This blog is for curators of collections of fine jewellery and for anyone who enjoys finding unique and rare fine jewels; be it antique, estate, vintage jewellery or modern magnificent stones and designs. From a collector, investor or stylist point of view, these are the best pieces that I have found that are for sale in auctions and antique shops around the world. Ultimately it is for everyone who shares this passion.
Bejewelled Art Deco Handbags... from another world
These amazing handbags belong to another era. Not only are they Art Deco in style and therefore form the 1920s-30s, but they also belong to a world so full of glamour that ordinary jewels were not enough and both men and women used to display all kind of bejewelled objects as well. Naturally handbags (or purses in America) became a perfect canvas for master jewellers to display their creativity and genius craftsmanship. Enamelled gold was always the preferred base for the claps which were set with Lapis lazuli and other coloured stones and embellished with tiny diamonds. These are three magnificent examples, the first one signed by Cartier, the other two with French hallmarks. All will be auctioned by Sotheby's NY on December 5th.