© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport
As auction houses court Millennials with digital bidding platforms, and dusty antique shops in forgotten corners of town are reinvented as sport for weekend vintage hunters, jewels from the past have found a place in the present.
To be classed as antique, a jewel must be at least 100 years old, but each of these future heirlooms came fresh off the bench this year.
These revival pieces are proof that styles from the history books – the linear designs of Art Deco, floral flourishes of Art Nouveau, Georgian repoussé, Victorian mourning jewels – are still very much in demand…
This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading to see layouts and download a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Sarah Ho)
Download PDF: RapMag Nov 2017 – Jewelry Connoisseur
Download PDF: RapMag Nov 2017 front cover