Category: Vintage

Snake & serpent: timeless jewelry icon

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Snakesssss. Since civilization began, they’ve been lovingly recreated in precious material to slither up our fingers and wrists, tighten around our arms, clutch our hearts to our throats. Track them through the history of jewelry, and you find a fascinating…

Ultimate jewelry wish list for the holidays

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When you get dressed and open that jewelry box looking for the final touch, what’s the one piece you find yourself wishing for? We’ve looked at what $400 and under can buy in contemporary handmade. Today we’re going to look…

Buccellati: jewels inspired by nature and haute couture

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Few jewels are more quintessentially Italian than those from the house of Buccellati, with its emphasis on textured gold, bold-colored gems, and nature themes. With both nature and gold peaking in popularity again, Buccellati jewels from all eras are looking…

Paul Flato: jewels with heart and humor

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A famous jewel is coming up for auction at Christie’s New York in April, the heart brooch designed by Paul Flato for Millicent Rogers, Standard Oil heiress and fashion icon of the ’30s and ’40s. She and Flato collaborated on…