COMING SOON to Buckhead Village ON TREND The season’s hot jewelry styles
IT’S IN THE DETAILS Our definitive guide on engagement and wedding ring styles
AUTUMN/HOLIDAY 2022 • ISSUE 4
10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 34 36 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Coming Soon to Buckhead Village
Rolex + Golf
Patek Philippe Complications
Tudor Sports Models
Breitling Sports Watches
The Mighty Oak Collection
TAG Heuer — Watches in Motion
IWC Top Gun
Here Comes The Bride
I Love You in Sickness and in Health
It’s In the Details
Brown & Co. Love Stories
David Yurman Jewelry
Marco Bicego Handcrafted Designs
Pure Penny Preville
Roberto Coin Inspired by Beauty
Todd Tufts - Editor in Chief/Publisher/Creative Director Sara Beth Brown - President Jessica Heron - Marketing/Designer Lori Roberts - Associate Editor Vence Vida - Production Manager/Designer Carol Besler - Editorial Director Stephen Lewis - Assistant Copy Editor Bart Gorin Photography - Select Jewelry Photography Joelle Grace Taylor - Model Photography Serena Jenkins - Hair and Makeup Artist Prices are subject to change. Please contact the store for current pricing and availability. Brown & Co. Magazine is published by Tufts Communications, 10012 Gulf Center Drive, Suite 5150 • Fort Myers, FL 33913 765-819-2500 • firstname.lastname@example.org © 2022, Tufts Communications. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.
To our friends and clients,
it should blend our time-honored past with our ever-evolving dedication to establishing Brown & Company as Atlanta’s destination for luxury jewelry and timepieces. From our founding in 1974, when Frank Brown opened the doors of our Historic Roswell store, our family roots and dedication to the community were clear. We hold a strong commitment to the classics — timeless jewelry that will last a lifetime — offered inside a space extending the finest customer service and top-notch professionalism. As our next chapter unfolds, we are excited to share a glimpse into our new Atlanta store location at Buckhead Village. This space is a testament to long-standing tradition and our placement on the cutting edge of the luxury industry. We cannot wait to welcome you into our new store in 2023, offer
you a glass of champagne, and cheers to your celebrations and milestones. This holiday, we gaze with anticipation towards the future. Our hope is that Brown & Company will always be a space filled with enthusiasm and kindness, a warm welcome and smiling faces, and of course, fabulous jewelry. Whether this magazine clues you in on the latest trends in fashion and jewelry, teaches you something new, or helps make your holiday wish list, we hope that you find these pages beautiful, educational, and inspiring. Celebrations are in order after all! Cheers! The Brown Family
With the holiday season’s commencement comes a host of festivities, gathering of loved ones, family traditions, celebrations of the past year and a joyful anticipation for things to come. Amidst the bustling season, Brown & Company Jewelers reflects on the events that took place in 2022 worth celebrating: our 48th year in business, the naming of Sara Beth Brown as our President, a new store location coming in 2023 to Buckhead Village, and the addition of many new team members, to name a few. As we look back on our years in business, our hearts are full, and our family is grateful. We look ahead with expectation towards all the excitement to come, throughout the holiday season and into the new year. As we put together this year’s holiday magazine, we knew from the beginning that
BUCKHEAD • 3225 PEACHTREE RD. NE • 404-814-9800 ROSWELL • 674 HOLCOMB BRIDGE RD. • 770-993-1080 WWW.BROWNJEWELERS.COM
The Essence of Timeless Design 18 Karat - Platinum - Fine Gems
BY JENNIFER BRUGH
Celebration! A CAUSE FOR BROWN & COMPANY COMING SOON TO BUCKHEAD VILLAGE
HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS? SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING AT BROWN & COMPANY JEWELERS. WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR BUCKHEAD STORE IS MOVING INTO A BRAND-NEW SHOWROOM IN JAMESTOWN PROPERTY’S BUCKHEAD VILLAGE!
Since 2009, Brown & Co. has enjoyed a fantastic location on Peachtree Road, serving many of Atlanta’s amazing residents. As we remain one of the largest family-owned jewelry businesses in the country, our mission is to continue to serve our clients with the highest level of professionalism and exquisite selections of the world’s finest diamonds, gemstones, and timepieces. To do that, a larger, more elegant space was necessary. While the new Buckhead Village location is less than a mile down the road from the old Peachtree Road location, the look and feel of the area are quite different and unique, befitting the Brown & Co. name perfectly. Yet, finding this ideal location wasn’t easy, a process President Sara Beth Brown took seriously.
“We wanted to be surrounded by like-minded brands,” she said. “And as great as it was to have a freestanding store in Buckhead, the surrounding retail wasn’t in line with our brand. So, we had been looking all over Buckhead and finally landed in Buckhead Village, where we couldn’t be happier.” Neighboring other luxury brands, such as Dior, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, and Hermês, Brown & Co.’s new 5,500-square- foot showroom sits right across from NARS and the Center Plaza in Suite No. 2023. It’s also conveniently located within walking distance of many of our clients and some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants — a benefit to choosing this exact spot, according to Sara Beth.
10 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
A SNEAK PEAK You’ll instantly be welcomed inside the new space by our concierge desk and friendly faces. Beyond that lies an open floor plan, stunning fixtures, and brand-new showcases housing all your favorite jewelry designers, watch brands, exclusive Brown & Co. jewelry, and an elaborate estate collection. New Rolex and Cartier boutiques will also be making their debuts, showcasing the latest designs in fine Swiss timepieces. “Rolex and Cartier helped us with their individual designs, but it’s really cohesive with what Brown and Company is doing and our color palette for the store,” Sara Beth said. “As far as the rest of the store is concerned, we’ll have completely customized cases, 14-foot ceilings, and massive floor-to- ceiling windows at the three front bays, as well as the three back bays.”
