In Jewelry, Mini Meets Maxi

At the height of the lockdowns in 2020, Katey Brunini, a jewelry designer in Southern California, did what many jewelers stuck at home did during those early months of the pandemic: She rifled through her safe in search of materials for her next collection. “I had a suite of 100-million-year-old Burmese faceted amber pieces that…

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Bulgari’s Serpenti Turns 75

For 75 years the Italian jewelry house Bulgari has created and recreated the image of a snake in its jewelry and watches — and more recently, in its accessories, with the reptile’s distinctive ovoid head appearing on everything from handbags to eyeglasses. The serpent has rewarded that devotion by becoming the house’s muse and best…

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Gems Made in the U.S.A.

In the 1970s, when Jaymus Perry was growing up on the Navajo Nation reservation near Buell Park, Ariz., he and his siblings used to fill coffee cans with the raw peridots and chrome pyrope garnets that they found and sold the gems to local trading posts for spending money. “The sooner we could fill up…

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Jewelry in 2023: Big and Small

Part of the category’s appeal, she said, was rooted in a growing preference for bold pieces. As she explained it, “Lab-grown diamonds sit in that trend, because you can get so much more diamond, and you can get bigger pieces, for the same amount of money that you would with the natural.” For 2023, Saks…

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