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Rock star: gem artist and diamond counterfeiter John Hatleberg

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John Hatleberg has done just about everything imaginable with rare gems: pasting them on naked women, making vegetables out of pearls, counterfeiting diamonds. When I first met him in the nineties, he was known for turning precious material into objects…

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…

8 secrets for buying a woman jewelry (redux)

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With the holidays fast approaching, men everywhere are facing that age-old problem: what to get the jewelry-loving women in their lives. Here, some tips from experts – and a few guys who’ve figured it out. 1. Buy what she loves,…

Hiding, cooling, flirting, spying: Ode to the fan

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The fan represents a tradition that dates to ancient civilization, certainly in Asia. By the 19th century, fans were multifunctional requirements for the well-dressed woman throughout the Western world. “They were handheld jewel-like objects used to emphasize a gesture and,…

Hendrik Hackl: art from ammonite

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Ammonites are more than the raw material and focal point of Hendrik Hackl’s art. You might say they’re his muse. Hackl is an artist based in Mannheim, Germany, who makes jewelry and sculpture out of – or inspired by –…