Van Cleef & Arpels’ Legacy and Artistry by Cooper-Hewitt

The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels will showcase more than 300 timepieces, fashion accessories, design drawings, images from the firm’s archives and, of course, an abundance of jewelry in six themes that reflect its legacy: Innovation, Transformation, Nature, Exoticism, Fashion, and Personalities. The Innovations category highlights the brand’s Mystery Setting, a 1933 patented technique in which stones are cut …

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Most Expensive Snakes

  Anyone interested in expensive snakes should know of Bob Clark. He is, after all, responsible for breeding some of the world’s most expensive snakes. In fact, he produced the only known genetic striped ball python. The python gets its name from the wide, black-bordered, yellow stripe along its back. Clark currently sells these expensive ophidians for $5,000 apiece. A …

Victoria Scott-RichardsMost Expensive Snakes