Google+ The Daily Jewel: 11/24/13 - 12/1/13


Friday, November 29, 2013

Claudio Pino is "Catching Fire"!

It was October when Montreal based Jewelry Designer Claudio Pino, posted this cryptic message on his Facebook page...

"Guess who's wearing my ring? À qui est la main ?
Fantastic News!!! My rings were selected by The Hunger Games styling movie team for the character played by Stanley Tucci for the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. I would like to thanks Lilian M Raji, The Lilian Raji Agency, and the stylists who have make this possible!"

In October 2012, The Lilian Raji Agency presented Claudio Pino's jewelry to Trish Summerville, costume director for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Impressed with Claudio's artistry, Trish chose several pieces to be worn by characters played by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz.

Below are the first set of images from the posters and movie, along with the chosen Claudio Pino rings.

Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci)
wearing Claudio Pino's Black Velvet Ring (2013)/Hunger Games - Catching Fire!
In an extensive interview with JCK Magazine, Pino describes his Black Velvet Collection and Vena Amoris, the ring that was chosen for the film

"Black Velvet is a collection that emphasizes the contrasts between darkness and light, hardness and softness, and toughness and tenderness. It juxtaposes darkness with unexpectedly bright luxury details."

Claudio describes the Interactive Mirror Ring: Inspired by the old navigational instruments, the Interactive Mirror Ring proposes a third eye with a kinetic mirror that rotates 360 degrees in four directions—south, north, west, east—thanks to a carefully designed and complex mechanism. The movement of the mirror reflects light and shines in all directions following the movement of the hand of the wearer. The ring questions not only the power of rings but also the importance of their interaction with the wearer, and comes alive only when it finds its owner.
Interactive Mirror (Hunger Games) A kinetic Ring.14k gold, 925 sterling silver, mirror, carnelians, pearls
When asked by Melissa Rose Bernardo, Managing Editor at JCK: What kind of feedback have you received since your ring appeared on the Tucci poster?

Claudio Responded: The outcomes are amazing! Since the posters of Caesar Flickerman went out, I received more than 100 emails. A few have been asking me for custom rings in the same spirit of the one selected for this character. Hunger Games is certainly a big hit, which implies so many real fans of this spectacular story by Suzanne Collins.

I hope that this is just the beginning for this extremely talented designer...and that this article whet your appetite to see more of his work!

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World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) Announces Plans For 2014 Congress in Moscow

CIBJO to Hold 2014 Annual Congress
 in Moscow, May 19-21 

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2014 annual congress 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.

The main congress venue will be the 19th Century Hotel Metropol, which is located in the heart of historic Moscow, within short walking distance from the Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoi theatre. Sessions during the final two days of the event will be held at Estet Jewellery House.

Serving as the official venue for the meeting of the CIBJO Assembly of Delegates, the CIBJO Congress will gather in Moscow the members of national jewellery and gemstone associations from more than 40 countries and representatives of many of the industry's most important commercial bodies. The congress also serves as a forum for CIBJO's professional commissions, and is the venue at which its Diamond, Coloured Stones, Pearl, Precious Metals and Gemmological Blue Books are discussed and updated.

"We are delighted to accept the generous invitation of the Chairman and Board Members of the Russian Jewellers' Guild to hold our congress in Moscow," said Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO. "Russia represents the length and breadth of our industry, with massive supplies of raw minerals, diamonds and coloured gemstones, a fast developing jewellery industry, and one of the world's most exciting jewellery markets. The congress will provide an invaluable opportunity to explore the new frontiers it offers our business, and also to visit this fascinating city and country. "

"The Russian jewellery community looks forward to the opportunity of welcoming our colleagues from around the world, and introducing them to our industry and our market" said Gagik Gevorkyan, Chairman of the Russian Jewellers' Guild. "We will do our utmost to provide them with a perspective of our history, presence and exciting future, and we strongly suggest that they use the opportunity explore one of the world's great cities."

A dedicated website for CIBJO Congress 2014 will be launched in the coming few weeks, providing updated information about the event, and enabling online registration and the booking of hotel accommodation.


CIBJO is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organisations. CIBJO's purpose is to encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide. CIBJO's chief mission is to protect consumer confidence in the industry. Click here to go to the CIBJO website for more information.