Tucked in the rear of the store is perhaps our most exciting new feature: the Brown & Co. bridal salon, accentuated by exquisite diamonds, engagement rings, and wedding bands. But more importantly, this new area allows for an unforgettable diamond buying experience, as it takes couples on an all-encompassing journey through the beautiful world of diamonds. Private rooms off the main floor provide an even more intimate setting for one of the most precious moments in love’s journey. Set to open their new doors in 2023, Brown & Co. couldn’t be more thrilled to share this new journey with you. “We can’t wait to welcome the Atlanta community,” said Sara Beth, “and not only welcome our loyal clientele that we’ve had from years past, but also new clientele that may not be familiar with us and what we’re all about.”
11 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
PARTNERS IN PRECISION
BY CAROL BESLER
ROLEX STANDS WITH THE WORLD’S GREAT GOLFERS
The connection between Rolex and the world of golf is based on the shared commitment to continuous improvement and unwavering precision.
Rolex Testimonee Jon Rahm celebrates holing the winning putt on the 72nd hole at the 121st U.S. Open
R olex’s enduring relationship with the world of golf began more than 50 years ago when Arnold Palmer became the brand’s first golf Testimonee. He was quickly joined by Testimonees Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Together they became known as The Big Three, and they changed the face of golf forever. In 1967, Rolex gifted Jack Nicklaus with a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date, Reference 1803, and it became his go-to watch. The Day-
Date was the first waterproof, selfwinding wristwatch to feature a day display fully spelled out on the dial. Its tapered and faceted baton hour markers are reminiscent of golf tees, and its President bracelet is iconic. In 2019, after wearing his Day-Date during 12 of his record 18 professional major championship titles, Nicklaus sold the watch at a Phillips auction, donating the $1.22-million proceeds to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
“It was the first watch I ever owned, and the only watch I wore for every professional tournament I’ve won throughout my career,” said Nicklaus. “It has accompanied me at U.S. Opens, The Masters tournaments, PGA Championships, The Open championships, and countless other events for over five decades, and has served me well at every step along the way.”
12 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
Rolex Testimonee Bryson Dechambeau drives from the tee during the first round of the 103rd PGA Championship
The Big Three: Rolex Testimonees Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus
Rolex Testimonee Jack Nicklaus at the Open, 1978
Rolex became both the official and unofficial watch of golf as champion after champion donned the brand for their conquests on the course. In the 1980s, Rolex added The Open and U.S. Open to its growing number of partners, as well as the guardians of the game, The R&A and USGA. Since 2000, the depths of these relationships have developed further and grown to support the development of golf excellence worldwide. From elite players and golf legends to the game’s major championships, Rolex is ever- present, in support of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open tournament held in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the Amundi Evian Championship, the Solheim Cup, and the Ryder Cup. Rolex’s support for the game is built on a strong sense of integrity and respect for tradition that ensures the continuity of expertise and knowledge, while understanding the importance of investing in the development of the sport for future generations.
Rolex Testimonee Phil Mickelson playing a shot during the third round of the 103rd PGA Championship
Jack Nicklaus’s gold Rolex Day-Date
Rolex Testimonee Jordan Spieth plays a chip on the No. 12 hole during the third round at the 85th Masters.
Rolex Testimonee Joaquin Niemann playing a shot during the third round of the 103rd PGA Championship
13 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
FIT FOR A LADY
P atek Philippe made its first ladies’ watch in 1839, the year it was founded. Since then, ladies’ collections have been an important part of the prestigious company’s very limited production. One thing they all have in common: they are technically outstanding, a quality that makes Patek Philippe the world’s most coveted watch brand. One of its earliest complications for women was a minute repeater, the most technically challenging movement for a watchmaker. Another complication, the annual calendar, has been part of the ladies’ lineup for many years. In 2009, Patek Philippe introduced its first in-house chronograph movement in a ladies’ wristwatch (Ref. 7071). In 2011, it followed up with two complications for women: the first series minute repeater for ladies, Ref. 7000, and the first-ever ladies’ split seconds chronograph, Ref. 7059. This year, Patek Philippe introduced two new complications to the ladies’ current collection, the Ref. 7121/200G Ladies’ Moonphase and the Ref. 7130R World Time.
14 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
THE HUMAN TOUCH: THE IRREPLACEABLE SKILL OF HAND-FINISHING. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF A PATEK PHILIPPE WATCH IS THE FACT THAT, FROM ITS CASE AND DIAL TO ITS BEATING HEART, IT HAS BEEN FINISHED BY HAND BY A DEDICATED, TRAINED SPECIALIST, WITH SKILLS PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS.
The Ref. 7121/200G Ladies’ Moonphase was first introduced in 2013 in yellow gold. This year, it debuts a new model in white gold, with an elegant blue dial on which the displays stand out like stars in the night sky. The glitter continues on the bezel, where a double row of 132 brilliant- cut diamonds is set in the dentelle technique. The way they are arranged allows more light to pass through the diamond, increasing its brilliance. The watch contains Patek Philippe’s smallest complicated movement, and the case size is therefore an elegant 33 mm in diameter.
