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Cartier: Founded 150 years ago in Paris, the family-run Cartier firm expanded to become an international jewelry business with a reputation second to none. In the decades preceding the World War II, its celebrated clients included Indian princes, members of European and other royal houses, and leading names in high society; with time, famous faces from the world of show business joined the select ranks of Cartier's clientele. This sparkling history features an illustrated selection of the firm's prestigious jeweled wares - tiaras, bracelets, necklaces in distinctive styles- worn by famous owners. Codognato: Codognato Jewelers has been an institution in Venice for more than a century. In 1866, Simeone Codognato opened his shop in the very same spot where it stands today. More than a business venture, the boutique was an act of faith and creativity. Simeone's son discovered the considerable interest of jewels unearthed by contemporary archaeological digs in Etruria, which inspired him to create revolutionary new jewelry. Today, Codognato remains one of the most majestic and mysterious of the great European jewelry houses-a secret destination for style insiders. Van Cleef & Arpels: The mere mention of the name Van Cleef & Arpels signifies beauty, excellence, and mystique. It is one of the few brands that has an immediate and undeniable power to fascinate, a quality earned with over a century of unyielding devotion to the highest standards of haute jewelry. Van Cleef & Arpels deftly combines glamour with nature and sophistication with simplicity—just like the women who choose it. Shinde Jewels: This lavishly illustrated book lifts the shroud of mystery from a man The New York Times has called "a leading figure in design known only to cognoscenti."Working with the world's rarest jewels, A.V. Shinde decorated everyone from the Queen of England to Madonna. Shinde Jewels traces the life of Shinde from the first two decades of his sixty-five-year ca
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Cartier: Philippe Tretiack is an architect, writer, and reporter for Elle and Beaux-Arts magazines. He is the author of Warhol's America (Assouline, 1997), Raymond Loewy (Assouline, 1999), Faut-il Pendre les Architectes (Le Seuil, 2001), and Limite Vulgaire (Stock, 2007). Codognato: Pierre Hebey is an attorney, writer, and art collector. He is the author of several books published by Gallimard, Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels: Anne-Marie Clais is a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) and Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC). After working with the haute couture house Givenchy, she founded BPA, a brand consulting company. Shinde Jewels: Reema Keswani is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America with degrees in both gemology and jewelry design. She has worked in the jewelry department at Christie's Auction House and is the founder and designer for Golconda, a jewelry firm based in New York City. Keswani is A.V. Shinde's authorized biographer. Dior Jewelry: Jerome Hanover is a journalist specializing in luxury lifestyle topics. He was editor in chief of Double, and jewelry and watch editor for L'Officiel. He has written for Mixte, Air France magazine, and Le Figaro among other publications.
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