The Duchess with Keira Knightly as the long-suffering-but-simply-grand Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire will offer up a rare glimpse of late eighteenth-century glamour. The Duchess, who wielded unusual political power, was considered a great beauty and “the Empress of fashion herself”. Her marriage was a complex state of closed doors and open secrets. She was known […]
Archive for July, 2008
A petition was submitted by the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) and ten other jewelry trade commissions requesting that the Federal Trade Commission amend the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (Guides), 16 C.F.R. Part 23. The trade groups wanted it stated that it is deceptive or unfair to use the term “cultured” […]
September with its balmy nights and Indian summer days will bring more than a change of season to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; there will be a whole new way to do time there. Refined, distinctive watches with a Parisian flair or traditional English faces will be the focus of the Met […]
Gucci designer Frida Gianni took the look back to the 1970s for the Resort ’09 collection. All the silhouettes were inspired by fashion icons of the time: Talitha Getty, Lee Radziwill and Jane Birkin. Minimalistic long chains were shown on the runway. Still, I couldn’t help but think that vintage Bulgari would really underscore the […]
InStyle’s website has a new jewelry blog called My Jewel Box and this week they are featuring something from my own closet –a great pin by Vendome. Please click on the link above to have a look… Have a great 4th of July weekend!!
British metalsmith, Fiona DeMarco thinks jewelry should possess a pinch of asymmetry, a dash spontaneity, and move in motion with the wearer as if it were alive. Her Blossom necklace with its hand-forged clusters of eighteen-carat gold disks set on wires flutters like petals in a summer breeze. Each item in this range is individually […]