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Sunday, April 20, 2014

#FabergeEaster - #DailyJewel Spotlight on Faberge!!!

When you think Easter you think Eggs - when you think Eggs you think Faberge!!!!




Faberge has been known for decades as the company that created the bejeweled eggs of the Russian Imperial family.  Faberge is a company whose reputation is based on one man's love of his wife...Tsar Alexander III was so enamored with his wife the Empress Maria Fedorovna that he had an original elaborately jewel encrusted egg made for her by the Faberge workshops each Easter.



FABERGÉ SALON
“Fabergé Easter” saw an exquisite Fabergé salon and exhibition space set up in Harrods, with the famed Brompton Road windows and façade dressed in Fabergé flags, telling the story of the legendary jewellery house.



A luxurious Fabergé salon will house the jewellery collection of one-of-a-kind, collectible pieces designed for Fabergé by Parisian artist jeweller Frédéric Zaavy. The much coveted collection will be showcased in its entirety for the first time since its creation, as a tribute to the late Frédéric Zaavy.
A Fabergé “Egg Bar” will offer customers an opportunity to discover the iconic egg pendants, while a bespoke in-store engraving service will allow clients to personalise precious gold egg pendants with a special message of their choice. A digital space will surprise and delight visitors.

Re-Discover Faberge!!!
Website:      http://www.faberge.com/
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/OfficialFaberge
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Faberge
Pinterest:    http://www.pinterest.com/faberge/

#FabergeatHarrods - Easter at Harrods with the Iconic Faberge




Have you seen Harrods window dressing for the Easter Holiday?   ...it is all about Faberge!   I know this is kind of late - but being a US based blogger just hasn't put my blog on Faberge's radar...yet!

But I thought it might be fun to share the new Easter tradition - Faberge at Harrods!!!



Harrod's April Magazine reported on it by saying...
"This week we are excited to announce the launch of 'Fabergé Easter' at Harrods.

A creative collaboration to celebrate Easter in-store with the iconic artist jeweller Fabergé. Along with taking over our iconic Bromton Road windows with their spectacular creations we will be exhibiting a rare masterpiece, an original Fabergé Egg – The Apple Blossom Egg, together with other historic Fabergé treasures. This Egg was designed in 1901 and is beautifully crafted in gold, diamonds and nephrite.

Fabergé have also created a luxurious salon which will house the jewellery collection of one-of-a-kind, collectible pieces designed for Fabergé by Parisian artist jeweller Frédéric Zaavy. The much coveted collection will be showcased in its entirety for the first time since its creation, as a tribute to the late Frédéric Zaavy."



HISTORIC FABERGÉ EXHIBITION
Fabergé and Harrods continue to make history this Easter by exhibiting a rare masterpiece, an original Fabergé Egg – The Apple Blossom Egg, together with other historic Fabergé treasures. This Egg was designed in 1901 and is beautifully crafted in gold, diamonds and nephrite. This is the very first time these rare masterpieces will be exhibited in the UK and in a non–museum environment.



FABERGÉ SALON
“Fabergé Easter” saw an exquisite Fabergé salon and exhibition space set up in Harrods, with the famed Brompton Road windows and façade dressed in Fabergé flags, telling the story of the legendary jewellery house.

A luxurious Fabergé salon will house the jewellery collection of one-of-a-kind, collectible pieces designed for Fabergé by Parisian artist jeweller Frédéric Zaavy. The much coveted collection will be showcased in its entirety for the first time since its creation, as a tribute to the late Frédéric Zaavy.

A Fabergé “Egg Bar” will offer customers an opportunity to discover the iconic egg pendants, while a bespoke in-store engraving service will allow clients to personalise precious gold egg pendants with a special message of their choice. A digital space will surprise and delight visitors.



HARRODS EXCLUSIVE
Faberge has been known for decades as the company that created the bejeweled eggs of the Russian Imperial family.  Faberge is a company whose reputation is based on one man's love of his wife...Tsar Alexander III was so enamored with his wife the Empress Maria Fedorovna that he had an elaborately jewel encrusted egg made for her by the Faberge workshops each Easter.

And in the Faberge tradition, they have created an exclusive jewel for Harrods...the Spiral Tassel pendant.

To celebrate the extravaganza, Fabergé has created a limited-edition Spiral Tassel Pendant, available exclusively at Harrods from 1st April 2014. The modern, playful, diamond-set egg comes with a stunning gemstone tassel, finished with amethyst, tsavorite, or spinel.

