Cartier necklace for the Fifth Avenue building
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Cartier necklace for the Fifth Avenue building

Architect Robert W. Gibson designed this Neo-Rennaissance 1905-built mansion. In 1917, his wife Maisie (on the painting) fell in love with Pierre Cartier’s double-strand necklace of 128 natural pearls, the jeweler offered a trade—the $1 million rare necklace plus $100 for the 52nd Street and Fifth Avenue mansion (at the time valued at $925,000) which…

Amsterdam Diamant Museum and interesting facts about diamonds
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Amsterdam Diamant Museum and interesting facts about diamonds

Hi everyone! As some of you know, I just returned after a trip to Amsterdam and Rome and, as promissed, will share my jewelry experiences from these remarkable places. You know, sometimes you have two absolutely different pieces of jewelry, of different materials and styles far, far away from each other, and equally like both!…

Necklaces by Marc Chagall for the ballet costumes
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Necklaces by Marc Chagall for the ballet costumes

At Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal we can currently enjoy a vast retrospective of art by Marc Chagall: Colours and Music. Among drawings, paintings, puppets, sculptures and ceramics there is a great presentation of theatre costumes created by Chagall for operas and ballets, presented in Europe, South and North America from 1942 to 1967. Necklace…