ACCENT: THE MAGAZINE OF LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS
C E L E B R AT I O N S
IN THIS ISSUE Shop 19 Style Watch: Jewelry Trends 30 Star Style: Celebrity Fashion 32 Building Blocks 38 Wedding White 58 Bridal Style 72 Patek Philippe: His and Hers 84 Extra Extra
In the Loupe: Events at TIVOL
Jewelry Tells a Story within TIVOL Families
54 In The Details 64 Collect ‘Em Like Beckham 78 A Thoughtful Tribute:
The relaunch of J. Rieger & Co.
Learn 52 Value Your Valuables 67 Hunter’s Club: The Watch Lottery 68 Rolex: Perpetual Excellence 74 Watch Maintenance
76 Tudor: The New “Bay” Watch 81 Forevermark & Sustainability 82 Jewelmer: Living Gems
Eat 24 Delicious Bites: Local KC Eats 85 Cathy’s Recipe: Eton Mess
Cooking for Family Cooking for Mark and me or friends is something I love to do. I would say I cook (or assemble) dinners at home four to five days a week. But the most gratifying and pleasurable kitchen time is when I cook for my family. It’s so trite but true—spending time with your family gathered around a table while enjoying a meal is the ultimate dining pleasure. When some of my kids went gluten and/or dairy free years ago, my first reaction was UGH—what am I possibly going to cook that everyone at the table would like? I had visions of dried up chalky baked goods and flavorless food. WHAT? NO BUTTER? But I’ve learned that it just takes a little more thought and trial and error to find delicious recipes that we all love. Grocery stores have whole sections or aisles devoted to gluten-free products. Dairy-free products are not as plentiful, but still much better than it used to be. Many restaurants have gotten so much better not only asking if the diner has any food allergies, but also featuring gluten-free items on their menus. When I shop and look at labels to determine if there’s gluten or dairy, I just go to the company’s website if I have a question. Here’s to finding and cooking lots of delicious recipes that will become part of your family’s go-to favorites. Happy eating. xo
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IN THE LOUPE
MARCO BICEGO: A Taste of Italy
In April, we brought Italy into our store for the second year in a row. This time, we hosted this special event at our Country Club Plaza location. Guests enjoyed viewing the newest collections from Italian designer Marco Bicego. The Petali and Lucia collections were a great way to kick off spring with their simple yet organic shapes and beautiful floral elements inspired by nature. Guests enjoyed Prosecco from a local Prosecco truck and indulged in Italian themed treats throughout the store to truly experience â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Taste of Italyâ&#x20AC;? right here in Kansas City.
IN THE LOUPE
PATEK PHILIPPE: Ladies Luncheon
TIVOL welcomed Patek Philippe this summer for an elegant luncheon. We invited our guests to bring family, so all generations could experience the luxury of the Patek Philippe watch and jewelry collections. Held in the beautiful 1900 Building, the event mirrored the modern lines and timeless details of Patek Philippe timepieces. Guests enjoyed live music, delectable food and the company of the U.S. president of Patek Philippe, Lisa Jones.
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Social Media Influencersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Event TIVOL announced a new partnership with local fashion influencer, Jana Meister, who will be hand selecting a collection of her favorite pieces each month. To celebrate this exciting pairing we hosted a party at our Hawthorne Plaza location. Jana invited influencers from the local Instagram community to join in the festivities. We raffled off a ZoĂŤ Chicco necklace and a giftcard to Paint Nail Bar, who was on site to give polish changes to our guests.
IN THE LOUPE
TIE THE KNOT: The Independent Bridal Issue
Photos by Bailey Pianalto.
The Independent and TIVOL both share a long-standing history in Kansas City. When TIVOL had the opportunity to sponsor their Tie the Knot issue, we jumped at the chance! For the second time, The Independent devoted a full issue of their magazine to all things bridal. TIVOL was able to share our bridal style tips and take over the front and back covers of the magazine. We marked the occasion with a fabulous party filled with drinks and treats. We also raffled off a beautiful pearl necklace and earring set to benefit Rightfully Sewn, which provides seamstress training for at-risk women so they can thrive in a specialized workforce.
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CONVERTIBLE PIECES Get two looks for the price of one! Change up your look or go from day-to-night with these convertible pieces.
1. Roberto Coin 18K white gold convertible diamond earrings, $27,500. 2. David Yurman 18K yellow gold ChÄ&#x192;telaine collection drop earring, $9,900. 3. Roberto Coin 18K rose gold convertible earrings with diamonds, $3,950.
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5. Rahaminov 18K white gold black diamond wrap bracelet, $22,000. 6. Rahaminov 18K white gold diamond wrap bracelet, $49,995.
4. Rahaminov 18K white gold diamond ear jackets, diamond studs sold seperately, $32,995.
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THE NATURAL Nature WORLD Designers were particularly inspired by nature this year. From flowers to bugs, the theme has been clear.
1. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold and diamond Petali collection earrings, $6,560. 2. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold and diamond Petali collection ring, $2,930.
3. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond Enchanted Garden collection necklace, $2,740. 4. Kwiat 18K white gold diamond flower earrings, $7,350. 5. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond flower bracelet, $7,195.
6. Forevermark 18K rose gold Center of My Universe floral halo diamond ring, $2,295.
8. Penny Preville 18K rose gold and diamond flower band, $3,790.
7. Penny Preville 18K rose gold and diamond Enchanted Garden collection ring, $2,445.
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STATEMENT EARRINGS Nature Statement Earrings are big this year, the bigger the better! From long to big to blingy, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no limit!
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1. Roberto Coin 18K white gold diamond Princess Flower earrings, $17,600. 2. Kwiat 18K white gold ASHOKAÂŽ diamond hoops, $65,000. 3. Penny Preville 18K white gold diamond Starburst collection earrings, $5,790. 4. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond drop earrings, $12,480. 5. Lagos sterling silver diamond circle Caviar Spark collection drop earrings, $15,000. 6. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond drop earrings, $4,120.
