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(From Left to Right): Mitchell Clark, Executive Vice President; Jim Clark, Chairman; Coleman Clark, President

To all of our friends and loyal customers as we introduce the new B. C. Clark Magazine…. Let us first offer our sincere gratitude for your patronage this year and in years past. We are only in the position we are in, celebrating our 118th year, because of our amazing staff and our wonderful customers. It is with pride that we take this opportunity to share with you an overview of some of our most beautiful designer collections, diamonds of the highest quality, sophisticated timepieces, unique giftware, as well as stories of events significant to the notoriety and success of B. C. Clark Jewelers. B. C. Clark is so excited to be a part of the Oklahoma City Renaissance! A city that in the last fifteen years has undergone some of the most aggressive and successful renovations of any city in the country: the MAPS projects, the Bricktown entertainment district, the Oklahoma River project including the Chesapeake and Devon Boathouses drawing Olympic caliber athletes from around the country, and major Downtown business district improvements, just to name a few. And just as Oklahoma City is experiencing great success, B. C. Clark Jewelers is on the precipice of completing a most remarkable year. A year that at times felt uncertain as the recession continued, but held so many wonderful surprises and occasions for celebration for the company and the Clark family. Being inducted into the American Gem Society (AGS) Circle of Distinction and receiving the Triple Zero Award at The Plaza in New York City, and an exclusive, invitation-only trip to Africa to tour diamond mining and processing facilities were two of the most significant events and are rarely experienced by a jeweler. As the tradition continues under the third and fourth generations of Clarks, our pledge to you is superb service by our knowledgeable staff in an inviting atmosphere that you will want to return to again and again. B. C. Clark wants to be your exclusive jeweler, helping you celebrate each lifetime memory with that perfect treasure. With gratitude, Mitchell, Jim and Coleman Clark

101 Park Ave. • Oklahoma City, OK 73102 • Tel (405) 232-8806


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For Men Roberto Coin–Fantasy & Reality Class Getaway Mikimoto Glorious Gold Marco Bicego Watch Collecting Magnificent Color

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Africa Trip Jim and Carolyn Clark recently returned from a

trip-of-a-lifetime. At the invitation of DeBeers and the Julius Klein Group, one of the largest sightholders and diamond cutters in the world, B.C. Clark Jewelers was one of only six American retail jewelers given the opportunity to participate in this incredible journey

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During their time in southern Africa

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they visited DeBeers’ off-shore mining

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operations off the coast of Namibia

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where they were flown by helicopter to

The small group

a ship that literally mines the bottom of the ocean for diamonds..

began their trip with

While in Namibia, they were guests of top-ranking

a 2-day stopover in London to tour the DeBeers

diamond

Namibian officials including the President and the Jim Clark sorting through diamonds at a diamond factory in Namibia.

sorting facility. From

Prime Minister. They were flown to Botswana to see the Jwaneng diamond mine, the richest and largest open pit diamond mine in the world! They visited

London they flew to Johannesburg, South Africa and began their

state-of-the-art diamond cutting and manufacturing facilities in Jo-

journey to five African countries: South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

hannesburg, South Africa and Namibia where they observed the

Namibia and Botswana.

latest diamond cutting techniques. Jim and Carolyn Clark “Walking with the Lions”

Jim Clark holding a 75ct rough diamond

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The American jewelry industry wants to give back to the people of Africa - Jim and Carolyn Clark visited orphanages and brought gifts, toys, and a cash donation.

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The Jwaneng mine in Botswana, the largest and richest open pit diamond mine in the world. Diamond being cut on a faceting wheel in a diamond factory in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Moshe Klein, Julius K l e i n Group’s Director of Sales and one of the organizers of the trip expressed it this way, “The purpose of the trip was to give the retailers greater insight into the complex logistics of diamond mining in southern Africa and to show The tour also included visits to charitable organizations such as the Moria Grace Children’s Home where Jim and Carolyn Clark and the others brought gifts and made a cash donation, and the Embizweni Day Care Center in Soweto, South

Jim Clark standing beside a huge top-loader truck hauling rock and ore to be processed in a series of sorters to recover diamond crystals. It takes the equivalent of 250 1-ton truck loads of rock to recover a diamond the size of 1 carat.

them how the diamond industry aids in job creation, social care, and education

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countries.” Participant, Cathy

Africa where they brought toys for the

Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers in

children. Included in their very busy schedule

Royersford, PA, also President of

were six camera safaris, if they were so

the American Gem Society

inclined to participate, and participate

Board of Directors said, “Ulti-

they did! Jim and Carolyn took many

mately, as we sell diamonds, gem-

pictures, which included a large variety

stones and jewelry, part of what

of wild game, beautiful scenery and

we sell is mystique. What better

sunsets. They also “walked with the

way to build that mystique than

lions” at a game reserve and observed a

with real-life experiences.”

leopard up in a tree with its fresh kill. Jim Clark aboard the diamond mining ship where they process and sort gravel vacuumed from the ocean floor to find diamonds.

Ship mining for diamonds on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Namibia.


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Grand prize $15,000 flawless Lazare diamond ring.

