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Rolex Enterprise Awards
Patek Philippe for Women
Tudor Goes for Gold & Silver
Cartier The Pasha Is Back
Mix Your Match
Ever Evolving Marco Bicego
Penny Preville Galaxy
Roberto Coin Roaring Twenties
Diamonds By Design
Shape of Things to Come
Brown & Co. Brides
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To our friends and clients,
This year marked Brown & Company’s 47th year serving the great city of Atlanta. As we look back on our years in business, our hearts are full, and our family is grateful. The support from you, our loyal friends, carried us through the pandemic months full of hope and confidence. Joy permeated our stores as you invited us into life’s celebrations with you. From engagements to time- tested anniversaries, graduations, the announcement of new life, promotions, and every milestone in between — it has been our honor to celebrate life’s sweetest moments alongside you and your families. As the holiday season approaches, we are elated to ring in the new year, continuing the Brown & Co. tradition of providing the highest quality service and luxurious selection of fine jewelry and timepieces in Atlanta. Brown & Company Jewelers was founded in 1974, when Frank Brown opened the doors of the Historic Roswell store. An independent, family-owned and operated business, Brown & Co. holds its family roots dear. Frank and his daughters, Sara Beth and Amy, lead the store with locations in Historic Roswell and the heart of Buckhead with the same passion and tenacity as the day the doors opened. Over our years in business, you have become part of our family too. This holiday, we gaze with anticipation towards the future.We cannot wait to welcome you into our stores well through year 47 and beyond. Our hope is that Brown & Company will always be a space filled with enthusiasm and kindness, a warm welcome and smiling faces. Whether this magazine clues you in on the latest trends in fashion and jewelry, teaches you something new, or helps form your holiday wish list, we hope that you find these pages beautiful, inspiring, educational, and filled with whimsy. Celebrations are in order after all! Cheers! The Brown Family
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ROLEX AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE 2021
ROL E X SUPPOR T S THE E X PLORERS OF T ODA Y WHO DED I CA T E THEMS E L V E S T O ENV I RONMENT A L CAUS E S
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To Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, the world was a living laboratory. He sent Rolex watches to the world’s most extreme locations, supporting explorers who ventured into the unknown. The world has changed since then, and as the 21st century unfolds, the company has moved from championing exploration for the sake of discovery to protecting the planet. Rolex still sends its watches into the unknown, but today, it also supports individuals and organizations who use science to understand the world’s environmental challenges and devise solutions that will restore balance to our ecosystems. The Rolex Awards for Enterprise, launched in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Oyster chronometer, are one of the three pillars of the Rolex Perpetual Planet initiative. It is dedicated to helping exceptional individuals with innovative projects that expand our knowledge of the world, improve human well-being, and protect the environment. Here are this year’s five laureates:
The five laureates in this year’s Rolex Awards for Enterprise are pioneers whose visionary projects have the potential to help reinvent the future. They include a wildlife conservationist, a polar explorer, a climate change scientist, a marine scientist who is exploring coral reefs, and a social entrepreneur fighting malnutrition in Africa.
RINZIN PHUNJOK LAMA is a scientist and environmentalist from Nepal who works to protect the diverse ecosystems of the Trans-Himalayan region, home of iconic and globally threatened mammals. Lama’s project is science-based, using field surveys and camera-trapping techniques to establish the baseline number of mammal species, while supporting the development of new enterprises that will expand the possibilities for local people’s income.
FELIX BROOKS-CHURCH is a social entrepreneur from the U.S. who, after witnessing malnutrition while working on educational programs in developing countries, devised a program to tackle malnutrition in Tanzania. He does it by equipping rural flour mills with dosifier machines, which fortify staple foods with micronutrients.
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LUIZ ROCHA , a marine scientist from Brazil, is working to explore and protect coral reefs and their biodiversity in the Indian Ocean. His aim is to strengthen conservation of these largely unknown ecosystems. Rocha will research their suitability to shelter at-risk species from shallower reefs that are threatened by global warming.
HINDOU OUMAROU IBRAHIM , a climate activist from Chad, uses indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge to map natural resources and prevent climate conflicts in the Sahel region of west- central Africa. Ibrahim believes women are key to her initiative because they remain close to nature, using the terrain and powers of observation to solve problems. She compares women’s wisdom to apps on a smart phone. “My best app is my grandmother,” she says.
GINA MOSELEY , a polar explorer and climate change scientist from the United Kingdom, aims to lead the first expedition to explore the planet’s northernmost caves in Greenland to improve our knowledge of climate change in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average, Moseley says, and understanding more about how this sensitive part of the world responds in a warmer world is crucial.
“Rolex has long recognized its responsibility to play a part in creating a sustainable planet, a Perpetual Planet,” says Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex’s director of communication and image. “Rather than venturing into the unknown and discovering uncharted lands, the new breed of explorer is committed to protecting the planet. The five laureates are prime examples of these guardians of the future.” They will receive funding for their projects and other benefits, such as worldwide publicity, which often engenders further support.
“The 155 projects supported by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise for nearly a half century have had a real impact on the world, with millions of people around the globe benefiting,” says Boetsch. “Marked by individual achievement, excellence, and performance, the Laureates and their projects reflect the values that have underpinned Rolex from its earliest days.”
