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Celebrating 35 years this year, Forsythe Jewelers continues to bring the world’s best designer jewelry and gifts to Hilton Head. Carrying the most popular designer brands, this family-owned business provides an unhurried, small-town shopping experience to every customer who enters the store. Over the past three decades, the store has established itself as an island landmark and its name is synonymous with shopping on Hilton Head. In fact, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce recently named Forsythe as its “Small Business of the Year.” Storeowner Andrea Bragg keeps Forsythe on-trend by traveling the world to meet personally with designers and see firsthand where and how the items she chooses for the showcases are made. As a member of The American Gem Society, Forsythe Jewelers takes pride in being among only a small percentage of jewelry stores in the world dedicated to high standards of professional ethics and education. For many locals, Forsythe is their “neighborhood” jewelry store where they are warmly greeted by name. For first-time visitors, the shop is the perfect backdrop for choosing a gift to remember their Hilton Head vacation. For returning visitors, shopping at Forsythe is as much of a part of their vacation as an evening bike ride or walk on the beach…it’s an event they’ve been anticipating since their last trip to the island. Forsythe allows customers to slow down and shop at a pace that only a vacation can provide…no rushing or compromising; they’re now on “island” time.

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inside David Yurman Fashion & Philanthropy Roberto Coin Roberto Coin Cento Diamonds About Hilton Head Island John Hardy Forsythe Jewelers: A Family Business Marco Bicego Naledi Collection About The Sea Pines Resort 2016 Color of the Year Lagos Forsythe’s Service Superheroes Gurhan Stacking Up! MacKenzie-Childs The Shops at Sea Pines Center/Events Calendar Local Gems of Wisdom

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Front Row: Andrea, Barb, Rebecca, Jody Middle Row: Tammy, Katelin, Laurie Back Row: Keith, Margo

THE SHOPS AT SEA PINES CENTER 71 LIGHTHOUSE RD., SUITE 311 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC 29928 PHONE: 843-671-7070 MON.-SAT., 10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAY FORSYTHEJEWELERS.BIZ E-MAIL: ANDREA@FORSYTHEJEWELERS.BIZ 3


Chatelaine Gold & Garnet A curated collection of Chatelaine and Renaissance designs in 18k gold with garnets reflects sparkling promises of health, happiness and prosperity for Chinese New Year.

Chatelaine Silver Ice and Gold The Chatelaine Collection exalts the stone, presenting each signature checkerboard-cut gem in a delicate setting that allows maximum light to enter. Diamond-covered prongs embrace the gemstone with the style of traditional fine jewelry settings. Line bracelets and earrings update a traditional style with color, and drop earrings play with shape and scale, mixing gemstones of various colors and cuts.

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Sybil Yurman once told David that she wanted a “bracelet that told time.” This was the starting point for a timepiece collection that combines signature David Yurman design elements with exceptional technology and craftsmanship. Now, playing on the new look of the Albion® Collection, we introduce a watch that truly combines timekeeping with jewelry. The watch’s face, square with rounded corners, takes its inspiration from the collection’s recognizable cushion shaped gemstones. Its linked bracelet makes the design perfect for pairing with a stack of David Yurman bracelets.

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Forsythe Jewelers believes that giving back is ALWAYS in style. Each year the store and its employees support a number of different nonprofit organizations whose outreach positively affects the Lowcountry. Whether through a unique piece of jewelry for the American Heart Association’s “Heart Ball” silent auction or an instore donation drive for the Hilton Head Humane Association, or even a corporate sponsorship of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s season of performances, Forsythe believes in giving with a cheerful heart. The store recently had the opportunity to respond to the needs of the community in a very fashionable way. Forsythe teamed up with the world’s most popular jewelry brand to host a David Yurman Charity Event. When David Yurman asked storeowner, Andrea Bragg, to find a deserving charity that would be the right fit for the special evening event, she quickly reached out to a board member from Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), a local organization that has provided free medical care for local residents since 1993.

