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An Heirloom Pocket Watch

Time Travel

Beyond the Big 3

Discovering Italian Design

Our Inter view with 007: Daniel Craig

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(From left to right): Coleman Clark, President; Mitchell Clark, Executive Vice President; Jim Clark, Chairman

To all of our friends and loyal customers, Let us first offer our sincere gratitude for your patronage this year and in years past. We have been blessed with another successful year as we celebrate our 120th year as Oklahoma’s oldest business under the same family name and ownership. It is with pride that we take this opportunity to share with you our third issue of BC Clark Magazine. Within the following pages, you will experience some of our most beautiful designer collections, diamonds of the highest quality, sophisticated Swiss timepieces, unique giftware, as well as other related jewelry, fashion, and lifestyle topics of interest. Maintaining our promise to bring you the latest creations from the world’s leading designers, we travelled across the globe this year more than ever. Our journeys took us overseas from Basel, Switzerland to Vicenza, Italy and here in the United States to Tucson, Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York, all to bring the best the world has to offer in fine jewelry and gifts. Thank you for trusting BC Clark to be your personal jeweler and allowing us to share the significant moments in your life. Our amazing team of highly trained professionals is always eager to assist you and dedicated to giving you an experience you will not forget. With gratitude, Coleman, Mitchell, and Jim Clark

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Welcome from the Clark family

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The King of Complications The Trail of an Heirloom Pocket Watch Girl’s Night Out Discovering Italian Design Personalized Momentos The Real James Bond? Spy Style

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Crafting an Heirloom Pearl Passion Beyond the Big 3 A Season of Color Time Travel B. C. Clark–Luxe for Less Inside a Man’s Jewelry Chest Multi-taskers Something for Everyone — Giftware Selections

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Special Feature: The Wedding Section Bridal Jewelry Whispers “It’s All About Us” The Right Jewelry for the Big Day B. C. Clark Bridal Registry

Todd Tufts • Editor in Chief/Publisher/Creative Director Larry Stuart • Art Director Carol Besler • Editorial Director Stephen Lewis • Assistant Copy Editor Vence Vida • Production Manager Select Jewelry Photography by Ron Saltiel and RSP Media B.C. Clark Magazine is published by Tufts Communications, 1201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1009 • Anderson, IN 46012 T: 765-608-3081 • E: todd@tuftscom.com © 2012, Tufts Communications. All rights reserved. All prices subject to change

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Patek Philippe is widely regarded as the world’s most presti-

also holds the record for creating the world’s most complicated

gious watch brand, continually setting price records for watches

watch, the Sky Moon Tourbillon, which sold at Antiquorum in

sold at auction, and widely coveted by collectors. This year the

2007 for over $1.2-million, the top price achieved for a watch at

brand introduced the Ref. 5208P (the brand identifies its models

auction. What distinguishes the 5208P from the one-of-a-kind Sky

by number), the second most complicated watch ever made. Patek

Moon Tourbillon is that it is part of Patek’s regular collection. The 5208P is a self-winding chronograph, minute repeater and instantaneous calendar with aperture displays. High-tech supercomponents include Pulsomax escapement, Spiromax balance spring and various silicon-derived materials.

The Patek Philippe 5208P is the world’s second most complicated watch, yet retains the streamlined look of a classic dress watch.

The Patek Philippe 5204 is a split-seconds chronograph with perpetual calendar.

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Patek produces its own movements and holds patents on the

The brand’s new perpetual calendar, Ref. 5940, is set in a vin-

various aspects of its calibers, most of which represent subtle

tage 1920s-style cushion-shaped case, reflecting the design vocab-

improvements and refinements to existing traditional components

ulary of the epoch in which Patek Philippe presented the world's

or mechanisms. The company’s introductions are eagerly awaited

first wristwatch with a perpetual calendar in 1925. The Ref. 5940

and appreciated by collectors and investors alike, and they have not

displays the time and the calendar indications on a grained, creamy

been disappointed. In what might be described as the largest suc-

white dial with superb legibility, and has an amazing rate accuracy

cession of collectible watches ever produced by one manufacturer,

of -3/+2 seconds per day. This is a phenomenal result for a

Patek has introduced eight new chronograph movements in the

mechanical timepiece.

last seven years based on its proprietary chronograph caliber CH

Far from neglecting the growing number of women who appre-

29-535PS. The latest is the Ref. 5204 split-seconds chronograph

ciate mechanical watches, Patek recently introduced its first man-

with perpetual calendar – a brand specialty. Innovations of this

ually wound chronograph in a ladies watch. The Ref. 7071, con-

movement include a new split-seconds component that improves

taining the new caliber CH29-535 PS, is a manually wound

reliability and shaves about 1.16mm off the movement’s thickness,

chronograph five years in the making. The 7071 also has a vintage

and a mechanism that improves the alignment of the split-seconds

cushion-shaped case and is set with diamonds in the arc-shaped

hand with the chronograph hand. (This does not mean the align-

gap between the dial and the case where it meets the horns. The

ment of hands on the previous Patek Philippe split-seconds

movement incorporates six patented innovations that attest to

chronograph was faulty; these refinements simply take the move-

Patek’s celebrated obsession with the minutiae of watchmaking

ment to a higher level of perfection).

technology. These six refinements improve the efficiency and operation of the watch and reduce the need for lubrication and maintenance on various components. These technical subtleties are part of what make this brand so appealing to collectors as well as lovers of simply beautiful watches.

The Patek Philippe 5940 is set in a vintage 1920s cushionshaped case.

The Patek Philippe 7071 for ladies, with the new caliber CH29-535.

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Vintage JF Clark pocketwatch

An heirloom pocket watch bearing the Clark family name turns up four generations later

Modern technology sometimes has a way of bringing us clos-

McCoy recently sent the watch to B.C. Clark Jewelers where

er to the past, rather than the future. Earlier this year, Coleman

Ben Hawkins, Certified Master Watchmaker with 47 years watch-

and Mitchell Clark’s sister, Cheryl Clark Wolverton, was research-

making experience, was able to restore the watch back to first-

ing the Clark family history when she came across an item on

class condition. “A serial number inside the watch tells us it was

Facebook. The post was from a man looking for information about

manufactured in 1890, two years prior to the establishment of

a gold pocket watch that has been in his family for four genera-

our company,” says Mitchell Clark. “My great-grandfather would

tions. He had inherited it from his uncle, who had inherited the

have been working in Abilene with his brother at that time and

watch from his great grandfather.

could have touched or possibly even sold this watch himself.”

The watch was signed J.F. Clark, and Cheryl immediately contacted the man who had posted it. “My sister recently moved to Abilene, Texas, and became inspired to do some research on a part of our family history that we know little about – B.C. Clark, Sr.’s original roots,” says Mitchell Clark, executive vice-president of B.C. Clark Jewelers. “We know he had an older brother, J.F. Clark, who owned a jewelry store in Abilene, and that is how B.C. got his start.” Gary McCoy, the owner of the pocket watch, says it worked perfectly up until about 10 years ago, something that attests to the quality of workmanship that went into the Clark brothers’ pocket watches, a legacy that has passed on through the generations.

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Seeing and handling this treasure of a timepiece offers the Clarks a glimpse into the past and the path that the founder of B.C. Clark took to get started in the jewelry business. Benton Clyde Clark was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Growing up as one of ten children, B.C. worked hard on the family farm, but by the time he turned 18, he was certain that life held more for him than the simple farm life. His older brother, James Fletcher Clark, had purchased a jewelry store in Abilene, Texas, and B.C. decided to move there and work for him. Over the next several years, B.C. learned the jewelry and

BC Clark Jewelers, Pur cell, Indian Territory

watch repair trade working side by side with his brother. Eventually, B.C. started his own jewelry and watch business, first in Purcell, Indian Territory and then in Oklahoma City. His first business was called “B.C. Clark, the Big Watch Jeweler.” One key to the early success of B.C. Clark Jewelers was the repair and inspection of watches for railroad employees. Purcell was a division point for the Santa Fe Railroad. Locomotives from the North Division (between Chicago and Purcell) and the South Division (between Galveston and Purcell) would end their runs at Purcell, turn around on a turntable, and head back the same way they had arrived. Proper timekeeping was critical during these times, and the railroads required that all company watches be inspected every 15 days. B.C. Clark’s expertise at watch repair soon became renowned among the railroad workers. After the stock market crash in October of 1929, many businesses were forced to close their doors, but throughout the duration of the Depression, B.C. Clark Jewelers, by then located in Oklahoma City, remained solvent. The company had no outstanding debt, which helped enormously in weathering the economic storm, but B.C.’s keen business mind also greatly contributed to the store’s success during those lean times. B.C. made a deal with a manufacturer to make railroad pocket watches with the serial numbers already imprinted on the inside of the watch. Usually, the serial numbers were assigned and written on a piece of paper that was placed inside the watch. Because the numbers had to be assigned in order, they had to print them ahead of time, and because newer numbers were the better numbers to have, the watches with “B.C. Clark Jewelers” on the face were in high demand. As an added incentive, railroad personnel who purchased their watches from B.C. Clark Jewelers could have the payments withdrawn directly from their pay, and then the railroad company would send the lump sum payments to B.C. Clark. It was smart thinking like this that assured B.C. a thriving business in the middle of the worst depression the country has suffered. Benton Clyde Clark remained actively involved in the business until his death in 1963 at the age of 94. Second, third, and fourth generation Clark family members have continued to carry on the tradition of service started by B.C. Clark over 120 years ago with three locations in Oklahoma City.

