This fall, the brands managing director, Patrick Goossens, returns to some of the styles Mademoiselle loved most. For instance, he paired the largest freshwater pearls he could find with rose quartz and pink rock crystal on a sautoir from the Essentiels line. His ongoing fascination with Indian themes is reflected in an imposing Taj Mahal bracelet and earrings in smoky or blue poured glass. These wares offer a convincing imitation of Indian-cut diamonds and cabochons. (Fortunately, however, these are far lighter on the lobes and the wallet than they appear.) Still, any heritage house must modernize for a new generationand that is where falls headline comes in. With its new range of accessibly priced mixed jewelry designed to appeal to both men and women, Goossens is reaching out to a younger, edgier customer.
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On the first day, he made conversation with employees and determined the location of the stores cameras. He returned the following night after the store closed to steal several valuable items, including rings and an antique watch, Sridej said. Store owner Charles Pharr said the items are valued at more than $30,000. He said the suspect walked kind of like a penguin. After first entering the store on March 8 at around 1 p.m., the suspect must have made 10 trips to the jewelry counter to seemingly view a large piece of art beside it, which he photographed, Pharr said. He said the suspect repeatedly glanced at the security monitor in the store, unlocked the latch on a roll-up door in the back area and exited.
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Retail sales last year surpassed $330 million. Weems, now 17, still oversees the designs of the lockets and charms her company sells and stops by the Chandler, Arizona office almost every day after school. "I want to be involved in the business for the rest of my life," she says in the video above. "When I was 14, I never thought this would have happened. It's been a dream come true." Related: Jimmy Choo founder is changing the fashion industry again Origami Owl has succeeded through a direct sales model: "designers" purchase a kit for $149 and host parties (aka "jewelry bars") at their homes.
(Sotheby's) By Adam Tschorn March 25, 2014, 4:42 p.m. A collection of jewelry once owned by the late Eydie Gorme that is headed to the auction block in New York City next month will be previewed locally -- for one day only -- this Sunday. The March 30 preview at Sothebys Los Angeles marks the public unveiling of the auction-bound lot, which is set to go under the gavel in New York on April 29. If you know anything about Gorme -- beyond the fact that she was a singer -- its probably that she was half of the vocal duo Steve & Eydie. She and Steve Lawrence were married 55 years; she died in August 2013 .
Ive been playing with beads since I was 10, Solomon said. I would be stringing things together and doing fun little projects for people. Solomon, 34, of Killingworth, opened up her first company called KDesign in 2002 on Marthas Vineyard after her family spent a lot of time there. A graduate from Marist College New York with a more information degree in art and photography, Solomon attended fashion school briefly in Pennsylvania. However, fashion was tough for Solomon and while she stayed in jewelry for a little while, she found herself working in retail at the White Dress on the Shore in Clinton with Beth Chapman. Beth got me back into doing jewelry, Solomon said.
Its my personal piece, the one that Ive kept over the years and it evolves and changes over time, the former Air Force linguist and current University of Guam student says. In a sense, to the lay person, its Chamorro traditional jewelry gone wild. The pair of fishhooks, including one based on those found in ancient Chamorro archeological sites, is core to his elaborate neckpiece. Since he first carved those hooks in 2003, hes added everything from an ifit wood slingstone etched with patterns found on ancient Chamorro pottery shards to discs of spondylus shells. In the last decade, local artisans have awakened a cottage industry of local jewelry, which pays homage to the forms worn by ancient Chamorros. For men, the sinahi a large crescent-shaped pendant worn around the neck is still very popular, says Julie Jill Benavente, a local carver who runs Guinahan Chamoru. Her shop, which is evolving into a bigger location in Harmon, carries jewelry made by different artists, each displaying the varying skills and styles of its maker. Artistic license For women, the single spondylus shell, known as the money bead, is very common.