Andrea Bragg presented Dr. Ray Cox with donation checks from the recent David Yurman Charity Event

“VIM came right to mind,” explained Andrea. “They are one of the most established and well respected organizations on Hilton Head. They allow families, many with children, access to free healthcare in times of need. The staff and I agreed that this was who we wanted the event proceeds to benefit.“ With a charity in place, the Forsythe and David Yurman teams began planning a night of fashion and philanthropy…from the delicious fare to the even more delicious collections of jewelry, everything came together. The event was a huge success. The event allowed Forsythe Jewelers and David Yurman to award VIM with a check for a combined total of over $10,000. 6


“VIM is so grateful to Forsythe Jewelers and its owner, Andrea Bragg, for hosting the David Yurman Charity Event and selecting VIM as the recipient of part of the generous proceeds generated that evening,” says Dr. Ray Cox, VIM Executive Director. “Forsythe’s efforts serve as a prime example of all the good that we can accomplish together and will make a distinct difference in the lives of our less fortunate neighbors. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with their team and to see the wonderful turnout from VIM supporters and friends in this special community that we call home.”

David Yurman donated a timepiece for a raffle with 100% of the ticket proceeds benefiting VIM. Cherie Hellman, Assistant Director of Patient Care at VIM, was the lucky winner!

More About VIM Volunteers in Medicine was established on Hilton Head Island in 1993 and provides free medical, dental, mental health, vision and prescription drug care for those residents of the community who live and or work on Hilton Head or Daufuskie Island, earn less than 200% of federal poverty levels and are underinsured or uninsured. In 2015, VIM provided care through more than 30,000 patient visits. VIM has also helped patients around the country by serving as a model for 97 additional free health clinics. Funding is through grants and donations. VIM neither seeks nor accepts government support. More than 600 volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, social workers and laypersons manage 23 medical specialties and 5 disease management clinics for those patients with chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension. For information call 843.689.6612 or visit www.vimclinic.org.

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Golden Gate Collection Inspired by an iconic American monument, this collection owes its namesake to the legendary Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Roberto Coin harnesses the extraordinary nature of the human mind, which so aptly accomplishes such tremendous feats of architecture. Always in search of innovative design, Roberto Coin sought after an even more extreme aesthetic with this collection, by delving into the studies of constellations, digital networks and human DNA. At the end of his tedious exploration, he found the Golden Gate Bridge to be a culmination of genius minds, efficient design and soaring imagination – no pun intended.

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The prolific Italian designer has reimagined this monument into a collection featuring a sleek silhouette and high polished gold surfaces. Within each design lies a strong, fascinating structure beckoning that of the iconic bridge. This reinterpretation results in a collection that is both intense and refined. Set in 18K yellow or white gold and available in necklaces, earrings, rings and bangles, each piece tells a story of tireless innovation, revolutionary design and inspired technique.

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Rosette Collection Roberto Coin designed the extraordinary Cento diamond with the brilliance and fire of love in mind. The exclusive 100-facet architecture of the Cento diamond has nearly double the facets of a traditional round brilliant diamond. Set in 18kt white, yellow or rose gold, the Roberto Coin Cento Collection offers remarkable radiance and breathtaking design.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND - MODERN RENAISSANCE Nestled along the pristine South Carolina shoreline, enter a world where nature’s beauty and resort luxuries coexist like nowhere else on earth. On Hilton Head Island, rich culture is yours to explore. Its spectacular natural beauty with lush greenery, magnificent live oak trees and breathtaking sunsets create scenic inspiration to renew your sense of inner peace. TAKE A DEEP, WARM ISLAND BREATH On Hilton Head Island, the attention given to the environment has proudly become the blueprint for other developments around the country. During your Island retreat, notice the absence of bright streetlights and flamboyantly-painted buildings. Absorb the Island’s appreciation for the environment while you travel down 60+ miles of public bike and nature trails or enjoy one of the most beloved family beaches in the country. There’s something marvelously different about the relaxed, warm island attitude found on Hilton Head Island that makes it the best family destination.

