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ACCENT: THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS

Give Good. Give Happy. Give Big.

• BRUCE G. WEBER • FALL/WINTER 2018

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Jewelry has been enlarged to show detail. Due to the fluctuating prices of diamonds, gold and platinum, prices are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on size, quality and availability. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this magazine, we are not responsible for errors or omissions. BRUCE G. WEBER magazine is published twice a year by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645, in association with BRUCE G. WEBER Copyright © 2018 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, BRUCE G. WEBER, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email rita.guarna@wainscotmedia.com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To change an address or request a subscription, write to Subscriptions, BRUCE G. WEBER Circulation Department, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.573.5541; email christine.hamel@wainscotmedia.com. Advertising Inquiries: Contact Shae Marcus at 856.797.2227 or shae.marcus@wainscotmedia.com.

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Welcome It’s the season of giving and favorite traditions

This year’s holiday giving guide can help you find the perfect gift for someone special. The perfect gift can also be giving your time, talents and donations to local organizations in need. In this issue we have featured three deserving organizations in our community: Resonance Center for Women, Food on the Move and The Oklahoma Veterans Project. Find out how their impressive programs have impacted lives and made a difference in our community. Every happiness to you this season in honoring your family traditions and creating new ones! It’s both giving and tradition that make the holidays beautiful. We truly appreciate your patronage and wish you the best in the coming year. This year give good, give happy, give big! Sincerely,

Michelle Holdgrafer, Store Director

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TRENDING NOW

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Straight A Style Local fashion/lifestyle blogger Amy Arnold shares the latest trends for fall. @straightastyle | straightastyleblog.com EVERYTHING PRINTED

PRETTY IN PEARLS

This fall will show the return of everything printed. If you are a bold fashion lover, it is your year. Animal prints will be big whether it is leopard, zebra, or spotted. Plaid will be popular on coats, blazers, pants, and tops turned modern in a variety of colors and sizes. You’ll see florals and other bold prints too.

If big statements aren’t your thing, you can always be pretty in pearls. This season pearls are getting a modern makeover. Your grandmother’s are always going to be timeless, but consider new jewelry shapes like ear pins, statement drop earrings, or longer layering necklaces with pearls.

RETURN OF RUCHING Fall will bring a nod to the 80s both through the prints I mentioned first and the return of ruching. When done right, ruching can be very flattering. Primarily on dresses, you’ll see it creating different hemlines, going up the middle of the garment, and more.

BIGGER IS BETTER When it comes to jewelry, bigger statement pieces are better. This season definitely has 80s inspiration throughout so statement pieces are trending. Bold cuffs, big earrings, and chain necklaces or metal chokers are all having a moment. When it comes to bracelets, mix and match and pile them on!

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T he Big Day

Whether you’re newly engaged or hoping to be soon, we’ve got the scoop on wedding decor trends from Bronwyn Spain, owner and creative director of one of Oklahoma’s hottest wedding venues, Spain Ranch. WINTER

FLORALS

More brides than ever are wanting to get married in the winter. January is becoming a popular month to get married because brides are drawn to the beauty in the Midwest’s monochromatic winter landscape.

We will be seeing a rise in native florals and greenery and an abundance of pampas grass in the fall. Flowing florals inspired by the natural landscape are bigger than ever.

MINIMALISM Back in the spring we forecasted a shift toward minimalism. That trend continues through fall and winter. More brides are opting for elopements and small weddings on weekdays.

SOMETHING NEW Couples want elements unique from what they’ve seen in other weddings. They want less stuffy and more laidback. We will see a continuation of the rise in pizza weddings, coffee bars, and food/dessert truck weddings.

Spain Ranch hosted its grand opening of the Black Barn on July 12th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: spainranch.com

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BRUCE G. WEBER

We’re Moving!

When Bruce G. Weber opened as a small jeweler in 1952, Elizabeth II was the new Queen of England, gas was 20 cents a gallon and Singin’ in the Rain was capturing hearts. In the nearly 70 years since, our small shop has evolved into one of the most respected family-ownedand-operated jewelry stores in the nation. As we have grown, we have maintained our commitment to focusing on customers and the Tulsa community, and we are proud to have developed long-lasting relationships with both. As we continue evolving, we’re thrilled to announce that in spring of 2019 we are moving into a larger building with more space, conveniently located in downtown Tulsa just

a few minutes from our current location. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to become part of the fabric of the city we love. Here’s to the past, to the present and to the future.

