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ACCENT • THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS • SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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P U B L I S H E D B Y T H E B J I FA S H I O N G R O U P PUBLISHER

Spring/Summer 2015

STU NIFOUSSI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

FEATURES

KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN CREATIVE DIRECTOR

4 Architectural Attitude

HANS GSCHLIESSER

6 Events

MANAGING EDITOR

10 Pumped-up Pearls

JILLIAN LAROCHELLE

12 Ear Envy

PROJECT MANAGER LISA MONTEMORRA

14 The Blend Experience DESIGNERS

16 Vintage-Inspired Watches &

CYNTHIA LUCERO

Today’s Timepieces

JEAN-NICOLE VENDITTI PRODUCTION MANAGER

18 Collecting: Time to Invest

PEG EADIE

20 Style: Men’s Trends PRESIDENT AND CEO

22 All About Color

BRITTON JONES

24 Award-Winning Designers

CHAIRMAN AND COO MAC BRIGHTON

28 Bridal: With This Ring

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30 Experts: All About Bridal Rings

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37 Spirits: Engaging the Senses 39 Sorbet Shades

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POIS MOI COLLECTION


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ARCHITECTURAL ATTITUDE

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PENNY PREVILLE Deco Harlow Scroll chain, 18K, $4,995 STEPHEN WEBSTER Deco hematite and diamond earrings, 18K, $6,400 MARCO BICEGO Murano link bracelet with diamonds, 18K, $7,600 IPPOLITA Rock Candy Rainbow cascade ring, 18K, $3,295 PENNY PREVILLE Forever V necklace, 18K, $1,685 BIBHU MOHAPATRA RUNWAY IMAGES COURTESY OF ACCESSORIES DIRECTIONS

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Marco Bicego Personal Apperance In October, designer Marco Bicego traveled from Vicenza, Italy to visit Indianapolis for the very ďŹ rst time. His visit was hosted at an exquisite $6.5M private luxury estate offered by Encore Sotheby’s Realty. Bicego personally engraved jewelry with his signature during the event.


Colts Women’s Organization Holiday Party Members of the Indianapolis Colts Women’s Organization hosted their annual holiday party at Reis-Nichols. It was an evening full of friendship and fun!

Panerai Dinner

Panerai North America president Rafael Alvarez joined Reis-Nichols Jewelers at Ruth’s Chris new Ironworks location for an Italian-inspired evening featuring Panerai’s latest collections.


Greenwood Holiday Party

Rev Kickoff Party

Guests entered a wonderland of sparkling pretties at an Emerald City-themed party, complete with ruby slippers and Dickensian carolers.

Event chairs Simon Pagenaud and Gary Brackett joined supporters of Methodist Health Foundation preparing to ignite the month of May. Rev will be held at IMS on May 2. Visit revindy.org.


North Store Holiday Party Broadway came to Indy this year, as Reis-Nichols welcomed Josh Kaufmann, winner of season six of The Voice and lead in the musical Pippin, back to his hometown. Guests enjoyed tastings from NYC and classic Big Apple cocktails with an artisan twist, while Josh and Pink Bailey-Keller performed on-stage.


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MIKIMOTO Pearls in Motion Black South Sea and Akoya pearl necklace, 18K, $4,800 JOHN HARDY Naga pearl ring, sterling silver, $495 DAVID YURMAN Crossover pearl earrings, sterling silver, $750 DAVID YURMAN Chain bracelet with pearls, sterling silver, $950 MIKIMOTO Akoya pearl necklace with diamonds, 18K, $9,000 ELIE SAAB RUNWAY IMAGES COURTESY OF ACCESSORIES DIRECTIONS

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EAR

Envy

One of the hottest trends in jewelry, ear climbers and ear jackets glam up your ear with a single piercing. Find the latest collections at Reis-Nichols Jewelers! From top: Stephen Webster Thorn diamond hoop earrings, 18K, $4,950 Reis-Nichols graduated diamond ear climbers, 14K, $2,950 Penny Preville diamond double triangle ear jackets, 18K, $2,225

Stephen Webster Thorn diamond ear climbers, 18K, $1,750


Š 2015 John Hardy Limited

One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand.