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Girls Night Out On April 19th BC Clark Jewelers hosted a Girls Night Out event at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club benefiting Allied Arts. It was a huge success with nearly 400 guests in attendance. The evening was filled with much excitement, door prizes, great food, and wonderful people. On display were the newest designs from jewelry designers Penny Preville, Heather Moore, and Ippolita with special personal appearances by Penny Preville and Heather Moore. Through purchases and raffle ticket sales that evening, over $7,000 was raised for Allied Arts.

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Discovering Italian Design Coleman and Melissa Clark’s Italian adventure Photography by Little Black Box

Coleman Clark and his wife, Melissa, were recently hosted at a series of international luxury jewelry events in Italy. The events were organized by Fiera di Vicenza, and consisted of two jewelry shows, each unique in its own way. The very exclusive “About J” event was held in the small resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, nestled in the Italian Alps. It featured 23 of the most prestigious Italian and international designers and 130 buyers from 34 different countries. BC Clark was one of only 20 North American jewelry buyers to attend the invitation-only event, referred to as a “One-World Jewelry Summit.” The event’s exclusive small-scale and community-style itinerary allowed for more intimate networking with the designers and industry leaders. “The beauty of this show was being able to sit down with some of the world’s most talented jewelry designers and see their latest creations, which will influence jewelry fashion trends around the world,” said Coleman Clark. 40” South Sea pearl strand by Coscia

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Following the About J event, Coleman and Melissa attended the VicenzaOro Jewelry Show, one of the largest jewelry shows in the world, in Vicenza, Italy. VicenzaOro showcases hundreds of talented Italian designers, as well as many of the premier jewelry designers and manufacturers around the globe. Just as Paris and Milan are credited for new clothing and fashion trends, Vicenza is where new trends in jewelry are often premiered. In addition to the jewelry shows, Coleman and Melissa were given the opportunity to meet Paola De Luca, and attend her exclusive presentation on current and future jewelry and fashion trends. Paola De Luca is widely known as one of the world’s leading authorities on forecasting jewelry design trends, and is the Creative Director of “Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting,” an independent division of Fiera di Vicenza. “The challenge for us is to search out and find fabulous new designers and products that offer our customers something unique and different, yet is something that will appeal to consumers in our market,” said Coleman Clark. During De Luca’s presentation, she highlighted several themes including a return to the Left: Paola De Luca, trend forecaster

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past, nature, and the juxtaposition of vivid colors. “It was very interesting to hear Paola point out certain trends, and then walk the show floor and see the exquisite designs that fit within the parameters of those trends,” Clark continued. “Traveling to places like Basel, Switzerland and Vicenza, Italy this year has put us in a unique position to bring the best products and the latest fashions to our customers. Our goal is to continue to be Oklahoma’s leader in luxury fashion jewelry.” For BC Clark, no trip to Italy would be complete without a visit with renowned Italian designer, Roberto Coin. Coleman and Melissa, along with about 50 other guests, were treated to dinner at Roberto and Pilar Coin’s home, situated on a hilltop overlooking the city of Vicenza. “It was an unforgettable evening,” said Melissa Clark, “and it was so interesting visiting with other Roberto Coin retailers from the States, as well as others from places around the world, such as the UK and Prague. Of course, the best part was being with Roberto Coin and listening to his fascinating stories from his recent travels.” 14

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each character is individually hand stamped. “This

Heather B. Moore believes passionately in the sentimental

method allows us to give

value of jewelry. “I have always had an intense desire to docu-

every piece a unique per-

ment the times in life that have made a true impression on our

sonality to match your stories,” says Moore. All of the stamps are

character,” she says. “What defines you? Family, achievements,

specific to the company and are milled at the Heather B. Moore

friends, travel? We are making an impression in the metal, just as

studio in Cleveland, Ohio. “We have the ability to recreate your

the story you are documenting has made an impression in your life.

family’s crest, your wedding monogram or your company, charity

You have to embrace those moments.”

or school logo,” says Moore. “We can even replicate a signature,

Moore started her company in 1994 by introducing a line of

sketch or a child’s drawing.” The pieces often serve as heirlooms,

personalized jewelry to the luxury market. Her jewelry combines

cherished family mementos that can be passed on through the gen-

her talent for storytelling with her passion for the arts. The jewel-

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On Sunday afternoon, in Istanbul, Turkey, I got my interview with Daniel Craig and producer Barbara Broccoli. Since Craig had to get back to set to film part of an action sequence on Skyfall, we had limited time. However, even though Craig and Broccoli were guarded about giving away any of the twists and turns, they still talked about the strength of the script, the humor, how the upcoming teaser trailer only scratches the surface of what Skyfall is about, the stunts, invoking the wit of Ian Fleming, whether Bond 24 is really coming in 2014, and a lot more. Some of us saw the teaser trailer at CinemaCon last week and it has a great dark, serious tone. Can you talk about what you guys are going for with Skyfall? Daniel Craig: The teaser’s just that, a teaser. It represents a very, very small part of the movie. I mean, you know the score. When you’re making a teaser, you want to show part of the movie and leave a lot to be desired, and I personally think we have. I think what the teaser’s done incredibly well is show that there’s an awful lot of content in the movie, but [the footage shown in the teaser] is nothing. Barbara Broccoli: It’s a lot of fun too. A lot of fun.

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Given that this is the James Bond anniversary, and because you’re shooting the film in Istanbul where two Bond films have been done before — From Russia with Love and The World Is Not Enough — I was wondering whether any part of it’s an homage to the past Bond movies? Craig: It’s not directly that, but certainly there were conversations with all of us, especially with Sam [Mendes]. Sam felt very strongly that by making the best Bond movie we can, we’re gonna look back a little. You kind of have to do that. But this has an individual look to it, something that I don’t think you’ve seen in any other Bond movie. Broccoli: It feels like classic Bond, doesn’t it? Craig: I think so, yes. Broccoli: It feels like we’re making a very classic Bond, and it’s great to be back here in Istanbul. 49 years ago today, actually, they were shooting here. So it’s a wonderful way to celebrate it. In Casino Royale you gave Bond a very different personality. Where will you take him now? Craig: Go-go dancer.

Craig: It’s something I’ve not done myself before, and I thought it’s about time that I showed that part of myself to the world (laughs). Um, wait and see. I mean, really. I’m not going to say that we’ve done something incredibly different here; we’ve done something, I think, that has quality about it. And, like I said, we’ve got a teaser that has a great story that we want to tell. But it is a kind of wait-and-see situation.

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Broccoli: Oh come on, we’re here in Istanbul! Craig: No, let’s talk about Bognor Regis, please. There’s nothing wrong with Bognor Regis, by the way. Well I was wondering where you sort of cut back and where you splashed out? Broccoli: It’s all on the screen. All the money’s on the screen. Craig: It’s all on the screen. There’s nothing tight about what we’ve done; it’s just that we’ve spent the money in the right places. We’re very fortunate to be able to make movies like this; I mean, not a lot of people get the chance to do it. We want to give an audience as much value for money as we possibly can, and that’s been sort of the key here for all of us. Sam Mendes has said he would have advised you against taking the Bond role back in the day. Craig: He regrets saying that (laughs). Broccoli: How the worm has turned.

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Craig: Well, not even that, it’s just as soon as he said it in the interview, I said, “You really wanna get involved with this?” Sorry, please go on.

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Are you happy to work with him on this?

You took two movies to learn Bond…

Craig: Very much, very much. It’s been a great relief for me to work with someone like Sam on a movie like this, because there’s an awful lot of pressures from the outside world on a movie like this, but we just crack on with making the best film we can. It’s a joy to do.

Craig: Did I? Take it back! (laughs) I’m still learning.

