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Chopard emerald & diamond necklace. This US$3 million emerald necklace features 191 carats of emeralds set between 16 carats of diamonds.
  • Chopard emerald & diamond necklace. This US$3 million emerald necklace features 191 carats of emeralds set between 16 carats of diamonds.
  • The Pink Star (weighing 59.60 carats) - The most valuable diamond to ever be offered at auction sold for US$83.2 million at Sotheby's in Geneva on November 13, 2013.
  • The Danish crown jewels at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Treasure of San Gennaro | Naples's Treasure - said to rival Britain's Crown Jewels and those of the Russian tsars in value.
  • The Premier Blue - 7.59 carat round brilliant-cut internally flawless (IF) fancy vivid blue diamond.
  • Leviev - 'Home to the World's Most Extraordinary Diamonds'. 31 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4QH, England, U.K. Since 2006.
  • Chopard flagship store, 27 Rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The House of Boucheron's flagship store at Lagoona Mall, West Bay, 615 Doha, Qatar.
  • Inside Boucheron's flagship store at Lagoona Mall, West Bay, 615 Doha, Qatar.
  • Bvlgari flagship store in Macau at Wynn Macau luxury resort.
  • The Hope Diamond is a large, 45.52-carat (9.10 g), deep-blue diamond, now housed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • Gold bars.
  • Inside Cartier's flagship store in Paris, 13 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France.
  • Cartier's flagship store in London, 175-177 New Bond Street, London W1S 4RN, England, U.K.
  • Van Cleef & Arpels's store in Hong Kong at Lee Garden Two.
  • Inside the world's oldest jeweller Garrard's flagship store at 24 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HT, England, U.K.
  • Harry Winston Flagship Store, 718 5th Avenue at 56th Street, New York City, NY 10019, United States.
  • The Harry Legacy diamond. The world's largest pear-shaped, D color, type IIA, flawless diamond: 101.73 carats. Sold at Christie's Geneva on May 15, 2013 for US$26,737,913 (US$254,400 per carat) to American New York 5th Avenue Jewelers Harry Winston.
  • Tiffany & Co.'s flagship store, 727 Fifth Avenue & 57th Street, New York City, NY 10022, United States.
  • Graff Diamonds' flagship store at 6-8 New Bond Street, London W1S 3SJ, England, U.K.

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    "Pearls are always appropriate." - Jackie O.

    "Big girls need big diamonds." - Elizabeth Taylor.

    "People will stare. Make it worth their while." - Harry Winston.

    "Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles." - Sonja Henie.

    "If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else." - Jada Pinkett Smith.

    "Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique." - Jennie Kwon.

    "I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself." - Mae West.

    The word JEWELLERY is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel" circa the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment; recently found 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells are thought to be the oldest known jewellery.

    Jewellery is an item of personal adornment, such as a necklace, ring, brooch or bracelet, that is worn by a person. It may be made from gemstones or precious metals, but may be from any other material, and may be appreciated because of geometric or other patterns, or meaningful symbols.

    Jewellery is sometimes seen as wealth storage or functionally as holding a garment or hair together. It has from very early times also been regarded as a form of personal adornment. The first pieces of jewellery were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood and carved stone. More exotic jewellery was probably made for wealthy people or as indications of social status. In some cases people were buried with their jewellery.

    Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewellery. While high-quality jewellery is made with gemstones and precious metals, such as silver or gold.

    A gemstone or GEM (also called a precious or semi-precious stone, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well.