Couple wins $15,000 Lazare diamond ring in first-ever BC Clark Diamond Dash Nearly 400 couples and teams-of-two descended on Downtown Oklahoma City and Bricktown Saturday, March 13, 2010, to compete in the first-ever BC Clark Diamond Dash, a high-tech, high-energy treasure hunt that turned participants' cell

phones into virtual treasure maps. Of the 800 eager dashers, Adam and Lauren Hanna uncovered the most clues and walked away with the grand prize $15,000 flawless Lazare diamond ring presented by BC Clark Jewelers at the Diamond Dash afterparty hosted by Nonna's in Bricktown. Prizes were also awarded to the 2nd through 10th place finishers, including a $2,000 Lazare seven-diamond drop necklace to the 2nd-place team and a $450 gent's watch to the 3rd-place couple. As early as 7:45AM, couples began pouring in to the Myriad Botanical Gardens for the 9:00AM sign-in. At 10:30AM, dashers received their first text-messaged clue and shot out into the Downtown area in search of the locations that would provide them with the answers. After deciphering a clue, dashing to the correct location and texting back the correct answer, couples received their next clue and were off again; each clue leading them closer and closer to the diamond's "hiding" place. To participate in the BC Clark Diamond Dash, couples had to fill out the registration form at www.BCClarkDiamondDash.com. The registrants that provided the best love stories with their registration were chosen to participate in the Diamond Dash. Teams were allowed to dash through Downtown by foot, bicycle, scooter, or any other non-motorized mode of transportation.

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BC Clark Diamond Dash sponsors included: KJ-103, NewSpin360.com, The Brides of Oklahoma Magazine, Moliere Bridal, Bricktown Association, Oklahoma Photo Booth, Bill Veazy’s Party Store, King’s Limousine, Nonna’s, Stella Shot Me, [Artspace] at Untitled and Box Talent Agency.

Mark Your Calendar The 2nd Annual B.C. Clark Diamond Dash is scheduled for March 26, 2011. For more details, “like” us on Facebook (facebook.com/bcclarkjewelers), or visit our website (bcclark.com) to sign up for our eNewsletter. Coleman Clark (L) and Mitchell Clark (R) with the BC Clark Diamond Dash winning couple, Adam and Lauren Hanna.


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events OMEGA BRINGS “SPACE COWBOYS” TO BC CLARK FOR VIP EVENT The evening of Thursday, May 27, 2010, B.C. Clark Penn Square was the site of a very special event – a gathering of invited guests who were treated to spell-binding stories of space travel as experienced by Gemini and Apollo astronauts Lt. General Thomas Stafford and Captain Eugene Cernan. Omega Watches brought the “Space Cowboys” to B. C. Clark as part of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Apollo-Soyuz Mission and to introduce Omega watches to B. C. Clark’s collection of superior timepieces. Displayed that evening were a Lunar Rover, an Apollo 10 space suit, a Mars Rover as well as Omega Speedmaster watches worn on the Gemini and Apollo missions. Omega is the official timepiece of NASA and the only watch ever worn on the moon.

(L-R) Ed Buckbee, Lt. GeneralThomas Stafford, Captain Eugene Cernan

A panel discussion was moderated by author Ed Buckbee as the astronauts spoke about some of their missions and welcomed questions from the audience. Stafford recalled that flight director Deke Slayton told him that if Cernan died while on a risky spacewalk that was part of the Gemini 9 mission, Stafford should haul the body back into the capsule. Stafford mulled over in his mind, all of the logistics of accomplishing that feat. Stafford told Slayton, that while in space he was in charge and would do what he deemed necessary. Shortly afterward as the two astronauts walked toward the capsule for launch, Cernan asked what Slayton wanted. Stafford responded, “Gene, he said he hoped you had a real good flight today!”

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The two astronauts teamed up again for the Apollo 10 mission, the first flight of the lunar module to orbit the moon. As the two astronauts were preparing to fire the ascent stage of the lunar module to test its ability to detach and return to the main capsule, the craft spun out of control, prompting Stafford to disconnect the computer and manually bring the spacecraft under control. An open microphone on the spacecraft broadcast Cernan’s startled “expletive” worldwide! The astronauts described watching the earth shrink to the “size of an orange” and smaller against the stark, black depths of space during the trip to the moon. “That’s something you have to reckon with,” said Cernan. “You can blank out your identity with reality, home, your life, your past, your future, everything you can relate to with something smaller than the palm of your hand.”


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(from left to right): Ruth Batson, Excecutive Director and CEO, American Gem Society; Coleman Clark; Jim Clark; Mitchell Clark; Cathy Calhoun, President, American Gem Society

B.C. Clark Jewelers Receives National Award The American Gem Society (AGS) recently honored the Clark family of B. C. Clark Jewelers with the prestigious Triple Zero Award as well as inclusion into the 2010 Circle of Distinction. The Clark Family, specifically B.C. Clark, Jr., Chairman Emeritus; Jim Clark, Chairman; Coleman Clark, President; and Mitchell Clark, Executive Vice President, was presented with the Society’s Triple Zero Award at the Circle of Distinction Dinner on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The Clark family received the Triple Zero award in recognition of its long-standing accomplishments and contributions to the jewelry industry. The Clark family represents the only jewelry retailer in the country to receive the award this year. Other award winners included: Allen Brill, President and CEO of Rolex Watch U.S.A. and Phyllis Bergman of Mercury Ring Corporation, also recipients of 2010 Triple Zero Awards; and Terry Burman, CEO of Signet Jewelers Ltd./Chairman of Sterling Jewelers, Inc. who received the AGS 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is an international professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Fewer than 5% of jewelers in the country have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.

