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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Celebrities Turn "Golden" Globes into Platinum Globes!



Hollywood’s biggest movie and television stars celebrated their achievements wearing platinum jewelry at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards and related parties this evening.

From the large diamond stud earrings as seen on Reese Witherspoon, to Jennifer Lawrence’s black and white diamond bracelets, leading actresses chose to showcase their jewels in naturally white platinum settings that truly enhance the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones. Platinum is the precious metal that never changes color nor fades. It’s the ideal choice for life’s most unforgettable moments.

Following is a list of stars who celebrated tonight's achievements in PLATINUM:

Jennifer Lawrence in Platinum by Neil Lane
  • Art Deco platinum chandelier earrings with black spinel, onyx, black diamonds, jade and coral
  • 4 Platinum bracelets with white and black diamonds
  • 2 platinum and diamond rings
  • *Total value = $2.5 million

Julia Roberts in Platinum by Harry Winston
  • Platinum and emerald cut diamond ear studs with micro pave
  • Platinum and diamond cocktail ring

Reese Witherspoon in Platinum by Harry Winston
  • Platinum and round diamond ear studs (4 carats)
  • Platinum ring with a 10-carat emerald cut diamond
  • 3 stacked platinum and diamond line bracelets

Louise Roe in Platinum by Chopard
  • Platinum and diamond cluster earrings (12 carats)
  • Platinum and diamond line bracelet (27 carats)
  • Platinum and diamond Floral ring (8 carats)

Zosia Mamet in Platinum by Lorraine Schwartz
  • Platinum earrings
  • Platinum ring

Kerry Washington in Platinum by Fred Leighton
  • Platinum and diamond earrings from the 1920's 
  • Art Deco platinum brooch with rock crystal and diamonds
  • Platinum ring from the 1920's with diamonds and onyx

Lena Dunham in Platinum by Harry Winston
  • Platinum and diamond Riviera necklace
  • Platinum and diamond ear studs

Greta Gerwig in Platinum by Fred Leighton
  • Art Deco platinum ring with diamonds and aquamarine
  • Art Deco platinum ring with diamonds and onyx

Zooey Deschanel in Platinum by Neil Lane
  • Platinum flower earrings with diamonds, pearl, and citrine
  • Platinum bracelet with diamonds and pearl
  • Platinum ring with diamonds and pearl

Sarah Hyland in Platinum by Lorraine Schwartz
  • Platinum stud earrings
  • Platinum bracelet
  • Platinum ring

Emma Roberts in Platinum by Neil Lane
  • Platinum chandelier earrings with turquoise


About Platinum JewelryPlatinum is the ideal choice for red carpet jewelry because it holds diamonds and precious gemstones more securely than any other metal. It is not only the highest quality metal, but its density makes it one of the most durable and enduring precious metals. Platinum is also naturally white, unlike white gold, which means it will not cast any tint onto a diamond or gemstone, allowing the stone's genuine color to sparkle brightly.

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53rd Annual Miami Beach #Antique Show Attracts Thousands....

Thousands of Antique Enthusiasts Gather for the 
53rd Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show
U.S. Antique Shows Hosts World Renowned Event Featuring New Categories and Inaugural Jewelry Series

Yafa Signed Jewels Booth #2162
For its 53rd year, U.S. Antique Shows welcomes attendees and exhibitors back to The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world’s largest indoor antique show, which will be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This must-attend event showcases 1,000 established dealers from across the globe, featuring Renaissance to Retro era collections such as fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, and more.

JS Fearnley Booth #2122

U.S. Antique Shows is also a proponent of continuing antique jewelry education and will premiere The Original Miami Beach Antique Jewelry Series prior to the start of the show on Jan. 30. zThe jewelry conference, Jan. 28-29, will include educational sessions from notable jewelry experts as well as a complementary tour of the David Webb Exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art and the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. For a complete conference schedule and details on registration costs, visit

In order to continue with the show’s ongoing philanthropic community efforts, this year’s charity raffle will benefitAutism Speaks. The non-profit organization is the world leader in funding research and increasing awareness of the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, along with advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Raffle tickets will be available to win prizes including special antique pieces. The grand prize winner will receive a stainless steel Rolex Datejust watch donated by Raymond Lee Jewelers of Boca Raton, FL (Booth No. 3129).  An additional winner will receive a pair of Miami Heat tickets from the Miami Herald. Raffle tickets can be purchased during the show at $25 each, five tickets for $100. All monies collected will benefit Autism Speaks, Inc.

“Raymond Lee Jewelers is honored to be a part of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show's raffle benefiting Autism Speaks. One of Raymond Lee Jewelers' core principles is giving back to our community, and Autism Speaks is one of our favorite organizations,” says Jeff Josephson, president of Raymond Lee Jewelers. “A Rolex was the perfect item to donate to the raffle, given its prestigious name, beautiful design and powerful movement. We hope this watch will generate excitement among attendees of the show and we wish everyone good luck!”