The new Ref. 7130R is a ladies’ model of Patek Philippe’s classic World Time series. It is interpreted in 18k rose gold, with an olive green dial that is guillochéd by hand in a basket weave motif. This one contains Patek’s famously slim caliber 240 HU in a 36 mm case. The 24-city disk rings a 24-hour disk that is divided into day/night zones distinguished by their color and by the sun/moon symbols. The bezel is set with 62 diamonds totaling 0.82 ct, and the prong buckle is set with another 27 diamonds totaling 0.21 ct.
15 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
POURS ON THE STYLE WITH ITS NEW RANGE OF TUDOR PURE SPORTS MODELS
T he Black Bay Pro is the star of Tudor’s 2022 lineup, which is saying a lot, since the brand is winning the hearts of watch collectors with the rest of its selections this year, including the Black Bay GMT and the Black Bay Chrono. The Black Bay Pro is an easy-wearing 39 mm watch with a steel case and integrated steel bracelet, a hot combination that is right on trend at the moment. You can swap the bracelet for either a new rubber/ fabric strap or a snazzy NATO-like fabric strap with a bright gold stripe. The latter is a perfect complement to the gold-color snowflake-shaped hour hand that indicates the second time zone along the bezel. The fixed steel 24-hour bezel is the index for the watch’s GMT function, via the caliber MT5652 movement, which has a 70-hour power reserve. The BB Pro is a true, all-around sports watch, with 200-meter
water resistance. It is widely considered to be inspired by the Explorer model of its sister brand, Rolex, but the Black Bay Pro has its own character, which includes an accessible price and modern styling that is setting its own standard for a new generation of sports watches. The same movement is used in the new Black Bay GMT S&G (steel and gold), which is aptly being nicknamed the “root beer” for its bi- colored brown and black bezel — a name given to another watch with that color scheme, the Rolex GMT-Master II. The color scheme looks great with the two-tone steel and gold bracelet and gold bezel edges, along with the matching numerals, indexes, hands, and crown. This is a good-looking sports watch that is equally at home in the boardroom.
TUDOR Black Bay Pro, 39mm Steel
Case, Riveted Steel Bracelet
The Black Bay Chrono S&G takes the yellow gold a step further to the dial, in a bold rendi- tion of the iconic two-register chronograph, here with black subdials — a reverse dial variant of the Black Bay Chrono from 2019. The fixed bezel is yellow gold, surrounded by a black an- odized aluminum insert with gold-plated mark- ings. The crown and chronograph pushers are all yellow gold. It contains the Tudor caliber MT5813, a high-end integrated chronograph movement with a column wheel and vertical clutch with a power reserve of 70 hours. With 200-meter water-resistance, this watch is a pure substance-plus-style sports watch that, when you consider its accessible price, blows comparable luxury sports watch brands out of the market.
Black Bay Pro Chrono S&G, 41mm Steel Case, Steel & Yellow Gold Bracelet
16 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
De Beers Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve
Beautiful, Rare, Responsibly Sourced
CREATING A POSITIVE IMPACT FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
Discover the De Beers Building Forever Sustainability Initiatives
BY CAROL BESLER
SPORTS WATCHES B reitling continues to consolidate its position as one of the best quality/value combinations in Swiss sports watches. With in-house movements, bold designs, and eco-friendly packaging, Breitling is crushing it right now. The brand is especially making waves with its Superocean collection, inspired by a design first launched in the 1960s. The new collection really stands out, with its thick minute track, boxy minute hand, and contrasting ceramic bezel — and, of course, its vibrant colors, including neon blue and olive green. There is even a bright orange model, a 1,000-piece limited edition co-designed by surfer and Breitling ambassador Kelly Slater. There’s a size for everyone: 46, 44, 42, and 36 mm, so this is a watch for men and women. Cases are steel, steel/gold, or bronze. QUALITY, COLOR, AND COOL DESIGN BREITLING
Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 Bronze, Green Ombre Dial, Green Rubber Strap
Another great sports watch, the modern version of the Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43, originally introduced in 1952, has been updated with a more refined slide rule and a choice of several dial colors. A favorite among pilots and aeronautical enthusiasts for nearly 70 years, the modern Navitimer contains the in-house caliber B01, with a 70-hour power reserve.
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43, Copper Dial, Black Leather Strap
18 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
CLASSIC C artier is famous for its shaped watches. There is the Tortue (tortoise), Baignoire (bathtub) and the Crash (a car wreck), and now THE COUSSIN , named for the shape of a cushion. It’s a dazzling entry to the Cartier oeuvre. The cases are set with all white diamonds, a mix of black and white diamonds, or tsavorites and Paraiba tourmalines, arranged in a swirling spiral pattern around the bezel. The stones are cut in precise gradient sizes to fit the pattern of the swirl, and just for fun, the tsavorites are set upside down, with pavilions pointing upwards for an edgy studded look. CARTIER CREATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF BELOVED CLASSICS AND A NEW SHAPED WATCH FOR 2022
Cartier launched three new models in its iconic SANTOS-DUMONT collection, named after Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aviator for whom Louis Cartier designed the watch in 1904. There’s a platinum model with a burgundy bezel, an 18k gold model with a beige bezel, and a steel model with a black bezel. The bezels are coated with a thin layer of lacquer and then polished by hand, which brings out the depth and brilliance of the colors.
20 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
THE PASHA is arguably Cartier’s most daring design, and as such, it is open to some of the most interesting variations of all Cartier collections. This year we’ll see several new versions: one with a decorative, removable grid over the dial, inspired by a Cartier design from 1943; a version with charms that dangle from the signature crown cover; two complications, including a moonphase and a flying tourbillon; and a skeletonized version that uses the numerals as part of the bridge. THIS IS CARTIER CREATIVITY IN FULL SWING.
