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John Hardy owner and creative director, Guy Bedarida, with belly dancers at the Morrocan themed jewelry preview party, thrown during his visit to Indianapolis.

SEE & BE SEEN

Colts cheerleaders Megan & Kristine visit the Greenwood store.

Reis-Nichols sponsors the Melissa Etheridge concert at The Palladium.

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The ReisNichols crew at the John Hardy Red Room event in Broad Ripple.

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-HQQD6PLWK路V client, George Werner, makes a big donation to support our charity fundraising campaign to purchase a new food delivery van for Second Helpings.

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Our employees sponsored a needy National Guard Family at Christmastime.

Winner of our Fire & Ice contest at the Indiana Ice hockey game.

Lori Roberts & Rupert Boneham

Dr. David & Karen Trigg

National recording artist Jon McLaughlin performs at Reis-Nichols for the holiday party.

Nicole Nicoloff, Adrienne Gallagher, Brandon Nicoloff

Kerstin & Brian Regele with Colts mascot BLUE

Sandy Lagrotte & Carie Brock

Jennie Devoe, BJ Nichols, Rob Devoe

Anne-Marie & Marty Dezelan

REIS-NICHOLS JEWELERS CONTINUES ITS LONGSTANDING TRADITION OF HOSTING FUN EVENTS TO ENTERTAIN CLIENTS AND BENEFIT CHARITABLE CAUSES.


Arie Luyendyk Jr. presented Reis-Nichols gifts to lucky girls who gathered at the IMA to watch the season premiere of The Bachelor.

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Butler Blue II & III visit Reis-Nichols for a new custom dog collar.

Belly dancing sisters Camila & Anna Cavalcante

Tina Pagano & Kalen Irsay

Reis-Nichols customer Marty Posch surprised his girlfriend Debbie with a whimsical proposal and a beautiful Reserve Diamond engagement ring.

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DESIGNERS

Crossing Over “In the new Crossover collection [far left], we combine smooth and cable cords to create contrast, texture and a sense of movement. It’s really a symbol of the way Sybil and I work together: everything we do is intertwined.” —David Yurman

we found ourselves in the jewelry business.” Though he never set out to be a jewelry designer, working closely with Sybil, a painter in her own right, led him to explore different avenues of artistic expression. For the two halves of the famed Yurman design team, their collaboration as artists epitomizes the very essence of yin and yang. “We complement each other,” says Sybil, “and that creates a dynamic unity. Together, we create something bigger than us, sometimes larger than life itself.” While David sees the world through the lens of a sculptor, with a refined sense of proportion and a threedimensional perspective, his muse sees the world as a kaleidoscope of emotion, color, form and movement. After years of designing sculptural jewelry that was sold at craft shows and galleries, it was David’s creation of the cable bracelet, a twisted helix of sterling silver wire composed of multiple strands, that put his name on the proverbial map. The piece became an instant icon, a contemporary classic that has served as the thread that runs through all of the collections. Deemed a phenomenon in the jewelry world, David Yurman’s handcrafted creations — silver paired with gold, and diamonds and semi-precious stones set in silver — were revolutionary. The pieces, with ancient Gothic and Egyptian references, blended classic with contemporary styling. “We bridged the gap between fashion and fine jewelry, and we used art as the bridge,” says David. For David and Sybil Yurman, beautiful jewelry is not the end result of a simple technique or a single element. Outstanding quality and extraordinary craftsmanship are achieved from a foundation of artistic excellence. Over 30 years later, what began as an artist’s passion for sculpture and a painter’s love for color has turned into a jewelry house that continues in the classic tradition of the guild, but pushes the boundaries of convention with imagination and innovation.

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ARTISTS Sybil Yurman remains David’s muse. And so much more.