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experience

President and chief executive officer of DEFENDER, Jim Boyce can often be spotted at Blend Bar & Cigar. He shares his thoughts on this truly unique gathering place in Indy. Q: Blend has been described as a hidden gem in Indy. How did you discover Blend? A: Through colleagues at work. They brought me in and introduced me to Corey and Kim. They are top-notch individuals who run a great establishment. I actually became a member of the Boardroom.

Q: Have you been to other cigar bars around town, or while traveling? How does Blend’s atmosphere compare? A: I’ve been to a few others here and there, while traveling. Blend is by far the best. It’s a first-class atmosphere, but casual and down to earth...Hoosier hospitality.

Q: Is Blend only for men? A: No. If it were, I wouldn’t be a member. I’m married, have three daughters, a bunch of sisters; I couldn’t get away with that [laughs] nor would I be interested to. Women are often there. The bar is made for gentlemen and ladies; it’s a safe and welcoming social environment. They have a great wine list and craft cocktails.

Q: But Blend was created for smokers, right? A: I personally don’t smoke much. Their ventilation system is world class—and I mean world class. There is never any visible smoke in the establishment. I don’t go for the cigars. I go for the fellowship.

Q: You’re a businessman. Do you ever network or entertain at Blend? A: Once we started to take executives from ADT, Tyco and other partners there, people routinely wanted to go back. People from Indy and out of town love Blend. The service is attentive, but not aggressive. They give you space if you want space, attention if you want attention. They give great advice on cigars, wine and educate you on their specialties. They never steer you wrong.

Jim Boyce (left) with Vladimir, Reis-Nichols Jewelers’ watch director. Both have a shared passion for fine timepieces and Blend’s social scene.


VINTAGEINSPIRED

WATCHES

Swiss brands revisit their rich histories to create incredible, traditional timepieces.

From top left to right: TAG Heuer Monaco, stainless steel, $6,700 Tudor Heritage, stainless steel, $4,425 Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso, stainless steel, $10,800 Patek Philippe Calatrava, 18K rose gold, $21,900

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TODAY’S

TIMEPIECES

Fashion meets function when contemporary watches are created with innovation in mind.

From top left to right: Fro Rolex R Sky-Dweller, 18K w white gold, $39,550 Tis Tissot T-touch Solar, titanium, $1,150 TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887, Car black titanium & ceramic, $5,450 Breitling Breit Cockpit B50, titanium, $7,200 17


collecting

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invest

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMTMaster II, 40mm in stainless steel with rotatable black and blue ceramic bezel and Oysterlock bracelet.

Watchmaking history appeals to a new generation. BY WILLIAM BUCKLEY

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hilatelists collect stamps and numismatists collect coins, but watch collectors, in the grand scheme of things, are a relatively new breed. Seismic shifts—from pocket watch to mechanical wristwatch to quartz and atomic movements—indicated the fading of each previous technology into obscurity. But by the end of the 1980s, manufacturers realized that there was a market for mechanical wristwatches both as timepiece and work of art. A new generation of consumers was excited by the craftsmanship of traditional horology, and the watch collector was born. Edward Faber, one of the leading experts on vintage watches and founder of the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York, explains, “Before 1930 watches were essentially pocket watches retrofitted to the wrist. With the advent of World War I, huge advances in technology were made in all areas, from automobiles to aviation, and watches soon followed suit. The nuances of jeweling and modern technology enabled watchmakers to integrate features like chronographs and moonphase calendars, and mechanical wristwatches entered their element.” But with the “quartz revolution” came a level of timekeeping accuracy that changed daily life. What began in 1929 with the quartz clock took 40 years to miniaturize, but in a few swift years mechanical watches began to look like they would become obsolete. “We’ve learned in this industry to fear new technologies, and for good reason,” explains Michael Friedman, historian for Audemars Piguet. “What we could accurately call the quartz revolution was known to many as the quartz crisis because it essentially wiped out the industry as we knew it; it took many years to evolve past that. But interestingly, what the quartz era in the 1970s really did was to liberate the watch industry. We’re now in an era of experimentation and expressionism largely because the accuracy problem was solved when the quartz watch debuted.” With smart watch production numbers in the tens of millions, manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are investing in the future of timekeeping. And whether or not smart watches become as ubiquitous as the quartz and mechanical movements before them, increased interest in traditional craftsmanship has secured the future of mechanical watches. “To connect with a timepiece, which may have plus or minus a few seconds per week but is part of horological history, is a strong statement,” insists Faber. “People in their 20s and 30s are looking at vintage Rolexes and IWCs and they’re excited to collect them, they’re excited to buy them. When they buy vintage watches, they’re also buying the stories behind them.”

