Enchanting, colorful, luminous. Tourmalines have long enjoyed a history of high regard and importance. Initially confused with other gems, the Tourmaline was not recognized as a distinct mineral until the 1880s. Today, this exceptional gem is prized for its unique beauty and brilliant array of colors, making the tourmaline a jewel of high distinction and […]
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The oldest and largest gun maker in the country, the Remington Arms Company still domestically produces, leading the arms industry in quality and innovation. Beginning with Eliphalet Remington II’s belief that he could produce a gun finer than any money could buy, the Remington Arms Company was established in 1816 and became an overnight success.
Master of glass, jewelry designer, and creative genius… the talents and artistic mastery of René Lalique are both interminable and immortal. Born in rural France and educated in Paris and London, Lalique is celebrated as an integral part of the artistic revolution of the late 19th century in France. As a young, aspiring jewelry designer, Lalique came into his own during a period on the brink of a new artistic phenomenon: the Art Nouveau style. Beginning with the Paris Exhibition of 1900, the opulent, organic, and asymmetrical designs of the Art Nouveau skyrocketed in popularity about the Parisian fashion elite.
The unassuming, yet highly visited, spa town of Karlovy Vary sits in the western Czech Republic and holds one of the most influential and significant glass manufacturing companies in Europe. Although with humble beginnings, Ludwig Moser’s 19th century shop transformed from a simple polishing and engraving shop to an internationally known and highly regarded class manufacturer. Employing […]
The Art Deco period was renowned for its sculptures featuring high quality figures with rhythm and movement. During this time, a new style of decorative art emerged that was a complete change from the heavy romantic late nineteenth century style. This new style was inspired by the joie de vivre of the young society of […]