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Fran Udell 1920-2015 IN LOVING MEMORY As we enter a new season full of family and celebration, we keep with us the memory and legacy of Fran Udell. She passed this summer at age 94, just a year after the passing of her husband, Mayer. Fran was honored with heartfelt outpourings of love, kindness and support from friends, colleagues and customers alike. We wish to thank you all for acknowledging her legacy as not only the cornerstone of the London Jewelers family business, but as a woman devoted to the well-being and prosperity of the entire Udell family. She posessed a strength, fortitude and savvy that helped deďŹ ne the name and reputation of London Jewelers over the decades. Her spirit will always remain at the core of the entire London Jewelers family for generations to come and inspire us every day.
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Breguet, the innovator. Invention of the shock-protection device, 1790 Inspired by “subscription watches”, the Tradition 7027BR model daringly symbolizes the Breguet art of watchmaking through a subtle play on transparency effects and an eminent contemporary architectural design. It highlights one of Breguet’s most important inventions, the pare-chute, designed to protect the balance pivots in case of impact, it was the forerunner of all modern shock-absorbing devices. History is still being written ...
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Oculus at Westﬁeld World Trade Center: future home to London Jewelers Manhattan
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Welcome to our 2015 fall/winter issue of London Jewelers Magazine. In this issue you’ll ﬁnd two beautiful additions. First there’s our Special High Jewelry Section full of the crème-de-la-crème of our expansive jewelry collection. And as a special insert, we also present our new Watch Catalog featuring the latest timepieces from the most celebrated international brands in the watch industry.
As we look to the new year, we have something very exciting to share with you! In the coming months we will be introducing the muchanticipated, completely redesigned and vastly expanded London Jewelers Watch Salon & Loft in our Americana Manhasset ﬂagship destination. Everyone from the newest watch enthusiast to the most seasoned timepiece connoisseur will marvel at the sheer depth and breadth of our collection. The Salon will be home to fully branded store-in-store experiences from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Cartier, and lined end-to-end with dedicated brand walls and case-lines from the absolute ﬁnest watch brands in the world. The fully remodeled, 5,500-sq.-ft. space will be meticulously appointed to whet the appetite of the horologically inclined. When guests venture up the regal stairs to the Loft, they’ll discover a completely reimagined lounge and giftware salon complete with an espresso bar, humidor and our new watch repair center. Since 1926, and throughout four generations, we’ve thrived and grown into Long Island’s premier independent, family-owned 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. At our 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. London Jewelers is also excited to announce we will be expanding into Manhattan in 2016 with two key retail locations within the iconic Oculus at Westﬁeld World Trade Center. We look forward to bringing our signature collections to the new 2,400-sq.-ft. and 825-sq.-ft. spaces featuring the most prestigious names in the ﬁne jewelry and timepiece industries. If the holiday season has inspired thoughts of matrimony, look no further than TWO by London, The Engagement Shop and the London Jewelers Diamond Salon where you’ll ﬁnd exquisite pieces set with diamonds and precious gems. We’re happy to announce that the close of the summer actually brought with it a new beginning—TWO by London opened a second location in our East Hampton location! The hallmarks of the London Jewelers experience have always been our incredible selection, trusted reputation, unparalleled service and true professionalism. The care and attention to detail of our dedicated staff is a vital part of following through on all these promises. From certiﬁed repairs on your jewelry and timepieces by our team of authorized jewelers and watchmakers to resetting a cherished family heirloom, we are committed to making the London Jewelers experience an exceptional one. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our valued customers as we approach our 90th year. We appreciate your continued patronage over the decades. And to the younger generations that are newly discovering all we offer, welcome! We hope you will enjoy exploring these pages, and we look forward to seeing you soon! — The London Jewelers Family
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CONTENTS CEO MARK UDELL PRESIDENT CANDY UDELL VICE PRESIDENT RANDI UDELL-ALPER VICE PRESIDENT SCOTT UDELL
P U B L I S H E D BY T H E B J I FA S H I O N G R O U P PUBLISHER STU NIFOUSSI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN
6 Welcome Letter 14 Chanel: Transforming Time 16 London Moves Into Manhattan
C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R HANS GSCHLIESSER MANAGING EDITOR JILLIAN LAROCHELLE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON PROJECT MANAGER LISA MONTEMORRA
33 Van Cleef & Arpels: Zip it Up! 34 People: Mark Kelly 36 Luxury Travel the Easy Way: V2 Jets 40 Bapalal Keshavlal: Revisiting the Beauty of India
DESIGNER JEAN-NICOLE VENDITTI PRODUCTION MANAGER PEG EADIE PRESIDENT AND CEO BRITTON JONES CHAIRMAN AND COO MAC BRIGHTON PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY VARY
42 California Dreaming: Scott & Judy Pruett
DEPENDING ON THE FOLLOWING VARIABLES: THE MARKET PRICE OF PRECIOUS METALS, THE FLUCTUATIONS IN OVERSEAS CURRENCY, AND THE SIZE, QUANTITY AND AVAILABILITY OF DIAMONDS AND GEMSTONES. ALL
44 Vhernier: Sculptural & Sensual
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49 Cartier: Ahead of the Curve
ALL SIZES, AND AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. SOME ITEMS HAVE BEEN ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL. FOR ACTUAL SIZE,PLEASE VISIT LONDON JEWELERS. WE
50 MB&F: Time Machines
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56 Shoe Business: Brian Atwood
ROLEX, PATEK PHILLIPPE, CARTIER AND OTHER PRESTIGIOUS BRANDS.
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66 Travel: The Toast of Tulum
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68 Chopard: Designed to Dazzle
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TIME CHANEL’s BOY•FRIEND wristwatch melds masculine and feminine.
HANEL’s latest timepiece, the BOY•FRIEND wristwatch, puts a masculine face on femininity. Handsome, chic and utterly self-confident, it marks the passage of time in an elegant manner, whether paired with jeans and a T-shirt, a dress suit or an evening outfit. Inspired by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s iconic genderbending designs, the BOY•FRIEND is at once contemporary and classic. Its shapely octagon silhouette pays homage to the beveled-glass stopper of CHANEL’s legendary No. 5 perfume bottle and to Paris’ celebrated Place Vendôme. The BOY•FRIEND, available in medium and large sizes, is equipped with a small date counter at 6 o’clock and a numberless opaline dial with a fine guilloche finish. It is available in 18K beige gold with or without diamonds and in 18K white gold with diamonds. One style is manual winding; the other features a quartz movement. From its name and large, bold face to its semi-matte alligator strap, the BOY•FRIEND thinks nothing of shaking up traditional feminine watchmaking codes. The BOY•FRIEND takes its couture cues from CHANEL’s first line of watches, which debuted in 1987, and its first unisex sports watch, J12, which was introduced in 2000. And it continues the fashion revolution started by Mademoiselle Chanel, who is credited with liberating women from the shackling silhouette of the corset by introducing the form-flattering “little black dress” and the CHANEL suit. Her first shop, which was dedicated to millinery, opened in Paris in 1910. Three years later, at her second boutique in Deauville, she introduced sportswear to the staid, stifling wardrobes of women. Through the decades, she continued to break barriers. In 1920, the CHANEL suit debuted; in 1921, she created CHANEL No. 5, the fragrance that made her house world famous, and in 1924, at a time when it was all but taboo, she introduced her first line of makeup. That same year, she used tweed, a traditionally masculine fabric, in women’s suits. And in 1927, her daring Cuir de Russie fragrance audaciously evoked equestrian allure and added notes of Virginia tobacco and leather boots. By the 1930s, Mademoiselle Chanel was creating costumes for Hollywood stars, and by the 1960s, style setters Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor, Jane Fonda and Grace Kelly were wearing her suits and two-tone sling-back shoes while carrying her hands-free quilted purses. It is within this context that the BOY•FRIEND passes the time, never too quickly or too slowly but at just the right tempo to make its own style statement. Discover the BOY•FRIEND watch collection at the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Boutique, Americana Manhasset.