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PortoďŹ no bangle $21,500

DAVID YURMAN

Wellesley Link ring $750

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Moonstone bangle $3,585

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Scintillae pink sapphire necklace $6,000

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Rose Gold Ashoka diamond bangle $11,800 Gold Ashoka diamond bangle $11,800

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Diamond drop earrings $12,000

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DAVID YURMAN

Châtelaine morganite necklace $8,700

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Ashoka drop halo earrings Price on request

Sadie necklace $495 online only

ROLEX Datejust 31 $11,800

MARCO BICEGO

Africa stellar ring $5,500

KWIAT Eclipse marquise diamond bangle $17,100

PESAVENTO Polvere asymmetrical cuff $700

ELIZABETH LOCKE DAVID YURMAN Novella hoop earrings $1,950

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Gold stud jackets $1,950 Turquoise and diamond earring pendants $2,050

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PENNY PREVILLE

Blue ombre sapphire earrings $7,295

Princess Flower pendant $1,400

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Cable Spira cuff $1,600

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Blue sapphire ombre band $5,490 Rainbow sapphire ombre band $5,490

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Star Polvere pendant $150 Heart Polvere pendant $150

HANDS-ON SUPPORT While Marco Bicego doesn’t offer any pieces that directly fund organizations, they take pride in giving back in various hands-on ways. One example? Marco Bicego’s team often volunteers at Three Square, a Nevada organization that helps provide wholesome food to hungry people in four counties through a service network of community partners.

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FOREVERMARK

Diamonds by the yard necklace $1,098

PENNY PREVILLE

Dangling pearl necklace $2,995

ROBERTO COIN

Princess Flower tsavorite and diamond earrings $8,500

ROLEX

Pearlmaster 34 $40,050

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Portofino earrings $4,950

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Turquoise and diamond ring $5,900

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Black Bay GMT $3,900

Cosmograph Daytona $28,800

DAVID YURMAN

Small box chain necklace $215 Shipwreck coin enhancer $150

TUDOR

The “1926” $1,850

DAVID YURMAN Forged Carbon cufflinks $1,495

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Black titanium faceted band $325 Platinum Cable inset band $2,900 Gold Cable inset band $2,300 Rose gold DY Classic band $1,550

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Men’s Cable Classic bracelet $2,400

Cosmograph Daytona $37,450

ARTS & CULTURE Rolex has long encouraged excellence and the pursuit of perfection. The company has long given back to communities globally through The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. It’s a philanthropic program that seeks out gifted artists worldwide and pairs them with master mentors in practices from dance to literature. “The mentoring programme has evolved into an enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, culture and disciplines,” the company says, “helping ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on to the next generation.”

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DNA Spring earrings $550

Bel Aire blue ombre chain necklace $575

Cable evil eye pinky ring $1,500 Cable compass pinky ring $1,500 Cable princess cut pinky ring $1,500

ROBERTO COIN

Portofino diamond band $9,500

ELIZABETH LOCKE

Gold bangle $9,225 Turquoise gold bangle $9,275

PENNY PREVILLE

Pink rainbow sapphire necklace $3,490

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Old World Crivelli ring $1,290

Bolted cufflinks $450

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Men’s black nylon bracelet $2,800

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Tribute diamond stackable ring $549 Tribute diamond ring $2,099 Tribute delicate diamond ring $1,598

Pre-owned Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 $895

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING Forevermark prides itself not just on curating and cutting beautiful diamonds, but also in doing it in a way that honors nature. They take particular care to ensure responsible business practices, support women and protect nature. The diamonds are conict-free, but beyond that, for every hectare of land used for mining by the De Beers Group, six hectares are dedicated to nature conservation. The De Beers Group is also active in rhino conservation, breeding and relocation.