A VACATION PACKED FULL OF ISLAND ADVENTURE Get a little taste of everything with more than 250 Hilton Head Island restaurants. Take a Southern culinary tour and sample fresh local seafood and Lowcountry cuisine. Enjoy the local cultural scene with its lively festivals, local crafts and music, dance and theater performances. Play on one of the 24 Hilton Head Island world-class golf courses that have been carved by golf’s most preeminent architects. Why not spend a day journeying through over 200 stores and outlets, looking for that unique Island souvenir? Deciding where to turn in for the night should be the least of your worries. Our array of Hilton Head Island vacation home and villa rentals and hotel offerings will suit every traveler’s lifestyle and budget.

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EXPLORE HILTON HEAD ISLAND WITH THE ISLAND COMPASS APP Finding your way around Hilton Head Island is quick and easy

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with the Island Compass app. Search for nearby activities, restaurants, and even travel deals. Go on one of our popular scenic tours or map out your own, and get directions effortlessly for your next great adventure. The app allows you to create the perfect vacation itinerary, whether it’s for the morning, the day, or the week. You can browse activities by category, get contact information for local businesses, map area attractions, make reservations for restaurants and more. ADVENTURES BEYOND THE ISLAND Experience the heart of the Lowcountry in Bluffton, just 12 minutes from Hilton Head Island. Situated on a bluff overlooking the pristine May River, Bluffton is widely considered one of the last true coastal villages in the South. Bluffton’s rich history tells the story of the Lowcountry’s beginnings - and there’s no better place to begin than the Heyward House, Bluffton’s official Welcome Center. For a twist on the Lowcountry experience, take a boat ride across Calibogue Sound to secluded Daufuskie Island, a throwback to days when life moved at a slower pace and time was measured by the ebb and flow of tides. Daufuskie Island is at the center of the Gullah culture which is still in existence today. With no bridge to the mainland and few paved roads, Daufuskie has retained a rural feel, preserving its white sand beaches, ancient oaks and pristine saltwater marshes much as they were 200 years ago in the era of Sea Island cotton. Visit hiltonheadisland.org for more information.

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CLASSIC CHAIN Hand-woven precious metal, a symbol of community and human bond, are trademarks of John Hardy’s most iconic collection, the foundational expression of the brand.

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John Hardy, an artist and visionary, visited Bali in the 1970s and was enchanted by the island’s sublime beauty. He founded an authentic collective with local artisans and, to this day, we continue to operate a company deeply rooted in the essential values of community, artisanship and sustainability. Each of John Hardy’s distinctive collections convey evocative symbolism and honor the transmission of creative energy from the artist to the wearer. When you wear a piece of John Hardy jewelry, you become part of this legacy.

CELESTIAL ORB Smoothed and polished to a rounded gleam, the new Celestial Orb captures light and allows for the purest possible expression of the stone’s beauty and energy, further illuminated by brilliant pavé accents.

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This “family” business has been selling jewelry on the island for the past 34 years, but its three-generation bloodline stretches back to 1927 in upstate New York. The grandfather of Debbie Forsythe Berling, daughter of Barbara and Richard Rochow who opened Forsythe Jewelers at Pineland Station here 35 years ago, opened his jewelry store of the same name nearly nine decades ago up north. Debbie worked with her parents at the Pineland location, moved with them to The Shops at Sea Pines Center as one of the first tenants 25 years ago, and bought the store from her parents in 2000. She sold the business over the summer to Andrea Bragg, a 14-year employee. “It’s still a family business, but it’s a different family,” Bragg said. “We call our clients the Forsythe family. Our clients are like our family, they’re not just customers. We know their names, their children’s names, what’s going on in their lives and what’s happening with them. It’s a relationship business.” And a successful relationship business. Since its humble roots here as a “mom and pop” operation that sold jewelry from a variety of vendors with just a few showcases, it has evolved into a high-end luxury enterprise, thanks to Debbie and Bragg’s teamwork. “We’re a much larger store now that carries all the top jewelry designers,” Bragg said, name dropping David Yurman and Roberto Coin as examples. “We have customers that appreciate our sense of fashion and our sense of style. They’ll see here what they see in the fashion magazines. For a small island, we’re a big-city store with a small-town feel.”

