Google+ The Daily Jewel: 8/5/12 - 8/12/12


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bangalore's First Exhibition of Art Inspired by Jewellery

Sublime Galleria has set several precedents since its inception and now India's only Sky Gallery is all set to present for the first time ever in Bangalore, an art exhibition which is a fusion of jewellery and fine arts. On the occasion of 'Art Bengaluru 2012', Sublime Galleria brings together two great artists, with different mediums and art-forms - Pallavi Foley and Vijit Pillai to present 'By the Lomok Moonlight' - Art Inspired by Jewellery.
Hailed as one of India's best designers currently, Sublime Galleria is proud to present award-winning jewellery designer, Pallavi Foley's newest collection of wearable art, called 'By the Lomok Moonlight'.  And to complement her unique award-winning designs is acclaimed artist, Vijit Pillai , who has worked in conjunction with Pallavi and taken inspiration from her designs and the ideas behind them to come up with artworks that are avant-garde in form and colour.
"Travel has been my greatest source of inspiration, and this collection is inspired by the historical jewellery and traditions of the South-East Asian archipelago, where each motif and texture is rooted in reason. When I visualized this collection, it evoked a feeling of romance which I have expressed through the jewels, using pearls as the expression of moonlight, with motifs and textures which find their origins in history. I call it 'By the Lomok Moonlight'," added Ms.Pallavi Foley - renowned jewellery designer.
Acclaimed artist, Vijit Pillai commented on the collection, "My artworks have been inspired by Pallavi's exquisite jewellery and I have used textures, patterns and colours to create abstract forms that complement her designs. I have also used Buddha and Ganesha figures as backdrops in a few of the artworks to add a slight twist to the creations. To bring all these elements together and yet retain the original concept has been challenging, but enjoyable. My art is unpredictable, with inconclusive endings leaving a lot to the viewer's imagination - which is what makes it interactive and hopefully exciting!"

About the exhibition 
The stylization of both the artists - Pallavi Foley & Vijit Pillai is modern and contemporary. The jewellery art pieces do take inspiration from historical jewellery pieces, yet are a modern and avant-garde version of the same. The digital art is a unique abstraction, where jewellery becomes the protagonist and each form, a new artistic expression.
Pallavi's focus areas are the textures of the palm leaf and its abstractions, the simplistic hornbills, the leafy forms and sculptural tones with three-dimensional folds and curves, modern and layered.

The exhibition will be on at the Sublime Galleria in UB City during Art Bengaluru 2012 from 10-24 August from 11am to 8pm.
Ms. Uzma Irfan - Founder of Sublime Galleria said, "We, at Sublime, aim to introduce varied and unexplored mediums of art with each new exhibition. With this show, it gives me great pleasure to present two such talented and diverse artists who have worked in unison to seamlessly blend the art-forms of jewellery and fine arts and present both from a brand new perspective. This exhibition is a part of Art Bengaluru 2012 and we would like to invite participation from everyone to make this unique art festival a true success."

About Sublime Galleria
The Sublime Galleria, India's first Sky Gallery, founded by Ms.  Uzma Irfan  - Director, Corporate Communications, Prestige Group in 2009 is dedicated to the support and promotion of fine arts and performing arts. To this end, it regularly organizes exclusive art pageants featuring the work of upcoming artists. These shows and exhibitions are well attended by art connoisseurs and buyers from across the globe and offer budding artists a much needed platform to showcase their talent.

Located in UB City, which is today the city's hotspot for Fashion, Luxury and Fine Art, Sublime Galleria provides the perfect setting for the city's art aficionados to indulge their passion.

Strongly believing in the need to support young and upcoming artists, Uzma Irfan founded Sublime Galleria to help provide a platform for them to exhibit their work. Uzma believes that fine art is an integral part of our rich culture and we should strive to keep these art forms vibrant and accessible to society.

Sublime Galleria has promoted the works of several artists across categories. Some examples of the mélange of work exhibited at Sublime in the past include 'Genesis' by Simran KS Lamba - a unique presentation of mixed media artwork in coal tar, and more recently, 'Crossroads' - a unique celebration of Fine Art by four leading artists - G Subramanian, Gurudas ShenoyJasu Rawal and Milind Nayak.

Sublime Galleria has earlier showcased the works of Aamina Shazi, Amit Sharma, Anoop H, Ashish Parmar, CPB Prasad, Devanshi (Tina), Farah Ahmed, Kalabhakesari, Manoj MasandPallon DaruwalaPragya JainPriyanka Gupta AgarwalRupesh PatrickShukla Chowdhury, Simran KS Lamba, Soraya Taher Merchant, Srividya and Tala Afsin.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sotheby's August Dates for Consignment Opportunities

Magnificent Jewels
New York | December 5, 2012 

Now Accepting Consignments

We are delighted to announce our Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 5 December. Our Jewellery specialists will be travelling throughout the United States this summer, offering complimentary valuations.