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David Yurman Sterling silver onyx & diamond necklace $3,500

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David Yurman Sterling silver "Elements" onyx bead bracelet $550

Bracelets by David Yurman Sterling silver white agate & diamond 5mm cable bracelet $525 Sterling silver white agate small oval cable bracelet $725 Sterling silver white agate large oval cable bracelet $950

David Yurman Sterling silver "Confetti" onyx & diamond ring $1,350

David Yurman Sterling silver white agate ring $925

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Pianegonda Sterling silver pearl ring $485

Penny Preville 18K pearl & diamond drop necklace $2,375 Penny Preville 18K pearl & diamond drop earrings $2,390

Watches by Tag Heuer Lady's black ceramic Formula 1 $1,200

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Lady's white ceramic Formula 1 with diamond bezel $1,700

John Hardy Sterling silver & black leather "Naga" bracelet $450

John Hardy Sterling silver black sapphire "Macan" ring $695

John Hardy Sterling silver bracelet with black sapphire clasp $425

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David Yurman, one of America’s best known and best loved jewelry designers is part sculptor, part businessman and part jewelry designer. He began sculpting in his teenage years, creating pieces in his family garage, before applying his talent for three-dimensional art to the craft of jewelry design. He began with belt buckles, and moved on to creating one-of-a-kind pieces for his wife, Sybil, a painter. It became a business after someone offered to buy one of Sybil’s pieces. Today, Yurman’s family-owned and operated enterprise is one of the largest privately owned jewelry companies in America. His son, Evan, is Yurman’s designated successor, and wife, Sybil, his partner in the business.

America’s favorite jewelry designer celebrates a milestone Yurman’s signature cable design, a celtic motif first used in the 6th century, is the thread that runs through his collections and part of what makes his pieces so collectible. The motif, according to Yurman, was inspired as much by the Brooklyn bridge as it was by the symbolism of the Scottish highlands. “I wanted to turn a raw and common element like cable into something refined,” he says. “For me, urban environments are a source of inspiration.” 16

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His work does have an architectural quality, characterized by perfect symmetry, large, checkerboard-cut gems and accented, as always, with the cable pattern. Yurman’s Albion and Moonlight Ice cocktail rings, for example, are distinctively Yurman in that the gems are not only top-cut but cushion shaped, another signature element. The cable motif hugs the perimeter of most of his ring settings. It is also integrated into the cases of his watches, including the new Classic collection. The Classic ladies’ watch, introduced at the Basel fair last year, is another recent winner. “Instead of saying ‘it’s fantastic’ people are saying ‘I like it’ which is exactly what we want,” said Yurman in Basel. “It is an everyday, wearable, accessible piece. It feels comfortable, like you already own it.” After 30 years in the business, Yurman, 67, has become nearly as famous as the ambassadors in his advertising campaigns, including Kate Moss, Amber Valetta and Natalia Vodianova. There are now 21 Yurman boutiques — 16 in the U.S. and five abroad, and many store-in-store boutiques. Yurman works out of a 58,000 sq.-ft. corporate head office and studio in Tribeca and, in April, opened a 2,000-sq.ft. showroom, the David Yurman Townhouse, on Madison Avenue. The townhouse is decorated in a mid-century modern style, with etched glass, slatted wood ceilings and a sculptural walnut and stainless-steel staircase. In 2001, the company set up the David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian & Arts Foundation, which supports Project ALS, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, YouthAIDS and Silver Shield, a scholarship program for the children of police officers killed in the line of duty. When asked what his greatest experience as a jewelry designer has been, Yurman replies, “building a company with my family has been the highlight of my career.” Many people don’t know that, although David Yurman is a New Yorker, he has an immense love for horses and the southwest lifestyle. David loves coming to Oklahoma City to the RHSF events and to visit his favorite jeweler. BC Clark is proud to have carried the David Yurman jewelry line for over 20 years and looks forward to a great future as partners with David Yurman. Melissa and Coleman Clark, together with David Yurman at the Reining Horse Sports Foundation’s (RHSF) Celebrity Slide benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma, where David Yurman competed in Oklahoma City with other celebrities. Photo by Vicki Clark, Oklahoma City Friday Newspaper

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While the buttoned-up, suit

A perfect example is men’s

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jewelry.

“Mad Men” has spurred an

“Camelot” years in which

interest in tailored clothing for a new generation, the re-

During

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Diamonds may still be a girl’s best friend, but more men have developed a buddy-buddy relationship with an array of precious metals, gems and, yes, even diamonds. In fact, sales of men’s jewelry have continued to increase year after year even during tough economic times.

That’s thanks largely to role models who often pushed the envelope with bling bearing styles. “Sports stars and music entertainers sometime took jewelry to the extremes, but they paved the way for all men to wear jewelry,” notes Michael O’Connor, a celebrity stylist who advises stars on the Red Carpet as well as weekend wear.