THE TANK LOUIS CARTIER collection is getting the color treatment this year with new dials in red, gray, and deep black. The red and black dials are lacquered, and the gray dial has a galvanized finish. There are also some refinements to the classic design: instead of 12 Roman numerals, the new model has only four (XII, III, VI, and IX), and the railroad track index is gone. Altogether, these new models represent a shiny, sleek new look for one of Cartier’s most beloved classics.
21 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT WATCH COLLECTIONS THE MIGHTY OAK
A t the age of 12, when most boys are peering into the windows of candy shops, Patrick Getreide was pressing his nose against the glass of watch boutiques. Such is the danger of attending boarding school in a city like Geneva. Getreide passed by a particular store every day on his way to school, and began to covet one of the watches, an Omega. “I looked in the window 50 times, and on the 51st time, I went in, and announced that I wanted to buy the watch,” says Getreide. “Of course, I didn’t have the money; I had five francs per week for pocket money. But the guy liked me — he was impressed that a 12-year-old kid wanted to buy a watch — and
he said ‘It’s fine.’ So I was giving him five francs every week. This went on for weeks, and one day I called my father and I said, If I pay by five francs a week, it’s two years or more before I can own it, so my father paid out.” Over the next four decades, Getreide went deep down the watch collector rabbit hole, and today, his 600-piece collection is one of the most valuable and historically important known to exist. It is called OAK because most of the pieces are One-of-A-Kind, or part of very limited series. The collection is his pride and joy, amassed over more than 30 years. As such, Getreide did something no major collector has ever done before — he decided to show the
world. Last summer, he embarked on a world tour, beginning with a week-long exhibition at the British Design Museum in London. It was the first private watch collection to exhibit in either a gallery or museum. With the help of his advisors, Getreide narrowed his treasures down to 168 representative samples in 11 categories, which collectively represent some of watchmaking’s most important milestones from the past 100 years. Here is a sampling of some of the important pieces.
1. The star of the show: a rare Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 known as the pink on pink . The 1518 was the original version of Patek’s first series-produced
2. Just as prized as the 1518 is its successor, the rare Patek Philippe Ref. 2499. Fewer than 400 pieces were produced alto-
perpetual calendar chro- nograph, which became its signature complica- tion. Patek made 281 examples of the 1518
gether. Getreide’s col- lection includes one from each of the four series made between 1951 and 1985. The Ref. 2499 J pictured
from 1941 to 1954. About 55 were made in pink gold, but the pink on pink is one- of-a-kind, with a pink dial to match the pink gold case and the original pink gold bracelet made by Gay Frères.
here, made circa 1960, a second-series, is one of the best such known examples and was made to Geneva Seal standards.
22 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
3. The collection traces the evolution of the Rolex Oyster chronograph from its early days, including
several examples of the now-legendary (and almost impossible to get) Daytona, first seen in 1963. Examples include several with Paul Newman dials, one of which was originally owned by NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham, the Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239 NASA.
4. The Rolex Ref. 3525 Monoblocco Togliatti, given to the doctor who saved the life of Palmiro Togliatti, the Secretary General of the left-wing Italian PCI party from 1927 to 1964
and one of the founding fathers of post- fascist Italy. The engraving on the caseback bears this commemorative inscription: Palmiro Togliatti, al Dott. P. Biocca, riconoscente, 14- 7-1948 (Palmiro Togliatti to Dr. P. Biocca with gratitude). It is one of a kind.
5. The Independents section of the OAK collection exhibition was dedicated to two masters of the category: F.P. Journe and Kari Voutilainen. Francois-Paul Journe, whose motto is Invenit et Fecit , is one of the greatest watchmakers of all time. Here is his Tourbillon Souverain.
6. Kari Voutilainen is known for his beautiful flinqué enamel dials, with translucent enamel over engraved gold backgrounds. This one-of- a-kind piece was acquired by Getreide at the only watch auction for charity in Geneva.
23 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
JAEGER-LECOULTRE FROM MASTERFUL BASICS TO ELITE COMPLICATIONS, THIS WATCHMAKER HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH AND AUTOMATIC Founded in 1833 in Switzerland’s Vallée de Joux, Jaeger-LeCoultre made a name for itself as a movement maker specializing in complications and supplying most of Switzerland’s other elite brands with movements. Since its founding, it has developed an astounding 1,249 movements and counting, something no other brand has even come close to achieving. The Polaris sports watch collection is aimed at the American market, which has a special affinity for the stainless steel sports watch. The three-hand automatic is a great straightforward 41 mm steel sports watch, with a matching bracelet, plenty of lume on the markers, numerals, and hands, and a contrasting black sunburst dial. A rotating inner bezel is operated by a second crown at 2 o’clock (the crown at 4 o’clock winds and sets the time). The steel chronograph is a little bigger at 42 mm, making room for the dual subdials with chronograph minutes totalizer at 3 o’clock and the hour totalizer at 9. There is also a handy tachometer on the flange.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Automatic 41mm Steel Case, Black Sunburst Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet
REVERSO TRIBUTE SMALL SECONDS The Reverso is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s signature collection. The flip-over case was originally created for polo players to protect their watch dials from the rigors of the polo mallet (in the days before sapphire crystals). Today, the reversible case is handy for showing dual time zones or second dial options. The design is also considered a pure, authentic expression of the Art Deco aesthetic. Since 1931, the Reverso has housed over 50 different mechanical movements, from the world’s smallest to largest complications, ranging from ultra-thin movements to tourbillons and minute repeaters. The Reverso Tribute Small Seconds is one of the purist interpretations, with a blue sunray brushed dial and applied hour markers.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Small Seconds, Blue Sunray-Brushed Dial, Blue Leather Strap
24 TUFTS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
TAG H EUER WATCHES IN MOTION
TAG HEUER IS ONE OF THOSE WATCH BRANDS THAT SEEMS TO BE ALWAYS IN MOTION. IT IS THE TIMEPIECE OF RACE CAR DRIVING, SCUBA DIVING, GOLFING, AND ANY OTHER SPORT THAT REQUIRES STAMINA, SPLIT- SECOND TIMING, AND PLENTY OF POWER RESERVE.