Welcome Back Faberge!
Website:     http://www.faberge.com/
Twitter:       https://twitter.com/OfficialFaberge
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Faberge
Pinterest:     http://www.pinterest.com/faberge/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Golden Celebrities and Golden Statues #OscarJewelry

Lupita Nyong'o layered on the Gold Jewelry from Fred Leighton

Celebrities who wore gold jewelry to the 86th Academy Awards this year include:

Amy Adams in Gold by Fred Leighton
LUPITA NYONG'O* – Fred Leighton 18k yellow gold and diamond headband., 19th Century yellow gold and diamond coiled snake bracelet, 18k yellow gold and rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings​18k yellow gold Frog ring, 19th Century yellow gold, pearl and diamond ring, 19th Century yellow gold and opal ring, 1960's 18k gold, turquoise, and diamond ring. 
 
AMY ADAMS* – Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds, Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold square modified brilliant yellow diamond bracelet, Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold ring with fire opal, pink sapphire, yellow diamond and spessertite beads and gold Tiffany Metro diamond band rings.

ANGELINA JOLIE* – Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels Collection yellow gold round diamond drop earrings.

CAMILLA ALVES* - Lorraine Schwartz rose gold and pink diamond earrings with rose gold and diamond ring.

LADY GAGA* – Lorraine Schwartz rose gold and 20 carat diamond studs, rose gold and diamond bracelet, and a rose gold and fancy grey diamond ring surrounded by pink diamonds.

KELLY OSBOURNE* – Solange Azagury-Partridge 18k yellow gold and diamond Crinoline earrings, 18k yellow gold and diamond Spaghetti Bombe ring, 18k yellow gold Skeleton square ring, and 18k yellow gold and diamond Offering ring.

COCO ROCHA – Azva 22k yellow gold earrings and 22k yellow gold vine cuff.

BRAD PITT – Robert Procop yellow gold and diamond tuxedo buttons and cufflinks.
Goldie Hawn in Gold from Lorraine Schwartz

PHARRELL – Lorraine Schwartz gold and yellow diamond studs and Be Happy gold bracelets with Ofira Jewels gold ball bracelets with multi color diamonds.

GOLDIE HAWN – Lorraine Schwartz rose gold 14 carat rose cut diamond ring, rose gold and diamond chandelier earrings, and rose gold diamond briolette drop necklace.

SALLY HAWKINS – Fred Leighton antique diamond double drop earrings in gold and old mine diamond ring set in gold.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH – Neil Lane yellow gold and diamond pin wheel earrings, yellow gold chain bracelet, and yellow gold and diamond ring.

Pharrell in Gold by Lorraine Schwartz
LOUISE ROE – Chopard 18k rose gold diamond bangle, champagne brown diamond briolette chandelier earrings set in 18k rose gold, and brown bear Animal World Collection 18k rose gold ring with brown diamonds, onyx, and blue sapphires.

JOHN LEGEND – Gentleman by David Thomas and Jason of Beverly Hills yellow gold and white diamond button cufflinks and yellow gold and white diamond lapel buttonhole.

IRELAND BALDWIN – H.Stern Iris 18k noble gold with diamond earrings and Iris 18k noble gold with diamonds ring.

RYAN SEACREST – Gentleman by David Thomas and Jason of Beverly Hills white gold with onyx button cufflinks.

MICHAEL B. JORDAN – Gentleman Collection by David Thomas and Jason of Beverly Hills white gold star collar.


Jaime King in Shaun Leane Gold Earrings

Celebrities who wore gold jewelry to 2014 Oscar parties include:

ALISON BRIE – Dana Rebecca gold jewelry.

AMY POEHLER – Paolo Costagli 18k gold Brillante earrings with L Frank 18k diamond wrap bangles and 18k gold and aquamarine Kings ring.

HELENA CHRISTENSEN – Pamela Love Fine 18k gold and diamond Arch ring, 18k gold and diamond Arch cuff, and 18k gold and diamond five spike earrings.

JAIME KING  - Shaun Leane 18k yellow gold and white diamond hook earrings.

PATRICIA CLARKSON – Lana gold Lumos drop earrings.


Thank you to the group at Love Gold for all the GOLD 
details!    http://www.lovegold.com/

Monday, April 14, 2014

CIBJO's Diamond Special Report focuses on synthetics...