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LONDON MOVES INTO MANHATTAN
ondon Jewelers is excited to announce we will be expanding into Manhattan in 2016 with two key retail locations within the iconic Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. Celebrated as the country's largest independent luxury retail jeweler, London Jewelers will bring our signature collections to the new 2,400-squarefoot and 825-square-foot spaces featuring the most prestigious names in the fine jewelry and timepiece industries. The Oculus, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will be a destination unto itself and is the design centerpiece of Westfield World Trade Center. The Oculus, along with three street-level stories in both 3 World Trade and 4 World Trade, will provide Lower Manhattan with 350,000 square feet of fashion, culinary and artistic experiences. An additional 90,000 square feet of street-level retail space will be added
when 2 World Trade is developed in the future. In addition to being home to a diverse mix of over 100 global and local fashion, lifestyle and technology brands, Westfield World Trade Center will include an exquisite collection of casual and upscale dining establishments, featuring both emerging and established chefs, as well as a range of New York-centric services powered by state-of-theart technology. Westfield World Trade Center will capitalize on Westfieldâ€™s expertise in creating iconic retail destinations in some of the worldâ€™s most dynamic cities. Its global portfolio includes Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City (adjacent to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games in London), Westfield San Francisco Centre and Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.
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18K white gold Renaissance bracelet with black diamonds $85,000 18K white gold Renaissance bracelet with white diamonds PRICE UPON REQUEST
Four-row pavĂŠ diamond Pois Moi bangle in 18K yellow gold $49,000 Hand-etched satin ďŹ‚oral Princess bangle with diamonds in 18K yellow gold $18,500 Classic Oro cuff in 18K yellow gold $3,400 Hand-etched satin Princess bangle with diamonds in 18K yellow gold $12,900 Hand-etched satin ďŹ‚oral Princess bangle with diamonds in 18K yellow gold $5,900 Five-row Baracco diamond bangle in 18K yellow gold $19,800
18K pink gold pavĂŠ diamond Serpenti Tubogas necklace $58,000
18K white gold diamond ďŹ‚ower pendant Pendant only $21,500 Platinum diamond and gray pearl necklace $85,000 18K white gold black and white South Sea pearl necklace $40,000 18K white gold pavĂŠ diamond bead and Tahitian baroque pearl necklace $36,000
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ZIP IT UP!
he Zip necklace, a witty yet refined masterpiece of ingenuity, has remained an iconic signature of famed French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels since the conception of its original design in the 1930s. It was the Duchess of Windsor, a woman of profound beauty and royal taste, who suggested in 1938 that Renée Puissant, the Maison’s artistic director and daughter of co-founder Alfred Van Cleef, create a jewel that drew inspiration from an everyday object: the zip fastener. It took Van Cleef & Arpels’ master jewelers over a decade to see the piece through to realization. The first Zip necklace, created in 1950, featured round and baguette-cut diamonds set in platinum. It was a technological tour de force, serving the dual purpose of being both beautiful jewelry and a fully functional zipper. The Zip necklace is also notable for its transformability. Certain variations can be zipped fully closed, converting from necklace to bracelet. For decades to follow, the design of the Zip necklace would be revisited, but always remained true to its original form. The Zip Antique Sunflower Emeraude, a contemporary variation of the Zip necklace, features emeralds, diamonds, onyx and pearls set in 18K white gold. With the creation of every Zip necklace, the Maison draws inspiration from the world of couture as a discrete homage to the city of its origins. The Zip Couture Houppe necklace features nearly 1,400 diamonds set in 18K white gold. A remarkably fluid piece, its stones emulate a ribbon of diamonds, which can be worn traditionally toward the front, or draping down the back. The Zip necklace shares iconic status with a number of the Maison’s other signature innovations, such as the Mystery Set™ technique, with which gems are set using no visible prongs, allowing for an uninterrupted surface of precious stones, and the Between the Finger™ ring, variations of which adorn the hand with seemingly floating motifs that spread across several fingers. Such rare creations have captured the attention of a host of notable clients over the years, including Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace of Monaco. Van Cleef & Arpels, established in Paris in 1896, opened its first boutique in 1906 at 22 Place Vendôme, a legendary address that has remained unchanged to this day. The Maison has since opened shops around the world, including in Ginza, Japan; Shanghai; Geneva; Milan; and New York City.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ iconic necklace is a masterpiece of ingenuity. The Zip Couture Houppe necklace
The Zip Antique Sunflower Emeraude necklace, transformed to bracelet
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Captain Mark Kelly is making history by participating in NASA’s “Twins Study” with brother Scott.
Above: Mark and Scott Kelly in 1968 Left: Captain Mark Kelly and the crew of the Endeavor in 2011
aptain Mark Kelly earned the entire nation’s admiration on January 8, 2011 when his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona. He stood by her side through her difficult recovery, and the couple eventually co-founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, which encourages our country’s leaders to stand up for laws that make communities safer from gun violence. But that day wasn’t the first time Kelly had made the news, or the first time Americans had reason to be proud of this remarkable man. The 51-year-old New Jersey native is a heavily decorated U.S. Naval aviator who flew nearly 40 missions during Operation Desert Storm. Moreover, for 15 years, he was one of this country’s most revered astronauts. He has spent more than 50 days in space, and has visited the International Space Station on four separate occasions. Intriguingly, Mark isn’t the only member of the Kelly family to have left our planet; his identical twin brother, Scott, is also an astronaut, making the two men the only siblings who have ever traveled in space. So it’s not all that suprising that the Kellys have proved to be the perfect subjects for NASA’s groundbreaking “Twins Study,” which will help scientists learn more about humans’ adjustment to time in space, which will hopefully lead to more complex deep-space missions in the near future. Mark is serving as the “control subject,” which allows him to stay on the ground, while Scott is spending an entire year aboard the International Space Station along with a Russian cosmonaut. Both brothers will undergo the same experiments, which will concern such subjects as the impact of the radiation in space on a person’s genes, the impact of zero gravity on the ocular nerve, and the impact of space flight on human cognition. The fact that they have identical DNA is an invaluable element of what researchers will discover. This study is literally the chance of a lifetime for NASA, as well as for the Kelly brothers.