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MARCO BICEGO Africa rough cut diamond necklace $11,730 Jaipur link convertible necklace $19,020

DAVID YURMAN

Streamline cufflinks $2,300

ARMENTA

Old World Crivelli oval earrings $1,590

ELIZABETH LOCKE Riviera link necklace $9,125 Crane pendant $4,775

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Petrvs lion coin ring $550

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Ambition ballpoint pen $150 Fountain pen $592.50

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Black South Sea gradient necklace $36,000

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Africa diamond pendant $3,450

MIKIMOTO

ARMENTA

Morning Dew South Sea pearl and blue sapphire earrings $6,100

Old World Crivelli wide ring $1,290

PENNY PREVILLE

Moon star diamond bangle $12,490

DAVID YURMAN Renaissance peridot drop earrings $1,700

ROBERTO COIN

Black Jade mother-of-pearl and diamond earrings $6,700

STORE 5a

Pre-owned Chanel lambskin shoulder bag $1,350

IPPOLITA

PESAVENTO

Lollipop ring $1,295

DNA Spring bracelet $400

ROLEX

Datejust 31 $14,500

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DESIGNERS

Contemporary Classics

DAVID YURMAN OFFERS MODERN UPDATES TO HIS BELOVED COLLECTIONS. From his early years creating jewelry, David Yurman’s palette has included uniquely cut gemstones in unconventional hues. This season, Yurman revisits his signature designs, on some pieces subtly lowering center gemstones to give a more feminine silhouette, and elsewhere, adding statements of individuality with unique symbols, meaningful motifs or boldly hued enamel. Of particular note are updated versions of the iconic Renaissance Cable bracelet, which brings together a striking blend of classical and contemporary sensibilities. The trademarked design—one that has appeared on the wrists of celebrities and tastemakers for more than 30 years—conveys casual elegance and merges fashion and sculpture into fine jewelry. The classic returns in new silhouettes that layer and stack with authentic glamour. A new 5mm width is offered in gold with custom-cut gemstones of rich colors that provide fresh ways to express your personal style. Here, we present three more collection highlights: David Yurman’s newest jewelry that seamlessly layers with the other pieces already in your collection yet makes a statement all its own.

CHÂTELAINE Châtelaine continues as a celebration of color as expressed in the radiant hues of gemstones. It’s one of the brand’s signature collections and a perfect fusion of David and Sybil Yurman’s combined art: the marriage of a sculptor and a painter, which has been on display in some form since the couple began working together in 1969.

TIDES The designs in this collection are contemporary, sculptural forms that express the rhythms of ocean tides and the continuous motion of waves. The sparkle of white diamonds, the warmth of yellow gold and the soft hues of citrine and morganite combine to evoke the feeling of sunshine and shoreline.

PURE FORM This signature collection celebrates metal’s sculptural properties and explores its range of textures. Pure Form pieces have an innovative carving that gives the illusion of the iconic David Yurman Cable bracelet unwinding, widening and dissolving. By juxtaposing sculpted Cable with smooth metal, the designs create dynamic artistic statements. Layer on Pure Form pieces with your favorite classic Cable bracelets.

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Priceless G ifts

From providing healthy food to the hungry to helping veterans, Oklahoma nonprofits are creating joy and changing lives. Here, meet three organizations that give priceless gifts of impact all year long.

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F ood on t he Move

Founded in 2014 by musician Taylor Hanson, Food on the Move is a mobile food initiative dedicated to bringing quality food into hard-to-reach, economically challenged areas of Tulsa. But more than that, the nonprofit seeks to create a greater sense of community, inviting local food trucks, farmers, grocers, health experts and others to vend at each event.

“We need to understand who is being served and where the needs are, and then build a foundation to create lasting change in that neighborhood.” — Taylor Hanson, Food on the Move Founder

What donations provide • $500: Helps us provide, approximately 125 guests fresh produce, quality food truck lunches, and access to community resources • $1,000: Helps us provide, approximately 250 guests fresh produce, quality food truck lunches, and access to community resources *the above numbers are an approximation as costs fluctuate

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Hi tt ing a High Note Call Taylor Hanson an ambassador to the food deserts of Tulsa and you wouldn’t be far from the truth. Yes, his nonprofit Food on the Move delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved areas of his hometown several times of month. But the work he and his all-volunteer team are doing is so much more than that, he says. “Food on the Move was inspired by a desire to build bridges and heal Tulsa in a broader way,” Hanson says. “It was born as a way to look for a new solution. To carry out a thread of ambassadorship, building bridges mentally—bringing people who are different together.”

