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Hutton Wilkinson: The Jewelry Genie of Tony Duquette

Hutton Wilkinson’s jewelry  makes you look like the empress of an exotically chic, elegant empire. Dramatic in scale. Set in high karat golds or platinum. Alive with colored stones in deeply saturated hues… Hutton’s bijoux marry bold, one-of-a-kind designs with vibrant, highly textured gem materials that refract light to create  beautiful, surprising and sometimes surrealistic effects. Like psychedelic bohemian oxygen, Hutton Wilkinson’s jewelry breathes divine…

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INSIDER INTERVIEW: NICHOLAS VARNEY JEWELS

Based in New York, Nicholas Varney Jewels is famous for richly colored, high luxury bijoux.  The Nicholas Varney style is dynamically design-driven and rich in strangely beautiful combinations of gems, minerals, shells, and natural pearls from all kinds of bivalves such as quahog clams.  Then there are also organics such as pinkish conch pearls, along…

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: Ralph Simons, CHOPARD CEO, North America

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Rose des Vents by Dior Fine Jewelry: High luxury Talismans

Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Jewelry, triumphs again with the debut of Dior’s Spring 2015 Fine Jewelry Collection, Rose des Vents (Wind Rose).   This elegantly talismanic collection of 18K yellow gold necklaces and bracelets is inspired by the wind rose, an ancient meteorological circular diagram whose eight points are marked with the…

Festival de Cannes Jewelry Report

Most of us know that the annual Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premiere film fiesta.  Yet Cannes is an equally prestigious showcase for high luxury jewelry that influences the global jewelry industry, style reporters and of course, consumers.  With distinguished actresses and gorgeous supermodels draped in the latest high jewelry from leading international luxe…

LISA HUBBARD OF SOTHEBY’S: The Inspired Legacy of Tony Duquette Jewels

One of the world’s foremost experts in important jewels, Lisa Hubbard directs North and South American jewelry operations for Sotheby’s, the venerable auction house. Since Lisa and I both admire vintage Tony Duquette bijoux and Tony Duquette jewels that are presently designed by Hutton Wilkinson, I decided to ask her a few questions about why…

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: Jay Hartington and MARISSA COLLECTIONS Jewelry Gallery

 

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Temple St. Clair’s Golden Menagerie

New York-based Temple St. Clair is that rare jewelry designer whose vision is informed as much by history and legend as it is inspired by her imagination.   St. Clair’s first high luxury jewelry collection premiered in 2015. Titled Mythical Creatures From the Golden Menagerie, this epic suite embodies super-detailed and design-driven jewels that shimmer…

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Linley: Handcrafted High Luxury Jewelry Boxes

Some bijoux can be so refined in design, materials and craftsmanship that they rise above applied art– and embody elements of fine art. The same is true of LINLEY haute luxe jewelry boxes.   Intricately designed and inlaid with veneers of eucalyptus, maple, sycamore, walnut and mother-of-pearl, LINLEY’s limited edition jewelry boxes push the boundaries…

Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey Jewelry Box

What better place to safeguard your jewels than in a perfect replica of Highclere Castle, a.k.a. Downton Abbey? In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, the Victorian architectural splendor of Highclere Castle has become internationally celebrated thanks to several compelling seasons of the ITV Television series Downton Abbey. Made of…