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Now you can see jewelry on everyone from Justin Beiber and the Jonas Brothers to Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Johnny Depp. “Why I even noticed Clint Eastwood, the quintessential Hollywood man’s man, sporting a lapel pin at this year’s Academy Awards,” O’Connor adds. Men’s jewelry, in fact, makes an ideal gift, especially when marking a special occasion such as a birthday or job promotion. “One of the reasons men’s fine jewelry has been selling well is that younger men who started out wearing rubber bracelets and shell necklaces have graduated to finer materials as they start careers and move up the ladder,” O’Connor says. When selecting the right piece of jewelry for a man, you should follow the same guidelines used when selecting a special piece for a woman. “You have to look at their style and what might be the use of the piece,” O’Connor advises. For instance, if his work environment is casual and open-neck shirts the rule, a pendant might be appropriate. Or, if he tends to be more formal, a bracelet may be a better option. It’s also a good idea to take a style cue from the types of watches he wears. If he prefers classic, dress watches, then more elegant, refined jewelry such as cufflinks, or a link bracelet might be more appropriate.

John Hardy Sterling silver "Kali Lava" black sapphire cufflinks $595

“Encourage him to try on pieces — even ones you might not expect him to wear,” O’Connor advises. “While it’s unlikely you’ll release his inner Jay-Z, you’d be surprised how much more open men are to new things with a little encouragement from their significant others.”

Finishing Touches: Key Trends in Men’s Jewelry

Enthusiasts of sport watches might want a more casual look, such as a bracelet that mixes metal with rubber, carbon fibre or even leather. Many men, however, wear different watches depending on the occasion. The same holds true for their jewelry, too. “They may favor a bracelets for work and a dog tag pendant for weekends and going out,” O’Connor says. Rings — other than wedding bands — are a good choice, too, but sizing is always an issue. Ideally, as when shopping for women’s jewelry, the gift giver ought to solicit some feedback from the recipient. Which is why it’s good to take him browsing in your favorite jewelry store to see what’s new.

• Exotic and opaque stones, such as lapis lazuli, tiger’s eye, jaspers, agates and fossils. • Black, brown or cognac diamonds. • Cross pendants — from simple to heavy-duty Maltese looks. • Wide leather cuffs decorated with studs. • Beaded and woven leather bracelets. • White metals, including sterling silver, stainless steel, cobalt, titanium and palladium. • Subtler finishes on metals, especially matte, antiqued and blackened techniques. • Textured and decorated dog tags. • Inscriptions, intaglios and monograms. • Exotic skin textures, such as alligator, snake, lizard and stingray. • Tribal and ancient cultural motifs, including Maori, Celtic and Hindu symbolism. • Tie bars for skinny tie fans. • Larger sized cufflinks. • Simple lapel pins for formal occasions.

David Yurman Braided rubber bracelets with sterling silver clasp $295 each

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blends fantasy & reality America’s favorite Italian continues to push the boundaries of jewelry design

For more than thirty years, Roberto Coin has rocked the “Made in Italy” label in this country. His jewelry is crafted to the highest standards, and often contains some of the world’s most beautiful diamonds, yet Coin does not just cater to the world of haute couture and red carpet darlings, and that is why we love him. Coin’s pieces are always available in both small and large sizes, and aside from precious metals and high-quality diamonds, he uses accessible materials, such as exotic woods and semi-precious stones. “My jewelry is democratic,” says Coin. “Which is a nice way of saying that you don’t have to buy an expensive item to look stylish.” Coin speaks to the American sensibility with that statement. He understands that jewelry is more about quality and creativity than it is about size and bling. “My job is to be clever and to anticipate the needs of stylish women who love jewelry,” he says. Coin’s home is in Vicenza, Italy, the heart of the country’s gold jewelry production, but his interest in jewelry extends far beyond the borders of the medieval piazzas of Vicenza. Coin’s mastery comes from his world view of design, which is often inspired by the arts. The Moorish designs found in the Andalusia regions of Spain inspired the Mauresque collection. Nature — particularly flora and fauna — also have been major sources of inspiration. And his fondness of Africa, the mysterious continent, is the inspiration behind many of Coin’s animal-themed Carolyn Smith, BC Clark Penn Square, with Roberto Coin as a guest at his home in Italy earlier this year. Roberto Coin has awarded Carolyn a trip to Italy for 7 consecutive years in recognition of being the #1 salesperson in the country. Around her neck is her most prized possession, a one-of-a-kind medallion necklace created by Roberto Coin himself as a special gift to celebrate her accomplishments.

jewelry, including an array of giraffes, cheetahs and zebras. Coin uses a broad range of precious materials, some of which he popularized in modern fine jewelry wardrobes: enamel, black sapphire, peach and gold pearls, and his impressive proprietary round brilliant diamond cut, the Cento diamond, which boasts 100 facets, nearly double the number found in most round brilliant diamonds. Lately, Coin has been using more brown diamonds, which add a rich, warm touch to gold. Despite his obvious showmanship and expertise in precious materials, Coin himself remains philosophical about what luxury means today. For him, it is more than high karat gold and sparkling diamonds. “Luxury is a complicated challenge in this more complicated world,” observes Coin. “I think we all agree that it needs to be redefined what luxury is all about. Every person has his own idea of what luxury really means. In the end, this is just a small thought: Luxury can be doing whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as it pleases you and all the people that you care about.”

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You deserve a celebrity-style break. Try one of these A-List resorts where stars hide away.

Jumby Bay, Antigua, West Indies Hilary Swank, Thandie Newton and Queen Latifah have all vacayed at this 300-acre private enclave two miles off the coast of Antigua. Accessible only by boat, the secluded hideaway offers outdoor garden bathrooms, private to all but the sun and moon. Star Features: If Angie and Brad wanted to bring the brood, they’d be pleased with the Pampered Parents Program, which includes a full day of child care. They might also enjoy the Sorbet Butler, who serves free refreshments each morning, and the kiddie swag bag.