Pop-up events are pay as you can, and the roughly 150 customers who attend each gathering go through the same checkout process. “That spirit is really giving dignity to every person,” he says. “We want everybody who comes to be treated with the same respect.”

Hanson’s approach was inspired by Edward Perkins, a former U.S. ambassador to Liberia and the United Nations and professor at the University of Oklahoma. Perkins taught Hanson the value of solving problems through communication, dignity and respect.

He hopes that ultimately, the result is lasting change. “We set out to create a gathering of partners who can serve the needs of people in the community,” he says. One sign that their work is working: Hanson is seeing people who once came to get meals for their families showing up to volunteer.

This inspiration led Hanson to a conversation about hunger. Looking for a way to make an impact, he met with area nonprofits who tackle hunger issues, including food banks and health services departments. For all the good work happening, Hanson saw a gap—a need to make inroads into food desert communities, not just feed them.

“Many of those individuals are bringing others within their community to the events,” he says. They’re starting to feel like it’s their event, not that of an outside group, he says.

For four years, Food on the Move has hosted monthly popups at EduRec and Tulsa Community College. Every event features local food trucks, fresh produce from area farms and mobile grocers, health resources, job placement opportunities and education resources. There’s always a DJ or local musician entertaining crowds, which helps add to the lively atmosphere. In fact, passersby who know nothing of the event may think it’s a block party.

And attendance numbers are growing. Moving forward, Food on the Move is discussing plans for a more permanent structure in the two neighborhoods it has been serving, including a grocery store. “We have seen the development of a culture when you are at our events,” Hanson says. “Everybody is there to make a difference.”

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GIVE GOOD. GIVE HAPPY. GIVE BIG.

Founded in 1977, Resonance exists to help women succeed. Oklahoma has the highest female incarceration rate of any place in the world. So in the last few years, Resonance has narrowed its focus to help women in the criminal justice system—specifically women who have substance abuse issues—to succeed after release. Resonance helps through licensed addiction treatment, job readiness programs, and employment and transitional housing provided through their restaurant, Take 2 Cafe. Resonance serves about 1,000 people each year.

“Our program helps them realize that they can succeed. It gives them the supp ort and selfestee m they need after release.” — Debbie Gordon, Development Director at Resonance

What donations provide • $50: Gas card/bus pass for client transportation needs • $100: “Fresh Start” kit of supplies and resources for a woman preparing for release from prison • $500: One month’s rent for transitional housing • $1,000: Twenty hours of job readiness coaching

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A Hand Up Jackie Garcia’s addiction started late in her life and took hold fast. Within a few weeks of trying meth for the first time at 38, Garcia says she was “full-blown addicted.” Within two years, she had lost her job and was facing prison time on drug charges. “At 40 years old, it was not my plan to go to prison,” says Garcia, a mother of two. “But I kept failing my chances. I was living off my mom and dad. I had been to rehab several times. I just didn’t have it in my heart to quit.” The judge sentenced Garcia to Resonance’s Helping Women Recover program at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center. The substance abuse program taught Garcia how to recognize and deal with her triggers and how to express her emotions, not hide from them. She learned communication skills, accountability, and, most importantly, she says, integrity.

“That took care of two of my biggest worries: finding a place to live outside of my hometown and getting a job right out of prison,” she says. “It changed my life. I owe my life to this program.” Two years later, after successfully transitioning out of Resonance’s program, Garcia has returned to the cafe as assistant manager, and also works in reception at a local hotel. Her two kids—now 28 and 18—have also joined her in Tulsa.

“There were healing aspects and processes. Honestly, I didn’t think I would feel the way I did,” Garcia says. “In that program I laughed like I never laughed before, and cried like I had never cried. It was an amazing experience.”

“Resonance saved me from my addiction,” she says. “There is no telling where I would be without them.”

By the end of the program, Garcia reached a point she wasn’t sure she’d ever get to—she was ready to let go of her addiction. But with that came fear. Garcia knew if she returned to her hometown, in Guymon, Oklahoma, there was a high probability she’d return to her old lifestyle. That’s when she learned about Take 2: A Resonance Cafe—an employment and housing program that offers women recently released from prison a place to work and live for six months.

