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1138 Reasons to Fight for Love

Love, peace, and hope—virtues that we all strive to make a focus in our lives, and that Udi Behr, former Israeli paratrooper and award-winning jewelry designer (and JCK Luxury Designer Issue alum), has made the foundation of his business.

The Love, Peace and Hope Bridal Jewelry Collection, Behr’s latest creation, is a proclamation of love for all to enjoy and a statement on behalf of those whose love has been marginalized. The line of engagement, wedding, and anniversary rings is designed for heterosexual couples who endorse the fight for same-sex marriage. The rings sport a small diamond set inside the shank to represent the wearer’s support of same-sex marriage. And, in keeping with Behr’s tradition of financially backing causes he believes in, Love, Peace and Hope is donating 10 percent of each sale to Lambda Legal, an organization that focuses on the civil rights of gay Americans and those with HIV.

To launch the line Wednesday, a group of volunteers handed out 1,138 roses at Union Square in New York as part of Behr’s 1138 Roses for Rights campaign. Each rose had a card attached explaining one of the 1,138 rights given to heterosexual couples through marriage that are denied same-sex couples who cannot legally wed. www.lovepeaceandhope.com

For pictures and more information on the 1138 Roses for Rights event, visit our Style 360 blog here.

Weekly Gem
He who once lamented the diamond trade as “something so wrong” is now launching his own line of diamond jewels. Kanye West, known for his “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” song, is reportedly collaborating with Takashi Murakami (the Japanese artist who created pop art–inspired looks for bag-maker Louis Vuitton) on the jewelry. Apparently, West recently wore a prototype piece, and onlookers described it as “a huge gold manga-style” diamond pendant.

Check out our blog, Style 360, for the daily dish on behind-the-scenes fashion + jewelry news, and a chance to tell us what you think about it all.



January 5: Royalty to Reality

January 12: The New Judaica

January 19: Jewels, Golden Globe Style

January 26: Show and Trend Time


February 2: Wisteria Lane Style

February 9: Modernity on the Move

February 16: Good Job, Grammys

February 23: Hollywood Spins Africa and Diamonds


March 2: Quiet Elegance at the Oscars

March 9: The Pony Goes Precious

March 16: Winners Take Diamonds

March 23: 15 Minutes of Jewelry

March 30: Sparkling Skin Care


April 6: High (Concept) Heels

April 13: Stars Align

April 20: Design Déjà Vu at BaselWorld

April 27: Green & Gold


May 4: Lux That Shocks

May 11: Metallics, Black and White at Fashion’s Biggest Party

May 18: In the Mood for LVOE

May 25: Las Vegas Sideshows


June 1: Style Goes to Vegas

June 8: Trends on the Radar

June 15: Luxury Through the Ages

June 22: Summer Showtimes

June 29: Decades of Diamonds


July 6: How to be Savvy

July 13: A Lovely Storm

July 20: Staying Ahead of the Game

July 27: Remembering Grace


August 3: Have a Necklace and a Smile

August 10: Culture Break

August 17: Fall Into Fashion

August 24: Right on Target

August 31: My Fashion Space


September 7: Fresh Fashion Faces

September 14: Go With the Flow

September 21: Best of the Emmys

September 28: Dirty Sexy Jewelry


October 5: Let Them Wear Pearls

October 12: 1138 Reasons to Fight for Love



January 06: 2005 Holidays Celebrate Fashion

January 13: Beauty-ful Jewels

January 20: Award-Winning Looks of the Golden Globes

January 27: Déjà Vu All Over Again


February 03: Escape the Winter Blahs

February 10: Fashion Week Serves a Buffet

February 17: Swimsuit Envy

February 24: JCKstyle Goes to Hollywood

February 28: JCKstyle Hollywood: Predictions


March 01: JCKstyleHollywood: Star Charts

March 02: JCKstyle Hollywood: Media Frenzy

March 03: JCKstyle Hollywood: Retail Partners

March 06: JCKstyle Hollywood: Moment of Truth

March 10: A Product-Making Master Dishes on Design

March 17: Learning From Yesterday’s Icons

March 24: Lapping Up L.A.

March 31: Our Kind of TV


April 07: Basel Trends to Buy by

April 14: You Give Love a Brand Name

April 21: Torture Us No More, Tiffany!

April 28: What You See Is What You Get


May 05: Brown or Blue, We Welcome You

May 12: The Good Goes Round

May 19: ABCs of Style

May 26: Surviving Sin City


June 02: Doing Business on Venus

June 09: Shifting Silhouette

June 16: Design, Brangelina Style

June 23: Eat, Shop, and Be Merry

June 30: Is Cork Cool Enough for Fashion?


July 07: Nice Work

July 14: Glamming Up the Bull’s-Eye

July 21: A Sweet Idea

July 28: Dazzling Smiles


August 04: Fit for a Queen

August 11: Pampered Shoppers

August 18: World’s Best Fashion Week

August 25: Jewelry EDucation


September 01: Sedate Emmy Style

September 08: We Want Our MTV

September 15: Designers With Different Abilities

September 22: Pump Up the Volume

September 29: Made in Palladium


October 6: The High Life

October 13: Give and Take

October 20: LiveStrong and Sparkle

October 27: Pop, Pop: Pop Jewelry


November 3: Dumpster Diving for Diamonds

November 10: Look, Like, Famous

November 17: Color Me Beautiful


December 1: Tops in Online Jewelry Shops

December 8: Inspiring Photography

December 15: Free Diamonds, Anyone?

December 22: Happy Holidays From Our Staff to Yours



September 15: Welcome to JCKstyle

September 16: The Magic of Hollywood

September 23: Confident Runways at Fashion Week

September 30: Big, Bold, and Gold


October 7: Emerge NYC: A Destination for Design

October 14: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

October 21: Richmond Celebrates Style, Then and Now


November 4: Here Comes the Spring Bride

November 11: Posh Piercing

November 18: New York Parties Down and Up)


December 2: Fifth Avenue Windows Fascinate

December 8: Another Good Thing About Jewelry

December 16: Oh, Canada!

December 21: Happy Holidays From Our Staff to Yours
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