Can you talk a bit about the humor of the movie? Craig: The humor’s not something that we’ve tried to do, it’s just that we’ve got a great script. Humor comes out, I think, more of situation than it does out of gag lines. We’ve got some very funny lines in the movie, but who knows how an audience may find them. I remember with Casino, one of the lines we didn’t think was particularly funny, the audience really got a hold of. So I’m just excited about showing it to an audience and showing the dialogue we have and the situations we have, and to see how they react to it. I think there’s some very funny moments. I have a very dark humor though. Broccoli: Well so did Fleming. It’s very Fleming-y. It has the wit of Ian Fleming. The acerbic wit. One of the things I’ve loved about the Bond movies as opposed to other Hollywood action movies is that it’s all about style. Is there a specific stunt from Skyfall that you’re looking forward to realize? Craig: Yes. There’s a lot, there’s a ton of stuff that we’ve done and style has been the key. Not only just how stunts are created and how they’re designed. We have Gary Powell again, who’s designing the stunts, and Alexander Wit, who’s shooting second-unit on this, who’s an incredibly skilled director but has a real eye for what’s exciting. But style has been really a key through design — production design, costume design, some of the casting. Broccoli: Oh absolutely, and Roger Deakins who’s the greatest [director of photography] ever. Does it feel different than the last two films? Craig: Yeah, definitely. In what way? Craig: In every way, really. We’ve got a different team together; some old faces are still here. Again, talking about how it’s such a rare thing to make movies like this, and to be given the chance you have to give it all you’ve got. Now I’m at the stage where all I want to do is start showing this to an audience to get that reaction, to see how they react to it. I think it’s quite special, what we’ve got. Here’s hoping. Who knows?

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Are you in a comfort zone now? Craig: No, not at all. I’d hate to feel in a comfort zone while I was working. That’s not the way I like to do things. You want to be pressurized and you want to be challenged every day, and we are for sure on this movie challenged every day with something. It’s just a relief for us; we’ve been filming at Pinewood in sort of fairly dark locations for the past however long it’s been, so it’s great to come to Turkey and film in some amazing, beautiful locations. It feels like an old fashioned Bond movie. Last week Rory, the president of distribution of Sony, announced Bond 24 for I guess late 2014… Broccoli: He was getting a little overexcited (laughs). We’re just actually focusing on this movie. One hopes that in the future we’ll be announcing other films, but no one’s officially announced it. Craig: No one’s announced anything. He got a little ahead of himself (laughs). It’s very nice that he has the confidence to be able to do that, but we haven’t finished this movie yet. There’s been a lot of talk about how this has personal stakes for Bond. What does that require from you in your performance that maybe makes it more personal than the previous things we’ve seen? Craig: I don’t think personally; it’s about the character and how he lives the experience. Again, just harkening back to the script, through a lot of hard work I think we’ve kind of got together a script that has a really strong bedrock of a story and something for all the characters — of which there are a lot in this movie — to sort of experience. There are very personal stories in it, and hopefully the audience will get affected by them and moved by them. It’s just a good acting job to do.


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The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall.

James Bond, in his perpetual endeavor to save the world, is invariably in possession of four things: a cool car, a big gun, a hot babe and a great watch. And although it is every man’s fantasy to pack the gun, car and babe, it can be argued that the most important and practical of these accoutrements is the watch. Get the right timepiece, and who knows what far-fetched fantasies might follow. Throughout the series of 22 Bond films,

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007 has worn watches that, thanks to Q, have variously performed double duty as rocket launchers, lasers, detonators, knuckle dusters, a Geiger counter and an explosive device. Alas, the real-life equivalents, some of which are revealed here, do not incorporate these elements, but the important thing is that they look as if they would.

Omega celebrates the appearance with a special-edition Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M, available to spies and non-spies alike. The watch is equipped for any underwater adventure, with a helium escape valve, water resistance to a remarkable 60 meters and a unidirectional rotating bezel engraved with a chromium nitride diving scale to time dives. The dial, hands and indices are coated with white Super-LumiNova emitting a blue light. The minute hand and dot on the The Omega De Ville Co-axial Chronometer.

diving bezel emits a green light, making it easy for divers to keep track of their time. At the 7 o’clock position is a 007 logo, including a gun motif that is reminiscent of the grip of Bond’s trademark Walther PPK. It is powered by a Omega’s exclusive new Co-Axial caliber 8507 movement with a silicon balance spring, and will be produced in a limited edition of 5,007 pieces. The Omega/James Bond partnership began with GoldenEye in 1995 — concurrent with the revival of mechanical watchmaking. In the film the watch was specially equipped with a laser beam that allowed Pierce Brosnan to cut through a metal sidecar, freeing him from a train where he was being held captive. Over the next several Bond films, the Omega Seamaster built a reputation as the Bond watch of choice, appearing in Die Another Day, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace and now, Skyfall. In 2010, watch auction house Antiquorum sold two original Omegas worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale — a Seamaster sold for $49,500, and a Planet Ocean, for $177,140. Another collector nabbed a Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies for $57,680 — Laser beams not included. B. C .

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A William Henry pocketknife is as much intuitive as it is utilitarian, as much a piece of art as it is an award-winning accessory. Crafted from metals, wood, stone, fossil ivories and more, each knife is the result of a succession of discreet steps that culminate in a small masterpiece. Matt Conable, president and co-founder of the company, is intrigued by the sensuous intersection of form and function, warmth and cold, hard and soft, and in his role as designer, this perspective is evident in the juxtaposition of patterns and materials. The earthy warmth of desert ironwood, for example, is the perfect counterpoint to cool Damascus steel, and the totemic DNA of fossil ivory effectively contrasts with the swirl of mokume gane.

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Writing instrument from the Koftgari collection by William Henry.

Fairway golf divot tool by William Henry

Founded in 1997, William Henry now resides in a 6,400-square-foot manufactory in McMinnville, Oregon, that feels more like an artisan’s workshop than a stateof-the art facility. Conable modeled the space after a custom knife shop, which is where he first honed his craft as a teen. With natural shell hailing from Australia, wood from such reaches as Morocco and Mexico, and fossil mammoth bone from Russia or Alaska, as well as metalworkers, fine engravers and stone experts stationed all over the globe, each knife is a remarkable international affair. The components are precision machined to tolerances reserved for aerospace level work — often measured at 0.0005th of an inch, or one-twelfth the size of a human hair. But the final fit, finish, action and sharpness are achieved by hand, employing the time-honored craftsmanship developed by generations of master cutlers. There are 18 craftspeople at the Oregon studio, collectively realizing the company’s motto: “Superlative function deserves to be elevated to superlative art.”

His collection of pens has already won prestigious awards and gained a new legion of devotees for their beauty, design and original materials. The pen shop, adjacent to the knife-making area, has a buzz all its own. There, each pen is turned, assembled and polished as a whole to a glass-like finish, rendering every piece unique. And here, too, it seems that human touch accounts for more than the most technologically advanced machinery: after multiple polishings, each of the rollerball and limited-edition fountain pens is carefully examined by hand for any imperfections. The names of the pen collections are an homage to the Willamette Valley wine country where William Henry is located: Cabernet, Zinfandel, Pinot and Merlot. The fountain pens feature 18-karatk gold German-made nibs. A William Henry pocketknife takes more than twelve 12 months to produce, comprising the work of more than 30 artisans and 800 individual operations. There are currently about ten 10 distinctive knife collections available, each with a personality all its own. In addition, the company produces exclusive editions as well as oneof-a-kind pieces. “Heirloom quality,” a tenet on which the company was founded, doesn’t come easily.

From the Fire and Ice collection by William Henry.

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Frédéric Schwebel ably handles his role in the "slot" position within the Breitling Jet Team, the toughest of them all. When performing with no obvious escape route, mistakes are just not an option. Strapped to his wrist is the Chronomat, powered by the ultimate high-performance chronograph movement, Breitling Caliber 01, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), an exceptional "motor" entirely developed and built by Breitling. Ultra-sturdy, ultra-reliable and ultrawatertight to 1,650 ft, the Chronomat stands out for its unique design and its incredible concern for details. For Frédéric Schwebel, it is quite simply the world’s best chronograph. 5-YEAR BREITLING WARRANTY $8,960

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The famous La Peregrina necklace from Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection that sold for a record $11.8 million at auction last year. (Photo courtesy of Christie’s Images)

Fun, Fashionable & Fabulous One of the most exclusive and publicized jewelry events of this decade was last year’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels. Among the many remarkable pieces up for bid was the famous pearl necklace, La Peregrina. One of the world’s largest and most perfect natural pearls, its rarity, beauty, and well-documented history were reflected in the amazing sales price of $11.8 million, a record for pearl jewelry. Discovered by an African slave in 1515 off Isla Santa Margarita, this 50.96-carat pear-shaped pearl adorned many royal necks before being gifted, nearly 500 years later, to Elizabeth Taylor. With her artistic eye for fashion, Taylor had La Peregrina redesigned and set with diamonds, rubies, and cultured pearls. Pearls have always long been a symbol of elegance and refinement. Fashion icons such as Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie O were not often photographed without their pearl necklaces. Today, while traditional strands of round pearls remain popular, these living gems come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and, colors, and are an integral part of original designs to suit every woman’s fashion personality and budget.

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One of the most interesting of the current trends in pearl fashion jewelry is the use of baroque pearls. Their unusual shapes lend themselves to a vast array of designs — from flower petals to snake scale — in brooches, pendants, and bracelets. Another trend is the combination of pearls and colorful gemstones, which brings out the beauty of both. Pearls are also a featured element in cocktail rings, forming the center of a beautiful flower or a circle of gemstones.

Clusters of pearls create volume and color in all types of jewelry. Even traditional strands can be dressed up or down, knotted, worn as a belt, or even combined with blackened metals for a vintage look.The possibilities for pearls are endless, depending only on the imagination of the designer.

