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De Grisogono Opens Boutique in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just in time for the holiday season, Swiss luxury jeweler de Grisogono has opened a new boutique in New York City. The expanded Madison Avenue location will feature several fine and high-jewelry collections from the brand as well as exquisite de Grisogono timepieces. De Grisogono once again partnered with design firm David Collins studio to achieve the same opulent ambience […]

Van Cleef & Arpels Debuts Noah’s Ark Installation

By Olivia Cuccaro

A flood, a boat and animals walking two-by-two — the story of Noah’s Ark is one known around the world. In New York City, high-jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels is interpreting the timeless tale in a whimsical yet glamorous exhibition now on display in the US for the first time. To bring the L’Arche de Noé collection to life, Van […]

Rare & Beautiful: Made in Italy

By Manon Crespi

Made in Italy. What is it about these three words that make our hearts go aflutter? Having window-shopped the side streets near Piazza San Marco in Venice recently, I can attest to its endless objects of desire. Exotic shoes with lipstick-shaped and pearl-studded heels, the earthy scents of gorgeous leather handbags and the smartly-cut jackets made of the richest textiles […]

Cartier Exhibits High-Jewelry Collection in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

High jewelry represents the most exceptional and most exclusive pieces that a house has to offer. Featuring unparalleled craftsmanship and rare materials, there is often an air of secrecy around these magnificent jewels, making the latest exhibition from high-jewelry house Cartier all the more intriguing. Named as one of the Top High-Jewelry Houses in the March/April 2017 edition of Elite Traveler, […]

Rediscover Antique Jewelry at this Annual Showcase

By Lauren Hill

Later this month, the annual Winter Art & Antiques Fair is set to return to London Olympia for its 27th edition, bringing together over 30,000 pieces of art, antiques, furnishings and items of jewelry by more than 100 of the UK’s top antique dealers. As this major showcase approaches, we speak to some of the exhibitors about the increasing desire […]

Bulgari Opens New Flagship Store in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro

Rome is the heart and home of high-jewelry house Bulgari, and that distinctly Italian spirit was tangible as Elite Traveler previewed the brand’s restyled flagship store in New York City. It was in 1972 that Bulgari first arrived in Manhattan with a boutique in the Pierre Hotel before opening at the current Fifth Avenue location in 1989. Completely transformed, the stunning […]

VASHI Launches Diamond Concept Store in London

By Lauren Jade Hill Diamond specialist VASHI led by Spanish entrepreneur Vashi Dominguez is considered one of the diamond industry’s leading retailers for offering the world’s most extensive selection of customisable diamond jewelry. Now VASHI has taken this idea of custom diamond jewelry to the next level by opening a diamond concept store in London’s Piccadilly. Launched in October 2017, […]

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L’École Van Cleef & Arpels Daniel Brush Exhibit

By Olivia Cuccaro Developed to educate the public on the inner workings of the jewelry world, L’École des Arts Joailliers by Van Cleef & Arpels has tapped the elusive artist Daniel Brush for an exhibit in Paris. Brush’s work was last presented five years ago at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, making this comeback with […]

Rare & Beautiful: Moving Parts

By Manon Crespi It could be said that I have an ardent affection for all jewelry designers simply due to their ability to create something visually exquisite. When said jewelry designers are also mathematicians, architects and philosophers? Well, then they have me enthralled with their genius as well! I had the pleasure of meeting three of these beautiful, passionate and […]

Roberta Naas on Ethical Jewelry Practices

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Today more than ever, consumers are concerned about responsibly sourced jewels and precious metals. They want to buy their jewelry with a clear conscience, knowing the gems and metals were mined both ethically and sustainably. It was back in 2006 that the concept of “blood diamonds” hit us thanks […]