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Ralph Esmerian: rise and fall of a jewelry connoisseur

Only a few years ago, Ralph Esmerian was riding high, a respected dealer and collector taking over the role of jeweler to the stars as the new owner of Fred Leighton. Charming and well-spoken, Esmerian was frequently photographed with famous…

For Valentine’s Day: a heart shaped world

Not that you have to get literal with the valentines, but there is something about that shape. It’s tempting to call the attraction sentimental, what with all those memories of second-grade valentine exchanges and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate at every…

The peacock male: exuberance and extremes

A look back on the days when men were peacocks, with jeweled monocles and lace cuffs, Mason’s aprons and – more recently – bondage suits designed by Vivienne Westwood. Even George Washington wore a necklace.

Wedding rings reinvented: customized by Todd Reed

Todd Reed has made wedding rings for almost two decades. It was a logical progression for a goldsmith who specializes in diamonds, albeit raw ones. Reed now sells between 10 and 20 wedding rings or sets a month. Reed credits…