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TIME FORWOMEN A TIMELINE OF OUTSTANDING LADIES’ WATCHES FROM PATEK PHILIPPE
Patek Philippe is one of theworld’s most prestigious watch brands. Its vintage masterpieces and newer cult models consistently command the highest prices at auction. Some ref- erences, such as the Nautilus, are so popular that they sell out the min- ute they hit stores, and because of limited production, only a lucky few can obtain them. Given the frenzy surrounding this quest for cult mod- els, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Patek Philippe also makes watches for women, with equal attention to craftsmanship and engineering. The company has a long history of creating watches for women,
watches were never just decorative; they were also first-rate in the technical sense. One of the earliest complications on record is a ladies’ platinum watch with a five-minute repeater movement, sold in 1916 via NewYork jeweler, D.O.Wickham. The collections have also included ladies’ complications, including the classic ladies’ annual calendar, which reigned for many years, during the quartz era, as the only complication of its kind for ladies. In 2009, Patek introduced its first in-house chronograph movement, and decided to launch it in a ladies’ wristwatch (Ref. 7071). In 2011, it debuted the first series minute repeater for ladies, Ref. 7000, following up with a first-ever ladies’ split seconds chronograph, Ref. 7059, in the same year. More recently, Patek launched the smaller (ladies’) sized Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 7234G, reinforcing the ladies’ collections with a serious tool watch.
beginning in 1839, the year it was founded. It was an era when personal timepieces were a luxury afforded only by the aristocracy. The fashion at the time among ladies was to wear pendant watches, elaborately finished in enamel, miniature painting and gemsetting. Patek sold three to Madame Goscinska. A few years later, in 1851, a pendant watch with diamond roses on blue enamel caught the eye of Queen Victoria at an exposition at the London Crystal Palace. Company archives — yes, they go back that far! — also reveal the sale of a key-wound secret watch set with diamonds to a Countess Koscowicz of Hungary in 1868. Some of these vintage pieces reside in the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva, on view as early examples of exquisite craftsmanship. But Patek’s ladies’
ABOVE LEFT: THE ORIGINAL PATEK PHILIPPE TWENTY~4. LOWER RIGHT: DIAL AND DECORATED COVER OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH.
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WATCH: The new round Patek Philippe Twenty~4.
PATEK PHILIPPE’S FIRST LADIES’ WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 1868 FOR COUNTESS KOSCOWICZ.
In its endeavor to bring mechanical excellence to the ladies’ selection, Patek did not shy away from quartz. In 1999, it launched the Twenty~4, a quartz piece that was one of the first steel watches on the market to be set with diamonds. It thus combined luxury with accessibility within a prestigious marque. The Twenty~4 is so named because it works in any setting, as a great day-to-night watch. The advertising for the original 1999 launch campaign bore the slogan “Who will you be in the next 24 hours?” shining the spotlight on the watch’s versatility. The Twenty~4 was updated in 2018 to include automatic movements in a round case — the original was a manchette style, with a squared case and integrated bracelet — along with new variations of the original model, which remains one of the company’s most popular designs. Patek also uses quartz movements in the Aquanaut Luce line, with its signature diamond bezel and colorful rubber straps. Originally introduced in 2004, the collection was upgraded this year with new colors, a larger case size, a Travel Time version, and a first-ever white gold model.
THE FIRST LADIES’ CHRONOGRAPH REF. 7071R, INTRODUCED IN 2009.
Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern recently made a decision to discontinue the company’s cult- status Nautilus Ref. 5711 in steel with a blue dial. It had become so popular that it was threatening to define the brand. It was so in-demand that wait lists were approaching the 10-year mark. Stern’s reasoning was simple: he wanted to make the point that there is more to Patek Philippe than the Nautilus, which he feared would overshadow the rest. By the same token, there is more to Patek Philippe than its men’s models.
REF. 7000R, LADIES MINUTE REPEATER.
REF. 7234G CALATRAVA PILOT TRAVEL TIME.
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BROWN & CO. DIAMOND PENDANTS DON’T WEAR JUST ONE.
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TUDOR GOES FORGOLD—ANDSILVER
NEW CASE MATERIALS AND A NEW
CERTIFICATION FOR THE BLACK BAY
Tudor’s new releases for 2021 go a long way to reinforce its mandate to produce high-quality watches at great price points. This year, the focus is on the flagship Black Bay and Black Bay Fifty-Eight lines, with new case materials, new movements, and a new performance guarantee. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight is getting both an 18k gold case and a 925 silver case. The addition of gold in the line takes the model up a notch on the luxury scale, and the silver is surprising because it’s a rare metal for watches. Since wristwatches became popular in the 1940s, gold has been the standard metal because it is soft enough to machine, yet hard enough for daily wear when alloyed with other metals. Silver was historically ruled out because of its softness and its tendency to tarnish. But times and timepieces change. Just as gold alloys are improving, silver has been upgraded.Tudor is the first brand to introduce the metal into watches, and although the precise alloy formula is top secret, Tudor says it is tarnish-free and hard enough for daily wear. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 Silver is 39 mm wide, a vintage size that makes it wearable for both men and women. Silver takes a high polish, which gives the metal a decorative quality and a sheen like no other material, and it is an affordable alternative to gold. Is it poised to make a comeback in the watch industry? Time will tell. The Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 Silver has an open caseback through which to see the movement, a new caliber for Tudor, the automatic MT5400, with a 70-hour power reserve. It is chronometer rated, which means it is COSC certified at an average daily variation in the daily of between -4 and +6 seconds. Tudor does further testing in-house and confirms that the MT5400 tests between -2 and +4 seconds in variation. Tudor takes the accuracy standard up another notch with the new Black Bay Ceramic, an all-ceramic-cased watch with another powerful in-house movement that is METAS certified. Tudor is only the second brand in the watch industry to certify its watches with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology — the other is Omega. Tudor meets the qualification with a new movement, the MT5602-1U, which has a silicon balance spring and 70-hour power reserve. It is produced by Kenissi (a joint venture owned by Tudor, Breitling, and Chanel). The caliber is not only COSC-certified, but it also meets the higher standards of METAS. In order to qualify, it is tested at two temperatures, in six different positions, and must be
THE TUDOR BLACK BAY FIFTY- EIGHT IN 18K YELLOW GOLD.
