in loving mory This fall, as we reďŹ‚ect on all we have achieved together, we are most grateful for the legacy of Mayer Udell. His passing this summer, at age 96, was met with a tremendous outpouring of love, kindness and support from friends, colleagues and customers alike. For that we thank you all. The name and reputation London Jewelers has earned over the decades can be traced directly back to his passion, dedication, and guidance. His spirit will remain at the heart of the entire London Jewelers family for generations to come.
Mayer Udell 1918-2014
DAVID YURMAN est. 2003
AMERICANA MANHASSET est. 1985
CARTIER est. 2003
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS est. 2003
LONDON JEWELERS WATCH SALON est. 2007
SOUTHAMPTON est. 2002
GLEN COVE est. 1926
WHEATLEY PLAZA est. 1980
TWO by LONDON
CHANEL est. 2011
The story of London Jewelers spans over 88 years and four generations, from our humble Glen Cove storefront in 1926 to today’s evergrowing family of ﬁne jewelry and timepiece boutiques across Long Island. It’s been an extraordinary journey. And the best part …the story keeps getting better!
Breguet, the innovator. Type XXII 10Hz, high-frequency chronograph A contemporary interpretation of the legendary Type XX supplied in 1960 to the French Naval Air Force, the Type XXII is the first series-produced mechanical chronograph to feature a regulating mechanism that oscillates at a frequency of 10 Hz, enabling measurements to 1/20 th of a second. This major technical innovation is made possible by the physical properties of silicon and the lighter weight of the escapement components, considerably enhancing the watchâ€™s regulating performance. History is still being written...
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Welcome to our 2014 fall/winter issue of Accent. As always, these pages are ﬁlled with hand-selected treasures to inspire and delight you! Since 1926, and throughout four generations, we’ve thrived and grown into Long Island’s premier independent, familyowned jeweler. While our commitment to excellent service and an unparalleled selection has earned us a loyal clientele and outstanding reputation, what drives us to be the best every day is our personal passion for seeking out and bringing you the ﬁnest jewelry and timepieces from across the globe. As the cover says, we’ve been “Inspired by Brilliance for 88 Years,” and we want to share it all with you right here! In this issue, we are thrilled to present our special High Jewelry Catalog. Its presence within the pages of Accent gives jewelry lovers an even greater range to explore—from exclusive diamond, emerald, ruby and sapphire jewelry, to fashion-forward trendy pieces to add to your collection. Every one of our locations offers a breadth of contemporary luxuries worthy of tomorrow’s treasured collections and family heirlooms. At our ﬂagship Americana Manhasset destination alone, we proudly represent the ﬁne jewelry and timepieces of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, iconic American designer David Yurman, and Chanel. With these brands, and so many more, we have cultivated the most trusted and valued partnerships in the industry today. When it comes to service, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in the industry. But professionalism is only the beginning. Delivering a luxury experience that’s truly personal is also our goal. The care and attention to detail of our dedicated staff is a vital part of following through on this kind of promise. From service and maintenance on ﬁne timepieces by our team of in-house authorized experts to resetting a cherished family heirloom with our on-site jeweler, we are committed to making the London Jewelers experience an exceptional one. We’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our valued customers— from those we’ve known for generations to those who are new to all we have to offer. We hope you all enjoy exploring
Discover our latest High Jewelry Catalog right inside!
these pages and we look forward to seeing you this season! — The London Jewelers Family
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WILDCAT One hundred years after its birth, the Cartier panther still stalks with ferocious grace.
n 1914, Cartier created its first panther-spot motif on a wristwatch. Inspired by nature, its black and white abstract onyx and diamond paving inaugurated the use of flecking in jewelry and pioneered the contrasts of the future Art Deco style. That same year, Louis Cartier ordered a “lady with panther” from French illustrator and painter George Barbier. The watercolor, initially used as an exhibition invitation, was then used by the Maison for its advertising. A panther woman was taking shape—a predator, a mystery, a fantasy—half-woman, half-feline. She stood out, claimed her independence and freedom, and marked her existence with a wild and beautiful femininity as only she could. The panther motif continues to surprise, appearing in the most unexpected places. At the crossroads of influences at once baroque and anatomical, minimalist and structuralist, comes a panther whose forms evolve through unexplored attitudes and unprecedented materials. FROM DRAWING TO JEWELRY The production of a panther requires a three-dimensional vision that goes beyond the ornamental. Everything is analyzed and itemized. The curve that hems the eye. The cheek that protrudes, but not excessively so. The ears neither too upright nor too flat. The paws, starting with the detail of each toe. The spots to accentuate or reduce volume, depending on the required effect. Though their layout seems random, the spots are in fact carefully placed to create a sense of perspective. THE WORK OF THE GEM CUTTER The animal is first carved from a block of green wax by an engraver. This allows the
sculptor to effectively express the subtlety and power of movement within the animal. Using this wax sculpture, the jeweler can study the arrangement of the stones: the colors to use, the way they interplay, the angle of the stone. This wax from which the jeweler makes a metal mold can then be set with thousands of overlaid brilliant-cut diamonds that will give shape to the muscles, paws and head. Traditionally, the stones used range from sapphires to diamonds and onyx to evoke the coat, while emeralds or garnets are used for the eyes. Each spot is individually cut by the expert hands of the gem cutter and can take up to an hour’s work. Each is given a different shape to give movement and life to the animal. THE PANTHER SETTING The art of setting consists of giving the paving a voluminous, fluid appearance that emphasizes and exalts without crushing every aspect of the animal. Thus, the metal is overshadowed while the movement remains. The spot or “fur” setting, in which the stone is encircled by tiny gold threads folded over the stone in order to reproduce the effect of the animal’s coat, is a master craft known only to Cartier. To give the animal its final graceful shape, the jeweler then assembles its various joints. These operations require more than one year’s work for some pieces. These jewels are made with tremendous knowhow and take their creative vitality from the energy of Cartier’s totemic wild cat. To experience the Panthère de Cartier collection, visit the Cartier boutique at Americana Manhasset.
EVERYDAY GLAMOUR The CHANEL J12-365. Like a talisman. Much more than just a watch. Forever.
oday like yesterday, the house of CHANEL and CHANEL watches continue to be true to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s core values of audacity, creativity, innovation and uniqueness. The J12, introduced in 2000, gave ceramic its letters of nobility, becoming the first iconic watch of the 21st century. Now the sleek CHANEL J12-365, introduced earlier this year at Baselworld, has been reimagined with ideal proportions for a woman’s wrist. At 36.5 mm, the feminine J12-365 is smaller and thinner than the original J12 (38 mm). Whether a woman is in a business meeting or with her children, cooking at home or spending a night on the town, she’ll be both comfortable and alluring in her J12-365. Specially designed to provide optimum comfort and lightness, it’s the watch she’ll reach for time and again. The J12-365 is available in eight unique variations, in black or white hightech ceramic (a highly scratch-resistant material), steel or Beige Gold, CHANEL’s new exclusive 18K gold alloy. It comes with or without diamonds, with a guilloché-finished dial in black or opaline. The watch features a triplefolding buckle, self-winding mechanical movement and 42-hour power reserve. The J12-365 is also water-resistant to 100 meters. CHANEL fine timepieces are available at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
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RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Panerai watches are made to face the darkness of night and depths of the sea.
ecause of the extreme conditions under which the special underwater forces of the Royal Italian Navy operated, their missions demanded extraordinary courage as well as exceptional equipment. It was during the 1930s that the Italian navy nominated Florence’s Orologeria Panerai as its trusted partner to provide underwater watches for its frogmen. The Panerai family went on to develop timepieces that combined innovative technical solutions with revolutionary simplicity, traits that make every Panerai watch immediately recognizable to this day. Panerai’s new P5000 collection, which includes the PAM590 North America Exclusive, continues the brand’s legacy of technical innovation in the name of simplicity and performance. In keeping with Panerai’s heritage, the watches combine hand-winding with remarkable power reserve. The P5000 collection’s power reserve of 192 hours—eight full days—is achieved by coupling the watch’s two spring barrels. This twin assembly allows for longer and thinner springs, resulting in greater duration and uniformity in delivering energy to the movement. The calibre consists of 21 jewels and 127 component parts, a strong structure recalling that of vintage movements in which the mechanism was contained between two plates, concealing most of the wheels and allowing only a few details to be visible, such as the balance cock and the intermediate wheel. Finally, careful engineering of the watch’s bridge and balance staff pivots assure that P5000 watches will continue running perfectly in the event of shocks. Discover the P5000 collection at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset, East Hampton and Southampton.