DELICIOUS BITES LOCAL KC EATS
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On him: TIVOL platinum and 18K yellow gold band, $2,750. Rolex Submariner in Oystersteel and 18K yellow gold, $13,400. On her: Kwiat 18K white gold and ASHOKA®-cut diamond hoops, $65,000. Rahaminov 18K white gold and diamond Riviera necklace, $194,500. TIVOL platinum and diamond engagement ring, $19,605. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond eternity band, $3,300. Kwiat 18K white gold and diamond ring, $3,750. Kwiat 18K white gold and diamond bracelet, $28,700. Kwiat 18K white gold and diamond bypass bracelet $117,500. Cartier Tank FranÇaise in stainless steel with diamonds, $7,100.
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TIVOL 14K rose gold and diamond band, $2,165. Rolex Skydweller in Everose gold with brown alligator strap, $39,550.
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Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold inside-out diamond hoops, $14,300. TIVOL 18K yellow gold engagement ring, $15,340. TIVOL 14K yellow gold and diamond half-round band, $2,465. David Yurman 18K yellow gold, sterling silver and diamond Helena collection ring, $1,650. David Yurman 18K yellow gold Continuance collection diamond necklace, $1,350. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold necklace, $$7,520, worn with Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet, $5,780. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond tennis bracelet, $15,240. David Yurman 18K yellow gold Cable Spira collection bracelet, $1,500. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond Amulet collection bracelet, $5,240. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and diamond Cable Spira bracelet, $2,500. Penny Preville 18K white gold and diamond bracelet, $6,995.
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RUDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TENAMPA TAQUERIA Mariani 18K white gold and blue rhodium diamond and sapphire earrings, $3,360. Roberto Coin 18K white gold and
diamond necklace, $4,420. Mariani 18K white gold and blue rhodium diamond and sapphire necklace, $13,200. Henri Daussi 18K white gold diamond ring, $30,180. Penny Preville 18K white gold diamond and sapphire Watercolor collection bracelet, $11,345. Penny Preville 18K white gold and diamond bracelet, $4,635. Penny Preville 18K white gold and sapphire bracelet, $5,295. David Yurman sterling silver Cable collection blue topaz and diamond bracelet, $975. Roberto Coin 18K white gold and diamond bracelet, $3,750. David Yurman sterling silver Crossover collection diamond bracelet, $1,500. David Yurman sterling silver Crossover collection blue topaz and diamond bracelet, $1,350. David Yurman sterling silver and diamond Continuance collection ring, $2,150.
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Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond hoop earrings, $2,895. Marco Bicego 18K yellow and white gold Goa collection diamond ring, $5,610. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond necklace, $22,000. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold necklace, $3,600. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond eyeglass chain, $26,150. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet, $5,240. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet, $6,485. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold Jaipur Link collection bracelet, $6,010. Lagos 18K yellow gold and sterling silver ring, $595. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond ring, $15,340. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond halfround band, $1,550. Cartier Ballon Bleu in 18K yellow gold, $28,700. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and diamond Color Classics collection bracelet, $3,600. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond bracelet, $4,795.
Halle Berry wearing Roberto Coin geometric earrings at the Golden Globes, $1,700.
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Sterling K. Brown wearing his personalized David Yurman dog tag to the This Is Us event at PaleyFest at the Dolby Theater, $1,750.
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Chloe Bennet wearing a Marco Bicego ring to the premiere of Avengers: Endgame, $4,100.
Jennifer Lawrence wearing her Penny Preville Journey necklace to the premiere of Red Sparrow, $22,000.
From basics to statements, the perfect pieces to build into your jewelry collection
1. Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold Royal Princess Flower diamond ring, $4,100. 2. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and bezel set diamond bracelet, $7,570. 3. Penny Preville 18K yellow gold and diamond Moderne bracelet, $4,885. 4. Rahaminov 18K white gold and diamond leaf ring $30,995. 5. Robert Procop platinum and diamond Bella Linda Earrings, $28,760. 6. Rahaminov 18K white gold and diamond flower pendant, $21,995. 7. TIVOL platinum and diamond eternity band, $34,100. 8. Roberto Coin 18k yellow and white gold Princess Flower collection earrings, $3,800. 9. Rahaminov platinum halo diamond ring, price available upon request. 10. Brady Legler 18K yellow gold, diamond and white enamel Subway collection bracelet, $7,380. 11. Brady Legler 18K yellow gold, diamond and white enamel Subway collection bracelet, $4,990.
1. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and pearl Solari collection necklace, $4,000. 2. LAGOS 18K yellow gold and sterling silver High Bar collection bracelet, $2,200. 3. LAGOS 18K yellow gold and sterling silver High Bar collection bracelet, $1,250. 4. TIVOL 18K white gold diamond cluster necklace, $4,290. 5. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold and turquoise Boules collection necklace, $1,100. 6. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold and pearl Boules collection necklace, $1,430. 7. TIVOL 18K yellow gold diamond bow necklace, $3,620. 8. Forevermark platinum Center of My Universe diamond halo ring, $4,280. 9. LAGOS sterling silver and lapis Maya collection earrings, $375. 10. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and sterling silver Novella collection blue topaz ring, $1,750. 11. TIVOL 18K yellow gold diamond twist eternity band, $2,235. 12. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and diamond Stax collection bracelet, $10,600.
Your Diamond Does Good in the World DIAMONDS, FORMED BILLIONS OF YEARS AGO, ARE IMPROVING THE PRESENT AND CREATING A SPARKLING FUTURE
efore there was life, there were diamonds. In ancient Greece, they were known as “tears of the gods.” Created by rare natural conditions billions of years ago, they are the oldest thing a person will touch or own.
However, diamonds are not simply a connection to the distant past. Today, modern diamond mining supports the livelihoods of 10 million people around the world. Through skilled jobs, improved access to healthcare, and direct investments in local communities, diamonds strengthen communities across the globe as they travel from mine to jewelry box.