Multi-color baroque cultured pearl strand with pave diamond beads $13,750

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While natural pearls are still found, mainly in the Gulf region of the Middle East, the vast majority of pearls are cultured. Precious cultured pearls from the South Seas (mainly Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia) range from white, to silver, silvery-pink and even brilliant gold. The darker Tahitian pearls, cultivated in the waters of French Polynesia, range from the popular peacock to various blacks, silver-gray, and eggplant. The lustrous akoya

Tahitian black south sea cultured pearl strand by Mikimoto $5,800

pearls, grown in the cooler waters off Japan and China, come in cream, pinkish, gray, and gold tones. With the explosion of freshwater pearls over the last few years, grown almost entirely in China, pearl jewelry has also become more affordable. Available in a variety of pastel colors, including cream, pink, lavender, gray, and white, these pearls come in baroque forms as well as round and oval shapes. Whether natural or cultured, pearls today form an integral part of every jewelry wardrobe with designs that are fun, fashionable, and fabulous. Golden south sea cultured pearl and diamond ring by Mikimoto $5,200

Pink cultured freshwater pearl bead bracelet by David Yurman $425

Cultured pearl and diamond "Crossover" necklace by David Yurman $1,950

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Although emerald, ruby and sapphire remain classic jewelry favorites, there is a broad spectrum of gems taking center stage in design today, particularly gems that offer a range of colors in their mineral family, such as tourmaline, garnet, moonstone and quartz.

tourmaline Perhaps the most diverse gem available is TOURMALINE, which comes in a dazzling array of colors. Tourmaline, meaning multi-colored, is available in dark green chrome tourmaline, deep blue to blue-green indicolite, pink to deep red rubellite, rare neon blue Paraiba tourmaline and yummy bi-color watermelon tourmaline. Bi-color tourmaline, yellow sapphire and diamond necklace by Spark $7,985

Green tourmaline and diamond ring $5,055

Paraiba tormaline and diamond ring by Krementz $23,495

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Spessartite garnet and diamond necklace by Spark $11,750

Tsavorite garnet and diamond ring by Mark Patterson $2,150

Moonstone and diamond necklace by Spark $5,975

garnet GARNET, known as the “gem of plenty,� also spans a wide spectrum of color. Named for its likeness to pomegranate seeds, garnet is well known for its shades of red, but many are surprised to learn that it’s also found in pink, purple, green, yellow, orange and brown hues. Among the most stunning colors in the garnet family of gems are those found in bright orange spessartite, deep vivid red rhodolite and brilliant green tsavorite and demantoid garnets.

moonstone Another designer favorite of late is MOONSTONE. Recognized for its glowing transparent milky appearance, with either a silvery white or soft blue sheen, moonstone is actually found in an array of subtle shimmering shades like peach, honey, pistachio, chocolate and cool gray. The great thing about moonstone is its chameleon-like properties; its delicate iridescent shades go with everything.

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Cognac quartz "Naga" drop necklace by John Hardy $1,295

Multi-color sapphire and diamond bracelet $8,975

Rutilated quartz ring by Carelle $3,585

Orange and yellow sapphire and diamond pendant by Kattan $18,500

quartz QUARTZ offers enormous variety in the form of its best-known gems, amethyst and citrine. But this mineral family encompasses a range of gems in various colors. Trending among designers who love to feature it big in bold designs is brown quartz – aka smoky, whiskey, cognac or chocolate quartz. Providing visual intrigue is clear quartz containing black tourmaline crystals or golden hair-like rutiles, known as rutilated quartz. Agate, another quartz gem that gets designers’

sapphires Although SAPPHIRE is celebrated for its rich blue color, this classic gem also comes in almost every color (when it is red, it is called ruby). It also comes in a range of fancy colors rivaling that of diamond, such as pink, purple, yellow, orange, and green, as well as white and black. Sapphire offers great durability. It is the second-hardest gem known to man, next to diamond.

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Now more than ever, the gemstone is an essential part of jewelry style. In recent seasons, gem styles that have organic, natural looks are basking in the spotlight. Earthy yet elegant, designs flaunting gems with unusual internal crystal growth, such as tourmalinated and rutilated quartz, uncut crystals or polished flat gem slices reflect a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind feel. These designs are striking a cord with jewelry lovers who want to be less ostentatious, and more mindful of what is meaningful and unique. Moreover, increased competition for gems on the world market has motivated design-

36" sapphire slice mix necklace by Marco Bicego $3,750

ers to innovate in how they use available material. As the trend for minimally processed gems has evolved in the last few years, demand has increased for flatter, two-dimensional gem slices. Their flatness allows light to pass through them in the way natural light shines through a stained glass window. The preferred setting for slices is the bezel setting, which designers hail as versatile, conforming to almost any stone and adaptable to just about any jewelry design. The preferred gems for the slice cut are tourmaline, sapphire and diamond, and the preferred motifs are diverse, from futuristic and sleek to romantic and vintage, to earthy and artistic. Amanda Gizzi, of the Jewelry Information Center, hails gem slices as one of the hottest trends in jewelry design. “Slices bring a new dimension to Pink sapphire slice earrings by Marco Bicego $1,390

designing with gemstones,” she says. “They allow for a larger surface area to showcase interesting stone characteristics. They let skin and/or light shine through the stone, creating a soft, striking look, and create the appearance of a larger carat weight.” The trend first gained traction with lesser-known gems, such as labradorite

Diamond slice ring by S&R Designs $3,680

and agate, as well as a variety of unusual quartz and tourmalines. But it has evolved to include higher-end gems like diamond, sapphire, emerald and ruby. Consultant Cindy Edelstein, president of Jewelers Resource, has been tracking this trend for the past several years. “The material is more accessible, and the variety is greater than in years past, thus the price point is more accessible, too. It’s funky, and designers are even gravitating toward cloudy, imperfect stones for their unique, artistic style,” says Edelstein.

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Dress by RobertoTorretta. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Madrid, Fall/Winter 2012)

A calming yet inspirational color, blue is a perennial favorite in both jewelry and fashion. This season, it is especially popular. For the Fall/Winter 2012 fashion season, Pantone’s blue pick is “Olympian Blue,” a patriotic tone that will find its way into women’s apparel this fall. When accessorizing with jewelry, this shade of blue is evoked by the beauty of many gemstones including sapphire, topaz, azurite, iolite, lapis lazuli and opal. On a more philosophical note, for many, blue symbolizes loyalty, wisdom, trust, confidence, intelligence and truth. Many believe this cool and soothing color is beneficial to both the body and the mind, and is thus often associated with tranquility and calmness. The color of the sky and sea, blue ranges from lighter softer tones to darker and even more intense shades.

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its color of the year. This bold hue is also one of the main colors found in fine jewelry this year, and is represented by such gemstones as Mandarin garnet, fire opal, citrine, imperial topaz, spessartite, jade, sapphire, amber, chalcedony, carnelian and agate, among others. Evocative of the changing seasons, orange is a warm autumn color, midway between the heat of summer and the cool of winter. The color of creativity and ambition, this warm tone is thought to increase enthusiasm, self-esteem and confidence, while increasing the desire to explore and embrace new ideas. A power color, with high visibility, orange also commands attention, while symbolizing strength and endurance.

Citrine and diamond ring by Carelle $2,170

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Dress by Donna Karan. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York, Fall/Winter 2012)

popular purples The color purple combines the stability and calm of blue with the passion and energy of red. Historically associated with royalty, purple is a symbol of power, nobility and luxury. It is also thought to evoke peace and tranquility, and has been associated with creativity, mystery and magic. Among the favorite

Amethyst "Infinity" enhancer with chain by David Yurman $1,325

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amethyst, purple sapphire,

topaz, spinel and jade, which evoke the range of purple in nature, from the cooler shades to the warmer tones. For fashion this year, Pantone predicts the most popular purple color will be what it calls “Rhapsody,� a grayed-down violet.

Grape bangle bracelets by Ippolita Starting at $295

Amethyst ring by Roberto Coin $1,900

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Dress by Juana Martin. (Photo courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Madrid, Fall/Winter 2012)

One of this year’s hot fashion colors is the bold and vibrant Pink Flambé, as forecast by the color authority Pantone. A combination of white and red, pink evokes romance, love and friendship. A feminine color, it provides feelings of warmth, tenderness, caring, self-esteem and acceptance. People who love beauty often favor pink tones. The deeper shades are also known to neutralize disorder and violence and promote relaxation and contentment. Many feel that pink gemstones can stimulate love and protect their wearers from harm. Among the many beautiful pink gems used in jewelry — including softer paler shades as well as the more vivacious darker tones — are rubellite, sapphire, ruby, rhodolite, spinel, Imperial topaz, rose quartz, pink diamond, mother-ofpearl, tourmaline, morganite, kunzite and garnet. Just as a pink carnation says “I will never forget you,” so does a pretty piece of pink gemstone jewelry.

