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Viola.bz - House of Boucheron. Ring set with white and brown diamonds, blue and purple sappphires, cabochon pear shaped blue and purple sapphires and cabochon black sapphires, in white gold French jewellery house Boucheron was founded 155 years ago.

Viola.bz - House of Boucheron

Then the young adventurer Frederic Boucheron went in search of precious stones. The thirst for beauty and adventure never left him until his death. The first eponymous boutique Boucheron opened in 1858, in the Galerie de Valois, at Palais-Royal. Gem by Gem. All About Jewels Glossary: A. Welcome to ICA - All About Colored Gemstones. Famous Diamonds of the World. Famous Diamonds.

Famous Diamonds of the World

(See Below) Famous Diamond and Jewelry Collections Famous Gemstones. £14m for the biggest ever flawless blue diamond which experts say 'is like a dream' The pear-shaped diamond is 13.22 carats and is called The Blue It estimated to be worth between $21-$25 millionChristie's: 'It is absolutely perfect, absolutely pure externally and internally'Like most blue diamonds it is thought to have been mined in South Africa By Jill Reilly Published: 11:48 GMT, 14 May 2014 | Updated: 16:19 GMT, 14 May 2014 The largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world is to go on sale today at Christie's auction house today.

£14m for the biggest ever flawless blue diamond which experts say 'is like a dream'

The pear-shaped diamond named The Blue is 13.22 carats is estimated to be worth between $21-$25 million (£12-£14 million). Isabel Santos Pilot. World Gold of Moscow. Vintage Juliana Jewelry. Juliana costume jewelry was produced by DeLizza & Elster, which was founded in 1947 to manufacture everything from buttons and buckles to pins and pendants for such venerable costume jewelers as Hattie Carnegie, Hobe, Kenneth J.

Vintage Juliana Jewelry

Lane, and Weiss. In 1967, chief designer William DeLizza and business partner Harold Elster decided to create a brand of their own by placing paper tags with the Juliana trademark on some of their pieces. The brand lasted barely two years, but it became synonymous with DeLizza & Elster. Vintage Juliana pieces (which include unlabeled pieces created before 1967 as well as those with Gloria and Tara hang tags) typically feature vibrantly colored rhinestones such as aurora borealis, clear crystals, faux hematite, and fake opals. Striking colors such as purple and teal or green and pink are routinely combined. Unlike much of the vintage costume jewelry from this period, Juliana pieces are almost all stone, with very little metal showing.

L H Liangher Jewelry. Flickr : Jewels Group. The Collector Fine Jewelry. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Cartier. Debra Healy starts her Walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix by a historical analysis of Cartier. She shows the great consistency of the brand - which she relates to the work done on the brand's heritage and by the existence of an artistic director. Today Cartier is Part of the Richemont group.

Any brand astute enough to appoint a director of image, style, and heritage understands fully who they are, what they own, where the value is, and how to tell their story. They understand how to communicate this with every product, advertisement, store window, packaging, exhibitions, catalogs and numerous books. Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis François Cartier. Image Christie's Cartier stomacher circa 1909 Cartier's 4 major innovations: Cartier was a trend setter not a style follower.In 1898-1899 Louis Cartier decided to set up an in-house design studio. A major move to building heritage: the Cartier Collection No other jewelry or watch brand has so assiduously studied their heritage.

Art Nouveau Artists- Lalique Jewelry, Necklace. To Restore or Not to Restore? A Look at Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry. Even though Rosalie Sayyah’s chief passion is for a relatively common product—costume jewelry—what she does with these baubles and bangles is rare.

