Forsythe Jewelers Magazine 2020

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of the Year Winner The Shops At Sea Pines Center


Hilton Head Island


Gate Pass Cheerfully Refunded


39 Years ON HILTON HEAD Store Owner Andrea Bragg

Celebrating 39 years in 2020, 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 IslandBluffton 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 takes pride in being part of 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 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. 2


Marking 39 Years on Hilton Head 2 Thank You for Being a Part of the Forsythe Family 4 5 Tips Every Jewelry Lover Should Know 5 Stacking Up Style 6 Roberto Coin 8 Introducing Palazzo Ducale 10 Roberto Coin / Timeless Craftsmanship 11 Roberto Coin Pop-Up Shop at RBC Heritage 12 Lagos 14 America’s Favorite Island 16 Marco Bicego 18 John Hardy 20 The Sea Pines Resort 22 Jude Frances 24 Gabriel & Co. 26 Stackable Bracelets 28 Gurhan 30 MacKenzie-Childs 32 Parle 34 Naledi 35 Local Gems of Wisdom 36 The Shops at Sea Pines Center 38 Upcoming Events 39 David Yurman 40

Forsythe Jewelers | The Shops At Sea Pines Center 71 Lighthouse Rd., Suite 311 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | Gate pass always cheerfully refunded 843-671-7070 | | Mon.-Fri., 10 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM | Closed Sunday Hours are subject to change seasonally 3

Thank You


Thank you for being a part of the Forsythe Family and for trusting our

family-owned store to share in your family’s special occasions. In addition to celebrating the big events in your world, we invite you to think of Forsythe Jewelers for your everyday jewelry care and gift-giving needs as well.

Let Forsythe Jewelers Be Your First Choice For:

Front (L to R): Barb, Andrea, Rebecca Back (L to R): Jimi, Laurie, Keith, Beth, Stephanie

Watch Battery Replacement We can change batteries for most types of watches...often while you wait! Jewelry Restoration & Repair Let our bench jeweler make your family heirlooms appear brand new. Ring sizing, adjustments, re-tipping of prongs, and head replacements are routine procedures. Pearl Restringing Our pearl stringer will restore your necklace to “like new” condition with tight, discrete knots between each pearl. Custom Design There’s nothing like designing a custom creation of your own! We can help you redesign an existing piece of jewelry, or create an original design. 4




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ilton Head Island’s trusted source for designer jewelry, Forsythe Jewelers has been in Sea Pines Center since its inception in the 1980s. Since the beginning, owner Andrea Bragg said, the shop has focused on the top names in design.

“Forsythe Jewelers specializes in top name brand jewelry designers including Roberto Coin, David Yurman, LAGOS, Marco Bicego, Gabriel, John Hardy and GURHAN. We have clients from all around the world who are brand-loyal who come back and shop with us because of the variety




of designers and the large selection of product we carry.” Every designer has unique qualities. Italian designer Roberto Coin was the first designer line that Forsythe carried. His collections of 18-karat yellow, white and rose-gold pieces highlight themes of romance, elegance and nature. Bragg feels that it is important to develop a partnership with the brand and designer; in fact, when Coin visited Forsythe Jewelers five years ago, he invited her to have dinner with he and his wife at their home in Italy. Bragg said it’s these long-standing, personal ties to the creative minds behind the jewelry that allow Forsythe to stay in the know — and helps them advise their clients on how to cultivate their own sense of style. “We encourage our clients to experiment with combining different brands,” Bragg said. Here, a few other members of the knowledgeable Forsythe staff share their fashion-forward tips: Barb Panciera: Don’t overlook David Yurman’s gold pieces. Customers know David Yurman for his sterling and mixed metal chunky pieces, but often are surprised at the yellow gold line that’s available. We have seven cases of Yurman jewelry — that’s an enormous










selection to a collector. Lindsey Clare: Mix and match. The biggest trend in jewelry seems to be the stacking of rings, bracelets and necklaces. Most women have jewelry that means a lot to them, but it needs to be repurposed so that they wear them more often. We can add pieces to stack to give them a different look. Laurie McKenzie: Since rings take a lot of wear and tear, I like to suggest having a variety of different rings to coordinate with different outfits or events. A variety of colored stones, silver, gold, or diamond styles make it easy to select a choice to accentuate personal style and fashion. A new ring is always a great addition to anyone’s jewelry wardrobe.





