20 juillet 2014

"Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems." at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Marjorie Post wore her Cartier emeralds when presented to King George V and Queen Mary in June of 1929. Portrait by Giulio de Blaas. Photo: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens WASHINGTON—Elegant and exotic, stylish and sophisticated, some of the most remarkable pieces by the renowned jewelry firm Cartier, created for one of its most devoted American clients, are on view in a special exhibition opening this summer in Washington, D.C. Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems will be on view at Hillwood Estate,... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2011

"Jewels, Gem, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

John Paul Cooper (English, 1869–1933) English, Arts and Crafts, 1908. Gold (15 kt), ruby, moonstone, pearl, amethyst, and chrysoprase. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Susan B. Kaplan. Photo: © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BOSTON.- As the saying goes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”—at least in modern times—but as the exhibition Jewels, Gem, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern illustrates,ornaments made of ivory, shell, and rock crystal were prized in antiquity, while jewelry made of diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and... [Lire la suite]