Patek Philippe Ref. 5170G Men’s Chronograph with pulsometric scale. White gold with silvery white dial. Featuring Caliber CH 29-535 PS Mechanical manually wound movement.

WHAT COLLECTORS LOOK FOR Brand: This is the number-one consideration. Currently Patek Philippe and Rolex are most coveted. Papers and Presentation: Watches with their original papers and boxes in good condition are worth more. Metal: With only a few exceptions, platinum is number one, followed by rose gold, then yellow gold, then steel. Complications: Chronographs, moonphases, tourbillions etc. can increase a watch’s collectability. Rarity: The more mass-produced a watch is, the less desirable it is to a collector.

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Trends

MEN’S

Fashions in gentlemen’s jewelry add the perfect finishing touch. Check out what’s hot this spring.

From left: 1. David Yurman dinosaur bone dog tag, sterling silver, $745 2. David Yurman Frontier dog tag, sterling silver, $1,080 3. David Yurman Waves pocket knife with William Henry Damascus steel blade, $1,850 4. Shinola Runwell sport chronograph, stainless steel, $875 5. Reis-Nichols watch movement cuff links, stainless steel and gold plated, $250 6. John Hardy Batu Classic Chain black sapphire bracelet, sterling silver, $1,195 20


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Gemstone & Diamond Necklaces From left, in 18K gold: 5.90 carat tanzanite, $9,990 6.61 carat rubellite with .63 carat pink sapphire, $11,995 18.35 carat opal with .67 carat tsavorite, $16,995 14.34 carat aquamarine, $22,995 8.64 carat moonstone with .62 carat pink sapphire, $7,795


AWARDWINNING

Designers Jewelers of America’s National Retailer Design Competition honors members who create jewelry pieces with the highest levels of creativity, artistry, skills and excellence in quality and style. Reis-Nichols is proud to have designers Brent and Andrea on our team of incredible jewelers. Their minds—and hands—are behind many of the beautiful pieces designed and created right inside the store.

THREE-PIECE VINTAGE RUBY SUITE Ruby and diamond pendant, bracelet and earrings (not pictured) designed by || BRENT SELKE

MODERN LABRADORITE, SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND RING Featuring 18.64 carat oval-cut labradorite designed by || ANDREA GUY & BRENT SELKE

Brent Selke & Andrea Guy

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CENTO COLLECTION


WITH THIS Discover an exceptional array of designer engagement and wedding rings at Reis-Nichols Jewelers.

O Bella Our Belllla Collection Collllecti ction on has has center diamonds already perfectly perfec matched into beautiful 14 karat gold settings. Value priced so you don’t have to choose between quality and affordability. From left: $4,550; $1,450; $3,995; $2.995; $4,995.

Vintage Collection

From top:: 18K white gold diamond ring settings. Victoria FlushF FlushFit $4,270. ank $3,070. Josephine $3,845. Center diamonds sold separately. s Scroll shank

From left: 1 carat European-cut diamond ring, 18K, $7,470. .75 carat European-cut diamond ring with sapphires, 18K, $4,995. .50 carat European-cut diamond ring, 14K, $2,995.

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Platinum diamond wedding band featuring ďŹ ve emerald-cut diamonds weighing 2.21 ctw and 82 round, brilliant-cut diamonds weighing .49 ctw, $19,990.

