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The Week In Photos
November 9 to 15, 2014
It was a record-setting week in Geneva for jewelry and watches.
The “Henry Graves Supercomplication” cemented its status as the world’s most expensive watch when it sold for a watch auction record $24 million at Sotheby’s Tuesday, breaking the record it set back in 1999.
That same day, Sotheby’s sold what is now the most expensive sapphire ever purchased at auction while Christie’s Geneva followed Wednesday with the $8.6 million record-setting sale of the 8.62-carat “Graff Ruby.”
See the most precious gems from these auctions and more in this week’s photo rewind. More »
Cindy’s TrendTracker: This time, it’s personal
New York--Personalized jewels have had fans since the beginning of time--one probably could find some kind of charm bracelet in more than a few pharaoh’s tombs.
Jewelry is handed down by generations, along with their stories of celebration and commemoration.
The latest crop of personalized jewels showcase modern designers’ innovative use of form and function. From monograms to initials to names of pets, it is possible for every kind of consumer to fall in love with an initial, a name or a symbol jewel with a price point and style that suits them.
Click through this gallery to see 10 pieces that can be personalized.Read more »
5 silver designers with a mad perspective
New York--Each year, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, MAD for short, celebrates the art of jewelry via the “Loot: MAD About Jewelry” exhibition.
The show, which takes place in October, pulls in jewelry artists from around the world--23 countries in total this year--allowing them to both showcase and sell their jewelry. Many of the designers work in silver and, as such, the Silver Promotion Service has been a sponsor of Loot for the past four years.
This gallery showcases 10 pieces from five designers who caught our editors’ eyes at this year’s Loot event.Read more »
Silver Spotlight: Lagos
New York--Founded in 1977, Lagos has built its name on old-world craftsmanship and modern innovation.
The brand is well known for the signature textured looks of its “Caviar Collection” and, over the years, has added an array of designs and colored gemstones to take it to new levels.
Lagos now is taking a high shine to its pieces with the debut of the “Imagine” collection, which pairs smooth sterling silver with the brand’s textured caviar beading. New in time for spring 2015, Imagine is slated to launch at the end of January.
Click through to see nine pieces from the brand’s new collection.Read more »