Pink sapphire and diamond ring by Penny Preville $2,950

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Watch tourism in Switzerland is an aficionado’s paradise, combining natural and horological wonders off the beaten track

Millions of tourists visit Switzerland every year for its famous Alpine ski resorts and five-star spas on pristine lakes, but watch lovers know another Switzerland that combines the thrill of horological discovery with breathtaking scenery. Instead of the resorts and casinos of Lugano or the glamour and excitement of St. Moritz, and Gstaad, they are drawn to the hamlets of Fleurier and the charms of Lake Neuchâtel, and instead of Alps, they savor the scenic peaks and valleys of the rugged Jura mountains. This is the birthplace of watchmaking, a mecca for watch aficionados and the perfect destination for anyone looking for beauty off the beaten track. The Watch Trail, as it is known, begins in Geneva and runs north, roughly along the French border, for about 300 miles, ending in Basel, where the famous Swiss watch trade fair takes place every year. Along the way are some of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of Switzerland: pristine lakes, scenic hiking trails, and wonderful local inns and restaurants, all dotted with the museums and manufactures of the country’s elite watch brands. This is where the Swiss, as well as the world’s watch aficionados, come to be impressed. The region is full of delightful surprises, not only scenically but gastronomically. Even in the most remote villages of the Jura, you can dine on local foods and wines that rival world-class cuisine, all served with local hospitality. In this guide through Swiss timepiece territory, top watch brands are listed according to location. While some allow public tours on scheduled days, most are only open to the public by appointment, so it’s wise to contact them in advance. Many have on-site museums with opening hours to the public. All photos courtesy of Swiss Tourism.

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The Jet d’Eau fountain in Geneva is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. It rises to 459 feet in the air.

Geneva Brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Frederique Constant, Harry Winston, F. P. Journe, Roger Dubuis, Cartier, Franc Vila, Jean Dunand, DeLaneau, Bovet, DeWitt, Antoine Prezuiso. Geneva is the founding city of luxury watchmaking, and if you stand on the left bank of the bay where Lake Geneva meets the Rhône River, you can see the neon signs of the head offices of the elite brands along the right bank, including Patek Philippe and Rolex. It all started when, in the mid-16th century, French theologian John Calvin made Geneva the world headquarters of Reformation Protestantism. Deeply conservative, Calvin legislated a ban on the wearing of elaborate clothing and jewelry, but considered watches as practical and therefore respectable. Before long, Protestant watchmakers from France, Italy, and Flanders flocked to Geneva, where they plied their trade to a population that craved the only acceptable form of adornment. Today, Geneva is not only the headquarters of high-end watchmaking, it has become one of Europe’s great cities, with some of the world’s top hotels and restaurants. • Patek Philippe Museum, 7 Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers: This beautiful art deco building houses what is essentially the private collection of the Stern family, which owns Patek Philippe, the world’s most prestigious watch brand. It is a breathtaking collection, dating from 1839, and includes some of the auction record-setting watches made by the brand, including the world’s most complicated watch. The museum also showcases a large collection of pieces from Genevan, Swiss, and other European horological mas-

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ters, including a large collection of enameled watches, automata, and miniatures, some dating from the 16th century. • Watch and Clock Museum: This museum, located at 15 Rte. de Malagnou, features clocks, ornamental pocket watches, wristwatches, automata, enamels and tools. • The Malbuisson Clock, in the “Passage Malbuisson” was created by watchmaker Edouard Wirth. The clock presents a daily battle re-enactment of the Escalade, the 1602 Savoy attack on Geneva. Every hour on the hour, the 16 bells of the clock chime while 42 bronze figurines and 13 chariots make a procession. • The Cornavin Hotel Clock, 33 Blvd. James-Fazy, is the largest mechanical clock in the world, measuring 30 meters high and two meters wide, with a 26-meter pendulum. It is eight floors high. • The Flower Clock in the Jardin Anglais on the right bank of the city is a masterpiece of technology and floral art. Built in 1955, it has the largest second hand in the world and is decorated with over 6,500 plants and flowers of numerous varieties. The city changes the assortment every year. • Restaurants and hotels: Le Lion D’Or has a world-class menu, exclusive wines, and beautiful views of Lake Geneva. For traditional Swiss fondue and raclette, visit Restaurant Les Armures in the Hotel Les Armures in the heart of the old town. Top lakefront hotels include Hotel President Wilson and D’Angleterre.


The Southern Jura and the Vallée de Joux: Le Brassus, Le Sentier, L’Abbaye. Brands: Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin. The Vallée de Joux is, along with Neuchâtel, the birthplace of Swiss horology. The farmers in the remote villages of the valley took up watch and clock making to pass the long winter nights, working in their homes by candlelight. Watchmaking became a flourishing cottage industry and still is today. Eventually the assembleurs — who cased all the components into finished watches — built manufactures, factories that use a combination of machines and hand-crafting, most of which are still in operation. There are three main municipalities in the Vallée de Joux: Le Sentier, Le Lieu, and L’Abbaye, forming the district of La Vallée. All of the villages are accessible by train, but renting a car will allow you to explore the spectacular scenery on the winding roads through the Jura and discover the wonderful local restaurants along the way. • Hotel des Horlogers (Watchmakers Hotel), Le Brassus. This four-star hotel, about 25 miles north of Geneva, is near local watch manufactures and Lac de Joux, where sailing, water skiing and other water sports are available. It has a traditional chalet-style restaurant, serving fondue, and weekend packages that include visits to local watchmaking museums and boat trips on the lake. The hotel also organizes a tour that involves visiting a local watchmaker for a lesson in horology at the Watchmaking Initiation Center (see below). • Watchmaking Initiation Center, Le Sentier. Spend a day with watchmaker Olivier Piguet and learn to disassemble and then reassemble a mechanical watch. Participants keep their watches at the end of the lesson. Piguet receives visitors in a historical workshop, where he shares his theoretical and practical knowledge of the mechanical watch. For reservations, contact www.olivierpiguet.ch. • Sailing Camp on Lac de Joux. The Vallée de Joux Sports Center on Lac de Joux gives individual and group lessons, including weekend sailing camp packages that include accommodations and meals. www.myvalleedejoux.ch/en • Audemars Piguet Museum. This private collection includes several of the brand’s many world firsts in watchmaking, enriched with exceptional creations from other watchmaking craftsmen from the Vallée de Joux. • Espace Horloger, Le Sentier: This museum recounts a full history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux.

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The Jura Mountains and the Vallée de Joux are the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry.

Brands: Vaucher, Chopard, Parmigiani Fleurier, and Bovet. A few miles northeast, in the picturesque Val-de-Travers region, is the village of Fleurier, on the Areuse River. The Areuse supplied the hydro-energy needed for the watchmaking industry, which started in the village around 1730. A network of well-maintained footpaths, hiking and mountain-biking trails leads through the tranquil landscape, following the bends of the river. • The former Benedictine Monastery of Saint-Pierre in the neighboring village of Môtiers produces Mauler, the notable sparkling wine. Guided tours and wine-tasting sessions are available. • Don’t miss the spectacular view of Fleurier and the Val de Travers from the Chapeau de Napoléon restaurant atop the mountain of the same name (shaped like Napoleon’s hat). The food is fresh, local and superb. Fondue is a specialty.

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The Northern Jura: Neuchâtel, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle, Villeret, St Imier Brands: Omega, TAG Heuer, Longines, Cartier, Panerai, Bulgari, Montblanc, Hermes, Chanel, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Ebel, Corum,Ulysse Nardin, Zenith, Minerva, Montblanc. Neuchâtel: A 900-year old clock tower chimes the time in this city of watchmaking which, along with nearby La Chaux-de-Fonds, is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its design as a center of watchmaking as a cottage industry, with residential and semiindustrial buildings mixed together. It was the home of Abraham Louis Breguet, the most famous watchmaker and inventor of many horological mechanisms, including the tourbillon. The city is located on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, with the Jura mountains rising steeply in the background and the Alps visible across the lake.

The Palafitte in Neuchâtel is the only hotel in Europe with rooms built as over-water bungalows.

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its unique mix of residential and semi-industrial buildings, all geared to the watch industry.

• Hotel Palafitte: Among the many things the Swiss do very well are two standouts: watchmaking and hospitality. The Hotel Palafitte has 40 rooms designed as individual over-water bungalows built on piles over Lake Neuchâtel, with stunning views from private decks. Originally built for the Swiss National Exhibition more than 10 years ago, the hotel has become a regional landmark and is the only overwater hotel in Europe. • Also located lakeside (though not right on the lake) is the majestic Beau Rivage, an old-world, elegant, five-star hotel. Among the many services and packages offered is a weekend for two that includes, in addition to two-night’s accommodation and gourmet meals, a trip to a local watchmaker’s workshop where you can build your own mechanical watch. • The Time Trail: A panoramic funicular railway runs from Neuchâtel to Chaumont, offering superb views of the lakes and the mountains. Descend back to Neuchâtel via the Time Trail, a 4,500-meter path with stations representing the evolution of life on Earth placed along the way. www.neuchateltourisme.ch

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La Chaux de Fonds The city of La Chaux-de-Fonds is one of the focal points of the Swiss watchmaking industry and the home of the country's famous watchmaking school, WOSTEP. The town was built according to a special “city-factory” urban design, in parallel strips on which residential housing and workshops intermingle – and still do. Some of the charming houses you see in this town are actually watch factories. Watchmaking was a cottage industry at the time, with most of the trades involved – case makers, dial makers – taking place in home workshops.

