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The Choker Collar

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The Choker Collar. We know this precious style from Queen Alexandra. Born as a Princess of Denmark in Copenhagen, Alexandra known as “Alix”, became the chosen bride for Queen Victoria’s son “Bertie” Prince of Wales, at the age of 19. When her mother-in-law passed away she was crowned Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India. Her childhood was very modest, in the unpretentious and non lavish surroundings of the Yellow Palace, she even shared a bedroom in the attic with her dearest sister Dagmar, their father was the heir to throne of Denmark, but still not king at the time...


Danish Crown Jewels

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Details of the Danish Crown Jewels.  As a child my favorite place would be to visit the petite romantic castle Rosenberg in the center of Copenhagen. When it was built it was designed as a country house for the current King Christian 4. Today it is the home of the Royal Treasures, including the The Danish Crown Jewels. The collection was founded in the will of Queen Sophie Magdalene in 1746. Who described that only the current Queen of Denmark was to wear these special pieces. The collection was extended by other queens throughout the following years. Many of the...


Jean Schlumberger

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Jean Schlumberger, the legendary French born Jewelry designer who created some of Tiffany’s most incredible jewels. J.S began his career making buttons for Elsa Schiaparelli. Then came WW2, J.S was in the French Army and survived the Battle of Dunkirk. He also served under General Charles de Gaulle in England and the Middle East with the Free French Forces. Post the war he moved to NYC to start a design career, and began working with Tiffany&Co in 1956, where he famously designed the mounting for the Tiffany Yellow Diamond, one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered; its carat weight is...


Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) an American legacy in Art Nouveau, both artist and designer.I always enjoy the collections displayed at the Metropolitan museum, New York Historical Society, Museum of the city of New York and the Morse MuseumAnd every time I attend an auction preview Christies and Sotheby's I can't wait to stare at the sparkling cases and get my hands on the most beautiful crafted pieces, admiring the flow between gemstones, enamel and precious metal.L.C.T father, Charles Lewis Tiffany was one of the founders of Tiffany & Co. in 1837, and acknowledged as the most prominent jewelry company in North America at the turn of the century. Upon his fathers death in...


MONIES

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MONIES the divine Danish jewelry design duo, are opening their new fantastic boutique in Paris. Nicolai Monies and Gerda Lynggaard started their path with making jewelry forty-five years ago. I have followed them for almost two decades, and loved their creations and craft! A visit to their new store at Palais Royal will be a treat for the eyes and heart. On another note. As a new month begins, I am also changing up my social media. Now, with a new focus on showing amazing jewelry by creators that I admire, from past to present. Thank you for following me....