Phillip Youngberg


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The Everlasting Elegance of Pearls: June Birthstone

June 12th, 2015

The oldest known of all the precious gemstones, the pearl has been coveted and revered by man for thousands of years. Regarded throughout history as symbols of wealth, power, and love, the lustrous pearl has held a position of importance in nearly every culture that has encountered them. Beloved for its shimmering iridescence and variety of color and size, the pearl is adored today for being both modern and classic, adding instant style to any ensemble.

Art Deco Mastery: The Work of Cartier

February 12th, 2015

Elegance and prestige. Jewelry, timepieces, and objects d’art created by Cartier are highly distinguishable by any other jewelry by their striking beauty. Exceptionally crafted in high detail and quality, Cartier pieces are everlasting. King Edward VII of England once referred to Cartier as “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.” Though stated in […]

Bones and Caskets

October 24th, 2014

Crinkling leaves, pumpkins, witches, and warlocks….The spookiness of Halloween is upon us all and MS Rau has many mystical and mysterious items to add to the October spirit. Of all our irreplaceable and exquisite pieces in our gallery, many speak to the fantastical and magical. Of one example is George Washington’s Hair and Funerary Case […]

Eugene Boudin

February 28th, 2014

G. jean Aubry commented that “Boudin is one of the most interesting examples of instinctive creativity, a painter who demonstrates the uselessness of schools and rules, and the supreme virtue of personal effort, long patience, and a steadfast gift.” With serene landscapes and dreamlike scenes, this steadfast gift is one that leaves the viewer craving […]

A Marriage of Bronze and Ivory: From Antiquity to Art Deco

October 4th, 2013

Chryselephantine has been around for millennia, but it enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during the Art Deco period.  In fact, some items made using this technique have been dated to the Bronze Age.  When speaking of these early years of its use, the term often refers to sculptures made around a wood frame and covered […]

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