• Omega Museum: Includes collections from key-wound pocket watches and ultra-slim quartz models to the official chronograph of NASA and award-winning chronometers. Also, it houses the first photo finish camera designed for timing the Olympic Games. • Biel is the ideal starting point for cycling tours of the area, with a wide selection of routes to choose from in the Jura foothills or along the waterfront. The lakeside Seeland park includes several kilometers of hiking paths, including the “Vegetables Route,” with information along the way on the more than 60 varieties of vegetables cultivated in the area.

• International Watchmaking Museum. In addition to constantly changing temporary exhibits, the museum displays a vast permanent collection of historic watches and clocks. It is the broadest and most comprehensive watch and clock museum in the world. The museum includes a prize collection of close to 5,000 items dating from the 16th century to modern times. • Museum of History: This is located in a villa that preserves a typical artisan watchmaker’s quarters. It tells the story of La Chauxde-Fonds and how this small village was transformed into a watchmaking center. • The Longines Museum, St Imier. Located in a wing of the brand’s manufacture, one of the first to be established in the region, the museum traces the history of Longines from 1832, and in so doing, comprises one of the most comprehensive histories of Swiss watchmaking. • The Horological Museum: Located in the nearby village of Le Locle in a late 18th century manor house, it contains a large historical collection of clocks, watches and automata.

Biel/Bienne Brands: Omega, Breitling, Concord, Swatch Group This city, like Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds, grew on the strength of the watch industry, which remains its top industry. It is officially bilingual, hence the double name, one in French and one in German. It sits on a lake of the same name, with the foothills of the Jura behind it. The small but beautiful historic center, with its gothic church, impressive guild halls and fountains decorated with flowers, is great for strolling.

Bikers on the Route Panoramique du Balcon in the Jura Mountains, with a view of Lake Neuchâtel. — Christof Sonderegger

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Every spring, 100,000 watch aficionados travel to Basel for the annual watch fair.

Every April, more than 100,000 buyers, collectors and watch lovers travel to Switzerland to ensure they are among the first to discover the latest watch introductions at Baselworld, the world’s largest annual watch and jewelry trade show. The Basel fair is massive: 10 days before it opens, 30,000 building staff construct twoor three-story closed booths (some with elevators and kitchens), inside a triple-airplane-hangar-sized building. Another 30,000 people staff the booths during the day. The town’s hotels book 800,000 overnight stays for visitors during the week of launch parties and celebrations. Basel is also a beautiful city, with an old town dating to the early 14th century, and beautiful paths and biking trails along the Rhine River. • Historical Museum. A collection of timepieces made in Western European watchmaking centers, made between the 15th and 19th centuries, including sun dials, carriage clocks, enameled gold watches and timepieces made in Basel. • Museum of Timepieces and mechanical musical instruments. Mostly pieces from private collections, including clocks, watches, pocket watches and pendant watches. A new, free iPhone App from SwitzerlandMobility provides information on over 600 national, regional and local hiking and cycling routes in Switzerland. It includes information on over 4,000 points of interest such as overnight accommodation, skating and canoeing sites, sightseeing attractions and a full railway schedule. www.schweizmobil.ch/enwww.schweizmobil.ch/en B. C .

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David Yurman SS Aqua Chalcedony Infinity necklace $550

Hematite doublet ring by Ippolita $595

Mother-of-pearl & diamond "Lollipop" necklace by Ippolita $995

London blue topaz & diamond "Lollipop" necklace by Ippolita $995

David Yurman SS Aqua Chalcedony Infinity ring $475

"Dot" earrings by John Hardy $550

Small oval hoop earrings by Ippolita $150

Grape teardrop earrings by Ippolita $495

"Naga" dragon link bracelet with Mother-of-pearl $450

Swiss Army "Dive Master 500" watch $795

John Hardy SS/18KY Dot wide cuff bracelet $995


Wide crossover ring by David Yurman $350 Pearl & diamond ring by David Yurman $825

"Tiny Treasures" diamond horseshoe pendant by Roberto Coin $980

"Petite Albion" pink chalcedony and diamond ring by David Yurman $625

"Tiny Treasures" diamond heart pendant by Roberto Coin $780

Pandora bracelet $295 as pictured

"Jaipur" stackable rings by Marco Bicego $505 ea.

Heather Moore "XXOO" charm necklace with blue topaz $615 Heather Moore "Mom/Loved" charm necklace $610 Heather Moore "Love" key necklace $340

Sculpted cuff bracelet by David Yurman $925

"Jaipur" blue topaz stud earrings by Marco Bicego $495

William Henry titanium knife with coastwood inlay $750 William Henry steel money clip with carved Mother-of-pearl inlay $595

Michele "Tahitian Jelly Bean" watch with rose tone dial $375


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1. Wedding band While the emphasis may be on your spouse’s engagement/wedding rings, it’s still important that your wedding ring express not only your commitment but your personality. Some couples get matching wedding bands, others select individual styles that suit them best. Thankfully, now there are nearly as many selections of men’s wedding bands available as women’s: from traditional 18k gold, platinum or palladium versions to contemporary metals, such as cobalt, titanium, black zirconium and tungsten carbide.

Contemporary metal bands by Fable Designs Titanium band with camouflage inlay $395 Cobalt thumbprint band $480 Black zirconium band with burl inlay $660

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2. Signet Ring Other than a wedding band, a signet ring has been the other traditional ring style for men. These rings, which can be made of any precious metal, used to bear the wearer’s monogram or family crest. Many still do, but there are more updated versions, some set with gemstones – both cabochon and faceted cuts – and others bearing intricate designs or carvings, such as astrological or spiritual symbols, rock ‘n’ roll-inspired motifs and even sports teams insignias. Wear them on your right hand ring finger, opposite your wedding band, or on your pinky if you dare.

Signet style rings with Bronzite and Jasper by David Yurman $575 ea.

3. Cufflinks

Round "Naga" dragon cufflinks by John Hardy $495

Since a hallmark of any professional gentleman’s wardrobe is a French cuff dress shirt, naturally cufflinks are a necessity. But just because they are a necessity, doesn’t mean cufflinks need to be staid or corporate. They are now a chance to be creative. For the office, usually your style should fall somewhere in between: a look expressive enough to show off your personal style, but without the glitz. If you are like an increasing number of men who don French cuff shirts, even for casual wear, there’s ample opportunity to experiment with cufflinks.

4. Dress Set This is the gentleman’s version of red-carpet jewelry: a cufflink and stud set to be worn for formal and state occasions. When a man wears a tuxedo, he has few other accessory options, save for his dress set. Which is why plenty of thought should be given to Diamond cufflink and stud set by John Hardy $3495

them. Typically, the cufflinks and usually four matching studs are sold as a dress set, but they can often be purchased separately. If you have a favorite pair of cufflinks, why not find studs that complement your cufflinks rather than match them exactly?

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6. Link Bracelet Only a couple of generations ago, an ID link bracelet was one of the most popular pieces of men’s jewelry. Bracelets remain a favorite for men, but at dimensions that are a far cry from those in your grandfather’s jewelry chest. Just as watches have increased in size, so have the size of links in men’s bracelets. Which makes sense given that bracelets are often worn on the opposite hand from those bold timepieces. Bracelet styles today are Amulet necklace by David Yurman $1095

truly sculptural works of art; many have intricately carved links and may utilize a mixture of metals or other materials.

"Ironwood" link bracelet by David Yurman $950

"Naga" dragon dog tag necklace by John Hardy $395

"Armory" link bracelet by David Yurman $800

7. Right-hand rings Previously the purview of women, the right-hand ring is a more

5. Dog Tag

elaborate, usually diamond ring worn on the right hand, as

GIs returning home from foreign lands first helped

the left hand. Today, men are also

popularize the idea of dog tag pendants, which in

embracing the right-hand-ring

military terms were intended solely for identification

trend, demonstrating their

purposes. Now dog tags and similar pendants have

sense of style and individu-

taken on widespread significance, becoming more of

ality. It offers a great

a talisman for a man’s personality. For some, dog tags

chance for men to wear

are weekend-wear only; for others they are a bold

diamonds,

statement to make every day. Traditional styles in

black diamonds, which are

precious metals continue to be important, but be

seen to be more masculine

sure to check out new versions in blackened metals

and less showy.

or inlaid with genuine stones.

opposed to the engagement ring, worn on

particularly

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8. Beaded Bracelet They seem to be on every wrist these days from Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte and pro-footballer Bryan Scott to “Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher and hip-hop superstar Jay Z. A more casual – and usually more colorful — alternative to link and metal bracelets, beaded bracelets are usually made from gems and exotic stones. Maybe it’s the spiritual significance some associate with these bracelets, but many men collect them in various colors and materials. Red coral bead bracelet by David Yurman $595 Patek Philippe "Calatrava" Ref. 5296R $29,000

Black onyx bead bracelet by David Yurman $375

9. Dress Watch Whether you work on Wall Street or Main Street, the sign of a professional man is often his power suit and his wristwatch. A dress-for-success look is even more important due to today’s competitive job market. Having the right look in your watch is just as important as the right fit in your jacket. The latest trend in dress watches is a slimmer approach to the watch case, allowing for your French cuff shirt to glide above. Dials are simpler and more straightforward: three hands, a day/date window and maybe a power reserve indicator. Straps are more desirable than bracelets, especially in fine exotic skins and leathers.

