Behind Closed Doors at the Famous Harry Winston Jewelry Store for the Stars

“Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it”, sang Marilyn Monroe in Diamonds are a Girl’s BestFriend. Indeed, Harry Winston is a legend in the world of jewelry worn by royalty and Hollywood stars. He is often referred to as “The King of Diamonds”. When a young dewy-faced Gwyneth Paltrow accepted the Best Actress Oscar for Shakespeare In Love, the world caught a four-minute glimpse of the glistening in time with every benevolent gesture. Winston has designed many one-of-a-kind pieces, counted among the world’s most famous diamonds and jewels. He passed away in 1978 and his son took the helm.
In 1989, Ronald Winston brought out the brand’s first collection of watches, The Ultimate Timepiece.The company frequently introduces magnificent additions to its own legend, the Harry Winston OpusXI Watch. This year the Opus man is watch maker Denis Giguet of MCT, who created the amazing Sequential One. Giguet lends his talents to the Opus game and wins with the Opus XI. While the HarryWinston DNA is a bit hard to video, Louis Vuitton steps us their game and builds a tambour minuterepeater –Hodinkee. Housed inside the shapely tambour case, Vuitton’s minute repeater caters toworld travelers by providing a slight twist from most repeater watches.
Harry Winston gives an inside look at how jewels go from the showroom to the red carpet in theForbes video, made just before the Academy Awards. Winston jewelers give a Forbes reporter the inside scoop on how the show-stopping jewelry, that the Oscars stars wear, does not require months of planning. The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) is pleased to welcome Harry Winston as a partner brand, the twenty-seventh to join the circle of watch companies that wish to defend the values of technical and precious fine watch making. The American diamond company has reported record Q4and strong full year results for 2010, bolstered by increased diamond demand in emerging markets anda recovery in the U.S.

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Niche Award Winners for 2011

Jewelry designers in 51 categories were honored at the 2011 NICHE awards in Philadelphia at the Buyers Market of American Craft which was held on 2/18/2011. There were 38 professional categories and 13 student categories which had A total 1,600 entries.

The NICHE awards are for American or Canadian jewelry designers over the age of 21 or students in a undergraduate, graduate or certificate arts program.

“Professional and student craft artists submitted nearly 1,600 entries for 
the 2011 competition. In December 2010, NICHE

magazine announced 179 
professional and 67 student finalists, who were invited to display
 their work at the Buyers Market. Entries were judged on technical excellence in surface design and in form, unique, original and creative thought, and market viability (professional entries only). Winners will be featured in the spring 2011 
issue of NICHE magazine.”

Daisy Diamond Stem, Patricia Tschetter, Dallas

Daisy Diamond Stem, Patricia Tschetter, Dallas

Oceanic Bangle Bracelet, Kevin O’Grady, Scottsdale, Ariz

Oceanic Bangle Bracelet, Kevin O’Grady, Scottsdale, Ariz

Mandala Ring #2, Jason Dow, Honolulu

Mandala Ring #2, Jason Dow, Honolulu

Lunar Cycle Necklace, Genevieve Yang, Santa Rosa, Calif

Lunar Cycle Necklace, Genevieve Yang, Santa Rosa, Calif

The Laurel, Youngjoo Yoo, University of Iowa

The Laurel, Youngjoo Yoo, University of Iowa

Circle Disk Brooch With Gold and Pearl, Sadie Wang, Silver Point, Tenn

Circle Disk Brooch With Gold and Pearl, Sadie Wang, Silver Point, Tenn

 

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Kelly Osbourne Designing Jewelry Line

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry

Kelly Osbourne cannot talk about her new jewelry line under any circumstances but everyone else can. In this article, find out what Ozzy’s occasional TV host daughter has been up to lately, and why she can’t talk about her jewelry.

 

 

Osbourne, currently the face of Madonna’s Material Girl line of clothes and accessories, talked to WWD about everything (but her jewelry collection) at a recent event for the brand in Los Angeles. She called her gig as spokesperson for the brand “the coolest thing that’s ever happened,” though we’d venture that some of her other professional ventures have been just as cool, if not cooler. (Yes, we loved Osborne’s version of Papa Don’t Preach.)

