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The Necklace That Kick Started The French Revolution

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France and to this day remains the ultimate symbol of Versailles at its peak. She’s remembered as an egotistic and greedy monarch who […]

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The Story Of The First Diamond Engagement Ring

You would be forgiven for thinking that the diamond engagement ring was as old as the concept of marriage itself. In reality, the use of diamond engagement rings is only […]

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The Story Behind Van Cleef & Arpels Ballerinas

Van Cleef & Arpels is French luxury jewellery, watch and perfume company. It was founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law-Salomon Aprels in Paris. Their pieces have […]

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The Largest Diamond in the World: Cullinan Diamond

The largest diamond in the world: Cullinan Diamond Often known as the “Star of Africa”, or the Cullinan Diamond, this gorgeous stone is a whopping 3,106 carats for a weight […]

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The Magical Story of the Cartiers Mystery Clocks

The story of Cartiers Mystery Clocks starts with a man named Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin, a French horologist and a man now recognised as the father of modern magic. Having studied clock […]

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The Courtesan Rivals Liane de Pougy and La Belle Otero

Some of the most influential women in the world of Haute joaillerie (fine jewellery) were the famous courtesans of Paris, the mistresses of the powerful in the early 20th century. […]

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History of the cursed Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is one of the most fascinating jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries, this piece of jewellery has an abundance of stories […]

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Charles de Temple

A pioneering figurehead of the 1960’s modernist movement, Charles de Temples is revered as one of the most influential designers in bringing in bold and abstract jewellery to the forefront […]

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Maria Felix

The Mexican actress María de Los Ángeles Félix Güereña was made famous by a combination of great talent and the help of the most celebrated filmmakers of her country. Once […]

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Jewellery History: California Gold Rush 

Jewellery History: California Gold Rush  A gold rush or gold fever is a new discovery of gold that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.  Major gold rushes took […]

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Icons in Jewellery: Princess Diana

Known for her amazing fashion sense and dedicated humanitarian work, the late Princess Diana also enjoyed an impressive and iconic jewellery collection. It’s now being passed onto the new generation […]

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Fortunato Pio Castellani

Walking down the vintage shops in London’s Brick Lane and you’ll see how retro fashion continues to inspire people everyday. It’s not new. people have been finding fashion inspiration from […]

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