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Annoushka creates the Sugarplum Pendant

Annoushka jewellery has unveiled the creation of the Sugarplum Pendant; not only is it on our wish list, it’s for a good cause too.

The Sugarplum Pendant is the result of Annoushka’s collaboration with Sugarplum Children, a fundraising initiative to raise money for children with Type 1 Diabetes, in support of Annoushka’s admiration for the bravery of the children this affects and their loved ones who are suffering from this life threatening condition.


This gorgeous little pendant retails at £995 and £200 from the sale of each pendant will be given directly to JDRF (JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity which helps to improve lives and fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes).

The pendant is an unusual, eye-catching design, in warming 18ct rose gold on a 42m chain. The pendant can be reversed to reveal an array of little diamonds, perfectly set in fantastic attention to detail so it is perfect for any occasion.


The sugarplum pendant will be available in all Annoushka stores from the 14th November (World Diabetes Day).

Check out the Annoushka website here to sign up to the waiting list to be first to hear when these cute little pendants are available! Adorable, fit for any occasion and for a truly important cause; what are you waiting for!

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Chopard temporary Boutique at Harrods Porto Cervo


If you are in Porto Cervo this Summer, Chopard invite you to visit their exquisite temporary Boutique located within the famous English department store Harrods. The location is breathtaking in the very centre of Costa Smeralda, surrounded by impressive yatchs and Italian mansions. The Temporary Chopard Boutique will be open until September 6th.

The British luxury multi-brand landed for the very first time in Italy and, among the most luxurious brands in circulation, carries our Maison, ready to shine in Porto Cervo with the glitter of our beautiful high jewellery creations. Made of glass and steel, this exceptional 50 square meters Boutique hosts a selection of our most prestigious pieces from grand complications of the L.U.C collection to exquisite High Jewellery unique creations.

Exclusive events, cocktail parties and happy hours under the sunset, hosted by our Boutique, will light up the night life on the Coast. This exclusive temporary Chopard Boutique will be open until September 6th, when Harrods Porto Cervo is set to close its doors. Our Boutique associates will be pleased to welcome you and present the latest collections and Boutique exclusivities.

Contact information

Via del Porto Vecchio, Zip Code 07021 Porto Cervo – Arzachena (OT)

Tel: 0039 0789 936632

Opening hours & dates Every day from 10.00am to 01.00pm and from 6.00pm to midnight

www.chopard.com

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RAYMOND WEIL Presents Vampire Weekend With The RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award!

RAYMOND WEIL recently celebrated its continued support of music charity Nordoff Robbins by presenting the International Artist Award to Vampire Weekend at the Silver Clef Luncheon, a star-studded event held in support of the charity, which took place at The Park lane Hilton Hotel, London.

The New York four-piece, who are currently on tour in the UK, took time out to attend the event to collect the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award from Craig Leach, RAYMOND WEIL’s UK Brand Director.

Today we were honored to present the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award to Vampire Weekend at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Luncheon. Over the past ten years, RAYMOND WEIL has sponsored the International Artist Award, which has been received by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Michael Buble, Swedish House Mafia, Kelis, John Legend, Foo Fighters, George Benson and Bob Geldoff. We are extremely proud of our partnership w

ith Nordoff Robbins and have witnessed the relentless efforts to transform lives through music therapy first hand” – Says Craig Leach, UK Brand Director - RAYMOND WEIL.

Vampire Weekend have already had two No. 1 US albums and a Grammy Award nomination. Their best-known track ‘A-Punk’ was fourth on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Rock List. They have played the main stage at Glastonbury, headlined Benicassim, had Jake Gyllenhaal star in o

ne of their videos, performed on top US show Saturday Night Live an impressive three times and made chart history by becoming the first independent rock band to top the US charts with two consecutive albums - all in addition to smashing the previous record for first week vinyl sales. Most recently, Time Out London magazine picked Vampire Weekend as one of their eight ‘Sounds of the summer’ for 2013.

