FB13What is de Vera“Established in San Francisco in 1991 by Federico de Vera as a creative undertaking in lifestyle, de Vera has come to symbolize a singular point of view in the beauty of objects as well as display. Curiosity of the natural world, passion for collecting and presentation, and desire to evolve has resulted in the opening of two New York City locations in 2003 and 2010.”

The de Vera galleries “show a finely curated selection including Venetian glass, Japanese lacquer, ivory carvings, 18th century religious figures and antique jewelry. Another unique focus is de Vera jewelry incorporating rare antique elements such as Roman intaglios and Georgian brooches, with precious gemstones including rose-cut diamonds, baroque pearls and Sardinian coral.”

As much as I would like to visit one of these galleries on my next trip to New York (and I very well may) I was pleased to see de Vera has produced a couple of books, one displays jewelry and the other, objects.  The de Vera website features images from each of these books and they are truly wonderful

See images from the de Vera jewelry book here.

See images from the de Vera objects book here.

The de Vera website is also worth a visit if only for the gorgeous image on the home page.