T his year, TAG Heuer rekindles the flame of one of its original and most coveted sports watches, the MONACO GULF SPECIAL EDITION. The brand has been creating special-edition Monaco models since 2007, but the 2022 edition is the first to contain the in-house movement Heuer 02, a chronometer-rated chronograph with an impressive 80- hour power reserve. The famously squared-cushion-shaped watch bears the vibrant blue, turquoise, and orange livery of the legendary race sponsor, Gulf Oil International, colors that adorned many racing teams during the golden age of racing in the 1960s and ’70s. The Monaco was named after the Monaco Grand Prix and was worn by Steve McQueen, who was sponsored by Gulf, in the 1971 movie Le Mans .
26 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
TOP GUN IWC BUILT FOR SPEED + ENDURANCE
B efore the days of reliable cockpit instrumentation panels, pilots navigated the airways with precise chronographs. Some of the world’s most important advancements in watchmaking were driven by the need for accurate navigational chronometry, a tradition honored by IWC, a heritage purveyor of pilot’s watches. The Top Gun edition of the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII is the civilian version of the special military issue that IWC has long been produced for graduates of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. These pilots have completed the rigorous Top Gun course, allowing them to use the
The Pilot’s Watch 43 Top Gun, a staple three- handed model in the collection, also has a tough ceramic case with a titanium caseback and crown. The newest edition contains the automatic caliber 82100 with a Pellaton winding system that has been reinforced with ceramic components so that it builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. It is protected from the effects of magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case, making it one of the most reliable and long lasting movements in the pilot’s watch collections. These are the perfect timepieces to appeal to your inner Maverick and your love of weekend adventure!
title “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor.” The watch has a likewise elite case made of extremely hard and scratch-resistant black zirconium oxide ceramic. The Top Gun Chronograph is also built with tough, corrosion-resistant ceramic and titanium in order to withstand the tortuous maneuvers of the U.S. Navy’s jet pilots, during which they are subjected to high G-forces. The watches also accompany the pilots on extended missions on aircraft carriers, where they are exposed to the humid, salt-bearing sea air. The Chronograph contains a state-of-the-art movement, the IWC-made automatic caliber 69380, with a 46-hour power reserve.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun
The IWC Top Gun Chronograph
The IWC Top Gun Big Pilots Watch 43
28 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
IWC TOP GUN.
DOWNLOAD THE IWC APP FOR VIRTUAL TRY-ON
ing surge of adrenaline it delivers. Housed inside the rug- ged case made of ceramic is an automatic, IWC-manu- factured 69380-calibre movement. All in all, a precision instrument for individuals destined to excel themselves.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN. Ref. 3891: Developed for the elite pilots of the TOP GUN aviation school, our TOP GUN Chronograph goes from success to success. Its secret? Functional design, ultra-tough, high-performance materials and the exhilarat-
IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre · 46-hour power reserve · Day & Date display · Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds · Water-resistant 6 bar ∙ Diameter 44.5 mm
IWC. ENGINEERING DREAMS. SINCE 1868.
IWC Schaffhausen, Switzerland · www.iwc.com
BY LORI ROBERTS
on TREND FASHION FORWARD + FABULOUS We work with leading designers across the globe to forecast the most popular trends and be the first to bring you the front-running styles.
30 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
Feel like Superwoman herself when you step out in these strong looks. Collar necklaces, bold and wide cuff bracelets, and high shine larger earring styles are all empowering and dramatic looks that make you stand out from the crowd.
the new everyday
No longer are these diamond intensive necklaces saved for special occasions. Wear one as a simple statement piece, or better yet, layer them up and throw in a yellow gold necklace or two for a great mix-n-match look.
31 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
bundles are better More is more has been a strong jewelry trend for a few years and shows no signs of slowing down. It’s so fun to grab different bracelets and rings and wear them all together. Switch pieces in and out a little bit each day to create variations on your look.
party time! Earrings, earrings, and more earrings. Multiple piercings and petite mix-n-match looks are really making ears take center stage. Create different looks by mixing colors and shapes. Have fun with it!
32 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
yellow gold Look around — there is no question that yellow gold jewelry is a lasting trend. Some looks are retro in style and reminiscent of the ’80s, while others are very updated and sophisticated. Sleek chain links are among the most popular — wear them alone or grouped together; you can even string on a pendant.