 Other guests at the event included: Coldplay, Ray Davies, Jessie Ware, Alison Moyet, Alison Balsom, Peter Andre, Gaby Roslin, Dawn French, Richard Ayoade, Mylene Klass, John Cooper Clarke, Sharleen Spiteri, The Verve, Michael Ball, Conor Maynard, Barry Gibb, JLS, Labrinth, Kimberly Wyatt and Status Quo.

The annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards and Lunch, which began in 1976, is now the jewel in the charity’s fundraising crown and a highlight of the UK music industry’s calendar. Sponsored by O2 for the past 10 years, and now in its 38th year, the event has raised over £8 million for Nordoff Robbins since its inception. Last year’s winners included Kylie Minogue, Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Michael Bublé, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Conor Maynard, Fatboy Slim and Laura Wright. Honourees in previous years include The Who (awarded the very first Silver Clef Award in 1976), Elton John, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Sting, Take That, Muse and many more.

www.raymond-weil.com

 

 

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The Great Gatsby and Tiffany & Co.

The premiere of The Great Gatsby marked the official opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festivalwhere we were able to marvel at the magnificent Art Deco jewellery designed by Tiffany&Co. for actors Carey Mulligan, Leonardo Di Caprio and Elizabeth Debicki in Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

The spectacular jewellery is based on designs from the Tiffany Archives and worn by the film’s all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, who appear as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. “The jewellery symbolizes the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and we approached its design with the utmost style and luxury in mind,” said Jon King, executive vice president of Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany’s dazzling creations illuminate the characters’ rarefied world of New York penthouses and Long Island estates. Ms. Mulligan’s Tiffany wardrobe includes tassel necklaces and jewels with lustrous conch pearls. At evening soirées her blond bob is circled with the Savoy, a headdress of diamonds and cultured pearls, (shown above) and her gestures are accented by a hand ornament in a daisy motif and diamond rings with the Tiffany® Setting.

The daisy is also featured in earrings of Tiffany Yellow Diamonds and a long-stemmed brooch. Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Jordan Baker, wears chandelier earrings of rose-cut diamonds, bracelets of diamonds and seed pearls and Art Deco-inspired rings of sapphires and diamonds in platinum. At posh parties her elegant ensembles are accented with fluid diamond necklaces and earrings of cushion-cut black onyx or emerald-cut aquamarines.

Mr. DiCaprio’s custom Brooks Brothers shirts are finished with oval cuff links of black or green enamel on 18 karat gold. Essentials such as a slender card case and flask in sterling silver fit smoothly in the pockets of his tailored linen suits and tuxedo.

For more about The Great Gatsby, visit www.thegreatgatsbymovie.com and www.tiffany.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion at BASELWORLD

At BASELWORLD from April 25 to May 2, 2013, fashion editors and trend spotters will have the opportunity to discover the new watch and jewellery collections launched by the most eminent players worldwide.

Alongside renowned watch and jewellery manufacturers, such as Omega, Chopard, Rolex or Patek Philippe, a number of the world's most well-known fashion brands will also be exhibiting in Basel and giving visitors an initial peek at their new watch and jewellery lines. For several years now, a close bond has existed between BASELWORLD, the most important watch and jewellery show globally, and the leading fashion houses with their designers. This liaison has its roots in the early 1970s when Gucci was one of the first fashion houses to introduce watches of its own.

The link between fashion trends and designs in the world of fashion, on the one hand, and accessories like watches and jewellery, on the other, is evident in a large number of brands. Examples include the GG and Bamboo motifs at Gucci or the B watch from Fendi, which constitutes the ideal match for the famous Fendi B bag. In many of the luxury goods companies, including Hermès, Dior and Chanel, a constant flow of design and material-based inspirations takes place in both directions between the watch and jewellery collections and the company's remaining lines, with the result that they influence and complement each other in the ideal manner. A large number of the watches unveiled here captivate visitors with their accomplished French or Italian design and their perfected art of Swiss watchmaking.

