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...

Faberge, A La Vieille Russie and Wartski

By Clive Kandel The Old Bolshevik cliche was 'what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine'. The New Oligarchs seem to be thinking the...

The Vladimir Fabergé Treasures – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

By Clive Kandel Some men prefer blondes, I prefer Cartier. However, I do enjoy writing about Fabergé and the Russians. The Imperial Russian Jeweler deserves...

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 New York Important Jewels Sale 28 September 2010

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

Patricia Goldstein Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum London

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

Sotheby’s Jewel Sale Sparkles

By Clive Kandel 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...
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The Cartier Granard Tiara

By Clive Kandel Made by Cartier London in 1937 for Countess Granard, to be worn...

Magnificent Cartier Paris Edwardian Garland Style Diamond Devant-de-Corsage Newly Acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum

By Clive Kandel Unlike USA museums, British museums accept magnificent works of art in lieu of taxes owed, subject...

Jewelry incorporating the Hercules Collection of Cameos and Intaglios

By Alice Grosvenor 23 Sep 2020, London, New Bond Street The Hercules Collection of Cameos and...

Clive Kandel Reveals the True Story of the Hutton-Mdivani Cartier Jadeite Necklace

By Clive Kandel The sale of the Barbara Hutton Mdivani Cartier Jade Necklace for...

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...