

Very little exists on its website, or anywhere else on the web, of the next-to-priceless jewels that make up the Stephen Russell collection.  This wonderful curator of antique and fine jewelry is among the very few dealers whose devotion to discretion … Continued

A misunderstood, and sometimes misidentified, gemstone, the fiery colours of spinel are in a class of their own

  With its vibrant, saturated hues, spinel – more rare than rubies, sapphires or emeralds – has been a misunderstood, and sometimes misidentified, gemstone.     Its wide array of colours, from deep crimson to pastel blues, as well as … Continued

Van Cleef & Arpels’ fluttering butterflies

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra butterfly earrings. This Parisian house known for its butterfly and other gentle creatures presents new versions of this pretty summertime visitor.  And with brooches making a comeback, these lepidopterous insects are perfectly poised to catch … Continued

Sapphire September

The cool blue sapphire marks the season’s shift from summer to autumn. To those born in the transition month of September, it relaxes and clears the mind. It also protects its owner from fraud, envy and ill health.     … Continued

Paraiba tourmalines: a stone whose story is every bit as fascinating as its color

Discovered in the 1980s in the Brazilian state of Paraiba, neon-bright Paraiba tourmalines quickly became one the most sought-after gems in the world. In just a few decades, Paraiba tourmalines have taken on an almost mystical quality. First discovered in … Continued

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