Rebecca Lovette: Many customers don’t realize that we offer a service to change or modernize older jewelry into something new and usable. I’m assisting with the design of about five projects currently, all using heirloom items as precious as a grandfather’s class ring and stones from family jewelry.

IF YOU GO Forsythe Jewelers hosts monthly events for its customers: A John Hardy trunk show will be held July 5-6, followed by a Gurhan event in August. September will focus on custom design; a Roberto Coin trunk show will be held in October and November will bring Marco Bicego to Forsythe for a personal appearance.





INTRODUCING PAL AZZO DUCALE One of Roberto Coin’s newest collections, Palazzo Ducale, was inspired by the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy where the designer himself is originally from.

The Doge’s Palace is a beautiful, ornate palace and is a focal point in Venice, just as these pieces of jewelry are when they enter a room. The Doge’s Palace inspired the use of geometric shapes and the layering of materials and colors in this collection. It also harnesses the chiaroscuro marble and stone decoration that is typical of Venetian Gothic architecture. The exterior of the Doge’s Palace is a light pink color from the pink Verona marble that constructs the sides of the palace, this is the reason rose gold is used frequently in the Palazzo Ducale collection. The Doge’s Palace is one of Roberto Coin’s favorite architectural landmarks in Italy, which is why Palazzo Ducale is a special collection that was designed with much consideration and care. This collection pays close attention to detail in each ring, necklace, and bracelet. This 8th century palace has been added on to and rebuilt many times throughout the years, each time with just as much detail as the original architecture. In old Venetian culture, an extravagant and elaborate palace represented luxury and wealth. Palazzo Ducale bestows all of these features along with elegance and beauty. 10

Roberto Coin, who spends a lot of his time in Venice, uses black and white diamonds with brushed rose gold to portray the differing colors and textures on the ornate palace.

Fashion is changeable. It is whimsical. Style is not. Style is part of us, of our life, in every moment and every expression. —Roberto Coin

TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP Roberto Coin was born in the city of Vicenza. Like a woman’s beauty magnified by jewels, this magical place is also called the City of Gold, a source of infinite design inspirations and ancestral know-how. Taste and experimentation turn each creation into an unedited example of style and innovation that soon catches the attention of the jewelry world, placing the brand among the most renowned Italian jewelers and at the top of international studies on creativity and quality. Each piece, by Roberto Coin, is the result of a thorough process, a journey among different cultures and multiethnic influences, through the world of nature, between echoes of the past and future projections. The capability to transfer the most varied experiences, dreams and perspectives into the jewels, characterizes the brand’s collections with an unmistakable mark of identity and uniqueness.

THE RUBY Roberto Coin signs each one of his pieces with a small ruby casted inside the jewel, in direct contact with the skin of who wears it. This magical signature, surrounded by an antique halo of legend, represents the message of good wishes that Roberto Coin dedicates to his passionate clientele. The world of fashion recognizes Roberto Coin as the author of many of the most interesting trends in the jewelry world over the last decades. His tireless instinct to always bring something inedited to life pushes him to create over 600 new models a year, which satisfy the needs of the most diverse international markets. Roberto Coin’s collections can be found today in over 1000 shops, scattered in over 60 countries worldwide. Many creations are chosen each year by fashion celebrities and movie stars to accompany them on the most popular and prestigious red carpets. 11

The Roberto Coin “Pop-up Shop” at Wine at Nine



Forsythe Jewelers and Roberto Coin’s Pop-Up Shop at RBC Heritage

Located next to the MEIOMI Wine Lounge by the Clubhouse

For the past 52 years Hilton Head has rolled out the “plaid

carpet” to welcome thousands of visitors to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. This annual event, which takes place each April, has been played at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines since 1969 and is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Since 2009, Forsythe Jewelers has teamed up with Roberto Coin to host a “pop-up shop” during the event. The “shop” offers the latest designs and collections from the Italian designer and is located next to the tournament’s newest venue, MEIOMI Wine Lounge. Situated under the pines between the first and ninth holes, MEIOMI Wine Lounge is an upscale destination where tournament attendees can enjoy a premium glass of wine while watching the action on the video board. The area provides the right atmosphere to sit, sip and shop during the tournament.

