Every now and again, I like to feature well known industry jewelers that never loose a love for the art of jewelry. Today’s featured jeweler is Oscar Heyman, for those who don’t know who they are Ive taken the liberty of writing a brief history of the group of brothers and how they came about from their humble beginnings. Followed by images of some of their most magnificent pieces which I personally find appealing.
Oscar Heyman’s humble beginnings started with their founding brothers who were trained in the rigorous workshops of one of the industry leaders at the time of Fabergé. Prior to leaving Eastern Europe for New York in 1906 they dreamt of a life of great insurmountable success. Just a few years later three brothers, Nathan, Oscar and Harry got together and started in 1912, what is known a great jewelry company Oscar Heyman. Equipped with their ratified skills, abiding passion for gemstones and an old world approach to gracious customer service, their course was set for them to succeed as a team.
As it has always been, the Heyman Family has run their company flawlessly for three generations, with each generation imparting centuries old skills and technical know-how to the next. Today, members of the second and third generation work side by side with dedicated and skilled employees who continue to create jewelry of the highest standards for connoisseurs, celebrities, and dignitaries around the globe. With such a high standard for their craft, its not wonder that they will continue to provide breath taking jewelry for the twenty-first century and beyond.
In jewelry as with any other luxury industry subcategory, we tend to remain at the edge of our seats in anticipation of what the “next big thing” will be. So far in a span of two years, we have seen trends go from charmed bracelets to crystal beaded bracelets. No matter how unexpectedly these styles have hit us, no one has an expectation that the interchangeable coin pendant would be next in line. The interchangeable coin, which many expect to be the next hit in the fashion-led jewellery market, is set to be the next big craze because of its ability to be versatile.
At the largest jewelry exhibitions, many brands show and feature this product. At the exhibition some of the champions of this style include Hot Diamonds, Nikki Lissoni, Unique Jewelry with Mi iMenso and My Mundi.
In order for the concept of the interchangeable coin pendant to be successful, the necklace needs to break down into three individual parts: the long-length chain, the pendant or holder and the coin. Each maybe sold separately and made completely interchangeable. This would offer up endless combinations, and because of this the trend has that magic ingredient needed for all jewellery phenomena – the opportunity for repeat business through a collectible product.
As with most jewellery crazes, this product has already begun to gather up a strong following already in Europe. As this trend reaches its tipping point, it will be the U.S market which will bring about this wave, try not to get left behind.
Wow!! is the only word that can accurately describe this diamond. The ArchDuke Joseph is one those rare diamonds with alot of history and although being loose, managed to evade being “mysteriously” lost in the cracks of the underground market. Recently it was sold for over $20m at Christies which is high, but hey we know two things for sure, 1. the buyers had the cash and 2. History always adds value to jewelry. Whatever your reservations maybe, any diamond meeting these specifications are very rare and fall under the category of Art.
The specs of this diamond are below:
This magnificent historic, D-color, internally flawless, Type IIA, cushion-shaped perfect white diamond weighs 76.02 carats and is believed to have been originated in the legendary diamond district of Golconda India, 400BC – 1700AD. There are only fifty diamonds in the world from the Golconda region that weigh more than 20 carats.
The ArchDuke Joseph, timeless as well as priceless.