Danielle Halikias

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René Lalique: Master of Glass

June 17th, 2015

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.

King of Glass, Glass of Kings

February 26th, 2015

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 […]

D.H. Chiparus: Master of Art Deco Sculptures

November 5th, 2014

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 […]

Important Watches

April 22nd, 2014

  Over the years, we’ve had many people come in and ask “When are you going to start collecting watches?” We have some wonderful news! Peter Hernandez has joined us as our new Jewelry Manager and he brings with him some excellent, and well needed, watch expertise. He has acquired for us some of the […]

The Inventor of Nocturnes

November 22nd, 2013

  Many of us spend time daydreaming, lots of “what ifs” flit through our heads and our hearts.  Imagine you work as a clerk for a railroad, but you know you are destined for something else.  You are 24, living in a manufacturing town, and already have a growing family; would you take the leap […]