Archive for the ‘Jewelry’ Category

Rizzoli’s New Book on the Cartier Tank Watch

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Created by Louis Cartier in 1917, the iconic Tank watch has always been one of the Parisian jewelry house’s most venerable and glamorous designs. The rectangular face, fashioned in gold or platinum and often decorated with gemstones, has adorned the wrists of some of the century’s most luminous celebrities, from Clark Gable and Andy Warhol to […]

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$250,000 Black-Diamond Nail Polish

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As if Hollywood needed any more dazzle, along comes L.A.-based couturier and jeweler Azature, who has created a nail polish incorporating 267 carats of black diamonds. At $250,000 a bottle, it is perhaps more of an attention grabber than a viable product, but, considering filmdom’s denizens also crave the limelight, we’re sure a few manicures […]

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Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Regalia Collection

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Between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the upcoming summer Olympics, one can say that England is having a banner year. And with the eyes of the world fixed on London, it’s no surprise that British designers are feeling a surge of patriotism that is spilling over into their collections. Jewelry maven Solange Azagury-Partridge, a favorite of celebrities and fashion […]

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1920s-Inspired Feather Watches From Harry Winston and Dior

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    Designer timepieces are going to the birds. With the recent resurgence of Jazz Age favorites such as art deco, fringe and now feathers—not to mention the highly anticipated remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan—it seems the Roaring ’20’s feathery accents are also making a comeback on watches, adding a bit […]

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Kusama Collection for Louis Vuitton

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Madness and art have often been portrayed as co-dependent concepts, with some believing that one—genius-level creativity—cannot exist without the other. And in the case of Yayoi Kusama, the artist behind Louis Vuitton’s latest collaboration, the theory is spot-on. For years, the Japanese Kusama, now 83, has splashed her canvases and sculptures with polka dots, a compulsion that led to her […]

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Graff’s Dazzling Duo

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Luxury jewelry brand Graff Diamonds recently made two new additions to their notable timepiece collection. With a stunning premiere at the internationally renowned watch fair Baselworld 2012, the Gyograff and Mastergraff Diamond Skeleton retain elements of classic Graff pieces while adding a fresh, innovative touch. The rose-gold Gyrograff, with a black crocodile strap, features a […]

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Christie’s Jewelry Auction

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Collectors who prefer their jewels aged like fine wine are buzzing about Christie’s June 6th Paris auction. Exquisite pieces created by the likes of Suzanne Belperron, Jean Fouquet, Fred and René Boivin will be on the block, and all are rare enough to make for some very lively bidding.  

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Tom Binns’ Tough Talk Collection

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Binns’ first complete collection was made solely of rubber. He cites the Dada movement and early-20th-century concepts of irrationality and rebellion as constant inspiration. In 2009, he told the L.A. Times, “It’s actually the integrity that’s precious, not the material. Value is not what they say it is—it’s what you feel it is.” Taking this […]

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