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Jewelry Designs by Atelier Minyon Combine Past and Present

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Mermaids, spider webs, bullets, bones, and fairy wings— enter the world of luxury jewelry designer Alp Sagnak of Atelier Minyon. The brand’s flagship boutique in SoHo, New York is their first store opened outside of its native Turkey. For his jewelry, Sagnak melds Turkey's romantic history with modern, unique designs to offer fresh innovative collections. With prices ranging between $2,000 and $50,000, it's no surprise that the designer uses exquisite stones combined with the finest of detail to make truly special jewelry pieces.... Read More

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Co-Hosts Philanthropic Music Program

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury fashion brand Gucci has been designing, developing and manufacturing exquisite timepieces since the early 1970s, but another passion close to the brand is music. Earlier this year, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry in collaboration with China Soong Ching Ling Foundation announced the launch of a philanthropic initiative that would give scholarships to talented students from the most prestigious Chinese music establishments. From there, The Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry Music Fund was born.... Read More

Unique Jewelry by Purple Aura Jewels is Inspired by the Modern Woman

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The meaning behind the name of luxury jewelry brand Purple Aura Jewels is simple: the color purple signifies royalty, and designers Cynthia Whiting and Natara Williams believe that chic, confident women have an intangible quality that distinguishes them from the rest. Founded in 2010, the brand is motivated by and thrives off those who appreciate jewelry as a form of art. The Phoenix Collection, their latest, is no different, designed with the creative woman in mind.... Read More

Costume Jewelry by MAWI London Defies Fashion Trends

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

If there’s one trend we keep seeing over and over in the new fall collections, I’d say it’s Victorian—almost gothic-themed—luxury costume jewelry. However, even though Mawi London’s Fall 2012 line follows suit, the European jewelry house has been a fan of this style for years; even going so far as to defiantly categorize its pieces into the two collections, “Fine Costume” and “Heirloom.” The brand’s line for this fall includes pieces that go into both of these groups.... Read More

Diamonds and Pearls Come Together in Elyria Jewelry

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Elyria Jewels is the heart and soul of luxury jewelry designer Elisa Browsh. She founded Elyria in 1996 after becoming inspired by the versatility of rare and unusual Tahitian pearls from the South Pacific. Browsh seeks the most unique and beautiful pearls available on the international market in order to provide her clientele with truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry—in short, only the best.... Read More

Vintage Inspired Jewelry by Oscar de la Renta

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The jewelry collection that accompanies luxury designer Oscar de la Renta’s 2012 collection is anything but ordinary. Glittery headbands, brooches, earrings, and necklaces complement the designer’s line. Colorful jewels give this collection a vintage feel, with some pieces so bold that they border on the line of costume jewelry. Visibly inspired by the Victorian era, the amazing colors, stones and form of these pieces are mesmerizing. Though these pieces are not for the woman who prefers minimalist jewelry, the detail and delicacy of these pieces will draw appreciation from anybody.... Read More

Costume Jewelry Gets a Refined Twist in CA&LOU Fall 2012 Collection

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury costume jewelry brand CA&LOU Jewellery is the collaboration between friends Carolina Neri and Bérengère Lux, who strive to provide a collection that encompasses handcrafted excellence with the ideal of elegance. The brand launched in 2010 after both women spent years working in the fashion sector for various world-class companies in Italy and abroad. The friends-turned-entrepreneurial powerhouse are experiencing success through their contemporary jewelry line, and both women manage to continue to freelance in strategic and design contexts for major brands and magazines. However, CA&LOU is a product of their hearts and souls, and their Fall 2012 Collection proves it.... Read More

Sisters Debut First Jewelry Collection With Sorellina New York

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Sorellina, the sister duo of Kim and Nicole Carosella, just opened last year, but has already impressed with its first luxury jewelry collection that has six different themes. By blending opposing ideas of feminine with masculine and vintage with modern, Sorellina’s collection is versatile yet timeless. These pieces will become instant staples to your wardrobe, with the luxury of being able to wear them day or night.... Read More

