Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit

When my daughter got cancer, I began hoarding ketchup packets and digital thermometers. Gillian was 11 when we learned the lingering knee pain was osteosarcoma in her right femur. The treatment protocol for this rare bone disease was a nine-month course of aggressive chemotherapy. Each of the almost-weekly infusions required at least a three-night hospital…

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Taking Stock at Cartier

PARIS — Few luxury brand chief executives are likely to appear as cheerful as Cyrille Vigneron. While many companies continue to grapple with economic jitters in key markets and volatile currency exchange, growth in the fine jewelry sector appears to be largely sheltered from the storm. And Cartier, the high jewelry house where Mr. Vigneron…

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5 New Gems to Read

“Today people are looking for books that are more than just a reproduction of jewelry,” said Suzanne Tise-Isoré, editorial director of Flammarion’s style and design division. “They want something that is beautiful to touch and beautiful to look at and is something more of an experience.” As books fight for shelf space — and compete…

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