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San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California Before Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony started vacationing here, the ranch was the site of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh’s wedding—not to mention John and Jackie Kennedy’s honeymoon. Star Features The Privileged Pets Program ensures that your mini dog will have maxi luxury; after he signs his paw print into the animal guest book, he can enjoy an in-room pet massage. And don’t miss the private yoga instruction, fresh-baked pastries delivered daily to your door, 17 miles of walking trails and organic vegetable garden.

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Turtle Island Resort, Fiji Both Blue Lagoon movies (’49 and ’79) were filmed on Turtle Island—one of Fiji’s Yasawas Islands—where a 500-acre couples-only resort is located. No wonder Britney Spears and Charlize Theron have both spent more than the minimum sixday stay in one of the 14 private beach villas. Star Features: There’s a 5-to-1 guest-to-staff ratio, so all your needs are taken care of, from deepsea fishing to four-handed massage. Musicians lure guests to a nightly outdoor dinner party for fresh-caught seafood. turtlefiji.com

Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo Refurbished in 2004 by architectural designer Jacques Garcia, the famed Hotel Metropole is a modern classic. Garcia’s goal? To create a space where a rock star could hang out with a duchess. With Gwen Stefani and the Monaco royals roaming the halls, we’d say, mission accomplished. Star Features: A spa with an amethyst crystal steam room, caladarium (a steam/inhalation bath), ice fountain and showers with a burst of cool mint mist or tropical rain. Not to mention an outdoor heated seawater swimming pool. metropole.com

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When it comes to pearls, Mikimoto makes the perfect connection between tradition and fashion

The For the past two years, Meyer Hoffman, COO of Mikimoto America, worked with a college intern who, whenever she came into the office, whether she wore a business suit, casual jeans or something dressier, always wore a 16-inch white pearl strand and 18K multi-color black south sea cultured pearl strand $25,200

matching studs. Sometimes she’d layer on more jewelry, but the pearl earrings and necklace were staples. One day she proudly informed Hoffman that, “These are Mikimoto, and when I get a real job, I’m going to buy a third piece of Mikimoto jewelry.” What is it about a 117-year-old jewelry brand that’s so alluring to today’s fashionable twenty-something woman? With all the contemporary pearl jewelry to choose from, why is Mikimoto the brand that is captivating a new generation of collectors? “For one thing, today we’re a modern jewelry company – not a pearl house,” Says Hoffman. “Because of that, we consistently introduce new collections. Of course, we always have the classics, the simple and timeless white Akoya cultured pearl jewelry, but over the years, we have evolved as an important brand for accessorizing contemporary wardrobes.” Carolina Herrera, international fashion designer and bridal couturier, sees Mikimoto as so in sync with style that, for her spring 2011 bridal collection show, she accessorized every one of her runway models in the brand’s pearl jewelry.

Standard Hoffman points to the following jewelry fashion as important now for women of every age: Longer Lengths. Mikimoto offers strands of either cultured Akoyas or cultured South Seas in lengths up to 100 inches. Or you can buy several shorter strands and layer them. Black South-Sea Pearls. From black to peacock green to light gray, it’s a sophisticated look. Mikimoto’s new Black South Sea 45, for example, is a special edition 45-inch, multi-colored Black South Sea pearl necklace that can be worn in multiple ways. Baroque South Seas. Asymmetrical is a big fashion look today. With baroque pearls – white, black, or golden – you always get oneof-a-kind, as no two cultured pearls are alike. Akoya Hoops. The matte-finished, gold hoop earrings in the Tempo Collection have a modern, organic silhouette. There are also matching pendants. Pearls in Motion®. In this collection, the patented mechanism in each pearl gives you an infinite number of looks from one necklace, for example, a lariat or a single long strand.

18K black south sea cultured pearl & diamond ring $1,980

Despite the many new designs Mikimoto introduces every year, Hoffman says the company still sells pieces that were designed 20 years ago. Mikimoto’s longstanding reputation for quality is key to the continuing cachet. In 1974, it introduced its own pearl grading system for Akoyas and, later on, developed a grading system for South Sea pearls. “Creating grading systems is like raising the bar for yourself and others,” says Hoffman. It’s something with which the best-of-the-best in any field are very familiar.” 28

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David Yurman 18K "Lattice" diamond cuff bracelet $9,500

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David Yurman 18K "Lattice" diamond earrings $4,400

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What are the main characteristics of your brand? Each piece is hand-tooled and hand-chiseled, and has a hand-engraved finish, which is meant to be organic and rough, not high-polished and perfect. At least ten people work on every piece, and we always use 18k yellow gold. I love the richness of the color, its history, and how it reflects on a woman’s skin. Colored stones are also important to the collection.

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designer profile Marco Bicego 18K multi-stone "Jaipur" bracelets starting at $890

Your latest piece is a flexible bangle in the Jaipur collection. Why was it important to make the bangle flexible? The bangle is a relatively new silhouette for Marco Bicego. With the new Jaipur introduction this season, we wanted to give the classic bangle a modern update. Synonymous with the brand, we wanted it to be wearable and relaxed, so naturally, a flexible bangle allows for this. A woman can wear it all day without knowing it is even on her wrist. Our flexible bangles are meant to be stacked — the more the better.