    Jewellery News, Reviews & Resources
  • BaselWorld.
  • Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair - since 2010. "The Fair is a unique opportunity for jewellery manufacturers, designers and retailers to source their diamonds in the world's diamond capital!"
  • BASELWORLD - "The World Watch and Jewellery Show." The most important trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland.
  • BIENNALE DES ANTIQUAIRES - since 1962. Biannual antiques fair held at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.
  • DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK - since 1995. The region’s largest showcase of jewellery, gold & precious metals, diamonds & colored stones. One of the most glamorous social events in the Dubai calendar.
  • Hangzhou International Jewellery & Gem Fair - venue: the Zhejiang World Trade International Exhibition Center located near the Huanglong business district.
  • HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW - March, 4-8, 2015. Asia’s largest spring jewellery show will offer jewellery of all kinds as well as loose diamonds, pearls and gemstones from about 3,000 exhibitors at: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • INDIA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW - venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre. Organizer: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
  • Inhorgenta Munich - "Trade Show for Jewelry and Watches."
  • International Jewellery London | IJL - "London's exclusive jewellery event where talented, cutting edge British and International designers are hand-selected."
  • Istanbul JEWELLERY SHOW - offers an unique network and business opportunities to jewellery professionals from Eastern Europe to Near Asia, Russia to North Africa, From CIS countries to Middle East as a leading fair in jewellery industry.
  • Jewellery Arabia -"The largest and most prestigious jewellery exhibition in the Middle East. Since its inception in 1992, it has provided international jewellery houses with unrivaled direct access to trade buyers and private collectors from throughout this important economic sector." Venue: Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
  • Masterpiece Fair London - since 2010. "The leading international cross-collecting Fair for art, antiques and design, has become a must-attend event at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season."
  • 42nd Mideast Watch & Jewellery Show - since 1993. Biannual. The longest running and most popular watch and Jewellery event in the region, is an ideal channel for reaching out to highly affluent individuals. 4th-8th April, 2017.
  • New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show - features the collections of renowned international dealers, attracts tens of thousands of private collectors, museum curators, investors and interior designers.
  • Singapore International Jewelry Expo - "There is no finer place to display your jewelry collection than at the dazzling Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2015." Venue: Marina Bay Sands.
  • Vietnam Jewelry Show - "Vietnam's Premier International Jewelry & Watch Show."
    Jewellery Auctions
  • Jewellery being sold at an auction.
  • ARTCURIAL - since 2005. In just over 10 years, these spectacular Jewellery auctions have become unmissable events for connoisseurs and collectors from all over the world. International auctioneers. Paris, France & Monaco.
  • Bonham - founded in 1793. "With over 40 auctions taking place throughout the year, Bonhams has more dedicated jewellery auctions than any other international auctioneer. We hold auction sales in all the key jewellery markets: New York, London and Hong Kong, as well as Sydney and Los Angeles. Each location has a team of locally based qualified gemmologists who are able to assist and advise with the sale or purchase of jewellery."
  • CHRISTIE'S - founded on December 5, 1766. "Christie's holds 26 jewelry sales a year in Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Milan and Paris."
  • Fellows - established 1876. "The name Fellows is highly respected in both the UK and global markets, a reputation earned by over one hundred years of selling jewellery. We have a team of approximately twenty full time jewellery specialists, many of whom hold formal qualifications in gemmology and diamond grading. Jewellery auctions are categorised into three different sales; Antique & Modern Jewellery, Vintage Jewellery & Accessories and fortnightly auctions of Jewellery. The diversity of our jewellery lots is astonishing, each sale has a variety of offerings from dazzling period pieces, innovative contemporary styles to designer items from Bulgari, Cartier and Tiffany & Co to name a few. We strive to satisfy the needs of every buyer or seller with these three auction options."
  • HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS - since 1982. "Hindman is recognized internationally as a leading fine art auction house. With an unyielding focus on client service, Hindman offers holistic solutions to connect clients in local US cities to the global art market. Hindman operates more salesrooms in the United States than any other firm and conducts over 100 auctions annually in categories such as fine jewelry, fine art, modern design, books and manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, couture, Asian works of art, arts of the American West, and numismatics, as well as special focus subjects as the need arises."
  • Phillips - since 1796. "Consign your property to an upcoming Jewels auction." We’re global. Our clients have collections all over the world. Along with our salerooms in New York, London, Geneva and Hong Kong, Phillips has specialists throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. We can help you get your work to the right auction in the right place at the right time.
  • SOTHEBY'S DIAMONDS - since 1744. "A Marriage of Jewellery and Art." A spectacular array of diamonds is available at Sotheby’s throughout the year: In our global live and online auctions, diamonds appear in extraordinary jewels dating from the 19th century to the present day by the world’s most celebrated designers and jewelry houses. In the Loose Diamonds online auctions, unmounted stones in every cut and color allow the buyer to create bespoke jewels to their own specifications. And Sotheby’s Diamonds presents a contemporary collection of modern masterpieces, available for immediate purchase.
  • SOTHEBY'S GENEVA - "Established in 1976, Sotheby's Geneva held its first Jewellery and Watches sales in 1980. Located in the major world centre for Jewellery auctions, Sotheby's Geneva has held many notable world-class sales at its historic Beau-Rivage Hotel location on the shore of Lake Geneva."
    Jewellery Boxes
  • Acqua di Parma Jewellery Roll: £176.
  • ACQUA DI PARMA - since 1916. "The excellence of Italian craftsmanship." A soft leather jewellery roll with three wide inside pockets to house both small and large precious objects.
  • Agresti jewelry box.
  • Agresti - "Made in Florence since 1949." Jewelry boxes & chests.
  • Agresti chest in polished white bird's eye maple with safe.
  • Agresti - chest in polished white bird's eye maple with safe. Organized with 6 drawers and pull out necklace bar to contain all your jewellery. This entire armoire can be easily anchored to the wall.
  • Agresti Shiny Black Jewel Box A9092: US$650.
  • Agresti Shiny Black Jewel Box - with 24 karat pink gold plated hardware. Necklace on the top and removable tray.
  • Anthony Holt Bentley Jewellery Box in Walnut: £4,995.
  • Anthony Holt - Bentley Jewellery Box.
  • Asprey Ascot calf medium jewellery box with hallmarked sterling silver locks and fittings, and a removable jewellery envelope: US$2,850.
  • ASPREY - since 1781.
  • Betty Hemmings Large Jewel Box with Drawers.
  • Betty Hemmings - since 1966. Jewel boxes.
  • Buben & Zörweg Galaxy Tabletop.
  • BUBEN & ZÖRWEG - since 1995. Luxury jewellery safes.
  • Small pink Casoro jewelry safe with drawers.
  • Casoro Jewelry Safes - "Customized luxury jewelry safes for the home." Unique designer styling with maximum security. Variety of customizable features and security options.
  • Elie Bleu Jewellery Box Medium Size Orange Fruit Collection: €2,845.
  • ELIE BLEU Paris - since 1976. All models.
  • Etro Paisley Jewellery Case: €220.
  • Etro - Paisley Jewellery Case.
  • Ettinger Lifestyle Red Medium Stud or Jewellery Box: £105.
  • ETTINGER - medium stud / jewellery boxes.
  • Ettinger Lifestyle Red Large Jewellery Roll: £145.
  • ETTINGER - jewellery rolls.
  • Ghurka Clio women's Jewelry Chest No. 212: US$2,850.
  • Ghurka - since 1975. Women's jewelry chest.
  • Ghurka jewellery roll: US$495.
  • Ghurka - since 1975. Jewellery roll.
  • Globe-Trotter Luxe Edition Watch and Jewellery Case.
  • Globe-Trotter - since 1897. "Luxe Edition Jewellery Cases."
  • Katherine Pooley Eva shagreen jewellery box: £2,765.
  • KATHARINE POOLEY - jewellery box.
  • Linley Hepburn Jewellery Box in Quilted Maple: £5,000.
  • LINLEY - since 1985. "Stunning hand crafted boxes for housing jewellery, trinkets & watches."
  • Louis Vuitton Boite bijoux: US$10,500.
  • Louis Vuitton Boite bijoux - since 1854. "This jewellery case in Monogram canvas is the ideal refined travel accessory. It features 13 different-sized compartments and closes securely with an S-lock and two trunk latches."
  • Louis Vuitton Nice Jewelry Case: US$1,510.
