on the floor: swiss mix: people, picks, quotes, and sales

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Swiss Mix

“My best-selling ring is a crab. As soon as I put one in Harrods, it sells the next day. And they’re not cheap—they’re 8,000 quid!”
—Stephen Webster

Crawling critters The Jules Verne Crab ring with blue sapphires, black diamonds, and a black opal set under a colorless crystal cabochon in 18k gold; $11,600; Stephen Webster, New York City; 212-226-6160; stephenwebster.com

Star Power Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, Jean-Christophe Babin, president and CEO of TAG Heuer, and superstar Leonardo DiCaprio at the 150th anniversary gala for TAG Heuer.

COURTESY OF TAG HEUER

High Drama Opera star José Carreras and flamenco dancer Sara Baras performed at the Chopard gala celebrating the 150th anniversary of the luxury watch and jewelry brand.

COURTESY OF CHOPARD

“Rebecca was the first in the bronze niche, and we want to ingrain that fact in consumers’ minds.”
—Leonardo Lanaro, president, Rebecca USA

The Bronze Age Rebecca’s latest look in metal; Rebecca USA, Santa Monica, Calif.; 310-319-9600; testiusa.com

Juggling act Bulova sponsored an invitation-only event featuring Cirque du Soleil. A performer manages to keep all her balls in the air.

WILLIAM GEORGE SHUSTER

Kudos for Coin
Helena Krodel, director of media and special events for the Jewelry Information Center, chats up Roberto Coin co-owner Peter Webster at a Coin press event.

 

 

 

Sales Duo en Suisse
Stephen Dann, Oris Watches regional sales manager, and JCK group sales director Bill Furman mingle at a private reception.

 

 

 

Model Appearances
African Wildlife Federation president Patrick Bergin, supermodel/brand ambassador Veronica Varekova, and Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver meet the press.

 

 

Happy Hour
JCK senior editor Jennifer Heebner and Prime Art & Jewel/Elle owner Felix Chen make time for Elle Watches.

 

 

 

“My most exciting find of the show is Nanis, which is an Italian fashion line. My buyers and I are very excited about it. For the most part, capital constraints have kept designers from investing in product development, but Laura Bicego, the designer behind Nanis, has really done a great job with new designs this year, including some sterling silver and gold designs that just blow us away with their elegance.”
—Jay Mednikow, president, J.H. Mednikow & Co., Memphis, Tenn.

A new silver line, dubbed Q-Silver, starts at $120; Nanis, Miami; 305-534-7669; nanis.it