Here’s a jewelry news roundup featuring ruffles and flourishes (and miscellaneous updates) to some of the stories we’ve already posted. Happy summer reading…and jewelry shopping!
Tory Burch for Fitbit. Tory’s long-awaited bracelet/workout gauge is now available ($195). I think this gold-tone bracelet is so chic, you’d never know it’s a high-tech piece of fitness gear. Here, here!
Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, Houston Museum of Natural Science, through Oct. 5. Oops, I forgot this major exhibit in last month’s Jewelry Exhibits and Auctions Summer Travel Guide. The show features more than 150 designs, including several striking pieces from the Elizabeth Taylor collection.
Considering a career in jewelry? It will never go out of style. Check out the Gemological Institute of America’s GIA Jewelry Career Fairs: July 28 New York, NY; October 10 Carlsbad, CA.
Jewelry at the Movies. Whatever happened to “Diana” and “Grace of Monaco,” two films many of us were eagerly anticipating for their dazzling jewelry? Perhaps they went straight to DVD. Critics notwithstanding, die-hard jewelry fans can rent these titles or look for them on Pay-Per-View. Also, don’t miss “Yves Saint Laurent,” a new biopic in French, with subtitles.
Atelier Swarovski tapped Matthew Campbell Laurenza to design its first fine jewelry collection — 15 lush, one-of-a-kind garden-themed jewelry designs featuring thousands of Swarovski gemstones. Unveiled at Bergdorf Goodman in New York in April, the Jeweled Garden collection ranges from $8,750 to $118,000 (a girl can dream, can’t she?). www.swarovski.com
The Real Deal. From time to time we bring you “How to Get the Look for Less” features like the high-low bracelet story we posted last February. Here’s a duo to add to that list:
Lately I’ve been obsessed with an iconic 18k gold, malachite, purpurine and ivory bracelet by Boucheron that sold at Sotheby’s last winter. Among its many attributes, the circa 1931 piece is flexible. Last week I found a color blocked blue and gold-tone stretch bracelet at Tory Burch or only $105. While the two have little in common by way of color or provenance, the TB bracelet has some of the same bold spirit as the Boucheron piece — at a price I can afford. I’ll take it!
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