33 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
18ky Gold Diamond Bezel-Set Pendant, 1.00ctw
YOUR JEWELRY WARDROBE ISN’T COMPLETE UNTIL YOU TAKE CARE OF THE BASICS CURATED CLASSICS T he showcases of any great jewelry boutique are bursting with sparkling statement pieces that tantalize us with their beauty and drama. Your jewelry collection isn’t complete, though, until you cover the basics, the pieces that carry us gently through our everyday lives with grace and elegance and remind us of the importance of classic design. Since there are thousands of pieces to choose from at that level — and only so much showcase space — it’s important to rely on a jeweler who has an eye for choosing the best all-around basics of the moment, the classics- with-a-twist that will elegantly enhance any fashion trend. These interpretations of the foundational pieces of any jewelry wardrobe are the season’s must-haves. DIAMOND NECKLACES There are few things more classic than a diamond solitaire necklace, perfect in its simplicity. This year, add a modern twist by making the diamond bezel-set or a unique east-west set emerald, rather than a classic round brilliant. Or use more than one, for a three diamond look. Either will work on their own or blend well with your favorite layered look — because diamonds are a girl’s, and an outfit’s, best friend.
18kw Gold 2ctw Round Brilliant Diamond Stud Earrings
18kw Gold 3-Diamond Pendant, 1.50ctw
18kw Gold Oval Cut Diamond Eternity Band, 7.60ctw Platinum Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band, 5.88ctw Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Eternity Band, 3.10ctw
LINE BRACELETS The line bracelet has been a staple of every jewelry wardrobe for decades, ever since Chrissy Evert coined the term “tennis bracelet.” Stacked with cuffs or other bracelets it adds volume but not weight. Like ear studs, it can be worn every day, everywhere, from the beach to black tie. Already a fan of the classic? Mix in a line bracelet with alternating round brilliant and baguette diamonds for a touch of modernism. ANNIVERSARY BANDS Mix it up with colored gemstones or fancy shaped diamonds, like oval, emerald or asscher cuts. Add to your ring stack for extra drama.
DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS Wear them to the gym, the office or to dinner — diamond stud earrings always look like they belong. They are not only a reliable classic, they are versatile. Looking for something more unique? Replace the classic round brilliant diamond with a cushion cut, or replace a classic martini setting with a bezel setting. For even more sparkle, surround each center stone with a halo.
18kw Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet Featuring Round & Baguette Diamonds, 8.00ctw
18kw Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet, 5.90ctw
34 TUFTS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE
HERE COMES THE BRIDE BY REBECCA VERMA
WEDDINGS ARE BACK! 2022 HAS BEEN A BANNER YEAR FOR WEDDING CELEBRATIONS, AND EXPERTS PREDICT 2023 WILL FOLLOW SUIT.
RIVINI by Rita Vinieris
36 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
RIVINI by Rita Vinieris
W ith that in mind, it’s time to be bold and shout from the rooftops that you’re in love. Whether your nuptials are lavish or intimate, your wedding is the perfect time to show off your style. Here are some of the bridal wear trends that are giving bridal parties an extra glow right now. Wedding attire wouldn’t be complete without glorious blooms.
Romantic three-dimensional appliques, dazzling beaded petals, or delicately embroidered blossoms — these couture touches add wonderful dimension, texture, and personality to any dress. This season, be prepared to see skirts covered in flowers or a few wonderfully grand blooms strategically placed around the gown. The twist to this look for 2023 is featured florals in colorful prints and vibrant hues. This look will have you blooming with delight.
18kw Gold Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings
Platinum Forevermark Radiant Cut Diamond Ring, 8.19ct With Side Trapezoid Diamonds
Platinum Oval Cut Diamond Half-Eternity Band, 2.26ctw Platinum Emerald Cut Diamond Half-Eternity Band, 2.49ctw
37 TUFTS COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE
Dresses by IVAN YOUNG
Color is now a mainstay in de- signer collections, but the execution of color has become so much more. What initially was an accent color on a traditional white gown has now become the focus. Where blush was the go-to color for brides, blue has been playing a much bigger role this season. Color has been featured in layers of tulle, as a background to a floral print, or as the key design ele- ment in a dress. Once you decide to go with color, have fun and be open to all the ways you can showcase your personality — including accenting it with colored gemstone jewelry.
Gowns with sheer lace panels and layers of sheer tulle are a bridal classic, but designers are enabling brides to decide how much or little to show. This trend can be captured in a variety of scene-stealing ways that puts you in control of your story. From the sultry illusion dress that creates a dramatic silhouette to tamer options like high slits and open backs, there is something for everyone. Whatever you choose, wear it with confidence and let your beauty be revealed. Showcase your personality with a unique wedding band incorporating yellow diamonds, or accent your bridal look with a modern fancy-shaped, bezel-set diamond line bracelet.
18kwy Gold Diamond Band Featuring Fancy Yellow Diamonds
18kw Gold Fancy Shaped Diamond Line Bracelet Featuring Marquis, Oval, Pear And Emerald Shape Diamonds
18kw Gold Feather Diamond Earrings, 7.88ctw
38 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
SOME ORNAMENTS LAST FOREVER
Like These 10ct+ Total Weight Natural Vivid Yellow Diamond Earrings.
