David Birnbaum / Rare 1:
A Realm of Fashion Perfection
in Gemstone Jewelry
Within the rarified air of the unimaginably wealthy, the lore and lure of perfect gemstones is made a reality by at least one contemporary private jeweler in New York, Rare 1’s David Birnbaum. Typically jewelers like Cartier and DeBeers sell to the top 2 percent of the population, however his clients are in the top 0.1 percent, those recognized as the ultra, mega rich, or in other words, Global Gazillionaires! David himself describes the experience as "impeccable design meets fantasy with a contemporary twist."
The company travels the world looking for only the most perfect D flawless diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and more. Birnbaum’s private clients enjoy the model he has built similar to a Parisian atelier. Some uniquely designed pieces seem contemporary while others look as if they came from Old Hollywood. Art Deco inspirations all the way to regal diamonds worn by vintage Movie Stars make the wearer of these jewels feel like they are Elizabeth Taylor, who always followed the motto, ‘never borrow, only buy.’ Rare 1 unites opulent design with personal dreams to make fantastic wishes come true.
So exclusive is the atelier/salon, few people are ever allowed into the inner sanctum, and fewer owners of these matchless gems are ever revealed, to anyone. Very infrequently movie stars and some royalty are photographed and their jewelry traced to Rare 1, such as James Gandolfini’s purchase of his fianceee’s engagement ring, Goldie Hawn at a premiere or gala or former first lady Laura Bush next to her husband George. Their newest creation, a 16 diamond 90 carat D flawless bracelet selling for over $30 Million is breathtaking. If you have the wherewithall, call ahead for an appointment if you hope to see the singular pieces of posh art.
Correspondent, Vogue Italia
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David Birnbaum / Rare 1: The Ultimate Original Source