Jewels accessorize couture at Milan Fashion Week. Diamond studs for Jil Sander and oversize drops for others.
Ralph Lauren to launch watches in 2009. See the company’s first collection at the 2009 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie watch fair in Geneva, Switzerland, in January.
Entries being accepted for the 2009 MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition. Entries are due by January 15, 2009.
Market Visit: Zeira Fine Jewelry. Granulation and a unique 21k white gold alloy.
Market Visit: Karat Platinum. Classic bridal and fashion pieces made of 14k platinum.
Market Visit: Daphna Simon. Wild-animal-inspired motifs made in 18k gold.
IDI launches Designed-in-Israel Diamond Jewelry Competition. It’s only open to jewelry designers living in Israel.
A chain of men’s jewelry stores called Get Maximan opens in Israel. The first one opened in Tel Aviv, with more to follow.
Wow Piece of the Week: Pod necklace in sterling silver with precious stones. Nina Basharova, New York; (917) 557-6242; www.ninabasharova.com.