Show times are Thursday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 2 from 12-8 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 3 from 12- 6 p.m.Admission is $20 to attend all five days. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, call 239.732.6642 or visit 

About U.S. Antique Shows
The Original Miami Beach 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.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

StyleLab's Golden Globes Suite Big Success Millions in Jewelry to Grace the Red Carpet!


Style Expert Michael O’Connor Curated a Collection of the Most Exclusive Baubles

This past week, celebrities including Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”), Garcelle Beauvais (“Web Therapy”), Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”), Sandrine Holt (“House of Cards”), Ambyr Childers (“Ray Donovan”), Mollee Gray (“Teen Beach Movie”), Angela Kinsey (“The Office”), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Kate Linder (“The Young & the Restless”) and others as well as top wardrobe stylists/costume designers, got a coveted appointment at StyleLab’s Jewelry Suite taking place during Golden Globes Week. Guests had the opportunity to borrow from over $30 million worth of jewelry for the Golden Globe Awards and related parties.

Michael O’Connor, leading style expert and television personality, curated a selection of baubles from world-renowned brands such as Dena Kemp, Diamonds With A Story™   Nature’s Beauty Collection of Sustainable Jewelry, Farah Khan, Fei Liu, Jewelry by Gail, Just Jules, Kallati™, Paula Crevoshay, and Takat, among others.

Here’s the scoop on what celebrities and their stylists were eyeing for the Golden Globe Awards, and surrounding red carpet parties.

Sherri Saum was a big fan of a bracelet from Dena Kemp featuring over 100 carats of diamonds and colored gemstones.

Angela Kinsey gravitated towards a two-tone bangle and ring from the Diamonds With A Story “Nature’s Beauty Collection of Sustainable Jewelry”. The collection is made of gold from the Kennecott Utah Copper mine in the US, with white and rare champagne diamonds from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia, also sustainably and ethically mined.

Betsy Brandt couldn’t wait to try on a pair of dangling earrings from Farah Khan with over 19 carats of diamonds, priced at $43,857. She also obsessed over the clover pendant from Kallati, which includes 4 carats of pave set brilliant white diamonds, priced at $15,000.

Garcelle Beauvais looked stunning in a pair of amethyst, pink sapphire, and diamond earrings from Fei Liu, priced at $12,000. These earrings are a fabulous way to wear the Pantone Color of the Year – “Radiant Orchid”.

Sandrine Holt loved the 5.5 carat diamond ring with perfectly matched rose-cut diamonds from Just Jules, priced at $6,820.

The “Floral Gem Garden” earrings from Jewelry by Gail captivated Ambyr Childers. Priced at $10,500, these earrings feature over 10 carats of Madeira citrine and diamonds. Ambyr was also drawn to a pair of earrings from Paula Crevoshay with over 21 carats of emeralds and diamonds, priced at $58,500.

Emerald was also the gemstone favored by Kate Flannery. She couldn’t take her eyes off a ring from Takat featuring a 13.05 carat emerald center surrounded by diamonds, priced at $87,053.

Hollywood’s biggest stars selected many other designs featured in StyleLab’s Jewelry Suite for the Golden Globes and parties. Final jewelry confirmations will be disclosed following the red carpet on Sunday.

GIA to Develop World-Class Pearl Testing Facility with Bahrain

GIA Collaborates with Bahrain to Develop World-Class Pearl Testing Facility
Memorandum of Understanding helps the Kingdom build on its pearling history

The Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and GIA (Gemological Institute of America) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help develop the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Gemstone and Pearl Testing Laboratory (GPTLB) into a world-class research centre for natural pearls.

“We’re pleased to contribute GIA’s expertise and research  to build on Bahrain’s history and reputation as a leading centre for natural pearl research and production,” said Tom Moses, GIA’s executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer.

The initiative, which was agreed on in Nov. 2013, is to protect and enrich Bahrain’s pearling industry by increasing capacity, research, expertise and technology at the GPTLB, and by identifying further opportunities for growth. The memorandum builds on Bahrain’s history as a world pearling centre, an industry once considered the backbone of the Kingdom’s economy.

“This is an exciting development for Bahrain’s pearling industry. By working in partnership with GIA, the GPTLB will be provided with the facilities and expertise required to capitalise on regional and international trade and investment opportunities in this fast growing sector,” said Dr. Hassan Abdullah Fakhro, the minister of Industry and Commerce.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with GIA, a leading source of research, standards, and education in gems and jewellery, to ensure the GPTLB has the tools required to boost Bahrain’s pearl production capacity,” added H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the Bahrain EDB. “Historically, pearling was the backbone of our economy, and we want to capitalise on our heritage, combined with world-class techniques and processes, to create a centre of excellence for the industry here in Bahrain.”

GIA has an established presence in the Middle East, conducting education programs and courses in major trade centres including Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. Visit  


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