"MAD" ABOUT JEWELRY - THE BEAUTY OF ART NOUVEAU
Noted jewelry historian and expert on vintage jewelry, Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton takes a tour of the Art Nouveau section of the Galerie des Bijoux at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She shares her expertise on this colorful period and some of the creators who fashioned these remarkable works of jewelry art. Read More
THE UN-MASKING OF
From starting out making beads as a child, to establishing her own successful jewelry and apparel company, to now making masks to help out in this time of pandemic crisis, the remarkable journey of Beatrice Matiash has been both innovative and colorful. Read More
GOLD SHEEN SAPPHIRES - REVISITING THIS NEW SPECIES
Discovered in a remote part of Kenya about a decade ago, a new species of sapphire first came onto the market in 2014. Realizing the potential of these rough gems when he first saw them, Tanzim Khan, a Bangkok-based gem dealer, purchased the mine's entire production.
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QUEST OF THE INDESCRIBABLE
The world of gemstones is full of wonders. And, one of these wonders is the art of carving Nature’s amazing creations to illuminate even further their splendor. To better understand this art and the relationship of the artist to his subject, we turn to a wonderful book by Glenn Lehrer, an American artist-carver extraordinaire. Read More
INTERVIEWS WITH TEN EXPATS WHO CALL THAILAND HOME
There is a growing number of expatriates from around the world who not only manufacture in Thailand, but also call the country "home." In this article, ten expatriates, in alphabetical order, share their reasons for working and living in the Land of Smiles. Read More
BROOCHING THE SUBJECT...
The brooch has been enjoying renewed interest over the last few years. From its utilitarian roots in the Bronze Age to today’s beautiful designs in precious gems, the brooch has seen its popularity rise and fall. Today, though, we can definitely say it is worth brooching the subject.