THE TUDOR BLACK BAY FIFTY-EIGHT 925 SILVER.
able to function within a five-second range of variation each day (0/+5), compared to the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) rate of -4/+6. The certification also guarantees the timekeeping accuracy of the watch when subjected to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss. The 41 mm Black Bay Ceramic has an open caseback showing the openworked movement, which has been given a black finish. It comes with two straps, one fabric and the other leather and rubber. The case is black ceramic and the bezel is PVD-treated steel with a ceramic insert. The 18k yellow gold Black Bay Fifty-Eight is also a first for Tudor and seems ahead of its time in its redefinition of the dressy sports watch. The gold adds a touch of elegance to the model, while the green dial and fabric strap retain a sporty edge. It’s also trendy: green is the hottest color in timepieces at the moment and looks great with yellow gold. It contains the MT5400 caliber, and like the other new Black Bay Fifty-Eight, it is water resistant to 200 meters. The new 18k gold model is a nice dress/ sport watch at a great price point. Just what we expect from Tudor.
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TIMOTHEE CHALAMET WORE JAEGER-LECOULTRE’S REVERSO TRIBUTE DUOFACE WATCH IN PINK GOLD AT THE 2018 ACADEMY AWARDS
Tom Brady was spotted in July wearing IWC’s Big Pilot Watch Top Gun edition Mojave Desert.
Celebrities and their pricey watches are not a new concept — Gary Cooper was photographed wearing a Cartier Tank in the 1940s, and Paul Newman’s 1968 Rolex Daytona set a record when it sold for $17.8 million at a 2017 auction — but lately it seems that both onscreen and off, the stars are eager to show off what’s happening on their wrists.
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Indeed, Hollywood’s annual awards season currently attracts an abundance of timepiece action. The Academy Awards are an especially hot ticket, from Timothée Chalamet sporting Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Duo in pink gold to Leslie Odom, Jr., in Omega’s 41 mm Constellation Gents in yellow gold. At the 2020 ceremony, Oscar Isaac also chose Omega — the limited-edition Speedmaster Apollo that honors the 50th anniversary of the legendary Moonwatch. Dan Levy, meanwhile, wore Cartier timepieces throughout the 2021 season, starting with a Santos de Cartier in stainless steel at the Golden Globes, then opting for the XL model of the Cartier Tank Solo in rose gold and steel at April’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
DAN LEVY, STAR OF SCHITTS CREEK, AT THE 2018 MTV MOVIE AND TV AWARDS AT THE BARKER HANGER ON JUNE 16, 2018 IN SANTA MONICA, CA.
AT APRIL’S ACADEMY AWARDS, LESLIE ODOM, JR., WORE OMEGA’S 41 MM CONSTELLATION GENTS IN YELLOW GOLD WITH A SUNBRUSHED BLACK DIAL AND BLACK CERAMIC BEZEL.
Many watch brands have solidified their Hollywood relationships by enlisting stars as global ambassadors, a growing trend in recent years. IWC has recruited Bradley Cooper, James Marsden, Rosamund Pike and Tom Brady as ambassadors who have appeared at major watch events with clients. At a 2019 black-tie party in Geneva, Marsden paired a burgundy Eidos tuxedo with the camouflage colors of IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun- edition Mojave Desert, noting, “You want to be in harmony with what you’re wearing, but we’re also in a moment in which there are no rules in fashion, period. As bizarre and as mismatched as you can get, that’s what people are doing.”
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Other brand ambassadors include Hugh Jackman for Montblanc and Amanda Seyfried for Jaeger-LeCoultre, while in March, The Crown ’s Josh O’Connor was named a global ambassador for Bulgari and three months later was seen at London’s TV BAFTAs (the British equivalent of the Emmy Awards) wearing the brand’s ultra- thin Octo Finissimo Automatic in stainless steel. Amanda Seyfried, friend of Jaeger- LeCoultre, wears a pink gold Reverso One Duetto Moon. “I like watches to feel like they can be worn with a shirt or a dress and still fit in with my style,” she says. “The Reverso always hits that spot. It’s hard to believe how much detail and artistry can be etched into such a small case — and to have two faces work so seamlessly in one design is extraordinary.”
AMANDA SEYFRIED WORE JAEGER-LECOULTRE’S 101 FEUILLE SECRET WATCH IN PINK GOLD AT FEBRUARY’S GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS.