CIBJO's Diamond Special Report focuses on synthetics,
announces conference to examine challenge they pose industry  

MILAN, ITALY: April 9, 2014 - With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow , the third of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Diamond Commission, headed by Udi Sheintal, the report focuses on the challenge posed by the influx of synthetic diamonds into the pipeline, and announces that on the first afternoon of the congress, on Monday, May 19, a special conference will be held to examine the issue, featuring several of the leading experts in the field and a cross section of the industry's leadership.
  
"To successfully position the industry, so that gem-quality synthetic diamonds can be absorbed into the product mix without threatening the integrity and status of natural diamonds, we need a panoramic strategy, which addresses a variety of elements and disciplines," writes Mr. Sheintal. These include research and technology into the methods used to create synthetic diamonds and the instruments and systems required to detect them, legal and ethical questions that are raised, including sanctions that could be imposed against those who do not disclose that diamonds are synthetic, and methods of marketing that enable consumers to differentiate between natural and synthetic diamonds. 
  
"As is always the case in CIBJO, the ultimate yardstick as to how our industry should address the challenge of synthetic diamonds, or any other challenge for that matter, is what is the strategy that will best serve the interests of consumer confidence, both in the products we produce and sell, and in our industry itself," Mr. Sheintal writes.
  
To download a full copy of the report, PLEASE CLICK HERE .

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The 2014 CIBJO Congress will take place in Moscow, Russia, May 19-21, 2014, with pre-congress meetings on May 17 and May 18. The congress will be hosted by the Russian Jewellers' Guild, whose headquarters will also serve as the main congress venue.

Busy, Happy Buyers and Sellers ay IDE's U.S. and International Diamond Week

US & International Diamond Week: 
Industry leaders praise IDE's branding efforts

"There are 401 buyers on the floor!" This announcement came through the public announcement system at noontime on the third day of the U.S. and International Diamond Week in Israel, throughout the four buildings of the Israel Diamond Exchange  (IDE) complex in Ramat Gan.  Traffic on the IDE trading floor was very dense and every table  sellers and buyers were hard at work.   



"It is a fantastic event, and I usually refrain from speaking in superlatives," IDE president Shmuel Schnitzer said. "There is a great mood on the trading floor, and this represents the optimism we generally feel in the diamond and jewelry business worldwide. We have hundreds of buyers on the floor who have arrived from all corners from the world, and this is very encouraging. The U.S. and International Diamond Week in Israel is a most important effort to brand our exchange in particular and the Israeli diamond industry and trade at large," he added.



Roberto Coin, the renowned Italian jewelry designer, manufacturer and retailer, said he was impressed with the IDE's effort to brand Israeli's diamond trade. At the conclusion of the Diamond Week's first day, he gave the event's participants a fascinating talk on branding. He summarized his address in a taped interview which is featured below.



Reuven Kaufman, president of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York emphasized - also in a taped interview - the importance of the close cooperation between the IDE and the DDC. "Our bourses and the respective memberships complement each other and together create great business opportunities that are win-win scenarios and add significant value, to the members of both our exchanges. The format of the U.S. and International Diamond Week in Israel is proving itself once again to be very beneficial for the international diamond business," Kaufman said.   

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows - Spring Pier Antique Show - March 29 - 30, 2014


U.S. Antique Shows - Spring Pier Antique Show
The Show Will Be Hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014



U.S. Antique Shows announced today that the internationally famed and ever popular Pier Antique Show will once again return to Pier 94 on March 29-30, 2014. Recognized as New York City’s largest antique event, the show will feature more than 400 exhibitors of quality antique furniture, jewelry, decorative and fine arts.
“Our exhibitors are really excited to bring a wide range of merchandise back to Pier 94 for our March show,” says Fair Development Director Andrea Canady. “We also have several new exhibitors that will be showcasing collections never before seen in the New York area. We feel that the addition of these new dealers, along with the many returning dealers, creates anticipation and enjoyment for our attendees.” 

Visitors can look forward to acquiring pieces from the 18th century through 1980s at the upcoming March Pier Antique Show. Items include a wide variety of kitchen and home décor, paintings, antique jewelry, art glass, ceramics and more. A varied selection of vintage clothing, jewelry and handbags will also be available.