39 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY JENNIFER BRUGH
W hen Lisa and Dan first met over five years ago, neither one of them could have imagined what life had in store. But soon, a friendship blossomed into romance, and by the spring of 2019, the couple was officially dating. Then, in March 2021, life took an unexpected twist, turning the couple’s world upside down — Lisa had breast cancer. “Breast cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, but the treatment is brutal for some of us and very traumatic. This is true for our loved ones as well, who have to stand by and try to help as much as they can,” she said. I LOVE YOU LISA RIPLEY & DAN KRAUSE PROVE THAT THROUGH ALL THINGS, LOVE CAN ENDURE Lisa spent the next 14 months undergoing aggressive cancer treatment, which included chemotherapy, radiation, and three surgeries. While the treatment consumed both their thoughts and their daily lives, it solidified something else — their desire to get married. “When I thought my life was falling apart, it was actually falling together,” Lisa said. “Because when you have someone stand beside you in sickness and in health, it really does crystallize a lot of things for you.” in sickness & in health
“WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE STAND BESIDE YOU IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, IT REALLY DOES CRYSTALLIZE A LOT OF THINGS”
For Dan, Lisa’s battle with cancer shed light on just how strong, brave, and determined the love of his life was, and that he was going to spend the rest of his life with her, no matter what the future might bring. “You must have a special kind of strength and perseverance as you go through these chemo treatments,” Dan said. They’re absolutely awful, so you have to get up every day and move forward, even though it would be easy not to.”
40 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
For Lisa, Dan’s unwavering support and commitment to her, even before engagement, solidified what she already knew and loved about him — that he possessed unshakable strength and uncondi- tional love for her. Prior to her last surgery in May 2022, Dan made the easiest decision of his life — he asked Lisa to marry him, to which she, of course, said yes! The pair wasted no time planning a wedding,
setting the date for July 22, 2022. Surrounded by 50 of their closest friends and family — and their dog, Chip — Lisa and Dan exchanged the very vows they’d been living for the past year and a half, “For better or for worse; In sickness and in health.” Now, this beautiful couple is looking forward to their future together — enjoying it all, cancer free.
DO YOU LOVE IT? YES MA’AM! From the beginning, Brown & Company Jewelers has been Lisa and Dan’s go-to jeweler for just about every occasion in their relationship. Along the way, the pair connected with Sara Beth, who’s helped them pick out a wide range of jewelry throughout the years. When it came time to pick out her engagement ring and their wedding bands, the couple knew just who to turn to. Lisa even worked with Sara Beth to custom design Dan’s wedding band — a sophisticated yellow gold ring with diamonds that fits Dan’s style. “Sara Beth is someone we trust, and she made the shopping experience fun,” Lisa said. “When we were shopping for engagement rings, and I tried on the one I have, I said, ‘Yes, ma’am!’” But it’s not just the stunning jewelry and custom
designs that keep couples like Lisa and Dan coming back. It is also the experience, something
Dan says is very important, especially for couples who are just starting to look for rings. “Part of the treat is that they clean your jewelry and always offer something to drink,” he said. “It’s just a very nice experience, and the associates take their time with you.” Above all else, Lisa reminds young couples to relax and have fun, because you’re in good hands when you come to Brown & Company Jewelers.
41 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
BY LORI ROBERTS
it ’ s in the
I t takes hours and hours of design and craftsmanship to create a piece of jewelry, and with today’s “more is more” styling, each subtle detail plays an important role in the overall composition of each amazing ring.
AS YOU STROLL THROUGH OUR STORE AND GAZE AT THE HUGE SELECTION OF ENGAGEMENT RINGS, YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW HOW MUCH TIME GOES INTO CREATING EVERY BEAUTIFUL RING.
PRONGS You’ve heard the term “gold standard,” and when it comes to prongs that hold significant diamonds and gemstones, the standard is, in fact, gold — karat gold is the most widely used precious metal. The alloyed mix of complimentary metals with pure gold gives karat gold magnificent strength and durability. Although gold does tend to wear down over time, a little maintenance can go a long way to maintaining its longevity. We recommend coming in annually to get your rings cleaned and the prongs checked. It’s a free service and the best way to guard against losing a stone from its setting, securing your ring for generations to come.
18kw Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring, 6.02ct
Platinum Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Band, 6.11ctw
42 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
FACETS Of the 4Cs, cut (and facet arrangement) is arguably the most important. A well-cut diamond maximizes the reflection of light, enabling the facets to act as tiny mirrors that bounce light back, creating a spectacular sparkle and shine! Facet arrangement varies by shape, but no matter which cut you choose, each facet has an important job to do. The most common diamond, the round brilliant, contains 58 different facets, with the crown (the top of the diamond) and the pavilion (the bottom of the diamond) having the most effect on the light show we witness from above.
Platinum Forevermark Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring, 1.50ct 18kw Pear Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring, 2.11ct 18kw Emerald Cut Diamond Ring, 2.71ct With Pear Side Diamonds
ENGRAVING Making an engagement ring or wedding band your own goes beyond what’s visible from the outside. Especially meaningful details can be crafted on the inside as well. With today’s modern engraving technology, a special hand- written message or date can be added on the inside of his or her band that will add a special touch to a special occasion.
18kw Cushion Cut Solitaire Diamond Ring, 7.01ct With Pavé Diamond Band
PAVÉ Who doesn’t want more sparkle and shine in their ring? Pavé — French for paving — gives you all that sparkle and shine with subtle details on the band, crown, or prongs. In pavé settings, smaller diamonds accentuate the larger diamond by creating a field of sparkle. In many of these rings, the gold between each stone is barely visible, further enhancing the look of the entire piece.
43 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Lindsey Hendrix & Ray Brown Engaged May 2022 at Cannon Beach, Oregon
Madison Deatherage & Matthew Trawick Engaged April 2022 at Lakeshore Park in Knoxville, TN
Samantha Balmes & Gates Balmes Married September 2022 at Monet Monet Gardens 30A
Elisha Gower & Jonathan Amador Engaged April 2022 at Lake Lanier
BROWN & CO.