Kesego Jarona is one of the millions of people for whom diamonds tell a very personal, life-changing story. The first female electrical apprentice at the Debswana company in Botswana, Jarona saw first-hand that modern diamond mining offers opportunities for personal and community growth. “Mining inspired me when I was a schoolkid growing up in the mining town of Selebi Phikwe,” she says. Mining jobs are often highly skilled and are supported by extensive investments in worker training and education. The industry provided Jarona with educational opportunities that gave her control over her future. “I rose from being an artisan in a male-dominated field to become a fully-fledged mining engineer,” she says. In addition to providing tens of thousands of safe, well-paying jobs that often become lifelong careers, modern diamond mining creates $292 million of benefits annually for social programs, such as funding local hospitals and education. And considering most diamonds are discovered in remote regions—from the edges of the Kalahari Desert to Canada’s far north—where sustainable development resources can be scarce, these opportunities are often vital to communities writing their next chapter. Supporting the future of these communities also means aiding their children today. Around the world, families from remote regions often have to travel long distances to obtain the care their children require.
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“The diamond industry is not just a fixture in our community. It is a part of our lives. Diamonds to me represent more than natural beauty. For us, they symbolize a future of possibilities.” DR. MOKGWEETSI E. K. MASISI, PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA
In the Siberian city of Yakutsk, Russia’s ALROSA provided critical funding for the construction of a children’s rehabilitation center in 2014. The $12 million center now provides therapy for 3,000 children each year with a range of physical and psychiatric disorders. The center includes a hotel for those families that need to travel from other regions to receive care. For the mother of three-year-old Sasha, who has cerebral palsy and hardly walks or talks, the center is invaluable. “Today my son waved his hand to me for the first time in his life,” she said on a recent visit to the center. “The diamond industry is not just a fixture in our community. It is a part of our lives,” explains Dr. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, president of Botswana. “Diamonds to me represent more than natural beauty. For us, they symbolize a future of possibilities.” For centuries, humanity has been captivated by diamonds. They connect us across centuries and nations; they communicate beyond language and between generations. Today, these links are stronger than ever, and are building a better future for all.
For more information on how your diamond does good, visit total-clarity.com.
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1. Rahaminov and Forevermark 18K white gold three-stone diamond halo ring, $60,000. 2. David Yurman titanium and sterling silver band with black diamonds, $1,500. 3. Kwiat platinum and ASHOKAÂŽ cut diamond double halo ring, $11,360. 4. TIVOL 18K rose gold diamond ring, $10,495. 5. TIVOL 18K rose gold diamond band, $20,900. 6. Forevermark 18K rose gold Center of My Universe halo diamond ring, $3,990. 7. TIVOL 18K yellow gold halo diamond ring, $3,485. 8. David Yurman 18K yellow gold Cable collection band, $1,950. 9. TIVOL 18K white gold two row diamond band, $20,900.
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10. David Yurman gray titanium Cable collection band ring, $375. 11. Forevermark platinum solitaire diamond ring, $63,890. 12. Forevermark platinum Center of My Universe floral halo diamond ring, $5,780. 13. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond band, $2,555. 14. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond band, $3,495. 15. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond ring, $13,380. 16. Henri Daussi platinum and diamond halo ring, $36,220. 17. Forevermark platinum diamond three-stone ring, $14,580. 18. David Yurman gray and black titanium Beveled collection band, $395. 19. TIVOL 14K rose gold and diamond band, $4,495.
Generations Jewelry tells a story within TIVOL families
Families have always been a large part of the TIVOL story. We are a family-owned business after all. However, the families that truly make a difference to us are our customers.
We love being a part of celebrating anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and more. Getting to play a part in these special occasions and watching their collections of memories grow and change is the biggest joy of our business. A piece of jewelry is so much more than a wearable piece of art. It tells a story, it carries a memory and it triggers something in you each time you look at it.
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“The Bortnicks and their children have been coming to TIVOL for over 20 years. My favorite memory occurred one year when Dan was shopping for a holiday gift for his wife. Harold Tivol was showing him some of the new Panerai watches. In the showcase was a battleship, representing the history of the watch company. Josh, probably in grade school, asked Harold if he was on the Titanic! Harold was a bit surprised and informed Josh that he was not old enough to be on the Titanic!” — Gary Pener
Jaclyn, Mike, Caitlin & Cameron Watching the family interact with Kathryn, their favorite sales associate, was like watching them with their sister. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You always pick Rahaminovâ&#x20AC;? she said to Jaclyn, laughing as she asked to look at a piece out of the case.
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“For my mom’s 60th birthday all of us girls went out to Santa Fe with [our parents]. We sent her on a scavenger hunt through the house and it ended with the TIVOL box and a bottle of Cliff Lede wine. Then we celebrated her 60th with a gorgeous new ring, nice wine, and dancing! There’s nothing like a fun unveiling of beautiful jewelry that will be honored for generations!” — Katherine Houlehan
SO CL ASSIC. SO ESSENTIAL. SO KWIAT.
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Greg, Zach, Madison & Bronda “I remember long ago there was a beautiful pearl bracelet I noticed. Steffon put it on me while we chatted and looked around the store. Before I left I asked how much the bracelet was and felt a bit crestfallen when he told me. I knew it would never be mine. Anytime I would stop in he would put that beautiful bracelet on me while we visited and I looked for things in my price range. Every time I would remind him that I couldn’t afford it and every time he would tell me that it didn’t matter. I could just wear it around and pretend it was mine for a little while.” — Bronda Silvers
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Andrew, Jackie, Sarah, Andrew Jr., Maddie & Cody Jackie received her first Penny Preville bracelet for Christmas in 2000. This sparked her love of Penny, a love that has already been passed down to her daughters, Sarah and Maddie. All three kids have been coming to TIVOL since they were young, and loved running around while their parents shopped. Sarah, now a sales associate on the Country Club Plaza, started her jewelry collection with a David Yurman bracelet as a gift for her 8th grade graduation, a piece that remains one of her favorites to this day.