Mediterranean Sea. â€œGammaâ€? men in training. The diver emerging from the water is wearing a Panerai compass on his wrist.
history a n d heroes. luminor marina 8 days (ref. 510) available in steel and red gold
BEAUTIFUL BULGARI Celebrating 130 years.
n 1884, when Sotirio Bulgari opened the first Bulgari boutique in Rome, he could never have imagined that 130 years later his name would be synonymous with the world’s most prestigious Italian fine jewelry brand. Adored by movie stars and high societies around the world, Bulgari has become a byword for fine artisanal workmanship. Since the early 20th century, Bulgari jewels have created and continue to create “magic” when they meet the greatest stars both on and off screen. The magic liaison between Bulgari and the movie world escalated in the 1950s and 1960s, when Rome became the favored set for epic and romantic Hollywood film productions. International celebrities discovered the Eternal City, and the Eternal City discovered la dolce vita. Countless photos of the period immortalize movie stars who were captivated by Bulgari’s jewelry as they went in and out of the Via dei Condotti 10 flagship store. Many are the stories that can be told by its privé salons: the precious gifts that Audrey Hepburn purchased for her mother; Ingrid Bergman’s lessons in design for the earrings she wore in the film The Visit; producer Carlo Ponti purchasing something for his wife, Sophia Loren, and the unforgettable love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Like the city of Rome, the store on Via dei Condotti is an important element of Bulgari’s heritage, and for this reason, to mark its significant 130th anniversary, Bulgari commissioned renowned architect Peter Marino to completely renovate the space. In addition to the glamorous celebrations surrounding the store’s reopening,
the Italian jeweler has committed itself to finance the renovation of the Spanish Steps and has created an exclusive collection dedicated to Rome. Also in celebration of its 130th anniversary, Bulgari has created a collection of pieces that stays true to its DNA. To celebrate this monumental anniversary, the Houston Museum of Natural Science featured Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, an exhibition of approximately 150 sizable pieces of jewelry from Bulgari’s Heritage Collection, including masterpieces from the historical archives. This exclusive retrospective marks the first time the storied jeweler has showcased pieces representing every period since its Roman beginnings in 1884. Signature motifs that have forged the Bulgari legend, such as the renowned Serpenti or Monete, were on display testifying how Bulgari can be inspired by fascinating mythologies of the past and translate them in a contemporary creative language. For Bulgari, commemorating this significant milestone is not only a way to celebrate its history and success, but also a vehicle to create magnificent pieces that will carry the brand for many years to come. Explore the world of Bulgari at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset. Center: Sautoir in platinum with sapphires and diamonds. Detachable pendant is mounted in the center with a sugar-loaf cabochon Burmese sapphire of ca. 65 carats. The jewel was a gift from Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor in 1972 for her 40th birthday. Left, Right: Two new interpretations of the iconic Serpenti watch.
BREG UET 18K RO SE G O LD C LASSIQ UE CHRO NO GRAPH O N BRO WN LEAT H ER ST RAP, 42. 5M M . $49, 700 IWC 18K RO SE GO LD P ORT UGUESE PERPET UAL CALENDAR O N BRO WN LEAT H ER ST RAP, 44. 2M M . $37, 100 BLANC PAIN 18K RO SE GO LD VILLERET MOO NPH ASE C O M PLET E CALENDAR O N BRO WN LEAT H ER ST RAP, 40M M . $28, 900 ROLEX 18K EVERO SE G O LD O YST ER PERPET UAL D AY-DAT E II, 41M M . $37, 550 PATEK PHILIPPE 18K RO SE GO LD WO RLD T IM E ON BRO WN LEAT H ER STRAP, 39. 5M M . $47, 000
CA RTIER 18K R O S E G OLD TA N K M C O N BROW N L EATHER S TR A P, 44M M . $22, 000 H A RRY W I NSTON 18K ROS E G O L D M IDNIG HT BI G D ATE ON BRO W N L EATHER S TRAP, 42M M . $33, 200 PIA GET 18K W HI TE G O L D ALTIPLAN O S KEL ETO N O N BLACK L EATHER S TR A P, 38M M . $60, 000 A UD EMA R S P I G UET S TAINLES S S TEEL M I L L EN A RY 4101 ON BL A C K L EATHER S TRAP, 38M M . $24, 500 JAEGER-LECOULT RE 18K ROS E G O L D G R A N D E REVERSO U LTR A THI N D UOFAC E O N BR O W N LEATHER S TR A P, 46X 27M M. $20,700 PATEK P H I L I P P E 18K W HITE G O L D C A L ATR AVA ON BLAC K L EATHER S TR A P, 37M M . $23, 600 P RI CES SUBJEC T T O C H ANGE.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES Van Cleef & Arpels presents the Lady Arpels Zodiac collection.
erpetuating the tradition of the lucky jewelry created by Van Cleef & Arpels in its early years, in the 1950s the Maison devoted a collection to the signs of the zodiac. Worn as precious talismans, these medallions of yellow gold were extremely popular through the 1980s. More recently, the zodiac theme was revisited in the Palais de la Chance collection with unique pieces of High Jewelry. Today Van Cleef & Arpels has renewed the astrological tradition with an exceptional set of 12 limited-edition watches depicting the signs of the western zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. In the Lady Arpels Zodiac watch collection, various craft skills combine to evoke the different signs and instill the dials with life and sparkle. A specific engraving corresponds to each of the four elements—earth, water,
air and fire—and adorns the background, which is then covered with a layer of translucent colored enamel—green, dark blue, light blue or red—to produce subtle plays of light. The appliques, which create different levels of depth within each dial, also require painstaking work. Motifs in sculpted gold, engraved and set with stones—such as rose-cut diamonds for the faces of the figurines and an opal for the scorpion—are joined by elements in sculpted mother of pearl that evoke leaves, waves, clouds or flames. These already dazzling compositions are further enhanced by a wealth of additional details, such as touches of opaque enamel, hard stone marquetry, or stars set with yellow or white diamonds. The depicted constellation is also engraved on the back of the case, as a poetic reminder set against the skin.