Dec. 6th - Sotheby's - Fine Timepieces & Jewels


Fine Timepieces & Jewels

The catalog for the upcoming December 6th sale of Fine Timepieces & Jewels is now available to view online and on the Sotheby's iPad app.

This Fine Timepieces sale features a group of sport wristwatches from a Hong Kong private collector, plus a variety of prestigious timepieces from renowned manufacturers and independent watchmakers. This will include a Patek Philippe Ref. 5033P, which is making its debut at a public auction.

The Fine Jewels and Jadeite session presents signed pieces, jadeite, white and fancy colored diamonds, gemstones and natural pearls. There is also a collection of Tiffany jewellery from an American collection, together with jewels and watches sold in aid of the Chi Heng Foundation that helps children orphaned by AIDS.

The sale and preview will take place at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery on the 5th floor of One Pacific Place in Hong Kong.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Few Black Friday Suggestions...

These a just a few of the Black Friday offerings from my InBox...anything great in yours?  share it in the comments.

One of my FAVs - Nan Fusco Jewelry!
Get your shopping done before the best stuff sells out. Fancy is open early (and late) to help you make it happen. Use code BLACKFRI for 30% off plus free shipping. 

Use code at checkout
Shop at Fancy →

To celebrate Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday/Cyber Monday I'm offering 25% off* all jewelry 
NOW through Cyber Monday!
Simply visit and enter coupon code CM2013 to get your discount 
on all handmade jewelry (including sale items).  
Shop now for best selection and on-time waiting in lines.  
Shop in your pajamas if you like (no one will know)!

Raymond Lee Jewelers

...and no sale but it you want you money to go to a good cause....Charity Buzz!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Penny Preville Premieres "Carry Beauty With You" Video Campaign

Fine Jewelry Designer, Penny Preville, 
Unveils First Multi-Media Ad Campaign 
with Print, Digital and Video Creative 

 New ad campaign includes first brand video 
titled "Carry Beauty With You"

This holiday season, fine jewelry  designer, Penny Preville will unveil a new multi-media advertising initiative, titled, “Carry Beauty With You” (#carrybeautywithyou). For the first time, this campaign will not only include traditional print and digital components, but will introduce the brand's first video. This foray into the video arena is an ambitious and unique endeavor in the jewelry category, and one that further enhances the brand's opportunity to tell a story while engaging the consumer on an emotional level. The video will introduce the brand to potential new customers while re-engaging those already loyal to the brand.

The centerpiece of this campaign - the short video - stands as a beautiful and poetic statement about adventure, timelessness, and natural beauty. Rather than seeing the traditional jewelry gift box, viewers will watch a young girl on a sprawling journey through beautiful landscapes.  The vision for this film was drawn from designer, Penny Preville's own design process, who often finds inspiration in the every day or while exploring other countries and cultures.  As such, this video is meant to celebrate and honor the creative spirit of Penny Preville’s work. By complementing the art of jewelry with the art of video, “Carry Beauty With You” reminds us to cherish life's little moments and promises to add a whole new dimension to Penny Preville's brand identity.

Like many luxury brands today, Penny Preville is preparing for the future of consumer marketing: video content.  Video is fast becoming the most powerful medium to reach consumers and invite them into the brand's culture.

Founder and head designer, Penny Preville shares, "Our first video truly underscores my vision for the brand.  Understated elegance combined with feminine beauty is the core of my design philosophy.  This video provides us a platform to showcase our jewelry in a simple and classic way, which to me, always signifies true elegance and grace."

"Carry Beauty With You" was produced and directed by 3rd Strand, a Brooklyn-based advertising agency.  It was shot in Oregon and stars Chloey Legg as the young girl, and fashion runway model, Sara Ziff, as the adult version of the girl. The corresponding print ads for "Carry Beauty With You" were shot by photographers Blair Getz Mezibov and Caitlin Beryl Warther. Both the video and print campaign will launch in November 2013.

Ziff, an American model has appeared in other ad campaigns and runway shows for Stella McCartney, Prada, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga.   She is also a labor activist and founder of the Model Alliance, a nonprofit organization that aims to establish fair labor standards for models working in the American fashion industry.

To learn more about Penny Preville and to find your closest retailer, please visit  #carrybeautywithyou


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