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Since the launch of his eponymous jewelry line in 2000, Marco Bicego has redefined the phrase “everyday luxury” with sensuous, extraordinarily beautiful jewelry which blends old world Italian hand craftsmanship with tradition, passion, and imagination.

His uniquely crafted pieces are exceptional enough to make a statement, yet personal enough to wear everyday. This unique combination has attracted many modern and cosmopolitan women to this artisan’s work.

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IL CAIRO The Sensation of Silk Captured In Gold Marco Bicego draws inspiration from his vast repertoire to revive this iconic collection epitomizing the brand’s predilection for organic shapes. Nature, once again, is Marco’s absolute muse. The distinctive feature of this collection entirely handmade in 18-karat yellow gold, is the luxurious and silken texture created by a minute golden thread, meticulously wrapped around an all-gold flexible and woven core. Il Cairo, it’s gold transformed into a voluptuous texture, a privilege to touch, wear and feel on your skin.

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“Original Wave” available in several sizes and your choice of 14k gold and sapphires or sterling silver and blue topaz. Image enlarged to show detail.

“Original Wave”

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“Palm & Wave”

“Starfish”

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The Naledi Collection includes exquisite diamond jewelry of superb beauty and quality with an emphasis on engagement rings and fashion jewelry. Naledi Collection diamonds are accompanied by a GIA grading report and are laser inscribed with the luxury hallmark. A century of diamond cutting experience ensures each and every diamond is perfectly crafted. The Naledi Collection is distributed by IGC Brand Services, a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), an international organization bringing together more than 270 member companies from around the world and across the jewelry supply chain. RJC members are committed to promoting responsible, ethical, social and environmental practices within the diamond industry. A portion of each purchase is donated to Global Giving, a Washington, DC based organization that funds high impact social and environmental programs throughout the developing world.

Naledi RingFinder – Download in the App Store Naledi RingFinder makes finding your engagement ring simple. Browse Naledi’s stunning collection with that special someone, at home or on the go. The app provides all the tools you need to make your decision effortless, from diamond education to sharing favorites. A simple experience that makes this collection even more beautiful. Just like you.

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THE SEA PINES RESORT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Discover the beauty, fun and excitement of the place that draws families to its shores year after year. The Sea Pines Resort’s natural setting offers an endless list of adventures—golf, tennis, bike trails, Eco-Adventures, fishing expeditions, kayaking trips, horseback rides, walking tours through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, water sports, fishing charters, sightseeing and dinner cruises. After all the outdoor excitement, treat yourself to boutique shopping and exceptional dining. ACCOMMODATIONS Heralded as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Places to Stay” and rated No. 5 in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards list of “World’s Best Family Beach Hotels,” the resort offers more than 400 accommodations, from spacious homes and comfortable villas to the luxurious Inn & Club at Harbour Town. Ranked No. 5 among the best hotels in the United States, No. 2 among the best hotels in the South, and No. 58 among the best hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, this Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town is a member of the Preferred Resorts & Hotels program, Condé Nast Johansens Collection, and Southern Living Hotel Collection. DINING You will find a variety of dining options at The Sea Pines Resort, including casual fare, Lowcountry cuisine, and fresh seafood specialties. The resort’s restaurants offer views that are as memorable as the menu offerings. Enjoy a variety of offerings including: Links, an American Grill; Coast, Oceanfront Dining; The Quarterdeck, Waterfront Dining; Live Oak, Lowcountry-Inspired Cuisine and Ocean Lounge. TENNIS Under the direction of U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, The Sea Pines Racquet Club has grown into a premier resource for tennis enthusiasts. With its wide selection of instructional programs, it’s easy to see why TENNIS magazine ranked this world-class tennis resort as one of America’s top destinations.

