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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

#WordlessWednesday Spotlight on Engagement Rings!

Dominic Favre / EPA. The blue diamond that sold.
Diamonds - Diamonds  - Diamonds....they seem to be all over the news lately!  

From the covet-able engagement rings of our favorite stars to the record breaking diamonds that are selling at auction.  

So, today we are going to look at some of the fun and more exciting (in my opinion) offerings in a #WordlessWednesday style!

Blake Lively's Lorraine Schwartz Engagement Ring

#WordlessWednesday is reserved for the few elite DesignLines that have that distinct look - when you see a piece you know immediately who designed it.  When Jewelry is this beautiful - words get in the way! 

A New Spin On The Solitaire...
Etienne Perret's Orange Diamond Swirl 
Danhov - Engagement ring Style Danhov_AE100
Old World Detail For Today...
Alishan - Engagement ring Style Alishan_R239-3 - Platinum or 18k

John Apel - Engagement ring Style John-Apel-1794

Vintage In A Modern World...

Renaissance Bridal Engagement Ring Collection via Engagement 101

Fay Cullen - Art Deco Sapphire Engagement Ring

If You MUST Do A Halo...

Henri Daussi Signature Cushion

Something New With A Custom Look...
Gorgeous & Engaged by Erica Courtney - Ellen 
Megan Thorne - Style Megan Thorne_Picture Frame Ring.
Atelier Minyon Opaque Brown Diamond Claw Ring

East - West - for Maximum Coverage...

Alishan - Engagement ring Style Alishan_R33
Ostbye - OB13A55/.75 Semi 

Etienne Perret - Pear-Tulip-yellowGold wht 800
Fay Cullen - East West Oval Art Nouveau Style
Fay Cullen Antique Platinum

Color Color Color - Trending Choice...
James Currens, J.W. Currens, Inc. Platinum "Lava" ring 
Fusaro PS284-PC Platinum Art-Deco Ring

Etienne Perret - the perfect Significant Other Ring

 Finally a NOD to just a few of the Diamond Rings 
in Sotheby's last Auction...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 21st - Christies Important Jewels - London



Christie’s London sale of Important Jewels on 12 December 2012 comprises 383 lots and offers the chance to acquire exquisite examples of jewels by the leading houses and designers including: Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron and Bulgari. Spanning four centuries, the sale presents a strong array of rare historic rings, diamonds and pearls, with estimates ranging from £1,000 to £800,000.
Leading the sale are an exquisite mid-19th century diamond tiara and a diamond and pearl necklace, formerly in the collection of The 1st Marchioness Conygnham (1769-1861), the last mistress of George IV (1762-1830), 
The necklace (estimate: £50,000 – 70,000) and tiara (estimate: £200,000 - £250,000) reflect the King’s desire that his court should be the most brilliant in Europe. Resplendent in his Field Marshal’s uniform with diamonds blazing from his hat and Garter star, His Majesty the King cut a magnificent and unforgettable figure on every official occasion. While he recognised the prestigious value of jewels, they also appealed to his sense of beauty and his commissions to the leading jewellers are an important aspect of his patronage of the arts.

George IV enjoyed giving jewels to the women in his life and often did so, The 1st Marchioness being especially favoured. Contemporary memoirs of 1829 recounting ‘’the wealth Lady Conygnham must have accumulated by savings and presents must be enormous, the King continues to heap all kinds of presents on her and she lives at his expense.” Until his death in 1830, Lady Conyngham was always at the King’s side, he proudly took her arm at dinner and he encouraged her to wear as many jewels as she liked so that she would be sure to stand out at court events.
The demand for high quality natural pearls continues to grow and this sale features a strong selection of natural pearls at a wide range of estimates and in varying forms. Leading highlights include an important natural pearl necklace which is expected to realise between £500,000 & £800,000, a necklace consisting of sixty natural pearls, alternately strung with seed pearls suspending a drop pearl (estimate: £60,000 - 80,000), and  a pair of art deco natural pearl and diamond ear pendants (estimate: £25,000 – 35,000).   
A particularly strong selection of emeralds will include a dress ring by Bulgari (estimate: £65,000 – 75,000), an emerald and diamond ring by Cartier (estimate: £70,000 – 90,000) and an impressive emerald and diamond tiara mounted by Cartier (estimate: £120,000 – 150,000). This tiara, with its diamond palm motifs, comes with a detachable chain for it to be worn as a necklace; such convertible tiaras continue to be very popular, maximizing usability for the owner.   
Since it was founded in 1847, Cartier has been a symbol of French Haute Joaillerie. Incomparable and timeless designs, together with gemstones of the highest quality and exceptional craftsmanship ensure that Cartier jewels remain some of the most sought-after amongst International collectors. Always a highlight of the London sale, the regular Cartier section features over 40 lots, from jewels and cufflinks to watches, clocks and accessories.  Jewellery highlights include an early 20th century diamond aeroplane brooch (estimate: £8,000 – 10,000). Dating from a time when women across the globe were beginning to develop a fascination with flying to rival that of their male counterparts, Cartier joined the popular celebration of these thrilling, beautiful and pioneering aviatrix whilst also answering a demand from their, perhaps slightly less adventurous clients who wished to share in this new and now most feminine of passions; flying.
A mid-20th century sapphire, emerald and diamond flowerhead clip brooch (estimate: £32,000 – 35,000), an early 20th century natural pearl and diamond star-shaped brooch (estimate: £15,000 – 20,000), and a pair of art deco ruby and diamond ear pendants (estimate: £25,000 – 35,000) are further jewellery highlights.
The desirable selection of watches features a lady’s 18 carat white gold and diamond ‘Baignoire’ wristwatch (estimate: £3,000 – 4,000) and a lady’s 18 carat gold wristwatch, (estimate: £2,000 – 3,000). A number of Cartier clocks include an enamel and silver-gilt miniature desk clock (estimate: £2,500 – 3,500).

