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Set in Style: Van Cleef & Arpels

Sometimes, seeing amazing jewels up close and personal can be tough for the average shopper. That’s why I’m looking forward to going to the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt: it’s a rare chance to see some spectacular gems firsthand. Running from February 18–June 5, 2011 in NYC, the showing will include more than 350 pieces – a treasure trove of gorgeous gems and impeccable craftsmanship. Whether or not you are able to attend in person, I highly recommend that…

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Designer Jewelry

2008 Designer Showcase

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Yesterday I was invited to attend the preview luncheon for the National Jewelry Institute‘s 2008 Designer Showcase–something not to be missed if you’re in New York between now and June 28. In a nutshell, the non-profit organization teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue and the World Gold Council to curate an exhibit of 40 international designers working in gold, precious metals and gems. I particularly liked the exhibition because it interspersed huge brands (Cartier, Gucci) with studio designers (Stephen Webster,…

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