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Welcome to America’s Favorite Island






Chart Your Course on

Hilton Head I sland

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - SOUTHERN CLASSIC Enter a world on the pristine South Carolina coast where nature’s beauty and resort luxuries co-exist like nowhere else on earth. On Hilton Head Island, rich Lowcountry culture is yours to explore. Spectacular natural beauty, lush greenery, magnificent live oak trees and breathtaking sunsets create scenic inspiration for relaxation and renewal.

A VACATION PACKED FULL OF ISLAND ADVENTURE Enjoy America’s favorite beach and over 60 miles of bike and nature trails. Get a little taste of everything with more than 300 Hilton Head Island restaurants. Take a Southern culinary tour and sample fresh local seafood and coastal cuisine. Enjoy the local cultural scene with its lively festivals, local crafts and music, dance and theater performances. Discover traditions and heritage of the vibrant, centuries-old Gullah culture. Play on one of the 24 Hilton Head Island world-class golf courses that have been designed by golf’s preeminent architects. With over 200 stores, shops and boutiques, the Island is a shopper’s delight, providing a vast selection of choices for that perfect island souvenir. Our array of Hilton Head Island vacation home and villa rentals and hotel offerings will suit every traveler’s lifestyle and budget. Welcome to Hilton Head Island – we invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer on America’s Favorite IslandTM. Visit or download our Island Compass App for more information. 17



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 array of recreational offerings —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 Located on Hilton Head Island, recently chosen as the best island in the continental U.S. by readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, The Sea Pines Resort offers more than 400 accommodations, from spacious homes and comfortable villas to the luxurious Inn & Club at Harbour Town. The Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond Inn & Club at Harbour Town was ranked No. 12 among the “Top 20 Resorts in The South: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019” by Condé Nast Traveler. 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. Choose from Links, an American Grill, overlooking the famed Harbour Town Clubhouse; Coast, Oceanfront Dining; The Quarterdeck, Waterfront Dining; Fraser’s Tavern; and Ocean Lounge. 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 “mustplay” venue in the region. This distinguished course underwent 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. The all-New Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, winner of the National Golf Course Owners

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Association’s 2018 “National Course of the Year Award,” is a complete reconstruction of the resort’s historic Ocean Course. Love Golf Design, which includes Davis and his brother, Mark, as well as lead architect Scot Sherman, fashioned entirely rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors. All three of these courses abound with majestic, centuries-old hardwoods, lagoons and saltwater marshes. 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. 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 undeniably Hilton Head Island’s most famous marina. The Harbour Town Yacht Basin features a new covered pier, along with modern facilities and a full range of marina services. Visitors and guests enjoy water sports, fishing charters, sight-seeing cruises and much more, all amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. WORLD-CLASS AMENITIES Just as it has set the standard in the past, the resort has raised the bar for discerning guests with its magnificent array of facilities available for all to enjoy. The Plantation Golf Club features a beautiful atmosphere that is striking, yet timeless, stunning golf views, and Fraser’s Tavern, offering a relaxed setting to enjoy unique tavern-inspired fare made with locally sourced ingredients. The famed Harbour Town Golf Links Clubhouse honors the history of the resort while taking it in a bold new direction, maintaining the course’s legendary reputation through such amenities as 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 with several popular dining options, including Coast and Ocean Lounge. CONTACT To contact The Sea Pines Resort regarding accommodations, dining or activities, please visit or call 1 (800) SEAPINES.




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BUJUKAN Call us ecstatic. Call us obsessed. But we just can’t contain our excitement over this new, irresistible line that Gabriel’s inventive designers have masterfully created. These gold bead bracelets are so fresh, organic, and radiant with a seductive simplicity. We chose to call it Bujukan, an Indonesian word that means “enticement”. There is nothing like them. Thanks to their incredible flexibility, they caress your arm so gently. If it wasn’t for the realization that everyone is staring at them, you may hardly know that they’re there. Each Bujukan bracelet is crafted with such distinctive detailing that they look divine in combination yet equally impressive with just a single one on your wrist. The glow of Bujukan’s gold is subtle and warm. Their diamond adornments gleam like the first drops of spring rain. And this is just the beginning. There will soon be matching earrings, pendants, as well as engagement and wedding rings, because Bujukan is a Gabriel design at its best. Our mantra is not ‘beautifully unique’ just because it sounds nice. This is how Gabriel sees our customers and it’s what we strive for in our work. And though it’s not in our nature to boast, we’re confidently blushing knowing that we’ve done it again.

