According to the International Gem Society, large, gem-quality rubies can be more valuable than comparably sized diamonds and are certainly…
There’s a couple of months in the year that have more-than-one options for a birthstone. November happens to have Citrine and yellow Topaz. According to GIA Both November birthstones are known to have calming energies while bringing fortune and warmth to the wearer. Today, we will focus on Topaz. Most topaz and citrine birthstones areContinue reading “For November babies…”
My wife and I went to lunch and spent the afternoon walking around Rodeo Drive and I took a few shots of the Tiffany windows… I just love their creativity The stories they tell are exquisite I hope you enjoy them as much as I do… I also took a shot of the Cartier logo.
The Golden Jubilee Diamond was cut from a large brown diamond of 755.5 carats, found in the prolific blue ground of the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1985. First known as the “Unnamed Brown,” the Golden Jubilee was given to Gabriel Tolkowsky (below) by De Beers for the purpose of testing special tools andContinue reading “The World’s most famous Diamonds – Part 10”
I have always loved history. And, I have always loved jewelry. So, I am very happy to have found a way to explore both of these passions at the same time. Above is a painting by Alessandro Fei (1543-92) This oil painting was made for the Studiolo of the Grand Duke Francesco de” Medici between 1570Continue reading “A GoldSmith’s workshop circa 1572”
I have a life-long love affair with Van Cleef and Arpels; here is one of my favorites…
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been in the jewelry business since I was 5 years old. My dad was in the business and I fell in love with it at a very young age. I specifically love vintage and antique jewelry and watches. I find this art form so fascinating that IContinue reading “Greetings…”