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GOLF With three incredible championship golf courses, there is no reason to stray from The Sea Pines Resort. The iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, home to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing – South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event – is irrefutably the “must-play” venue in the region. This distinguished course recently reopened following a series of enhancements that included re-grassing the golf course and the installation of a new state-of-the-art irrigation system. Heron Point by Pete Dye also features highly regarded course layouts. Ocean Course is currently undergoing a complete redesign supervised by Love Golf Design, the course architecture firm founded by PGA TOUR star Davis Love III and his brother Mark. These courses abound with majestic, centuries-old hardwoods, lagoons and saltwater marshes. HARBOUR TOWN YACHT BASIN Located in the heart of The Sea Pines Resort, and ideally situated on captivating Calibogue Sound, Harbour Town is recognized for its premier offerings and is irrefutably Hilton Head Island’s most famous marina. Harbour Town Yacht Basin also won the 2015 Marina of the Year award from ValvTect Marine Fuels as well as the 2015 Marina of the Year award by Marina Dock Age Magazine and second place in Marinalife’s 2015 Best Marina Contest. Visitors and guests enjoy water sports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more, all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. NEW AMENITIES Just as it has set that standard in the past, the resort has raised the bar for discerning guests through a series of magnificent new facilities available for all to enjoy. The Plantation Golf Club was completely rebuilt from the ground up and features stunning golf views, the delicious offerings of Live Oak, Lowcountry-Inspired Cuisine, and a beautiful atmosphere that is striking, yet timeless. The famed Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse’s transformation honors the history of the facility while taking it in a bold new direction, maintaining the course’s legendary reputation through such amenities including Links, an American Grill, a 1,900-square-foot pro shop and a breathtaking 4,000-square-foot locker room suitable for everyday players and professionals alike. But the family-favorite highlight of The Sea Pines Resort’s new era is without a doubt the Sea Pines Beach Club. Featuring all of the premium beach amenities that visitors have come to expect, the Sea Pines Beach Club elevates the oceanside experience through dining options such as Coast and Ocean Lounge.

CONTACT: regarding accommodations, dining or activities please visit seapines.com or call 1-(800)-SEAPINES.

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Trends

2016 Color of the Year Rose Quartz PANTONE 13-1520

Serenity

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Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and willness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute速

Photography by Marina Danilova

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Macaroons

Cocktail Collection Ring

Nantucket Wreath

S E P H O R A + PA N T O N E UNIVERSE Color of the Year Layer Lipstick

Delphiniums

ADRIANNA PAPELL Floral Matelasse Gown

Cocktail Collection Pendant

Siviglia Collection Necklace

Maya Collection Bead Bracelet

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M Y L A G O S M Y W AY


Steven Lagos launched the LAGOS brand over 30 years ago with a vision of jewelry that could be timeless and elegant, yet at the same time modern and bold – just like the ultimate LAGOS woman. But who exactly is she? Read our Q&A with the designer and find out:

Q: What inspired you to launch LAGOS? A: I wanted to create a brand centered around jewelry as an art form, and that’s exactly what LAGOS is. It’s design-focused yet timeless and elegant, like fine jewelry should be. I also wanted to create a brand of jewelry that women could buy for themselves to celebrate their own vision of femininity and modernism. I want to empower women to create their signature style – jewelry that is not just for events or occasions but jewelry that would become indispensable. Q: You speak about the LAGOS woman. Who is she? A: She is strong and independent, yet feminine and alluring. She represents the complexity and sophistication that make women so beautiful and inspiring to me. She is well traveled, particular in her tastes and has a deep intrinsic love for beautiful objects and jewelry. Q: What inspires you? A: The sights and sounds of the world. My travels throughout Asia and Europe. And there are people I meet daily. Iconic women of our time. Inspiration is a flow of energy, it’s hard to predict. I don’t sit in front of a beautiful view and suddenly have a vision for a new collection. Sometimes inspiration can come from something unknowing or a challenge in my daily routine. Most of all I am inspired by the LAGOS woman. The customer who has been wearing LAGOS for years and the woman who does not know the brand yet – I like to think about both – how I can surprise them & help them be even more beautiful and confident than they already are. 27


