Friday, October 17, 2008

Nice Ice

It looks like the most elaborate jewelry store on earth — except for that fact that none of the pieces are on sale. While tomorrow marks the opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art's latest exhibit Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique we got a sneak peek today during the media preview. From brooches and opera glasses (even dominos) diamonds and gems adorned everything. We were left breathless of all the opulence and grandeur and definitely jealous of the people who have been lucky enough to wear these amazing pieces in the past. Take the Lalique necklace above. Who wouldn't want to wear that? 

(Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. René Lalique (French, 1860 –1945). Necklace with Insect Women and Black Swans, (Chased gold, enamel on gold, plique-à-jour enamel, Australian opal, Siberian amethyst, c. 1900). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Lillian Nassau, 1985 (1985.114) Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris)

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