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e create art for people to wear.” With those words, David and Sybil Yurman articulated an enduring vision for their company, America’s foremost jewelry house for over 30 years. From the very beginning, their belief that art is personal — that the artist’s world is unique and the creative process is an expression of the artist’s aesthetic — made using the word ‘jewelry’ seem insufficient. ‘Jewelry’ doesn’t entirely encompass David Yurman’s vision of what he is creating, nor does it express his passion for the creative process, his love of design and his refusal to be led by conventional wisdom. His interest in sculpting began early, at just 13 years old. During summers off from high school, David studied art, working as an apprentice to Cuban sculptor Ernesto Gonzales in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his 20s, he hitchhiked to California, joining other artists in Big Sur, and immersing himself in the culture and lifestyle of the bohemian community. Moving back to his native New York City several years later to pursue his passion for sculpture and form, he served apprenticeships under master sculptors Jacques Lipschitz, Hans Van de Bovenkamp and Theodore Rozack — experiences he describes as life-altering. Then, another call from destiny: the chance meeting of his muse and future wife and partner, Sybil. His romantic nature inspired, he sculpted a piece of jewelry as a gift for her. She wore it to an art gallery opening and the owner, taken with the design, asked if David had more to sell. He recalls, “I couldn’t imagine recreating something so personal that I had made for Sybil, so I said ‘no.’ But at the very same moment, Sybil said ‘yes’ — and, like that,

“We use art

to bridge the gap between fashion

and fine jewelry.” David Yurman

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TRENDS2 WATCH Earrings Reis-Nichols Jewelers 18K white gold teardrops with diamonds, $5,850.

Dress V-neck ruffle, $46.

Bracelet Reis-Nichols Jewelers 14K white gold & diamond, $35,995.

Necklace Reis-Nichols Jewelers 18K white gold with diamonds, $18,900.

Belt Black & white snakeskin.

Nail Polish Ring Reis-Nichols Jewelers 18K white gold with diamonds, $4,215.

Essie in Chinchilly, $8. Ulta in The Jungle Look, $6.

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Dress Floral lace in cream, $52.

Earrings Penny Preville 18K yellow gold with diamonds, $4,875.

Necklace Penny Preville 18K yellow gold turquoise with diamonds, $3,135.

Belt Light brown braided.

Boots Light brown cowboy.

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Bracelet David Yurman three-row Confetti, 18K yellow gold with diamonds, $6,700.

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TRENDS2 WATCH Blouse Mint bow-back, $39.

Necklaces David Yurman Peacock bead, $1,250; Tuxedo bead, $950.

Bracelets David Yurman buckle bracelet, $425; aqua chalcedony cuff bracelet, $1,825; cable bangle, $350; crossover bangle, $875.

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WOMEN’S HOT WATCHES PARTY

Rolex Datejust $17,800

David Yurman Classic $5,600

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Tissot T-Race $650

TWSteel CEO Tech Kelly Rowland Edition $1,295

TAG Heuer Carrera $5,100

TWSteel Canteen $550

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous $15,600

Cartier Tank Anglaise $8,600

TAG Heuer Formula 1 $1,800

Breitling Galactic $5,420

Chanel J12 white ceramic $18,700

Michele Park Jelly Bean $345


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TW Steel Canteen $695

IWC Portuguese $7,900

IWC Aquatimer Galapagos $6,900

Breitling Navitimer 01 $9,020

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duométre á Quantiéme $36,300

Cartier Calibre de Cartier $7,700

Tissot T-Race $650

Panerai Luminor 1950 $10,400

Rolex Datejust II $11,650

David Yurman Shelby 1000 $7,200

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra $11,600

TAG Heuer Aquaracer $2,700


FOCUS: INTERVIEW

by Karen Alberg Grossman

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

A CONVERSATION WITH REIS-NICHOLS’ OWNER B.J. NICHOLS.

Watches are said to be recession-proof; are they?

complete overhaul, the watch is completely disassembled and each part is checked for wear and tear. Then worn or damaged parts are replaced, the watch is reassembled and lubricated. Finally it’s tested for accuracy and water resistance to be sure it has been brought back to its original condition.

Yes, I believe they are. A truly iconic timepiece is resistant to trend and fashion changes. If properly cared for, a fine watch will last a lifetime. Proving the intrinsically recession-proof nature of fine watches, our watch business in 2012 was very strong despite the generally precarious economy and the fact that it was an election year. And in several of our watch brands, it was the more expensive pieces that sold best.