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Blancpain’s Retrograde Calendar watch is dreamy and celestial while still keeping you grounded on Earth time.
aithful to its values of tradition and innovation, Blancpain has unveiled its newest addition to the women’s family of watches. Developed in a resolutely romantic and contemporary spirit, the Retrograde Calendar watch is a perfect expression of refinement combined with watchmaking know-how. Aesthetically innovative, the watch delights the eye with its surprising dial, which features mother-of-pearl marquetry and extraordinary detailing. Hour and minute counters are decentralized at six o’clock. The calendar is indicated by a retrograde hand that consistently jumps back to the first day of the month. All the technical functions are driven by an automatic movement that renders the watch the perfect companion for the active,
modern woman. A dreamlike quality is introduced by the moon phase at 12 o’clock, nestled in a starry, diamond-studded sky. Echoing the whimsical mood, the serpentine blue hand is tipped with a star, ensuring clear visibility of the date, which is displayed in the upper section of the dial. Set with 40 diamonds and accented by a white strap, the lunette underscores the watch’s femininity, with the final flourish realized in a diamond-topped crown. The sapphire display back showcases the charming flower-shaped oscillating weight, and the beating heart of the Retrograde Calendar: the calibre 2650RL. Discover Blancpain at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
LIFE IS A SMILE H A P P Y S P O R T A U T O M AT I C
TAG H EUER S TA I N L ESS S TEE L C A R R ER A C A L I BRE 1 8 8 7 AUT O M ATI C C HR O NO GR A P H , 45M M . $7, 800
O M E GA B L A C K CE RA MI C MOON WAT CH CO- A XI AL CH R ON O GR A P H O N N Y LON S T R A P, 4 4 .2 5 MM. $12,000
CA R L F. B UCH ER ER STA IN L E S S S TEE L A ND C ER A M I C PAT R AVI S CU BATEC O N R U BBER S T R A P, 44.6M M . $6, 400
B R E I T L I N G S TA IN L E SS STEEL T R A N S O CE A N C H R O N OG RA P H U N IT IME ON B L A CK LEATHER S T R A P, 4 6 MM. $ 1 1 ,640
P RI CES SUBJEC T T O C H ANGE.
PANERA I S TA I NL ES S S TEEL LU M I N O R 1950 3 D AYS O N BR O W N LEATHER S TR A P, 47M M . $10,000 CA RTIER S TA I N L ES S S TEEL CA L I BR E D E CARTIER D I V ER O N BRACELE T, 42M M . $8,900 H UBLOT TI TA NI U M CLAS S IC F U S I O N CHRONO G R A P H O N BLACK L EATHER S TR A P, 45M M . $11, 800
R O L E X S TA IN L E S S STEEL OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT- MA S T E R II, 4 0 MM. $ 8 ,9 5 0 PAN E R AI S TA IN L E S S S T E E L R A DIOMIR C A L IF OR N IA 3 DAY S O N B R OW N L E AT H E R S T R A P, 4 7 MM. $ 8 ,7 0 0
TIME ON HIS HANDS
Renowned collector and consultant Paul Boutros shares his thoughts on what’s hot in today’s watch market.
aul Boutros has had a lifelong fascination with all things mechanical. He began collecting watches at the prodigious age of 10 and went on to work as an engineer designing ballistic missile defense systems. Currently a business developer in the aerospace industry, Boutros is also a consultant to luxury watch brands and a contributor to watch blog Hodinkee.com. What’s your earliest memory of watch collecting? One day, walking back with my father from a coin show in New York, he stopped at a Fifth Avenue boutique to admire some watches. The sales lady saw the fascination in my eyes and showed me a $23,000 IWC pocket watch. It blew my mind how costly it was. Then she opened up the back to show me the movement, and it was like a beating heart. It was love at first sight. After that my father and I began collecting watches together. We worked to collect several pieces from prestigious brands, such as Tudor, Rolex and Audemars Piguet. We hoarded the collection and continued to acquire. What is it about timepieces that fascinates you? The combination of craftsmanship, ingenuity, materials, science and precision manufacturing. It’s absolutely incredible that a mechanical device made of springs, levers and gears can have 99.99 percent accuracy. In the very best watches, you have something that approaches absolute perfection.
Yes, let’s discuss Patek Philippe. One of the more exciting things happened last year with the discovery of the Palmer, the first Grand Complication and a watch that nobody knew existed. It was made in 1898, not 1910 as was previously thought to be the first Patek Philippe Grand Complication. It sold at auction for about $2.25 million. A watch like that shows the legacy of the brand, its long history for producing the most exquisite and quality watches. What collectors love and value about the modern brands are their histories. This year their most talked-about models are the 5960/1A, a very sporty and cool complication with its modern color scheme, featured for the first time on a stainless-steel case and bracelet. It’s definitely targeted at younger buyers. The other is the new Nautilus 5990, a dual-time complication perfect for travel and a very exciting watch. Not only are collectible timepieces a great investment, but they will become treasured heirlooms for generations to come.
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Right: Vintage Rolex Daytona Ref.6239 circa 1964. Below: The Palmer Watch, the earliest known Patek Philippe Grand Complication, was auctioned last year at Christie’s for $2.25 million, surpassing the auction house’s estimate by about $1 million. With complications including minute-repeater, perpetual calendar, splitseconds chronograph and moonphases—all made before the turn of the 20th century—it was the first of its kind. The watch had been in the Palmer family safe for generations, with its existence completely unknown to the public until it was brought to Christie’s in pristine original condition, accompanied by the original sales receipts and warranties.
Let’s talk about some of the most iconic and coveted watches out there, starting with Rolex. Rolex prioritizes accuracy, precision, serviceability and robustness. They’re made to be worn and keep accurate time no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. They are extraordinarily collectible watches. Vintage Daytonas from the ’60s and ’70s fitted with what’s referred to as the Paul Newman dial are among the most collectible on the market today, selling for, on average, $100,000 and further fueling the desire for modern Daytonas. Many feel that if they had to boil their collection down to just one watch, it would be a Daytona. Another model from Rolex we can look to is the Submariner, which has so many variations and nuances. A $5,000 watch with a few different details suddenly becomes a $200,000 watch. People are fascinated by how subtleties can really elevate the value. Another brand highly revered for its nuances is Patek Philippe.
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE.
ROYAL OAK DIAMOND SET IN STEEL.
L O N DON C OLLEC TION 18K WH IT E GO LD AND D I AM O ND FLO WER BRA C ELET. $8, 500 18K WH IT E GO LD A N D DIAM O ND T WIST BRA C ELET. $3, 930 14K WH IT E GO LD AND TRI P LE RO W DIAM O ND BRA C ELET. $7, 650 18K WH IT E GO LD AND D I AM O ND FIVE FLO WER BRA C ELET. $6, 900 14K WH IT E GO LD AND PAV É DIAM O ND BRAC ELET. $7,025 18K WH IT E GO LD, TAP ERED BAGUET T E A N D RO UND DIAM O ND BRA C ELET. $2, 810 14K WH IT E GO LD AND TRI P LE-RO W DIAM O ND BRA C ELET. $5, 790 18K WH IT E GO LD, ROU ND AND T RAPEZO ID D I AM O ND BRAC ELET. $3,175 18K WH IT E GO LD AND D I AM O ND BAGUET T E CEN T ER BRAC ELET. $13,900
P RI CES SUBJEC T T O C H ANGE.
ONE ADJUSTMENT EVERY 100 YEARS. T HE KIND OF COMPLICATION THAT MAKES LIFE EASIER.
Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Cylindrique à Quantième Perpétuel. Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 985. The mechanical programming of the perpetual calendar means this watch will not require any adjustment until the next turn of the century! To ensure its accuracy, Jaeger-LeCoultre has equipped this model with a flying tourbillon featuring a cylindrical balance-spring. A feat achieved thanks to the 180 skills united within the Manufacture. The oscillating weight is finely engraved with a gold medal received in 1889 – a symbol of the pioneering spirit that has been driving Jaeger-LeCoultre since 1833.
