Brooches have made a comeback, and they’re showing up in all kinds of places that you might not expect to see them. But how do you wear one of the chic on-trend luxury brooches without channeling a “grandma” or “Queen Elizabeth” vibe? (Unless that’s what you’re after, of course). Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the rundown on the most creative ways to style and wear a brooch right now.
The haute joaillerie shows in Paris are held twice a year in Paris, just after the haute couture shows. A perfect gown requires a perfect necklace, no? Now, just in time for holiday gifting season, these stunning pieces are available in-store (but definitely NOT online). Which ones would make the best gift for someone who loves fine jewelry? Our intrepid correspondent Jillian Tangen volunteered to personally investigate this pressing issue. Now she’s sharing the best luxury sparkling high jewelry gifts this season.
Love fine jewelry? But living on a bijoux budget? We feel you. Which is why we’re so excited about the continued success of Flont. The fine jewelry sharing service is an answered prayer for those who dream of diamonds and precious stones, but who lack the resources to buy them outright. Like so many other companies in the sharing economy, Flont is the secret to luxury life that’s actually accessible to people living in the real world. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen breaks it down for us.
Have you ever dreamed of getting schooled about diamonds? Van Cleef & Arpels recently conducted a New York pop-up of its Paris-based school of instruction in haute joaillerie. Our head of research, Jillian Tangen, spent a brilliant day at the School of Jewelry by Van Cleef’s. Here’s her report.