Since their foundation in 1906 Van Cleef & Arpels has remained one of the most highly regarded jewellery houses; renowned for their original designs, high quality stones and impeccable craftsmanship, they are represented in this sale by a selection of over 20 jewels. Highlights include an art deco diamond and gem-set bracelet (estimate: £30,000 – 50,000), a ruby and diamond ‘Ludo’ bracelet (estimate: £5,000 – 7,000), and a diamond flower brooch (estimate: £35,000 – 45,000).
Related Sale Sale 5968
Important Jewels
12 December 2012
London, King Street

About Christie’s
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales in 2011 that totaled £3.6 billion/$5.7 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £502 million / $808.6m in 2011, an increase of 44% on the previous year.

Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Z├╝rich, and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Harry Winston Offers HOPE in Salon Communities

From the Harry Winston website:

The Harry Winston Hope Collection Bracelet launching in the Fall of 2012, was created to benefit leading nonprofit organizations that work toward improving the lives of children and adults in each of our Salon communities across the United States. This unique collection debuts in U.S. Salons with the limited edition Harry Winston Hope Collection Bracelet. To celebrate this debut, Harry Winston is donating 100% of the retail sales price* of each bracelet to leading local nonprofit organizations. Our goal is to provide vital support for our chosen organizations and to raise awareness of the important role each plays in inspiring hope and changing lives for those in need. The launch of the Harry Winston Hope Collection Bracelet is an important part of the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures charitable program and marks an exciting new chapter in our long-standing commitment to supporting our communities. For additional information on our charitable program please visit our philanthropy page. 

Be sure to click through for a list of charities being supported by the monies raised by the sale of the HOPE Bracelet.



Fine jewelry brand, CHARRIOL® USA, offers customers a gift with purchase 
at participating independent retailers nationwide, in addition to offering 
a chance to participate in an opportunity drawing with one grand prize winner 
and four runners-up – all to receive fabulous CHARRIOL® USA 

CHARRIOL® USA, renowned for their creation of cable jewelry, will partner with Paramount Pictures this holiday season for a consumer marketing campaign supporting the studio’s upcoming theatrical release of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D. 

The film, which opens nationwide December 21st tells the story of a young couple who when separated must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil® to find each other.
To celebrate the release of the film, CHARRIOL® USA will offer an exciting gift with purchase opportunity exclusively at 50 select independent fine jewelry retailers nationwide from November 15, 2012 – December 31, 2012. 

With any CHARRIOL® USA purchase made during the promotion, customers will receive two free tickets to CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D.
“We are excited to partner with this amazing film. This partnership provides us the opportunity to give the great fans of CHARRIOL® USA a special gift during the holiday season,” says CHARRIOL® USA Vice President, Ori Zemer. “By offering exclusive experiences to our fans, we not only allow them to continue their love for the CHARRIOL® USA brand with their purchase of a special item, but to continue their experience through one-of-a-kind events.”
Additionally, CHARRIOL® USA will offer an opportunity drawing at participating 
independent retailer locations. The grand prize will include a $2,000 CHARRIOL® USA shopping spree at the participating retail location where they entered, film-themed
prizes, and a private screening of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D in their hometown. The four runners-up will receive a CHARRIOL® USA Le Cirque bangle valued at $495 and CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D filmed-themed gift.

“We are so thrilled to have the Charriol brand adding to the excitement around this incredible film with their marketing campaign,” commented LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products and head of worldwide partnerships for Paramount Pictures. “What a perfect gift during the holidays - beautiful jewelry and a fantastic family film”.
The opportunity drawing will take place from November 15 - December 26, 2012 and the entire promotion will be supported by uniquely creative advertisements featuring art from the film alongside the CHARRIOL® USA product.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed
entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.

Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed  entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies.

PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.


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