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L’histoire de Cartier

We in the midst of moving to a new state, so I’m going to keep it short and simple this week. Here’s a lovely short video about the history of the Cartier jewelry brand. It’s narrated by the curator of … 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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Haute joaillerie

A new exhibit has opened at the musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Five hundred pieces of haute joaillerie (oat zjo-eye-er-ee), or “high jewelry” inspired by haute couture created by Van Cleef & Arpels will be on display until February 10, … Continue reading

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À couper le souffle

Mark your calendars. From January 18 to July 4, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York will present a major retrospective of jewelry by the French firm of haute joaillerie Van Cleef & Arpels.  Three-hundred and fifty pieces will … Continue reading

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Il ne faut pas mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier

René Lalique was a genius of art nouveau jewelry. His creations reflected sinuous naturalistic forms of plants, insects, and beautiful women with long, flowing hair. I saw an exhibit of his work in Paris a few years ago that was … Continue reading

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