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Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co., was dubbed "the King of Diamonds" by New York City newspapers. In the spring of 1887, Tiffany bought the French Crown Jewels.
Tiffany designs were worn by such famous families as the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the Morgans. Athletes, Hollywood stars, and even European royalty adored these diamonds. Museums valued the Tiffany designs, which ranged from the Art Nouveau period to Art Deco to today's modern styles.
Today, the 128.54-carat Fancy Yellow Tiffany Diamond is on display in the New York City flagship store. Source
"Jewelry has always gone hand in hand with fashion and fashion's innovations have influenced our creations.
The millennium revisits the themes of black magic, the folk heroines, the military style, the Russian aristocracy, the opulence of the 50s, and the pure and geometric lines of the 70s and 80s. Jewelry from the house of VAN BUSCH completes today's multidimensional high style scene. Rich glowing yellow gold has made a strong comeback and is a perfect fit to the cognacs and beige hues and the classic black of daytime and evening wear.
Celebrate the ultimate mix of fashion and elegant jewelry with our unique designs. Yellow gold and white gold jewelry paired with diamonds or colored gemstones may appear transparent and delicate, while another style direction has jewelry with bold and powerful forms worn as a means of self-expression."
Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. In 1874 his son, Alfred Cartier took over the administration of the company, but it was his sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, who were responsible for establishing the famous world-wide brand name of Cartier.
Louis retained responsibility for the Paris branch, moving to the Rue de la Paix, in 1899. He was responsible for some of the company's most celebrated design innovations, like the legendary mystery clocks, high fashion wristwatches and exotic orientalist Art Deco designs, including the daringly colourful "Tutti Frutti" jewels. Jacques took charge of the London operation and eventually moved to the current location at New Bond Street.
Elevation of Cartier's, New YorkPierre Cartier established the New York Branch in 1909, moving in 1917 to the current location of 653 Fifth Avenue, the Neo-Renaissance mansion of banker Morton Plant. Source
Backed by his friends Cole Porter and Vincent Astor, Verdura opened his salon above Fifth Avenue in 1939. Success was almost immediate for the boldly innovative Duke. He became a legend from Hollywood to the palaces of Europe for his elegant and whimsical jewelry. Today, women of style continue to adore Verdura’s classic elegance.
Folli Follie's design team consists of Swiss, Italian, Greek, Dutch and Chinese designers who create two collections per year, Autumn / Winter and Spring / Summer. Our designers' goal is to maintain a fashion orientation complementing the prevalent fashion trends. This fashion orientation is one of our key differentiation factors compared to other branded jewellery companies.
In business since 1982 and is the first choice for all your jewelry displays, jewelry boxes, jewelers tools and jewelers supplies. The largest selection of jewelry displays on the web with over 3000 different products including ring displays, necklace displays and necklace stands, bracelet displays, earring displays as well as earring stands, watch cases and watch winders, showcase risers and all types of acrylic jewelry displays.
Maurice Badler established his business in America over fifty years ago. Prior to that, he was a master diamond cutter in Antwerp, Belgium. His painstaking attention to small details earned him a reputation as a perfectionist. If you worked for him, you had to be good!
Today, the business remains in family hands, with Maurice's son Jeffrey at the helm. As a skilled gemologist, he has earned a reputation for skill and honesty on par with his father. But now, he's taken the excitement of the company to a new level. With an experienced eye for fashion, Jeffrey travels to Europe regularly to seek out as yet undiscovered designers whose wares have not yet been seen. He's established relationships with some of the finest jewelry artisans the world has to offer. You'll be able to come to Maurice Badler to see the latest in jewelry trends well before most even know the designs exist. With his contacts around the world, we're able to have the standard basics at a quality and price level that others can't compete with.
A family operation, D&O Diamond, Inc. has been providing quality jewelry to New York community since 1963. Mastering his talents in Israel, our founding father worked as a diamond cutter in his homeland before moving to the United States 20 years ago. Since coming to New York we've worked hard to establish our own custom jewelry division. We believe that "an investment of a lifetime should be guided by over 40 years of experience.
1998 marked the opening of a new flagship store on Fifth Avenue. Michael C. Fina Company, yet again showing New York what a family business could achieve, built a store that showcases the most complete selection of jewelry, fine dinnerware, housewares, and giftware in Manhattan. With a full service Bridal and Gift Registry, the new Fifth Avenue store has become the highlight of shopping in New York.
Today, Michael C. Fina, is still owned and operated by the Fina Family, and is still dedicated to the providing its customers with the greatest products, and the best values.
Dino Modolo has captured the essence of women by designing six collections that possess beauty and magical wonder. With the use of unique materials and innovative designs each Di MODOLO collection: Triadra, Favola, Fiama, Tempia, Quadria and Falco for Men is sure to stimulate your spirit and capture your heart.
Elegant, sexy and clean, Di MODOLO offers bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings and rings highlighted by the elegance of 18-karat white and yellow-gold diamonds, precious and fine colored gemstones.
"Unusual wedding rings. Ordering an item from Herman Rotenberg Wedding Rings, Inc.. We can ship to virtually any address in the continental United States (Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico are available at additional shipping costs). The item(s) must be shipped to the same location as the billing address on the credit card. If this is not feasible please arrange to pick up your item(s) from the store."