Please contact our experts in New York:
at +1 212 606 7392
for enquiries or to schedule an appointment.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Official Olympic Jeweler - Links of London

Well the Olympics are almost over --- have you wondered about Olympic Jewelry? well I have!  ...thanks to the Centurion newsletter, we have the scoop!

Links of London the Official Olympic Jeweler
London, United Kingdom—Renowned silver jewelry brand Links of London was appointed to create the official jewelry collection celebrating the London 2012 Olympics. 

The jeweler has developed a broad collection of Olympic-inspired merchandise, created in sterling silver and incorporating playful beads and charms.  

The Sweetie Bracelet, left, features charms representative of some of the Olympic sports, such as badminton, swimming, and a coach’s whistle.

While the Friendship bracelets symbolize the spirit of the international games...the star of this collection is Team GB - in the colors of the Union Jack and priced for everyone to own...add the charm for your favorite sport!  After all that is Links of London's claim to fame - the build your own Charm bracelet CRAZE!

Christies South Kensington Jewellery Auction Sept. 5th


Wednesday 5 September 2012
85 Old Brompton Road, London

South Kensington Jewellery Auction - click for eCatalog

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hitex International Gems and Jewellery Exposition A Resounding Success

With over 10,000 guests the AOJ Media is considering this their first B2C show in Hyderabad, a success!

Jewelry - Celebrities - Looks like a fun time was had by all!

35th World Diamond Congress October 14-17, 2012

35th World Diamond Congress to be held October 14-17, 2012

Congress hosts launch of dedicated website for registration
The 35th World Diamond Congress (WDC), the joint biennial meeting of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) and the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), will be held in Mumbai, India, from October 14 to 17. The event is being organised and hosted by the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB).

Earlier this week, the organising committee launched a dedicated congress website that will be "a complete one-point access to all relevant information about the event." The website can be accessed at, and providesdetailed information on the event's schedule and programme, participating organisations, the hosts, information about registration, the venue hotel and room booking, social tours and post-congress optional programmes.

IDMA President Moti Ganz said India was the right place for this year's WDC due to the major role it plays in the global diamond and jewellery industries. "India is one of the leading manufacturing powers in the diamond and diamond jewellery industry and trade. At the same time, as our industry is going through some very challenging times, both in the rough and polished diamond market, it is also among the first to be affected by those challenges. Mumbai is therefore the correct place to discuss the state of our industry and to reach a consensus on how to propel our industry forward and increase its market share in the luxury consumer product market," he said.

One of the highlights of the congress will be a mini-conference.  The event "will focus on external and internal issues that confront the diamond industry, as a result of which it finds itself at a turning point today," the organisers said.

Ganz added that congress delegates had good reason to look forward to the event. "As this is the first time a World Diamond Congress will be held in India, I am sure our hosts will make it a most memorable event. It also gives delegates the opportunity to renew old acquaintances, and make new contacts with Indian diamond polishing and jewellery making companies."

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About IDMA
IDMA was founded and convened for the first time in 1946, in Antwerp. It is committed to fostering and promoting the highest ideals of honesty and best practice principles throughout the global diamond industry, as well as full compliance with all relevant national and international laws. The organization has developed and adopted a Code of Conduct, which is binding on all 15 member associations. IDMA also works to encourage fair and honorable practices and decent working conditions for industry employees; and to preserve, protect and promote consumer trust and confidence in diamonds. It encourages and supports social responsibility by the industry in respect to all citizens of the world. 

The Association has played an active role in establishing the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and is a co-founder of the World Diamond Council.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cultured Pearl Assoc. International Pearl Design Contest

The Cultured Pearl Association International  Pearl  Design Competition 2012-2013 

You are invited to enter the 3rd Annual International Design Contest, where your self expression for the PEARL is celebrated in the art form of jewelry.

The contest officially launched June 1, 2012 and runs to the September 3, 2012 deadline.  

Winners will be announced on November 1, 2012. 

Winning entries will be on display during the AGTA and JCK shows in 2013.

Celebrating one of the worlds most prized and mysterious gems, this contest invites artistic expression inclusive of ALL pearl varieties.  

Winners will receive award designation along with prestigious recognition from this world wide event. 