Harry Greenberger of HG Limited has exhibited at the Pier Antique Show for more than 20 years. “Our theme for the March show is April Showers Bring May Flowers and we’re bringing a collection of mid-century umbrella stands. We also specialize in American handmade hammered aluminum from 1930s to 40s.” He continues, “We return to the Pier Antique Show every year because there’s no market like New York…It’s the most exciting and all the major buyers are located there. It’s the only show we do and we bring new collections each time!”

Show times are Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 and is valid for reentry both show days. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, call 239.732.6642 or visit www.PierAntiqueShow.com
About U.S. Antique ShowsThe Pier Antique Show is produced by U.S. Antique Shows, a division of GLM. U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s largest producer of indoor antique shows, focuses on presenting a wide range of antiques as well as antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches to 50,000 consumers annually. The company is the only producer that serves the unique needs of the antique and antique jewelry industry supporting sales in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York. Their shows host internationally recognized dealers promoting the purchase of rare and unusual historic merchandise to antiques collectors, novice enthusiasts,socialites and celebrities. U.S. Antique Shows draws more than 3,000 dealers from 22 countries worldwide exhibiting their signature collections in 400,000 net square feet across nine shows.

For more information: 
visit www.USAntiqueShows.com,

like them on Facebook:Facebook.com/PierAntiqueShow

follow them on Twitter: @USAntiqueShows 

and explore their Pinterest: pinterest.com/USAntiqueShows. 

...and check out their new blog at www.USAntiqueShows.com/TheQuill.aspx.


Monday, March 10, 2014

PGI's Platinum Innovation Awards in their 5th Year! Submissions Due April 10th


PGI IS HAVING AN ANNIVERSARY!

PLATINUM GUILD INTERNATIONAL USA ANNOUNCES 
THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 
OF THE PLATINUM INNOVATION AWARDS SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 10th

Since its inception in 2010, the Platinum Innovation Awards have served to spark inspiration and excitement amongst the jewelry trade and to increase the passion for platinum design. Platinum Guild International (PGI USA) in conjunction with JCK Las Vegas is pleased to continue the momentum on the fifth anniversary of the competition and announce a call for entries for the JCK 2014 Platinum Innovation Awards. The Awards will be held at JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, May 30 through June 1, 2014. The deadline to submit design information and images is April 10, 2014 and complete platinum product submissions are due April 25, 2014. Exhibitors from JCK, as well as the LUXURY, Elite Enclave and AGTA Shows are welcome to participate.



The fifth year of the competition welcomes new elements. PGI-USA is pleased to collaborate with the American Gem Trade Association who will sponsor the Platinum and Colored Gemstone category open to AGTA members only. Additionally, to commemorate the fifth year of the competition, PGI USA is introducing a new anniversary themed design challenge category where designers are encouraged to design one platinum piece inspired by the traditional five-year anniversary gift of wood. The category offers designers a true opportunity to express their individuality and creativity by exploring the theme however they see fit.

The full list of categories is as follows:
Fifth Anniversary Platinum Innovation Awards Challenge
Platinum Engagement Ring
Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (settings under $2500 retail)
Platinum Wedding Band
Platinum Men’s Jewelry
Everyday Platinum Fashion Jewelry (women’s)
Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry
AGTA Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Entrants for the Platinum Innovation Awards can log on to the site at http://platinumguild.com/en-US/news-press/platinum-innovation-awards to view guidelines, FAQs, and to submit.

Entrants are welcome to submit up to one design per category and will automatically become “nominees” into this year’s competition upon submission. All supplied photos will be featured on PGI USA’s press websitewww.pgi-press.com. Awards will be granted twice in each category, based on one Editor’s Choice and one Buyer’s Choice Award. One special Best in Show award will go to the design that receives the highest, cumulative number of votes. Judging will begin on May 6th at an exclusive Editor Preview Event in New York City. Editor’s choices will not be revealed until after the buyers have voted at the shows.

“The Platinum Innovation Awards have become an industry trademark amongst those who are passionate about working in platinum” says PGI-USA CEO Huw Daniel. “With each contest, we see increased ingenuity and a sense of pride in participation. We are excited to see what the new element in the competition will inspire and anticipate that we will see the greatest level of innovation in platinum design to date.”

Winners in each of the eight categories will be announced on June 1, 2014, and will receive a generous promotional benefits package.

For complete details and to submit your best platinum designs, please visit www.platinumguild.com. The deadline for all entries is April 10, 2014.

About PGI-USA:
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its, pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade. PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visitwww.platinumguild.com

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