Tag Heuer "Carrera" Calibre 16 automatic chronograph $4600

10. Sports watch Even for a man whose biggest physical exertion for the day is channel surfing, sports watches are something of a badge of masculinity. They’re the sports cars of your jewelry wardrobe. Equipped with functions such as a chronograph, tachymeter, alarm, regatta countdown, slide rule etc., sport watches are truly instruments that athletes, pilots, racers and boaters use. Best of all, they just look cool. Much of their design inspiration (and often materials, too) are based upon actual cars, planes or boats. From all-black, stealth versions to colorful nautical inspired styles, sports watches deserve a spot in your jewelry chest.

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Crystal Decanters and Carafes are a lovely way to serve your favorite wine, of course. Fill them with your favorite bath salts and body wash to make an elegant presentation beside your tub (right). Or for a fun party option, create a Mimosa Bar, by pouring a different type of juice into each vessel. Label each decanter with a different type of juice on a hang tag so your guests can create a variety of Mimosas(below).

Waterford Lismore Nouveau Carafe $275 Waterford Lismore Wine Decanter $395 Waterford Lismore Diamond Pitcher $295 Waterford Lismore Essence Champagne Saucers (pair) $160

Multi-taskers

Getting creative with home accessories

Put Them On A Pedestal! No need to reserve Cake Pedestals for cakes. Add interest to your buffet with dishes of varying heights. These Annie Glass and Beatriz Ball Raised Platters are perfect displays for fruits, vegetables and more! Annie Glass Gold Ruffle Cake Pedestal $318.00, Beatriz Ball Nicola Square Pedestal Platter $199.00, Organic Pearl Ava Dip $45.00

This perfect Chip & Dip for a Holiday Party or OU Game, doubles nicely as an attractive Ottoman Tray for your home!

New from Michael Aram, Vertical Napkin Holders. Pick your favorite pattern and use as a caddy for kitchen or bar Napkins, guest towels in your powder room, or storage for mail on your desk. Florentine Gold and Pomegranate 15" Square Tray $235.00 and small bowl $40.00

Olive Branch Gold $89.00, Pomegranate $89.00, Sleepy Hollow $89.00


Waterford Marquis Vintage Decanters Hour Glass Decanter $59.00 Cylinder Decanter $59.00 Oval Decanter $69.00

Crystal Stemware makes flower arranging easy! Place these make shift vases down the center of your dining room table using heighths that won't interrupt the conversation at your next dinner party. Waterford Essence Flute Pair $160.00, Waterford Diamond Beverage Glass $70.00, Waterford Mixology Shot Glasses (set of 4) $175.00

This Julia Knight Punch Bowl is perfect for a punchless party as a party tub! Fill with your favorite beverages to set on your bar! Or toss a Salad in it for a beautiful first course presentation on your buffet!

This Punch Bowl by Beatriz Ball is the perfect shape and size for serving shrimp at your next party. Freeze the bowl before adding shrimp to keep it cold. Hollow out a large lemon creating a bowl for Cocktail Sauce. Vento Punch Bowl $250.00

Peony Snow Punch Bowl $350.00

The more creative the shape, the better! This Beatriz Ball Vento Manola Bowl is a creative way to bake and serve Artichoke Dip accompanied by crackers served in a Vento Guest Towel Holder. Or switch it up and bake the dip in the Guest Towel Holder! Vento Manola Bowl $108.00, Vento Guest Towel Holder $65.00

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip 1 Can Artichoke Hearts, drained. 8 oz Cream Cheese, 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 Cup Sour Cream, 1/2 Cup Mayo, 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Minced Garlic, 6-8 Pickled Jalapeno Slices. Process all ingredients in a food processor. Pour into a greased baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.


Waterford Mixology Coupes Set of 4, $195

Beatriz Ball Vento Square Divided Dip Tray, $134

Moser Optic DOF/Stemless Wines In 6 colors shown plus black & clear $60 each

Waterford Lismore Diamond Caviar Server, $495

Michael Aram New Molten Snack Board $149 • Mini Dish pair $79 Long Dish $79

Waterford Mixology Talon Red Decanter, $375 Mixology Argon Blue Decanter, $375 Mixology Circon Amethyst Decanter, $375

something for everyone Rosanna Tea For Me Too Tea set, $90

Elegant Baby Baby Christening Set, $43

Royal Selangor Cinderella Pewter Book Ends, $200

Elegant Baby Sterling Baby Bracelet, $83 each

Halcyon Days 3 piece Fine Bone China Set, $129 each

Royal Selanger Teddy & Friends Pewter Music Box, $89

Reed & Barton Race Car Water Globe Musical, $55

Herend Pink Fishnet Baby Shoe, $115

Gorham Pitter Patter Whale Bank, $36

Herend Blue Fishnet Baby Shoe, $115


Swarovski Red Roses For You Kris Bear, $100

Lladro Arranging Flowers, $350

L’Objet Crocodile Pencil Cup, $75, Crocodile Desk Tray, $85 Crocodile Paper Clip Box, $50

Herend The Rothschild Birds, $2370

Lalique Bagatelle Vase, $1350

Waterford Mixology Talon Ice Bucket $375

Baccarat Lucky Butterfly Olive Green, $100

Herend Openwork Large Ball Box with Butterfly, $255 Openwork Small Ball Box with Butterfly, $230

Tizo Man’s Open Storage Box, $185

Tizo Man’s Divided Jewelry Valet Box, $224

Olivia Riegel Crystal & Pearl 5x7 Frame, $89 Copenhagen 5x5 Frame, $100 Union 4x6 Frame, $74

Rowallan Virginia White Jewel Box, $46 Bebe Yellow Jewel Box, $36 Carla Manicure Set, $42, Martha Jewelry Roll, $40 Stephanie Ipad Folio, $98

Tizo 3x3 Swivel Alarm Clock, $73

Halcyon Days USA Cufflinks, $270

Waterford, Metropolitan Clock, $285

Halcyon Days Friendship Box, $210

Waterford Lismore Essence Pencil Holder, $95 Lismore Essence Business Card Holder, $100

Reed & Barton Crystal Covered Box, $125

Meadow Mountain Designs Pewter Paperweights Bull & Bear $87 Scales of Justice $74

Letter Opener, $105

Oklahoma State Seal $74


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“ Channel TV, says what couples want most in an engagement ring is meaningfulness. What the ring says about them as a couple now matters more than whether it has a diamond that can be seen across the street. More understated center stones in a personalized setting are more desirable than knuckle-busters like Kim Kardashian’s 18-carat diamond ring or Paris Hilton’s 24-carat sparkler. Whether it’s a leftover from the recession or a reaction to over-the-top celebrities, the trend now is to whisper, not shout. “It’s really what it should have been all along, and we’re finally getting back to it,” says O’Connor. “Celebrities like Natalie Portman are saying, ‘I don’t need a doorknocker to prove he loves me,’ and the message of meaningfulness resonates.”

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Brides are drawn to intricate settings that have some personal

Rose gold is soft and romantic, and since

connection, like actress Halle Berry’s ring engraved with various

it’s been hugely popular for wristwatches

symbols important to her and her fiancé, actor Olivier Martinez.

and fashion jewelry, it’s not surprising to see it

The side stones in Carrie Ann Inaba’s ring are the birthstones of

emerge as a trend for wedding jewelry.

her and fiancé Jesse Sloan.

Brides still love the halo setting, the number-one pick for

Color is the word in fashion, and the trend for meaning has paved

engagement ring style. Its name derives from a “halo” of smaller

the way for it in bridal jewelry. Inaba is not the only famous face

diamonds surrounding the center stone. It’s a great way to get a

wearing color on her engagement ring: Jessica Simpson got engaged

big-diamond look on a small-diamond budget, says Gizzi, because

with a ruby; Elizabeth Hurley with a sapphire, and of course, Prince

the way the stones are set gives the illusion of a much larger dia-

William gave Catherine Middleton the sapphire and diamond

mond.

engagement ring worn by his mother, the late Princess Diana.