14K white gold triple-row diamond ring setting, $4,840. Shown with 1.50 carat emerald-cut center diamond, sold separately.

14K white gold diamond ring settings, from left: Halo $2,445. Criss-cross $2,280. Contemporary $2,060. With blue sapphires $2,720. Each shown with 1 carat round center diamond, sold separately.

18K white gold diamond ring setting, $3,150. Shown with 1 carat princess-cut center diamond, sold separately.

18K white gold Masterwork Cushion Halo diamond ring setting, $4,140. Shown with 2 carat round center diamond, sold separately.

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experts

All About BRIDAL RINGS

Our magazine’s trend specialist is now wedding expert to the world.

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orraine DePasque has a passion for jewelry: she’s been writing about it for most of her career and for many years in this magazine. So her recent appointment as about.com’s first-ever wedding bands and engagement rings expert comes as no surprise. Here, we chat with her about her new position and about the basics of buying bridal rings. Congrats on the new job! We always knew you were an expert… Thank you! About.com has roughly 900 experts, but I’m the first to specialize in engagement rings and wedding bands, which became a separate category on the site this past November. What are some of your favorite topics? I recently wrote about platinum, black diamonds and eco-friendly jewelry. Social responsibility is huge with the bridal demographic: they care about ethical sourcing, reclaimed metals, recycled materials, sustainability, etc. What’s the hottest trend in engagement rings for 2015? White metal is still number one, meaning platinum of course, but also white gold (14K and 18K). Yellow gold has also been trending for the past year or so, and estate jewelry is a growing piece of the business. There’s also more interest in natural colored diamonds (thanks to celebrity preferences) and even other colored gemstones. When Prince William presented Kate with his mother’s sapphire engagement ring, it was all about blue; this year, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Marsala, so rubies— equally as durable as sapphires—should be newly popular. How about diamond cuts: what’s popular now? Round is still the top trending cut: perhaps 80 percent of the business, followed by cushion cuts, followed by squares. But some of the older cuts, especially marquises and pear shapes, are starting to come back. The other continuing trend is halos: everything from a single halo around any cut stone, a multi-halo, or even an intricate floral halo. How are the trends evolving? It’s interesting. I learn a lot about consumer preferences from Pinterest, and when I recently posted two modern engagement rings (both platinum

with round diamond center stones, one tension set), the response was overwhelming. So while the majority of women have been leaning toward classic or retro, there’s a definite trend emerging toward contemporary. Another observation: this generation wants special, even customized, wedding jewelry. I truly believe there’s a special ring for everyone, which is why I love what I do. If there’s a particular way you’d like to customize your ring, talk with your jeweler about it; this is what they do every day and they can offer suggestions on personalization. What about trends in wedding bands? Personally, I like wraps if you plan to wear your band on the same finger as your engagement ring. But I’m seeing more and more women buying a slim band that may or may not match the engagement ring, especially if they plan on wearing that on the right hand. And women are putting other slim bands of all kinds on their jewelry wish lists, so their husband knows exactly what to buy for their first anniversary, birth of their first child, or even a birthday. Then you can stack them all with your wedding band, creating a dramatic right-hand ring! The whole stackable ring fashion look has sparked this trend, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Buying jewelry online is a controversial issue: what’s your opinion? While the internet is okay for research (but don’t believe everything you read!), I’d never suggest buying wedding jewelry online. There are so many elements that go into a ring; if you don’t work with a reputable jeweler, so much could go wrong. I’ve heard horror stories about chipped stones, stones that don’t line up, stones that don’t reflect light, insecure settings. So my best advice is to form a relationship with a trustworthy jeweler, a real person (or family) who’s been around awhile and who stands behind their work. After all, it’s the most important purchase you’ll ever make, a reflection of your personal style, and something you’ll be looking at every day of your life. Don’t risk it! For more information on wedding jewelry, check out engagementrings.about.com.

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FROM LEFT: STEPHEN WEBSTER, FOREVERMARK, STEPHEN WEBSTER, HARRY KOTLAR, TACORI

BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN


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spirits

Engaging the Senses

Drinking well isn’t just about great taste. BY ROBERT HAYNES-PETERSON

enhances wine or cocktails, but there’s no doubt a heavy-cut crystal whisky glass or big red wine glass enhances our perception of the drink. Texture also plays a significant role: granular sugar is a plus on the rim of a Sidecar, but a minus in the drink (where liquid simple syrup is often used instead). Sound: People underestimate how much sound influences experience. To play with this sense, British bartender Tony Conigliaro experimented by serving the same drink against two different soundtracks (classical and techno), resulting in completely different tasting notes from attendees. Sense of Place: Terroir is a French word which suggests that wine, in particular, is influenced by soil, microclimates and even the personality of the winemaker. But we also experience a sense of context; visiting a winery or distillery can actually make the product taste “better,” because you now have a connection to the producer. A specific cocktail can induce memories of a perfect date or a great travel experience. Sense of Balance: Equilibrioception, regulated by the inner ear, is severely hampered by consuming too much alcohol. But there’s another sense of balance: one of balance in your cocktail, where all the elements— sweet and sour, alcohol and sugar, fruit and savory—come together perfectly. Learning to identify a balanced drink (or what a drink is lacking) goes a long way toward creating ideal food pairings. It even turns out that senses can do double duty. Synesthesia crosses wires, and allows those with that neurological condition to “hear” colors and “see” sounds. To some degree, we all do it: Green means “go” and fast food restaurants decorate in bright colors to make people hungrier and eat faster. Get to know your senses and how they work, and you’ll enjoy your drinking and dining experience in a whole new way.

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f someone asks what senses are involved when you’re sipping a glass of wine or a cocktail, the correct answer is “all of them.” Taste, smell and sight are all pretty obvious. But touch (mouth feel, a chilled glass), sound (the bubbles in the glass, the crack and tumble of ice) and more come into play to truly round out your drinking experience. It turns out we rely on far more than five senses (maybe as many as 21) to make sense of the world. Thermoception, for example—our sense of hot and cold—turns out to be a completely different thing than our sense of touch. When it comes to enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail, understanding how our senses interact goes a long way to understanding why we like or don’t like a particular food or drink. “Dimmer lighting in a bar can mask colors and aesthetics, causing the imbiber to rely on aromas, texture and flavors to engage with the drink,” says Pamela Wiznitzer, president of the New York branch of the U.S. Bartenders Guild and an M.S. candidate in food science at NYU. “Similarly, the sounds of cracking ice and shaking and straining a cocktail can cause a Pavlovian sensation. Bars that elevate the background music may drown out that component, leaving the guest with visual stimulation as the only option. It’s one reason why drinks at brightly lit rooftop and pool bars tend to rely on vivid colors and wild garnishes, while cocktail lounges emphasize complex, savory ingredients.” Sight: “Blind” tastings can be taken to an extreme at restaurants that offer “dining in the dark” options. A few years ago, Wiznitzer crafted a deconstructed Pisco Sour cocktail featuring reduced lime syrup and gelled pisco “pearls.” Guests put the drink together on their palate in total darkness for a new experience. Smell: An old trick has you pinch your nose shut to learn that an onion and an apple taste the same. Somewhere between 70 and 90 percent of what we “taste” actually happens with our olfactory nerves. Opus One winemaker Michael Salacci hires a parfumist to lead sensory training sessions and provide an outside opinion while blending the brand’s iconic Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine. Taste: The old “tongue map” (sweet at the tip of the tongue, salty on the sides, etc.) has been largely debunked by science. But it does turn out that different chemical reactions are responsible for differing tastes. Wired magazine’s August 2014 What’s Inside column noted that for the popular hot sauce sriracha, capsaicinoids in spicy peppers bind to TRPV1 receptors in nerve endings conveying touch, temperature and pain, while salt is probably interacting with ion channels in your taste buds. Touch: There’s a lot of debate on whether the “right” glassware actually