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LONDON COLLECTION Platinum, moonstone, diamond and pavé sapphire butterﬂy ring $26,900 18K black and white gold, pavé sapphire, diamond and tanzanite earrings $62,000 18K white gold, diamond, chalcedony and sapphire beaded bracelet $59,500
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INDIA Bapalal Keshavlal translates tradition for the 21st century.
elebrated for three generations as a pioneer of luxury jewelry from India, Bapalal Keshavlal revels in offering distinctive and eclectic imagery in its creations. Established in 1939, the family-operated business courts an exclusive international clientele, flourishing a brand of custom pieces that echo a twist on myriad Indian traditions. Its designs range from classic-looking diamond bangles to more avant-garde creations. The Mumbai-based jeweler started as the vision of one man: Bapalal Mehta. The son of Keshavlal Lallubhai Mehta, Bapalal began his career at the legendary Surajmal Lallubhai, which was founded in 1895. The company’s ancestry spans six generations. A modest, self-reflective soul who lived a simple life, Bapalal was mesmerized by the beauty of the world and sought to imbue his designs with emotion and elegance. Moreover, Bapalal made his business a family affair, bringing in his son Romy, daughter Rita, their spouses Sonal and Kishor, and his grandchildren, Ritesh, Priyal, Charvi and Shipra. Romy, who took over the company in 1972 and transformed it from a quality-conscious manufacturer to a luxury designer for the world’s elite shops, continues his father’s tradition of faultless service, making every customer feel like royalty. Bapalal Keshavlal’s multi-faceted philosophy is embodied in the circle that is its brand symbol. The resplendent pulsating ring represents not only the creative energy of the Mehta family circle but also the jeweler’s circular reach around the globe. Inspired by the cosmos and the origins of all things, Bapalal Keshavlal’s designs possess a creative spirit that moves unfettered towards the highest realm of service and beauty. For 75 years, its jewelry has brought forth a world of emotion consecrated by human relations. Explore the exquisite creations of Bapalal Keshavlal at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
Scott and Judy Pruett do it all and do it well.
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ew people understand the importance of the “big finish” as well as Scott Pruett does! To begin, Pruett has been racing cars for over 30 years, winning nearly 100 professional races in his storied career, including five Grand-Am championships and three Trans-Am championships. But the 55-year-old Roseville, California native is more than just a wizard behind the wheel. He and his wife Judy have authored a series of popular children’s books, including Rookie Racer and Twelve Little Race Cars, although their three children, Lauren, Cameron, and Taylor, are no longer the target audience. Their greatest achievement to date, however, may be the creation of Pruett Vineyard, the winery that Scott and Judy began at their breathtakingly beautiful home in Auburn, California less than a decade ago: This couple clearly knows how to turn their passion into success. Scott’s interest in the earth comes naturally; his grandfather was a farmer, and his father did farming before turning his attention to aerospace. Auburn has been an area for winemaking ever since the Gold Rush. And Scott is a true hands-on vintner, even originally clearing the three acres he uses himself, and doing his own planting. Still, the Pruetts were smart enough to hire wine expert Brian Mox as a consultant. And many of the Pruetts’ wines, such as their 2012 Championship Cuvee, have earned toplevel scores from Wine Spectator. (It received 96 points, the highest-rated '12 syrah from California.) The vineyard also produces sought-after syrahs and cabernet sauvignons, some of which are actually named after their children. Looking to try an award-winning wine from the Pruetts’ vineyard? Visit their website (pruettvineyard.com) and order today!
DAVID YURMAN 18K yellow gold Petite Pavé Mini Loop bracelet $5,900
LONDON COLLECTION 18K yellow gold and pavé double band $4,695
LONDON COLLECTION 18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet $13,900
BUCCELLATI 18K yellow gold and diamond Classica bracelet $12,000
CHANEL 18K yellow gold and diamond Camelia Ajoure band $5,950
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18K yellow gold and diamond clover Perlée bracelet $29,000
HUEB 18K yellow gold and diamond earrings $9,560
LONDON COLLECTION 18K yellow gold and pavé diamond square bracelet $6,425 LONDON COLLECTION 18K yellow gold and diamond crossover ring $4,595 LONDON COLLECTION 18K yellow gold and diamond chain link ring $4,510
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Vhernier draws inspiration from both contemporary and ancient art.
Above: Plissé Collection bracelet. Center, from left to right: Aladino Collection ring, Eclisse Collection earrings; Plissé Collection ring
ounded in 1984 in Valenza, Italy, Vhernier has stood out among the top jewlers in the world for its modern and sensual designs, reminiscent of contemporary art and sculpture. The materials used by the company, which include precious gemstones, mother of pearl, complex prong-set diamonds, ebony and rose gold, are combined with audacious volumes. The results speak to Vhernier’s avant-garde spirit, commitment to modernity, and continued pursuit of excellence. Vhernier’s 2015 collections are its finest yet, drawing inspiration from ancient arts, ancestral vision and the Far East. The Plissé line pays homage to the Japanese art of origami; the surfaces of these rings, bracelets and earrings are composed of numerous light-reflecting facets. The line is available in yellow, rose or white gold edged with diamonds polished to mirror finish, or in brushed gold, a new finish that blends harmoniously with the wearer’s skin. The gorgeous Eclisse line, which showcases ingenious design, separates rose gold to create two mirror images revealing gemstones inside, such as lapis lazuli, jade and diamonds. The magical Aladino line is the ideal representation of Vhernier’s classic, unrivaled transparency technique that encapsulates the perfection of shape. Meanwhile, the truly remarkable Eclisse earrings are an expression of the ability of Vhernier’s artisans to select only diamonds of outstanding quality and place them in a dazzling settings like none you’ve ever seen before. Indeed, year after year, Vhernier reaffirms its belief in personality, beauty and sophistication. Experience the avant-garde collections by Vhernier at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
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BREGUET Classique 10Hz in 18K rose gold on alligator strap, 41 mm $40,000
HUBLOT Classic Fusion in 18K red gold on alligator strap, 42 mm $11,400
IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar in 18K red gold on alligator strap, 44.2 mm $38,000
MB&F Legacy Machine 101 in 18K rose gold on alligator strap, 40 mm $64,000
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A NEW ROLEX EXPERIENCE HAS ARRIVED
This fall, visitors to the newly renovated and vastly expanded London Jewelers Watch Salon & Loft will be greeted with a full Rolex brand experience. As a longtime dealer of Rolex timepieces, we have the honor and privilege of being home to a space dedicated exclusively to Rolex. The 740-sq.-ft. space showcases a vast array of iconic designs along with the brandâ€™s latest innovations.
PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE Since 1926 London Jewelers has built and cultivated relationships with generations of highly discerning and loyal customers drawn to our unparalleled standards of service and excellence. Those standards make us an OFFICIAL ROLEX JEWELER. It is with great pride that we represent Rolex, a brand which sets the global standard for exquisitely crafted, high-performance timepieces, and one whose name resonates with our deep aspiration for groundbreaking achievement.
