New York City documentarian-turned-designer Susan Rockefeller is bringing her line of sterling and freshwater pearl jewelry (created in collaboration with Honora) to JCK’s LUXURY show. Natural color freshwater pearls are set into designs with ocean motifs such as sea urchins, stingrays, and mermaids; styles will range in suggested retail price from $550 to $2,275. Rockefeller just started selling her styles made with Honora pearls on QVC this spring, and decided to move into wholesaling to spread the message of conservation. “By wearing a piece of jewelry, you are able to bring awareness to these important issues,” says the New York City–based environmentalist. A total of 19 SKUs in sterling silver and 14k gold will be available in the initial collection, comprising necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and charms. All will differ from items sold on QVC.
Photo by Mandy Schoch
Gigi the Great Dane in Slane jewelry
Friends Heath Slane, Maki Metzger, and Mandy Schoch love jewelry and the animals they can persuade to wear it. Enter Gigi, the rescued Great Dane belonging to Metzger, Slane’s assistant at the eponymous design firm she runs with her sister. The 8-year-old dog became a surprisingly willing participant in a series of pics snapped by Schoch—wearing, of course, Slane jewels: ladylike pearls and long silver strands that emphasized her length. “That glorious long neck reminds me of Audrey Hepburn and Olive Oyl,” says Slane. “Gigi is so angular and elegant—just a beautiful dog.”