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…

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…

21 museums for jewelry lovers
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21 museums for jewelry lovers

1) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) More than 40 centuries of jewelry history – the MET boasts a vast collection of a couple of thousands of pieces of jewelry, from ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian pieces dating back to 20th centuries B.C. to the works by Lalique and Tiffany (20th century). Jewelry, jewelry elements…