Haute and Not: The Baselworld 2012 Wrap-Up



Baselworld’s exhibitors aimed to please buyers at both ends of the spectrumThe Baselworld luxury fair, held March 8–15 in Switzerland, played host to not one, but two David Yurman exhibits. The first took place, as always, at a spacious booth in the jewelry hall, where the designer showed his signature collection of baubles and timepieces, while the second occupied an upstairs salon at the historic Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois on the banks of the river Rhine.The stately hotel provided a fitting backdrop for the debut of Yurman’s new High Jewelry Collection. From a necklace boasting 212 cts. of vivid green tourmalines—rumored to retail around $1.8 million—to a pair of chandelier earrings strung with blazing cushion-cut rhodocrosites, the stones on display represented the culmination of 30 years of collecting. “We’re looking at the best within each category,” said Thomas Sczy
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