In the modern world, a few elite designers have combined an intimate knowledge of jewels with a highly refined artistic sense to make jewelry that will stand the test of time. Alexandre Reza, Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, De Beers, de Grisogono, David Yurman, Doris Panos, Guy Ellia, Jacob Co., Leviev, Mauboussin, Piaget, Waskoll - all names that immediately bring to mind the world apos
s finest jewelry, made with the world apos
s rarest, most precious materials. Their genius is captured here in extensive company profiles and gorgeous full-color images of the designer apos
s signature pieces and the accomplished women who wear them. A must-have reference for all lovers of jewelry, this book includes informative illustrated introductory chapters on diamonds and pearls, the king and queen of gems, as well as interviews with industry leaders and histories of the most elite Haute Jewelry houses.