JEWELRY WILL NEVER BE JUST AN INVESTMENT. BUT IT’S A FORM OF WEALTH YOU SHOULD PROTECT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
By Timothy Kelley
Mansions and polo ponies? Fleeing aristocrats in bygone centuries had to leave those behind when revolution struck. But diamonds were a form of property they could slip into an inside coat pocket for a hasty departure. Wealth is safer today, but it still needs protecting. And while you’d never reduce to pure cash-register terms that
gleaming gem that reminds you of a sacred occasion or a beloved ancestor, jewelry is part of your investment portfolio whether you think of it that way or not. To help you be smart about it, ACCENT interviewed Anita Heriot, president of the North American division of Pall Mall Art Advisors, a U.K. firm that specializes in tangible asset management:
portfolio, usually letting you retain the jewelry. Or it can be a “non-recourse” loan based solely on the items, which the lending institution takes custody of—in effect, moving them from your vault to theirs. Is there a way to avoid estate taxes when you bequeath jewelry? Often you can do this by gifting jewelry to a family member while you’re alive. If you wish to continue to wear it, you may still be able to do so through a leaseback agreement with the recipient. Consult a trust and estate attorney about your best tax strategy. What else makes jewelry special? It’s one of the only assets for which you actually need science. You can’t assess the clarity of a gemstone with the naked eye. You need an analyst trained and certified by GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. Paperwork goes with that too. And it’s wise to be aware of market trends?
Yes. Today the market for rare, beautiful colored gemstones is especially hot, thanks to heavy demand from Chinese buyers. Does most of what you say about jewelry as an investment also apply to luxury watches? Yes. The watch market is currently very vibrant, particularly for men’s watches and notably for rare timepieces from such brands as Cartier, Rolex and Patek Philippe. There’s a strong auction market—but don’t just give your watch or jewelry to an auction house. Why not? Auction houses like selling jewelry and watches more than anything else, because they’re easy to sell and easy to ship. But an auction house may charge a seller’s commission of up to 15 percent. It may also have fees for insurance, photography, GIA reports and shipping as well as a “buy-in” fee. It’s a very competitive business; use the competitive environment to your advantage and negotiate these fees.
Jewelry and luxury watches have aesthetic beauty and emotional resonance no stock certificate can match. Why think of them as investments? Because for most high-net-worth families they account for a significant proportion of wealth. Analyses have shown that as much as 10 percent of an ultra-high-net-worth individual’s wealth can be in the tangible assets such as art and jewelry. And often families’ accountants, financial advisors and trust and estate attorneys don’t have the knowledge to advise them intelligently about this part of their portfolio. Hence, from an investment point of view it’s largely ignored. Why is that a problem? Generally, planning for your tangible assets such as jewelry is dealt with only in moments of disruption—a death, a divorce or a time of financial difficulties. When you think about it, that’s a pretty defensive posture. We recommend that families consider a more offensive strategy, both in acquiring jewelry and in planning bequests. What’s your first tip for families who own jewelry? Understand its value so you can make smart decisions about it. That does not mean its insurance value, the price you’d pay to replace it. Instead, its fair market value or auction price, which tends to be 25 to 40 percent lower. What mistakes do people make when bequeathing jewelry to their children? One stems from failure to follow that advice about understanding value. A mother will say, “I’ll leave the jewelry to my daughter and the paintings to my son.” But often jewelry is the most expensive thing in a family’s portfolio. One diamond ring can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars if the gemstone and its clarity are right. It may be much more valuable than 20 paintings together. We see a lot of conflict over that. Also, families miss opportunities for financial growth. Such as? Jewelry—unlike other tangible assets—often sits in a vault if it’s not regularly worn. And because of the risks and the high cost of insurance, people are often reluctant to wear it. While it’s sitting in a vault, that jewelry can be making money for you if you collateralize it—use it as collateral for a loan of up to 50 percent of its value. It can be a “recourse” loan, which a bank extends based on the value of your entire
It’s In The Details
TIVOL has always had pride in the impeccable details of its designers and the level of craftsmanship involved with the construction of the piece.
Marco Bicego’s signature hand engraving is made with the traditional “bulino,” an ancient tool devised for the art of hand-carving, which gives their gold a fine, brushed texture. Marco Bicego 18K yellow gold bracelet, $7,380.
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JEWELRY Roberto Coin found a passionate, meaningful symbol in the ruby that has come to identify the soul and the mission of his creative world. Since 1996, a small ruby with an immense story was set in the inside of every piece in his collection. Roberto Coin 18K gold and diamond hoop earrings, $3,950.
From the beginning of Penny Previlleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career she has always been detail-oriented, and hand engraving became one of her signature techniques. It gives her pieces a romantic feel while also masking wear and tear. The style of engraving ranges from florals to intricate scrolls and is selected based on the style of the piece. Penny Preville 18K rose gold bracelet, $16,545.
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The signature of LAGOS jewelry is luminous caviar beading which brings captivating texture to the metals. It takes hundreds of steps and a keen eye to complete a single caviar creation. The process always begins with a hand-drawn sketch by Steven Lagos. LAGOS 18K yellow gold and black ceramic bracelet, $3,500. LAGOS 18K yellow gold caviar bracelet, $7,500.
Over the course of nearly forty years, cable has united the David Yurman line. In each new collection the cable design is used in groundbreaking, innovative and beautiful ways. David Yurman 18K gold and sterling silver crossover ring, $850.
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Having both Carellesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; design studio and workshop right in the heart of New York City provides the opportunity for the two to intimately work together. This creates a team of skilled artisans who meticulously handcraft each Carelle piece from start to finish. Carelle 18K gold and diamond earrings, $5,995.
“Bridal jewelry should coordinate with your dress and be selected with as much careful consideration as the dress itself.” – Cathy Tivol
Kwiat 18K white gold diamond earrings, $6,300. TIVOL platinum solitaire diamond ring, $19,605. Penny Preville 18K white gold diamond bracelet, $7,570. Penny Preville 18K white gold diamond bracelet, $5,985.