Marco Bicego 18K multi-stone "Jaipur" circle earrings $3,030

What are some other important introductions this year? We are excited about the extension of our Jaipur collection. In addition to bangles, we have created a new earring silhouette — it’s quite a large collection of hoops ranging in sizes from delicate and simple to oversized and avant-garde. The Jaipur collection stays true to the Marco Bicego heritage of 18k handcrafted gold with semiprecious stones, but the new styles and stone placements feel very fresh to me right now. We are also introducing Jaipur Link which is a new 18k yellow gold collection of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Your pieces are designed to be accessible and collectible, so that a woman can build a wardrobe gradually. Is there a certain method or order recommended for collecting Marco Bicego pieces? We encourage our customers to buy what they love and what they feel great in. Many of the Marco Bicego collections can be mixed and matched with others, so our customers know that if they purchase something from our Siviglia collection, for example, they could come back in a few months or next season and work a new piece from the Jaipur collection into their wardrobes. Our jewelry is meant to be worn every day — not saved in the jewelry box for that “special occasion.” I love seeing how my clients interpret the Marco Bicego style and how they layer pieces. 34

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The Jaipur collection was inspired by the city of Rajasthan, in India. Did you travel there and is that how you were inspired to create the Jaipur collection? Have other collections been inspired by travel? Yes, my inspiration for the Jaipur collection was my travel to India. The majority of my collections are, in fact, inspired by my travel (i.e. Cairo, Paradise and Marrakesh). In the Jaipur collection, each stone originates from the “pink city” of Jaipur where expert gem cutting has been perfected over the ages. The city’s specialist engravers employ a tradition of drawing beauty and light from every stone, producing an ideal cut. In keeping with Marco Bicego signature collections, the gold is strictly 18k, artfully chiseled by hand and rendered even more beautifully irregular, organic, natural and contemporary.


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Patek Philippe Calatrava

Watch collecting demystified There is a thin line between building a

That said, the first rule of the game is to

The best way to start building a collec-

watch wardrobe and building a watch collec-

know that watch collecting is not an invest-

tion is to visit a retailer with a good watch se-

tion. If you are a watch lover with a few nice

ment; if it’s a quick flip you want, buy a

lection. Investigate these options, and

pieces, you are likely to have one or two col-

condo. A fine watch is something to be en-

determine which features are important to

lector’s items in the mix. If you are strategic,

joyed, as a connoisseur enjoys fine wine —

you. Decide what interests you. For example,

however, you can be sure that all of your

except that you can enjoy the same watch

chronometers, chronographs, divers, time-

watches have some collectible value. The key

over and over again. The more you know

only, multi-function, automatics, manual

is to acquire something coveted by other col-

about watches, the more you will enjoy them

wind or vintage... there are many possibili-

lectors, and that’s what gets you into the

and prize them for their many wonderful

ties. While some people buy watches online,

game of buying, selling and trading up for

qualities. A watch’s value derives from many

it is best to start with a reputable retailer who

your favorite timepieces.

variables: historical importance, provenance,

can service the watch and stand behind it.

brand name, functions, materials and its value

Some collectors, although they sell pieces on

as a status symbol or an expression of taste

line (in order to trade up), will only buy from

and style.

a trusted retailer who is an authorized dealer and with whom they have built a relationship.

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If you are a budding watch fanatic, you are not alone. We asked a few collectors why they love watches, and this is what they told us:

Sam: “For me, it is a

Jeff: “Books or art

Marc: “I once thought

Oliver: “I am fasci-

Bob: “Watches help

passion, not an invest-

collections are for the

owning six watches

nated by the mechan-

me express my mood,

ment or an attempt at

home, but an interest-

would be a perfect fit

ics of a watch and I

even if it’s only to my-

accumulating some-

ing vintage watch is

for me...I soon learned

love that they last a

self. They represent

thing for the sake of

something you can

that just wasn’t going

long time; watches

real craftsmanship,

accumulation. My

wear and enjoy

to happen. It has

can actually be

something that is

watches have all come

throughout the day,

nothing to do with

handed down from

lacking in today’s

from precious

and it has a practical

quantity or anything;

one generation to

disposable world.”

resources and are the

function. Also, I enjoy

it’s about owning

another. I also love

result of high crafts-

the process — the

what I love and loving

their practicality —

manship, and as such,

search for interesting

what I own...with

watches do track time,

mean even more

pieces; it requires

well over 30 watches

can measure gaps of

to me than most ma-

some knowledge,

in my collection I

time, and track the

terial things. They

some luck and

have a special feeling

day, date and leap

bring me a huge

perseverance.”

for every one.”

year as well.”

Watches from the below collections, whether vintage or introduced recently, represent classic favorites.

amount of personal pleasure and satisfaction, or there would be no point in owning them.”