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What is it about our bench jeweler, Charlie Mehlinger that reminds me of Bruce Willis in the Die Hard movies? It could be his good looks, but I think it’s his spirit. He has the heart of a hero. Let me explain. One summer evening when he was preparing to turn in for the night, Charlie heard a car crash in front of his house. He ran outside to see the wreck and noticed one man run from the car. Then he noticed another man trapped inside it, and worse, he smelled smoke and realized the car was on fire. He ran to the car and rescued the guy trapped inside, not thinking of the possible danger to himself. Charlie brings that same heroism to the service he provides for Forsythe Jewelers. We don’t have car crashes in the store, of course, but we do have “emotional emergencies.” For example, a young man forgets it’s his anniversary. He rushes to Forsythe to buy the ring his wife has been wishing for, but finds it’s the wrong finger size. Charlie to the rescue! He drops whatever he’s doing to size that ring and make sure the young man’s anniversary ends happily ever after.

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It’s his “can do” attitude that makes Charlie such a valued member of the Forsythe “family.” He allows us to offer expert, prompt jewelry repair and restoration services. In short, he makes us look good because all his work is top quality. His diamond setting, repairs and restorations are perfect, and here’s why: “My grandfather, my father, my uncle – they were all in the jewelry business,” explains Charlie. “When I was just out of high school, my father suggested I learn the trade. He sent me to North Bennett Street Industrial School in Boston. It’s the oldest trade school in America. I loved every minute of the two and a half years I spent there. But my real education began after I graduated. I got an apprenticeship with two diamond setters in downtown Boston who treated me like a son. They were very tough on me because I came out of trade school thinking I knew it all. But they were my best teachers. They would only accept perfection. I would never be where I am today without their guidance.” “Where he is today” is at the top of his game. With 36 years of bench experience he says, “I can’t imagine doing anything else in my life. I get great satisfaction working out the mechanics of really challenging repairs or jewelry restorations. I’ll admit I’m more of an engineer than a designer…but my “engineering” is top quality after all these years.” We couldn’t agree more. When he’s not at his jewelers bench, Charlie enjoys being outdoors cycling and kayaking. He also finds time to give back to the community. He participated in the Kayak for Charity event to raise money for Volunteers in Medicine, bicycles in the Ride for Kids to support the Boys & Girls Club, and he offers free jewelry repairs and restorations to the St. Francis Thrift Shop. Now you know why Charlie Mehlinger is more to us than just a jeweler. He’s our hero!

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A life worth living. Gurhan is internationally renowned for pioneering the revival of pure 24K gold jewelry and for changing the landscape of jewelry design with his awardwinning creations. But Gurhan is much more than that… and so is the brand that he has created. He is a larger-than-life personality whose eclectic tastes have forged a brand which is known for its diverse and rich expressions of a life worth living. Gurhan’s initial creations in pure gold quickly drew attention from discerning collectors in Istanbul and travelers to Turkey. An early admirer was an Australian woman living in New York and on vacation in Turkey. She fell in love with his jewelry first, and then she fell in love with him. From the first moment it was evident that Fiona was Gurhan’s soul mate. Together they built a life of adventure and variety which continues to fuel Gurhan’s inspiration for his designs. Fiona Tilley, now his wife, is today president and CEO of their company. Together they have created a wonderfully successful brand which is the center of their life together—a life worth living.

