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A King Among Stones: The Ruby

July 19th, 2016

Without a doubt, the ruby is one of the most fascinating and memorable stones in the gemstone market. The rich crimson red of this coveted gemstone is said to stir passions and enhance emotions. Due to their blood-red beauty, people of ancient times believed rubies held the power over life and death. Other cultures deem the stones symbols of wisdom and beauty. With a history that dates to 200BC and the ruby trade on the North Silk road, today it is regarded as the most culturally important colored gemstone, and it remains one of the most sought-after gems. With its fine hardness, durability, and luster, the ruby exudes rarity, importance and paramount quality.

Exploring Modern Art: Vilhelm Lundstrøm and the Cubist Style

May 17th, 2016

When one thinks of Cubism, images of Montmartre intellectuals and Picasso’s ground-breaking Les Demoiselles d’Avignon immediately spring to mind. One of the most influential movements in art history, hints of the Cubist aesthetic continue to resonate in the art world. One man who helped advance and disseminate this revolutionary vision was the talented Vilhelm Lundstrøm. A celebrated modernist painter, Lundstrøm is credited for bringing French Cubism to Denmark, establishing a rich modern tradition in the Danish art scene that exists still today.

Wonders of the Scientific System Cane

March 2nd, 2016

Viewed today as stylish accessories and tools for the infirm, the walking stick has had a fascinating history. What began as a necessary tool for animal herders and intrepid travelers, the walking stick evolved into a symbol of power and prestige. Rulers throughout the ages, including the luxurious collections of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, have wielded staffs and canes. Into the Middle Ages, the church began to use walking sticks to symbolize rank among its clergy. For centuries, wielding a walking stick was associated with power.

Time For Luxury: Table Clocks for Her

December 14th, 2015

As beautiful as it is functional, a luxuriously designed table clock can provide the perfect focal point for any well-appointed room. Always desirable, the table clock can also be the perfect gift for any holiday occasion. Make this Christmas a special moment to remember with one of these extraordinary table clocks that exude rarity, taste, and timeless luxury.

The Lore of the Sapphire: September Birthstone

September 9th, 2015

Sensational and breathtaking, the sapphire is truly one of a kind. For centuries the magnificent stone has symbolized nobility, truth, sincerity, and royalty. Beginning with ancient Greece through the Middle Ages, wealthy citizens wore sapphires as protection against harm and to foster peace with one’s enemies. In the modern era, the sapphire encapsulates chic elegance, […]

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