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From top to bottom: Rahaminov and Forevermark 18K rose gold and diamond ring, $14,490. Henri Daussi 18K rose gold and diamond band, $1,100. TIVOL platinum and diamond band, $3,000. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond ring, $13,380. TIVOL platinum and diamond band, $12,500. TIVOL 18K rose gold and diamond band, $3,495. TIVOL platinum and 18K yellow gold diamond ring, $46,950. TIVOL platinum and diamond eternity band, $8,460. David Yurman 18K yellow gold and diamond band, $1,500. TIVOL platinum and diamond eternity band, $43,560.
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From top to bottom: Kwiat platinum and ASHOKAÂŽ-cut diamond three-stone ring, $31,200. TIVOL 14K white gold diamond ring, $7,495. Rahaminov 18K white gold diamond ring, $64,300. TIVOL 18K yellow gold and diamond ring, $15,340. Henri Daussi platinum and diamond halo ring, $36,220.
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BRIDAL STYLE TIVOL 18K white gold diamond cluster stud earrings, $2,490. Penny Preville 18K white gold diamond necklace, $13,750. TIVOL platinum solitaire diamond ring, $19,605.
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Penny Preville 18K white gold deco drop earrings, $10,990. Kwiat platinum ASHOKAÂ® three-stone ring, $36,995
BRIDAL STYLE From left to right: TIVOL 18K white gold and diamond eternity band, $29,780. Rahaminov platinum and diamond engagement ring, $34,100. TIVOL platinum and diamond eternity band, $43,560. Rahaminov platinum and diamond mounting with a Forevermark round center diamond, $24,395. TIVOL platinum and diamond eternity band, $8,460. TIVOL platinum mounting with a Forevermark exceptional round center diamond, $150,960.
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Style icon and watch collector Victoria Beckham wore a Rolex to the 2017 launch of her Victoria Beckham for Target collection, proving that luxury watches pair seamlessly with designer duds or more affordable ensembles.
IF WE HAD TO PICK THREE… Victoria Beckham’s Rolex watches, including these three standouts below, are among the ones true collectors really, really want: Though it’s typically classified as a men’s watch, Posh wears her everose gold Cosmograph Daytona beautifully. In 2011 she even got shoe designer Brian Atwood to make her a custom pair of rose gold heels to match.
THIS SPICY CELEB’S FEELING ABOUT LUXURY WATCHES? YOU SIMPLY CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY. By Haley Longman in particular. She wears her 36MM 18K yellow gold Rolex Day-Date President almost as often as she wears her signature sky-high heels. Seriously, you’d be hardpressed to find a photo on her self-titled Instagram account in which this piece does not adorn her left wrist. Another gem from her jewelry box that she sports often is her gold Daytona with in-house automatic Caliber 4130, which adds a subtle burst of masculinity to her overall feminine, flirty style. Then there’s the yellow gold Rolex Datejust with a 36MM case size and a stunning stella green dial, a rare iteration of the Day-Date Presidential Rolex. This piece hails from the 1970s and is highly coveted—as are most of the Brit’s appurtenances. Two of Beckham’s more recent timepiece additions are from Patek Philippe, because doesn’t any legitimate collection require variety? There’s her rose gold Nautilus with a brown dial and another that’s silver with blue, watches she wears when hanging out with her children (the former) or at a fashion show at Paris Fashion Week (the latter). It’s no wonder Victoria’s vault, as well as her husband’s, is so expansive. Each member of the British power couple is worth a reported $450 million, which means plenty of discretionary income to spend on dozens of multi-thousand-dollar watches (and whatever else their hearts desire). Who knew a collecting hobby could be so…posh?
The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph in gold is one of Rolex’s—and Beckham’s— most classic and coveted timepieces.
When it comes to arm candy, Victoria Beckham has the rest of us beat. Often seen on her arm is her husband of 20 years, David Beckham, Britain’s most famous “footballer” (that’s soccer star to us) and America’s favorite male underwear model. But perhaps the timepieces on her wrist have us even more envious. The woman formerly known as Posh Spice didn’t start out as a watch aficionado. She shot to fame as one-fifth of the iconic British ’90s pop group the Spice Girls, the best-selling female group of all time, before this most stylish Spice launched her eponymous luxury fashion line in 2008. In between and since that time Beckham married the love of her life, had three sons and then a daughter, befriended A-listers like Eva Longoria and Katie Holmes and built a fashion and lifestyle empire, not to mention her own personal closet. She’s an accessories enthusiast reputed to own more than 100 Birkin bags—and bags aren’t her only bag. “I’m quite obsessed with sunglasses,” Beckham has also said. “I collect vintage Guccis and Carreras—they can make virtually any outfit look cool.” Undoubtedly, the same can be said for her vintage watches. Like her husband, who’s been an ambassador for both Breitling and Rolex-owned Tudor, the 45-year-old has a penchant for men’s timepieces, Rolex
Many famous women are proud owners of the Rolex President Day-Date in 18K yellow gold. Beckham’s has a fashionforward champagne stick dial fluted bezel.
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The Watch Lottery By Hunter Tivol McGrath, Vice President of TIVOL
In my short, eight-year career at TIVOL, I have never seen anything like it. To my counterparts who have spent their careers in the industry, they haven’t either. The watch industry is currently experiencing unprecedented demand. The few models that used to be a challenge to purchase due to high demand now can span entire collections. Even with entire brands, we are asking our clients to wait patiently to receive a watch. The brands are aware of these limitations, and are doing what they can to combat it, without changing who they are or where they want to go. These watches are assembled and even manufactured (in some cases) by hand to ensure the highest quality. Upholding these standards only naturally restricts production capacity.