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Stacking

As many of you know, “stacking”, or layering jewelry is one of the hottest trends in the industry. When it comes to stacking, it is important to remember this very important rule…THERE AREN’T ANY RULES! You can stack just about any types of metals, materials, shapes and styles together…in fact; stacking is one of the best ways to express your personal style and channel your inner fashionista. Additionally, layering is a great way to mix some of your older pieces with one or two of this season’s newest looks. Just as a brand new pair of shoes can completely update your old dress, a brand new bracelet can breathe new life into your favorite bangle you’ve had since high school. We spent a fun afternoon pairing different designers and collections to give you some inspiration. Start stacking!

Varying Textures When these four bracelets are stacked together, they beautifully combine rich texture and metals in a way that just “works”. The two heavier pieces perfectly frame the softer, beaded layers inside - a bit sophistication and whimsy all in one.

Sparkle Stack Diamonds can STACK with ANYTHING! We kept the color of the metals the same and the diamonds, which flank the threepiece stack, bring everything together.

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Fancy Fingers Stacking rings is really in. Here we stacked a combination of different stones and designs. The three rings each have individual stories to tell, however, they beautifully combine into one gorgeous masterpiece.

Golden Goddess We paired three gold necklaces, two with diamonds and colored stones. The diamond encrusted black onyx pendant draws the eye into focus among the gorgeous flurry of gold and jewels.

Longer Layers Here we took three separate necklaces, all in the same color family but with varying lengths and textures. We arranged them to fill and elongate the neck and made sure that they complement one another, not compete.

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Varying Textures Left to Right: David Yurman Hampton Collection LAGOS Black Caviar Collection David Yurman Spiritual Beads David Yurman Sculpted Cable

Sparkle Stack Left to Right: David Yurman Renaissance Collection David Yurman Oval Link Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Longer Layers Top to Bottom: Gurhan Vertigo Collection Gurhan Willow Collection Gurhan Clover Collection

Fancy Fingers Left to Right: Naledi Diamond Stacking Ring Naledi Saphire and Diamond Stacking Ring Naledi Diamond Stacking Ring

Golden Goddess Top to Bottom: Roberto Coin Black Jade Collection Roberto Coin Chic and Shine Collection Roberto Coin Black Jade Collection 33


Extraordinary Designs from an Extraordinary Place

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Forsythe Jewelers traveled to Aurora, NY, the home of MacKenzie-Childs, to preview the new collections and tour the grounds. Beautifully situated on a 6.5acre former dairy farm overlooking Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, the grounds house the production studio, a Second-Empire Farmhouse that serves as a showhouse, and a retail shop filled with tableware, home furnishings and gifts. Soon after acquiring the farm, MacKenzie-Childs turned the dairy barn into a working production studio where today handmade, hand decorated majolica pottery, furniture and home furnishings are crafted. The production studio, home of over 100 on site artisans, houses areas devoted to design, clay molding, firing, painting, furniture making and upholstery.

The picturesque farm is also home to a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle, dozens of birds roosting in the Gothic-Revival-style Chicken Palace, a duck pond, a former Cornell horse barn, a 1930’s greenhouse, spectacular and ever-changing gardens, and plenty of hay fields. Learn how you can visit the home of MacKenzie-Childs at MacKenzie-Childs.com.

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The Shops at

SEA PINES CENTER

Don’t miss the fabulous Farmer’s Market inside Sea Pines Center every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm. It offers more than just fresh local veggies. You’ll find addictive kettle popcorn, gourmet cheeses, homemade cookies and breads, crafts, local artists, book signings, pulled pork sandwiches and more. The Farmer’s Market is open from late spring to late fall. For more information on the friendly merchants at The Shops at Sea Pines Center on Lighthouse Road in Sea Pines, including news and events, visit TheShopsatSeaPinesCenter.com.