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t c je ro P s n ra te e V a m o h a T he Okl

Founded in 2015, the mission of The Oklahoma Veterans Project is to restore veterans and their families. As brave men and women return home, they sometimes struggle to adapt to non-military life. OK Vets wants to help veterans experiencing hardship get back on their feet with assistance—from housing and financial support to community events—that has no expiration date. Currently, they have served more than 1,200 children through the Santa’s Heroes program. Ultimately, the nonprofit hopes to build a neighborhood of tiny houses where struggling veterans can live free of charge while they work to get back on their feet.

“Beyond housing, we’ve started looking for ways to have more immediate impact asking, what can we do today to make the family unit stronger?” — Craig Heatherly, The Oklahoma Veterans Project Founder & Executive Director

What donations provide • $50: Christmas gifts for one child of a veteran

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Saluting His Own Craig Heatherly readily admits that he struggled after he was discharged from the Marines. “The military is not very good at helping people transition out of the military,” he says. On Friday, he was in the Marines with all the benefits that includes—insurance, housing, a paycheck. On Saturday, he was unemployed. “My wife and I were basically homeless at that point, staying with whoever could take us in,” Heatherly recalls.

“We’re excited about the tiny house model because we initially thought we were going to buy an old hotel or apartment complex, knowing it would take us years to bring a place up to livable standards,” he says. “But for about $10,000, we can build a tiny house. We can fill an immediate need.”

Thankfully, he came across a program through the unemployment office that provided him training and paid his rent and bills for the first six months of civilian life. For Heatherly, now a police officer, that was enough time to help him get back on his feet. But others transitioning out of military life aren’t so lucky, he says—and unfortunately, the program through Workforce Oklahoma that helped him no longer exists.

Thus far, one house has been built. But Heatherly says he can’t fill it because their VA funding—a small amount of money that was going to help him cover home insurance and utilities—was recently cut.

This is where he hopes his startup nonprofit, Oklahoma Vets, will come into play. He wants it to fill gaps that the VA and larger nonprofits aren’t filling.

While they raise funds to put a veteran in that first tiny house, they’ve already begun helping veterans in other ways. “What we have found is that there are lot of veterans who forgo a lot to take care of their families, especially around Christmas time. For example, I know one veteran who wasn’t going to be able to pay their rent in January because they wanted to buy gifts for their family in December,” he says.

“We want to give veterans a place to stay, where they can get on their feet. Not be rushed,” he said. “They can concentrate on school and work and family. There are a lot of veterans who just need a little help.” In Tulsa, where OK Vets is based, the average age of a homeless veteran is 55, and they have been homeless for an average of 20 years, Heatherly says.

So they started Santa’s Heroes, a program that provides Christmas gifts to veterans’ families. They also launched an Easter Family Reunion that brings together active and reserve forces with veterans.

The long-term goal for the all-volunteer nonprofit is to create a neighborhood of tiny houses where veterans can live free of charge for as long as they need.

“We’ve started looking for ways,” he says, “to have more immediate impact.”

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UPDATES TO THE ROLEX DATEJUST 31 AND DATEJUST 36 ENSURE THEIR BRIGHT FUTURE.

Launched in 1945, the Rolex Datejust was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial, consolidating all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to modern watchmaking until that point. Its style has spanned eras while still retaining the enduring codes that make it one of the most recognizable watches of today. In 2018 Rolex introduced a new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, with redesigned case sides and lugs. Available in 18K white, yellow or Everose gold, the models are equipped for the first time with calibre 2236, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by

Rolex. Insensitive to magnetic fields, its silicon Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. The new Datejust 31 watches are fitted on President bracelets, benefiting from a concealed attachment system and ensuring seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and the case. Each also has a concealed folding Crownclasp and includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance flexibility and longevity.

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Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 has also been relaunched this year in both Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18-karat Everose gold) and yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18-karat yellow gold) versions, each available with a large selection of dials. Rolesor, the combination of gold and steel on a Rolex watch, has been a signature feature of the brand since 1933, when the name was registered. It is an auspicious meeting of two metals: one noble and precious, attractive for its lustre and stability, the other highly resistant, known for its strength and reliability. All of these qualities perfectly mirror the elegance and performance that come together in a Rolex watch. On the Rolesor versions of the new Datejust 36, the bezel, winding crown and center bracelet links are in 18-karat gold (Everose or yellow), while the case and the outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel. Available on Oyster or Jubilee bracelets, they are also equipped with an Oysterclasp and include the Easylink rapid extension system (patented by Rolex in 1996), allowing the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm for additional comfort. Datejust 36 watches now utilize calibre 3235, a consummate demonstration of Rolex technology offering fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. It incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, this escapement is insensitive to magnetic interference. An optimized blue Parachrom hairspring is fitted to the oscillator, the true heart of the watch. Manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, it is up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Calibre 3235 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its new barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours. A waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Datejust 36’s highprecision movement.

