Luxury jeweller Nirav Modi opened his Madison Avenue store in style last month. Among the attendees at the grand reception were celebrities such as Golden Globe–nominated actress Naomi Watts, model Coco Rocha, and acclaimed Indian actress Nimrat Kaur, as well as members of the city’s illustrious elite.

FROM THE ARCHIVE:  Nadja Swarovski, the company’s creative director and vice-president of international communications, is a striking woman. She is also the great-great-granddaughter of Daniel Swarovski I, the man who founded the crystal company more than a century ago.

Mellerio dits Meller, the last French independent luxury jewellery firm and the oldest jewellery house in the world, is often cited as the “jeweller to queens” for most of the European monarchs over the past four centuries.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Peter Carl Fabergé was commissioned by Czar Alexander III to create the very first jewelled Imperial Easter egg as a 20th-anniversary present to his wife, who was said to have been so enchanted with it that the eggs became an annual tradition to the Russian court.