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In the coming months we will be introducing the much-anticipated, completely redesigned and vastly expanded London Jewelers Watch Salon & Loft in our Americana Manhasset flagship destination. Everyone from the newest watch enthusiast to the most seasoned timepiece connoisseur will marvel at the sheer depth and breadth of our collection. The Salon will be home to fully branded store-in-store experiences from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Cartier, and lined end-to-end with dedicated brand walls and case-lines from the absolute ﬁnest watch brands in the world. The fully remodeled, 5,500-sq.-ft. space will be meticulously appointed to whet the appetite of the horologically inclined. When guests venture up the regal stairs to the Loft, they’ll discover a completely reimagined lounge and giftware salon complete with an espresso bar, humidor and our new watch repair center. We are deeply proud to bring our customers an unrivaled timepiece shopping experience here on Long Island. AUDEMARS PIGUET
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PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE FOLLOWING VARIABLES: THE MARKET PRICE OF PRECIOUS METALS, THE FLUCTUATIONS IN OVERSEAS CURRENCY, AND THE SIZE, QUANTITY AND AVAILABILITY OF DIAMONDS AND GEMSTONES. ALL WATCHES REFLECT MANUFACTURER’S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE. RETAIL PRICES OF WATCHES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL MERCHANDISE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL SIZES, AND AVAILABILITY IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. SOME ITEMS HAVE BEEN ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL. FOR ACTUAL SIZE, PLEASE VISIT LONDON JEWELERS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT. LONDON JEWELERS IS AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE AGENCY FOR ROLEX, PATEK PHILIPPE, CARTIER AND OTHER PRESTIGIOUS BRANDS. LONDON JEWELERS OFFERS THE HIGHEST PRICES ON YOUR DIAMONDS AND GOLD. WE ALSO ACCEPT TRADE-INS ON THE DIAMONDS AND WATCHES YOU CURRENTLY OWN. FOR ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING PRODUCT INFORMATION, MAILING LIST ENROLLMENT, ETC., PLEASE EMAIL: INFO@LONDONJEWELERS.COM. FOR CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.LONDONJEWELERS.COM. WE ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS, MASTERCARD, VISA, CHINA UNION PAY, DISCOVER, JCB AND DINERS CLUB.
34 mm in steel with domed bezel and Oyster bracelet. $5,050 B
OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST PEARLMASTER
34 mm in 18K pink gold with diamond bezel, motherof-pearl diamond dial and Pearlmaster bracelet. $57,950 C
OYSTER PERPETUAL DAY-DATE 40
In 18K yellow gold with ﬂuted bezel and President bracelet. $34,850 D
OYSTER PERPETUAL YACHT-MASTER
40 mm in 18K pink gold with Oysterﬂex strap. $24,950
LUMINOR 1950 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC ACCIAIO
44 mm. $11,200 B
LUMINOR BASE 8 DAYS ACCIAIO
White dial, 44 mm. $6,600 C
RADIOMIR 1940 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC TITANIO
45 mm. $10,700 D
RADIOMIR BLACK SEAL 8 DAYS ACCIAIO
45 mm. $6,800
Self-winding Manufacture TUDOR MT5621 mechanical movement, waterproof to 100 m, 40 mm steel case. $3,675 B
Self-winding mechanical movement, waterproof to 150 m, 42 mm steel case with ceramic bezel. $4,100
Self-winding mechanical movement, waterproof to 200 m, 41 mm steel case, supplied with additional fabric strap. $3,425 D
Self-winding Manufacture TUDOR MT5612 mechanical movement, waterproof to 500 m, 42 mm titanium and steel case. $4,400
Off-centred hour with retrograde and small seconds. $33,000 B
Complete calendar with moon phases in steel. $17,300 C
Bathyscaphe in satin-brushed black ceramic. $17,200 D
8-day complete calendar with moon phases. $39,500
18K rose gold 31 mm case, set with 1.20 cts, mother-of-pearl dial, quartz. $36,900 B
18K white gold 36 mm case, set with 2.52 cts, mother-ofpearl dial, quartz. $28,300
18K rose gold 39 mm case, set with 0.94 cts, quartz. $21,200 D
PREMIER PRECIOUS BUTTERFLY
18K rose gold 36 mm case, set with 2.47 cts, butterďŹ‚y marquetry motif dial, automatic. $41,500
33 mm pink gold watch with diamond bezel. $35,000 B
41 mm steel-gold. $11,800 C
33 mm steel watch with diamond bezel. $14,300 D
41 mm steel. $7,300
18K beige gold with black alligator strap. Mechanical. Large size. $14,500 B
18K white gold with diamonds and black alligator strap. Quartz. Medium size. $24,000
18K beige gold with black alligator strap. Quartz. Medium size. $12,500 D
18K beige gold with diamonds and alligator strap. Mechanical. Large size. $25,000 BOY∙FRIEND watches available with red, navy, white or black alligator straps.
44.2 mm 18K red gold case, mechanical movement on a dark brown alligator leather strap. $38,000 B
42.3 mm 18K red gold case, mechanical movement on a dark brown alligator leather strap. $23,900 C
43.5 mm stainless steel case, mechanical chronograph movement on a black rubber strap. $12,100 D
40.9 mm stainless steel case, mechanical chronograph movement on a blue alligator leather strap. $7,600
RENDEZ-VOUS NIGHT AND DAY
34 mm, mechanical automatic movement, silvered guilloche dial with day/night indicator and diamond bezel. 18K pink gold. $22,100 B
MASTER ULTRA THIN MOON
39 mm, mechanical automatic movement, black dial with moon phase indicator. Stainless steel. $9,250
GRANDE REVERSO DUO
48.4 x 29.9 mm, hand-wound mechanical movement, small seconds and date display on front dial, second time zone display and day/night indicator on back dial. Stainless steel. $10,200 D
GEOPHYSIC UNIVERSAL TIME
41.6 mm, mechanical automatic movement, blue lacquered dial with world time indicator. 18K pink gold. $25,000
LEGACY MACHINE NO1
Hours and minutes, dual time zones, vertical power reserve, 14 mm ﬂoating balance wheel. Manual wind, 45-hour power reserve. 44 mm, Platinum 950. Limited edition of 33. $114,000 B
LEGACY MACHINE 101
Hours and minutes, power reserve indication, unique bespoke 14 mm balance wheel ﬂoating above the movement. Manual wind, 45-hour power reserve. 40 mm, 18K rose gold. $64,000 C
LEGACY MACHINE NO2
Hours and minutes, world’s ﬁrst double ﬂying balance wheel movement averaged by a planetary differential. Manual wind, 45-hour power reserve. 44 mm, 18K rose gold. $156,000 D
Hours and minutes on rotating cones, giant ‘battle-axe’ 22K gold and titanium rotor, automatic winding. 18K white gold and titanium. $92,000
ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH
42 mm. Self-winding. Stainless steel case. Gray alligator strap. Water-resistant to 100 m. $26,000 B
ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH
44 mm. Black ceramic case. Black rubber strap. Water-resistant to 100 m. $41,800 C
39.5 x 35.4 mm. 18K pink gold case with diamonds. Brown alligator strap. Water-resistant to 20 m. $28,400 D
ROYAL OAK CHRONOGRAPH
41 mm. Self-winding. Stainless steel case. Stainless steel bracelet. Water-resistant to 50 m. $24,300
GALACTIC 36 SLEEK T
36 mm, stainless steel case, mother-of-pearl diamond dial with diamond bezel, quartz movement, stainless steel Pilot bracelet. $10,950 B
NAVITIMER 01 (46 MM)
Stainless steel case with red gold bezel, black dial with silver subdials, Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 self-winding chronograph movement, brown crocodile strap with stainless steel deployment buckle. $11,240 C
CHRONOMAT 44 BREITLING JET TEAM AMERICAN TOUR
500-piece limited edition. Onyx black dial, Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 self-winding chronograph movement, Diver Pro III rubber strap with deployment buckle. $9,825 D
Aviation chronograph, 46 mm stainless steel case with black ceramic bezel, self-winding chronograph movement, stainless steel Ocean Classic bracelet. $7,575
BIG BANG UNICO TITANIUM
45 mm titanium case, UNICO Manufacture chronograph movement on lined rubber strap. $20,600 B
CLASSIC FUSION BLACK MAGIC CHRONOGRAPH
45 mm ceramic case, self-winding chronograph movement on lined rubber strap. $12,500 C
BIG BANG FERRARI CERAMIC CARBON
45 mm ceramic case, UNICO Manufacture chronograph movement on leather strap. Limited edition of 1000. $29,800 D
BIG BANG STEEL CERAMIC
44 mm steel case, self-winding chronograph movement on structured rubber strap. $14,800
ALTIPLANO DATE WATCH
Rose gold with a brown alligator strap, 40 mm. $23,800 B
ALTIPLANO BRACELET WATCH
Rose gold, 38 mm. $31,100 C
ALTIPLANO BRACELET WATCH
Rose gold set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds, 34 mm. $36,200 D
ALTIPLANO SKELETON WATCH
White gold set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds, 38 mm. $31,100
LADY ARPELS “BALLERINE ENCHANTÉE” POETIC COMPLICATION™
Timepiece featuring diamonds bezel-set in 18K white gold by Van Cleef & Arpels. PRICE UPON REQUEST. B
38 mm timepiece featuring diamonds bezel-set in 18K white gold by Van Cleef & Arpels. $44,700 C
LADY ARPELS “JOUR NUIT” POETIC COMPLICATION™
Timepiece featuring diamonds bezel-set in 18K white gold by Van Cleef & Arpels. PRICE UPON REQUEST. D
Timepiece featuring serti-neige pavé diamond dial and diamond bezel set in 18K white gold by Van Cleef & Arpels. $76,000
43 mm steel moonphase watch with black alligator strap. $4,950 B
42 mm steel quartz watch with brown alligator strap. $1,750 C
Ladies steel watch with 69 diamonds and a mother-of-pearl dial. $6,950 D
39 mm 18K red gold automatic watch with black alligator strap. $6,450
Timepiece in stainless steel with diamond bezel and diamond markers, Swiss made, 27 mm. $3,600 B
Timepiece in stainless steel with mother-ofpearl dial and diamond markers, Swiss made, 30 mm. $2,400 C
Timepiece in stainless steel and high-tech black ceramic with black dial and diamond markers, Swiss made, 34 mm. $3,000 D
Timepiece in stainless steel and 18K gold with diamond bezel, mother-ofpearl dial with diamond markers, Swiss made, 38 mm. $7,000
Quartz movement two-row diamond case, relief numerals, 18K rose gold, mother-of-pearl dial, alligator strap. $25,800 D
CINTREE CURVEX COLOR DREAMS
Quartz movement, stainless steel, multicolor numerals, alligator strap. $6,290 C
Quartz movement, 18K white gold, two-row diamond case, partial diamond bracelet. $57,800 D
Automatic movement, 18K rose gold, date at 6 oâ€™clock, alligator/ rubber combination strap. $18,200
36 mm quartz movement, 18K rose gold and steel with silver and mother-of-pearl dial. $18,410 B
36 mm automatic movement, 18K rose gold with silver dial. $41,240 C
MILLE MIGLIA GTS
43 mm automatic movement, stainless steel with black dial on a rubber strap with deployment buckle. $6,640 D
43 mm mechanical movement, 18K rose gold brown dial on a leather strap with tang buckle. $26,510
44.6 mm stainless steel case with 18K rose gold and ceramic bezel and a stainless steel and 18K rose gold bracelet featuring the automatic CFB 1950.1 calibre. $11,800 B
35 mm 18K rose gold case with an 18K rose gold bracelet featuring the hand-wound CFB 1962 calibre. $56,500 C
Limited-edition 42.5 mm stainless steel case with a black alligator strap featuring the automatic CFB 1904 calibre. $33,000 D
PATRAVI TRAVELTEC FOURX
Limited-edition, 46.6 mm 18K rose gold case with ceramic bezel and rubber strap featuring the automatic CFB 1901.1 calibre. $52,900
Limited-edition McLaren quartz chronograph 42 mm. $1,550 B
Automatic in stainless steel with date-feature, 39 mm. $2,400 C
Automatic chronograph in stainless steel, 43 mm. $3,200 D
White mother-of-pearl dial, diamond bezel, 32 mm. $3,550
CLĂ‰ DE CARTIER
31 mm, 18K Pink Gold case set with diamonds, 18K Pink Gold bracelet. $34,600
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
The Clé de Cartier collection is sleek and sensual.
leek and sensually shaped to slip smoothly onto the wrist, the Clé de Cartier collection is the renowned watchmaker’s latest step forward in its long history of combining innovation, simplicity and elegance.
Featuring a variety of models for both men and women, including its
luxurious one combining brilliant-cut diamonds, rhodiumized 18K white gold and a sapphire crown, these gorgeous watches sit proudly beside Cartier’s other revered timepieces, such as the Santos-Dumont and the beloved Tank. For the conception of the Clé de Cartier, the challenge was deceptively simple: to create a perfect circle. To do so, any sharp edges were eliminated, the bezel was gently rounded and the horns were tapered. The collection features the company’s caliber 1847 MC, the brand-new Cartier Manufacture movement; the name refers to the date of the creation of Maison Cartier. Its automatic dual-direction winding mechanism gets its robust stability from a specially conceived lever system and boasts a 42-hour power reserve. But what is equally unusual about the collection is that Cartier has practically reinvented its signature sapphire crown. The jewel is now inserted so that it remains flush to the metal surrounding it, providing a variation on a classic look. To reset the time and date, the crown is twisted, a motion that recalls the traditional turning of a key to wind up a clock. In fact, the collection takes its title from Clé, which is the French word for key and is a nod to its turnkey movement.
Experience Clé de Cartier at Americana Manhasset
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As is true of every Cartier piece, the Clé de Cartier is a perfect pairing of timeless style and modern Swiss technology.
timepieces Not all watch companies are created equal. The Geneva-based company MB&F was founded by entrepreneur Maximilian Büsser (left), who spent seven years as managing director of Harry Winston Rare Timepieces in Geneva. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with some of the world’s leading independent, hyper-creative watchmaking specialists (MB&F stands for Maximilian Büsser & Friends) to develop radical limitededition watches, notably its unconventional Horological Machines and historically inspired Legacy Machines. Büsser sees these timepieces as works of art, suitable for either gender. “A painter, a sculptor or a photographer does not create art for a man or a woman. Art is mainly gender neutral,” he says. “At MB&F, we create kinetic art based on watchmaking, and it appeals to whomever it resonates with.” The company’s first Horological Machine, the HM1, was unveiled in 2007, and its sculpted, three-dimensional case and beautifully finished engine set the standard for the series: the HM2, HM3, HM4, HM5, HM6 and HMX. The HM4 Thunderbolt was named the Best Concept and Design Watch at the 2010 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve, and the HM6 Space Pirate received the top prize at the international Red Dot Awards in 2015. In 2011, the company launched its round-cased Legacy Machine collection, which was inspired by Büsser’s affinity for 18th- and 19thcentury pocket watches. “I asked myself: ‘What would have happened if I had been born in 1867 instead of 1967?’ In the early 1900s, the first wristwatches appeared, and I would want to create three-dimensional machines for the wrist. But there are no Star Wars or fighter jets for my inspiration,” he says. “But I do have pocket watches, the Eiffel Tower and Jules Verne, so what might my more traditional machine look like? It has to be round, and it has to be three-dimensional. Legacy Machine No. 1 was my answer.” With its large, sedately oscillating balance, domed dials, historical bridge design and classical fine finishing, the Legacy Machine No. 1 carried home the Best Men’s Watch Prize and the Public Prize from the 2012 Grand Prix. MB&F showcases its Horological Machines in innovative art spaces in Geneva and Taipei: The M.A.D. (Mechanical Art Devices) Galleries are a “captivating universe of kinetic art,” says Büsser. In those galleries, the timepieces are placed alongside carefully curated pieces commissioned from around the world. He marvels that his simple idea to create kinetic machines that give time has morphed into a small company that makes not only Horological and Legacy Machines, but also concepts like clocks and music boxes for other mechanical artisans. “Was that planned at the beginning?” he says. “No, not at all. So our story will be written as it flows. And I do not know where it goes. But I am proud that we have written our own story and not followed anyone else’s.”
TIME MACHINES MB&F’S WATCHES ALSO FUNCTION AS KINETIC ART OBJECTS.
Experience MB&F at the Watch Salon at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
PATEK PHILIPPE Moon Phase in 18K white gold, mother-of-pearl dial and diamond bezel on alligator strap, 33.3 mm $54,500 CHOPARD Imperiale in 18K white gold, black mother-ofpearl dial and diamond bezel, 36 mm $45,690 AUDEMARS PIGUET Ladies Millenary in 18K pink gold, motherof-pearl dial and diamond bezel on alligator strap, 39.5 mm $28,400 JAEGER-LECOULTRE Rendez-Vous Tourbillon in 18K pink gold and diamond bezel on alligator strap, 39 mm $84,000 BREGUET Queen of Naples Moon Phase in 18K white gold, mother-of-pearl dial and diamond bezel, 28.45 mm $36,100
CARTIER Rotonde de Cartier in stainless steel on alligator strap, 42 mm $9,300
PATEK PHILIPPE Gondolo in 18K white gold on alligator strap, 33.4 mm $27,200
JAEGER-LECOULTRE Grande Reverso Duo in stainless steel on alligator strap, 48.4 mm $10,200
ROLEX Cellini Dual Time in 18K white gold on alligator strap, 39 mm $19,400
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SHOE BUSINESS Brian Atwood creates chic classics with a colorful twist.
f clothes make the man, then shoes make the woman. And few shoe designers make a woman feel as confident as Brian Atwood, whose collection of fabulous footwear is world-renowned for its luxurious technique, exquisite craftsmanship and sexy silhouettes. A former runway model, Atwood worked as head accessories designer of Versace and creative director of Bally before focusing on his own brand. We recently caught up with him to talk about what and who inspires him to create his signature styles, as well as his greatest accomplishment and his downtime pleasures. How did you come to be where you are now? Definitely a lot of perserverance and focus. I was always interested in fashion, but it wasn’t until I was hired by Gianni Versace to work in Milan that I really got my hands dirty and started designing shoes. I was hired at Versace to design Versus women’s wear with Donatella. Right after I was hired, Gianni asked me to design shoes for their haute couture show in Paris and that started it all. The rest is history. How would you describe your design style? Chic classics with a twist. It’s always about amazing color and never compromising what you believe in—and more importantly giving women what they want! Who do you design for? Women who aren’t afraid to feel or be sexy! What or who inspires you? Confident women constantly inspire me. I am also always inspired by music and the places I travel, because color is such an important part of my DNA. What’s in store for Brian Atwood looking toward the future? I am focusing on expanding my brand in other categories and keeping the aspirational factor, as well as reaching a broader customer base. What has been your proudest moment? I definitely think that winning a CFDA award was a major accomplishment because it came from my industry peers. It’s almost like winning an Oscar if you are an actor. What is your greatest accomplishment to date? Every time I see a woman in my shoes it’s a great pleasure for me! That is the highest compliment any designer can receive. If you could, what advice would your present-self give to your past-self when you were just starting your design career? When looking for a business partner, always trust your gut. It never lies. Lastly, what do you do to unwind and relax? I take a holiday on the Mediterranean, either Italy or Greece. If I’m at home in New York or Milan, then I do yoga and meditate.
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ARUNASHI 18K black gold, diamond, tsavorite, purple sapphire and abalone pendant (chain sold separately) $29,150 18K black gold, diamond, tsavorite, purple sapphire and abalone earrings $32,400
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ARAZI 18K white gold, sapphire, diamond and emerald earrings $45,325 18K white gold, sapphire, diamond and emerald bracelet $31,080 18K white gold, sapphire, diamond and emerald â€œYâ€? necklace $91,590 18K white gold, sapphire, diamond and emerald ring $21,790
FIRST RESORT LONDON COLLECTION 14 mm pressed turquoise beaded necklace $1,695 18K rose gold, diamond and coral bracelet $20,200 18K rose gold, diamond and turquoise bracelet $20,200 18K yellow gold, diamond, coral and enamel earrings $11,500 18K yellow gold, diamond, turquoise and enamel ring $7,950 CHANTECLER 18K rose gold, pavĂŠ diamond and coral ring $19,750 LONDON COLLECTION 18K yellow gold, diamond, turquoise and enamel earrings $12,900
ISLAND ENCHANTMENT Chantecler captures the la dolce vita spirit of Capri.
he isle of Capri may be best known for the Blue Grotto, but for jewelry lovers, this Italian paradise has earned its place in their hearts as the birthplace of Chantecler, which bridges beauty, history and nature in its enchanting pieces. This stunning line has both preserved and perpetuated the legacy of two remarkable men: Salvatore Aprea, a Capri native whose family owned a traditional cameo business, and Pietro Capuano (who was nicknamed Chantecler), an aristocrat and gem expert who came to the island in the 1920s and teamed with Aprea in 1947 to open the first Chantecler store close to Capri’s gorgeous Quisiana Hotel. By the 1950s, news of its striking creations had spread around the world, and Chantecler designs were worn over the next decades by such style-setters as Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly. They continue to be seen on the fingers, wrists and ears of the most fashionable women across the globe. Today, the company is run by members of the Aprea family and headquartered in Milan, but the dedication to their homeland remains intact. “Behind our international growth lays our capability to embody the innate joie de vivre of Capri: a luxurious combination of cool, sensual, playful, straight-forward and trendy way of life,” says Gabriele Aprea, the company’s president. “Capri is where everything started for us. Every day its energy, colors and scents give life to something extraordinary and unique, which we lovingly turn into jewels.” Gold, diamonds, precious gems and semi-precious stones are all combined in intriguing ways by artisans who know how to craft unusual yet wearable pieces of art that fit a sophisticated woman’s daily wardrobe. Charms from the iconic Campanelle Collection Celebrate la dolce vita and experience Chantecler at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
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Tulum THE TOAST OF
Where to stay, sup and spa in Mexico’s hottest resort town.
Coqui Coqui Tulum Residence and Spa mrandmrssmith.com Surrounded by jungle and sea, this favorite of the A-list set combines rusticity with relaxation in perfect harmony. This creamcolored, eco-friendly hotel boasts an oceaninspired spa, breezy bedrooms and views of the shimmering Caribbean.
Hartwood hartwoodtulum.com Owned and operated by Eric Werner and Mya Henry, an ex-Brooklyn couple who gather ingredients from Yucatan markets and farms, Hartwood serves up locally sourced food, including fish spear-caught in the Caribbean and steaks cooked on a handmade woodburning oven and grill.
Mi Amor tulumhotelmiamor.com This boutique hotel emphasizes not just romance, as its name implies, but comfort and relaxation, thanks in part to its renowned Colibri Spa. Guests can indulge in a variety of massages, facials, healing baths and exfoliating treatments. There’s even a chocolate mud wrap, as well as an exfoliation that utilizes cinnamon and honey.
La Zebra lazebratulum.com This exotic resort caters to discerning guests by offering both chic cabanas and contemporary suites, along with a palaparoofed restaurant. Come sample chef Eleazar Bonilla’s amazing multi-course tasting menus, in which his scrumptious creations are paired with signature cocktails, local artisanal beers and exquisite New World wines that Mexico now has on offer.
Mezzanine Hotel mezzaninetulum.com This intimate, luxurious hotel treats every guest like royalty. Rooms, which are equipped with sun beds, beanbag chairs and private decks, look out over the stunning white-sand beach. You’ll also dine like a king or queen as awardwinning chef Dim Geefayt prepares exotic Thai food with Mexican accents and locally grown vegetables in the hotel’s popular restaurant. Gitano gitanotulum.com This beloved haunt is best known for its inventive and over-the-top cocktails like Kisses in the Car and Gypsy Disco, which are shaken up daily in the Jungle Bar. You can follow up your libations with a delicious meal featuring everything from truffled mushrooms to spicy shrimp tacos, tamarind chicken and guava cheesecake.
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ooking for a getaway spot that lives up to the definition of picture-perfect? You can’t do better than the resort town of Tulum, Mexico, which faces the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Whether you choose to explore its ancient Mayan ruins, go kiteboarding, swim with the dolphins, learn to salsa, dine on native cuisine or indulge in spa treatments at top-flight hotels (or do all of the above), Tulum is a world traveler’s dream. Here are some our favorite places to indulge yourself once you’re there.
hile you might not want to wear an actual piece of sculpture, Chopardâ€™s Imperiale Collection of watches, sophisticated pendants and stunning sautoir necklaces will add a sculptural element to your jewelry wardrobe. The eminently feminine, beautifully balanced and powerful Imperiale Collection dazzles with the richness and refinement of its details. New creations each year enrich and enhance this already majestic collection with their sparkle and ever more voluptuous, distinguished and precious lines. Delicately revealed through an exquisite set of arabesque motifs, amethysts glow with the power and beauty of their majestic purpleâ€”the imperial color since Byzantine times. Interlaced threedimensional rose or white gold lacework outlines the noble profile of a decorative motif that brings to mind the embroidery of the hangings and cushions on which monarchs would place their insignia. This grand motif infuses the line with its strength of character and regal bearing. The newest models in the Imperiale Collection include a long 18K white or rose gold chain on which a magnificent faceted 48carat amethyst nestles in a gold cage with delicate arabesque motifs partially or entirely set with diamonds. Meanwhile, a long 18K rose gold sautoir necklace is graced with alternating diamondset arabesques and faceted amethysts. These extraordinary pieces are intended for modern-day empresses: women who possess daring and self-assured personalities. Explore the exquisite creations of Chopard at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset.
DAZZLE Chopardâ€™s Imperiale Collection boasts richness and refinement.
Pendant in 18K rose gold partially set with diamonds holding a faceted amethyst of 48cts, chain set with 10 amethysts
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hether you’re a harried housewife or an overworked executive, you’ve probably daydreamed of a relaxing massage or rejuvenating facial only to realize your busy schedule leaves little room for such luxuries. In 2006, Lori Traub, a fashion industry professional, had that same daydream, as she rushed from meeting to meeting. Her grueling schedule allowed little time to get to all her beauty appointments, yet her job required her to look fabulous day in and day out. She was determined to have a successful career without sacrifcing her ability to put her best face forward, and thus MySpa2Go was born. The now-successful Manhattanbased company, which employs a staff of 50 professional technicians and therapists, provides a variety of beauty and wellness treatments in New York City, the Hamptons and Los Angeles. MySpa2Go specializes in mobile spa services that bring the salon to you, and it can even be brought into large corporate offices for an afternoon of pampering for hard-working employees, or booked for private parties. “We are a pioneer in the field. There are very few high-quality, one-stop shops like ours,” says Traub. “We are all about customer service, so all you have to do is enjoy the experience.” Indeed, all you have to do, whether you’re always on the go or stuck at your desk, is pick up the telephone, go online, or use the company’s new mobile app and book an appointment. MySpa2Go offers everything from flawless makeup applications to hair styling and blowouts, spa-worthy manicures and pedicures, waxing, luxurious facials, stress-melting massages and even private Yoga classes. When asked about the future of her brand, Traub tells us she plans to expand MySpa2Go into more cities, including London. Soon, the company will also launch The Braid Bar, which will be dedicated to popular hair-braiding trends. Whatever your beauty needs are, MySpa2Go will have you covered! For more information, visit myspa2go.com.
SHAY 14K rose gold, pavé diamond chain link ID bracelet $10,560 ANITA KO 18K yellow gold and pavé diamond spike bracelet $10,815 ANITA KO 18K yellow gold and inverted diamond bracelet $13,650
LONDON COLLECTION 18K rose gold and diamond open cuff $9,735 NIKOS KOULIS 18K yellow gold spike ear jacket $2,420 – gold ball studs sold separetely AS29 Black sterling silver and pavé black diamond three-ﬁnger ring $3,091 AS29 Sterling silver and pavé diamond threeﬁnger ring $4,004 AS29 18K white and black gold, pavé white and black diamond threeﬁnger ﬂow ring $4,378 SUTRA 18K black gold and diamond half burst fan earrings $6,040 OPPOSITE PAGE
LIVEN CO. 14K rose gold and pavé diamond dagger necklace, 16"–18" $880 LIVEN CO. 14K yellow gold and pavé diamond three-dagger necklace, 16"–18" $1,255
LONDON COLLECTION 18K white and black gold, pavé diamond fringe earrings $7,550 DAVID YURMAN 18K white gold and pavé diamond pinky ring $11,000 DAVID YURMAN 18K white gold and pavé black diamond pinky ring $6,800
LONDON COLLECTION 18K rose gold and reverse-set diamond ball stud earrings $15,250 SHAY 14K rose gold and pavé diamond swirl ring $3,190 LONDON COLLECTION 18K black gold, pavé white and black diamond pyramid crossover ring $4,995
NIKOS KOULIS 18K rose gold, black diamond, baguette and pavé white diamond three-row ring $3,962 ALEXA LEIGH MEYER 14K yellow gold and diamond double triangle necklace, 26" $1,400
ARMENTA 18K yellow gold, blackened silver, diamond and white sapphire bracelet $2,990 ARMENTA 18K yellow gold, blackened silver and diamond ring $2,290 DAVID YURMAN Sterling silver and forged carbon men's bracelet $1,500 LONDON COLLECTION 10K rose gold and brown diamond monogram ring $2,420 LONDON COLLECTION 10K rose gold, blackened silver and brown diamond large disc bracelet $2,060 ARMENTA 18K yellow gold, blackened silver, diamond and white sapphire earrings $6,490 DAVID YURMAN Sterling silver and diamond chain dagger men's bracelet $1,450 LONDON COLLECTION 18K rose gold, sterling silver, and diamond padlock necklace $4,875
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WO by LONDON, the Engagement Shop at London Jewelers Americana Manhasset, is a state-of-the-art diamond boutique, carrying a vast selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, bridal jewelry and even gifts for the bridal party. Featuring a blend of the latest technological and stylistic innovations in jewelry design with a hands-on, interactive retail experience, TWO by LONDON provides brides and grooms to be with all of the tools they need to make the most informed and confident decision. After opening its doors in 2011, TWO by LONDON was recognized for filling a large void in the bridal market. Backed by four generations of know-how, customers can feel confident that their experience will go well beyond just learning the 4Cs. The welcoming boutique offers an in-depth way to select proposal-ready rings, or customize and create your own design with the in-house designer and team of GIA Certified Gemologists. Upon arrival, customers are encouraged to play around on the educational kiosks and to try on any of the hundreds of sample rings at their leisure. Have questions? The knowledgeable team at TWO by LONDON is there to help you every step of the way. They know that choosing a diamond engagement ring that’s perfect for you is a deeply personal decision, which is why a commitment to excellent service TWO by LONDON coupled with an unparalleled allows you to try on rings selection suitable for any budget is at your leisure. their top priority. In a continued effort to improve your diamondbuying experience, TWO by LONDON launched its beautifully redesigned website, twobylondon.com, which allows you to build your own ring, customizing the diamond shape, stone setting and style of the setting. A wealth of information is right at your fingertips, so you can learn more about the art, history and science of diamonds and get to know the TWO by LONDON process. Special partnerships, special events and discounts, including a 20 percent discount for military and first responders, are continually updated. You can pin images of your favorite styles to Pinterest or add to your other social media feeds, keeping your loved ones up-to-date throughout the excitement of your ring-buying journey. And when you’re ready to make an in-store appointment, you can do that from the website as well. All TWO by LONDON couples are important, which is what inspired us to create The Very Important Couple (VIC) program, which opens a world of special perks and assistance. VIC couples receive a welcome packet of goodies, including a Diamonds 101 guide. After purchasing your ring, your VIC status will also grant exclusive benefits like 20 percent off wedding bands, a year of free ring “checkups,” access to the Wedding Day Jewelry Loan program, lifetime upgrades and more. The TWO by LONDON experience has recently arrived at London Jewelers East Hampton. Browse, try on and explore all of the latest collections, and find the ring that is perfect for you in every way!
A modern approach to a timeless tradition. Follow TWO by LONDON on Facebook and Instagram, @TWObyLONDON, and stay up to date on our exciting new collections, upcoming events and special promotions!
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When you’re looking for real love, it’s what’s inside that counts. It’s the same with the perfect diamond. AGS Laboratories technology shows you the undeniable — true sparkle comes from within. Only a diamond with an AGS Laboratories Diamond Grading Report has a map that shows you how light travels through your diamond, giving you the most accurate, consistent, and trusted grade possible. Backed by science. Offered with integrity. From AGS Laboratories.
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SAPPHIRE™ SCULPTED ELEGANCE WITH FLAT, EDGE-TO-EDGE CRYSTAL, MIRROR DIAL AND DIAMONDS.
TAG HEUER CARRERA LADY DIAMONDS Cara Delevingne challenges rules. Being free-minded is her motto. Like TAG Heuer, she deﬁes conventions and never cracks under pressure.
Leave it to Breitling to first reinterpret the Chronographâ€“ and then go one better with an exclusive 100-piece limitededition bronze-dial model.
hundred and thirty-one years ago, LĂŠon Breitling played a leading role in the creation of the first wrist chronograph. And today Breitling carries on that tradition by creating descendants of that watch that are more innovative and incorporate better design than any that can be found worldwide. The company has carved out a unique and unparalleled niche as the official supplier to world aviation and its watches reflect its unwavering dedication to accuracy and durability. And the company itself is as durable as its timepieces. In fact, in this era of huge conglomerates, it is still a family business and one of the last remaining independently owned Swiss watch brands. The Breitling Transocean Chronograph is a new watch that combines the pure design of classic chronographs from the 1950s and 1960s with sleek contemporary style for todayâ€™s discriminating watch customer. Its steel case creates a striking home for the Breitling-built Caliber 01 movement that is its engine. The dial is a model of clarity and readability, featuring beautiful details including applied hour-markers and recessed and snailed counters. It is water-resistant to 100 meters. As beautiful as the standard model is, our customers have an extremely rare opportunity to buy something truly special: one of just 100 exclusive limited-edition models worldwide with the elegant bronze dial pictured here. So call us today to reserve one for yourself or someone special before there are none left. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a watch that will be talked about (and cherished) for years to come!
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