Like all Rolex watches, the new-generation Datejust 31 and 36 models carry the Superlative Chronometer certification. This exclusive designation testifies that each watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch (after casing the movement), guaranteeing superlative performance in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee. Thanks to its timeless functions and aesthetics, the Rolex Datejust will never go out of fashion.

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the new face of diamond mining MEET THE WOMEN BEHIND CANADA’S BOOMING DIAMOND INDUSTRY It takes work, Balsillie says, but it’s work that’s well Many people begin their day with a car, bus or worth the effort. Diamond mining operations have subway ride to the office. But for workers at boosted the economy and offer a true living wage to the Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine in Canada’s many. With its cold climate and high cost of living, Northwest Territories (NWT), chances are they’ll Balsillie remembers when there were far fewer go by plane. It’s a 200-mile journey from city to employment opportunities. Then came the discovery mine and the route is easily accessible by air or, of diamonds and things changed, for the better. for two of the coldest months of the year, via an The mining industry is committed to hiring local ice highway where truckers ferry vital supplies and indigenous Northern residents. Kelly Laffertyover frozen lakes. Mine workers take a chartered Norn, a 35-year old Métis, works for Diavik Diamond flight from Yellowknife, the capital city of this vast Mine. Though she once worked an hourly office job in northern region of Canada, arriving on a landing nearby Hay River, Lafferty-Norn—a mother of four— strip 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle. There, now drives trucks and earns an extremely competitive they board school buses to the mine’s modest An employee at Gahcho Kué Diamond wage. She is one of Diavik’s haul-truck operators, campus—their last leg of the journey before work Mine sorts through a handful of rough moving ore from mine to processing facility. Women begins. diamonds, tracking and weighing each stone before they are sent on to the now account for nearly 30 percent of the workforce. In But travel time isn’t wasted. Kimi Balsillie, next phase of their journey, ultimately the history of diamond mining, women have always a Gahcho Kué environmental officer, uses it becoming a piece of jewelry. played significant roles: Two women geologists to update workers on on-site safety. Balsillie discovered the first kimberlite deposits in Russia and Australia and personifies how diamond mining has changed the region for the better. geologist Maureen Muggeridge discovered the massive diamond With a position that focuses on employee safety and environmental deposit near Lake Argyle. standards, her work is a testament to the industry’s respect for the vast, Although the work can be anything but easy, the camaraderie among mineral-rich land where it mines the world’s most precious gems. workers adds to the extraordinary community that has blossomed Since the discovery of diamonds in the early 1990s, Canada has here. A 24-hour cafeteria, on-site gym and complimentary personal become an increasingly important producer, now ranking third in and career development classes on subjects ranging from public worldwide diamond production. The Canadian tundra offers both speaking to financial planning help workers optimize their chances for riches and extraordinary career opportunities, especially for women advancement. and the territory’s indigenous people. Megan Rodel, a native of South Africa who grew up in the mining Balsillie is a Yellowknife native and a Métis—a group descended industry, started in production mining and now, at 31, manages from the First Nations people and early European settlers. As an work flow optimization at Gahcho Kué. She loves the diversity of the environmental officer and member of the local population, she work she does and welcomes its challenges. With a degree in mining understands the need to balance progress with tradition. When engineering, her career has followed the trajectory of the very products operations began in the late ‘90s to reach the diamond-bearing she helps to unearth—from coal to diamonds. “I began my career kimberlite pipes that lie deep below the area’s permafrost, the mining working to mine coal; now I help to mine diamonds. It’s a dream job companies established rules to protect the land and its indigenous for me. Each unique diamond that emerges from the earth has its own population. “There are three golden rules we live by,” says Balsillie. story to tell. And that in itself is a dream.” “Zero harm, improve continually and always be resource compliant.”

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