In this edition of Frank’s Files, Frank Everett and actress Jennifer Tilly visit Decades, the legendary house of vintage couture in Los Angeles. Cameron Silver, the shop's founder and Fashion Director, styles one-of-a-kind gowns with classic pieces from Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on 8 December in New York.
Over the next year, Sotheby’s jewellery auctions will feature more than 1,000 pieces from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher. From enchanting flora and fauna pieces to important diamond rings, her collection includes jewels by many of the great makers, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Schlumberger and Verdura. Ahead of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on 8 December and Fine Jewels sale on 9 December in New York, watch the video for a first look at some of Frank Everett’s favourite pieces.
Delicate, feminine and playful, bows – whether perched atop a brightly wrapped gift or elegantly tied at the collar of a tuxedo – have long served as symbols of special moments, as well as inspiration for generations of jewellers. Sotheby’s upcoming sales feature jewels with bows by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Verdura and more, all sure to add extra sparkle to the holidays. Click ahead for our favourites and discover the history behind bows from the Victorian era to the 21st century. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
With medallions and tassels hanging from long textured-gold sautoirs, flashes of vibrantly coloured turquoise, coral and malachite, and with influences ranging from India’s hippie trail to Talitha Getty’s decadent Morocco, the extravagant jewellery of the 1960s and 1970s looks fabulously right today. Now, just as back then, its no-holds-barred pieces exude carefree jet-set glamour. Long seen as bound by convention and outdated ideals of femininity, jewellery presented a fabulous vehicle for liberation and subversion in a time of social and cultural upheaval. With innovative jewels that became powerful modes of expression for a newly wealthy, fashion-conscious generation, famed Parisian house Van Cleef & Arpels proved itself the best at capturing the spirit of the moment.
NEW YORK – Whether it’s a classic 'tutti frutti' bracelet, prowling panther or a custom-made tiara, Cartier's iconic designs and signature glamour can be found in Sotheby’s jewellery auctions. For more than a century the firm has produced highly coveted creations, and thanks to peerless design and flawless craftsmanship, Cartier has cemented itself as one of the world’s most admired jewellery houses. From red carpet-worthy jewels to everyday staples, Sotheby’s upcoming auctions feature a diverse range of stunning Cartier jewels. Click ahead for ten of our favourites. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
One of the world’s oldest gems, December’s birthstone, turquoise, plays an important role in ancient and modern culture. Treasured by groups ranging from the Egyptians to the Native Americans, turquoise is thought to be a source of healing. Whether you’re interested in turquoise for its protective properties or simply its rich blue colour, there are plenty of beautiful options in Sotheby’s upcoming jewels sales. Click ahead to see some of our favourites from our New York and London auctions. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
In nature, the colour sky blue emanates calm, serenity, spirituality and infinity. In this video, the mesmerising movements of a dancer mimic the light dancing within this extremely rare Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring by Cartier. The wonderfully clear Sky Blue Diamond is the centrepiece of Sotheby’s auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva on 16 November.
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