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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
Emerald Bracelet Rings Group

Trend Alert: Emeralds

The green of an emerald is the perfect color for transitioning into spring. Embodying the warmth and richness of winter, while still conveying the freshness of spring and summer; the emerald is the perfect stone. The name emerald comes from the old French word “esmeralde,” derived from the Greek word “maragdos” which means “green stone.” […]

June 23, 2015