Kate & Tyler Reynolds Married March 2022 at Primrose Cottage in Roswell, GA
Taylor & Nicholas Borchardt Married June 2022 in Marietta, GA
IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN YOUR BIGGEST MOMENTS
Yen-Nhi Bui & Samson Ngo Engaged July 2022 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA
Melissa King-Nich & Philip King-Nich Engaged May 2022 Married in August in Paris France
Jennifer Greifer & Jacob Greifer Married April 2022 in Iceland
Alexis Buelow & Cole Miller Engaged September 2022 at Orange Beach, Alabama
Chelsea Downer & Cole Downer Married August 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Emma Crawley & Ethan Sakon Engaged August 2022
44 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY CAROL BESLER
T his season, fashion is all about sartorial maximalism, and that calls for BIG, BOLD JEWELRY that wows. From sexy maximalist earrings to big necklaces and bold cocktail rings, it’s time to perfect your party look for a new season of events!
PEARLS have long been timeless staples in the jewelry box, but designers continuously reinvent their designs to showcase these lustrous gifts of nature. Fresh and modern styles paired with precious metals and colorful gemstones continue to make pearls forever popular.
AND BRACELETS? They are key. Layer them on, add at least one bold cuff, and put your party dress on.
46 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
Strands and stacks have a part to play in the new WEAR-IT- ALL-AT-ONCE LOOK , and now it’s time to inject a bit of fantasy into the mix. Include at least one statement piece, whether it’s a gobstopper-sized pearl necklace, a bulky gold chain with diamond accents, or a dramatic double row of diamond line necklaces.
If you’re a diamond fan, you know they work anywhere, for any occasion. Right now, DIAMOND JEWELRY is more expressive than ever, with imaginative mixes of different sizes, shapes, and fancy cuts, some of them set randomly and creatively. The look also includes bolder statement rings and modern takes on lariats and tennis necklaces.
A BIG POP OF COLOR is another great way to make a statement. Add a standout gemstone cocktail — a fancy cut sapphire encrusted with diamonds would be right on trend, or a statement bangle of gemstones.
47 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
BY JILL NEWMAN
Cable Edge Curb Chain Necklace in Recycled Sterling Silver, 23mm
DAVID YURMAN AMERICA’S FIRST FAMILY OF JEWELRY
W hen David Yurman sculpted his first Cable bracelet with gold wire 40 years ago, he envisioned the twisted metal ropes that architect John Augustus Roebling used to suspend the Brooklyn Bridge. “That strength and simplicity grabbed me,” he once said. It’s a style Yurman also recognized in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ancient gold torque necklaces and in DNA’s twisted structure, and even in nature’s hanging vines. Today the universal design is instantly recognizable as David Yurman’s signature. Over the past four decades, David and Sybil Yurman, the husband-and-wife team who established the brand in 1980, have leaned into the Cable motif and made it an iconic American design. It’s been reimagined in countless styles, from colorful, bold aluminum cuffs to elegant diamond engagement rings and luxurious diamond chain link necklaces. It’s the thread that defines and connects Yurman’s stylish, contemporary and classical ethos. “The Cable form is at the heart of everything we do — changing, adapting, and evolving, but always a constant,” says Evan Yurman, the founder’s 40-year-old son who was named president last year.
Cable Classics Hoop Earrings in 18K Yellow Gold
Sculpted Cable Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Pavé Diamonds
Sculpted Cable Cuff Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold with Pavé Diamonds
48 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINE
Sculpted Cable Ring in Sterling Silver with Pavé Diamonds
Cable Edge Saddle Ring in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, 20mm
Sculpted Cable Contour Cuff Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold
“THE CABLE FORM IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO — CHANGING, ADAPTING, AND EVOLVING, BUT ALWAYS A CONSTANT.” — Evan Yurman, President, David Yurman
DAVID YURMAN’S NEXT GENERATION CABLE The newest evolution is Cable Edge, a wave-like pattern made in recycled silver and gold with conflict-free diamonds. The motif is based on a twisted rectangular form that echoes the undulating shapes found in modern architecture. “It’s clean, contemporary look and feel will appeal especially to people with an appreciation for art and sculpture,” says Evan. “It plays with light and angles to create an almost velvety sensation. It’s truly one of my favorite collections we have done.” Cable Edge is the company’s jewelry collection made exclusively with recycled metals and traceable diamonds, and more are in the works. By using metals that have previously been refined, the brand is reducing the demand for newly mined materials and the energy needed to process it. Cable Edge is an example of Evan’s influence on the business. Sustainability is a priority. He is also continuing his parents’ focus on infusing jewelry with a sense of timeless modernity and shares their love of architecture, art, and design. But don’t expect to see David and Sybil retire anytime soon. They still love coming into the office, designing and experimenting with new ideas, and
they remain committed to the brand they started when they were struggling artists. Growing up with a mother who paints and a father who sculpts, it’s no surprise that Evan showed an early interest in art and design. Over his two decades working in the family business, he launched men’s jewelry and bridal, high jewelry and most recently served as chief creative officer. “Having been around the business from an early age, I have great pride for our classic style and founding identity, and throughout my time working for the company, I have sought to honor those traditions of craft, product, and innovation, all the while embracing the natural evolution of David Yurman.” The close knit Yurman family all live near the company’s Tribeca headquarters, which makes it easy for Evan Yurman’s three daughters to visit. His eldest daughter Cody has already begun to tinker with jewelry. “She has her own bench in our design shop, where she has been experimenting with creating pieces,” he says. It looks like the third Yurman generation is already preparing to join the family business.
49 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS MAGAZINEPage 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60
Powered by FlippingBook