YOU DE S E RVE A R E A L WATC H.
S UTRA 18K R O S E G O L D, RED AN D P I NK S P I NEL , A N D DIAM O N D D R O P EA R R I N GS . $ 45,000 ROLEX O YS TER P ER P ETU A L DAY-DATE, 36M M I N 1 8K EVER O S E G O L D WITH C HO C O L ATE D I A L SET WI TH D I A M O N D S AND RU BI ES . $35, 450
BVLGA RI 18K R O S E G OL D, R U B E L L IT E AND PAV É D I A M O ND S ER P E N T I B R A CE L E T. $ 54,000 LONDON COLL ECTI ON 1 8 K T R I- COL O R GOLD, R ED S P I N EL A N D DIA MO N D R IN G. $ 16,900
P RI CES SUBJEC T T O C H ANGE.
IWC PILOT. ENGINEERED FOR AVIATORS.
Spitfire Chronograph. Ref. 3878:
case and alligator leather strap it is guaranteed to
Coastlines passing in the distance below, clouds
at tract envious glances even on the ground.
perforated by sunlight: even pilots in fighter planes
I WC . E N G I N E E R E D FO R M E N .
are privileged to see beautiful sights that simply take your breath away. And the glass canopy also gave them a perfect view. The sight of your IWC
Mechanical chronograph movement, Self-winding, 68-hour power reserve when fully wound, Date
Spitfire Chronograph will be equally impressive:
display, Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds, Flyback function, Small hacking seconds,
Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both
with its mechanical flyback chronograph, 43-mm
Double-pawl winding (figure), Screw-in crown,
sides, Water-resistant 6 bar, 18 ct red gold
PERFORMANCE TIMES TWO The Hublot x Ferrari collaboration enters its third year with three new watches that blend the ultimate in style and performance.
s a continuation of the successful partnership between two of the world’s most respected luxury brands, these new timepieces push the boundaries to reach new heights of accuracy and design. The Big Bang Ferrari Ceramic Carbon stands out in Ferrari’s signature shade of yellow. The Big Bang Ferrari King Gold is the first yet to feature the brand’s proprietary gold and platinum case and bezel, and the Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon shines with its unmistakable red sapphire glass. Each comes equipped with the innovative UNICO movement designed and produced entirely at the Hublot factory, a new symbol of the brand's progress towards vertical integration. A practical flyback chronograph that can be reset at any time and which is unique in the watchmaking industry, it features two push-buttons, date indicator and a uniquely positioned mechanism with dual coupling and the famous “column wheel” visible on the dial side. The carbon fiber bezel used on the Big Bang Ferrari Ceramic Carbon is also completely designed and manufactured by Hublot, thanks to a team of specialists who joined the manufacture two years ago. A proprietary process involves the stacking of carbon fiber sheets pressed into molds and then placed into polymerization ovens. The result is a total absence of bubbles, providing the material with excellent uniformity as well as greater strength. The timepieces each come with a Ferrari-inspired Schedoni leather strap stitched onto rubber for flexibility, durability and comfort. They attach by a patented release system which can instantly accommodate a wide range of compatible Hublot straps. Available at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
HUBLOT’S UNICO MOVEMENT IS A NEW SYMBOL OF THE BRAND'S PROGRESS TOWARDS VERTICAL INTEGRATION.
Big Bang Ferrari Ceramic Carbon. UNICO column-wheel chronograph. In-house Hublot movement. 72-hour power reserve. Polished black ceramic case and carbon fiber bezel. Yellow counter and lower bezel. Interchangeable strap with a unique attachment. Limited edition of 1000 pieces.
A look at two of our favorite retreats.
THE POINT Saranac Lake, New York
estled in the Adirondack Mountains on a secluded 75acre peninsula stretching into Upper Saranac Lake, The Point is an intimate, all-inclusive, private estate that makes for a perfect weekend getaway from New York. Built by William Avery Rockefeller nearly a century ago as his family’s private home, the fanciful mansions crafted of native timber and stone typify the 19th-century romantic notion of “roughing it” in great style, comfort and luxury. The Point is a resort like no other, a magnificent log retreat full of fine art and antiques, where friends gather just as Gilded Age society once did at vibrant house parties deep in the forest. Guests have access to all areas of the property, with the days unfolding at a leisurely pace and the staff anticipating every need. Winter at The Point is warm and welcoming: think blazing fires and mulled wines. Nearby Lake Placid offers a wide array of activities, from downhill skiing at the legendary Whiteface Mountain to the only public bobsled and luge runs in the country. In the evenings following cocktails, dinner is served in the Great Hall. Jacket and tie is traditionally worn throughout the week, and black tie is suggested on Wednesday and Saturday evenings to continue the tradition of elegant Great Camp dining. Your meal may start with roasted sea bass served over a tomatobasil coulis, or fresh asparagus with morels and vinaigrette. The main course could be poached salmon served over spinach with potatoes in a chive and butter sauce, or perhaps lamb roasted with fresh rosemary. Dish follows mouth-watering dish, all accompanied by generous amounts of fine wines from The Point’s private cellars. After coffee or cognac, the evening may end with a spirited game of pool, an impromptu sing-along around the piano, a little dancing, or a moonlit stroll. At The Point, each meal is an event, each day an adventure, each night a celebration. To plan your visit, call 518.891.5674 or visit thepointsaranac.com.
AMANGIRI Canyon Point, Utah
et amid the beautiful desert scenery of Utah’s canyon country, Amangiri offers guests unprecedented access to the dramatic Four Corners region of the U.S. With a name that means “peaceful mountain,” Amangiri covers 600 acres with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase of Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the 34-suite resort blends harmoniously into its dramatic surroundings. Winter in canyon country is a season of solace, peace and reflection. It’s a time of long shadows and soft light, when the region’s stark beauty and solitude are heightened. Daytime temperatures are crisply cool—ideal for hiking the nearby slot canyons—while the cold nights are warmed by roaring log fires. The Aman Spa offers 25,000 square feet devoted to relaxation and rejuvenation, including a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness center and yoga pavilion. Outdoor activities include rock climbing, advanced biking and treks focused on the area’s geology and human history. If your visit coincides with the full moon, try Amangiri’s Full Moon Yoga. Guests are led on a 30-minute hike to a platform of Entrada sandstone. Once there, enjoy a 60-minute outdoor class lit by the moon, followed by a hike back to the resort. Each class is limited to 10 participants for maximum tranquility. Amangiri provides an inspiring setting in which to reconnect with the environment and oneself. To book your stay, call 435.675.3999 or visit amanresorts.com/amangiri.
60 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS INSPIRATION IN THE PURSUIT OF TECHNICAL PERFECTION
Heritage Black Bay is the direct descendant of TUDOR’s technical success in Greenland on the wrists of Royal Navy sailors. 60 years later, the Black Bay is ready to stand as its own legend.
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY® Self-winding mechanical movement, waterproof to 200 m, 41 mm steel case. Visit tudorwatch.com and explore more.
