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Brooke Friedman

Paul Sormani La Belle Epoque

Paul Sormani, born in Venice in 1817, was trained as a cabinetmaker and moved to Paris opening his first shop in 1847. Under the patronage of Empress Eugenie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Sormani created superior works in the Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI styles, copying the originals and surpassing their quality. Known […]

January 11, 2019
sapphires

Sapphires 101

Next to the ruby and emerald, the sapphire is one of the top 3 most popular colored gemstone. Sapphires can be found in many countries around the world – from Australia to Madagascar, and even the United States.  Sapphires come in a wide range of colors, and each color has its own quality variations. Throughout […]

April 27, 2016