It’s hard to believe how much detail and artistry
can be etched into such a small case ~Amanda Seyfried
For some celebrities, their love of watches is inextricably linked to specific brands. Jennifer Aniston is a passionate timepiece fan who’s often seen wearing a yellow-gold Rolex Day- Date on the brand’s iconic President bracelet, though she switched up her watch game recently while filming The Morning Show for Apple TV+, choosing a pair of styles from Chopard’s L.U.C collection. If there’s a common theme about Aniston’s choices, it’s that she prefers to select pieces from men’s collections, favoring substantial sizes and features rather than more diminutive women’s styles.
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Metro neomatik 41 Update. The unique NOMOS ring date in neon orange is patented and easy to set—in both directions. This is made possible by the in-house automatic caliber DUW 6101 within, which is highly precise and also features a patented date mechanism. Now available at Brown & Co. Jewelers. More here: brownjewelers.com and nomos-glashuette.com
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THE PASHA IS BACK! THE WATCH THAT REMA INS A CULT FAVOR I TE MORE THAN 30 YEARS AFTER CART I ER INTRODUCED I T HAS BEEN REFRESHED AND RELAUNCHED , WI TH A NEW MOVEMENT AND A SPEC I AL PLACE FOR A SECRET MESSAGE .
T he Pasha, first introduced in 1985, is so-called because it was based on a design previously commissioned by the Pasha of Marrakech, Thami El Glaoui. The Pasha was a watch connoisseur and a client of Cartier’s since the mid-1920s. The special order was placed in 1943 and referenced in Cartier’s archives. It later made its way into Cartier’s regular collection, and although it launched as a men’s watch, the Pasha famously became a favorite among women. Cartier eventually labeled it as unisex and began creating models for both men and women, in both 41 mm and 35 mm sizes. Over the years, the design was widely copied by other brands for ladies’ watches.
The relaunched Pasha retains the signature elements of the original, including the square inner chapter ring framed by a round case, fluted crown cover, sword- shaped hands, and the distinctive Arabic font for the numerals 12, 3, 6, and 9 — a departure for Cartier, which is known for its Roman numerals. It also retains the distinctive bracelet connectors, along with a more subtle version of the original decorative chain that attaches the crown to the case. And there’s a special bonus: Cartier left a flat surface under the chain that can be engraved with a personalized message that can only be seen when the chain is removed.
The new Pasha de Cartier is a full collection, available in 18k yellow and pink gold, along with a much-anticipated stainless steel version that makes it immediately accessible. There are also diamond-set and jewelry pieces and a rare skeletonized model. There are several strap options, as well, which are easily interchangeable. The new movement is Cartier’s automatic caliber 1847 MC, with a 40-hour power reserve. It is water resistant to 100 meters, which keeps it squarely on the sportier side of dress watches, despite its decorative elements. Fit for a Pasha or a princess!
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WATCH: PASHA DE CARTIER WATCH 41MM STEEL CASE & BRACELET, $7,050 RING: PLATINUM 5.28CT FOREVERMARK ROUND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND, H COLOR, VVS1 CLARITY, TAPERED BAGUETTE SIDE DIAMONDS. EARRINGS: PLATINUM 10.16CTW ROUND BRILLIANT DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS.
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high YOUR HOW TO MAKE EVERY LOOK YOUR OWN MIX match
Layering and stacking jewelry to curate your individual style is one of the strongest trends to ever happen in fine jewelry. It’s bigger than the tennis bracelet, the Y-necklace, or the statement pendant, because it’s all of these together and more! Why wear just one piece of beautiful jewelry when you can wear several? And why let one designer dictate your style when you can combine several and create your own? Layering and stacking gives you the opportunity to get creative and let your own personal flair shine through. Mixing and matching can be a way to dress up or down by using several pieces together to create either a bold or casual look, with just a few subtle adjustments. To start a layer, choose a center piece that anchors everything, and then build the look around it. It could be a spectacular necklace, a bold ring, a watch, or a cuff bracelet. Everything else flows from there, and that’s where the fun begins. You can add texture, color, and dimension, layering in pieces of varying lengths and thickness. Build the layers in levels, starting with a short piece like a choker at around 14 inches, then adding various lengths up to 33 inches to create a cascading look. Anchor your look with a statement piece, ending with a pendant or a lariat, whichever suites your style.
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INSIDE: 18KW GOLD DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT, 1.49CTW, $3,720 OUTSIDE: 18KW DIAMOND RIVIERA NECKLACE, 4.30CTW, $9,600
Mix a medallion pendant with trendy paperclip chains in varying sizes or combine a chunky Cuban link with a diamond solitaire pendant. Color adds some punch to an otherwise monochromatic look, and gemstones are a perfect way to add some drama. Pick a gem that means something to you, like a birthstone, or one that carries a symbolic meaning. Or simply match your outfit. You can also create color variation with metals. Mix and match white, yellow, and rose-colored metals for a textured look. Anything goes! The well-stacked wrist often begins with one key eye-catching piece. From there, stack on similar pieces, like a set of bangles in varying polishes or metal colors. Alternatively, consider mixing the standout piece with a collection of more subtle designs in slack bracelet or hard bangle form. If you strive for a cohesive and traditional look, select pieces that share a similar aesthetic but aren’t identical. With our necklines rising higher for winter and many of our meetings taking place over Zoom, the ears are an important focus. Earrings offer an opportunity for multiple wearables, and double piercings are making a comeback. Mix a drop earring with studs or wear varying sizes of hoops in one ear. For a more daring trend, try an asymmetrical look using both ears by wearing a dramatic drop earring in one and a small stud in the other. There is only one rule to layering and stacking jewelry: have fun!Wearing jewelry in layers is the ultimate self-expression. Curate a look all your own by selecting pieces that work together for your most memorable moments.
