Workstead's recessed lighting for the Dewberry hotel in Charleston was influenced by Villa Necchi.

How Villa Necchi Campiglio Plays Muse to All Sorts of Designers

Creatives have channeled the mystique of this Milanese mansion into a variety of media.

Why Cartier and Boucheron Jewelry Ruled the Edwardian Era

Get to know the looks that defined this period of glamour and frivolity.

What to Wear to Coachella

The California music festival has become as much about the fashion as the performances, so we asked some 1stdibs dealers to share their favorite concert-friendly clothing, jewelry and accessories.
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Are Men’s Engagement Rings the New Proposal Trend?

Engagement bling isn't just for brides-to-be anymore.

Our Guide to 15 Gemstone Cuts You Should Know

Can you spot the difference between an Asscher-cut diamond and an emerald-cut diamond? Here's how.

Victorian Jewelry: Unpacking the History

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception.
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How to Buy a Vintage or Antique Engagement Ring

Will your beloved be enchanted by an Edwardian ring or a trendy Art Deco piece? We clue you into period styles and tips for finding the perfect ring.

Frighteningly Beautiful Memento Mori and Mourning Jewelry

Considering your fate and honoring the dead are the messages behind these centuries-old styles.

What to Know about Black Diamonds (They’re Not All Cursed)

This mysterious gem isn't for everyone, and that's part of the appeal.

What Makes Art Nouveau Jewelry So Collectible?

The first art and design movement of the 20th century was all about celebrating beauty of women and nature.
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