In the latest edition of Frank’s Files, Frank Everett shares some of his favorite pieces from Sotheby’s upcoming sale of Important Jewels in New York. From Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to David Webb and beyond, the September 22nd sale of Important Jewels in New York is headlined by a stunning array of signed jewels from a variety of celebrated makers.
NEW YORK – With an appreciation for all things beautiful, unique and embellished, Nanette Lepore understands the details that can make a piece truly special – whether it's one of her vibrant, feminine dresses or a vintage necklace. The designer is also devoted to fine craftsmanship, manufacturing all of her clothing within five blocks of her New York City studio. Ahead of Sotheby's 22 September Important Jewels auction, we spoke with Lepore about the importance of quality, how she likes to wear jewellery and the pieces she loves in the sale. NANETTE LEPORE. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANETTE LEPORE.
Meet Your Match: Moda Operandi Pairs Fashion & Jewels
"Everything is symbolic," Miuccia Prada said of her Autumn/Winter 2016 runway show, and just as her designs were scattered with references, the same can be said for many of the pieces featured in the upcoming Fine Jewels sale. While the latest ready-to-wear creations are seen as a display of the 'modern' they are in fact often the result of a multitude of inspiration and ideas from the past. Ahead of this weekend's series of jewellery talks that Harper's Bazaar is hosting at Sotheby's in London as part of Luxury Week - GET TICKETS - Harper’s Bazaar fashion aficionado Florrie Thomas draws some timely comparisons between a selection of pieces from the sale and some of the notable trends from the Autumn/Winter collections. Click ahead to see more. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
The iconic, velvety blue of Kashmir sapphires places these rare gemstones in an exclusive class of their own. The Pride of Kashmir, a 20.22-carat sapphire to be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels & Jadeite sale in Hong Kong, presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most superb sapphires in existence. Ahead of the auction on 4 October, discover why the sapphire's allure has endured for generations.
Rich in colour, superb in quality and perfect alone or paired with virtually any gem, sapphires have universal appeal. Belonging to the mineral species corundum, of which ruby is another variety, sapphire is most associated with blue – arguably the most famous such stone being Kate Middleton's and Princess Diana's engagement ring – but it comes in a rainbow of hues. Sotheby’s has sold some of the world’s most jaw-dropping sapphires, including Royal blue rarities from the Kashmir mines and valuable pinkish-orange varieties known as padparadscha sapphires. In honour of September’s birthstone, we chose 20 fabulous sapphires from our upcoming auctions. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
Come and join Sotheby’s and Harper’s Bazaar for a series of fascinating jewellery talks as part of Luxury Week on Sunday 18 September. The three talks, which will each last forty-five minutes, will hosted by Harper’s Bazaar editors and Sotheby's specialists and will be followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to find out about different eras of jewellery and how to select key pieces. There will also be a pop-up Bazaar café where you can pick up a free copy of the latest issue while enjoying tea, coffee and pastries.
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