What is your personal favorite watch and why? My favorite watch brand is Rolex because it is a timepiece that you can wear everywhere, every day without any major issues.

What’s the most expensive/outrageous watch you’ve sold recently? The most expensive watch that I’ve sold recently was a Patek Philippe retrograde Perpetual Calendar in platinum for $115,000.

What are some of your current best sellers for men and women?

What are the important watch trends for 2013 and beyond?

For men, the Rolex Professional models are very strong sellers. The Datejust II in both stainless steel and steel with yellow gold. Patek Philippe remains strong as do Tag Heuer’s Aquaracer and Carrera models. IWC and Jaeger -LeCoultre are across-the-board strong sellers. For women, we do great with Rolex’s 36mm and 31mm with diamond dial and diamond bezels in all types of metals. Also, Cartier’s oversized Ballon Bleu and Patek Philippe’s Twenty-Four in all metals.

The average millimeter size on watches is starting to trend from oversized back to “normal.” Also important: “old-school” classic dress watches are coming back, e.g. Calatrava, Portofino and the Piaget Ultra Thin.

What’s the most common misconception people have about watches? The most common misconception about fine timepieces is that they have a lifetime warranty and that they will last forever without proper maintenance. Before we sell any watch, our staff is trained to teach the client how to wear and maintain it.

You obviously believe that watches are a good investment… Yes I do. But that said, you should never buy a watch strictly as an investment. You should buy a watch to wear, enjoy and then hand down to a loved one when the time comes. However, it can be historically proven that certain brands (Patek Philippe, Rolex, Panerai) are generally good investments if you own the watch long enough.

What does a person’s watch say about him or her? It has been said that “A fine timepiece does not just tell the time, it tells something about the wearer.” People wear different watches for a variety of reasons. A watch is a reflection of one’s personal style. (The same might be said about one’s shoes, suits, car, etc...)

What kind of training is needed to be a watchmaker in your store? Schooling. Apprenticeships. Experience. Continuous study.

Why should customers buy watches at Reis-Nichols rather than from the competition?

Other than selling watches, what services do you offer? Everything from changing batteries and watch band sizing to complete restoration or overhaul of timepieces.

At Reis-Nichols, we focus on building and maintaining relationships with our customers. These relationships are based on our expertise, professionalism and our ability to understand the client and his or her lifestyle. We also have a vast assortment of the right brands, which is an invaluable asset and offers the client an unmatched selection all in one place.

How often should a fine watch be serviced? What’s involved? It depends on the watch, but on average, every three to five years. For a

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TRENDS

STRONG & SOFT

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Stephen Webster blue cats eye Superstud pendant, $795.

rom gelato greens to sherbet purples, jewelry’s newest pastel gem palette looks simply delicious! And this spring and summer, the sweetest delicately hued designs are those that spotlight the stone as the star. As the precious metal plays more of a supporting role in many of the new pieces, four interesting stone cuts in particular are adding to the latest statement jewelry’s drama: cabochons, checkerboards, rose cuts and slices.

THE COLOR STORY Marco

Although bright Emerald is 2013’s Color of the Year, according to international color authority The Pantone Color Institute, most of the other leading hues of spring and summer are toned down, more muted. In a one-on-one interview, Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman (often referred to as the “International Color Guru”) explains: “The first half of this year is more about less-bold shades that help us find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives. That said, however, today we have a lot of trans-seasonal colors.” Exactly what colors are at the top of this proliferation of pastels? For women, there are 10 key shades, but here Eiseman discusses four of those that are especially significant to new luxury jewelry collections this season: Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade, African Violet and Linen. “You need to try a touch of all these on-trend colors in some way. And buying a beautiful piece of colored stone jewelry is a great place to start — because it’s like dipping your toe into new color waters. But just be sure it’s good color, from a quality brand and a respected jeweler that you trust.”

Bicego mixed sapphire dangle earrings, $3,310.

Roberto Coin bracelet, $6,200.

For warm-weather style, giant gems in subtle shades are oh-so-cool!

SOME PERFECT PASTELS On that note, here are some of the pretty-in-pastel gems that fine jewelry brands are focusing on this season. Because they’re fashion forward, you’ll often find them in pieces that are important to add to your jewelry wardrobe, like multi-strand bracelets and necklaces, power pendants, dramatic drop earrings and epically sized fashion rings. Dreamy Greens. Prasiolite, opal, chalcedony, moonstone, agate, green amethyst, jade, peridot, tsavorite, chrysoprase, tourmaline, green sapphire, green diamonds. And emerald, of course, because Emerald is the Color of the Year! Pretty Purples. Quartz, jade, moonstone, amethyst, mother-of-pearl, purple sapphire. Be-in-Style Blues. Moonstone, blue topaz, labradorite, blue cat’s eye, blue agate, aquamarine, turquoise, chalcedony, blue quartz, iolite, lapis-lazuli, sapphire, tanzanite, zircon, blue diamonds. The Right Whites. Rutilated quartz, agate, pearls, moonstone, motherof-pearl, white coral, champagne diamonds and linen-like shades of rough-cut diamonds.

LORRAINE DEPASQUE

David Yurman prasiolite & diamond ring, $1,125; Roberto Coin amethyst & diamond ring, $8,300; David Yurman pink chalcedony ring, $875.

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BRIDAL With channel set diamonds $1295, matching band $995

With pavé diamonds $2995

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In a marriage, the only thing that’s equal to love… is trust. When it’s built on trust, a marriage is truly made in heaven, and that’s the inspiration for the Heavenly Bridal Collection. Our expert diamond cutters know how to release all of a diamond’s inner beauty to make it shine as brilliantly as the stars in the heavens. Diamonds are then set with finesse, in elegant, sophisticated settings skillfully crafted in our own store, by our own award-winning Reis-Nichols jewelry designers. When trust meets expertise, the result is heavenly… With bar set diamonds $1295

With pavé diamond accent $1295

With flush set sprinkled diamonds $1995, matching band $1295 All settings are 18 karat white gold. Center diamonds sold separately.

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Pavé BRILLIANT WITH SPARKLE Settings from left: Platinum swirl ring $8150. 14K halo $1995, matching band $1340. 14K multi-band $1635. Center diamonds sold separately.

REIS-NICHOLS COLLECTION

Discover a fabulous variety of exceptional engagement and wedding rings designed and created exclusively at Reis-Nichols Jewelers.

Vintage HAND-CRAFTED DETAILING Settings clockwise from top: 14K two-toned $1715. 14K with shoulders $1690. 14K with center diamond included $4500, matching band $655. 14K split-shank $2815, matching band $1125. 14K criss-cross $2205, matching band $1135. Center diamonds sold separately.

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“A jewelry shop of our size and talent is rare these days,” states BJ Nichols, owner and president. “We are able to offer a full range of services, from a simple jewelry repair to an intricate and dimensional custom-designed piece Most importantly, when we design and create jewelry right here in Indianapolis, customers don’t have to pay more to get the quality they want.”


BRIDAL

Contemporary SLEEK AND SOPHISTICATED Settings from top: 18K solitaire $595, matching band $395. 14K with channel set diamonds $2835. 18K solitaire with bar accent $1995. Center diamonds sold separately.

Classic

TRADITIONAL AND TIMELESS Settings from top: 14K solitaire $1130, matching band $885. 14K with channel set diamonds $1330, matching band $1250. 14K prong set $3100. Platinum threestone round $5400. 18K white gold Asscher cut $2495. Center diamonds sold separately.

Reis-Nichols Jewelers is home to a state-of-the-art jewelry design and manufacturing facility. The artisans have more than 150 years of combined experience, each with his or her own expertise.

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BRIDAL

Diamond rings left to right: Platinum solitaire $8900, matching band $695. 18K swirl halo ring $10,585. 18K halo ring $30,950. Platinum five-diamond band $5700.

14K settings, from left to right: $3555. $2180. $3665. $1730. Center diamonds sold separately.

18K settings, from left to right: Band $2150, matching ring $3200. $3050. $4150. Center diamonds sold separately.

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18K settings left to right: $4170. $2940. $4630. $3560. Center diamonds sold separately.

ALL THATGLITTERS

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

18K settings, from left to right: $3675. $3940. $4765. $4665. Center diamonds sold separately.

Settings left to right: 14K band $1830, matching ring $2110. 18K band $2985, matching ring $2090. 18K band $3130, matching ring $3330. Center diamonds sold separately.

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PEACE OF MIND STARTS WITH PROOF OF QUALITY. Carat Weight 1.53

Color Grade E

Clarity Grade VS1

Cut Grade Excellent

Laser Inscription Registry Number GIA 16354621

Natural Diamond Not Synthetic

A GIA report is certainty from the source. As creator of the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™, GIA sets the standards for diamond assessment, worldwide. Unbiased. Scientific. A report from GIA gives you a clear understanding of your diamond’s quality. Look for GIA Diamond Grading Reports and the jewelers who offer them. www.4cs.gia.edu

THE UNIVERSAL STANDARD BY WHICH GEMS ARE JUDGED.


BRIDAL

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BANDS

So much more than a band of gold....

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simple, stunning band of diamonds can speak volumes to the world… or perhaps, to only you. When worn on the left hand ring finger, a diamond wedding band traditionally tells all that you are married. It’s a universal symbol of love and commitment. It states “I’m taken” without the wearer having to say a word. And diamond bands aren’t just for the ladies. “We are seeing more and more men choose diamonds in their wedding bands than in years past,” says Cole Hale, diamond and bridal manager at Reis-Nichols Jewelers. “It’s a step up from the traditional plain gold band.” When worn on the right hand, or any other finger, a diamond band can often be a symbol of one of life’s many celebrations, or simply a classic and timeless fashion statement. Diamond bands are often given as gifts to mark life’s milestones, such as the birth of a baby. “One guy came in and purchased a five-diamond band for his wife when she gave birth to their third child. Each diamond represented a member of their immediate family,” Hale recounts. “It had such a special and private meaning behind it; she absolutely loved it. “There have also been several career-minded women who have come in to purchase a diamond band for themselves after getting a job promotion. They wear the bands as a symbol of their success,” Hale says. Gold bands sparkle brilliantly with the addition of diamonds, and sometimes may be a secret, personal celebration that only you know the meaning behind.

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GIVING BACK Through Watch Battery Program, Second Helpings receives a new van.

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s a local, family-owned business, Reis-Nichols believes in giving back to area not-for-proďŹ t organizations that strengthen the community. Through the Watch Battery Program, they make a commitment to do just that. The concept is simple. People who are in need of basic new watch batteries bring their timepieces to either Reis-Nichols store location, and they replace them. There is no charge for this service; they simply ask customers to make a donation to the local charity selected that month. Last year they collected a total of $44,000 in watch battery donations. Nowhere will you ďŹ nd more skilled watchmakers than in the Reis-Nichols watch shops. Their staff has undergone extensive training and holds certiďŹ cations from the most respected professional organizations in the watchmaking industry. For the last three months of 2012, the focus charity was Second Helpings, an organization that strives to eliminate hunger, empower people, and rescue food. They save both prepared and perishable food, prepare it into nutritious meals and distribute those meals to more than 60 social services organizations that feed hungry people right here in Central Indiana. Second Helpings uses delivery vans to facilitate this large-scale distribution. Reis-Nichols heard they were in great need of a new vehicle, and decided to make it their goal to purchase them a new one! Through the money raised in those three months, totaling $25,000, ReisNichols was able to purchase a new delivery van that will distribute meals to those in need. The next time your watch stops ticking, bring it to Reis-Nichols, and help make a difference in the community.

With the help of the entire staff and generous donations from customers, Reis-Nichols raised $25,000 to purchase a brand new food delivery van for Second Helpings.


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SPOTLIGHT

WRITTEN

INTO HISTORY Like its extraordinary writing implements, the Faber-Castell family stands the test of time. JILLIAN LAROCHELLE

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his year Faber-Castell celebrates 252 years in business, making it one of the oldest continually operating companies in the world. The leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, it also makes a variety of other writing instruments and luxury cosmetic pencils for some of the world’s top makeup brands. To tell the fascinating story of Faber-Castell one must begin with Kaspar Faber, who lived from 1730 to 1784 in a small village outside Nuremberg, Germany. A cabinet maker by trade, he had a side business producing pencils, which he sold from a basket in the village market. Its success soon made pencil-making the family’s primary business, and Kaspar’s son Anton Wilhelm took it over upon his death. Remarkably, the site Anton Wilhelm acquired on the outskirts of Stein to build his first workshop still remains today as global headquarters of the A.W. Faber-Castell Company. Each subsequent generation grew the company and its product line (inks, writing slates, slide rules, etc.), and in 1849, Lothar von Faber became the first to expand beyond the borders of Germany. He set up foreign subsidiaries first in New York, and then in Vienna, London, St. Petersburg and Paris. In 1870, A.W. Faber became the fifth entry in the U.S. Trademark Register, and today bears the distinction of being the oldest active registered trademark in existence. Now a roughly €600 million business, Faber-Castell employs 7,000 people in 100 countries around the globe. As if surviving (and growing) for more than a quarter millennium isn’t enough of an achievement, Faber-Castell is also credited with helping pass the first trademark laws to protect brand name products; inventing the hexagonal pencil shape; founding Germany’s first life insurance

company in 1884, still in existence today; and being the drawing tool of choice for artists including Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Klee and cartoonist Carl Barks. One thing that hasn’t changed over Faber-Castell’s long and storied history is its serious commitment to making the world’s highestquality writing implements, and its motto of “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” The eighth generation is currently at the helm, led by Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell. His wife, Countess Mary, serves as managing director of FC Cosmetics, a division for which they both have a special affinity. (The two met when Faber-Castell began making cosmetic pencils for Chanel, where Mary was director of marketing.) The couple’s four children, Count Charles and Countesses Sarah, Katharina and Victoria, are currently studying international business, law and marketing in preparation for their futures within the company. A notable highlight is the company’s pen of the year, of which only 10 are produced annually; the design for 2012 featured 58 diamonds in 18K yellow gold, along with a $90,000 price tag. Among the more attainable — but still exquisite — offerings is the E-Motion collection of ballpoint pens, like the ivory resin version pictured above. Its body will fit comfortably in your hand, while its laser-etched crocodile pattern will surely make you the envy of other pen connoisseurs. We are proud to offer Faber-Castell products, and to support a family business dedicated to upholding tradtions much like our own.

“THE POINT IS NOT TO CLING TO TRADITION FOR ITS OWN SAKE, BUT TO PRESERVE IT, IN KEEPING WITH THE TIMES, AS A SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM OF VALUES.” –COUNT ANTON WOLFGANG VON FABER-CASTELL

Left: The Faber-Castell Castle in Stein, Germany.

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Guilloche CiselĂŠ The deep matte surface in anthracite grey combined with the shimmering engraved Herringbone pattern creates a unique and very pleasant feel. The highly polished rhodium-plated cap, end piece and grip contrast beautifully with the engraved barrel.


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Necklaces Reis Nichols Jewelers “Love” & bar pendants, 14K rose gold with diamonds, $895 & $480.

Belt Navy, $14.

Skinnies Pink, $38.

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Bangles Ippolita Rock Candy, $750 each; squiggle, $395; hammered, $250.

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DESIGNER PROFILE

THE PRINCE OF CHARMS

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ith his distinguished good looks and old-world charm, it’s little wonder that Aaron Basha has established himself as a major player in the world of fine jewelry. Under his impassioned leadership, the Aaron Basha collection has flourished, appealing to people across the globe. His charm, wit, charisma, sophistication, personal style and vision have helped propel the brand from New York to Europe to Dubai and beyond. Basha is most famous for his signature collection baby shoe charms, worn by celebrities, in-the-know mothers and adoring grandmothers the world over. Since 1990, he has designed these fine jewelry charms, charm bracelets and charm necklaces in addition to his trendsetting collection of evil eyes— the ancient talisman of good luck—as well as an exquisite collection of unforgettable, one-of-a-kind couture pieces. The Aaron Basha collections are diverse, but each piece is infused with wit and whimsy and is designed to celebrate life, love and good fortune. Basha prides himself on seeking out the joy in life. Whether in the everyday or in life’s most celebrated moments, his personal style reflects his outlook. He believes in fanciful, whimsical, mystical elegance. “To me, the point of dressing with style is about effortless pleasure and pure delight. From our signature baby shoe charms to our evil eye collection to our array of shirt studs and cuff links, we make dressing well an act of expressing whimsy and enjoyment. We are in the business of elegance, but we are also in the business of fun.

