Claddagh Ring

GALWAY, Ireland — Over the years the Claddagh ring — which shows two hands clasping a crowned heart — has been a love token, a friendship ring and, in modern times, a symbol of Ireland itself. In the Past Rings depicting two hands, called “fede” or fidelity rings, were worn in the Mediterranean region during…

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Macle Diamonds Gain Wider Audience

Macle. Maccle. Maacle. Mackle. Little wonder few people know what this particular type of diamond is; even the experts don’t agree on how to spell it. Over the many centuries and countries where macles have been used, the spellings differ, and that continues today, between companies and sometimes, even within them. But they do agree…

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Jewelers Court the Superrich

PARIS — After a year of exceptional growth at Chanel, the company’s global chief financial officer, Philippe Blondiaux, said in a recent interview with a news site, the Business of Fashion, that Chanel would open an unspecified number of exclusive V.I.P. stores in Asia next year to supplement its existing global network of 250 boutiques.…

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