|At 88 years old, Mrs. Moussaieff isn't slowing down. The company debuted it's latest collection at the La Biennale Paris, September 11th.|
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
|Laurence Graff has earned the nickname the ‘King of Diamonds’. He is one of the most successful jewellers and gem dealers of our age. Graff has bought and sold some of the most iconic stones in the world over his long and glittering career. In 1960 he founded the Graff Diamonds Company Limited in Hatton Garden, London. The venture was an instant success.|
Laurence Graff and François Graff
24.78 carat Pink Emerald-Cut Graff Diamond
Graff Rhythm platinum necklace featuring rubies and diamonds
Monday, 18 September 2017
|Marie-Étienne Nitot (1750-1809) settled in Paris in 1780 after having served his apprenticeship at Auber, then jeweller to Queen Marie-Antoinette. His aristocratic clientele remained loyal to him until the French Revolution in 1789.|
He later became the official jeweller of Napoleon in 1802. Nitot created the jewellery that would offer the French Empire it's splendour and power.
Crown of Empress Eugenie
Coronation crown of Napoleon
Napoleon's Iron Crown of Lombardy Ring
Sunday, 17 September 2017
|Yowah is a small town in outback western Queensland, Australia. Yowah is located 938 kilometres west of Brisbane and 132 kilometres west of Cunnamulla. The 2006 census revealed a population of 142.|
The town is famous for its opal mining and numerous opal fields that lie around the town as well as the "Yowah Nut" a local type of opal distinctive to the region. The area was first leased in 1883 to perspective settlers and opal mining has been the main activity ever since.