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  • 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. 
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  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • Gemstone Spotlight: Syna New York--Design duo Dharmesh and Namrata Kothari launched Syna in 2003. The brand name, which means “together,” comes from the pair’s idea that possibilities in life and design are endless when everyone works in tandem.

    Syna debuted its new collection at the recent Couture show, naming it the Kamala collection after the Sanskrit word for “lotus.”

    The white lotus depicts purity in Indian mythology and is one of the paramount symbols in Nichiren Buddhism, Dharmesh Kothari told National Jeweler. He said the Kamala collection uses the jewelry pieces to display the magnificence of the flower.

    To start, Syna has created pieces with moon quartz, mother-of-pearl, precious gemstones and diamonds in 18-karat yellow gold, although Dharmesh added that the line is currently evolving to include a variety of colors in time for the holiday season.

    Click through this slideshow to see 10 pieces from the new Kamala collection. 

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