  • Louis Vuitton NICE JEWELRY CASE - since 1854. "Meet the modern travel jewelry case. With a leather handle inspired by our classic trunks, a removable pouch, and an elegant red microfiber interior, this classic and feminine Monogram wonder protects your earrings and necklaces, bracelets and rings."
  • Lucrin Travel jewelry roll: US$185.
  • Lucrin Geneva - founded in Switzerland in 1994. Travel jewelry roll.
  • Queen Marie-Antoinette's jewellery cabinet (1787).
  • Marie-Antoinette's jewellery cabinet - The jewellery cabinet commissioned to Jean-Ferdinand Schwerdfeger (1734-1818) by Queen Marie-Antoinette placed in the alcove to the left of the bed in her bedrom at Versailles Palace in 1787.
  • Nina Campbell Jewellery Box White Stingray: £205.
  • Nina Campbell - jewellery boxes.
  • Penhaligon's Black Lacquer Jewellery Box: £330.
  • PENHALIGON'S - since 1870. Black Lacquer Jewellery Box.
  • Pickett Classic Large Lockable Jewellery Box: £995.
  • PICKETT - jewellery boxes & jewellery rolls.
  • Eastside Jewelry Chest by Reed & Barton: US$250.
  • Reed & Barton - since 1824. Jewelry boxes.
  • Scatola del Tempo Tesoro D Little zipper jewellery travel box.
  • SCATOLA DEL TEMPO - jewellery boxes.
  • Smythson of Bond Street Grosvenor 3 Drawer jewellery box: £1,695.
  • SMYTHSON OF BOND STREET - since 1887. Leather jewellery boxes & rolls.
  • Steve Vigar Designs Greek Temple jewelry box.
  • STEVE VIGAR DESIGNS - Greek Temple jewelry box.
  • Stow Amelia Leather Jewellery Case 2-Piece Set: £350.
  • Stow - "The Pioneer Collection."
  • Svenskt Tenn Jewelry Box Embossed Leather: US$440.
  • Svenskt Tenn - since 1924. Classic jewellery box & classic jewellery roll is made in embossed leather with the Panama print.
  • T. Anthony Deluxe Jewellery Box: US$1,800.
  • T. Anthony - men's & women's jewellery boxes.
  • Tanner Krolle Red Leather Jewelry Case: €2.849,50.
  • TANNER KROLLE - "A tradition of craftsmanship in leather since 1856."
  • Tiffany & Co. Round Zip Jewelry Case: US$200.
  • TIFFANY & CO. - since 1837. Round Zip Jewelry Case.
  • Tony Perotti Women's Italian Bull Leather Grande Jewelry Roll Travel Organizer.
  • Tony Perotti - women's jewelry roll travel organizers.
  • Underwood Leather jewellery roll for storing and saving jewellery: US$700.
  • UNDERWOOD - men's & women's jewellery boxes, cases, rolls & safes.
  • Wedgwood & Bentley Sterling Jewellery Box: US$5,750.
  • WEDGWOOD & Bentley - since 1759. Sterling Jewellery Box.
  • Barbara Hutton / Marie Antoinette Pearl Necklace
  • BARODA PEARLS - the most important pearl necklace ever seen at auction.
  • Baroque pearl - pearls with an irregular non-spherical shape. Shapes can range from minor aberrations to distinctly ovoid, curved, pinch, or lumpy shapes.
  • Conch Pearls - Wikipedia.
  • The US$6.7 Million 'Jewel of Kashmir' & US$5.2 Million 'Cowdray Pearls' Set Auction Records.
  • Cowdray Pearls - "One of Nature’s Most Opulent Creations."
  • Cultured pearl - a pearl created by a pearl farmer under controlled conditions.
  • Daisy Buchanan's $4.7 Million Pearl Necklace - Forbes.
  • Jackie Kennedy Triple-Strand Faux Pearl Necklace: US$165.
  • Jackie Kennedy Triple-Strand Faux Pearl Necklace - US$165.
  • Jackie Kennedy Onassis wearing the three strand set of simulated pearl necklace which sold for over £50,000.
  • Jackie Kennedy's Legendary 3 Strand Faux Pearl Necklace - US$211,500.
  • The famous La Peregrina pearl on Elizabeth Taylor.
  • LA PEREGRINA PEARL - one of the most famous pearls in the world. Its history spans almost 500 years. Most recently, the pearl belonged to Elizabeth Taylor.
  • Marlm - "On MARLM, you will find the most beautiful pearl pieces from all over the world. Learn about the collectors and see their private collections. MARLM is proud to feature pieces from leading jewellers, private collections, auction houses, estates, and museums."
  • Mary Tudor pearl - measures 258.12 grains (64.5 carats, 69.8 carats with its diamond cap) making it the third-largest (documented) well-formed natural pearl drop.
  • Melo Melo Pearls - Wikipedia.
  • Natural pearl - fine quality natural pearls are very rare jewels. Their values are determined similarly to those of other precious gems, according to size, shape, color, quality of surface, orient and luster.
  • PEARL - Wikipedia.
  • PEARL-GUIDE - the world's largest pearl information source.
  • Robert Wan Museum - "The world's only museum dedicated to pearls." Tahiti.
  • THE HISTORY OF PEARLS - the perfect pearl.
  • The story of Elizabeth Taylor's La Peregrina Pearl - The Telegraph.
  • The world's most expensive pearls - Marlm.
    • Akoya Pearls - Mikomoto.
    • AUTORE - South Sea Pearls | Pearl Jewellery.