Earthly Elements Get a New Life as Luxury Jewelry in the Sabi Collection

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Many people collect souvenirs and memorabilia on their travels, but with the Sabi Collection, the journeys come to the wearer via luxury jewelry made with wood found around the globe. The pieces are adorned in a way to contrast the wood's raw and rustic nature, usually complemented by colorful string and chains. There are two tags that come with each piece— one with a map highlighting the geographic location where the wood was found and one with a photo of the piece of wood before it was ever touched.... Read More

TONDO BY NIGHT | de GRISOGONO Watches that Sparkle & Shine

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

TONDO BY NIGHT, the sparkling new collection of de GRISOGONO timepieces, is as playful as it is luxurious. Presenting two distinct yet equally radiant looks, the line of luxury watches is designed to take you from day to night with style and ease.... Read More

Costis | Luxury Jewelry that Comes Alive

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Only a select group of new designers are admitted to Couture each year to present their jewelry showcase to the world. While Couture 2012 had its fair share of standouts, it was the inspired creativity of one new-to-the-scene designer that truly left us wanting more. Inspired by the life and movement around him, Costis creates dynamic handmade pieces that he describes as being “alive as the person wearing it.” Among his most unique designs is his collection of motion rings. As natural light enters these bold yet delicate pieces, each precious stone beautifully illuminates.... Read More

Unique Jewelry by Wendy Brandes Creates a Bold Statement

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury jewelry designer Wendy Brandes first got her start in the industry when she designed her own engagement ring and wedding band in 2001. Just a few years later, she followed her calling and switched career paths after several years working in the media and marketing industries. Chasing her dream in the industry that she’s passionate for is paying off—just this year, she won Fashion Group International’s Rising Star award for fine jewelry.... Read More

SHO Fine Jewellery | Fun Pieces for Life's Different Chapters

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

SHO Fine Jewellery is all about offering a fashionably fresh take on jewelry design. The luxury jewelry brand's motto, “SHO is all about having fun with fine jewellery,” shows through the brand’s fun but sophisticated pieces that are featured within its 18kt Gold Collections, Sterling Silver Collections, and newer Couture Collection.... Read More

DANNIJO Fall 2012 Collection Makes a Statement for a Good Cause

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

DANNIJO is the brainchild of sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder, who turned their childhood hobbies of jewelry making into a high-end luxury jewelry line with a cause. Launched in 2008, the brand is constantly affiliated with different philanthropic initiatives, most of those aiding women in different parts of Africa. The bohemian, rock ‘n’ roll pieces with classic sensibility make for a versatile and ever-changing statement collection, visible through large stones and intricate jewels set in chunky, detailed metal.... Read More

Rose Jewelry Collection by Piaget Shows Historic Inspiration

Jul 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Summer is officially here, and with it, the release of luxury jewelry designer Piaget’s new rose collection. It celebrates the passion that the brand’s founder had for the flower, as well as the 30th anniversary since the rose peony was named the Yves Piaget at the Geneva International Competition of New Roses.... Read More

Chopard's Mille Miglia GMT Chrono 2012 Showcases Racing Inspiration

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Each year, Chopard releases a new mens luxury watch from its Mille Miglia collection to celebrate the historic Mille Miglia run from Brescia to Rome. The auto race, which has occurred annually since 1927, is a prestigious competition that is acknowledged by connoisseurs as “la corsa più bella del mondo,” or “the most beautiful race in the world.” Chopard has been associated with the event since 1988, and this year the luxury watch brand released the Mille Miglia GMT Chrono 2012 to celebrate this year’s race which occurred from May 17 to May 20 in Italy.... Read More

Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry | Fit for a Princess

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

Van Cleef & Arpels is certainly one of the most internationally recognizable names in luxury jewelry, so much so that they are considered a reference to others in the industry. A name called upon by the best collectors and auction houses due to their well-deserved reputation, the joaillerie's clients in the past hundred years include celebrities and royalty abound. “We stay true to ourselves and create pieces relevant to our world,” explains Nicolas Bos, Vice President and Worldwide Creative Director for Van Cleef & Arpels, and President and CEO to the Americas. Bos shared with me the genesis of the House, and the significance depicted in some of their most magnificent jewelry fit for even today’s princesses, pieces... Read More

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