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The Week In Photos
July 12 to 18, 2014
This week’s slideshow has an international, even universal, flair.
Omega held events in Orlando and Los Angeles to mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, which officially will occur on Sunday, July 20. Joining Omega was brand ambassador and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who walked on the moon that day in 1969 along with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong. Both wore Omega watches on the mission.
Meanwhile, New York-based designer Kara Ross showed off her collection in Paris while Gem-A members toured Idar-Oberstein, Germany, and Tissot started a historic countdown in the Swiss Alps. Click through this week’s slideshow to see it all. More »
Gemstone Spotlight: Yael Designs
New York--Award-winning San Francisco-based Yael Designs creates its standout pieces with recycled gold and designs them to be wearable pieces of art, according to the company.
During Las Vegas market week, the brand unveiled several new designs using gemstones rich in color, including emerald, fire opal, Tanzanite, rubellite and more.
Yael Designs added the pieces to multiple collections including “Lyra,” a cosmos-inspired line that accents colored gemstones with pavé diamonds, “Serendipity,” which highlights vintage-inspired rose- cut faceted emeralds of rare quality, and the “Pacifica” line of Tanzanite jewelry.
Click through the slideshow to see 10 of the brand’s latest designs.Read more »
16 pieces that make a statement in silver
New York--From the red carpet to the streets of Manhattan, statement necklaces have been a hot trend as of late, adding pizzazz and oomph to all kinds of outfits, from cocktail dresses to office wear.
From longer pendants to chunky bib-type styles, statement necklaces pair perfectly with solid-color shirts and dresses as well as apparel with a high necklace and no collar, although certain styles are perfect for sitting below a collared button-up shirt.
Available in a range of lengths and styles, silver provides first-time (and returning) statement necklace-buying consumers with an accessible price point for a bold look, with gemstones and other materials such as wood creating a textured, individualized look.
Flip through this gallery to see 16 statement necklaces in silver, ranging in retail price from $550 to $9,500, plus one standout piece priced at $122,000.Read more »
Silver Spotlight: K. Brunini
New York--Designer Katey Brunini is celebrating the 15th anniversary of her eponymous brand with the “Chains of Love” collection, which offers sterling silver and gold pieces textured to resemble twigs and includes earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Flip through this gallery to see 10 new sterling silver pieces in the Chains of Love collection from K. Brunini Jewels.Read more »