July 2008

Missing Breitling raises eyebrows

A simple turn of the knob on Steve Fossett's Breitling Emergency wristwatch might have saved his life. So why would the experienced 63-year-old adventurer, the first man to complete a non-stop flight ... read more..

JA New York show dispatch

With a pearl jewelry story coming up in October, I've got pearls on the brain, and I've seen some really fabulous ones at the JA New York Summer Show so far. Among my favorite new pieces is this stran... read more..

Eye Jewelry

Please submit my name to the television show Intervention if my addiction to jewelry becomes so severe that I can't resist the urge to dangle gems from my eyeball via contact lenses—which I already we... read more..

Show scene

It's that time of the year again. Yesterday, I hit the JA New York Summer Show, heading to the New York City's West Side for the first of a few days at the Javits. Convention centers aren't the most f... read more..

Warehouse Clubs not recession-proof after all

It seems like just yesterday that the economic resilience of membership clubs such as Costco and BJ' s made business news headlines. But now, as the fourth quarter draws to a close, Costco has sent up... read more..

Italian Vogue

Lightening bolt sales of the July issue of Italian Vogue, which was dedicated to black models, proved that women of color can sell fashion magazines. However, page after page of ads featuring white mo... read more..

Too haute for the yellow brick road

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, 19 re-creations of Dorothy's ruby slippers will be unveiled in the windows and designer shoe salon of Sak's Fifth Avenue's New York City locati... read more..

Is Harry a hijacker?

Why would jeweler Harry Winston hold a California art dealer's sapphire hostage? Money could be a motive. After all, one of the sapphire's owners, Jack Armstrong, says the Black Star Sapphire of Queen... read more..

Diamonds on the brain

I recently stumbled across For the Love of God: The Making of a Diamond Skull by artist Damien Hirst at my favorite book haunt, a slightly dusty place called Strand Book Store in Manhattan. In the boo... read more..


Sarah Jessica Parker fashioned a silk tie into a bow and wore it to a party for Christian Lacroix. Gwyneth Paltrow walked the red carpet at Cannes a few weeks ago in a Chanel dress covered in bows. In... read more..

De Beers wants to do good

De Beers' Chief Executive Gareth Penny talked to The Wall Street Journal about the South African-based company's efforts to polish its tarnished image and expand its retail business. By helping to int... read more..

I've grown, but not that much

Two Cape Cod teens have taken the creepy, crawly jewelry trend of the season to an even scarier level. TheBostonGlobe.com reported that Katheryn Maloney and Brady Cullinan paid neighbors five cents fo... read more..

Why does Cartier have a MySpace page?

Was MySpace's global deal with luxury jeweler Cartier the final blow in its war with Facebook? Some say there is no competition; many users have pages on both social networking sites, and it's been no... read more..

Bump plus Bulgari equals radiant star

Angelina Jolie's two-baby bump was only partially responsible for the actress' radiant glow at the Cannes premiere of Kung Fu Panda this past May. The yellow gold and diamond ring, earrings and bracel... read more..

Shining star

Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley was the epitome of glitz and glam at Elton John's Chopard-sponsored Tenth Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball last Thursday. InStyle.com reported that Hurley's diamond-s... read more..
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