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18KY JAIPUR FLAT LINK COLLAR, $7,520
Marco Bicego champions the idea that jewelry isn’t only something you wear, but rather an outward expression of our transformations throughout life. Each collection begins as classic core wardrobe pieces, which Marco then evolves into more detailed, and sometimes colorful, intricate works of art. Marco has dedicated fall 2021 to three focus additions: Marrakech Onde, Jaipur Link with pendants, and classic gold Lunaria. The development of the collections are as much about the jewelry as they are about the journey of the woman wearing it.
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18KY JAIPUR MEDIUM DIAMOND ACCENT PENDANT, $2,130
18KY JAIPUR SMALL PENDANT WITH PAVE DIAMONDS, $1,830
THE NEW JAIPUR ADDITIONS allow you to transform your classic gold necklace or bracelet to create an entirely different style with the addition of a pendant, or two, or three! Playful and interchangeable, the Jaipur pendant collection is designed to be complementary to every style and occasion. Dress it up or dress it down — the Jaipur Pendant line is made for everyday wear. Each pendant is hand-crafted in gold with diamonds or vibrant gemstones and are designed to match the exceptional quality of all Marco Bicego pieces.
18KY LUNARIA MEDIUM HOOP EARRINGS, $2,720
18KY LUNARIA SPLIT BANGLE, $4,610
ONE OF MARCO’S MOST POPULAR COLLECTIONS, LUNARIA is also evolving this year to include delicate and lightweight, yet bold cuffs, earrings, and rings. Born from Marco’s love of nature and the sight of soft flower petals blowing in the wind, the newest styles in the Lunaria collection carry on that legacy. Hand-engraved 18k gold petals are framed with polished gold and then hand-engraved to perfection. Graceful and elegant, the Lunaria collection’s newness transforms how we see nature, and stands the test of time. It remains a tried-and-true staple for any woman to have in her jewelry collection.
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PENNY PREVILLE colors of the galaxy captured by
Nearly 45 years have passed since Penny Preville launched her designer collection. However, that’s not where the story begins. In order to understand the meaning and purpose Penny puts into each piece, you must go all the way back to her grandmother’s jewelry box. From an early age, Penny found jewelry precious and mystical — something to be cherished with deep meaning. She also thought jewelry should be practical and reflect the wearer’s individual style. Since the 1970s, every collection Penny has created has reflected this philosophy, as well as her fascination with the treasures she found in her grandmother’s vintage jewelry. Her personal explorations have taken her to the stars, moon, and beyond — a vast and unexplored wonder that has shaped her Galaxy collection. The Galaxy collection has been a fan favorite as women around the world have come to adore the sparkle of the night’s sky adorning their wrists, necklines, or hanging from their ears. But much like everything else in space, the Galaxy collection has expanded and transformed to include rainbow sapphires.
With diamonds, Penny captured the sparkle of the night sky, mimicking every twinkling star. Now, with the rainbow sapphires, she has captured all the wonders of the cosmos and the colors that fill the Milky Way. She also makes sure to use only the best in mixed materials that symbolize the diversity of everything we know to be found throughout the cosmos. Some might say the galaxy hangs in a random distribution of gas and elements, but for Penny, the galaxy represents a vast wonder of perfectly placed stars and dust. Penny incorporates this vision into each rainbow Galaxy piece by utilizing the most brilliant sapphires and meticulously placing them into each bangle, crescent moon necklace, or earring. Each piece in the Galaxy collection is an exceptional blend of fine craftsmanship and Penny’s eye for detail. Her ideas and heirloom-quality jewels constantly show up on the red carpet but are just as perfect for the everyday woman — something Penny is quite proud of. “I wanted to make jewelry that I could wear,” she says. “Jewels that felt romantic but fit into a modern lifestyle.”
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DURING OUR TIMEOUT OVER THE PAST YEAR, JEWELRY DESIGNERS WERE BUSY IN THEIR STUDIOS, ENVISIONING FRESH, NEW CREATIONS TO LIFT OUR SPIRITS.
HERE ARE THE LATEST WAYS TO LIVEN UP YOUR LAYERING GAME OR ADD SOME NEW STATEMENT PIECES TO YOUR JEWELRY WARDROBE.
CHUNKY GOLD Gold link chains are the must-have-now fashion statement for a bold look. Retro Cuban links, open modern links, varying link sizes — they are all available in lengths from chokers to waist-long styles that steal this year’s scene.
FACING THE WORLD IN STYLE THIS SEASON
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PAPER CLIP LINKS The chain game is strong!
Layering in a paper clip links goes a long way toward showing you’re steady with the latest looks. Wear paper clip links alone, featuring a pendant, or mix in with other necklaces, like pearl strands or gemstone beads.