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Kelly Osbourne Classy Earrings

Kelly Osbourne Classy Earrings

Kelly Osbourne Earrings

Kelly Osbourne Earrings

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry Hoop Earrings

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry Hoop Earrings

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry Line

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry Line

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry Material Girl

Kelly Osbourne Jewelry Material Girl

Kelly Osbourne Necklace

Kelly Osbourne Necklace

Kelly Osbourne Rings

Kelly Osbourne Rings

 

 

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Candy Spelling Makes Plans to Purchase Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry

Candy Spelling Elizabeth Taylor

Candy Spelling Elizabeth Taylor

Candy Spelling, widow of soap super-producer Aaron Spelling, plans to buy the recently deceased Liz Taylor’s jewelry collection. The late Cleopatra star’s extensive collection was envied even by jewelers themselves and is up for auction at Christie’s. However, she’s got competition from close quarters. Click the link below to find out who and why.

“Candy and Liz knew each other socially in Hollywood over the years,” says our insider. “They used to see each other and compare pieces. It was looking at each other’s diamonds before they even say hi. Candy would joke ‘mine’s better’ but she wants in on every one of those pieces. She loves jewelry, and she loved Elizabeth’s jewelry.”

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Atari Joystick Jewelry Box

Atari-Joystick-Jewelry-Box

Atari-Joystick-Jewelry-Box

World renowned gaming corporation Atari have lovingly crafted a new jewelry box, perfect if you remember the games first time around or are just into retro fashion. Click the link to find out the specifications of the box, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

The jewelry box is a fairly accurate impression of the original Atari joystick, and features two compartments. You can even use the “stick” part of the jewelry box (it’s a wooden dowel) as a ring holder.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Collection to be Auctioned at Christie’s

Elizabeth Taylor’s large jewelry collection is to be auctioned off at Christie’s. The proceeds may go to charity but this is yet to be confirmed at this early stage. The collection includes some incredible pieces, procured by the late star from various places.

“To be honest, she knew more than I did [about jewelry]. When you would show her stones, she would tell you the origin, if it’s good quality, bad quality, where it came from. She had a collection like I’ve never seen before.”


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Milford Students Design Jewelry

At Milford high school local businesses are working with engineering students to help turn their ideas into reality. This project has been enthusiastically received on both sides. Read the article to find out exactly what they have to say about this.

“Lushear contacted the school offering to help inspire and encourage students with a passion for art and engineering,” said engineering teacher Frank Xydias. “He wanted to show them the world of jewelry manufacturing.

“He offered a tour of his company of employment to teachers and offered to speak with the high school students on the subject. He then offered to prototype some of their work so students could see the wax mold.”

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Christie’s Dubai Diamond Jewelry Auction

April 20th’s upcoming Dubai sale at Christie’s auction house will be “tailored toward our Middle Eastern collector”. It promises to include some remarkable pieces expected to go at high prices. Read this article to find out what these pieces are.

An eight-strand natural pearl necklace with a diamond clasp is estimated to sell for $240,000-$280,000, and a 30.05-carat sapphire and diamond ring by Van Cleef and Arpels is expected to fetch $80,000 to $120,000

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Red Carpet Jewelry Rental

RedCarpetJewels.com is a new website that offers jewelry rentals to women who only dream of one day dressing like celebrities. This site offers a wide selection of jewelry for any occasion, yet allows for a smaller budget, by allowing one night rentals. Collections include bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, and there are options to buy as well as rent these jewels.

“We wanted to give every woman the opportunity to dress herself up with something glamorous, something special, something indulgent.  What could be more fitting than real diamonds, rubies and precious stones?” Landau explained.

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The Precious Metal Market Hits Records Highs While Heating up the Refining Business

In today’s difficult economic times, people are returning to the gold standard. In the land of plastic money and high credit card debt, nothing is as safe as an investment in gold. Gold you can hold in your hand or store in your safe deposit box for a rainy day. If not for an investment, those looking to score cold-hard cash are scouring storage for family heirlooms browsing through thrift markets to find the gold and silver that has been long-forgotten in tarnished or ugly and out-of-date jewelry. It’s a booming industry for gold and silver buyers. But beware, not all gold and silver buyers are equal and one should do their research before selling off what could be a veritable “gold-mine” for their own investment portfolio.

“Gold closed Friday just under the record price it had set earlier this month of $1,437 per ounce. That’s nearly three times what it was selling for in 2006. The price of silver ended the week above $37 per ounce, up a whopping 74 percent from six months earlier.”

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