This Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery Set chrysanthemum brooch, shown with a sketch for its design, was made by the house in 1937.

The Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery Setting Continues to Enchant Collectors

The ingenious technique is having a moment.

How Top Designers Are Updating Paul R. Williams Homes for Today

The celebrated architect is responsible for some of the most famous buildings in Los Angeles. Here, we talk to six interior designers about how they've juggled preservation and modernization when revamping houses by Williams.

Stacked or Solo, Diamond Eternity Bands Are Forever in Style

They’re often worn as wedding rings, but they’re fashionable, too — indispensable, supremely sparkling jewelry wardrobe staples that you’ll turn to again and again.

12 Calming Spaces Designed to Soothe the Soul

In these heavenly homes, the designers consciously introduce an air of tranquility.

ARTNOIR Curator Larry Ossei-Mensah Shares His 1stDibs Art Picks

The art-world hotshot brings his expert eye to our Black History Month collection.

What Is Pop Art? The Movement Defined

Here, we take a deep dive into America's favorite contemporary art style — Pop art!
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Colorful Gemstones Are a Brilliant Choice for Engagement Rings

If diamonds don’t seem right, what about a magnificent sapphire, ruby or emerald?
photo of Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali

12 Famous Artists’ Signatures and What They Can Tell You

Graphology, or the study of handwriting, has long been an area of fascination. We analyze the signatures of celebrated creators and share our insights.

The ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Costumer Shares Her Strategy for the Show’s Haute 1960s Fashions

Gabriele Binder talks us through some of the iconic designer looks that inspired Beth Harmon's coquettish style in the hit Netflix series.
art deco poster and art nouveau poster side by side

Art Deco vs. Art Nouveau: Period Features and Examples

The two styles, both prominent in early-20th-century design, are easy to distinguish if you know what to look for.
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