18KY GOLD, DIAMOND & RUBY LARIAT, $2,300
18KY POLISHED & FLUTED PAPERCLIP LINK 17”, $1,700
18KY THIN GALAXY BANGLE, $7,225 18KY GOLD DIAMOND STACKING BANGLE, $5,730 18KY GOLD MODERNE DIAMOND STATION BANGLES, $4,915
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STACKS AND LAYERS You have a style of your own, so let it shine through loud and clear with your signature stack. Rings or bracelets or layers of necklaces in just the right combination let you experiment with your jewelry. Mix in the latest options to change up your look or add just the right hint of color, texture, or shape. Rules don’t apply, so go for it!
BLUE HUES The beautiful blues in gemstones can remind us of clear skies and tropical seas, inviting us to relax and enjoy the moment. From blue topaz and turquoise to aquamarine and sapphire, blue should be everyone’s favorite primary color. It represents peace and serenity, and it looks good with everything!
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS Statement earrings are making a comeback, thanks to Zoom calls and our newfound freedom to go out into the world again and sparkle. The best earrings are the ones that move, with strands of gems, detachable danglers, and attachable charms that sway with the motions of your every step.
DAILY DIAMONDS Fromdiamond studs to hoop earrings, there are foundational pieces that should reside in everyday wear.These are the go-with-everything styles that are built on classics, sometimes with a twist or a hint of color that give them a modern interpretation and make them your own.
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TEMPTING TEXTURES This is the year of stylized surfaces, from hammered gold and silver to 3D sculpted looks and engravings. A mix of textures, metals, and finishes on a single piece can transform a simple cuff bracelet to a sensational statement piece or a pair of earrings into spectacular works of art.
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DESIGNER GOLD TRIPLE PAPERCLIP STRAND 18KY, $2,500
ROARING TWENTIES ROBERTO COIN RINGS IN THE MEANINGFUL MEDALLIONS, MODERN Y-NECKLACES, AND LOTS OF DIAMOND ACCENTS ARE PART OF THE NEW COLLECTION FROM ROBERTO COIN THIS YEAR.
VENETIAN PRINCESS DIAMOND MEDALLION NECKLACE 18KY, $4,500
Designer Roberto Coin places a special focus on the neck this year, particularly with his medallion and locket collections, which are perfect options to layer with your existing collection. He has added diamonds for the first time, putting some extra sparkle into the mix, including full pavé flowers in the beloved Love in Verona collection. There are also more sizes, including bigger lockets and smaller medallions, refining the look to more casual or bold styles. Roberto has also added even more chain looks this year, including the fashionable paper-clip link, and made them detachable and connectable anywhere along the length of the chain. This means any necklace can be worn as a pendant, Y-necklace, choker, or lariat, at any desired length. Chains are long or short, in single or multiple strands, with more options to choose from, including a slinky sautoir length — something to help ring in the Roaring Twenties. There are more than 1,700 different chain link styles in all.
Throughout this year’s collections, Roberto’s familiar motifs may be found, including the pyramid shapes of the Obelisco line, the Venetian flower, and the Gothic-inspired quatrefoil. You will recognize familiar finishes, from satin to polished, indented, or engraved. And as always, the surprising, refreshing design flair of the one-of-a-kind Roberto Coin shines through.
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LOVE IN VERONA COLLECTION
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AKOYA 7 MM CULTURED PEARL DROP EARRINGS IN 18K YELLOW GOLD FROM THE NEW M CODE COLLECTION.
Expanding the IMAGINATION MIKIMOTO’S 2021 COLLECTIONS
AKOYA 6.5 MM CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE IN 18K YELLOW GOLD FROM THE NEW M CODE COLLECTION.
DOUBLE-STRAND AKOYA CULTURED
PEARL NECKLACE WITH DIAMONDS SET IN 18K WHITE GOLD FROM THE EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS COLLECTION.
Offering the world’s finest selection of cultured pearl jewelry, Mikimoto is synonymous with unparalleled expertise and service at every stage. Since 1893, when founder Kokichi Mikimoto created the world’s first cultured pearl, Mikimoto jewelry has possessed a timeless quality — a perfect balance of tradition and innovation, always appropriate, always in style.Absolute attention to every detail results in jewels admired around the world, for generations past and generations to come. NEW TO THE MIKIMOTO COLLECTIONS They say simplicity is synonymous with grace. A single strand of pearls with studs to match can quickly elevate any woman’s ensemble.Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your daytime business suit or glamour and splendor to your evening attire, Mikimoto embellishments complement it all. This year, Mikimoto is putting a unique and stunning twist on its favorite letter in the alphabet: M. These two new collections provide pearl lovers and collectors striking yet minimalist pieces.
TRIPLE-ROW AKOYA CULTURED PEARL BRACELET WITH DIAMONDS SET IN 18K WHILE GOLD FROM THE EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS COLLECTION.
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DIAMONDS by Design
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Diamonds are an essential ingredient in any jewelry collection, and when it comes to design, the possibilities are endless. From foundational classics to vintage charm and modern masterpieces, it’s easy to build a jewelry wardrobe with pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a look that is all your own. Here are some of this year’s most dazzling diamond jewelry styles. CURATEDCLASSICS
There are certain foundational pieces that should be included in every diamond jewelry wardrobe, but the best classics have a twist, a little tweak that makes them special — the tennis bracelet set with baguette diamonds instead of rounds, the hoop earrings with diamonds on the inside, the diamond solitaire pendant with a chain or halo carefully chosen to layer with other necklaces in your collection — unique versions of those anchor pieces. From diamond stud earrings to classic strands, here are some options from this year’s variations on the tried and true.