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DAVID YURMAN Albion guava quartz pendant with diamonds, sterling silver, $1,855 PENNY PREVILLE aquamarine and moonstone earrings, 18K, $4,995 DAVID YURMAN Cable Classic guava quartz and amethyst bracelet, sterling silver, $1,675 JOHN HARDY Batu Classic Chain amethyst and diamond ring, sterling silver, $1,950 REIS-NICHOLS tourmaline bead necklace, 14K, $1,695 ZUHAIR MURAD RUNWAY IMAGES COURTESY OF ACCESSORIES DIRECTIONS

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designer spotlight

The story behind the beloved Heather B. Moore jewelry collection.

a lifetime

of memories

“I

said to my sister and she said to me: ‘Come, let’s play laughter together.’” Jewelry designer Heather B. Moore stamped this sweet sentiment from her sister into a small silver plaque more than 20 years ago and has carried it in her wallet ever since. While in the process of completing her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the early ’90s, she revisited that same plaque and others just like it. These plaques had different quotes and other memorable words from her family and friends, which were then stamped into metal using a set of stamping tools Moore found at a garage sale when she was 13. In addition to being a well-respected glass blower and metalworker, Moore was also busy crafting a jewelry collection in sterling silver and enamel. Urged on by her sisters, she pushed to finish her very first

collection, a collection that would go on to win The Rising Star Award in 2000 from the jewelry trade organization JCK. After having Coral, her fourth child, Moore went down to her studio and pulled out the old stamps from her college days. She then stamped her kids’ names onto some scrap silver, used bits of gold to frame them, and made charms for a necklace. Her kids loved to sit on her lap and flip through each charm until they found the one with their name on it, moments Moore will always hold dear. During the summer of 2004, Moore went to what would be her last enamel trade show. She was wearing her personalized necklace but selling her enamel designs. Almost everyone asked her where she got her necklace and how much it cost. When she made that necklace she had done it only

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“We want your charms to reflect the happiness, laughter and achievement behind each story.” —Heather B. Moore for herself, to memorialize moments that she held close; she wasn’t thinking that anyone else would even notice it. Moore had been designing jewelry for the masses for so long, always thinking about the seasons and other general inspirations, but this was her own little thing. But she soon realized this was the challenge she had been searching for. Today that very first charm necklace has expanded into a vast collection of personalized charms, chains, earrings, bracelets, rings, cuff links, belt buckles, key chains and money clips. These can all be personalized in the most unique way to showcase what you cherish, be it a person, date, location, milestone or inspiration. Moore achieves the special quality of her pieces by milling her own stamps at her studio in Cleveland, Ohio. This gives her the ability to replicate things such as handwriting, family crests, corporate logos—even a child’s face or drawing. To make the pieces even more unique, Moore uses a freehand stamping technique, where each character is individually positioned and stamped

into place. This provides a countless number of text and image layout possibilities, which the studio and sales teams design in conjunction with their clients. “Listening to people explain the stories behind their charms has always been and still is a highlight for me,” Moore says. “This collection is not about impulse jewelry; it’s about documenting all that’s important in your life and remembering what shaped you. I am so honored to have the opportunity to make true heirloom pieces. And to witness how all treasured things are passed down through families; this is how your story will continue to live on and be told. “We want your charms to reflect the happiness, laughter and achievement behind each story,” Moore explains. “As life goes on and you have more stories to celebrate, you can add on by choosing different layouts that map out the cherished memories of your journey, wherever you find yourself in your travels. Over time, you will have an amazing collection of pieces that capture moments in time, and truly reflect who you are.”

“We are making impressions in the metal just like the story that you are documenting has made an impression in your life. You have to embrace those moments and Cherish Who You Are®.” - Heather Moore

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spotted

Idina Menzel wears Forevermark during a performance at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

As Seen On... Our favorite stars share a love for our favorite brands!

Sarah Jessica Parker wears Mikimoto at the Great American Songbook Gala.

Julianne Hough wears David Yurman at the Elle Women in Hollywood event.

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Estelle wears David Yurman during a performance at the New Yorkers1 for Children Fall Gala.