To Restore or Not to Restore? A Look at Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry

She and shop manager/goldsmith Lucia Sayyah repair them, from rhinestone necklaces and earrings to bracelets and brooches. In this interview, Rhinestone Rosie, as she is known to customers of her Seattle store and fans who have seen her on “Antiques Roadshow,” describes the origins of rhinestones and explains what makes a piece of costume jewelry collectible. For more information, visit www.rhinestonerosie.com. Palagems: Home. Loveisspeed.......: René Lalique Art Nouveau jewellery designer... A wonderful era of Art Nouveau - Art Nouveau Jewelry. Louis Comfort Tiffany, Philippe Wolfers & Vever. Louis Comfort Tiffany Philippe Wolfers Vever Все рубрики блога "Прекрасная эпоха модерна" La_belle_epoque Оригинал записи и комментарии на LiveInternet.ru.

A wonderful era of Art Nouveau - Art Nouveau Jewelry. Louis Comfort Tiffany, Philippe Wolfers & Vever

The World of Famous Diamonds & Gemstones. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - by Debra Healy (Intro) It is my pleasure to welcome Debra Healy on BrandWatch. Debra Healy is a published writer in the field of jewelry history ("American Jewelry", "Tiffany", "Hollywood Jewels"). She is a jewelry historian, designer, and design analyst. She trained as a fine jeweler, and is an enamel expert. She restored many important enamel pieces by, Faberge, Cartier, 18th Century snuff boxes, 19th and 20th century jewels, vanity cases, and clocks. She has worked for museums, auction houses, dealers, and important collectors. Over the coming weeks she will take us for a walk around the Place Vendôme in Paris.

When I moved to France 14 years ago there was a seismic change underway in the world of high-end jewelry and watches. Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Mauboussin, Chaumet and Mellerio dits Meller were all still in the hands of the heirs. An example of this intimate world, is a project I did in the 1980’s. The biggest change today is the ownership of these venerable old brands. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Mellerio dits Meller. They were jewelers and goldsmiths. Some of the family moved to Paris in 1515. They prospered and became royal jewelers to the court of Louis XIII. In 1635 they were granted to use of of the name Meller. Hence Mellerio dits Meller. During the revolutions of 1789 and 1849 Mellerio relocated to Spain. Very fine Second Empire (c. 1860) parure Gold, emeralds, diamonds, pearls, and enamel. Tiara, 1867 made for Queen Isabella II of Spain. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Boucheron. Debra Healy pursues her Walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix with an analysis of Boucheron.

This prestigious brand is today without style. Creators follow one another (a new one has recently been appointed), the windows are sloppy and do not do justice to the products - the brand's potential is underexploited. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Mauboussin. Debra Healy pursues her promenade Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix - she moves to Mauboussin. She introduces us to the history of this ancient brand and this makes us understand its present positioning: it used to be a mass jewelry retailer with some high jewelry pieces.

During its first century of existence Mauboussin copied all styles. It only introduced a very personal style during a very short period of time: 1925 - 1960. We therefore understand the current choices made by the brand - a return to its origins: making jewelry popular... Mauboussin traces it's history to 1827 to a Monsieur Rocher who was succeeded by his collaborator Monsieur Noury In 1869. In 1925 Mauboussin exhibited in the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs where they won a Grand Prix. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Van Cleef & Arpels. Debra Healy resumes her walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix with an insightful analysis of Van Cleef & Arpels. This prestigious brand - with a strong tradition of innovation - has an Artistic Director, makes excellent use of its heritage and reinvents its classical pieces.

A superb example and a great success... Van Cleef & Arpels was fully acquired by Compagnie Financière Richemont SA in 2003. Bedazzled at the Place Vendôme. A Walk Around Place Vendôme - Chaumet. Debra Healy starts her Walk around Place Vendôme and Rue de la Paix by a historical analysis of Cartier. She shows the great consistency of the brand - which she relates to the work done on the brand's heritage and by the existence of an artistic director. Today Cartier is Part of the Richemont group.

Any brand astute enough to appoint a director of image, style, and heritage understands fully who they are, what they own, where the value is, and how to tell their story. They understand how to communicate this with every product, advertisement, store window, packaging, exhibitions, catalogs and numerous books. Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis François Cartier. Image Christie's Cartier stomacher circa 1909 Cartier's 4 major innovations: