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A C C E N T / T H E M A G A Z I N E O F L I F E ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N S

WINTER 2016

THE MAKERS OF FI NE J EW EL RY AND TI MEPIEC E S SHARE TH EIR STORI ES.


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Cathy Tivol is lovingly photobombed by her son, Hunter Tivol McGrath, during our photoshoot for TIVOL Magazine. Learn more about Hunter’s transition to vice president on page 26.

to see how the artisan aesthetic is spanning American culture; from wanting to know where our milk, beef and cheese have been sourced to the jeweler who has designed a ring that is one of a kind, Americans have become more interested than ever in the story behind what we buy. At TIVOL, we are as enamored as anyone of the designer’s story, technique and craft. Marco Bicego uses a special tool called the “bulino,” which was devised for the art of hand carving, giving the gold a fine brushed look and texture. Arman Sarkisyan also uses hand-engraving in producing each one-ofa-kind piece in rich 22K yellow gold and oxidized silver. Marco and Arman are both second-generation jewelers who learned the craft of jewelry making from their fathers. It all goes back to the appreciation and pursuit of fineness and quality in what we buy, whether it’s a delicious cheese produced on a farm 200 miles away or a stunning ring crafted in Italy. As a mother, it has been a pleasure to see my son Hunter McGrath come into the business several years ago and grow into the smart, savvy businessman he is today. We brought Hunter in with the guidance of a family business consultant who helped us understand next-generation leadership and how to teach about the TIVOL business culture, values and challenges. Because of the strides he has made in the last several years, he is now our vice president. Brian Butler, who has been Hunter’s mentor, has been an invaluable asset to the company for the last 17 years. It’s impossible to explain how important he’s been to our business. So, at our most recent staff meeting, I announced Brian’s promotion to president. While a few faces and titles change at TIVOL from time to time, we continue to run our business with the same commitment to quality and outstanding service as my grandfather did in 1910. And as the following pages of this magazine will demonstrate (to quote the legendary commercials starring my father, Harold): Times change. Fine jewelry endures. Welcome to TIVOL Magazine, Winter 2016.

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LIKE A BOSS: TIVOL LEADERSHIP

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TASTEMAKER: ARMAN SARKISYAN

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NEW COLLECTIONS: PHILLIPS HOUSE

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BRIDAL SECTION

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President Vice President

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Director of Merchandising Director of Marketing/Editor

Marketing Coordinator

Brian Butler Hunter Tivol McGrath Ryann Rinker Adam Gebhardt

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1. David Yurman Cable Wrap Collection 18K yellow gold ring, featuring two rows of cabling and one row of pavĂŠ-set diamonds crossing over a black onyx center stone, $4,500 2. Rahaminov Forevermark Flame 18K yellow gold and diamond pendant, $6,495 3. Carelle Moderne Collection 18K yellow gold diamond hoop earrings, $6,995 4. Armenta Old World Collection sterling silver and 18K yellow gold bangle, $645 5. Armenta Old World Collection sterling silver and 18K yellow gold bangle featuring champagne colored diamonds, $2,835 6. Shinola Gomelsky Watch featuring a stainless steel case and a cream moonphase dial with a natural-color strap and ardillion buckle, $650 REBECCA MINKOFF RUNWAY IMAGES COURTESY OF ACCESSORIES MAGAZINE

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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.


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1. Michele Deco 16mm watch with a stainless steel, 18K yellow gold plated case and a mother-of-pearl dial featuring 18 diamond markers, $1,495 2. David Yurman Hampton Collection 18K yellow gold necklace, $12,500 3. Jewelmer South Sea Cultured pearl stud earrings, $1,650 4. Antonio Papini 18K rose gold bracelet featuring double cushion-shaped links, $10,600 5. Marco Bicego Cairo Collection 18K yellow gold ring, $3,370 MAX MARA RUNWAY IMAGES COURTESY OF ACCESSORIES MAGAZINE

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1. TIVOL Collection 18K white gold pear-shaped earrings, each bead-set with one large round, brilliant-cut diamond in the center and surrounded by round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $5,650 2. Phillips House Affair Collection 14K white gold diamond InďŹ nity necklace, $1,850 3. Penny Preville 18K white gold crescent-shaped necklace with round diamonds, $4,995 4. LAGOS sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and black ceramic caviar beaded bracelet with diamonds, $6,000 5. Jade Trau 18K white gold Forevermark stick earrings featuring 14 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $2,500 6. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph watch with a stainless steel case, black ceramic bezel and a black ceramic dial, $1,800 AKRIS RUNWAY IMAGES COURTESY OF ACCESSORIES MAGAZINE

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spotted Chrissy Tiegen wore David Yurman at the CFDA Awards. Kristen Stewart wore Stephen Webster in the August 2015 issue of Marie Claire.

Our favorite stars share a love for our favorite brands!

BY JILLIAN LAROCHELLE

James Marsden wore David Yurman at the Met Gala.

IMAGE BY TESH, STYLING BY ALISON EDMOND

As Seen On... Dakota Johnson wore Forevermark at the 2015 Academy Awards.


Meghan Trainor wore David Yurman on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Nick Jonas wore David Yurman at the ACM Awards.

Dascha Polanco wore Roberto Coin at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Kate Winslet wore Marco Bicego in the April 2015 issue of In Style.

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style guide

DAY TO NIGHT Penny Preville 18K white gold and diamond garland ear climbers, $4,200 Rahaminov 18K white gold stud earrings, set with round, brilliant-cut Forevermark diamonds with diamond halos, $34,290

TIVOL Collection 18K white gold necklace with round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $25,630

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Rahaminov 18K white gold necklace featuring 10 round Forevermark diamonds, $19,600

Kwiat Cobblestone Collection 18K white gold bangle bracelet with 260 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $15,100 Kwiat Cobblestone Collection 18K white gold bangle bracelet with 253 round, black diamonds and seven round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $9,600 Kwiat Cobblestone Collection 18K white gold bangle bracelet with 253 round, brilliant-cut diamonds and seven round, black diamonds, $14,100

Baume & Mercier Promesse watch featuring a quartz movement, a stainless steel 34mm case and silver guilloche diamond dial with a stainless steel bracelet, $2,990

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Tirisi 18K yellow gold link necklace, $14,000

Marco Bicego Cairo Collection 18K yellow and white gold necklace with round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $14,700

DAYTIME EVENING Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold wide huggie-style earrings, $1,380

Cartier 30mm Ballon Blanc de Cartier in 18K pink gold with round, brilliant-cut diamonds and a mother-of-pearl dial, $44,800 Antonio Papini 18K yellow gold large link bracelet, consisting of six round links connected by bar stations, $11,400

Carelle 18K yellow gold stacked ring with five bands of pavé-set round diamonds, connected by a bar of pavé-set diamonds, $8,250

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DAYTIME David Yurman Cable Collectibles Collection 18K yellow gold diamond plate charm, $1,250

DAY TO NIGHT

Anita Ko 18K yellow gold large dagger earrings with 20 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $8,400

Roberto Coin 18K white gold and diamond Love Letter necklace (full alphabet available), $580

EVENING Below: Roberto Coin Scalare Collection 18K tri-color, yellow, rose and white gold diamond ring, $5,400

David Yurman Albion Collection sterling silver and diamond stud earrings, $1,200

Below left: David Yurman Albion Collection watch with a stainless steel case, a white enamel dial with diamond markers and chain bracelet, $2,100 Below: Stephen Webster Thorn InďŹ nite Collection 18K yellow gold cuff bracelet with pavĂŠ-set round, brilliantcut diamonds, $12,900

Second from left: David Yurman Renaissance Collection sterling silver, 14K yellow gold and amethyst cable bracelet, $1,100 Third from left: LAGOS Caviar Collection sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet, $2,750

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Marc and Molly met in 2003 when he was a senior at Rockhurst High School and she was a sophomore at Shawnee Mission East. They dated briefly, but took a break when Marc left for college. However, the couple rekindled their relationship in 2007 while he was still attending Marquette University and she was enrolled at the University of Missouri - Columbia. A few years later, after Molly became a registered nurse, she volunteered for a

medical missions trip to Haiti where she helped treat underserved and impoverished individuals. While she was away on her trip, Marc took the opportunity to have a conversation with Molly’s dad, asking for permission to propose to her. During their talk, Marc also said that he would wait “a few weeks” after Molly’s return from Haiti before he popped the question. “The ring must have been burning a

hole in his pocket,” Molly says. “We were engaged before sunset on the evening that he picked me up from the airport.” The pair was married in August 2012 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The destination was specially selected because they travel there every summer with their family. Now, three years into their marriage, Molly is expecting their first child, a little girl, who at the time of writing is due in September 2015.

1. Molly’s engagement ring and wedding band are both by Precision Set, and feature princess and round, brilliant-cut diamonds respectively. 2. Gray Malin’s aerial photography is among the couple’s favorite artwork. They have a large print of The Swimmer in their living room. 3. Marc “never leaves the house” without his Moleskine notebook. 4. Molly’s essential item is Dior Addict lip polish, which she confesses she is “quite literally addicted to.” 5. Sampson (a Schnauzer/Poodle mix) and Ruxin (a Schnauzer/Bichon mix) patiently await the birth of their human sister (the couple’s first child). 6. Molly’s dream watch is the Cartier Tank Anglaise, $6,350.

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While visiting his home in Massachusetts during the off-season, Kansas City Royals pitcher Tim Collins ran into Tiffany (his then-future wife) in a Boston-area restaurant. And he wasn’t shy in expressing his interest in her. “Tim introduced himself to me and was very confident,” Tiffany says. “We exchanged numbers, and he texted me before I even walked out of the door to leave!” Tiffany, who was a manager at Abercromie & Fitch, had just received a promotion and was relocated to Boston. She wasn’t really looking for a relationship at the time—but Tim was undeterred. “Tim was so romantic, and he really was a gentleman,” Tiffany says. “It was hard not to get swept off my feet.” While telling the story, Tiffany continues to gush over her

husband’s positivity and kind energy. The rest, as they say, is history. The couple makes Kansas City their home during the baseball season, enjoying many facets of the community. “We both love that it’s a small city but there are so many things to do,” Tiffany says. “We love hanging out on the Plaza. People in KC are so laid back and friendly. It’s fun to call it our home for half of the year.” Of course, much of their time is spent at Kauffman Stadium as well. And now Tiffany is kept company during the games by Ronan, their young son. “I love watching Tim pitch and pursue his dream,” she says. “Going to games at The K is so fun, especially now that we can share the experience as a family.”

1. Tim uses KC Beard Co.’s “Woodsman” beard oil to keep his facial hair “smelling like the outdoors.” 2. The Collinses love the idea of owning an apple orchard one day—making cider and doughnuts and offering hay rides to guests. 3. Tiffany’s wedding set features a Harry Kotlar engagement ring, paired with a Jack Kelége eternity band. She also wears a Roberto Coin diamond band—a gift from Tim honoring the birth of their son, Ronan. 4. Tiffany’s dream car is a BMWi8. 5. Tim’s favorite watch is his Tudor Black Shield, which the couple had engraved with Ronan’s name. 6. The couple both enjoy alternative music, Mumford & Sons being one of their favorite artists.

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LIKE A In July 2015, Cathy Tivol named her son, Hunter Tivol McGrath, vice president of TIVOL. Later that month, she announced Brian Butler (formerly the general manager) as president, with Cathy remaining the active CEO.

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unter began his career as a CPA at MarksNelson in Overland Park after graduating from UMKC with a Masters in Accounting. “I liked accounting in college,” Hunter says,” and MarksNelson gave me a great chance to see what it was like professionally. I was fortunate to learn a great deal about that industry before coming to TIVOL, which has been wonderful. Entering the family business has been exciting, challenging and fun, and I’ve loved getting to know the people who come into our stores.” It was 2011 when Hunter joined the company as a sales associate, but he quickly worked to receive his graduate gemologist degree from the GIA. In addition, he spent the last four years learning about various areas of the business such as diamond buying and long-term strategic planning. Also during his first few years on the job, Hunter consulted regularly with Harold Tivol, his grandfather and an iconic figure in the history of TIVOL.

“I just wanted to be a sponge and learn about the history of our company, as well as the technical aspects of the business,” Hunter says. “And joining TIVOL, which was started by my great-grandfather, and then working with my grandfather—it’s been an honor and a joy.” Hunter has also enjoyed the experience of working with his mother on a daily basis, even though for some that could be a daunting proposition. “I’ve always just known Cathy as my mom, so it’s been interesting to see her in a new light,” Hunter says. “But she’s great to work with and work for. She has very high standards, expects the best from everyone (including me) and she’s always professional and fair. Best of all, she’s fun.” The year 2015 has been a pivotal one for Hunter beyond his new position at work. In May, he and his wife, Gloria, had their first child. The baby was a girl who they named Brooke, in honor of Hunter’s sister who passed away in 2011.

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TIVOL welcomes Brian Butler, who brings with him over 13 years of jewelry experience.

Brian Butler is promoted to general manager, leading both stores in their redesigns.


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unter’s mentorship has been overseen by Brian Butler, the newly announced president of TIVOL, who has been with the company for 17 years. Brian has had a lifelong passion for the jewelry industry, with his gemstone fascination beginning at a young age. “In grade school I studied geology in our 4-H Club and received my first book on gems,” Brian says. “Then in junior high I attended a gem and mineral show in Chicago and bought my first loose stones, some of which are still in my safe deposit box.” It was in high school when Brian solidified career plans for himself. “During my junior year I was in a Rotary exchange program, and I spent time in Brazil,” Brian says. “The country is home to about 50 percent of the world’s gem production, and I was able to buy stones directly from the miners. Around the same time, I was able to visit H. Stern, a large jewelry house in Brazil, and that’s when it really hit me. I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.” By 1985, Brian was working full-time in the industry, but he credits his 1998 transition to TIVOL as a key opportunity to really grow his career. “TIVOL gave me the chance to continue following my passion for jewelry and gemstones,” Brian says. “But I was also

able to be heavily involved in the construction and remodeling of our stores as well as the management of our staff and business strategies. It’s fascinating and exciting work to help TIVOL continue its legacy of making fine jewelry and selling the best product available, while also keeping an eye on our future. Being a part of those processes is something I treasure.” Besides being a devoted father to his children Jeremy, 23, and Jessica, 20, he and his partner Jim have been together almost 15 years. “My biggest passion outside my family is my Morgan show horses. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of my work life to the tranquility of riding serves as a great escape.” Cathy, who oversaw both Hunter’s and Brian’s promotions, is excited about the important roles they both will play in the future of the company. “As our general manager, Brian has been an invaluable asset to TIVOL,” Cathy says. “He has been a trusted employee, business confidant, and dear friend, along with having the key role in grooming Hunter into this new leadership role. I can’t tell you how proud I am of both of them, and how I look forward to seeing the things we accomplish together in the coming years.”

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Hunter Tivol McGrath begins working at TIVOL. He quickly pursues his Graduate Gemologist degree.

Cathy Tivol announces Hunter’s promotion to vice president. Meanwhile, Brian begins his tenure as president.

Hunter (with his grandfather, Harold) in 2011 shortly after he started working at TIVOL.

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In summer 2015, TIVOL launched a new advertising campaign known as “Faces of TIVOL.” In each ad, we share a few fun facts about a particular staff member along with their tenure with the company and their area of expertise. In addition, each ad includes a link to a one-minute video that shows the behind-the-scenes everyday work life of each employee. During the process, we’ve learned more about our own team members—and have been humbled to see vivid reminders of just how long so many of our staff have been with us.

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Pre-owned Cartier Ballon Bleu timepiece with automatic movement and stainless steel case and bracelet serviced by Sham to like-new condition, $5,150.

Immigrated at age 20. Royals fanatic. TIVOL employee for 23 years.

Master watchmaker. Sham Agayev, Watch Service Manager


Carelle Whirl Collection 18K yellow gold drop earrings with diamonds gift wrapped by Connie, $6,300.

Grandmother to nine. Expert gift wrapper. TIVOL employee for 21 years.

Simply irreplaceable. Connie Dodson, Support Staff


SĂŠbastien Barier platinum and 18K rose gold ring featuring round, brilliant-cut diamonds and a center Malaya garnet set by Patrick, $12,495.

Chicken farmer. Beef jerky connoisseur. TIVOL employee for 38 years.

Expert craftsman. Patrick Switlik, Bench Jeweler


Baume & Mercier Clifton 43mm automatic watch with big date, power reserve and a brown leather strap (one of Gary’s top picks), $4,100.

Company prankster. Sports enthusiast. TIVOL employee 17 for years.

Customer service superstar. Gary Pener, Country Club Plaza Store Manager


Harry Kotlar platinum three-stone ring featuring a 3.14ct cushion-cut diamond with two kite-shaped diamonds presented by Tami, $69,340.

Pianist. College football buff. TIVOL employee for 10 years.

Engagement master. Tami Noon-Mahaney, Sales Associate


design technology

A IN GEMS TIVOL embraces new technologies that create a user-friendly experience for our clients, while offering customization solutions faster than ever before.

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n 2014, TIVOL made a program called CounterSketch Studio by Gemvision available to our clients. The software—a user-friendly, creative digital platform with full 3D capabilities—allows customers to design custom pieces while working with their sales associates. At TIVOL Hawthorne Plaza, a full corner of the store has been devoted to CounterSketch, which makes it easier for the associate to interact with customers while designing a piece of jewelry in real-time, right on the showroom floor. The advanced rendering system has the ability to display a piece of jewelry and combine it with virtually any gemstone or metal option, making customization incredibly simple. Pricing and delivery times are also readily available, enabling the customer to make quick decisions regarding budget, materials and time frame. To help promote CounterSketch, TIVOL has run contests among our own sales staff. Most recently, associates were offered a single oval diamond as inspiration, from which they were to create a design for an entire engagement ring. Once the designs were complete, they were submitted to the TIVOL Marketing Department, which established a social media contest for followers to pick their favorites. The ring with the most “likes” would actually be produced by TIVOL and made available for sale. Among the staff who submitted designs were Shawnda Witterstaetter at TIVOL Hawthorne Plaza and Allie Shondell from the Country Club Plaza store. The voting was extraordinarily close, but in the end Shawnda won 326 to 295. However, Allie’s design was clearly a fan favorite as well, leading TIVOL to produce both rings. Each one is on display at the Hawthorne Plaza location. Customers who wish to experience CounterSketch firsthand (and design a custom piece for themselves) may visit either TIVOL location.

Shawnda Witterstaetter’s design for an oval diamond ring won the TIVOL associate contest using CounterSketch.

Allie Shondell’s oval diamond ring design was the runner up.

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new offerings

A.JAFFE 14K rose gold rectangular map necklace with diamond border, $1,995

LOVE MAP A.JAFFE, a 120-year-old engagement and wedding ring designer brand, has just launched a personalized fine jewelry collection called Maps that commemorates special locations, moments and memories. The pieces are modern heirlooms that can be custom engraved with a map of virtually any location in the world, with a diamond pinpointing a specific favorite spot. The coordinates may indicate the place you became engaged, married, met your significant other, bought a home, graduated college—just to name a few. The options are endless. In addition, a second map or a message can also be engraved on the reverse side of the piece (with the exception of cuff links). A.JAFFE Maps make perfect wedding gifts because a map can be created of a wedding venue as well as the location of the engagement itself. The maps also make wonderful gifts for bridal parties, graduations and other special occasions. Map designs are currently available on pendants, necklaces, charms and cuff links, and in 14K gold shades of white, rose and yellow, as well as sterling silver. The collections are made with the same attention and devotion to quality as the rest of A.JAFFE’s wedding and engagement rings, with a skill set that has been passed down for generations. The diamonds selected for A.JAFFE pieces meet strict standards, with only a small percentage of diamonds meeting the requirements in order to be selected for inclusion in a finished piece. In addition, the gold used by A.JAFFE is completely nickel free, and its white gold is alloyed with more palladium than many other brands, ensuring a longer life for the piece’s color. If you choose to purchase an A.JAFFE Map, be sure to post a picture on social media and tag @TIVOLkc, using the hashtags #AJAFFE, #MapYourMoment and #WhereIWasWhen.

Left to right: A.JAFFE 14K yellow gold heart map pendant, 14K white gold round map pendant with diamonds, 14K rose gold round map pendant. Prices in the Maps collection range from $125 to $1,995.

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designers

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elegance Marco Bicego delivers Italian style and craftsmanship. BY BARBARA WHEAT

Left: Marco Bicego Paradise collection and Diamond Lunaria collection

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here’s a reason that jewelry designer Marco Bicego embraces “Made in Italy” branding for his contemporary jewelry designs: his work is inspired by his Venetian origins and the area’s natural surroundings. Moreover, having grown up in his father’s atelier in Veneto, Italy, he understands the importance of old-world tradition and fine craftsmanship. No wonder Bicego is involved in every aspect of the production of his handmade creations. At his state-of-the-art factory in Vicenza, the grated floor serves as a safety net for catching findings and other parts used in the making of his jewelry lines. (The grating is lifted twice a year in order to sweep the floor below, where all of the materials are reclaimed for use.) Inside the factory, the talented artisans who specialize in different areas of the production process carefully craft each component of Marco Bicego jewelry. Some fashion the intricate gold constructions, while others set the many colored stones and diamonds used in the designs. What they have in common is that they all feel the same passion for ensuring quality in every piece of jewelry.

In keeping with the designer’s passion for nature, the signature of his Goa collection is the use of swirling lines and curves combining 18K white or yellow gold with white diamonds. Bicego’s vision can also be seen in his latest collection of 18K gold jewelry and colored gemstones, aptly named Paradise: The New Color Explosion, which features fabulous styles in “sorbet colors.” Layered necklaces of gold chains and colored gemstone drops are the highlight of this grouping. Bracelets and earrings are similarly adorned and crafted with hand-engraved yellow gold elements. Fanciers of Bicego’s work, notably those who are already familiar with his Lunaria collection of organically shaped gold leaves, will especially appreciate his newly launched Diamond Lunaria collection, featuring hand-set diamonds and bulino-technique hand-engraved links. Many of these designs boast an exquisite texture, an effect that is achieved by extremely fine hand etching. No matter which line you purchase, Marco Bicego brings exquisite elegance to every woman’s personal style.

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RAHAMINOV The designer jewelry brand, which incorporates FSXL GSPSVIH KIQWXSRIW ERH HMEQSRHW MRXS MXW ÿĆ/ gold and platinum settings, is welcoming the next generation to the family business.

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aised in both Italy and Israel, the daughter of a master diamond cutter and a third-generation descendant of Italian fine jewelers, Tamara Goldfiner was well versed in the world of diamonds and jewelry long before she moved to the United States. In 1989, Tamara and her husband Amir opened Rahaminov Diamonds in Los Angeles to continue her family’s tradition of wholesaling loose diamonds. Today, their company is also an international manufacturer of unique jewelry. Along the way, Amir developed an incredible eye for individually selecting the highest quality cut stones, and with Rahaminov’s access to diamonds from around the world, the company can fulfill almost any request. But no matter the material’s origin, each piece of jewelry is meticulously handcrafted and manufactured in Los Angeles to exacting standards. Tamara, also the brand’s jewelry designer, creates oneof-a-kind pieces in addition to more popular looks. But with both approaches to design, she understands what people want to have in their jewelry wardrobes: pieces that are classic but have a stylish edge, and that are versatile enough for both day and evening. In 2015, two of the couple’s three children, Nicol and Melanie, joined the family business as well. Both have already made contributions to some of the newest designs by Rahaminov. They have inherited their parents’ commitment and love for the jewelry industry—something that apparently runs in the family’s bloodline. From magnificent engagement rings to red carpetworthy statement necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings and rings, each piece from Rahaminov is rare and breathtaking, a timeless jewel sure to be treasured from generation to generation.

Top: Rahaminov 18K white gold diamond ring set with a 2.60ct cushion-shaped diamond, surrounded by 176 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $63,990. Middle: Tamara and Amir Goldfiner. Bottom: Rahaminov platinum diamond ring set with a 4.31ct oval diamond, surrounded by 164 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $108,760.

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inspired designs LAGOS bracelets in sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and the new black ceramic caviar— some featuring pavé brilliantcut diamonds. Prices range from $795 to $7,400

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n fall 2015, LAGOS launched Black Caviar, a collection comprised of sculptural and smooth ceramic round beads adorned with radiant 18K gold and brilliant diamonds. Its launch signifies a reinterpretation of the brand’s iconic Caviar design created nearly 40 years ago by founder and chief creative director Steven Lagos. “I was looking for a way to interpret Caviar differently, and I like to experiment with texture, scale and colors beyond silver and gold,” Lagos says. “I love the smooth finish of ceramic and the color choices it offers. In many ways ceramic widens the design scope for us beyond precious metals.”

Since 1977, LAGOS has represented a new vision of fine jewelry, one that fuses luxurious materials with a strong design aesthetic while conveying a modern (yet timeless) point of view. Each Caviar collection embodies the image of bold femininity and ignites the desire for classic, iconic jewelry. According to Lagos, his Black Caviar designs will be collector’s pieces, meant to reinvent the classic Caviar stack in a fresh and modern way. Especially when paired with existing and new 18K gold, diamond and sterling silver styles, Black Caviar will complete the wrist of the LAGOS woman.




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yellow

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Armonie and

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$3,400, Armonie Collection 18K rose gold and diamond bracelet, $7,440

The Italian jewelry collection gets an American name change true to its Florentine heritage and romantic aesthetic. The Ponte Vecchio is a stone bridge that spans the narrowest point of the Arno River in Florence, Italy. Dating back to Medieval times, the bridge has always been celebrated for having shops lined on each side. Initially, these shops were butchers and other merchants of daily necessities, but in 1593 the powerful Medici family prohibited such vendors from selling their wares along the bridge in order to develop its prestige. Instead—and almost immediately—gold merchants began taking over the shops. Fast forward to the 1960s. As a young boy, Ugo Calá worked at his father’s barber shop near the Ponte Vecchio. During his time there, he rubbed shoulders with the greatest master craftsmen of the time: the goldsmiths who created jewels for the Florentine aristocracy as well as the world’s top jewelry brands. When he was just 14, Calá met one of these renowned jewelers and began apprenticing for him. The move became a turning point in Calá’s life. From that point forward, he was destined for a future filled with designing

and creating exquisite jewelry as the founder and head designer of Ponte Vecchio Gioielli. Until recently, the brand was known in the United States as Ugo Calá, although it had long ago achieved success in foreign markets under the Ponte Vecchio name. Due to American trademark laws, however, the company was unable to use its PVG banner until 2015. Although its U.S. name has changed, the commitment to quality and artistry remains the same. Pieces produced by PVG are handmade in a selection of 18K yellow, rose or white gold, and elegantly adorned with precious and semi-precious stones shaped by the finest gemstone cutters in Florence. PVG uses the bead and bright cut technique method, an ancient technique developed by Florentine goldsmiths that lends greater light and grace to the jewels. This cut is the unmistakable sign of every PVG piece of jewelry, making it hard to see where their precious stones end and the gold begins.


Magnipheasant Collection


new collections 14K rose gold Mini Infinity necklace with round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $1,300

14K yellow gold Infinity stud earrings with blac diamonds, $1,550

14K rose gold Mini Infinity necklace with round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $1,300

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14K yellow agold Apogee crossover ring with black diamonds, $1,300

Phillips House

here are few jewelry bands in history that have made the impact Phillips House has in its first five years. It was launched after years of highly coveted bespoke works by American designers Lisa Phillips Frankel and Danielle Frankel Nemiroff, who recognized an important void within the jewelry space. “At the time, we saw jewelry that would largely fall on the extreme ends of the aesthetic spectrum—styles that were either so heavily fashion-driven they were not wearable everyday or styles that were so diluted they lacked a fashion component,” Lisa says. Accordingly, the duo set out to create a signature style of gold and diamond jewelry that mixed elevated fashion with a wearable, classically chic aesthetic to allow women to thrive inside their zones of comfort. The origins of Phillips House, created on Florida’s Fisher Island off Miami Beach, closely reflect this sentiment of causal luxury. The island, accessible only by private ferry, was originally a cloistered retreat for William Vanderbilt. It transferred hands until

ultimately becoming a private beach club offering some of the most exotic landscapes in Florida. Over the years, Lisa and Danielle would sit there for hours at a time, sketch books scattered across the table, gazing through the palm trees overlooking the Vanderbilt Mansion to the ocean while creating their jewelry designs. In April 2010, the demand for their styles became so overwhelming that the duo officially launched the collection. The industry immediately took notice; highly regarded fashion publication Women’s Wear Daily put the brand’s rings on its cover—the first still-life jewelry cover in over seven years. Since then, Phillips House has expanded to the four corners of the country into 60 U.S. markets, onto the covers and pages of nearly every fashion publication of note, and onto the head of the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, who selected the brand’s earrings as the sole piece of jewelry she wore to meet international fashion counterpart Kate Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) and Queen Elizabeth II of England.

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with precision. Kelége and his staff frequently work for months on a single design or piece of jewelry to ensure that their clients receive nothing short of perfection. “Design is always subjective,” says Kelége. “You may like a style or not. However, quality is objective. Above all, I want people to look at any of my pieces and recognize their superior craftsmanship and quality.” It is this obsession with quality and detail that has catapulted Kelége to the very pinnacle of fine jewelers. The company’s advanced technology, timeless designs and innovative crafting techniques—combined with Kelége’s unrelenting devotion to perfection—result in amazing pieces of jewelry that are (and will always remain) timeless.

1. Platinum sapphire and diamond band ring with five cushion-shaped sapphires and round, brilliant cut diamonds, $17,160 2. Platinum ruby and diamond band ring with five cushion-cut rubies and round brilliant-cut diamonds, $23,980 3. Platinum diamond band ring with round, brilliant-cut diamonds and scroll designs, $20,350 4. Kelége hand-sketches his design concepts before making them.

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Amy & Phillip Peters

Jacob Buser & Mesum Mathison

John and Michelle Stephenson with their sons on their wedding day

Jared Bailey & Kristen Robinson


#TIVOLbrides TIVOL couples come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but one thing they have in common is their desire to have the best. The best doesn’t always equal the most expensive, however. Instead, “the best” is a devotion to quality and an appreciation for the TIVOL brand DNA. Whether the center stone of your TIVOL engagement ring is .5 or 5ct, the same scrutiny and care has gone into its selection. And just as importantly, our engaged customers know they will receive an unsurpassed level of customer service for a lifetime. You see, when you choose a TIVOL engagement ring you’re not only marrying into the family of your future spouse—you’re also marrying into OUR family.

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by baguette diamonds,

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contemporary bridal

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he landscape of the bridal jewelry market has been experiencing an incredible shift in recent years. While traditional designs and classic solitaire diamond rings have filled the showcases for generations, there is a movement toward the new and the contemporary. This shift is greatly attributed to the surge in same-sex marriages flooding the country. With the legalization of gay marriage by the Supreme Court in June 2015, the demand for modernized wedding jewelry designs is rapidly expanding. New York based designer Rony Tennenbaum, whose powerhouse designs have been celebrated for more than 25 years by the LGBT community, is one of the driving forces behind this new wave of contemporary design work that is at the forefront of new bridal jewelry trends. The Tennenbaum brand pays attention to individual storytelling in jewelry. Tennenbaum’s pieces mirror the new tastes and desires of wedding customers—more than being different, it’s about showcasing your personality and individuality. Tennenbaum’s collections are created to think outside the box, to be fresh and to be innovative. His work appeals to people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences regardless of sexual orientation. In 2015, Tennenbaum was voted a jewelry industry innovator by InStore Magazine, a publication that is distributed to jewelry retailers across the country.

Tie the Knot Collection 14K white gold and diamond band ring, $1,250 Tie the Knot Collection 14K white gold and diamond shadow band ring, $850

Tie the Knot Collection 14K yellow gold and diamond band ring, $6,500 BRIDGES Collection 14K white gold diamond ring, $1,800

BRIDGES Collection 14K white gold diamond ring, $1,800

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Jack KelÊge 18K rose gold eternity band surrounded by round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $2,915—two are shown, stacked on either side of a TIVOL Collection 18K white and rose gold ring with a .60ct round diamond, surrounded by round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $4,775

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bridal

IN WHITE, ROSE & GOLD 1. Henri Daussi 18K white gold band set with 25 round, brilliantcut diamonds, $1,100

2. Danhov Eleganza Collection 18K rose gold braided design band, $920 1. 3. Henri Daussi 18K white gold band, set with 25 natural fancy brown diamonds, $880

2. 3.

4. Jade Trau 18K white gold Forevermark ring featuring a .22ct diamond and a perpendicular stick of 12 pavĂŠ-set round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $2,250

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5. 5. TIVOL Collection Platinum ring with a 1ct radiant-cut rectangular diamond surrounded by two trapezoid diamonds and 24 pavĂŠ-set, round diamonds, $10,320

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1. TIVOL Collection Platinum ring with a 1.01ct round, brilliant-cut diamond anked by two trillion-style diamonds, $11,890

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2. Henri Daussi 18K yellow gold diamond band featuring round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $2,200

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3. Henri Daussi 18K rose gold entwined pavĂŠ-set diamond eternity band set with round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $2,530

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4. Henri Daussi 18K white gold wedding band with 25 round, black diamonds, $880

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5. Danhov Eleganza Collection 18K yellow gold braided design band, $920

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6. Henri Daussi 18K rose gold diamond band with seven marquise-shaped stations with round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $880

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7. TIVOL Collection Platinum ring with a 1.14ct round diamond surrounded by baguette diamonds and round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $14,670 8. Henri Daussi Platinum 18K rose gold band with three rows of brilliant-cut pink diamonds, $3,630

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1. TIVOL Collection 18K white gold five-row diamond ring with 64 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $12,375 2. 2. TIVOL Collection Platinum ring with a 1.54ct emerald-cut center diamond flanked by two emerald-cut diamonds, $22,995

3. Precision Set Platinum ring featuring a 3.01ct round, brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by 80 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $99,135

4. TIVOL Collection 18K white gold three-row ring with a center 1.31ct princesscut diamond surrounded by 64 round, brilliant-cut diamonds $12,125

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5. Jack Kelége Platinum three-row diamond eternity band surrounded by 180 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $20,350 5.

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JEWELRY

BY JULIANNE PEPITONE

2 8 0 0 B . C . E . : The Egyptians are the first to sport rings, which are made of hemp or reeds like their Neanderthal predecessors’. Over time, they move to iron, and then to gold or silver wire. These rings are worn on the third finger of the left hand, which is erroneously thought to contain the vena amoris: a “vein of love” that runs directly to the heart. A N C I E N T R O M E : Wives are presented with two wedding rings: an iron piece meant to be worn at home while performing housework, and a gold version to show off wealth when visiting town. The rings are either attached to small keys or feature a key engraved into the band, meant to symbolize that the husband owns his wife. 14 7 7 : The inventive Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissions one of the first recorded diamond engagement rings for Mary of Burgundy, sparking a trend among European royals.

symbol pleasures

17 0 0 S : Sentimental Europeans are partial to “poesy” or “posy” rings, which are engraved with romantic rhyming verses to be presented to a lover. Meanwhile, in colonial New England, the demure Puritans opt for a humble betrothal thimble rather than a lavish piece of jewelry—but many women cut off the tops of the thimbles and wear them as rings anyway.

WEDDING RINGS AND BANDS

18 0 0 S : The Victorian era brings the “dearest” ring, a stonestudded band with gems that “spell” out the endearment: Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz.

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18 8 8 : Cecil John Rhodes and his investors form De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd., which moves quickly to try to control the world’s growing diamond supply. 19 4 7 : De Beers launches the now-iconic “A Diamond is Forever” campaign, dreamed up by advertising agency N. W. Ayer. (It was recently reinstated.) 19 6 5 : A whopping 80 percent of American engaged couples now choose a diamond ring to mark their betrothal. 2 0 1 5 : In recent years, ring trends have become more varied, says Gizzi, noting that more couples discuss the engagement ring before the betrothal, with women often choosing their own style, or shopping as a couple. Colorful stones like rubies and aquamarines are gaining in popularity, with or without diamonds.

S E C T I O N

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Wedding jewelry has changed immensely since Neanderthals painted cave glyphs, but the idea of an unbroken circle has continued to resonate with couples throughout the eras. As Amanda Gizzi, spokesperson for Jewelers of America, notes: “Traditions have evolved so much over time. But when you boil down what goes into a ceremony, a ring remains the ultimate symbol of union and never-ending love.” But boy, has that simple symbol changed over time! Ancient texts indicate that a caveman supposedly tied braided pieces of grass or reeds to his wife’s ankles, wrist or waist, possibly to keep her spirit from escaping her body. Over the past 5,000 years, here’s what has happened to show how men and women remain “tied together” for all time.

the history of rings

HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE.


life style home food


history “We are a restless people and seeking beauty is part of our quest.”

© GOLD OF AFRICA MUSEUM, CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

MATTHEW HART, AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST

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Gold is a lens for viewing all of history. BY KAREN ALBERG GROSSMAN

© RONALD DE HOMMEL

Clockwise from top left: Ashanti Queen Mother, Ghana; gold bars; artisanal gold miner in El Chocó, Colombia

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COURTESY OF INITIATIVES IN ARTS AND CULTURE

all that

t a recent seminar sponsored by Initiatives in Arts and Culture, historian Matthew Hart described a memorable trip to a gold mine at the eastern extremity of Dakar. “It’s an ancient gold production area that’s been recently rediscovered,” he explains. Its history is indeed fascinating: Starting in about 800 A.D., the region supported a succession of empires with fabulous wealth, especially the Mali Empire in the Middle Ages. In fact, Mansa Musa, who was the biggest gold supplier in that part of the world, is said to have been the richest man who ever lived! When he made his pilgrimage out of the desert in 1324, it was a glittering caravan of 60,000 cavalry, 12,000 slaves and 80 camels. But when he got to Cairo, the market was unable to absorb the gifts he was distributing and the price of gold crashed for the next 10 years. Ultimately, the Mali Empire exhausted its gold, unable to maintain the level of production needed to sustain the empire, which morphed into a series of industrial mines. Why is gold worth anything at all since, unlike copper or iron, it’s not supported by industrial use? Hart answers the question thoughtfully. “At different periods in history, as far back as 635 B.C.E., gold has been used as money. But that’s not the answer: we should ignore the monetary aspect. More important is gold’s intrinsic beauty, its long history of decorating caves, decorating bodies, creating objects of desire. We are a restless people and seeking beauty is part of our quest. At the brink of civilization, gold was what made us human.”



bridal gifts

FOREVER YOURS

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1. Jade Trau Luna Collection 18K white gold Forevermark diamond pendant, $2,400 2. Jade Trau Rae Collection 18K white gold Forevermark diamond pendant, $4,800 3. Precision Set 18K yellow gold and diamond pendant, $3,195

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diamond guide

The 4 Cs

A diamond’s grade is based on “the 4 Cs”—cut, color, clarity and carat weight. These features determine the gemstone’s beauty and market value. Understanding these characteristics will help you select the diamond that is right for you.

CUT The diamond’s proportion and placement of angles help determine its quality and brilliance. ID EA L CU T

Ideal cut diamonds absorb and reflect light efficiently, giving the diamond the greatest possible brilliance and flashes of light, known as “fire.”

TOO S HA LLOW

Diamonds that are too shallow allow light to escape through the bottom rather than reflecting it out through the top.

TOO DEEP

Diamonds that are too deep lose light by reflecting it out through their sides, reducing their overall brilliance.

TIP : Choose the shape you like best. Some more non-traditional diamond cuts go in and out of fashion—but ultimately it’s important to select the shape that matches your personality.

SHAPE While the quality and level of brilliance of a stone is due to the depth of the cut, the shape is an important aspect of the cut as well. PR I N CESS

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COLOR Although many diamonds appear colorless, most still contain shades of yellow, brown or gray. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has created a color grading system that is an industry standard. While a wide range of color grades are acceptable, the most sought-after grades are either colorless or near colorless. When shopping for a diamond, keep in mind that an “E” grade diamond could be worth less than an “I” color when factoring in the cut and clarity.

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LIGHT YELLOW

FANCY YELLOW

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cushion-shaped 2.02ct fancy light yellow diamond, surrounded by 36 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $25,500 2.

2. Rahaminov 18K white gold ring with a 2.02ct oval, brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by 18 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $42,995

3.

3. A.JAFFE platinum ring with a 2.09ct Forevermark emerald-cut diamond on a pavé-set diamond band, $30,490

4.

4. A.JAFFE Quilted Collection 18K rose gold mounting with a 0.90ct round, brilliantcut diamond, surrounded by 24 round, brilliant-cut diamonds, $7,210 5.

5. Danhov Per Lei Collection platinum ring for an east-to-west-set marquise-shaped diamond, surrounded by 20 round, brilliantcut diamonds, $3,160 (mounting only)

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1.

1. TIVOL Collection platinum ring with a 3.14ct Asscher-cut diamond, flanked by trapezoid diamonds, $44,560

2. TIVOL Collection platinum ring with a 2.33ct pear-shaped diamond, flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds, $47,500

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For over 80 years, GIA has brought clarity and global standards to gem evaluation. A GIA report means expert, independent verification from the creator of the 4Cs and the world’s most widely recognized gem authority.

Look for GIA-graded diamonds and jewelers who offer them.

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PLANNING

modern love

WEDDING PLANNING APPS AND BLOGS ARE BECOMING A BRIDE’S BEST FRIEND.

depending on how you look at it, the fun or

TOP TIPS

the stress of planning the big day begins. Like

WeddingWire’s senior editorial

most other things, modern-day wedding

associate, Caitlin Zentgraf Krebs,

planning has gone online. In a survey

shares her secrets for staying

conducted by Mashable and theknot.com, 89

calm and organized while

Congratulations! You’re engaged. Now,

percent of people said they used wedding

planning your big day.

planning apps to make checklists, look for

Relax : Take a step back from the

gowns,

track

stress and remember to keep

countdowns. Of those respondents, 70

stay

organized

and

calm, cool and collected. We

percent started creating Pinterest boards

suggest regularly exercising,

before they even got engaged and 51 percent

eating healthy meals and

became “more realistic with their pins after

squeezing in the spa for a

they got engaged.” Clearly, the need for

mani/pedi. After all, you need your

online organization has become an essential

bling to shine!

part of the process for those planning their

Delegate: Your family and

upcoming nuptials.

friends are there to help. Feel free

There’s no shortage of online wedding

to give them a handful of tasks to

planning tools either. Sites like Pinterest,

conquer from your ever-growing

WeddingWire, Lover.ly and The Knot all offer

to-do list.

unique ways for couples to manage their to-

Have a Plan B : Resist the urge

do lists, keep track of inspirational images

to check the weather every hour

and ideas, host registries and create personal websites, among other things. WeddingWire even launched

on the hour for rain. It will simply

a WedSocial app to help guests stay informed of all the details regarding the couple’s special day. Pinterest has also

cause you more stress. However,

become an essential part of planning because it allows users to bookmark inspirational images, videos and ideas

that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t

on a personal page and/or share with others.

have a Plan B. Have Fun : The entire planning

And while online planning tools aren’t replacing traditional wedding planners, they are acting as

process allows you to get those

supplemental guides. These sites can help brides find

creative juices flowing. There’s no

local vendors, follow experts and be creative. It seems

judgment in having a Pinterest

like the ideas are endless online; the hardest part won’t

inspiration board! Your wedding is

be finding inspiration, but making decisions to narrow

supposed to be a reflection of

down what you really want.

your relationship, right? Savor It : From the engagement

WeddingWire’s senior editorial associate, Caitlin Zentgraf Krebs, says current wedding trends include

party to the goodbye BBQ, you’ll

laser-cut

feel the love when surrounded by

invitations,

greenery

arrangements,

(especially seeded eucalyptus and succulents), rose

all your family and friends. Be

gold jewelry, temporary tattoos as favors and of

sure to take a moment to step

course, Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud song for the

back and soak it all in.

first dance.

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NIA LL TH E S H OP LO C A L M OV E M E N T R E AC H E S N E W H EIGH TS WI TH N E W WATC H CO LLE C T I O N In June 2015, TIVOL partnered with local timepiece maker Niall (pronounced Ny-all, rhyming with “dial”), bringing together a 105-year-old luxury jeweler with an emerging, American watch manuActor Paul Rudd models his facturer. The timepieces are assembled in the Crossroads Arts District. Niall timepiece during a press TIVOL has an exclusive agreement with Niall in the Kansas City conference to promote Big market, and is also the first retailer to ever offer the brand. Slick Weekend, an annual The name was selected by the company’s co-founder and CEO celebration in Kansas Mike Wilson, who can trace his lineage back to 4th century High City that raises funds for King of Ireland Niall Noigiallach. According to Wilson, Noigiallach’s Children’s Mercy Hosquest was to build an empire for his people, and his values—to stand pital. TIVOL and Niall with honor and conquer for good—are hallmarks of the Niall brand were sponsors of the mission as well. 2015 event. “There is something powerful about bringing together the established with the new,” Wilson said. “That’s the power of this partnership. TIVOL is a company that at its very core stands for quality. When we went looking for retail partners, there was no one else we could dream of being a better fit than TIVOL.” Niall watches are individually crafted from a solid block of 316L stainless steel and powered by an exclusive automatic movement that boasts a 65-hour power reserve. The One.3 (the model that debuted at TIVOL) is the first timepiece to utilize Corning Gorilla Glass, which is 2.5x stronger than sapphire glass. The timepieces begin at $3,950. “Wilson was raised in Kansas City, and he is committed to creating an American-made watch that has its own unique style and is of a quality that rivals any Swiss-made piece,” said Hunter Tivol McGrath, vice president of TIVOL. “In talking with the Niall team, their enthusiasm is invigorating and contagious. We are thrilled to bring their perspective to the luxury marketplace, to partner with them as their exclusive Kansas City retailer and to publicly launch the brand.” Also new is the Niall GMT, a classic-shaped 42mm GMT function timepiece with a 65-hour power reserve. The GMT is available in a stainless steel, 18K gold or 14K rose gold cases with leather, silicone or metal braclet options. October 2015 is also the launch of Cairenn, which is the sister brand to Niall built to represent the modern, strong woman. With a series of timepieces that are meant to break the traditional mold of overly feminized designs, Cairenn is truly unique. The round watches are 36mm with multiple color strap options that are easily changeable with the click of an innovatively designed clasp. This quartzpowered watch is rated with a three-year battery life and contains hour, minute, seconds, day, date and month-markers.


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Shinola sweeps the country with its American-made style. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

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ew companies have made a household name for themselves as quickly as Shinola, the Detroit-based maker of watches, leather goods and sports equipment that has become extremely popular since the brand was launched by Bedrock Manufacturing back in 2011. (The name derives from a once-legendary brand of shoe polish.) One reason for its spectacular growth is that the company’s devotion to using American parts and labor, including building an enormous factory in Detroit, is evident in everything it sells. “Shinola was founded on the belief that American industrialism and craftsmanship can be combined to create beautiful, practical and meticulously-detailed goods,” says worldrenowned architect David Rockwell, who designed the company’s flagship retail store in New York City. For fall/holiday 2015, customers will see even more homegrown goods from Shinola than ever before, says creative director Daniel Caudill. “We have begun making our own watch straps in

Detroit, and started making our own dials here as well,” he says. “Eventually, the whole watch will be made completely in the U.S. Our goal is not to assemble watches, but to build them completely here, which will also create long-term sustainability for our employees.” Speaking of watches, Caudill says he’s excited about new straps that have the same texture as a football, and a new array of colors for both cases and dials, including oxblood, smoky topaz and dark green. “We’re using classic colors that we think look particularly beautiful, but mixing them in really modern ways,” he notes. Shinola is also growing its women’s watch business, although he finds both genders often wear timepieces made for the opposite sex. “We have a really nice assortment of dial shapes, but we also see that some of the more fashion-centric guys are wearing smaller watches, even some made for women, while some of the ladies are wearing the larger ones, perhaps bought for their boyfriend or husband, as a fashion statement.”

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In some ways, the company’s biggest innovation is its expansion of leather goods, now that they have hired famed designers Richard Lambertson and John Truex to oversee the line. “They have really taken our leather goods to a new level of quality,” says Caudill. “The amount of detail they brought to our brand is astounding.” Their complete line of small leather goods, bags, and tech items will be available for spring 2016, although a smaller assortment is ready for fall. “There’s this one tote bag that I’ve been trying to steal the sample of ever since I saw it. In fact, everyone in Detroit wants it. It’s simple, clean, and with beautiful details,” he says. “But I will have to buy one like everybody else.” Shinola is also debuting its newest sport ball (in oxblood), as well as a few outerwear pieces created in conjunction with San Francisco’s Golden Bear. And by the end of 2016, expect a line of audio products as part of a collaboration with singer Jack White. “Every day, there’s something new and exciting going on here,” says Caudill.


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Jaeger-LeCoultre is a film world favorite. BY BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON

n 1833, when Antoine LeCoultre opened his first watchmaking workshop, the cinema was still more than half a century from being invented. Now, more than 100 years later, Swiss watchmaking giant Jaeger-LeCoultre is at the forefront of sponsoring both established and up-and-coming film artists, and its extraordinary timepieces are gracing the wrists of some of the most glamorous and accomplished actors in show business. The match between these

two industries makes perfect sense to Jaeger-LeCoultre, as both are inspired by longstanding traditions and both are committed to the quest of absolute excellence. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s involvement with international cinema began in the last decade, when the company became an official partner of the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, where it now confers the annual Glory to the Filmmaker Award. In 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre began a major involvement with the nonprofit Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, launching the Filmmaker in Residence Program; it is also a major sponsor of the Society’s annual Chaplin Award Gala, where honorees have included Oscar winners Meryl Streep, Sidney Poitier and Robert Redford. The watchmaker recently entered into its second year as a sponsor of the Los Angeles Film Festival and is also actively involved with such events as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Shanghai International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Jaeger-LeCoultre timepieces have recently been seen on the arms of Robert Downey Jr. (who wore a pink gold Geophysic 1958 timepiece to the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival), Ethan Hawke (who sported the Master Hometime at the 2015 BAFTAs) and Jeremy Renner (who had on the company’s new Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon at the New York premiere of Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation). Among its brand ambassadors are actors Diane Kruger and Clive Owen. “I have been a huge fan of their brand for a while,” says Owen. “I owned some before they even approached me, so it was a really organic coming together.” Jaeger-LeCoultre has not only beoome one of the watch world’s shining stars, but one of the film world’s favorite watches.

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LEADING THE CHARGE TAG Heuer sponsors the next big thing in auto racing. BY DAVID A. ROSE

THE RACE IN MIAMI The only American driver in the field was Scott Speed, who drove for the only American team, Andretti Autosport. Speed was 10th on the starting grid, but each lap he challenged those ahead of him and made one pass after another. During the penultimate lap he took over second position and then chased down the leader. He got within a millisecond of the first-place car just as the checkered flag dropped to end the race, rewarding Speed with a second-place finish in his home Formula E race. “Racing this car is the most unique experience I’ve had in my racing career,” notes Speed. “Without being able to hear the engine (and with such advanced technology), you have to be a lot more calculating in the car. Fortunately, this is a strong suit of mine because I’ve always been a methodical thinking-type of driver. It’s much more of a chess game in this series because you’re dealing with varying energy levels. And with so many important people behind it, [Formula E] will

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surely be a big part of motor racing’s future.”

s the world becomes more sensitive to sustainability, so does the auto industry. While hybrid cars have been on the market for a while, experts predict with continued battery development, the future will be all-electric. In fact, this year marked the world’s first-ever racing series featuring all-electric cars. Held on city streets around the world, the Formula E races began in Beijing with subsequent races taking place in Malaysia, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Miami, Long Beach, Monte Carlo, Berlin and Moscow, The season finale was on June 27, 2015 in London. I was in Miami for the first-ever Formula E race in North America—and it was amazing. Formula E cars closely resemble Formula 1 and Indy cars but they’re all-electric powered. The electric engines catapult them from 0 to 62 MPH in three seconds and to a top speed of 140 MPH. There are 10 teams in Formula E; each team has two drivers and each driver has two cars. At half distance, each driver pulls into the pits, jumps out of one car and slides into the other to complete the race. This will be the format for the hour-long race until a battery is developed that can last the whole event. All the elements that have thrilled race fans for decades are part of the show, but these cars burn no fuel so there’s no exhaust, no fumes and zero emissions. In addition to the pristine air, the most notable difference between Formula E and other forms of motorsport is the reduced noise level. With no screaming engines, the sound is limited to squealing tires, transmission gears and the whisper of the wind. A longtime sponsor of motorsports, TAG Heuer considered Formula E its next logical step in marketing since the company is genuinely committed to sustainability. (In fact, its facilities in Switzerland have solar roofs!) In addition to preserving the planet, perhaps the most significant contribution of Formula E racing is that the technology being developed in its advancement will ultimately translate to even better road car safety.

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TOP: 2014 North American Rolex Scholar Ana Sofia Guerra with a pot-bellied seahorse in Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia CENTER: 2014 North American Rolex Scholar Ana Sofia Guerra with a potato cod at Cod Hole, Great Barrier Reef, Australia BOTTOM: Crown of Thorns eradication by National Park Service of American Samoa employee in American Samoa

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here’s something comforting about knowing that while we carry on with our daily lives, special people are acting as stewards of our oceans and lakes. Rolex Watch USA is the founding corporate sponsor for “Our World Underwater Scholarship Society.” They’ve been the organization’s partner since its inception in 1974, with the goal to provide young people with experiences that will lead to their becoming leaders in marine life conservation. During the past 41 years, they’ve awarded 91 Rolex scholarships in North America, Europe and Australia as well as 89 internships. Many of the winners have established careers in underwater sciences, marine research and photography. Each year, the Society awards three new scholarships to deserving young people, with financial support provided by Rolex and equipment provided by various marine equipment manufacturers. Each scholar’s hands-on work is done side by side with underwater professionals. They travel the world to experience field studies, underwater research, scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction, and other specialized assignments. Each scholar is required to keep a journal and to produce a film of their year, which they present at the Explorers Club in New York City at the conclusion of the scholarship period. Scholars are on the road from spring to spring with very little time at a home base, spending most of the year with the society’s friends, hosts and coordinators around the world. Michele Felberg from Houston is the 2015 North American Rolex Scholar. She’s always had an affinity for water, but it wasn’t until she took Environmental Studies at the University of California that she discovered her love for the underwater world. Michele and the other scholars received their awards at the New York Yacht Club, where they were presented with beautiful Rolex timepieces. “After I leave New York I go to North Carolina for a week of training, then to the Dominican Republic, the Pacific Northwest and then the Bahamas,” she told us excitedly, explaining that her long-term goal is to get people more involved in marine conservation.


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WATCHNEWS

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There’s always something new in the wide world of watches, from timepieces that commemorate special occasions in history to state-of-the-art technological innovations to books and blogs that let us know more about what we wear on our wrists.

THE WRITE STUFF

Watch connoisseurs who are seeking the most up-todate information on what to wear on their wrists are turning more frequently to the internet to increase their knowledge. Among the most popular sites is hodinkee.com, an eight-year-old online magazine whose popular features include Hands On, which provides all the skinny on the newest watches. Another favorite is watchanish.com, a three-year-old blog that is known not only for its smart text, but also for its super-sharp photography taken all over the world. Co-founder Anish Bratt gears the writing to both aspirational men and those who are already immersed in the wide world of watches. Meanwhile highly informational site watchreport.com keeps buyers and enthusiasts up on the latest news in the industry, while watchville.com aggregates content from all the relevant blogs and websites.

HISTORY LESSON

Few books live up to their titles as accurately as Rolex: History, Icons and Record-Breaking Models, the lavishly illustrated new tome by Mara Cappelletti and Osvaldo Patrizzi. This stunning 152-page volume, published by the Antique Collectors Club, not only delves into the heritage of the beloved Geneva-based watch company, but also includes technical information on the brand, numerous pages devoted to such timeless timepieces as the Oyster Perpetual, the Explorer, the Submariner and the Daytona, and an entire section on vintage Rolexes that fetched jaw-dropping prices in the auction market. It’s the next best thing to actually owning a Rolex…or adding another one to your collection. 92


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Fifty years after automotive legend Carroll Shelby won the 1965 FIA International Championship of GT Manufacturers in his iconic A.C. Cobra, achieving a victory that would change the course of international racing forever, history is being made again. Baume & Mercier, in association with the Carroll Shelby Company, is marking this milestone by releasing a limited edition of Capeland Shelby Cobra timepieces. These special watches are inspired by the vintage 1948 mono-push-piece chronograph found in the Baume & Mercier museum, and feature retro accents, classic lines, chronograph and tachymeter functions, a polished and satin-finished case and specially crafted hands featuring the Cobra logo. On your mark, get set, buy!

There’s no question you know what you’re getting when you purchase Officine Panerai’s new specialedition watch, the Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso, because the back of the timepiece’s case is open, revealing the movement. The front of the watch is equally smart, thanks to a 47mm cushion case which is made entirely of 5Npt red gold, a brown dial treated with a satiné soleil finish which catches the light, and the characteristic Panerai “sandwich” dial, which is formed of two superimposed discs. Moreover, the arrow-shaped central hand of the main dial can be used to indicate a second time zone, for those wearers who are caught between two worlds.

RAISING THE FLAG There’s an old saying that suggests if you want something done right, you must do it yourself. Tudor Watch U.S.A. is taking that sentiment to heart by introducing in-house manufacture movements to two of its most popular models: the Tudor Pelagos, a chronometer-based timepiece, which also now features a blue colorway for the dial and bezel, and the Tudor North Flag, which features a selfwinding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system, power reserve indicator, and a 70-hour power reserve. These up-to-the-second timepieces are definite must-haves for this year’s “in” crowd.

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Films toWatch Hollywood’s leading men have kept wristwatches in fashion. BY BETH BERNSTEIN

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omen’s jewelry often helps define what we know about the female film characters who wear it and creates a desire among viewers for similar pieces in real life. Unsurprisingly, watches worn by leading men have done the same. Among the watch world’s premier brands, Cartier and Rolex take top honors in the Hollywood pantheon, having made a slew of memorable appearances on some of the film world’s most desirable male stars over the past 90 years. The first wristwatch ever to be shown on celluloid was the Cartier Tank worn by heartthrob Rudolph Valentino in 1926’s silent film The Son of the Sheik (photo top left). It reportedly belonged to Valentino himself; indeed, the watch had nothing to do with the costumes and had no place in the story. Once Valentino sported the Tank, wristwatches began to replace the pocket watch in popularity. Charismatic Cary Grant, himself a Tank fancier offscreen, wore one as beleaguered ad executive Roger Thornhill in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller North by Northwest. The 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair starred Steve McQueen, one of Tinseltown’s most passionate watch lovers, as a stylishly bored millionaire-turned-jewel-thief who wears a variety of high-end watches, including a Cartier Tank. Strong-butsometimes-silent Gary Cooper owned the Tank Basculante (the socalled “tipping” Tank), while screen icon Warren Beatty wore Cartier Tanks throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Another Hollywood hunk, Clark Gable, had a vast watch collection that included a 14K gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6011, which he wore in the 1953 adventure film Mogambo. When that timepiece went up for auction at Bonhams’ “What Dreams Are Made Of” sale in November 2013, it sold for over $28,000. The dream team of Robert Redford and Paul Newman shared the screen on numerous occasions, along with their love of Rolexes. Redford wore a Rolex Submariner, model 1680, in his private life and in at least two of his films, The Candidate and All the President’s Men (photo bottom left). Meanwhile, Newman caused a stir when he sported a Rolex Daytona with a bi-color dial in the poster for the racing film Winning, which caused collectors around the world to begin referring to this model by the actor’s name. Talk about dashingly handsome men and you can’t help think of British MI6 agent James Bond. Sean Connery, the original portrayer of Agent 007, proudly wore a Rolex Submariner in 1962’s Dr. No, as well as in the next six Bond films in which he appeared. Why wouldn’t he say yes? Beth Bernstein is the author of If These Jewels Could Talk (ACC Art Books).

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1. Patek Philippe Nautilus 18K rose gold watch with self-winding movement, 40mm case and black-brown dial on a brown alligator strap with a fold-over buckle, $43,400 2. Rahaminov 18K rose gold bracelet with a ush-set round, brilliant-cut diamond, $8,000 3. TIVOL Collection 18K rose gold and sterling silver cuff links with round smooth-ďŹ nish and rutilated quartz, $1,180


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This is a simple recipe, but takes some time before letting it cook through on a burner—about 1 1/2 hours total for prep and cook time. I like to serve it in a shallow dish or a black cast iron skillet with plain cooked rice to soak up the caramel sauce and a crisp salad. 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 2½ lbs.

skin-on, bone-in chicken, legs and thighs Kosher salt

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garlic cloves, peeled

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light brown sugar (packed)

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unseasoned rice vinegar (or more)

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low-sodium chicken broth

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reduced-sodium soy sauce

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scallions, thinly sliced cooked white rice (for serving)

Heat oil in a large wide heavy pot over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and, working in 2 batches, cook until golden brown and crisp, 6–8 minutes per side; transfer to a plate. Add garlic to pot and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 2 minutes; transfer to plate with chicken. Pour off fat from pot. Return pot to medium-high heat and add ½ cup water, scraping up browned bits. Add brown sugar; stir to dissolve, then cook, stirring, until mixture thickens and turns a deep amber color, about 4 minutes. Carefully add vinegar (it may bubble up; sugar will crystallize); stir to dissolve sugar. Add ginger, broth, and soy sauce, then add chicken, skin side up, and garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through, 20–25 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Bring cooking liquid to a boil and cook until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 10 minutes. Return chicken to pot; turn to coat. Top with scallions and serve with rice. SERVES 4.


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