IDINA MENZEL COURTESY OF DOMAIN LA; SARAH JESSICA PARKER BY PATRICK MCMULLAN COURTESY OF MIKIMOTO; KATY PERRY COURTESY OF D’ORAZIO & ASSOCIATES

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Hillary Clinton wears Marco Bicego at the Democratic Convention.

Cara Delevingne wears John Hardy at the Serpentine Gala Summer Party.

Kate Walsh wears Roberto Coin at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment: Power 100 Breakfast.

Zooey Deschanel wears Forevermark at the Emmys.

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personalities

Right: Chenoweth’s 2014 CD release of career favorites.

Diminutive

Diva

Kristin Chenoweth’s big voice and bright smile have been lighting up stages and screens for decades. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

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hat Kristin Chenoweth lacks in height she makes up for in vocal power, acting ability and fashion sense. The 4'11'', 46-year-old superstar has thrilled Broadway audiences with her work in such shows as You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (which earned her a Tony), Wicked and Promises, Promises. She’s also a frequent TV and film actress, best known for her roles as Annabeth in The West Wing, Courtney in Four Christmases, Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies (for which she won an Emmy) and April in Glee. And did we mention she regularly sells out concert halls and major arenas? Last fall, Chenoweth released her latest CD, Coming Home, a concert version of which also aired as a PBS special. She’s currently appearing on Broadway opposite Peter Gallagher as

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From top: Chenoweth in The Good Wife; with Peter Gallagher in On the Twentieth Century; in Glee; as Glinda the Good in Wicked.

tempestuous 1930s film star Lily Garland in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of the hit musical On the Twentieth Century. Accent recently caught up with Chenoweth to chat about her career, her fashion choices and her favorite pieces of jewelry. The character of Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century has long been on your radar. How does it feel to finally get the chance to portray her on Broadway? It’s definitely been on my bucket list. The composers, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, told me before they passed away that I was the next rightful owner of that role. I’ve always kept that in the back of my mind, and it seemed like now the time was right. And here I am doing it! I’m very nervous, because it’s a difficult score to sing, and there’s some major physical comedy. When you play a character like Lily, who is a bit of a diva, which parts of your personality do you draw from? I guess there is strength in me that I can only see at times when I’m being pushed to the limit, and Lily is a push-to-thelimit type of character. And vocally she’s a soprano, so that is right in my wheelhouse. The character you’re best known for may be Glinda from Wicked. Do you ever get tired of singing songs from that show at your concerts? Sometimes I wonder if the audience really wants to hear Popular again, but they prove me wrong every time. They always do! How did you choose which songs to record for Coming Home? It’s a culmination of songs I’ve been singing my whole life, so it’s more of a career record. Gospel music is a big part of my life, so I included a song I grew up singing, Little Sparrow, which is a tribute to Dolly Parton. There’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow, which I’ve been singing since I was itty-bitty. And I Could’ve Danced All Night from My Fair Lady shows my vocal training. Everything I do is represented on that album. What are your favorite things to do off-stage? When I need to get away, I like to go to Cabo San Lucas and lie by the pool and drink margaritas and hang out and eat. I also like to just stay in bed and watch TV. Tell us about your sense of fashion, both in real life and on the red carpet. I keep it pretty simple. I think simple is better when you’re petite. And I like to mix and match. If I get a dress from Zara, then I’ll pair it with Christian Louboutin shoes. Do you have a surefire look for attracting attention? I don’t think cleavage ever hurts. How do you use jewelry to complete a look, and what are some of your favorite pieces? I don’t do a lot of big jewelry unless I’m on stage. Personally, I like smaller stacked necklaces and rings. I have a brand-new pair of broken arrow earrings that my friends gave me knowing I’m from a little town in Oklahoma called Broken Arrow, so currently those are my favorite. Have you inherited any family jewelry heirlooms that mean something particularly special to you? There is a black onyx ring that my grandma had. She gave it to my mom and my mom, not too long ago, gave it to me. That’s one of my prized possessions. So is another ring that my grandma had throughout her life; it’s an opal with diamonds around it. Those are the kind of things on which you can’t put a monetary value.

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