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Would You Pay $300,000 for a 7.2-Carat Emerald, and a Trip to the Emerald Mine?

Would You Pay $300,000 for a 7.2-Carat Emerald, and a Trip to the Emerald Mine?

Women — go green this holiday. The color of emeralds, green is the new black at Neiman Marcus, where the retailer’s newest Christmas Book offers buyers the chance to not only own a custom-made piece of jewelry designed by Stephen Webster and featuring a 7.2-carat emerald, but also to join Webster on a trip to the Gemfield’s Kagem emerald mine in Zambia. This is an exceptional and magical place, where emeralds are mined, and where warning signs for crocodiles are all on site.  The Neiman Marcus package also includes dinner at the mine’s Lake House (I have dined there and it is a fun experience), and two days stay at the Royal Livingston Hotel by Anantara in Zambia. From there, the buyer of this package will then spend a day in London with Webster as they embark on a journey for the perfect piece of emerald jewelry.  The package is a mere $300,000 and there is a charitable component, as $40,000 will go to the Heart of Neiman Marcus foundation....
Emmy Award-Winning Actress Debra Messing to Be Honored at Gem Awards

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Debra Messing to Be Honored at Gem Awards

Known for her great style and love of jewelry, Debra Messing has been selected to receive the 2018 GEM Award for Jewelry Style at the 16th annual GEM Awards on January 19, 2018.  The Jewelers of America (JA)and the GEM Awards Committee have chosen to honor actress Debra Messing  for her personal style that inspires and encourages people to wear  fine jewelry. “Jewelry has been a passion of mine since my father produced the Tiffany heart in his factory in the 70s. My father taught me that jewelry is wearable Art and I have spent countless hours learning about the evolution of design,” says Messing. “A piece of jewelry can make me feel strong, feminine, royal, edgy, demure — I can transform. Every day. My love for jewelry is deep and true and I am beyond honored to be acknowledged in this way.” Messing’s  jewelry style is marked by bold designs, statement pieces and a love for color. Through her exquisite accessory choices, she communicates that jewelry is wearable art and introduces the public to independent designers, acknowledging them freely. Debra Messing is best known for her role as Grace Adler on NBC’s Emmy® Award-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated comedy series Will & Grace. This fall, Messing is reprising her role on the show’s revival with the entire original creative team, premiering September 28.  Her recent television performances include ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing, as Marjorie Houseman; the NBC series The Mysteries of Laura; and as Julia Houston in NBC’s Smash, a musical drama about the creation of a new Broadway show.   Messing is the Global Health Ambassador for Population Services International (PSI) focusing on HIV/AIDS. Other charities Messing supports include HRC (Human Rights Campaign), Everytown for Gun Safety, and Joyful Heart Foundation. She was honored with The Trevor Life Award...
5 Top Fashion Designer Watches For Under $300 That Ladies Need Now

5 Top Fashion Designer Watches For Under $300 That Ladies Need Now

While we are all about luxury, we know that today’s millennials an up-and-comer shoppers don’t have tens of thousands to plunk down on a watch — yet. But they do have fashion sense and style icons and it is never  a bad idea to think about wearing a watch to accessorize your  wardrobe. That said, ladies, we bring you five top affordable (under $300) watches that most likely will have you swiping your card. From Anne Klein to Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto and Marc Jacobs- we have watches sold as sets with bangles, floral and bird motifs, colorful renditions using Swarovski crystals, and even a starry night...
Time is  Aflutter With the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillion Automate Watch

Time is Aflutter With the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillion Automate Watch

More than three years in the making, this Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillion Automate wrist watch brings the beauty of nature — and the glory of automatons — to the wrist.  Featuring  a  stunning automaton butterfly amidst a shimmering garden of beauty, the watch brings together the brand’s grand expertise in haute joaillerie and haute horology. The translucent enamel painted gold butterfly flutters its wings in a remarkable display several times each hour. Each time the butterfly moves it can flutter as many as 19 times so that in any given hour, the wings will open and close more than 100 times.  Additionally, the wearer can activate the wings on demand by a press of the crown. The complex movement, which holds four patents, was developed exclusively for Van Cleef & Arpels. The highly detailed dial is created using a  mix of champlevé enamel, paillonne enamel, plique-a-jour (translucent) painting, gem setting and more. Round- and pear-shaped diamonds and colored sapphires outline the magnificent...
Movado Group Buys Olivia Burton Brand of Watches and Jewelry, Flowers and Bees Continue

Movado Group Buys Olivia Burton Brand of Watches and Jewelry, Flowers and Bees Continue

In a bold move to further expand its reach in the world of fashion jewelry and watches, Movado Group Inc. has acquired JLB Brands, Ltd., the owner of the UK-based Olivia Burton brand, one of the fastest growing fashion watch and jewelry brands from England. Movado Group paid approximately £60.0 million GBP. Olivia Burton designs incorporate fashion and vintage trend inspirations into its accessibly priced collections geared to the millennial consumer. The purchase of the brand gives Movado Group a more global portfolio, expands space in its existing distribution network, and grows its global e-commerce penetration. Olivia Burton will continue to operate under the leadership of Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings, its founders, who will report to Efraim Grinberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Movado Group.  “While at accessible price points, they have kept the brand extremely creative, innovative and aspirational,” says Grinberg. “With this acquisition, we not only reaffirm our commitment to the watch category, but also expand our presence into fashion...