“What is life, without marking life’s milestones?” he asks. “Moments of celebration come and go, but the charms worn by our customers serve as daily remembrances of life’s most precious moments. Our charms create a visual biography signifying the touchstones along life’s path. They are woven into the fabric of life, given by mothers and fathers to daughters, husbands to wives, and children to their parents. Children grow up knowing which charm is ‘theirs’ and thus form a lifelong bond with our brand. The charms become loving representations that are cherished and handed down from generation to generation.” Born in 1930 to parents both in the jewelry business, Basha had an appreciation for fine metals and precious gems in his blood. Trained and certified as a master diamond cutter by age 16, it was evident that he had inherited the family gift. This gift, along with his passion for travel, adventure and seeking new experiences across the globe, would shape his future. In the 1970s, Basha opened his first boutique in Canada, and in the ’80s, he opened another in London’s tony Mayfair district. But wherever he roamed, one thing remained constant: his love of family and his appreciation of life’s most precious moments. To celebrate the birth of his first grandchild, Basha crafted a stunning baby shoe of gold and diamonds for his wife to wear as a charm. And so the iconic Aaron Basha baby shoe charm was born. “I am most happy,” Basha reveals, “when I can help people find the perfect piece to express what is in their hearts.”

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AARON BASHA HAS MARRIED HIS PASSION FOR THE ART OF WHIMSY WITH HIS LOVE OF FAMILY, RESULTING IN A COLLECTION THAT CELEBRATES LIFE.


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FOR THOUGHT Reimagining the kitchen garden. JACQUELIN CARNEGIE

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nce upon a time, everyone who could grew vegetables in their own “kitchen” garden, to have easy access to good, nutritious food and to supplement what they could purchase. Unfortunately, as a civilization, we’ve moved far away from the land, and most people now get their fruits and vegetables from giant chain supermarkets. Most of these fruits and veggies come from industrial-sized farms, ripen in the transport truck — instead of in the sun — and have practically no taste and very little nutritional value by the time we purchase them in plastic-wrapped packages.

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STARTING A DELICIOUS REVOLUTION The good news: a group of passionate and dedicated food “activists” has launched the

Good Food Movement. The overall goal is to get Americans to eat healthier by relying more on locally grown produce with higher nutritional value, all while reducing our global carbon footprint. In addition, there’s an emphasis on improving children’s diets, specifically in lowincome areas. Because while the number of supermarkets with organic produce sections, local farmers’ markets and locavore (organic food, locally grown) restaurants has increased dramatically, most inner-city children still live in neighborhoods served only by fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. “Many in the movement credit famed chef 1 First Lady Michelle Obama plants a White House kitchen garden with help from horticulturist Dale Haney and Bancroft Elementary School students, March 20, 2009. 2 A public schoolyard is transformed by The Edible Schoolyard Project. 3 Tools at rest. 4 Harvest from Roger Doiron’s (Kitchen Gardeners International) own garden. 5 Famed chef Alice Waters started The Edible Schoolyard Project to teach kids how to grow and cook nutritious food.

