Designer News

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Diamonds are one of the most revered, unparalleled, symbols of love and commitment in the world. They are stunning, symbolic, valuable, and romantic! But what exactly are diamonds? It’s a head-scratcher, and it makes you think of all the other things you might not yet know about these seemingly “traditional” stones. There’s a lot to discover!Diamonds are made primarily of carbon, but what turns this basic element into a beautiful gem is a cocktail of three of planet Earth’s specialties: pressure, heat, and time. Raw diamonds are buried deep in the earth’s crust and up to 100 miles under the ground. They are between 1 and 3 billion years old. They’ve been cooked in an environment of a toasty 752 degrees, shaped by over 434,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, and then forced toward the earth’s surface from the deeper depths by ancient volcanos. They’re not only used for fine jewelry, but also in micro and electrical-engineering for...
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Awaken your dining room with hearty flavors and warm decorating tones this holiday season. November brings with it the promise of a home full of family and friends. Gear up to greet your loved ones and usher in Thanksgiving with beautiful Fall dinnerware among a luxurious tablescape. With new pieces from designers like Simon Pearce, Baccarat, Herend, Bernardaud, Buccellati, and William Yeoward Crystal, you’ll be ready to prepare your Fall table for the heaps of food and fun that await. The best part is, you can also use these pieces all-year-round to liven and warm up your ...
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
The story of Henri Daussi rings is one of true passion for diamonds. It begins in Antwerp, Belgium, with a man named Jozef Loots. Jozef became a father in 1932, when he welcomed Henri Daussi into the world. The art of diamond cutting was a Loots family talent, and as Henri grew up, Jozef taught his son the secrets of the trade, just as his father had taught him. The Loots men were constantly ploughing the route to the most perfect gemstone. Henri’s skills grew to be incredibly well-respected, and he worked internationally with the finest jewelry companies. He was trusted with their largest and most valuable diamonds. It would almost seem that Henri Daussi lives for releasing the brilliance of diamonds. Fortunately for us, Henri decided to share his magic with the world, by founding the fine jewelry business we all know of in his name. When Henri Daussi first began his life’s work, cutting ...