 For complete contest details visit   or call 888-31-Pearl  

The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc is a non profit group founded in 1957, comprised of the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and suppliers of Cultured Pearls in the  United States .

Our intention is to "cultivate" awareness, interest, demand and successful marketability of Cultured Pearls for the retail community and the consumer level. Through promotion, education, public relations and unwavering commitment we aim to inspire an authentic passion for all Cultured Pearl varieties.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Celebrity Jewel: On The 2012 Summer TCA Tour

What sounds like a Golf Tournament is actually the Television Industry's presentation of their new Fall Lineup.  Close to two weeks of panels, parties and presentations greeted the invited journalists at the Television Critics Association events

We are going to take a look at the JEWELS - and if you read carefully you will get some great hints of what is coming this Fall to a TV near you!

Disney/ABC Television Group
The cast of ABC's new show Nashville spoke as a panel about the latest addition to the Wednesday night line up!  Nashville is a family drama about a fading superstar who is forced to team up with a teen sensation or face the loss of her tour. The show premieres October 10 at 10/9c on ABC!

Hayden Panettiere looked very retro "Annie Hall" in an Alice + Olivia dress, J Brand jacket, Christian Louboutin shoes, a sweet fedora and  Sethi Couture earrings while speaking onstage with her cast mates at the 'Nashville' panel during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour.

Sethi Couture 18K White Gold Extra Large Hoop Earrings with White Diamonds. 

At the Disney/ABC Party later that evening Hayden glammed it up with Nashville co-star Connie Britton.  Connie is wearing a Marchesa dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, carrying a Judith Lieber bag with stunning Marcy Miller jewelry.

NBC/Universal Television

"Go On" - NEW from NBC/Universal Television.  Actress Laura Benanti joined co-star Matthew Perry onstage for a panel on their new NBC show "Go On"for the 2012 TCA Summer press tour NBC photo call.  Laura wore an AMIT GT dress with a watercolor bodice and exaggerated peplum skirt that she styled with Tresor earrings and an Adeler ring.

AMIT GT Printed Silk Cocktail Dress

Tresor 18K Yellow Gold Citrine and Diamond Simple Dangle Earrings

Adeler 14K Yellow Gold Hemimorphite Ring

Actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher was animated as she spoke onstage with cast members for  'Animal Practice' during day 4 of the NBC/Universal portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour.  JoAnna made her appearance wearing stacked Le Vian rings and Kabana bangles. 

Le Vian 14K Strawberry Gold® Band Ring with Chocolate Diamonds® and Vanilla Diamonds

Kabana 14K Rose Gold Bronze Mother of Pearl Bangle with Diamonds

Showtime Television

Actress Morena Baccarin spoke at the 'Homeland' discussion panel during the Showtime portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour - choosing Adeler earrings to complete her look.

Adeler 14 K Diamond and Black Onyx Earrings

Later that evening, Morena Baccarin chose a Maria Lucia Hohan dress from her Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, styled with Adeler earrings and Le Vian diamond bangles to the Showtime Summer TCA Party in Beverly Hills, July 29, 2012.
Maria Lucia Hohan 'Lexy' Silk Tulle Dress 

Adeler Moonstone & Quartz Earrings with White Sapphires 
Le Vian Chocolate Diamond Bangles 

Also at Showtime's 2012 Summer TCA Party, "Shameless" actress Emmy Rossum wore a stunning Black & White Lace Zuhair Murad, skillfully styled with Norman Silverman floral diamond earrings.

Norman Silverman 12.84 ct Diamond Earrings

The serial killer we all love, "Dexter" will be returning to the Showtime lineup.  Actress Yvonne Strahovski participated in the "Dexter" discussion panel during the Showtime portion of the 2012 Summer Television Critics Association tour,  wearing a Adeler cuff! 

Adeler 14K Gold Brushed Cuff,

Turning to a  floral embellished Little Black Dress for the evening festivities, Actress Yvonne Strahovski added Adeler Diamond Stud earrings for the Showtime Summer TCA Party.

Adeler Diamond Stud Earrings

CBS is bringing back the hilarious "Two Broke Girls with actress Beth Behrs who sparkled in Black & White and chose a Le Vian ring and earrings at the 2012 TCA Summer Tour CBS, Showtime and The CW Party

Le Vian 14K White Gold Stud Earrings with Vanilla Diamonds

Le Vian 18K White Gold Ring with Vanilla Diamonds

The ever patient cop who is responsible for the always in trouble "The Mentalist, Robin Tunney attended wearing a Isharya cuff to the CBS, Showtime and The CW 2012 Summer Tour Party.

Isharya 18K Gold Plated White Druzy Single Wire Cuff


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