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PATRAVI SCUBATEC Discover the world 500 meters below its surface. The Patravi ScubaTec diver’s watch offers a multi adjustable clasp and an automatic helium release valve to ensure ultimate comfort and worry free equalization of pressure. Created with the highest grade of stainless steel, its rugged ceramic bezel and blue illuminated hands and dial markers ensure perfect readability, even at the deepest depths. BOUND TO TRADITION – DRIVEN BY INNOVATION
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A privileged partner of aviation since it first took flight, Breitling has established itself as the cult brand among pilots the world over. The new Chronomat Airborne, a special series of the Chronomat created 30 years ago for elite pilots, combines peerless sturdiness with all the performances of an authentic instrument for professionals. Onboard this model designed for the most extreme missions is Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, a movement chronometer-certified by the COSC â€“ the highest official benchmark in terms of reliability and precision. Welcome to the world of daring accomplishments. Welcome to the Breitling world.
18k Gold, Gemstone, and Diamond Bangles. $695 - $25,000.
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greens VAN CLEEF & A R P ELS 1 8K YELLO W G O L D A ND MALACHI TE V I N TA G E A L HA MB R A 2 0 M OTIF NEC KL A C E. $18, 7 0 0 LONDON COLL ECTI ON 1 8K BLAC K G O L D , EM ER A L D AND DIAM O ND L EA F EA R R IN G. $ 56,000 IVANKA TRUM P 18K YEL L O W GOLD, PRA S I O L I TE, G R EEN TOURM AL I N E A N D D I A M O N D RING . $5, 850 D AVID Y URM A N 18K W HIT E GOLD AN D PAV É EM ER A L D PINKY RING . $11, 000 D EGRIS OG ONO 18K W HI T E AND BLAC K G O L D , PAV É TSAVORIT E A N D D I A M O N D EARRING. $54, 900 VAN CLEEF & A R P ELS 1 8K PINK G O L D A ND DIAM OND C HA R M S MINI WAT C H, 25M M . $ 19,200
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Engagement rings starting at $1,500 TWO by LONDON The Engagement Shop at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset
Ready when you are.
TWO BY LONDON
The future of diamond shopping is here.
WO by LONDON, the engagement shop at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset, blends the latest technological and stylistic innovations in jewelry design with a creative and interactive retail experience, all backed by the knowledge of our 88-yearold family business just steps away. TWO by LONDON features a blend of elegant design and high-tech minimalism. While our GIA-certified experts are right there when you want them, the welcoming environment encourages hands-on exploration. Hundreds of sample rings—for engagement and wedding, plus day-of bridal jewelry—are at your fingertips and can be tried on without assistance. Interactive kiosks feature computers with a library’s worth of information on everything from mining and stonecutting to customer testimonials. It’s all designed to make the process of buying rings as smooth, transparent and enjoyable as possible. “Women are getting more involved in the ring selection process,” says Jessica Udell, a member of the London family who co-helms TWO by LONDON with her husband, Scott. “They’ll come in with their fiancé on one of the first trips to the store so that they can look at different styles together. Alternatively, sometimes a guy will come in and buy the center stone in a solitaire setting for the engagement
ring, and then come back to the store with her after he has proposed to let her customize the mounting.” Those excited by this prospect of customization will find that TWO by LONDON offers all the tools they need to create a unique ring. At the computer kiosks, simply enter the code found on each sample ring and start playing with the virtually endless possibilities. Change the cut or carat size of the diamond, add trillions or pavé, or add birthstones or other colored gemstones. Customize the metal or setting. You can even bring in a drawing or vintage photograph and build your own ring using 3D modeling software. This unmatched customization also applies to budgets, with engagement rings from $1,500, and ladies and men’s wedding bands starting at $500. The versatility of TWO by LONDON means it’s also perfect for those seeking to remount a family heirloom or give an existing stone a fresh new look.
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A TRUE PROMISE WILL NEVER BE BROKEN Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds can carry the Forevermark inscription - a promise that each is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced.
Forevermark is part of the De Beers group of companies.
PEACE OF MIND STARTS WITH PROOF OF QUALITY. Weight Carat 1.53
ColorE Grade Grade Clarity VS1
Laser Inscription Registry Number GIA 16354621 Natural Diamond Not Synthetic
For over 80 years, GIA has brought clarity and global standards to gem evaluation. A GIA report means expert, independent veriﬁcation from the creator of the 4Cs and the world’s most widely recognized gem authority.
Look for GIA-graded diamonds and jewelers who offer them. www.4cs.gia.edu CARLSBAD ANTWERP BANGKOK DUBAI GABORONE HONG KONG JOHANNESBURG LONDON MOSCOW MUMBAI NEW YORK OSAKA RAMAT GAN SEOUL TAIPEI TOKYO
WHY DIAMOND KNOWLEDGE STARTS WITH THE 4CS Every diamond is unique—a precious expression of celebration and aspiration around the world. And yet all diamonds share certain features that allow us to compare and evaluate them. Recognizing the need for one standard to describe a diamond’s quality, GIA created the 4Cs: a universal language that diamond buyers everywhere can understand.
Here are some quick pointers to help you become better educated about each of the 4Cs.
Carat Weight 1.53
Color Grade E
Clarity Grade VS1
Cut Grade Excellent
Carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. All else being equal, diamond price increases with carat weight, because larger diamonds are more rare and desirable.
Diamonds are valued by how closely they approach colorlessness – the less color, the higher their value. GIA’s D-to-Z Scale begins with D, representing colorless, and continues to Z, for diamonds that appear light yellow or brown.
Diamond clarity refers to the relative absence of inclusions and blemishes. The GIA Clarity Scale contains 11 grades, with most diamonds falling in the VS (very slightly included) or SI (slightly included) categories.
In evaluating cut for the standard round brilliant diamond, GIA takes into account seven components: brightness, ﬁre, scintillation, weight ratio, girdle thickness, symmetry, and polish. It then assigns a cut grade ranging from Excellent to Poor.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 4CS AND HOW TO CHOOSE A DIAMOND ON GIA’S OFFICIAL
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UNFORGETTABLE. EVERLASTING. ROMANTIC. Experience the aloha of Maui and exchange wedding vows on the breathtaking grounds of Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa’s stunning oceanfront lawn. With the Pacific Ocean, Hawaiian Islands, and enchanting sunset as your backdrop, you will capture memories that will last a lifetime.
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RULES OF ENGAGMENT TWO by LONDON’S fourth annual Race for the Ring ends in a very public proposal.
Winning couple Catherine and Richard got engaged on the spot!
ast spring TWO by LONDON turned the race for an engagement ring into an adventure that fused modern technology with historic New York City landmarks. On April 12, TWO by LONDON hosted its fourth annual Race For the Ring, a text-message-based scavenger hunt through Flushing Meadows Park, amid the iconic structures built for the 1964 World’s Fair. The prize was a $20,000 Norman Silverman diamond engagement ring. In partnership with Z100 radio, Terrace on the Park, plus many other exciting sponsors, 300 couples were given the chance to solve challenges from their cell phones on the ultimate scavenger hunt. In addition to the grand prize, runner-up prizes included a Hawaiian honeymoon courtesy of Hawaiian Air and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, his and hers Tag Heuer watches, and many other great gifts and swag bags. “TWO by LONDON has enjoyed being a part of Long Island and the surrounding communities for many years,” said Scott Udell of TWO by LONDON and London Jewelers. “We were thrilled to present the fourth
Annual Race for the Ring and to be able to have a little fun while giving away a beautiful diamond engagement ring to one lucky couple.” That lucky couple was Catherine and Richard. “The entire race was an absolute blast!” says Catherine. “We ran around the entire time, not even stopping to tie my shoe, working together to figure out the different clues. Everyone was bursting with excitement and the energy was just awesome. When they finally called my phone to tell me that we had won the ring, I felt as though I was dreaming. Richard and I got engaged right there on the spot. I had always told him that I did not want a big public proposal, but I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect situation. We got engaged by accomplishing something together, making it that much more special. It was one of the happiest days of our lives and definitely one that we will never forget. “We are so thankful to the London Jewelers family for our beautiful ring. When we went back to the TBL store after the event, we were amazed! We were so impressed and felt even more reassured to know they’ve been in business for 88 years. We honestly feel like the luckiest people in the world!”
