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Ethical Luxe Jewelry from Pippa Small

Pippa Small for Turquoise Mountain is a luxurious line of bijoux that you can feel good about buying, wearing and sharing. For those who dismiss fine jewelry as extravagant, frivolous or aimlessly consumerist, these jewels stand as elegant, ethical alternatives and profound proof that jewelry can help promote cultural survival and further cross cultural understanding. Pippa has recently released the…

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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: ALICE CICOLINI

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: COOMI

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: Stephen Webster

Kyle Roderick’s EYE ON: British Fashion Council’s ROCK VAULT

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…

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…