Collectibles

Building a Personal Library by the Book

Building a Personal Library by the Book

January 2017

Building a personal library starts with inspiration—and quickly becomes a passion. There are some readers for whom a Kindle is all they’ll ever need, but others who desire the romance and beauty of shelf after shelf of beloved, bound books. Starting your collection requires a combination of careful investment, conscientious care and true devotion.

Will Millennials Still Say “I Do” with a Diamond?

Will Millennials Still Say “I Do” with a Diamond?

By Maggie Reynolds
mreynolds@chubb.com

For some, a diamond is merely a compressed piece of coal that was created roughly 100 miles below the earth’s surface. Others feel this enchanting stone, formed under intense heat and pressure, over the course of one billion years, is one of the few chosen symbols that contribute to romance and lifelong attachment.

Image above: ©Twenty20.

The World’s Best Art Fairs

The World’s Best Art Fairs

Last year, the New York Times called a dip in attendance at the world’s art fairs “fair fatigue,” citing Skate’s Art Market Research that “1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art fairs in 2014, a 7.4 percent decline from the year before.”

Midcentury Furniture and Designers

Midcentury Furniture and Designers

The market for midcentury design shows no signs of slowing. The resurgence of this style means original pieces are in high demand at auctions and specialty shops. Retailers from Target to CB2 sell midcentury-inspired pieces—but there’s no such thing as replicated authenticity. Our guide offers tips on finding masterpieces from the era and seamlessly incorporating them into your home now.

Designer Handbags

Designer Handbags

September 2016

Doesn’t everyone want to carry this season’s “it” bag? From Carrie Bradshaw’s famous Fendi to the more recent waitlists for Mansur Gavriel’s sleek bucket bags, a fabulous purse is the favorite investment of many a fashionista.

Going for Gold: The World of Olympic Collectibles

Going for Gold: The World of Olympic Collectibles

In 2015, “Miracle on Ice” goaltender Jim Craig announced his hopes to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the famous 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, when the United States hockey team beat first the Soviet Union and then Finland to skate away with the gold medal. The victories led to some of the most indelible images in Olympic history, including Craig draped in an American flag after the U.S. defeated Finland in the final game. Among the items on the block would be the flag, his gold medal and his game-used jersey from the Soviet Union game.