Exhibition: Fairy Tales Do Come True

By In Categories Designers, Featured, News
Hey There Little Red Riding Hood: Cape, late 18th century. The familiar scarlet cloak with an attached hood seems to have been modeled after a style favored by English countrywomen during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Once upon a time there were some beautiful girls named Cinderella, Snow White, Alice, Rapunzel, Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty etc. who charmed their way into our hearts and folklore with fables that continue to mesmerize us. The fables based upon these women’s stories not only have filtered into our collective psyche but have acted as inspirations.

2016 List of Valentine’s Gifts

By In Categories Designers, Featured, Style Tips
Less than two weeks and counting and that list for Valentine’s Day is still growing. The women in your life deserve a tribute on February 14 more than any other day. This year, Jewelistas the world over thirst for a new bauble. Jewelista has assembled some suggestions into this gift guide from our online fine jewelry cache. (Remember Feb. 11 is the last day to shop with us and still get your gift shipped out by Feb. 13) For the Mom: She’s devoted, loving and caring. She makes time for everyone else—seldom for herself. She’s special, so show it. Dazzle her

Gentleman’s Guide to Gifting: Valentine’s

By In Categories Designers, Featured
The big day: Sunday, February 14 is fast approaching. And while that date and the romantic notions surrounding it may not always be top of mind to men, believe us when we tell you women—especially jewelry lovers, our Jewelistas—have been thinking about what sentimental gift you might give them this year. Whether your sweetheart is your Mrs., fiancé, girlfriend, daughter or mother, fine jewelry ranks among the most desired for a Valentine’s Gift. In 2015, the National Retail Federation, the largest retailer trade group, conducted a study of consumers. One in five (21.1%) p

The Gentleman’s Guide to Gifting: Pearls

By In Categories Featured, Style Tips
Whoever singled out diamonds as a girl’s best friend obviously hasn’t seen the latest crop of pearl jewelry. A simple strand of pearl has always been a classic look for women, but the latest styles tend to be more manipulated—combined with other gems, chain, beads etc. for a more dramatic look. The younger and fresher looking the pearl jewelry, the more a woman is likely to enjoy them. They don’t want pearls like grandma had. They want pearls like Emma Watson, Michelle Obama or Sarah Jessica Parker. White pearls are best known but cultured pearls can come in a rainbow of colors, suitabl

Jewelista Reading List: If These Jewels Could Talk

By In Categories Featured
They were the original Jewelistas—famous ladies such as Coco Chanel, Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor. Unlike today’s celebrities who borrow—or get paid—to wear some brand’s jewelry on the red carpet, these women ladies purchased their own jewels to reflect their personal style of independence. A behind the scenes look at some of the 20th century’s most important jewelry is revealed in If These Jewels Could Talk: The Legends Behind Celebrity Gems (ACC Art Books 2015; $95) by author Beth Bernstein. Lavishly illustrated with more than

Jewelista Hall of Fame: Jacqueline de Ribes

By In Categories Featured, News
Jacqueline de Ribes by Richard Avedon, 1962 “A great beauty in the classic European tradition, with her oval face, smooth dark hair, and marvelous elongated neck, the Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes adds to all this some famously ornamental characateristics of her own. Her high cheekbones and long, tilted greenish eyes give her a mysterious, exotic look—accentuated by her dramatic eye makeup and the big jewelry she favors, often Oriental in feeling. Her figure is what the French admiringly call a “silhouette de mannequin”—tall, slender, lithe,” said Vogue about Jacqu