TAG Heuer Monaco

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JB Star Plat emerald & diamond ring $32,750

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Roberto Coin 18K 39" "Ipanema Geometric" multi-stone necklace $4,600 Roberto Coin 18K "Ipanema Geometric" multi-stone bracelet $2,600 Roberto Coin 18K "Ipanema Geometric" blue topaz earrings $1,100

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Harry Kotlar 18K rose gold 6.42ct diamond pendant with pink diamond halo $124,300

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Towle Snowglobe $30

Patience Brewster Metal ornaments $36 each

Vietri Italian pottery for the Holidays

Olivia Riegel Christmas tree bottle stopper $65

Waterford Trees available in green, red or gold $125

Bottle stopper holder $10

Waterford Ruby "Lismore Jewels" flutes $115 each

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Roberto Coin 18K "Fantasia" brown diamond circle necklace $12,600

The of The unmistakable glitter of micro pavé is the refined version of a great idea The pavé setting has been around for hundreds of years, but

Micro pavé is a highly precise version of this technique, using

the technique has recently evolved to a new level. Micro pavé and

very small diamonds (as small as .003 carat) and tiny prongs that

snow setting of gems and diamonds are changing the face of jewelry

can only be seen under a microscope. Unlike regular pavé, where

and gem-set watches.

stone sizes can vary in order to fill the space, micro pavé usually

Pavé is a type of gem setting derived from the from the French

uses stones of a uniform size, offset from row to row to create a

word for paving — as in paving a street with cobblestones. Small

honeycomb-like pattern. The process is very labor-intensive, as it is

round diamonds are used to pave an area of a ring or other jewelry

usually done completely by hand, but the increased precision and

item. Holes are drilled into the selected area, into which the corre-

efficiency of CAD-CAM manufacturing methods has helped make

sponding size of diamonds are set. Tiny beads (two or more) of

the process easier and faster. This, coupled with improvements in

metal from around the edge of the diamond are then carefully

the technology used to cut very small diamonds to precise propor-

pushed over the edge of the diamonds to hold them in place. Excess

tions and in large quantities has recently made micro pavé more

metal is cut away. The desired effect is to create an area that looks

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Roberto Coin 18K black sapphire & diamond bracelet $13,600

Roberto Coin 18K black sapphire & diamond ring $5,600

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included not just diamonds, but very The investment in time, technology and expertise on the part of jewelry and watch companies recently to create pavé and

fit together more closely, so less metal is needed be-

micro pavé pieces is a good sign that this glim-

tween them. And because the stones are so small,

mering style is here to stay.

small colored gemstones, often ruby and sapphire, creating a surface of glittering color. Another variation on the pavé style is snow setting, using small stones of

they can be incorporated into very delicate, intri-

varying, rather than uniform sizes,

cate designs. In terms of cost, micro pavé, compared

which are set randomly. The idea is to

to regular pavé, is generally cost neutral. Although the smaller stones

deliberately vary the sparkle pattern by using variations in stone

may cost less, there are often more of them, and setting them is ex-

sizes. The effect is like the sparkle in a field of snow. This type of

tremely labor intensive. Notably, recent pavé styles have

setting has appeared in the watch industry recently too.

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Style &

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Substance

Besides making your commitment offi-

“Despite what is going on with the econ-

While trends come and go, even in bridal

cial to the world, there is probably no more

omy, stock market or politics, the bottom

jewelry, the classic round brilliant solitaire

important decision to make on the walk to-

line is that couples are still getting engaged

engagement ring reigns supreme. “The round

ward matrimony than choosing your engage-

and married,” says Lauren Chase of the Di-

brilliant diamond is still the number-one

ment and wedding rings.

amond Information Center, the go-to source

choice and the biggest seller,” Chase says. “It’s

for all things in bridal and engagement

a classic and continues to be.”

Fortunately, selecting the perfect ring is easier these days, thanks to a broad selection

jewelry.

of styles at a wide range of prices, not to mention the expertise and advice your family jeweler can provide. Since bridal jewelry — especially the engagement ring — symbolizes your love to the

“But the diamond and setting can also be an expression of the bride’s personality and

Whether you‘re a classicist or a lover of the avant-garde, your bridal jewelry is an expression of your personality

world, it takes on paramount significance. An

style,” Chase adds. “Ovals, for example, are increasingly popular, since they often appear more substantial in some settings. With the attention some celebrities recently received for their square and emerald cut diamond en-

engaged couple might economize by decid-

“Even the most budget-conscious see

gagement rings, those, along with princess

ing to limit the wedding day guest list, or

their bridal jewelry as an investment. They

and Ascher cuts, are also seeing an upswing.”

plan a honeymoon closer to home, but an en-

may select a smaller diamond center stone,

gagement ring isn’t something they usually

opt for a white gold rather than platinum set-

scrimp on.

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Indeed, some jewelers have seen a renewed interest in fancy cuts and even heirloom diamonds that are passed from one generation to another. “For some, smaller can be better,” adds Chase, who notes that some bridal couples opt for a better cut and better color rather than high carat weight these days. New trends and details in settings can make any diamond appear larger, too, Chase says. Those might include surrounding the center stone with a diamond pavé setting, adding diamonds to the tips of prongs or even placing diamonds beneath the basket, all of which can add sparkle. While Chase reports that many fashion editors have been requesting traditional, solitaire styles for wedding stories, some atypical, even quirky rings, have garnered

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attention in popular culture — including the five-carat black diamond ring Mr. Big gave to Carrie in “Sex and the City 2” to the Victorian-inspired Bella engagement ring that played a role in the latest “Twilight” saga. “Some women want a style that very specifically plays off their personality,” Chase says. “It could be a black diamond, which is less expensive than a white diamond,

or even colored diamonds. Yellow diamonds are more popular today; even pink and blue diamonds which are even rarer still, are turning up in custom-made engagement rings. We also see more brides favoring champagne diamonds, which have an earthier feel and are more plentiful.” Others prefer a diamond pavé band or diamond eternity ring as their sole symbol of love. While the engagement ring and wedding bands are the primary purchase of a couple’s relationship, “they are not the only jewelry pieces that can play a role in a wedding. For example, a pair of diamond studs or a diamond bracelet are ideal acoutrements for the wedding day,” Chase adds. Our faith in romance endures; most of us still believe our first wedding will be our only wedding, and it is important to commemorate the ceremony with style and substance.