By Hand, Ink Forsythe Jewelers Giuseppi’s Joe Adams Designs Le Spa Lighthouse Realty Legacy of Golf, Shops & Museum Lowcountry Produce Market & Cafe Low Country Golf Hall of Fame Memory Lane Portraits

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Palmettoes Peddling Pelican Plantation Station Pyramids Sea Pines Fitness Center Smith Sterns Tennis Academy Sea Pines Liquor Store The Back Door The Club Group, LTD. Truffles Café United States Postal Service


Events

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Hilton Head offers something for everyone nearly each month of the year. Below are some of our favorites for 2016. Visit ForsytheHHI.com, SeaPines.com and HiltonHeadIsland.org for additional details on the events listed below: Farmers Market at The Shops at Sea Pines Center Every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm, March-October

Silver Repair Clinic

Marco Bicego Special Event June 30 at Forsythe Jewelers

Marco Bicego Trunk Show July 1 & 2 at Forsythe Jewelers

March 17-19

LAGOS Special Event March 24, 5-7pm at Forsythe Jewelers

LAGOS Trunk Show March 25 & 26 at Forsythe Jewelers

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament April 11-17

Visit Our Roberto Coin Tent During the RBC Heritage Near the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town April 14-17

David Yurman Event May 5 at Forsythe Jewelers

4th of July Fireworks July 4 at 9pm in Harbour Town

John Hardy Special Event July 21 at Forsythe Jewelers

John Hardy Trunk Show July 22 & 23 at Forsythe Jewelers

Gurhan Trunk Show August 4-6 at Forsythe Jewelers

Roberto Coin Trunk Show October 13-15 at Forsythe Jewelers

David Yurman Event November 3 at Forsythe Jewelers

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LOCAL GEMS OF WISDOM What’s Your Favorite Restaurant and Dish? The Forsythe team have nicknamed themselves “The Gems.” Every day they are asked by visitors to suggest their favorite places to go and things to do on Hilton Head Island. Below, “The Gems” share one of their top Hilton Head restaurants (it was hard to choose just one!) and their favorite dish they order from the menu.

Andrea Andrea@ForsytheJewelers.biz LOCAL PIE:

Local Margarita Pizza Roasted tomatoes, house mozzarella, local basil, Oilerie extra virgin, Georgia pecan pesto drizzle

Barb

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Laurie

Barb@ForsytheJewelers.biz

Laurie@ForsytheJewelers.biz

CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE:

LUCKY ROOSTER KITCHEN & BAR:

Tilapia Sautéed in Parmesan Crust

Shrimp & Grits

Accompanied with potatoes au gratin

Domestic shrimp, Anson mill’s

and a vegetable medley

grits, andouille and leeks


Tammy

Tammy@ForsytheJewelers.biz ELA’S BLU WATER GRILLE: Lobster Carbonara Whole steamed lobster over creamy fettuccine with mushrooms, peas & bacon

Keith

Keith@ForsytheJewelers.biz STREET MEET: Soul Kitchen Fries and wings tossed together in a homemade chipotle ranch

Margo

Rebecca

Rebecca@ForsytheJewelers.biz OMBRA CUCINA RUSTICA: Spigola Alla Livornese Mediterranean sea bass, fresh tomato, black olives and capers

Jody

Jody@ForsytheJewelers.biz TRUFFLES CAFÉ:

Tuna Napa Salad (but with chicken instead!) Grilled chicken, Napa cabbage, toasted almonds, crunchy oriental noodles, toasted sesame seeds and sesame ginger dressing

Katelin

Margo@ForsytheJewelers.biz

Katelin@ForsytheJewelers.biz

RED FISH:

FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL:

Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

Gringo Tacos with Chicken

Served with Heritage Farms chorizo gravy

Flour tortilla, grilled chicken, cheese, lettuce

and fried okra over a bed of sautéed kale

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2016 Forsythe Jewelers Magazine  

2016 Forsythe Jewelers Magazine

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