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MIMI SO 18K YELLO W G OLD AND PAVÉ DIAM O ND BRAC ELET. $8, 400 MIMI SO 18K RO SE G OLD AND PAVÉ C O C O A D I A MOND BRAC ELET. $6,80 0 MIMI SO 18K WH IT E G OLD AND PAVÉ DIAM O ND BRAC ELET. $8, 400 P H IL LIPS HOUSE 18K Y ELLO W GO LD, Q UART Z AN D DIAM O ND T RIANGLE D ROP EARRING. $5, 500 L O N DON C OLLEC TION 18K WH IT E GO LD AND PAV É DIAM O ND WIDE SQU ARE RING. $11, 900 L O N DON C OLLEC TION 18K YELLO W GO LD AND PAV É DIAM O ND SQ UARE RI N G . $5, 990 L O N DON C OLLEC TION 18K WH IT E GO LD AND PAV É DIAM O ND SQ UARE RI N G . $5, 990
CH ANEL FINE JEWELRY 18K WH IT E GO LD, O NYX AN D DIAM O ND RING. $5,25 0 BE E GODDESS 14K WH IT E GO LD AND D I A MOND STARBURST P EN DANT. $7, 350 PRICES S U BJ EC T TO C HA N GE .
TWISTS OF FATE Emily Armenta’s jewelry career has been guided by serendipity.
hough born of creative parents, Texas native Emily Armenta didn’t believe the artistic path was a viable one, and instead enrolled in an MBA program. For a class project she was required to create a mock business, and decided to make a few jewelry items. To gather market feedback data, she took them to a local retailer, and was shocked a couple weeks later when the store owner said she was sold out and wanted more. “I laughed and said ‘The project is over and I’m finished,’” recalls Armenta. “And she said, ‘No, honey, you’re just getting started.’” Fast-forward a few years: Armenta was a full-fledged jewelry designer, working on her collection out of an office space, often late into the night. Here’s where fate stepped in again, as the late-night office cleaning woman began to sing beautiful songs while she worked. It fascinated Armenta, and against the advice of those around her, she brought the woman, Lida, aboard at her fledgling company, though she spoke no English. As the company grew, Lida acquired a host of necessary skills and today holds the title vice president of product development. Likewise, Armenta eventually founded an in-company training school “to continue to work with women who’ve come from difficult circumstances in life, and give back an opportunity to help change their lives. And Lida has been instrumental in training every single woman who works here.” Armenta’s jewelry seeks to combine old-world crafting techniques with modern technology. “Our brand DNA is about blending the rugged and refined, experimenting and doing things in a different way other jewelers and manufacturers maybe haven’t tried before. We have a whole segment of our atelier devoted to research and development into things like new coating processes or the way we set our stones.” Collection themes have a storytelling element to them, Armenta says, such as one which sourced ancient artifacts to be used in pieces that represent different aspects of world history. But ultimately each customer will use the pieces to tell her own story. “Our pieces speak to a woman’s individual spirit and taste, so the jewelry is very flexible in this regard. There’s a lot of layering and stacking, so you can basically create a wardrobe of pieces and tailor it to your own personal style.” Visit London Jewelers Americana Manhasset or Southampton and create your own Armenta collection.
L O NDON C OLLEC TION 18K RO SE GO LD, DIAM O ND A N D BARO Q UE PEARL FEAT H ER EARRING. $5, 995 YO K O LONDON 18K BLAC K GO LD, D I AM O ND AND PEARL BRAC ELET. $10, 010 YO K O LONDON 18K WH IT E GO LD, D I AM O ND AND PEARL BRAC ELET. $10, 010 YO K O LONDON 18K WH IT E GO LD PAVÉ D I AM O ND AND SO UT H SEA P EARL EARRING. $10, 780 H . S TER N 18K NO BLE G OLD, C O GNAC DIAM O ND A N D PEARL NEC KLAC E. $13 , 600
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JAC Q UIE AICH E 14K ROSE G OLD , P I N K AN D G RAY TOU RMALI N E A N D DIAM O ND EAR C LIM BER. $ 1 ,8 0 0 B. J ACQ UI E AI CH E 14K Y ELLOW G OLD , QU A RTZ, G REEN TOU RMA LI NE AND DIAM O ND EAR CL IMB E R. $1,000 C. AN I TA KO 18K WHI TE G OLD , SA P P HI RE A N D D I AMON D EAR C LIM BER. $1, 300 D. K I S ME T 14K ROSE G OLD A N D PAV É D I AMON D STARS EA R CLI MBER. $1,330 E. DJULA 1 8 K Y E L L O W GO L D A N D D I A MON D SU N EA RRI N G . $1,492 F. MRS. T 18K WHI TE AN D BLACK GO LD WIT H DIAM O ND E A R CLI MBER. $2,800 G. AN I TA KO 18K Y ELLOW G OLD A N D P EA RL EAR CLI MB ER. $600 H. DJULA 18K W H IT E G OLD AN D D I AMON D FEATHER EA R CLI MBER. $890 I. KH AI KH AI 18K YELLO W GO LD, BLAC K A N D WHI TE D I AMON D P Y RAMI D EA RRI N G . $1,750 J. N I CH O L AS L IU 18K BLA C K AND YELLO W GO LD, P IN K SA P P HI RE, P EARL AN D D I A MON D EARRI N G . $9,150 K. L IVE N 14K ROSE GO LD AND DIAM O ND R AY O F SU N SHI N E EA RRI N G . $2,370 L. L O N D O N CO L L E CT IO N 18K Y ELLOW GO LD AND DIAM O ND S P IR A L EAR CLI P S. $3,870 M. SUT RA 18K BLA CK RHOD I U M G OLD , ROSE CUT AND PAVÉ DIAM O ND E A R R ING S. $13,200 N. AN ITA KO 18K ROSE G OLD AN D D I A MON D D OU BLE FAN EARRING. $11, 000 O. B E E GO D D E SS 18K ROSE A N D BLA CK G OLD , BLACK A N D WHI TE D I AMON D C UBE EARRING. $2, 970 A.
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LORD OF THE DANCE Catching up with Maks Chmerkovskiy.
ast year ABC’s Dancing With the Stars recaptured America’s fascination thanks to the incredible chemistry of its ultimate winners, Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis and ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Maks (as he’s known) began dancing at age four in his hometown of Odessa, Ukraine. His passion for the sport grew as he entered his teens, but a skiing accident left his right leg shattered and kept him hospitalized for months. After several surgeries and rigorous rehabilitation—and to the astonishment of his doctors—Maks made a triumphant return to competitive dancing. Soon after, his parents moved the family to the U.S., to afford their
sons a better opportunity to achieve their dreams. The fierce determination Maks developed from facing down a permanent handicap and later, acclimating to a new country, has stuck with him and driven his success. Maks is now a renowned choreographer, most notably choreographing Le Rêve for Wynn Las Vegas. He founded Rising Stars Academy, focused on the development of young dancers, and co-founded Dance With Me Dance Studios, a dance school with locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Califorina. As he recently announced his retirement from Dancing With the Stars, London Jewelers is proud to be a part of the newest chapter in Maks’ life: a men’s collection designed in partnership with jewelry house Cantamessa. We caught up with Maks to discuss work and life.