I personally receive at least ten phone calls a day asking for certain models that are difficult to get. My response and advice are to build a strong relationship with a local authorized jeweler, and remain as patient as possible. Being the oldest jeweler in Kansas City, we have clients who span generations. When multiple clients want something, and we receive only a handful, we carefully consider each and every client who has expressed an interest in the particular watch. It is a challenging position for us, for the brands and ultimately for our clients. We are so grateful to be a staple of the Kansas City community and have such amazing clients that are all deserving of winning the “watch lottery”. • TIVOL 67
THE DATEJUST IS A WATCH FOR THE AGES, REFLECTING ITS MAKER’S COMMITMENT TO LONGEVITY, RELIABILITY AND CONTINUITY. By Christen Fisher
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? It seems like a silly question, but our reflection evolves over time, and we don’t always stop to think about how we’re changing. Rolex is a brand that perpetually checks its proverbial reflection, recognizing itself as it is, and asking what it can do better with regard to its product offerings—such as the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36. As a result, Rolex has pushed beyond the usual understanding of what it means to be a luxury company. First introduced in 1945 at a jubilee celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, the Datejust was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to have an automatically changing date window at 3 o’clock on the dial. It was the culmination of every major innovation Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until that time, but Rolex wasn’t satisfied. In 1953 it pushed the boundaries of innovation again by introducing a Cyclops magnifier over the date window in the crystal to increase readability. While the Datejust was first offered only in a yellow gold Oyster case with matching jubilee bracelet, Rolex continued to refine the Datejust’s classic aesthetic and superior engineering, offering this groundbreaking watch in myriad combinations and sizes for almost 75 years. The Datejust is a testament to the brand’s core values of longevity, reliability and continuity.
This year Rolex debuted two new variations of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, both in white Rolesor, a proprietary combination of Oystersteel and 18-karat white gold. The first version has a black sunray finish dial and fluted bezel, while the second combines a white motherof-pearl dial with 10 diamond hour markers in 18-karat white gold settings and a bezel set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. Thanks to a patented Twinlock screweddown crown, a hermetically screwed-down caseback and a middle case crafted from a solid block of corrosionresistant Oystersteel, the Oyster case of the Datejust 36 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. As it has since 1955, the watch’s sapphire crystal is still fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The latest versions of the Datejust 36 are equipped with the new, entirely in-house 3235 caliber movement and have a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Rolex and its products are built to last. They are, in a word, perpetual. Having registered for more than 500 patents throughout its history, Rolex perpetually pushes the boundaries of innovation, striving for excellence. When you look in the mirror, see yourself wearing a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 and know you, too, can push beyond your limits.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 is not only built to last, it also has timeless style that will be appreciated for generations to come.
A Watch Shopping Guide
1. Tag Heuer Monaco Calibre 11, $5,900.
2. Patek Philippe Twenty~4 in rose gold with diamonds, $56,700.
3. Patek Philippe Nautilus in stainless steel, $30,620. 4. Panerai Submersible Carbotechâ&#x201E;˘ , $17,400.
5. Tudor Black Bay in stainless steel and yellow gold, $3,950.
6. Rolex GMT-Master II in Oystersteel with black and blue dial, $9,250.
7. Cartier Ballon Bleu in stainless steel with diamonds, $10,700.
8. Shinola Guardian in rose gold with mother-of-pearl dial, $725. 9. Jaeger LeCoultre Master Calendar in stainless steel, $9,800.
11. Tudor Black Bay Bronze, $4,050.
10. Rolex Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel and Everose gold with mother-ofpearl and diamond dial, $13,400.
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his and hers: the gift of A PATEK PHILIPPE CALATRAVA WATCH SPEAKS ELOQUENTLY ABOUT WHAT IS MOST PRECIOUS. By Christen Fisher “Time for each other” is the No. 1 item on most couple’s gift list this holiday season. But in today’s frenetically paced world, when our cups brim over with obligations to work, family, friends and causes close to our hearts, this simple wish can feel like asking for the moon. Fortunately, Patek Philippe, the world’s premier Swiss watch manufacturer, has a long history of miraculous innovations involving time and offers a solution: Give each other the gift of time, with a timepiece so extraordinary it makes an irresistible plea for the true priority on your calendar—love. Present the man in your life with a Calatrava 5227R. The Calatrava boasts an elegant ivory lacquered dial with gold-applied hour markers and features a center sweep second hand and a date aperture. The watch’s self-winding 324 S C caliber movement is housed in a 39mm rose gold case with a sapphire crystal caseback protected by an invisibly hinged dust cover on a shiny dark chestnut alligator strap with square scales on a prong buckle. With its pure lines, the Calatrava is recognized as the very essence of the round wristwatch and one of the finest symbols of the Patek Philippe style. Supremely elegant, it charms each new generation of watch lovers with its timeless understated perfection. Priced at $35,160. Reciprocate her generosity with a Ladies’ Calatrava 7200R. Equally elegant yet suited to her sensibilities, the 7200R has an ultra-thin, selfwinding mechanical movement, Caliber 240. In delicate rose gold on a
matte pearly beige alligator strap with square scales and prong buckle, the 7200R is a ladies’ wristwatch fully focused on hours and minutes. It indicates not seconds, nor the date, nor other extras—only the time in its most unhurried manifestation. Designed for women who methodically devote their attention to the essence of things, it epitomizes timelessness in classic, feminine perfection. Priced at $28,240. For the couple who feels pulled in a million different directions all over the world, consider the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, available as reference 5524R for gentlemen and 7234R for ladies. Both versions are powered by a caliber 324 S C FUS mechanical, self-winding movement, and feature a second time zone and local-time date to help the two of you connect even when you’re on opposite sides of the globe. Both have a brown sunburst, black gradated dial with gold applied numerals and luminescent coating and are housed in a rose gold case fitted to a vintage brown calfskin strap with clevis prong buckle. The 5524R is 42mm, while the 7234R is 37.5mm. In either size, the Calatrava Pilot Time Travel is an inimitable timepiece whose dashing aeronautical style is perfect for the couple deeply devoted to each other but always on the go. Priced at $49,560 and $44,790, respectively. If you love him to the moon and back and if she’s your happily ever after, let a treasure speak for you about the hours you treasure most. You don’t have forever, but you’ve got time.
Exchanging trinkets is a sweet holiday tradition, but truly discerning couples make a chic statement by gifting his and hers Patek Philippe Calatrava timepieces.
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Maintaining Your Watch
Establish a Maintenance Schedule
Winding Mechanical Watches
Most mechanical watches should be serviced every 5 to 10 years.
Mechanical watches are powered by a mainspring and will need to be wound up to run.