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automobile profile Porsche's baby roadster

the itsy, bitsy,

spyder

grows up—the new Boxster Spyder offers 320 hp and jets from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds.

IDEA The purposeful mid-engine arrangement, the distinctive lightweight construction, the extraordinary agility, the precise handling, the uncompromising driving experience. Of course none of this is new for Porsche. Even in the early 1960s, with the 718 RS 60 Spyder, the successor to the legendary 550 Spyder, Porsche developed a roadster that possessed these very traits and would go on to write its own chapter in sports car history, for feats in hill-climbing as well as on the road. It is only logical that the name Spyder should continue to be synonymous with a roadster in its purest form, and that it should pay tribute to traditional values. Purity of design, for example, and forsaking modern comfort in favor of performance. PURISM Something else on which Porsche was decided was an open vehicle concept, which–as the name suggests–needs no roof. Certainly not an electric one. If there had to be any top at all, it should be a manual one: made from canvas. This radical measure gave their designers free rein to change the car’s overall appearance. One of the most striking results is the extremely sporty rear end, characterized by two muscular haunches. Unmistakable references to Porsche history are also inherent in the range of standard exterior paint finishes (Carrara White

Guards Red and Black), the 1960’s Porsche logo on the side of the car, the motorsport design of the side air intakes and the deliberately minimalist interior. In summary, the Boxster Spyder is a sports car that evokes strong emotions. It captures the essence of sports car history. It was built by people who were themselves a part of this history and for people who now find themselves transported back there. DESIGN Driving a Boxster Spyder is a commitment. A commitment to unconditional driving pleasure. A commitment to that which matters to roadster enthusiasts: tangible and visible dynamics. As ever, Porsche designers set themselves extremely high standards. The objective was to convey a clear message from the very first glance, to give an outward expression of what a Porsche driver expects: authenticity, precise handling and sheer liberation. How? By remaining faithful to a fundamental Porsche principle: the combination of a consistently lightweight design and intelligent performance. By dispensing with the superfluous and retaining the most important element: the original roadster spirit. With the Boxster Spyder, this spirit is expressed by its unmistakably sporty design. By a styling that, typically for Porsche, explores its own directions.


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The most striking examples are the manual canvas top in place of an electric convertible top and the rear which is dominated by two imposing and dynamic-looking haunches. With the top open, these create a smooth visual continuation of the roll-over bars in a black painted finish. So, is this all just styling for styling’s sake? On the contrary. The addition of pure design here should only be contemplated if performance is improved as a consequence. The result of these enhancements is improved aerodynamics during open-top driving.

The Boxster Spyder is a sports car that evokes strong emotions.

It captures the essence of sports car history.

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As far as Porsche is concerned, exploring different directions in design also means looking back. Looking back at a time when driving roadsters was still thought of as a challenge, and one that would always be relished most in a Porsche. The exterior finish of the Boxster Spyder upholds a long tradition. The purity of Carrara White evokes the motorsport of yesteryear, which is inextricably linked with the Porsche name. The optional Arctic Silver Metallic is reminiscent of an illustrious sports car history, as is the Porsche logo on the side of the car – an explicit reference to the 1960s. The fixed spoiler draws a dynamic line along the muscular rear. An aesthetic detail for a tangible effect: to reduce lift and provide a closer connection with the road, making your driving experience even more intensive. The dual-tube twin tailpipe in black has the last sporty word. The front air intakes, which are emphasized by titanium-colored surrounds, contain minimalistic LED position lights. Another minimalist feature is the absence of slats on the rear side air intake grilles. The decision to fit aluminum doors achieves a weight reduction of approximately 33 lbs. The design of the side windows accentuates the side contour of the Spyder. But the principle of passive safety remains. Among other components, the side impact protection elements in the doors, the rollover bars and a comprehensive airbag system are safety features which even a minimalist vehicle concept can offer.

Get in, buckle up, start the ignition–on the left, of course–and pull away. These, in short, ought to be the driver’s main tasks. From this perspective, operating an electric roof at the push of a button seems superfluous. No need for one, then. The result is a weight saving of 46 lbs., an achievement for which Porsche recently congratulated their engineers in an advertisement. The approach of Porsche’s designers, something that makes the Boxster Spyder even more distinctive, is reflected in the two-piece combination of canvas top and weather protector. No sophisticated electronics, no control motors, less weight. In other words, it’s a top that protects you from the sun with the windows down, giving you an authentic sense of openair driving. The weather protector in combination with windows closed, enables you to continue to enjoy the pure roadster experience to the full even on those inclement days. Nothing more, nothing less. Yet it is fundamental to the appearance of the Boxster Spyder despite, or perhaps precisely because of, its simplicity. With the top closed, the vehicle has a top track speed of 124 mph. Although the Boxster Spyder is not compatible with automatic car washes, what true athlete would prefer a warm shower to the open air?

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