Their Bells Have Tolled for Centuries

AGNONE, Italy — “There is always some magic in the crafting of a bell,” said Armando…

The Okavango Blue Diamond, and a Lesson in Geology

Few of the visitors who marvel at the Okavango Blue Diamond on display at the American…

Jewelry Designers Find New Bases Spark Creativity

Whether it is employees’ refusal to return to lengthy commutes or desire for hybrid schedules, the…

Jewelry That Moves When You Do

PONTOON, Ireland — A golden fish suddenly leaps out of its case. An alien pokes its…

In London, the Goldsmiths’ Company Gets Ready to Mark 700 Years

LONDON — One of the oldest livery companies, or guilds, of the City of London is…

‘Ugly Diamonds’ Get a Makeover

In the Munich atelier of the jewelry house Hemmerle, diamonds are meticulously sorted according to color…

Accessories in Johannesburg: Five Looks

JOHANNESBURG — This sprawling city is South Africa’s economic hub, attracting people from all over the…

British Stones, Like Jasper and Jet, Call to British Makers

Mining also is no longer allowed along the craggy cliffs of Whitby, although the beach often…

In New Zealand, the Fishhook Pendant Called Hei Matau

The Maori, New Zealand’s Indigenous people, navigated to the country from Polynesia by sea, some arriving…

What Is ‘Art Jewelry’? Look at the Term Again.

Emily Waterfall, the head of Bonhams’s jewelry department in Los Angeles, knew she was dealing with…