Vintage watches that are worn regularly may require more frequent maintenance.
Quartz watches have longer service intervals of around 10 years.
To wind a manual watch, simply turn the crown while in the winding position until you feel resistance and it will no longer turn. Do not try to force the crown once resistance is felt. Wind the watch fully once a day to keep the watch running.
Visit your jeweler or watchmaker every 6 to 12 months to check water resistance and clean the case and bracelet.
To power up an automatic watch, turn the crown 20 to 30 times in the winding position and then simply wear the watch. The motion of the watch on your wrist should be sufﬁcient to keep the watch running if worn daily.
If the watch is worn daily, give the watch a full wind every two weeks to ensure it is at the top of its power.
Keeping the outside of your watch clean can prevent anything from getting inside as well as avoid premature wear of the bracelet.
Water Resistance Some watches come with a screw down crown to improve its water resistance. Be sure that the crown is fully screwed down after unscrewing to wind and set the time.
If swimming with a water resistant watch in chlorinated or salt water, immediately rinse the watch off with clean, fresh water and dry with a soft towel.
If condensation forms under the crystal or discoloration of the hands or dial is noticed, visit your watchmaker immediately for an emergency dry out and assessment of any damage.
General Tips Avoid impact to the watch. Even if there is no noticeable harm to the exterior, internal parts may become damaged if the watch receives a shock.
Avoid permanent magnets. A watch can become magnetized if exposed to permanent magnets found in cell phones, speakers, and computers that we encounter in our daily life. If a watch begins to run erratically, it may be magnetized. Visit your watchmaker to have it demagnetized. If the magnetization is severe enough, a service to address the issue may be needed.
Chemicals found in cosmetics, fragrances and household cleaners can damage gaskets and leather straps or discolor the metal of a watch. It is recommended to wait until any fragrances or cosmetics are dry before putting on your watch.
It is recommended to not open your watch yourself as dust and debris can make its way into the movement. If you suspect something is wrong with your watch, visit your watchmakers and have them advise on the best course of action.
TUDOR’S BLACK BAY P01 COMBINES TODAY’S SPORTY STYLE WITH A DEEP DIVE INTO THE INNOVATIONS OF THE PAST.
While countless watch wearers around the world value having a Tudor on their wrist, few know about the company’s long history with the U.S. Navy. Beginning in the 1950s, Tudor began supplying the Navy with divers’ watches, and it eventually found lasting success with the Oyster Prince Submariner 7928. However, in 1967, the company began to develop a new watch for the Navy—one that would meet the specifications decreed by the U.S. government and incorporate the results of the latest research into functionality and ergonomics carried out by the brand’s top-notch engineers. This ambitious project, code named “Commando,” never came to fruition, but many of its features can be found in the just-released Tudor Black Bay P01 model (The P01 stands for prototype 1). This cross between a diver’s watch and a navigator’s watch has been crafted in a contemporary sporty spirit, while harking back to innovations developed more than 50 years ago. For example, the Black Bay P01 model does not literally reproduce the prototype’s unusual hinged-link system, but borrows liberally from it, providing a stop system for the bidirectional rotating bezel via a mobile end-link at 12 o’clock. The Manufacture Caliber MT5612 that drives the Black Bay P01 meets Tudor’s high standards for robustness, longevity and reliability. It features an openwork rotor that is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details, and its bridges and plate have alternating polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations. Moreover, the Caliber MT5612 is certified as a chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. And, as might be expected, the Black Bay P01 is waterproof to 200 meters. The watch is fitted with a domed matte-black dial with painted luminescent hour markers; it adopts the signature Tudor hands with their characteristic angular shape, known to collectors as “snowflake;” and the 42mm steel case is entirely satin-brushed for a matte finish. The watch’s special hybrid strap has a rubber base with the “snowflake” motif on the back, finished with a brown leather trim. Finally, with a 70-hour power reserve, a wearer can take off the watch on Friday evening and put it back on again Monday morning without having to reset and wind it. The result of subtle combinations of historical aesthetic codes and contemporary watch technology, the entire Black Bay line, especially the P01, brings together the best qualities of 60 years of Tudor divers’ watches, while remaining firmly anchored in the present.
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A Thoughtful Tribute
THE RELAUNCH OF J. RIEGER & CO.
The relaunch of J. Rieger & Co. was not a speedy process. Andy and Lucy Rieger studied the history, embraced its roots, and had a clear vision of its future. Though hesitant at ﬁrst, Andy Rieger partnered with cofounder Ryan Maybee to embark on the adventure of reopening the distilling operation from the Rieger family’s past. The question on both Andy and Ryan’s minds was, “How can we make this crazy idea of reopening a family business that was shuttered by prohibition in 1919 come to life?” With so many local distilleries popping up around the Midwest, and even in Kansas City, it took some time to build a model that would stand out from the herd. Lucy says, “[Standing out] has been a common refrain for our company. We don’t want to do what everyone
else is doing. A lot of times we look around and say, 'what is everyone else not doing?’ And let’s fill that void.” Though they’ve been producing whiskey and other spirits since 2014, the new J. Rieger & Co. recently had its official grand opening in the historic Electric Park district of the East Bottoms, and it is like nothing we’ve ever seen. Every detail of the distillery, its surrounding bars, history exhibit and speakeasy have been given thoughtful planning and attention. The vision is to pay tribute to the history of the company, while building a brand that will carry them to the future.
But at the heart of the whole operation is the product. The
Whiskey incorporates light corn whiskey, straight rye whiskey and the unique addition of a 15-year-old oloroso sherry as a blending agent. After creating a solid recipe, the team hit the ground running with the Kansas City Whiskey. Lucy says, “This August marks our first time paying for advertising, again, because it was a long term brand decision to market ourselves organically. If we can get this product in people’s hands, they will try it and fall in love with it.” And people have done just that. The Kansas City Whiskey has gained J. Rieger & Co. national attention and created a new classification of whiskey. Now, any American Whiskey that incorporates sherry is now known as “Kansas City Style Whiskey”.
