Category Archives: Jewelry

L’Est rencontre l’Ouest

We just got back from visiting our daughter in San Francisco. While we were there, we saw a terrific exhibit at the lovely small museum, the Legion of Honor, East meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from the Al Thani collection. In … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 16

  We’ve decided to go to Paris for Christmas. How awesome is that! While we’re there, I want to go to the Fondation Louis Vuitton to see Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection, Hermitage Museum– Pushkin Museum. Russian textile merchant … Continue reading

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Les Pendules mystérieuses

A few days ago, I wrote about the Cartier exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris. Much to my disappointment, I won’t be able to get to this exhibit prior to its close in February 16, 2014. The next best thing … Continue reading

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Un Clocheton

The Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye has had a l-o-n-g history, so it’s no wonder that it’s currently getting a facelift. The oldest parts date to the 12th century and in the 20th century, it housed the German Army headquarters, so it’s understandable … Continue reading

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Le Roi des bijoutiers

If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris before February 16, 2014, you’ll want to take in the exhibit Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire at the Grand Palais. As stated in Town & Country magazine’s February edition, “It takes a … Continue reading

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Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre

Fine watches and jewelry also have a Fashion Week. It’s taking place right now. Appropriately, the event takes place in Switzerland, the country synonymous with precise timepieces. It’s a big deal; in 2012, over 100 nations were represented at Baselworld. … Continue reading

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La Poétesse du métal

Recently on 1stdibs, one of my favorite places to drool over vintage jewelry, they were featuring designs by Line Vautrin, whom they described as la poétesse du métal (lah po-ay-tes due maytal). I’d never heard of her before, but I … Continue reading

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