February 27, 2021

Jewelry

For Valentine’s Day, Traceable, Transparent Jewelry Supply Chains

(New York) – Jewelry and watch companies should improve efforts to ensure that human rights are respected in their global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said today ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2021.

Human Rights Watch issued “20 Questions Company Officials Should Ask to Guide Action,” which jewelers and other industry experts can use as a starting point to understand a jewelry company’s sourcing practices and respect for human rights. The questions deal with a company’s transparency, traceability, and steps to identify and respond to human rights risks in their global supply chain, including at mines of origin.

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Missoma Launches Its First Fine Jewelry Collection

Counting fans in Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and a few hundred thousand people on Instagram, Missoma’s appeal is hard to deny. The British jewelry brand is loved for making trend-forward, affordable pieces—and its empire’s reach is steadily growing. (November 2020, for instance, saw the brand introduce men’s chains that Connell Waldron would undoubtedly approve of.)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wears Missoma’s open heart signet ring on a trip to Sussex. March 3, 2018.

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Now, for the first time in Missoma’s 13-year history, the brand is tapping into fine jewelry. Called Missoma Fine, the brand’s foray into 14ct

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A Jewelry Line Inspired by a Design Family’s Heirlooms

For more than three decades, the Italian designer Ilaria Icardi resisted following in the footsteps of her father, Umberto Icardi, by becoming a jeweler. He and his brothers, Giuseppe and Piero, set up their family-run fine jewelry business, Emmeti, in Valenza in the late 1960s and made precious gold pieces for private clients and, eventually, bigger brands such as Tiffany & Co. Valenza, a small industrial town in the north of Italy surrounded by undulating, verdant terrain that the region promotes as Little Tuscany, has been renowned for its goldsmithery for centuries, but home held little appeal for Icardi. “My

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Amateur Treasure Hunter Finds Trove of 1,000-Year-Old Viking Jewelry | Smart News

Last December, retired police officer and metal detecting enthusiast Kath Giles made a stunning discovery while exploring a tract of private land on the Isle of Man: a trove of 1,000-year-old Viking jewelry.

As Tobi Thomas reports for the Guardian, the cache includes a gold arm ring, a large silver brooch, a silver armband and a number of other artifacts dated to around 950 A.D.

“I knew I had found something very special when I moved the soil away from one of the terminals of the brooch, [and] then I found parts of the pin, the hoop and

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Kamala Harris’s Jewelry Shines a Light on Designer Irene Neuwirth

Off Brand is a thrice-monthly column that delves into trends in fashion and beauty.

WHEN THE REALITY of the pandemic hit California last March, jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth found herself in tears, walking along Venice Beach with her boyfriend. Like so many business owners, she was grappling with difficult decisions. Her eponymous company had just endured the loss of its most important vendor, Barneys New York, to bankruptcy. The impending shutdown, which would close her two Los Angeles stores, spelled further disaster for the fashion industry, particularly independent designers. She remembers thinking, “Our business is going to go down, we’re

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Suspect arrested in series of jewelry store thefts

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested in connection with a series of jewelry store robberies in New Jersey and is a suspect in similar robberies in other states, authorities said.

Michael Larbi, 22, of Dover was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals last week, according to the Evesham Township Police Department in New Jersey. He was being held at a Delaware prison pending extradition to New Jersey, authorities said.

Evesham police said Larbi stole about $77,000 worth of jewelry from Billig Jewelers in Marlton, New Jersey, on Oct. 28. Larbi reportedly told the staff that he

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7 of Queen Elizabeth & the Royal Family’s Most Stunning Jewelry Parures

Over the centuries, the House of Windsor has acquired its fair share of priceless jewels. But in the world of crown jewelry, more is always more, and the parures—sets of jewelry, designed to be worn together—always pack the biggest punch. Below, some of the most breathtaking parures in Queen Elizabeth’s collection.

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The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure

As a coronation gift from the president of Brazil, Queen Elizabeth received a pair of earrings and a necklace set with stunning aquamarines and diamonds. A few years later, the Queen commissioned Garrard to fashion a matching tiara; she also later received further aquamarine

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Wealthy folks are buying jewelry from home during COVID

In pandemic times, if you can’t go to the bling, the bling will come to you.

Some of New York City’s high-end jewelers say they’ve had record sales over the past 11 months, all because they’re making house calls.

“Our sales are up 300 percent since the pandemic started,” Michel Piranesi, a jeweler who’s worked with Lionel Richie, Jackie Collins and socialites galore, told The Post.

Over the past several months, he’s been summoned — traveling on his own dime, negative COVID test in tow — by customers from Manhattan to Atlanta, Southampton and Palm Beach, Florida, where he sold

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Chanel is Suing an Accessories Company Over Jewelry Made from Authentic Logo-Bearing Buttons

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