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BRACELETS HOW TO WEAR STACKABLE BRACELETS: Stacking bracelets is one of the coolest jewelry trends with today’s fashionistas. It can take your outfit anywhere from rock-androll glam to sweet and bohemian by simply combining metals, gemstone colors, and designs. Stay on the right side of style with our stacking tips and tricks that will help you explore all the possibilities of Gabriel & Co. stackable Bujukan and Demure bracelets. SELECTING THE RIGHT LOOK: Stick to a style: Cool and laidback – A playful look with a flow fit for a relaxed vibe. Refined and chic – A polished look with stationary statement pieces. When you find a style you like, it’s best to stack bracelets within that same look. HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR STACKS: You want to make sure your Gabriel & Co. stackable bracelets stay just as polished and sparkly as they were on the day you purchased them. To ensure your bracelets will stay beautiful for years, you want to put in the time and effort into taking care them. Avoid pairing bracelets with design elements that may clash and damage each other. Be conscious and careful when getting dressed to ensure your bracelets won’t snag on your clothes. To avoid ruining your bracelets and your clothes, slip on and stack your bracelets after you’ve gotten dressed. If you choose to wear flowy bracelets with a lot of movement, please be sure to do regular checks for scratches, loose stones, worn clasps, and faulty safety catches. HOW TO MIX YOUR STACKS:

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As a beginner, you may feel more comfortable stacking the same metals and stones for a clean, harmonious yet safe look. However, the most striking styles effortlessly blend different metals and colored stones into a bracelet stack, creating a greater visual variety. Mixing tends to work better with stackable bracelets that move more fluidly to accentuate the carefree look you are going for while showing off your confidence in styling your jewelry!



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Consider the activities you plan to do that day and whether or not your stack will get in the way of your tasks.


Think about your daily physical activities and if they will likely cause any wear and tear to your bracelets.


Keep in mind the level of noise your stack makes. Don’t let your arm candy become a distraction to you and others.

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all with the signature hand-hammered finish that is instantly recognizable. Devoted to his design, Gurhan continues to oversee the company’s factory workshop in Istanbul where each artisan is chosen and individually trained by Gurhan himself. With this passion and dedication, Gurhan often refers to his jewelry as “heartmade”. In fact, Gurhan can often be found at his workbench, envisioning his next new collection or putting the finishing It was more than 20 years ago that

touches on a One-of-a-Kind design.

Gurhan first experienced the beauty

It is this intimate connection with his

of 24K gold. Captivated by its depth,

craft and unwavering commitment to

warmth and sensuality, the designer

quality that has made GURHAN an

was inspired to build an entire brand

internationally recognized brand.

around this precious metal. With his usual passion and determination Gurhan studied the techniques of ancient goldsmiths and then refined them into designs for today’s woman. In fact, Gurhan is widely recognized for pioneering the revival of 24K gold and reintroducing it into the modern fine jewelry market.


GURHAN is a favorite among celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock and has received numerous awards and accolades … he was even commissioned to create an entire collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The company is currently headquartered in New York City where Gurhan oversees operations

Over the years the brand expanded and

along with his wife Fiona Tilley who is

also offers collections in sterling silver,

President and CEO.




Local Gems Of Wisdom SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY When company comes to town, what do you like to do / where do you like to go to show them the best the Lowcountry has to offer?




We head for the Sea Pines Beach Club - Ocean Lounge for small plates and cocktails!

We like to go to Harbour Town, Sea Pines Beach Club and various golf courses. (They come to play!)



We like to go to Downtown Bluffton to explore the shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Anything on a boat – but my favorite is a sunset cruise out of Harbour Town.


STEPHANIE We pack a picnic for the day and head to the beach -- bringing lots of beach games for the kids to play.

KEITH We take them to Hudson’s to eat fresh caught seafood – straight off the boat at the bar.

JIMI We love to go out on the boat to look for dolphin and see the wildlife.

BETH We love to rent beach cruisers and ride to Pool Bar Jim’s for a frozen cocktail! 37



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