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JCK Magazine: October 2011

JCK Magazine: October 2011

Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara was impressive, but it was nothing compared with this mid–Victorian headpiece. The former ­property of Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery, it fetched $1.9 million at Christie’s ­London Important Jewels sale in June. “That the tiara survived in the original form was...
How Does Your Garden Grow?Like (oddly enough) an English garden, a colored stone pendant from Goldesign in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, tells a colorful and unruly tale of flowers, foliage, and butterflies. Designer Ana Marcia Albuquerque’s 18k gold homage to nature is rendered in amethyst, beryl,...
Road TripPlatinum Guild International U.K. recently gave five retailers in the United Kingdom a taste of the rock-star lifestyle—albeit one without ear-piercing­ music or weeklong bus trips. There was, however, no shortage of adoring admirers for each leg of the Platinum Retailer Tour, the...
Mr. Henderson PresentsLecil Henderson doesn’t take no for an answer. Last year alone, he persuaded retailers to host 90 trunk shows for his Italian-made flexible jewels.His most recent convert is Gold Casters in Bloomington, Ind., a store that had recently picked up Henderson’s new silver and...
Saying ‘I Do’ to GoldA new bridal campaign called “Gold Makes It a Marriage” from the World Gold Council puts karat gold wedding bands in the spotlight as the ultimate symbol of commitment. “Long after the cake has been eaten, the ‘I do’s’ are said and done, and the details begin to fade, it is the...
Radiation WarningOn July 26, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee issued an unpleasant wake-up call to retailers that sell irradiated diamonds: They may be unknowingly breaking the law.According to the JVC, diamonds that have been subjected to radiation can only be imported into the United States by...
Both diamond and colored stone dealers reported that sales in August slowed considerably from earlier in the summer. Increasing concerns about the direction of the U.S. economy and unease in Europe appear to have curbed many consumers’ appetite for spending on non-essentials. This has triggered a...
Rainy days (and Mondays) getting you down? We have the perfect pick-me-up: Theo Fennell’s Secret ­Garden. The 18k gold, tourmaline, diamond, and enamel ring immediately transported us to a sun-soaked, flower-filled estate; coincidentally, that’s how Fennell got the idea for this ingenious jewel (...
Colorful cocktail rings? Of course. Totally trendy skinny earrings? No problem. We hunted down the holiday season’s best and brightest new looks in prices ranging from steal to splurge. Let the buying begin!COCKTAIL RINGSParadise ring in silver with labradorite and turquoise; $239; KumKum, Malmö,...
Designers to look for at Jewelers International Showcase in Miami, Oct. 15–18:(Above)1. Lattice collection bangle in sterling silver and rubber with amethyst, lavender, pink, and white CZ; $665; Belle Étoile, San Francisco; 877-838-6728; mybelleetoile.com 2. Silver ring with 18k gold and...
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