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Louis Vuitton jewellery store Place Vendome

Louis Vuitton opens jewelry store in Paris

Louis Vuitton jewellery store Place Vendome

LVMH has opened a Louis Vuitton jewelry store on Paris’ Place Vendome, in an effort to expand the brand’s image within in the global luxury jewelry market.

“The store and the workshop are an important step, a foundational decision, indicating that we look ahead with optimism,” said Hamdi Chatti, Director of the group’s jewelry and watches divisions, as quoted by Reuters.
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Atelier Versace Jewellery

Versace launching jewelry line

Atelier Versace Jewellery

Versace will launch a new Atelier Jewelry collection on day one of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, with the label’s creative director Donatella Versace citing each piece a “work of art.”

The unveiling will take place July 1, when the Italian house makes its return to the couture catwalk with a runway presentation at the Ritz Paris.
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Angelina Jolie Exceptional Emerald Necklace

Angelina Jolie Launches Jewelry Collection

Angelina Jolie Exceptional Emerald Necklace

The Style of Jolie jewelry line designed in collaboration between Angelina Jolie and Robert Procop is set to go on display in the South of France this summer via two month-long pop-ups.

An array of necklaces, earrings and bracelets worn by the actress at various movie premieres will hit the Grand Hotel in Cap Ferrat and Monaco‘s prestigious Hotel de Paris concurrently between July 15 and August 15.

The movie star showcased her jewelry collaboration during an expo at Julien’s Gallery in Beverly Hills back in April last year, while the new French exhibition is set to showcase some additional new jewels.
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Beau Sancy diamond

Historic diamond ‘Beau Sancy’ sells for $9.7 million

Beau Sancy diamond

A centuries-old diamond passed down through generations of European royalty fetched nine million Swiss francs ($9.7 million) at auction in Geneva on Tuesday.

The 34.98-carat “Beau Sancy” diamond measures 2.3 centimetres in height, is 1.9 cm wide and 1.1 cm deep.

Passed down through the royal families of France, England, Prussia and the Netherlands, the Beau de Sancy has witnessed 400 years of European history.
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Cannes Film Festival 2012 poster

Who will wear Chopard’s Monroe necklace?

Cannes Film Festival 2012 poster

Following the announcement that Marilyn Monroe is the icon of the upcoming 65th Cannes Film Festival, event sponsor Chopard has designed a one-off creation to be worn by one lucky celebrity — whose identity won’t be unveiled until May 16.

The late Hollywood actress famously sung about diamonds being a girl’s best friend, so for this year a necklace of heart-shaped diamonds and briolettes designed by Chopard’s co-president Caroline Scheufele will be revealed.
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Cartier joaillier des Arts

‘Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts’ exhibition in Paris

Cartier joaillier des Arts

The Fondation Cartier, the contemporary art museum of the luxury jewelry house, will present its latest expo, Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts, in Paris beginning April 3.

The exhibition brings together four artworks made by artists including David Lynch and Takeshi Kitano using precious and semi-precious stones no longer deemed suitable for the brand’s jewelry. Preview images of what they came up with here.
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Fabergé Oeuf Cadeau

Oeuf Cadeau Les Favorites de Faberge

For Valentine’s Day, Fabergé introduces the Oeuf Cadeau, a polished 18 ct rose gold egg, tied with an exuberant ribbon of diamonds and fastened with a bow.

Measuring all of 22mm in height this keepsake pendant is also available in white and yellow gold with the message of I love you, Jet t’aime and Ti amo engraved on it.

All Fabergé collections are available through the Fabergé transactional website or in stores in London, Geneva and Hong Kong.

Place Vendome Paris

Louis Vuitton to unveil jewellery studio, perfume

Place Vendome Paris

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton will open a boutique and jewellery studio on Paris’ Place Vendome this spring and is preparing its first perfume.

“In April we will have our own jewellery workshop and in May will will open our boutique in the same building,” the label’s head Yves Carcelle said.

The project, unveiled in an area of Paris synonymous with luxury, will allow Louis Vuitton to “rejoin the exclusive club of the few jewellers who have their own workshops on the Place” and make the coveted adornments in situ, he said.
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Tsarevna Swan ring diamonds

Record Number of Diamonds Set in One Ring

Tsarevna Swan ring diamonds

The Lobortas Classic Jewelry House of Kiev, Ukraine has entered the record books by setting 2,525 diamonds in one ring.

The “Tsarevna Swan” ring was presented and measured in Kiev on July 21, 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed.

The diamonds range from 0.001-0.05 carats with a total weight of 10.48 carats. All of the diamonds are of G color and range from VVS2 to VS1 in clarity.
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fukubukuro

Japan store offers $250k jewel lucky dip bag

fukubukuro

A Japanese department store is offering anyone with a quarter of a million dollars a lucky dip bag stuffed with expensive jewellery to ring in the New Year.

One lucky customer prepared to hand over a numerically significant 20.12 million yen ($259,000) can celebrate the turn of the year with a fistful of precious baubles.

The “fukubukuro” (lucky bag) — a feature of the New Year in Japan, one of the country’s most important holidays — will go on sale on January 2.
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cartier winter tale campaign 2011

Cartier Winter Tale Holiday Campaign 2011

cartier winter tale campaign 2011

Cartier released its Winter Tale video a few weeks ago. One version is found on YouTube and the other at www.cartier.wintertale.com.

The video shows the famous Cartier leopard running, walking and leaping through an icy terrain while products from the jeweler’s holiday collection emerge from under snow or in bubbles and are simply resting against the landscape.

In the YouTube version, consumers can click on the links that appear in the video to search for the “her,” “him” and “all” products.
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La Peregrina Cartier pearl

Elizabeth Taylor pearl sells for $11.84 million

La Peregrina Cartier pearl

A huge pearl once worn by European royalty and last owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for a record $11.84 million at a blockbuster auction in New York on Tuesday.

“La Peregrina,” depicted in art works over the centuries and coveted by kings and queens, was bought for Taylor by her actor husband Richard Burton in 1969.

The pear-shaped white pearl was a highlight of Christie’s sale of the legendary jewelry and fashion collections amassed by Taylor, the “Crown Jewels of Hollywood.”
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