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BTS Glimpse into a NYC Brownstone

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 05.18.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Behind the Scenes glimpse into a New York City 84th Street Brownstone | BRG

Nothing says "single family living" in a town where living space comes at a premium like a New York City brownstone -- especially when that brownstone is located on the corner of Madison Ave and East 84th. Now, you can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a stately 84th Street home filled with old world charm.

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Black Diamonds ... Oh, So Unique

Jewelry & Fashion | PUBLISHED 04.24.21 | Susan Leeper
Black Diamonds are Fancy Colored Diamonds | BRG

Last week, we focused on all the fabulous shades of colored diamonds (brown, yellow, green, blue, red, pink, and purple). This week, our gemologist, Susan Leeper, brings us the glamour, allure, and extraordinary timelessness of the black diamond....

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Be Inspired by the Historic Le Cirque to Add Elements of Whimsy & Bold Design

Design & Decor | PUBLISHED 04.20.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Interior designer, Kati Curtis, shares her tips and designs that were inspired by Le Cirque | BRG

Thousands of celebrity chefs, a-listers, glitterati, and foodies have stood in the iconic NYC eatery, Le Cirque, from the time restauranteur Sirio Maccioni first introduced the establishment through its various moves throughout the city. Inspired by Le Cirques' over-the-top decor, one interior designer shares some tips on how you can introduce elements of bold color and whimsy into your home. Read more...

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Colored Diamonds of April ... Oh, So Pretty

Jewelry & Fashion | PUBLISHED 04.15.21 | Susan Leeper
Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, Pink, Blue, Purple, and Green diamonds. Diamonds are colorful | BRG

Who says diamonds should be white? Did you know that diamonds come naturally in a wide array of colors and hues ranging from the most common -- browns -- to the extraordinarily rare red diamond? Since the diamond is April's birthstone, we are celebrating the mighty diamond.

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Get an Insider's Sneak Peek at our Fabulous Arlington, TX Online Estate

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 03.29.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
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Join BRG-Dallas' general manager, Lisa Steele, as she presents a first floor estate tour of some of the fabulous items available in our Fabulous Arlington, TX Online Estate.

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Closing the Doors after 40 Years: When World Traveling Antique Dealers Retire

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 03.20.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Antique English Blue Willow Stoneware B & T Blackhurst & Tunnicliffe, Circa 1850 | BRG

After four decades in the antiques industry, renowned and respected antique dealers, Ed and Jane Grant are retiring. The couple supplied their showrooms with antiques and vintage finds from across the globe. Here are some of BRG's staff highlights in the sale.

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Jewelry Part VIII: Proper Care, Cleaning, & Storage

BRG Primers 101 | PUBLISHED 03.10.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Storage, cleaning & proper care for jewelry | BRG

Did you know that BRG's jewelry department has a GIA graduate gemologist and jewelry expert on staff? We recently sat down with her to learn the best DIYs to properly clean, store, and care for the treasures lying in your jewelry box.

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Jewelry Part VII - Jewelry Terms of Miscellany

BRG Primers 101 | PUBLISHED 02.02.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
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Some terms don't necessarily fall into the neat categories of gemology or metallurgy, but are nonetheless good to know. We've collected some miscellaneous jewelry terms -- most of them have to do with embellishments. Here are our terms of miscellany.

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Jewelry Part VI - Jewelry Metals Primer

BRG Primers 101 | PUBLISHED 01.20.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
Blingology - Jewelry Metals | BRG

Since the dawn of the Bronze Age, metals (precious, semi-precious, and non-precious) have become ubiquitous with jewelry. From tin to gold, popularity and values of metals ebb and flow. In our sixth installment of our jewelry series, learn some key terms and metals used in jewelry today.

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Former Attorney, Mayor, and Designer Extraordinaire: The Estate of William "Billie" Durham

On the Auction Block | PUBLISHED 01.11.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

A defense attorney and former mayor of Burlington, NC turned interior design firm entrepreneur, William ("Billy") Lewis Durham's career path was diverse, to say the least. He was a life-long connoisseur and collector of fine home furnishings. Billy's passion for home furnishings fed his entrepreneurial spirit and led him to begin two design businesses which sourced, curated, and provided exceptional design, antiques, and extraordinarily well-designed home good items. His name became ubiquitous for fine design in the interior space.

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