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Tag: Girard Perregaux

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    California Jewels

    Sometimes called the “King of Diamonds” or the “New Harry Winston,” London-born jeweler Laurence Graff is known for his use of rare diamonds and colored gems. A self-taught gemologist, Graff began his career as an apprentice at a local shop. In 1960, he founded Graff Diamonds and became the first…

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    Estate Jewelry, Art & Collectibles

    Jean-François Butte began creating timepieces, jewels, and machines under a series of apprenticeships as a jeweler, goldsmith, and case assembler. He eventually started a manufacturing company in 1791. Years later, Butte’s workshops were acquired by Girard-Perregaux. Over time, Girard-Perregaux’s jewels have been worn by the likes of Honoré de Balzac,…

    Girard-Perregaux Watch
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    The Art of Time

    In the era before smartphones and gift cards, many companies gave retiring employees the gift of a gold watch or carriage clock. The latter was often a symbol of the time served, but also functioned as an artistic medium. Popular between 1860 and 1900 in France, carriage clocks were decorative…

    Thomas Engel And Richard Daners, No. 28. A Fine Unique 18k Gold Open Face Keyless Pocket Chronometer
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    The Collector's Sale: Jewelry

    Few stones have a color more enchanting than an emerald. The rich green of an emerald reflects the avidity of spring which has soothed many jewelry enthusiasts. The Collector's Sale: Jewelry by Freeman's Auction presents some of those valuable emeralds. One can easily revel in an impeccable array of jewelry collection…

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