I know some of you do not "do" Instagram and I have been posting images for the Vintage Fashion Guild's account there - @vintagefashionguild. I am going to post this particular yellow diamond “bee ring” by Jean Schlumberger. It was made for Mrs. Paul Mellon, who gave him the diamond to set in a ring of his design. One source says the diamond was 8.8 carats, another says 11.3 carats. It was purchased for $1.08 million at a Sotheby’s auction in 2011. Schlumberger joined Tiffany as a “signature designer” in 1956. He was the first jewelry designer to win the Fashion Critics’ Coty Award in 1958. Before Tiffany he began his career creating buttons for Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s. Schiaparelli later commissioned him to design costume jewelry for her firm. He is perhaps best known for the brooch below - Tiffany's "A Bird on the Rock" brooch which features a 128.54 carats yellow diamond in a fanciful setting typical of Schlumberger's style.