To most of us today the name Peter Carl Faberge conjures up memories of the extravagance and whimsicality enjoyed by a doomed society. It is impossible to think of him without recalling the surprise Easter Eggs and bejeweled mechanical trifles that he made to amuse the last of the Romanovs.
Read this short guide to art nouveau jewelry discussing stylistic elements of art nouveau and designers like Viver, Sandoz, Lalique, Faberge.
Large silver-gilt lidded tankard embossed with rocaille work. Set with small cabochon amethysts, emeralds, hessonite garnets, rubies and turquoise.
Extensive discussion on 2 Greek Carnelian Scaraboid gems, created in Athens, 500 B.C
The cameo industry in Torre del Greco in Italy dates back to the 15th century. Read how contemporary Italian cameos are still made in that same way.
Read the fascinating story of the largest and most elaborate cameo in history. Presumably dating back to around 23 A.D many theories abound on the origin and meaning of the depicted scenes.
How to start & build a display mineral specimen collection. A tutorial discussing 23 criteria. By one of America’s leading collectors Jack Halpern.
Illustrated introduction to the bright red Pyrope garnets from Bohemia, Czech Republic. Most popular in 18th and 19th century and during the Victorian Age.
Read this short guide to art deco jewelry discussing stylistic elements of art deco and designers like Lalique, Cartier, Sandoz, Cleef & Arpels.
Add variety to your personal style without compromising quality, Farlang designer Cynthia Renee creates options using interchangeable jewels.
Definitive book for gem connoisseurs. Learn the secrets of behind what makes one stone merely a good stone verses a truly fabulous museum-quality.
Csarite, a rare gift that impresses even the most discriminating gem connoisseur. Truly a gift fit for a King!