Archive for January, 2010

Cartier at Last Month’s Art Basel Miami Beach
Posted on January 27, 2010
Cartier approached renowned Italian architect Alessandro Mendini to create an object d'art using fine and precious gems that can no longer be used in classical jewelry as the stones have been pierced, dismounted, and engraved. Mendini took the gems and created a precious column of pearls, emeralds, sapphires, mandarin garnets, moonstones, diamonds, chalcedonies and rubies and constructed a column almost eight feet high. The piece incorporates 50 pounds of 18 kt pink gold and more than 17,000 carats of gems.Read the rest on Firstwater News. ... Read More
Ann Dexter-Jones Debuts Jewelry Line at Art Basel
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Ann Dexter-Jones Debuts Jewelry Line at Art Basel, according to HauteLiving.British born New York City socialite, Ann Dexter-Jones is hitting Miami’s Art Basel for more reasons than just checking out the incredible and vast amounts of art. Dexter-Jones will be debuting her line of jewelry during the world-famous Art Basel Miami Beach. Well-known in part due to her famous children, Samantha, Mark, and Charlotte Ronson, as well as rocker husband Mick Jones, Ann Dexter-Jones has been building her own empire for years now. The multi-talented and always on the run mother of five is trying her luck in the jewelry designing business. So far, it seems to be catching on like most things Dexter-Jones sets her mind to.  Her new line of rock-inspired trendy jewelry will be... Read More
Honora Has Hope For Haiti – pearl necklace fundraiser
Posted on January 25, 2010
The need for aid in Haiti is clear and Honora wants to help.  With this in mind they have created a pearl necklace from the colors of Haiti’s flag and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the ongoing efforts. "Inspired by initiatives from our friends at 12for12K, we will donate all proceeds from our 36″ 7-8MM Cherry and Navy Blue Freshwater Pearl Necklace to the Naples, FL based charity, Hope for Haiti," said Michael Schechter of Honora. visit the Honora blog here for more info and to make your purchase. This necklace is only available through The Honora Store in New York City and can be ordered via phone at 212.308.8708 or through email at retail57@honora.com. ... Read More
Fine Jewels on the Red Carpet at SAG Awards 2010
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Stunning Erica Courtney® jewelry rocked the red carpet this past weekend at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winters, Dexter’s Lauren Velez, True Blood’s Carrie Preston, Glee’s Jane Lynch, Amber Riley, and Naya Rivera all looked Drop Dead Gorgeous®.  Nicole Kidman in Van Cleef & Arpels (looks vintage, no?) and it seems from the same style book as Julia Roberts last week at Golden Globes. Love seeing something different! Gabourey Sidibe in Martin Katz jewelry. Diane Kruger in Harry Winston rubies. According to justJared.com Juilanna Marguilis sported a Cartier white gold and diamond deco Mandala cocktail ring and 19th century pear shaped diamond pendant earrings, in silver on gold by Fred Leighton.Can you... Read More
Vicenza sees attendance rise nearly 37 percent
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As seen on NationalJeweler.com: January 25, 2010 Vicenza, Italy--The 62nd annual Vicenzaoro First jewelry fair, the first major show of 2010, closed Thursday with show organizers saying attendance was up 36.6 percent over the 2009 show. Attendees numbered 17,969 at the end of the sixth and final day of the show, compared to 13,154 in 2009, a press release issued Friday said. According to the release, the countries best represented at the show were France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Israel, Turkey and the United States. Walking the show's aisles were a number of high-profile luxury buyers from around the world, including Scott Martin of U.S.-based Saks Fifth Avenue. Show organizers suggest that the increase in attendance may be attributable to an increase in demand for gold... Read More
Generation B – The Accidental Hacker – NYTimes.com
Posted on January 24, 2010
LIKE a lot of boomers, Allan Goldstein, 60, has mixed feelings about the online world he inhabits. As a college teacher — he’s the assistant director of the writing program at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University — he works with young people and feels pressure to keep current. He uses an electronic blackboard system to post his syllabus, class assignments and grades online, but he doesn’t trust it. “There are glitches,” he said. “The school’s system has crashed a few times. They want us to use it, but I back everything up on paper.” via www.nytimes.com While we're all for the digital revolution, I thought I'd share a cautionary tale. We seem to be exchanging ease for common sense. But at least we still have the choice to put our common... Read More
Have you seen Tayla Cousins posts from W Editors Blog
Posted on January 23, 2010
I haven't seen Gilian from Turkey yet, but if Tayla says it's cool....then it must be off the hook. ... Read More
You can Vote for your Favorite Golden Globes Jewelry at INstyle.com
Posted on January 18, 2010
 Click photo to go to Instyle.com so you can vote - and see what's tracking as most popular. ... Read More
Jewelry Scene on Celebs at the 2010 Golden Globes
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Those damn asymetrical strap dresses are killing the necklace this year!Otherwise, it's been a good (but not great) jewelry red carpet. My hands down favorites are Courtney Cox's topaz earrings, Drew Barrymore's Lorraine Schwartz moonstone ring the size of the moon, Kate Hudson's pearl and diamond tassel earrings and Felicity Huffman's diamond drops (barely seen but I adored!). And let's not forget Julia Robert's huge (and trend setting) Van Cleef & Arpels necklace  (thanks to JustJared.com for the quick info).  Julianne Moore rocked 115 carat emerald earrings, and thanks to the eagle eye of The Jewelry Insider on her blog, http://jewelry01.blogspot.com, we assume these are the same Bulgari earrings she wore in their latest... Read More
I missed Project Runway Day in NYC – did you?
Posted on January 16, 2010
image from Racked.com:Thanks to my favorite new NYFashionista blog, Racked.com, I never miss a trick even when I can't get into Manhattan to shop.This report on the Project Runway PR coup just made me smile:"What would lure us into standing outside in midtown for over an hour on this cold Manhattan day? Why, the chance to see Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and our beloved Tim Gunn celebrating Project Runway's return to New York! They were there to help the city proclaim today "Project Runway Day" and temporarily name Seventh Avenue at the Needle Threading a Button statue "Project Runway Avenue."   read the Racked.com blog here ... Read More