Looking for a way to stand out in the crowd? Take your favorite looks and redesign them somehow to make them different. Is emerald your favorite gemstone? Instead of wearing a ring with the traditional north- south setting, why not choose a ring with an east-west orientation? This works for oval and marquise shapes too. Looking for a new look to layer into your neckwear mix? Look for designs that add stations of diamonds in a new way, or hang a solitaire diamond from a paper-clip chain. With modern diamond jewelry, anything goes.
A well-preserved pre-owned or antique ring (or other piece of jewelry) usually stands out as unique among the more modern offerings, in terms of either design or cut — vintage diamond jewelry often contains rose or old mine cuts.A vintage diamond design can make a big statement and has the potential to become your signature piece. As an option, many modern designs aim to resemble antique styles, but are made to modern standards. Either way, vintage diamond jewelry has the power to create a romantic, heirloom style that stands apart from contemporary looks.
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COMFORT COLORS, NEW NEUTRALS, AND A TOUCH OF CHEERY NEONS BRIGHTEN OUR WORLD.
2022 CUES We emerged from lockdown in the spring to the vibrant neon energy of bright pinks, yellows, greens, and aquas. Those colors linger as accents as we transition into a range of comforting new neutrals for the fall, including saturated oranges, deep reds, and forest greens. Some of this year’s color combinations are surprising: Pantone’s top two colors of the year are the stony shades of Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a golden buttercup yellow that will warm your heart. The two colors look great together — who would have thought? — and Vogue magazine called them the standout colors of 2021.
RED epitomizes old Hollywood glamour and is a red-carpet classic. From bright cherry to deep crimson, celebrities including Tracee Ellie Ross and Sarah Paulson donned gowns in the trending shade at this year’s Emmy Awards in couture designs by Valentino and Carolina Herrera, respectively. Sport the vibrant hue for an evening on the town by draping a chic red dress with a red faux fur coat, or try red suiting separates to step up your workwear style. Incorporate red in more subtle ways on the soles of your favorite heels (hello Christian Louboutin) or by designing your look around ruby encrusted jewels.
EMERALD hues have popped back into fashion in a big way this year. Originally romanticized by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1950’s, emeralds stunned this year on super-celebs including Zendaya, who wore a 93-carat Bulgari emerald necklace at the premier of ‘Dune’ at the Venice
Film Festival earlier this fall. The Queen’s Gambit star and blooming fashion icon, Anya Taylor-Joy stunned in the rich green hue in a custom Dior gown and matching floor-length cape to virtually attend this year’s Golden Globes. One thing is for sure, emerald green is here to stay, both in your jewelry box and your closet.
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COLOR I S E V E R YWHE R E T H I S Y E AR , ADD I NG F L A I R TO F ASH I ON , ACCE S SOR I E S , HOME S , AND AU TOS .
On the model and opposite page: 18KW RUBY AND DIAMOND EARRINGS. 18KW RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANT, $3,300
18KW EMERALD DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND, 9.20CTW. 18KW EMERALD DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND, 6.57CTW. PLATINUM THREE STONE RING WITH CUSHION CUT RUBY CENTER. PLATINUM EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING. 18KW GOLD DIAMOND BANGLE, 3.00CTW, $7,200 18KW GOLD BANGLE WITH DIAMONDS AND EMERALDS, $7,790 18KW GOLD DIAMOND BANGLE, 1.00CTW, $2,400 18KW GOLD DIAMOND BANGLE, 2.01CTW, $4,800 18KW GOLD BANGLE WITH DIAMONDS AND RUBIES, $5,890
BLUE sapphires are a timeless wardrobe staple,most notably perpetuated by the Royal House of Windsor. Princess Diana iconically wore a 12-carat sapphire engagement ring, the same ring now famously sported by Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Electric shades of blue are predicted to be vibrant trends on runways this spring.
Bright colors are a necessity after the pandemic, and sunny YELLOWS are shining bright on spring runways. Projecting the trend at this year’s Golden Globes, Amanda Seyfried wore over $1 million in Forevermark diamonds, including a pair of Forevermark Exceptional diamond vivid yellow drop earrings set in platinum and 18k yellow gold weighing 10.43 carats. Pantone announced ‘Illuminating’ as one of two colors of 2021, noting the message behind the color being one of enduring strength and uplifting hopefulness. Yellow is setting the stage for a hopeful year ahead and we are here for this exciting hue!