Brides have been freed from the mindset that a diamond has to

Crave color but still can’t quite get the idea of a diamond out of

be round or square, says O’Connor. The hottest celebrity engage-

your mind? Luckily diamonds come in every color of the rainbow,

ment rings recently have featured emerald cut diamonds, says

and colored diamonds have never been more popular than they are

Gizzi, and romantic fancy shapes like cushion, radiant, Asscher,

right now.

and ovals. And here’s a tip: for brides despairing of short, stubby

White gold and platinum still are the most popular metals for

hands, the elongated shape of the oval diamond can make the fin-

bridal jewelry, but a trend to watch is rose gold, says Amanda

ger appear longer! Adding micropavé ups the ante on any design,

Gizzi, who heads the Jewelry Information Center in New York.

because it makes the entire setting shimmer.

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O’Connor credits the royal wedding for pushing the trend toward understatement and meaningfulness. In addition to Kate

The Force of Mutual Attraction Gravity, BC Clark’s exclusive bridal collection, is an

Middleton’s heirloom engagement ring, her wedding ring was made

American-made collection of innovative designs. Introduced in

from the same lump of Welsh gold that has supplied all the royal

2009, the Gravity collection has quickly become the most pop-

wedding bands. But her parents’ gift of diamond earrings for her

ular bridal brand at BC Clark. The line is designed and manu-

wedding day attire was especially meaningful. They were designed

factured in a Dallas studio using a combination of advanced

with a cluster of oak leaves and an acorn, reminiscent of her family

manufacturing technology and time-honored hand-finishing

home. And while strapless has been de rigueur for a wedding dress,

techniques. The center diamond of each engagement ring is

the new Duchess of Cambridge made it chic to cover up again. Her

always set in platinum prongs or a platinum head for added

Sarah Burton-designed gown was classic, modest, quietly elegant,

durability and longevity. All 18k white gold Gravity rings are

and reminiscent of Princess Grace, another icon of timeless beauty

manufactured with a palladium alloy, resulting in a bright, white, life-long finish. Each ring is engraved with a serial num-

and style. For the bride who prides herself on cutting-edge style and wants something really out of the ordinary, black and gray diamonds are especially chic and modern – yet, being diamonds, they still give a nod to tradition. O’Connor says totally unusual cuts, like Angelina

ber, allowing BC Clark to trace all aspects of the original production — and every ring can be customized. The men’s collection of Gravity wedding bands consists of both classic and innovative styles, including the option of a unique “moonscape” finish exclusive to the Gravity collection.

Jolie’s elongated stone, or blackened white or yellow metal adds an

The men’s collection is available in platinum, palladium, 18k

element of mystery. “People are sophisticated enough to know it’s

white gold, yellow gold, red gold and even green gold.

still a diamond,” he says. Ultimately, no matter what a bride’s high fashion statement is, most women still veer toward engagement rings that will stand the

Try the Gravity smartphone app to virtually try on all the rings

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Cultured pearl and diamond drop necklace by Penny Preville $3,240

For most brides, the hunt for The Dress begins barely a moment after “yes,” if not before. Rare is the bride-to-be that hasn’t already given at least some thought to the style of dress she wants for her big day, if she hasn’t been envisioning it since kindergarten! Despite this focus, it should not overshadow the importance of jewelry on the big day. Don’t skimp on wedding day jewelry. The dress will be worn once, but jewelry is a family heirloom that can be worn not only for the bride’s whole life, but also by future generations. Whether your taste runs to classic pearls or something more dramatic, remember that wedding day jewelry should always complement her face, hair and dress, never

Scroll diamond earrings by Penny Preville $3,635

compete with it. “Everything needs to stay in proportion,” says fashion expert and celebrity stylist Michael O’Connor, who’s helped many movie stars choose jewelry for red carpet appearances. The bride’s face shape and hairstyle should be considered first. Big hair – whether it’s full or long – needs a bigger earring, but make sure the shape of the earring doesn’t directly mirror the shape of the face. Brides seeking an elongated silhouette (and who isn’t?) should opt for a 1.5 to 2.5inch drop earring, says Amanda Gizzi, head of the Jewelry Information Center in New York. The earring’s length will bring attention up to her face. A classic drop can make the face look slimmer, while a wider drop style, such as a chandelier or doorknocker, can balance out a long face.

"Repertoire" diamond bracelet by Hearts On Fire $10,000

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Sapphire and diamond necklace by Penny Preville $3,630

Too dainty is passé, but a big earring, a statement necklace, or an

that can be worn and handed down years later. A word of caution:

armful of bangles is on trend. Gizzi says the key to getting the look

if you amp up the hair jewelry and earrings, take everything else

right is to pick one statement piece and don’t overdo the rest.

down (or skip it) so you don’t look like a Christmas tree.

“A bride should err on the side of restraint. It’s a more refined, ele-

Keep the jewelry in proportion to the dress as well as the hair.

gant look,” says O’Connor. “The bride is already the star of the day,

Jennie Ma, fashion editor of bridal website The Knot.com, says the

don’t gild the lily.”

simpler the dress, the more ornate the jewelry can be, but if the

He suggests creatively placing a piece of jewelry in the hair,

dress is heavily embellished, go more modest with the jewelry.

because while many brides dream of wearing a diamond tiara, not

Pendants and v-shape necklaces look best with v-neck dresses

many can afford one. Likewise, a beautiful diamond brooch is not

(like Kate Middleton’s), while longer necklaces, chokers, or state-

only in proportion with a long dress or big hair, but also something

ment pieces work best with strapless dresses. Color is a hot trend for weddings, from flowers to cakes and even the bride’s dress! More and more brides are carrying colorful bouquets and/or accent their white dresses with a colored sash. Jewelry is a great way to dabble in color without straying too far from tradition. Choose earrings, bracelets or brooches of colored gemstones, or perhaps wear a blue sapphire necklace. The big new trend for the traditional “something blue” is a rich, saturated navy instead of pastel, and a sapphire necklace looks modern yet will be classic forever.

Antique Georgian diamond brooch circa early 1800s

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Beatriz Ball Vento Punch Bowl, $250 Soho Salad Servers, $47

Beatriz Ball Organic Pearl Ava bowl, $124

BC Clark Bridal Registry Rewards Amidst the hustle and bustle that falls between saying “yes” and “I do”, BC Clark Jewelers is here to offer the ultimate bridal registry experience. And because we believe a BC Clark Bride deserves a little something extra, we created a lineup of registry rewards that will make the registry experience absolutely extraordinary.

FREE Gift: Gift Credit:

Receive your first wedding gift compliments of BC Clark Jewelers. Receive 10% store credit for every dollar purchased towards your registry.

Registry Completion Discount: Bridal Party Discount:

Complete your registry up to a year after your nuptials with a one-time 10% discount on remaining registry items.

Enjoy a 20% discount on gifts you purchase for members of your bridal party, and for hosts of parties held in your honor.

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Incanto Scallop Mug, $38

Royal Garden Charger, $265

Incanto Aqua Baroque Charger, $76

Royal Garden Dinner, $265 Royal Garden Salad, $130

Incanto Ruffle Dinner Plate, $46

Royal Garden Saucer, $50

Incanto Baroque Salad Plate, $38

Royal Garden Tea Cup, $100

Incanto Stripe Bowl, $30 Vietri Lastra Gray Dinner Plate, $38 Lastra White Salad Plate, $32 Lastra White Small Handle Bowl, $50 Lastra Gray Mug, $36 Romanov Crystal Irina Goblet Clear, $100 Irina Wine Clear, $100

Waterford Lismore Diamond Goblet, $70 Lismore Diamond White Wine, $70 Lismore Diamond Iced Beverage, $70 Lismore Diamond Flute, $70

Michael Aram Black Orchid salt & pepper $99 Black Orchid napkin holder $89 Black Orchid cruet set $109

Irina Flute Clear, $100 Irina Carafe, $295


Micheal Aram Olive Branch Gold Cheese Tray & Knife $119 Olive Branch Gold Nut Dish $89 Olive Branch Gold Medium Bowl $199

Julia Knight Peony 8.5” Deep Toffee Bowl $97 Peony 16” Deep Oval Bowl Snow $102 Peony 12” Deep Pomegranate $158 Calaisio Handwoven serveware Wallace

Rectangular Divided Tray, $115 Round Chip & Dip, $81

Hotel Collection Stainless Flatware, 77 piece set $169

Large Round Casserole, $95

Le Cadeaux Rustica Antique White Melamine Dinner Plate $17 Louis White Melamine Salad Plate $12 Rustica Antique Melamine Cereal Bowl $14 Casablanca Poly Carb Tumbler $7 Casablanca Poly Carb Wine $8

Waterford By Monique Lhuillier Atelier 7” Deep Bowl, $125 Atelier 13.5” Deep Vase, $250

Waterford Lismore Flute pairs Clear, $140 Ruby, $175 Sapphire, $175 Amethyst, $175 Aquamarine, $175

Julia Knight 15” Florentine Pomegranate Tray, $235 Florentine Pomegranate Oval Bowl, $79

Julia Knight 15” Gold Rose Bowl, $285 12” Gold Rose Bowl, $195 8” Gold Rose Bowl, $90


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