For more about the history and the relaunch of J. Rieger & Co., visit www.jriegerco.com. And check out the new J. Rieger & Co. Distillery at 2700 Guinotte Kansas City, MO 64120. •
J. Rieger & Co. has heavily invested in its building and the neighborhood with the hope of breathing new life into the area. Historically, the East Bottoms neighborhood was home to the Heim Brewery Company Bottling Plant, who rolled the dice and founded the famed Electric Park where it is said Walt Disney visited as a child. The Rieger team is taking a similar risk, aiming high and envisioning a new life for the historic neighborhood. Andy says, “We want this to be the catalyst for the revitalization of the area.”
Riegers say, “We chose to invest in our product first. We decided we would then build our brand around that.” J. Rieger & Co. thoughtfully recreated the whiskey of their past in the “Kansas City Whiskey.” Paying homage to the pre-prohibition recipes of the late 1800s, the Kansas City
FOREVERMARK SUSTAINABILITY: A Match Made by Diamonds For Forevermark, responsible diamond sourcing lies at the very heart of its business. This means that throughout a Forevermark diamond’s journey from rough to polished, particular care has been taken to ensure responsible business practices, to support the advancement of women and to protect the natural world, which is the ultimate source of Forevermark’s diamonds. A Forevermark diamond is a lifelong reflection of the beauty, perfection and the infinite variety of nature. As part of the De Beers Group, Forevermark supports the numerous initiatives run by the De Beers Group which honor the deep connection between diamonds and the earth.
De Beers Group has been active in rhino conservation for many years. Currently, conservation projects implemented by Debswana, a De Beers joint venture with the Government of Botswana, support a significant proportion of Botswana’s white rhino population through initiatives that preserve and grow the population before releasing individual rhinos back into the wild. Not only does Forevermark help protect the habitats and species of the natural world through responsible
diamond sourcing, it is also committed to supporting the advancement of women by providing access to education, healthcare and professional training in its diamond-producing countries. The De Beers Group recently announced a three-year partnership with UN Women, committed to achieving parity in the appointment of women and men into senior leadership roles, investing in women micro-entrepreneurs, and supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-ematics (STEM) students in diamond-producing countries. •
A key to these initiatives is helping to protect the landscapes and ecosystems throughout the diamond producing regions of Southern Africa and Canada. For every hectare
of land used for mining by the De Beers Group, six hectares are dedicated to the conservation of nature. The De Beers Group has set aside around 200,000 hectares of land around its mines for this purpose. This includes a 15,669-hectare game park in Botswana, which is home to more than 1,700 animals and a field unit for cheetah conservation.
GEMS LIVING G Pearls are the world’s only living gems. Jewelmer has the philosophy that man can not create the perfect pearl; man can only nurture the environment that will create it. Pearl farming is a sustainable enterprise, in that it has always been linked to environmental conservation. Jewelmer is humbled by the fact that it has had the opportunity not only to drive the pearl industry forward, but to make a lasting impact in the state of the environment. This enterprise created a community where man works in harmony with nature. Jewelmer’s pearl farms are located in Palawan, which is hailed as the Philippines’ last frontier and one of the world’s most pristine environments. The business of pearl farming has created multifarious jobs for the Palawan community. Up to 377 precise steps—a total of ﬁve years from the birth of the Pinctada Maxima oyster—are undertaken to see if a golden pearl can emerge from its mother oyster. This meticulous process has grown to involve and beneﬁt the communities whose livelihood is dependent on the sea. Pearl farms are considered bio-
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FEATURES medical mission programs. These operations have created a positive ripple effect that extends well beyond the workers of the farms, reaching even the outlying communities. Jewelmer also launched the #WeCreateHope campaign. Proceeds from Jewelmer’s Pearl of Hope bracelet will fund the initiatives of SPSF. Jewelmer together with SPSF continues to initiate, develop and facilitate livelihood programs and activities to give beneﬁciary communities incomegenerating opportunities. •
generators. They help cultivate the richness of marine life without depleting the surrounding natural resources. In 2006, Jacques Branellec and Manuel Cojuangco established the Save Palawan Seas Foundation (SPSF), with the goal of providing longterm conservation strategies for Palawan’s marine environment, as well as alternative sources of livelihood for its coastal communities. Some of the projects of the foundation include free range chicken farming, seaweed farming, egg production, coral reforestation, tree-planting and handicraft training activities. To help in Palawan’s community development, Jewelmer and Save Palawan Seas Foundation spearhead regular
HOLD THE PRESSES: BEFORE YOU CHOOSE ANOTHER WATCH, CHECK OUT THESE NEWSWORTHY NUMBERS
From top: Patek Philippe Ref. 6006G and Rolex Datejust 41.
Recipe Courtesy of Ina Garten
Prep Time: 20 min • Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min • Yields: 6 servings
My favorite thing is to find a recipe that no one would notice is gluten or dairy free. This recipe is from my goddess Ina Garten and is a favorite of my family’s. I leave out the whipped cream and don’t use the liqueur (only because I’ve never bought it). And, I make my own meringue cookies the day before and crumble them in chunks. Of course, if you’re okay with dairy, the whipped cream is lovely to include.
4 (6-oz.) packages fresh raspberries
1) Pour 2 packages of the raspberries, 1 cup of the sugar and the lemon juice into a 10-inch sauté pan. Crush the berries lightly with a fork and bring the mixture to a full boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is syrupy. Fold the remaining 2 packages of raspberries and the framboise into the hot mixture and refrigerate until very cold.
1 c. plus 3 tbs. sugar 1 tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbs. framboise liqueur 1 1/2 c. cold heavy cream 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 3-in. bakery meringue shells, broken into pieces
2) In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream, the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and the vanilla together on medium-high speed until it forms firm peaks. 3) In decorative glasses, layer a spoonful of the whipped cream, a spoonful of the raspberry mixture and then a few meringue pieces. Repeat once or twice, depending on the size of the glasses, until the glasses are full, ending with berries and a dollop of cream. Serve immediately or chill for an hour, until ready to serve.
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