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The Essence of Timeless Design 18 Karat - Platinum - Fine Gems
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A diamond ring is beautiful no matter how you look at it, but not every diamond ring is the same. Changing the cut and shape of a diamond can make it beautiful in a whole new way. The 57-facet round-brilliant cut is the most popular form of diamond for rings because it produces the most pure white light return. It is defined according to specific mathematically calculated angles that are designed to make it reflect light from the inner facets. But it’s not the only choice, and it’s definitely not the only beautiful choice. There are many cuts and shapes to choose from, all of which have their own unique charms. Fancy shapes such as pear, marquise (a long rectangle with pointed tips), emerald (a rectangular step cut with tapered corners), and ovals are popular alternatives to the round-brilliant. Oval-shaped center stones and solitaires have become particularly popular this year. Oval diamonds are not only a unique alternative to round, but visually they seem larger than round or square cut diamonds of the same size. Not only that, but the elongated style makes the fingers look longer. In fact, all long shaped stones like oval, pear, emerald, or marquise diamonds add the illusion of length to shorter fingers, as do tapered side stones, such as baguettes (a rectangular cut without beveled corners). The princess cut is another favorite choice for center stones. The face-up shape of the princess cut is square or rectangular, and the profile or side-view shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides. The cut is executed with a series
of unique, chevron-shaped facets in the pavilion, which combine to give a unique cross-shaped reflection when the stone is viewed directly through the table. The cushion cut — so named for its softly rounded corners that resemble a pillow — is another favorite, one that feels a little bit vintage. The cut dates back 200 years and was once considered the favorite of royals. Today’s versions use modern cutting technology to imbue the cushion with impressive sparkle. There are also specialty cuts unique to certain manufacturers. One is the Asscher cut, originally created in the early 1900s by the Asscher Brothers of Holland’s Asscher Diamond Company (now the Royal Asscher Diamond Company). For decades,Asscher cuts were primarily found in vintage jewelry stores, but the shape surged in popularity again during the early 2000s. Asscher cuts look similar to emerald cuts, with the most obvious difference being that they are square instead of rectangular. This cut features large stepped facets and a tall crown that produces a very high brilliance.Although the Asscher cut is considered a square shape, it is actually somewhat octagonal, since all four corners are cropped. However, these cropped corners are not noticeable once the diamond is mounted into a four-prong setting. Another special cut is the Radiant, which is a square cut with a complete brilliant- cut facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion, creating a vibrant and lively square (or rectangular) diamond, with a total of 70 facets.
PLATINUM 5.25CT OVAL BRILLIANT DIAMOND, H COLOR, VVS1 CLARITY.
PLATINUM 5.28CT FOREVERMARK ROUND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND, H COLOR, VVS1 CLARITY, SIDE TAPERED BAGUETTE DIAMONDS.
PLATINUM 4.25CT CUSHION CUT DIAMOND, E COLOR, SIDE PEAR DIAMONDS.
PLATINUM 5.80CT EMERALD CUT DIAMOND I COLOR, SI1 CLARITY, SIDE TRAPAZOID DIAMONDS.
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Prong setting is the most common setting in jewelry, and it is often used in solitaire diamond rings because it uses the least amount of metal to hold the stone, thus showing off the diamond to its best advantage. This setting is typically a number of gold posts (usually four or six), called prongs, arranged in a shape and size to hold the stone, and fixed at the base. After the stone is inserted between the prongs, a tool is used to bend the prongs gently over the crown of the stone. When a center stone is surrounded by a halo of smaller stones, that is given the self-explanitory name of a halo setting. It is the biggest thing to hit engagement ring design since the prong setting and now serves as a modern classic. The halo adds visual interest to a single stone, while making it look much bigger. Designers have recently adopted the halo into square and hexagonal frames, featuring colored gemstones and diamonds, as well as baguettes.
Bezel setting is also popular. This is when the metal is rounded or bent into the shape and size of the stone. The diamond is then inserted into the bezel, and the metal is rubbed over the stone, holding it in place. This method works well for either cabochon or faceted stones. Rings are sometimes surrounded by smaller diamonds on the shank that are pavé set — closely set together with minimum visibility of the tiny metal beads or prongs that hold them in place. The effect is that of a surface “paved” with diamonds. Some women prefer a so-called east-west setting, when an elongated stone such as an oval, radiant cut, or marquise is set sideways across the finger, as opposed to the traditional north- south direction up and down the finger. This modern setting has reignited the popularity of cuts like pear and marquise.
NO MATTER WHICH RING YOU ULTIMATELY CHOOSE, YOUR RING WILL FOREVER BE A REMINDER OF THE VOWS YOU TOOK AND THE JOURNEY YOU ARE ON TOGETHER .
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MR. & MRS. GUTHRIE
DR. & MR. TOMIC
MR. & MRS. PIRKLE
MR. & MRS. MUSSER
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BROWN & CO. COUPLES EMBODY THE MEANING OF FOREVER yes TO SAY ING I do FROM THE INITIAL
THE FUTURE MR. & MRS. SCOTT
At Brown & Company, we love a love story. Over the past year, we celebrated a multitude of Brown & Co. Brides on their most special days. From sharing in the excitement of surprise engagements to assisting in the selection of wedding bands, it is Brown & Company’s ultimate honor to play a small role in couples’ most memorable moments. It all starts with a trip to Brown & Co. Whether a couple shops together or on their own, we relish in the opportunity to play and try on rings with our soon-to-be engaged couples. Our bridal experience stands out. We believe that the rings you select should be as unique as your love story. The sky is the limit to what you can create alongside our in-house Custom Design Department. Choosing an engagement ring from Brown & Company welcomes you into our Brown & Co. Family. While the pandemic year prevented us from celebrating together in traditional ways, there was no shortage of love to be found. Our couples proved that love conquers all, even in the most challenging times. This holiday season, we give thanks for the love that abounds and the love that is to come in the new year! Congratulations to all of our Brown & Co. brides and grooms!
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