How did you land your role on DWTS? I was fourth in the world in Latin dancing at the time, and when they brought the show to the U.S. they were looking for the top competitors. I joined the show in season two after splitting with my [competition] partner.
You’ve danced with everyone from Laila Ali to Denise Richards to Kirstie Alley during your 16 seasons on the show. It seemed clear to everyone watching that in Meryl Davis you found the ideal partner every dancer dreams about. Our success is always heavily influenced by the partner we get, and Meryl was all you could ask for. She was athletic and had a great work ethic. But in the end dancing is simply my job, and with anyone we try to do our best.
Tell us about the next step in your career Everyone’s American Dream is a little bit different. My family was raised to try to be successful in whatever it is we do. You have to be passionate and have a great work ethic. I was lucky to meet Robert Kheit from Cantamessa, a historic Italian jewelry company that has made pieces for royal families and many highend brands. Now we have a jewelry line that I’m very proud of.
Describe the pieces for us. We’re trying to give men a way to accessorize and feel manly at the same time. I find it a little strange that many men frown upon jewelry. I think there’s a misconception about how men should look. I’m European-born, Americanraised. I’m a ballroom dancer, but also an athlete. The line is inspired by the Roman Empire, because I feel like every guy can look at Roman motifs and feel a connection to that history, with gladiators kind of epitomizing the “guy’s guy.” A lot of the pieces are engraved with popular Latin phrases, such as “I came, I saw, I conquered,” and “fortune favors the bold” to inspire the wearer with drive and determination.
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Few jewelry designers can also claim to be inventors, but Plevé’s Ron Rizzo is one exception. Discover Plevé at London Jewelers Wheatley Plaza and East Hampton.
everal years ago Ron Rizzo found a way to combine the odds and ends of diamond inventory with high-tech ceramics to create beautiful mosaic pieces that are truly one of a kind. The collection, which London Jewelers is proud to display, is called Plevé and is made in partnership with Pluczenik, one of the largest purchasers of rough diamonds from the De Beers Group. We recently caught up with Rizzo to discuss his pioneering designs. What led you to create Plevé? I’m always on the lookout for a great concept, a new way of approaching things. I like to call myself a design engineer, because I’m designing, but at the same time I’m engineering how it’s going to be made, and through that process is how I’ve found my voice. Plevé is a concept that features mixtures of sizes and shapes of diamonds, without having to create a specific model for each one. Each piece is hand-crafted and set in 18K gold. It is a craft concept that had never been tried before. What does the name mean? It comes from the French word champlevé, which refers to an enameling technique. The backs of our pieces are done in a modern version of it, and I just loved the word. The shortened version plevé also sounds like pavé, which is the setting of diamonds in metal. What’s the most compelling thing about this collection? That these are true handmade diamond mosaics. If we do a set of 10 pieces in the same style, each one has a slightly different arrangement. It’s productionbased, one-of-a-kind art. There’s also a real tactile quality when you run your hand over it that’s really seductive. When you’ve invented a new craft, how do you find the artists with the skills to bring your designs to life? Plevé is the only company to successfully produce diamonds in a micromosaic. Whenever asked about my inspiration, I say that it was a yearning for artistic freedom. This bold journey has led me to groundbreaking technology that fires up both the imagination and one’s technical ability. Still, any kind of mosaic is labor-intensive; therefore no substitutions are available for the hands-on processes. Most importantly, anything that I create needs to be taught to others or there would be no business plan. We had to recruit and train a staff specifically for this technique. The gold mine we found was in the talent of art school graduates. Tapping into many different art forms like sculpture, illustration, ceramics and jewelry, these young artists are contributing exponentially to this growing craft. It is very exciting to engage with a staff that is young, creative and ambitious. It’s also important to note that we are dedicated to the American artisan and Plevé will always be a brand that is made in the USA.
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Strengthen Lengthen Tone is an innovative new program in the been-there-done-that world of fitness.
Amanda Freeman designed the SLT workout around the Megaformer, a fitness machine she says she was the first to bring to the East Coast.
ver looked at your fitness instructor and thought, “You’ve got a great body, but it’s not the one I want ”? That’s exactly what happened to businesswoman Amanda Freeman several years ago when she realized that most of her fitness gurus had big muscles, whereas she wanted ones that were long and lean. Pilates is great for that, she knew, “but it’s a very slow pace.” Necessity being the mother of invention, Freeman went on to found Strengthen Lengthen Tone, a growing chain of small boutique fitness studios with locations in Roslyn, the Hamptons, the Upper East Side, and other areas around New York. Freeman designed the SLT workout around the Megaformer, a fitness machine she says she was the first to bring to the East Coast. The workout combines cardio and strength training into one 50-minute, low-impact session. "The Megaformer is a souped-up version of Reformer,” Freeman explains, "with a bunch of straps, handles and bungee cords that allow you to perform hundreds of unique moves with the help of resistance or springs.” The SLT workout is performed slowly in order to activate slow-twitch muscle fibers to build them lean and taut. "However,” Freeman adds, "the class moves fast and the pumping music and small-class environment keep you motivated the entire time." SLT offers only 9 to 12 machines in each location, allowing instructors to closely monitor student technique and efficiency. There are an endless series of small variations to stave off boredom and keep the body's muscles guessing. Balance is also critical to the routines. "Someone sneezed the other day," Freeman laughs, "and almost fell off the machine, so you really need to be focused." Expect to be sore when first starting, but “there’s no better workout for your obliques,” Freeman says. As such, one of the immediate benefits is improved side defintion at the waist. The SLT workout burns up to 550 calories in 50 minutes. Freeman does it every other day, but says two to three times a week will be ideal for most. To learn more and find an SLT location near you, visit sltnyc.com.
BEHIND THE LENS Andrea Brizzi steps back from the camera to share his insights.
ike a sniper staking out a building, Andrea Brizzi takes a disciplined approach to his vocation as an archictectural photographer, waiting patiently for just the right moment to pull the trigger. Specializing in buildings of all kinds as well as interiors, Brizzi's clients include real estate developers and architecture firms, fashion clients like Coach and Tommy Hilfiger, and even London Jewelers. We recently caught up with Brizzi via phone while he was on assignment in Hawaii to talk about his work. Why did you choose to focus on architecture? I studied architecture, so itâ€™s always been an inspiration to me. I also like the life that goes with it: the traveling, working by myself and scheduling the work at my leisure. The variety keeps it exciting. One day I'm shooting a public housing project in the Bronx and the next day I'm in Aspen. This week I'm shooting a fire station in Hawaii. Do you miss capturing the variety of human expressions? I've done that, and yes, the human face is one of the most interesting things to look at. But what I do requires a whole different set of tools. You have to wait for the right moment; it's a discipline. And what about movement? Architecture does indeed move, with the earth and in relation to the sun. The sense of movement can be conveyed in a picture by blur: of people, vehicles, even a window curtain. And one of the most fun projects is capturing the movement of light and people in a time lapse photo. You can see one of Times Square on AndreaBrizzi.com. Tell us about the challenge of shooting on such a large scale. Waiting for "the magic hour," when window interiors are slightly brighter than the sky and everything really comes together, produces the best results. Unfortunately the magic hour after sunset only lasts for 10 minutes, and it's hard to make a living in only 10 minutes a day. In the age of endless cell-phone photos posted on social media, what is the role of the professional photographer? Today the technical barrier is certainly very low, so I have to offer quality. Given good circumstances and a photogenic subject, anyone can produce a great picture. What differentiates a professional photographer from an amateur is that the former will consistently come home with something interesting regardless of the situation or how mundane the subject is. The gatefold cover for this issue of Accent Magazine was photographed by Andrea Brizzi.