The diamond is the most important part of the ring and no two are exactly alike. The value and price depends on four factors. Clarity, color, cut, and carat weight. A diamond weight is expressed in carats with 100 points to a carat. Cut is also very important. A properly cut stone shines with a fire and brilliance, the likes of which are not seen in any other precious stone. Color also plays an important role in determining the price of the stone. The nearer a stone gets to being colorless, the greater its value. The final factor affecting price is clarity. Most stones contain natural imperfections.
Fine jewelery. The most precious stones in the world.
Van Cleef & Arpels is a famous French jewelry house; its origins in 1896 lay in the hands of Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law, Salomon Arpels. They occupied their first shop in the Place Vendome at number 22, where their premises are still located.
Van Cleef & Arpels, place Vendome in Paris A third Arpels brother joined in 1912, and his genial personality helped woo important clients including such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich and Maurice Chevalier.
The firm's pre-1920 jewelery is characterised by fluid lines, graceful curves, color, and a poetic sense of movement, evident of the Art Nouveau style.
For the coronation of Farah Pahlavi, the former empress of Iran, Van Cleef & Arpels received the order of designing and building a crown in 1967. The 4-pound pearl, ruby, diamond and emerald crown she received at her 1967 coronation took Pierre Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels six months to make. Although she had to leave many of her jewels behind when she left with her husband in exile in the late 1979, her crown is still in the Iranian Crown Jewels, located in the Iranian Central Bank in Tehran.
Gucci produces a line of beauty products using the Van Cleef & Arpels brand name. Source
The hundred-year history of The House of Harry Winston includes many of the most famous jewels, owners, and wearers in history. Not even governments or royalty can surpass our profusion of famous gemstones.
It is because of this legacy that upon the purchase of a Winston piece, you inherit history. Each and every piece from the House of Harry Winston comes infused with our inimitable history, drama, and glamour.
As the best-known name in retail jewelry, Zales Jewelers has a broad selection of classic and contemporary styles. Zales stores sell more diamond jewelry than any other jeweler in North America. In addition to diamond fashion jewelry, Zales offers gold, cultured pearls and an extensive wedding jewelry selection. In fact, it is the extensive bridal collection that represents the largest part of the chain’s business.
Jewelry is a major part of Primavera Gallery. We offer fine, rare and collectible jewels spanning over 200 years of jewelry design, with pieces dating from the late 17th century up until today. Our emphasis, however, is on signed pieces, Art Deco through the 1950's. In addition, we will be featuring the work of individual contemporary jewelry designers of special merit. We are not interested in large diamonds or masses of precious stones - this, for us, is geology rather than jewelry. We are interested in great style, exciting design and integrity of workmanship. Our collection includes all of the major individual designers, as well as the great jewelry houses.
It all began with 80 German marks: in the countryside 125 years ago, Gerhard D. Wempe laid the modest cornerstone for a business which has become a renowned global player. Trace the history of a business that is simultaneously also the history of a family.
Buying a diamond from a well established, reputable firm is the most important consideration when purchasing a diamond. With Dial-a-Diamond/Empire Diamond, you have the peace of mind when making one of the most important purchases in one's lifetime. Dial-a-Diamond allows a ten day free inspection period for you to have the diamond ring independently appraised by a qualified gemologist of your choice. The no risk inspection, coupled with a 60 day money back guarantee, ensures you, the customer, the right diamond for the right price.
Isaac Manevitz, Egyptian-born designer for Ben-Amun, has had over 30 years of success with his exquisite line of designer fashion jewelry and belts. The company is named after the designer's eldest son (Ben), and the King of Egypt (Isaac's homeland) named Tutankhamun.
He has brought his love of sculpture to his collections by working with fine, unusual materials to create unique designs that are always original and never disappoint. Working with materials such as Lucite, pewter, glass and crystal, give him the ability to make his jewelry distinct and inspirational. His belts, made of the finest Italian leather, come to life with his beautiful casted buckles and detailing. His timeless and fresh designs continue to excite the industry and get stronger by the season
There is an Erwin Pearl. Born in Vienna, Austria, Erwin Pearl came to the United States as a young boy. He soon became a leading designer of fine jewelry, even winning the prestigious Diamond International Award for five consecutive years. However, the challenge of designing pieces accessible to a wider audience led him into fashion jewelry.
The entire process of creating Erwin Pearl jewelry begins at one of several factories. The Armbrust and Kunzman chain divisions have been producing quality fashion pieces for over fifty years, making Erwin Pearl the only major jewelry manufacturer and wholesaler which retains its own chain factory, allowing for the best possible control over quality and production.
A well-selected piece of jewelry can encapsulate feelings of love to last a lifetime. If you’re in New York, let Martinique Fine Jewelers help you find the perfect piece of jewelry. Specialized in diamond jewelry, including a wide selection of engagement rings and wedding bands, and also offering a diverse array of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings for any occasion.
In 1899, the first Mikimoto pearl shop opened in the fashionable Ginza district of Tokyo. The Mikimoto business quickly expanded internationally, opening stores in London (1913), then in Paris, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai and Bombay, and was thus one of the first Japanese brands to attain an international presence and recognition.
Mikimoto took advantage of every opportunity to personally promote his pearls, and took part in the 1926 Philadelphia World Exposition in which he displayed a replica of the "Liberty Bell" covered with pearls. Source