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Alice Waters, of the renowned Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse, with getting the ball rolling,” says Arnell Hinkle, executive director of CANFIT, an organization that helps communities implement healthy-food programs. About 15 years ago, over concern for a local public school, Waters launched The Edible Schoolyard Project. Through kitchen gardens planted on their own public school grounds, students across the country learn how to plant and harvest organic produce. The kids are then taught how to make nutritious meals from what they’ve grown. “We’re calling for a revolution in public education — the ‘Delicious Revolution,’” Waters explains. “When the hearts and minds of our children are captured by a school lunch curriculum enriched with experience in the garden, sustainability will become the lens through which they see the world.” The Good Food Movement got another boost when First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden at the White House in 2009. She was inspired to do so by a grassroots advocacy campaign led by Roger Doiron, director of Kitchen Gardeners International. Doiron is a modern-day Pied Piper for the benefits of kitchen gardens. Knowing that when Eleanor Roosevelt planted a “victory” garden at the White House in the 1940s, it inspired 40 percent of the U.S. population to follow suit, he figured Mrs. Obama’s enthusiasm for the cause might have a similar effect. “The commercially grown foods we’re eating today are significantly less nutritious than they were just 30 years ago,” Doiron points out. “What we need are millions of people joining the movement by planting four-season kitchen gardens right in their own back — or front — yards. This produce provides healthy meals for families and any excess can be donated to local food pantries.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF URBAN FARMING As the population explodes and urban areas continue to encroach on farmland, the ability to grow more nutritious food in less space becomes paramount. Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, is an urban-farming guru, admired and revered by everyone in the Good Food Movement. Allen’s mission is to get nutritious, organic food grown with the smallest environmental impact. Using his methods, Growing Power’s two-acre urban lot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, produces enough healthy food to feed 10,000 people. Some of these methods include: greenhouses

6 Roger Doiron, Kitchen Gardeners International. 7 On a two-acre lot in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Growing Power produces enough healthy food to feed 10,000 people. 8 No room for a kitchen garden? Set up Windowfarms. 9 vintage Victory Garden poster.

and “hoop” houses (made from plastic sheeting and plywood) that are composted with the richest fertilizer, verimcompost, made from worms (heat generated from the composting process also warms the greenhouses in winter); aquaponics, a symbiotic method of growing certain plants and fish together; and raising crops and animals (bees, chickens, ducks, goats) sustainably, without chemicals. Growing Power not only raises healthy food in a compact urban space, they run extensive programs for inner-city and disadvantaged youths to get them interested in and involved with the process. They also hold workshops and travel around the country training others how to replicate their results. Allen, winner of a Ford Foundation leadership grant, a MacArthur “genius” award, and a spot on Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” team, states: “We have to change where and how food is grown right now, because we are malnourishing ourselves to death. Today, most people live in urban areas, yet many have very limited access to healthy, nutritious food. What’s needed is a Good Food Revolution.”

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GET ON BOARD THE GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION All of these organizations offer advice, classes and workshops. Kitchen Gardeners International can help anyone plant a kitchen garden. If you don’t have the space, find a community garden with help from the American Community Gardening Association. Learn how to get a kitchen garden planted at your local public school through The Edible Schoolyard Project. And, if you want to start or join an urban farming project in your community, attend a Growing Power workshop. As Thomas Jefferson said: “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens.”

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Learn More: Good Food Movement Resources ACGA communitygarden.org CANFIT canfit.org Edible Schoolyard Project edibleschoolyard.org Growing Power growingpower.org Kitchen Gardeners International kgi.org Windowfarms windowfarms.com Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, through August 2013

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NEW BLUE Reis-Nichols crafts Butler Blue III’s new collar.

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utler Blue III (pictured here), better known as “Trip,” is an adorable furry face you won’t soon forget. Trip has officially assumed mascot duties at Butler University following the first-ever “Changing of the Collar” ceremony on March 9. Butler Blue II (“Blue”), is retiring after nine years at the helm. Blue is the winningest and most-decorated Butler University mascot in the school’s long history. Trip was born on December 23, 2011 at Kong King Kennel and made his debut on February 18, 2012. He’s been trailing Blue ever since. Thanks to help from Reis-Nichols Jewelers, a new University tradition has been born. Reis-Nichols and Butler University have partnered to commission a new custom collar used for the ceremony and for future official events. With a regal blue leather base, this new official custom collar features sterling silver embellishments including the University seal, athletic logo, Butler Blue logo and mascot names. “We’re honored that Butler entrusted Reis-Nichols with this meaningful project,” said BJ Nichols, President. Reis-Nichols was also commissioned to create a Chain of Office piece worn by the University President at each commencement ceremony. Keep an eye out for Trip (and his exceptional collar) on the sidelines of Butler’s NCAA games for years to come!

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