Friday, November 20, 2015


Who can top Cartier when it comes to using nature as one's muse in the high-jewelry department?

No need to ramble on, Cartier cornered the market for realistic and fantasy-driven bejeweled wildlife. Enjoy the baubles here!

Many of these extravagant jewels were commissioned by Cartier's loyal clientele. Royalty and the Riche all came to Cartier to have the legendary French designer create bespoke bijoux to thrill (or one-up!) their friends at society balls.

 Fun or fierce, these statement jewels are as dazzling today as they were when first created. Many of these darlings harken from the 1930s.

Now, that's my kind of pet . . .  g-r-r-r-r!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Nous sommes tous Francais

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Well, Well Well . . .

That all went very well. The famed pinkie found it's new home today.

Geneva  - Christie’s Switzerland November sale of Watches and Magnificent Jewels saw a new world record for lovers of vivid pink diamonds. The highlight of the Geneva sale week was lot 409, a 16.08 carat cushion-shaped fancy pink diamond selling for SFr. 28,725,000 or $28,523,925US setting a new world auction record for any pink diamond ever offered at auction. 

The stone was bought by a private Asian buyer, who named it just after the auction; Sweet Josephine. The sale week welcomed established and new clients from 35 countries.    

Sweet indeed  .  .  .  certainly for its namesake I'd say.