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West Virginia native Katie Lee, currently based in the Hamptons, shares her favorite foods for fall and winter.
FROM THE COMFORT TABLE: Recipes for Everyday Occasions People always ask me what my favorite comfort food is, and it just might be pot roast. For me, there’s nothing better on a cold day than a hearty pot roast. The house will smell so good with it slowly cooking in the oven all day. Serve it with delicate chive-buttered noodles or with mashed potatoes. Ingredients: One 4- to 5-pound chuck roast, tied 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp plus ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 tbsp canola oil 2 large onions, peeled and quartered 4 large carrots, split lengthwise and cut into 1½-inch pieces 2 large leeks, light green and white parts, sliced 2 cups white button mushrooms, sliced 2 whole peeled garlic cloves 1 cup red wine 1 quart beef broth 2 tbsp tomato paste Directions: Preheat the oven to 300F. Season all sides of chuck roast with 1 tbsp kosher salt and 2 tsp black pepper. Dredge in flour. In a large Dutch oven, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Brown the roast on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove the roast from the Dutch oven and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions, carrots, leeks, mushrooms and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add the wine and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits. Stir in the broth, tomato paste, and the remaining salt and pepper. Place the roast in the center of the Dutch oven and nestle it in the broth and vegetables. Bring the liquid to a low boil. Cover and put in the oven. Cook for 3 to 3½ hours, until the beef is fork tender. Remove the roast to a cutting board. Remove the strings. Slice and serve over buttered egg noodles. Spoon the pan juices and vegetables over the beef and noodles, if desired. Serve immediately.
atie Lee has fast become one of the Hamptons’ most visible celebrity chefs. She co-hosts the Food Network’s The Kitchen and is the author of several cookbooks, the latest of which, on Hamptons-inspired cuisine, is due next spring. What are your favorite seasonal ingredients this time of year? The Hamptons should be known as a food Mecca. We have some of the greatest farms in the world with incredible produce, chicken farmers, dairy farmers, seafood, vineyards and more. For fall, I love butternut squash. It’s great served as a side dish roasted with salt, pepper and fresh sage. You can also turn it into a soup, puree it for lasagnas, or spread it on a pizza crust with caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese. I also look forward to pomegranate seeds, loving the little burst of flavor and color they add to dishes. They are also great in salads. One of my favorite holiday salads blends arugula, shaved fennel, oranges and pomegranate seeds. For breakfast, I like it just simply mixed into some yogurt. Oh, and they’re also great with stewed meats. When it comes to being a good chef, how much is innate and how much is learned? My grandma used to say that some people have the touch and I like to think I inherited it from her. But I do believe anyone can learn how to cook. It’s just about gaining confidence and comfort in the kitchen. What qualities does it take to be a food critic? Actually I don’t consider myself a food critic. I just think of myself as someone who really loves food. I’m not looking for what’s wrong with a dish; I’m looking for what’s right in it and what I enjoy. It’s hard for me to do some of these shows where I have to judge; I know the passion people put into their cooking. What’s it like being on The Kitchen? It’s a lot of fun. The five of us [Sunny Anderson, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid, Geoffrey Zakarian] really enjoy each other, so it never feels like we’re working. Sometimes the producers have to remind us that we’re on television and we have to pipe down and get to work. I learn a lot every time we film, and I think I’m a better cook from being on the show.
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f elephant poaching for the ivory trade sounds like something out of the 19th century, think again. Demand is up and the actions of illegal poachers are becoming ever more sophisticated—and deadly. Since 1980 the African elephant population has declined by 76 percent, with tens of thousands dying each year. In 2012 alone, 35,000 elephants were lost to this senseless slaughter. But now a powerful new effort to combat the problem has taken shape to fight the killing, the trafficking and the demand. Last year the Clinton Global Initiative, founded in 2005 by the former president, made a three-year, $80 million commitment to help stop the killing of African elephants for ivory poaching. The largest effort of its kind, the Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants will bring together a formidable group of government and private organizations, as well as concerned citizens, to coordinate and leverage influence, constituencies and resources to protect key elephant populations as well as reduce the trafficking and demand for ivory. Nations joining in the commitment include Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Kenya, South Sudan, Malawi and Uganda. Chelsea Clinton, the former president’s daughter and vice chair of The Clinton Foundation, gave us these exclusive remarks on how you can get involved:
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ANIMAL INSTINCTS CANDY UDELL WAS HONORED AT BIDEAWEE’S ANNUAL BALL FOR HER DEVOTION TO ANIMAL WELFARE.
n June 9, Bideawee, one of the nation’s leading pet welfare and adoption organizations, held its annual ball at Gotham Hall in NYC. The event had a masquerade theme and was emceed by Cat Greenleaf, host of NBC’s awardwinning series Talk Stoop With Cat Greenleaf. Guests were of both the two and four-legged variety, and activities included dining, dancing and a silent auction to benefit the organization. London Jewelers owner Candy Udell was an honoree, recognized for her philanthropic efforts in support of animal welfare. She has been involved with animal organizations for 15 years, and in 2011 founded the Rescue Paw Foundation to help raise money to care for homeless animals. Candy has also designed a line of jewelry, from which a portion of proceeds go to fund the Rescue Paw Foundation. So far, the foundation has helped save and find forever homes for over 3,000 dogs and cats. "It was a privilege to be an honoree at Bideawee's annual ball this year,” says Candy. “The Rescue Paw Foundation works tirelessly in helping to resolve the central causes of homeless animals, with efforts focused on humane education, spay/neuter services, transports, proper vetting and adoption. I am forever committed to making this world a better place for the animals." Bideawee, which means “stay a while” in Scottish, was founded in 1903 and is one of America’s oldest animal welfare organizations. It maintains facilities in New York City, plus two on Long Island—in Wantagh and Westhampton—and boasts 96 employees and over 700 volunteers. ‘Like’ the Rescue Paw Foundation on Facebook to learn more and get involved! Visit facebook.com/ourcauseforpaws.
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NEW WORLD AND OLD David Yurman’s fall 2014 collections take their inspiration from both the ancient and the modern.
HAMPTON CABLE The Hampton Cable collection, namesake of the beautiful beaches of eastern Long Island, represents another unique evolution of Cable. Metal is sculpted into a pattern of smooth links that flow like undulating waves. Movement is enabled by highly engineered handmade links that are articulated on the interior. Originally launched in sterling silver, Yurman has now added 18K yellow and rose gold to the collection.
VENETIAN QUATREFOIL The quatrefoil is a classical motif dating back to the Mores. Meaning “four leaves” in Latin, it is a shape common to Gothic and Renaissance art and architecture. The Venetian Quatrefoil collection was inspired by the intricate patterns of Venice’s unique stonework, and the harmony of form and structure that is the essence of the city’s architecture. This collection also marks Yurman’s first complete offering in rose gold.
PETITE PAVÉ The Petite Pavé collection celebrates downtown New York, that Mecca of individualism, by mixing color and materials in bracelets and rings meant to layer and collect. The pavé gemstones in these pieces evoke the magic of the city at night, lit by thousands of twinkling lights.
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