1970s 18K gold octopus ring with ruby eyes, stamped. Kurt Wayne fled Austria and landed in America with a unique aesthetic and a will to survive. He apprenticed with an Austrian jeweler who taught him survival techniques and craftsmanship.
Cited for her “elegance in an era of bling,” Dana Kraus founded DK Farnum Estate Jewelry after years spent marketing luxury goods at publications like Gourmet, Elle, The Washington Post, and Fortune. Specializing in signed, one-of-a kind 20th-century estate jewelry, her inventory glitters with iconic names like Verdura, Van Cleef Arpels, Schepps, Webb, and beyond.