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  • February 22 to 28, 2015 New York--The Apple Watch graced the pages of a fitness magazine, while Tiffany & Co. released the TV component of its new, “modern love” ad campaign. Janet Goldman announced that retail location and showroom Fragments would be closing its doors, and Sotheby’s set the date for the sale of a huge Swatch collection.

    See what happened in the jewelry industry this week, in photos.

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  • Gemstone Spotlight: Anzie New York--Founded by designer Anzie Stein, the Anzie brand, which now includes her daughters Jaclyn and Joanna, has become well known for its gemstone pieces in signature looks that are meant to reflect the style of today’s generation.

    The pieces in Anzie’s collections can be dressed up as well as worn every day, as all lines are polished and classic. 

    From chain bracelets and multi-strand station necklaces to stylish studs and bold gemstone jewelry, the new pieces Anzie introduced for spring feature cooler-toned colored gemstones, especially blue, as well as the lighter shades of pearls, quartz and moonstone.

    The new pieces pop in a number of the brand’s well-known collections, including both Dew Drop, inspired by morning dew, and the Aztec collection, inspired by Southwestern and Art Deco influences. 

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  • Platinum Spotlight: Alex Soldier New York--If it isn’t noble color, feel and beauty, it’s platinum’s flexibility that makes Alex Solider choose it over other metals for his jewelry.

    The designer released an array of platinum pieces in 2014 across multiple collections, with many boasting pearls, diamonds and other precious gemstones.

    Soldier’s favorite of all time? The “Passion” ring that won a Platinum Passion Award from the Platinum Guild International in 1998.
    “It has a clean, sculptural dynamic that makes you fall in love with it,” he said.

    Snails also are a common motif in Soldier’s work, and one he has employed recently in his platinum pieces; he uses the mollusk as an allegory for slowing down and enjoying life.

    Click through this gallery to see some of the designer’s newer platinum pieces, all of which are handmade in New York. Prices listed are retail.

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  • 12 Oscar-worthy jewels Statement necklaces and diamond-heavy pieces were the common trends in celebrity jewelry at the 87th Academy Awards, which were held Sunday in Los Angeles and recognized the best in film in 2014.

    Plunging necklines and strapless dresses set the stage for actresses to wear bold, prominent necklaces, like Margot Robbie’s show-stopping Van Cleef zipper necklace and Laura Dern’s Bulgari piece. 

    Keeping it classic, many stars also opted for a diamond-dominated look, including Rita Ora, who accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz’s yellow gold and diamond earrings, and Reese Witherspoon, who dressed her ears up in Tiffany & Co.’s platinum cluster earrings.

    See some of the best jewelry looks from the 2015 Oscars in this gallery.

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