While many of the collections shown at BASELWORLD reflect the major fashion trends and currents from the international catwalks, an influence in the opposite direction is also repeatedly in evidence. Yellow and rose gold have featured frequently at BASELWORLD over the past few years and are now being taken up by the big fashion house collections too. The wider fashion and design trends have similarly been influenced by the use of ceramics, titanium and PVD, as well as by the pavé technique for setting diamonds and the use of coloured stones.

Over the years, a large number of icons from the fashion world have been guests at BASELWORLD, including Vivienne Westwood and Diane von Fürstenberg. And this year once again, brilliant new designs and impressive creations from the most successful watch and jewellery brands and the biggest fashion houses will be enticing people to Basel.

www.baselworld.com

Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph seen on the wrist of Robert Downey Jr

Seoul, South Korea – April 4, 2013

In promoting his new “Iron Man3” movie releasing this spring, Actor Robert Downey Jr. playing the leading role was seen wearing a Jaeger- LeCoultre watch last night at a press conference held in South Korea. His AMVOX5 World Chronograph watch is one of 300 limited series edition in ceramics and titanium. Its appearance comprises all the successful signature features of the AMVOX line: luminescent white numerals and hour- markers arranged in the classic 270° sweep; the openworked dial adorned with a gridwork motif evoking the radiator grilles on Aston Martin cars; as well as the time and chronograph functions displayed on round subdials complemented by a movement operating indicator at 6 o’clock above the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo.

The inner bezel ring carries the cities symbolising the 24 time zones and enabling one to immediately check the time anywhere on the globe. In a subtle detail emphasizing the watch’s automobile heritage, London is replaced by Gaydon, the town in Warwickshire where the prestigious Aston Martin cars are painstakingly made.

About Iron Man 3: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquamarine - The Birthstone of March

March’s Birthstone is Aquamarine, a beautiful clear gemstone in varying shades of blue ranging from a bluish tint to a deep blue, the deeper the colour the higher the value. The Aquamarine is a durable gem which belongs to the same family as the Emerald.  Most of the worlds Aquamarines come from Brazil, and rated on the Mohs Scale at 7.5 compared to the Diamond at 10.

Aquamarine is considered a very lucky gemstone, and used to be carried by sailors to keep them safe whilst at sea, they are also used in some Holistic Therapies as many practitioners believe them to be calming and therefore used for the relief of stress.

Luxury Jewellery Designers & Coutts launch jewellery box auction!

EXCLUSIVE JEWELLERY BOXES BY LUXURY DESIGNERS AVAILABLE FOR eBAY PUBLIC CHARITY AUCTION: 14th-24th MARCH 2013:

The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts’ and ‘Holts Academy’ supported by Coutts

21 unique jewellery boxes that have been designed and handcrafted by world renowned and up-and-coming British iconic jewellery designers, artists and luxury brands will be publically auctioned on eBay for charity from 14 – 24 March in aid of two creative industry causes.

‘Beautiful Boxes’ is launched today by Coutts as a fundraising initiative in aid of arts education charity, The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, and not-for-profit organisation, Holts Academy of Jewellery.

Luxury brands who are contributing boxes include: Alex Monroe, Ali Miller, Annoushka Jewellery, Caramel Baby & Child, Damien Jeffery, David Marshall, Elizabeth Gage, Elvis & Kresse, Emma Yeo, Getty Images, Jason Holt, Jimbobart, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, Lily & Lionel, Monica Vinader, Paul Smith, Theo Fennell, Tobyboo, Todd Lynn, Holts Academy of Jewellery and Coutts. The auction will be made publically available.

Michael Morley, Chief Executive, Coutts & Co commented: “Coutts has a long history of championing the creative industries and philanthropy has been running in our DNA since our earliest foundations. This campaign was launched as a fundraising project that would champion the best of British design excellence today, while harnessing artistic talent of future generations. We are extremely grateful to those who have given their time and we are confident that these unique handcrafted boxes will go on to become treasures of the future."

Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive, The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts: “We’re thrilled to be involved in the Beautiful Boxes auction, for which some of the creative industries' most inspiring designers have fashioned some truly outstanding boxes. Every penny of the money raised will be spent directly on our work with disadvantaged children across the UK, giving them the chance to see high-quality arts performances and exhibitions. We work to get children actively involved in the arts, raising their confidence and equipping them with life skills vital to achieving a better future and are hugely grateful to Coutts for taking this initiative and helping us to transform more young lives."

Lee Lucas, Director of the multi award-winning Holts Academy, says: “Supporting British jewellery craftsmanship and its future is at the heart of what Holts Academy is about. The Coutts Beautiful Boxes project is therefore the perfect collaboration for us. It both inspires our apprentices and students to reach new heights in their design skills, as well as celebrate the best of Made In Britain. The jewellery boxes I have seen so far are beautiful, capture one’s imagination and most importantly of all are bringing together the greatest designers with the future blood of the jewellery industry. Brilliant!”

The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts is a charity with a UK wide arts engagement programme, working with deprived children from areas of social and economic disadvantage, raising children’s self-esteem and confidence, and nurturing communication skills. Children learn that cultural venues are welcoming, accessible places to visit and since 2006 have introduced over 300,000 children to life-changing arts experiences.

Holts Academy of Jewellery the first ever Government approved apprenticeship scheme for young jewellers in the UK is a wonderful starting block for the young apprentices - mainly under 18 years old and often from disadvantaged backgrounds - who wish to pursue a career in jewellery. It sees the students through a combination of skills based teaching and training, nurturing the next generation of British designers, matches them with employers along the way and concludes with permanent employment at the end of the course

Follow the Conversation on Twitter: #Beautifulboxes

View auction at ebay.co.uk/beautifulboxes from 1st March 2013

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V Jewellery Launch Affordable Silver Collection

Timothy Vann founded his jewellery business in 1993, offering affordable jewellery featuring unique designs which increased in popularity.  In 2005 Timothy launched a Silver division and in 2011, employed his Daughter Laura who created beautifully crafted jewellery aimed at the younger generation, and so V Jewellery was launched and will officially open its doors for trading on 1st April 2013.

Boasting  a superb range of 7 timeless collections of vintage styled pieces, named Mythos, Brilliance, Marquise, Simplicity, Royal Deco and Romance, V Jewellery add class and sophistication to their classic designs in silver which include precious stones of Ruby, Sapphire and Green Amethyst.

V strives to provide a collection of intricate, high quality and affordable classics. Each piece is hand set with crystal and hand polished before plating with real rhodium. This metal gives the V collection brilliant whiteness, durability and most importantly, means it will never tarnish. The brand keeps its image fresh by ensuring everything has a minimal and clean finish. Be it the sleekness of the metal, the smooth matte black gift boxes or the subtle, unassuming promotional shots; V’s juxtaposition between modern and vintage keeps it current and wearable for a broad market.

"The purpose of V is to encourage women of all ages to invest in the beauty of heritage. V is the answer to that gap in the market where high quality and design is not only affordable, but is long lasting and high quality. Our ultimate ambition is to ensure that although a V piece may be worn for just moments, its beauty will be adored for a lifetime.”

Visit: www.vjewellery.co.uk

 

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National Jewellery Awards


National Jewellery Awards

4th July 2013

Closing date for entry 1st March 2013!

Thinking of entering the most prestigious event in the Jewellery calendar, you had better hurry! Closing date for this year is 1st March, and what an exciting year it is promising to be.

The event hosts 2 new exciting categories:

  • Watch Retailer of the Year
  • Store Design of the Year

The venue this year will take place in the breathtaking grandeur of The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London. You will find all the information you need on the awards including, booking your table, sponsors, categories and much much more by visiting:

www.ukjewelleryawards.co.uk 

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