    • Dora Fourcade Designs - "Pacific Pearls." Your source for the most precious pearls from around the globe, with jewelry and strands designed by one of the world's leading producers of the exceptional Tahitian pearl.
    • Fallon - "Modern Pearls."
    • Linneys - since 1972. Pearl strands.
    • LOUIS GOLAY - "Swiss jewelers since 1887." Comprehensive range of cultured pearls and pearl jewellery.
    • MIKIMOTO - "Since Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl in 1893, MIKIMOTO has been dedicated to presenting only the finest quality cultured pearls. The MIKIMOTO sorting process and proprietary grading system assures that every customer acquires only the most superb gems and pearl jewelry."
    • MISAKI - "Innovative Pearl Jewellery."
    • PASPALEY - "Paspaley is proud to be recognised as the source of the most beautiful and valuable pearls in the world."
    • Perles de Tahiti - Moea pearls.
    • - "Luxurious Pearl Necklaces."
    • Rosendorff - "Excellence since 1963." Pearl rings.
    • Taaroa Bijoux - Tahitian & Australian South Sea & Taaroa pearls. Online jewelry from French Polynesia.
    • The PEARL Source - "The Pearl Source is known for its exquisite collection of high-end pearl necklaces."
    • Winterson - "Luxury Pearl Jewellery."
    • Yvel - since 1986. "Yvel has captured the hearts of pearl lovers worldwide, winning the Town & Country Couture Design Award for three years in a row in 2005, 2006 and 2007."
  • Georg Jensen silverware.
  • SILVER - Wikipedia.
  • Silver lining: Georg Jensen's epic renaissance under visionary owner David Chu - The Telegraph.
  • SILVERSMITH - Wikipedia.
  • STERLING SILVER - definition & explanation.
    • Artemest Pampaloni Fiamme Nine-Arm Sterling Silver Candelabra: €29,800.
    • Artemest - all brands & models.
    • Arthur Price of England - "The art of cutlery and silverware since 1902."
    • CHRISTOFLE - founded in 1830. Manufacturer of fine silver flatware and home accessories based in France.
    • Ercuis - founded in 1867. Leading silversmith in France.
    • GEORG JENSEN - since 1904. Danish silversmith. The Copenhagen quarters were greatly expanded and before the end of the 1920s, Jensen had opened retail outlets as far ranging as New York, London, Paris, Stockholm, and Berlin.
    • Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware - Fairfax 66 Piece Set: US$16,800.
    • Gracious Style - since 1999. Sterling silver flatware.
    • HAMILTON & INCHES - "Edinburgh Since 1866."
    • Lifetime Sterling - "Your Direct Source for Sterling Silver." Lifetime Sterling is the proud manufacturers of some of the world’s most prestigious brands of sterling silver—Wallace, Gorham, Towle, Kirk Stieff, International Silver, and Tuttle—so when you purchase from us, you’re getting it straight from the source.
    • The London Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS, England, U.K.
    • London Silver Vaults - "The home of silver shopping." Located in Chancery Lane, between the City and West End, The London Silver Vaults is home to the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. Behind the huge safe doors and within its vaulted walls, you can find anything from a champagne swizzle stick to a full size silver armchair!
    • Philip Kydd Ltd - has been producing beautifully hand crafted jewellery and silverware for over 30 years.
    • Puiforcat - since 1820.
    • Reed & Barton - since 1824. Sterling flatware silverware.
    • Ricci Silversmiths - since 1840. "Italian by Design."
    • Robbe & Berking - since 1874. Considered by experts around the world to be unsurpassed silversmithing masterpieces. Experience gained in the course of five generations.
    • S. J. Phillips - "Dealers in Antique and Modern Silver, Jewellery and Objets de Vertu." 139 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TL, U.K.
    • STEFANO RICCI - "From the Elisabeth and Satin refined silverware to the brand’s iconic Eagle tea-set, the Silver Line completes the home collection, creating harmonious solutions worthy of a prestigious table setting."
    • STELTON CYLINDA-LINE STERLING SILVER BAR SERIES - 100 Bar series in 925s Sterling Silver: Danish designer Arne Jacobsen's world famous bar series.
    • STEPHEN WEBSTER - "Silver Capsule Collection."
    • Theo Fennell - since 1952. "Our Silver range reflects our design heritage but in materials that give us the freedom to explore new boundaries. Jewellery doesn't have to be expensive to be original and beautiful."
    • Thomas Goode - since 1827. "Purveyors of Luxury." Home of the world’s finest china, silverware & glassware.
    • Wayfair - sterling flatware silverware.
    • William Yeoward Brancaster 5 piece place setting: £495.
    • WILLIAM YEOWARD - since 1998. "English Sterling Silver & Silver Plate Flatware."
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