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The Queen Wears Granny’s Chips to Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth celebrated her diamond jubilee on June 5th. Her Majesty wore a diamond brooch jokingly referred to in the royal family as "Granny's...

Patricia Goldstein Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum London

In May 2008, the V&A opened its newly modernized jewelry gallery named after William and Judith Bollinger, who provided the financial assistance to make...

The Great Pretender

I recently came across a long forgotten folder containing the article '' The Great Pretender'' from the New York Times Magazine of September 19th, 1993...
Queen Elizabeth celebrated her diamond jubilee on June 5th. Her Majesty wore a diamond brooch jokingly referred to in the royal family as "Granny's Chips''.  Granny was the Queen's  grand-mother, Queen Mary. The two diamonds making up this pin are the Cullinan III and Cullinan IV, two...

The Queen Wears Granny’s Chips to Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth celebrated her diamond jubilee on June 5th. Her Majesty wore a diamond brooch jokingly referred to in the royal family as "Granny's...

Patricia Goldstein Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum London

In May 2008, the V&A opened its newly modernized jewelry gallery named after William and Judith Bollinger, who provided the financial assistance to make...

The Great Pretender

I recently came across a long forgotten folder containing the article '' The Great Pretender'' from the New York Times Magazine of September 19th, 1993...

Sotheby’s Jewel Sale Sparkles

Enormous success for Sotheby's Sparkling Season Jewels, 9 December 2009 The Jewels from the Estate of Lúcia Moreira Salles brought $5.9 Million, bringing a sales...

Clive Kandel Covers Duchess of Windsor Mania – Round Two Begins

Sotheby's London will be selling a collection of jewels formerly belonging to the Duchess of Windsor on November 30th. This will be Round Two of...

Sotheby’s New York Important Jewels Sale 28 September 2010

Sotheby's New York specialist in charge and Director of Jewelry Gary Schuler told Clive Kandel: "As our first jewelry sale of the fall season we...

The Vladimir Fabergé Treasures – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Some men prefer blondes, I prefer Cartier. However, I do enjoy writing about Fabergé and the Russians. The Imperial Russian Jeweler deserves a 1,200-page...
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The Queen Wears Granny’s Chips to Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth celebrated her diamond jubilee on June 5th. Her Majesty wore a diamond brooch jokingly referred to in the royal family as "Granny's...

Patricia Goldstein Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum London

In May 2008, the V&A opened its newly modernized jewelry gallery named after William and Judith Bollinger, who provided the financial assistance to make...

The Great Pretender

I recently came across a long forgotten folder containing the article '' The Great Pretender'' from the New York Times Magazine of September 19th, 1993...

Sotheby’s Jewel Sale Sparkles

Enormous success for Sotheby's Sparkling Season Jewels, 9 December 2009 The Jewels from the Estate of Lúcia Moreira Salles brought $5.9 Million, bringing a sales...

Clive Kandel Covers Duchess of Windsor Mania – Round Two Begins

Sotheby's London will be selling a collection of jewels formerly belonging to the Duchess of Windsor on November 30th. This will be Round Two of...