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Global Brand Ambassador, Dilraba
Atlantic City, NJ, 1929
Miami Beach, FL, 1949
Nashville, TN, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT, 1919
WHEN ONE CHAPTER ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS
elcome to King Jewelers Magazine, where it’s an honor to
For this upcoming year, there are many exciting new ventures. We are thrilled to announce the opening of the IWC watch boutique located in the Mall at Green Hills. This is the first of many luxury boutiques and creative concepts that we have in the works. As we expand over the next few years, we are driven to help define the evolving luxury landscape of Nashville.
In South Florida, we continue to offer exceptional jewels and watches in our private showroom in Boca Raton. We offer private appointments, concierge services, and corporate gifting programs. For five generations, we’ve strived to provide a personalized experience and will always deliver our first-class services steeped in knowledge, quality, and value. This is our craft, since 1912.
share our passion for the finest jewelry, diamonds, and timepieces. As we celebrate our 15th Anniver- sary in Nashville, we reflect on the incredible years here in Music City. We are thankful and blessed to have made so many special relationships. Our family treasures celebrating life’s precious moments with all of you who have become part of our family.
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4.76ct Fancy Intense Pink Oval- cut diamond ring with half-moon cut side diamonds in 18kt rose gold and platinum.
Temple St Clair ECLIPSE earrings with sapphires, 18kt gold. $5,500
3 WHEN ONE CHAPTER ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS Welcome to King Jewelers Magazine 16 IWC NASHVILLE BOUTIQUE Opening Soon 19 LUXURY CONCIERGE King Jewelers opening office in Boca Raton 20 ENGAGING BLUES The kind of blues you want 23 EXCEPTIONAL EMERALDS One of the most storied gemstones in history 28 WHERE BEAUTY + OPULENCE MEET Diamond necklaces 36 QUIET LUXURY A new sentiment in the world of jewelry 40 MIKIMOTO The original pearl company
48 DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT Our Zoë Chicco Collection
52 BRILLIANCE AS A BIRTHRIGHT Lab-grown and Natural Diamonds 56 ADRENALINE MADE VISIBLE 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto
60 WATCH SPOTLIGHT King Pre-owned Watches
62 GORGEOUS GREEN The hottest color in luxury watches
1ct Ashoka-cut diamond with .15ct diamond necklace, platinum. $17,490.
4.15ct adjustable tennis necklace, 14k white gold. $8,150.
43 A BRILLIANT LEGACY Kwiat, Since 1907
6.02 round brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings, platinum. $170,000.
16.91ct round brilliant-cut diamond tennis bracelet, 14k white gold. $58,350.
45 ITALIAN INSPIRED Our Marco Bicego Collection
12ct round brilliant-cut diamond tennis bracelet, 18k white gold. $64,600.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar, 42mm Steel. $36,100.
5.01ct round brilliant-cut diamond with 1.20ct pavé diamond halo, 18k white gold. Hublot 40mm Classic Fusion Orlinski Titanium White Pavé Watch, 1.60ct diamonds. $23,100.
46 SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO SPEAKS Lighting up arenas with outlandish style
6.50ct round brilliant-cut diamond eternity band, platinum. $42,275.
“Creation” Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 Grand Title winner © Laurent Ballesta
Launched in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms is the first modern diver’s watch. Created by a diver and chosen by pioneers, it played a vital role in the development of scuba diving. It is the catalyst of our commitment to ocean conservation. A Fifty Fathoms is for eternity.
“NO MATTER HOW MUCH I CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THIS SPORT, I WILL ALWAYS BE HUNGRY FOR MORE.”
GEORGE RUSSELL, DRIVER, MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS FORMULA ONE TM TEAM
IW3716 THE REFERENCE.
This Portugieser Chronograph builds on the legacy of IWC’s instrument watches for navi- gation. It is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69355 caliber, engineered for performance, robustness and durability. The vertical arrangement of the subdials enhances readability and has resulted in a chronograph celebrated for its iconic design. PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPH
KING JEWELERS DEBUTS AN EXCLUSIVE MONOBRANDED IWC BOUTIQUE IN MUSIC CITY
IWC N ASHVILLE BOUTIQUE
W atch lovers and IWC Schaffhausen enthusiasts are in for a special treat this year! You can now be among the first in the world to access the exclusive selection of special-edition and rare Haute Horlogerie timepieces at the new boutique dedicated to the brand! King Jewelers is opening an 1,100-square-foot IWC Schaffhausen boutique in the Mall at Green Hills. “The boutique is all about enhancing the clients’ personalized experience into the world of IWC Schaffhausen,” says David King, president of King Jewelers. “Our goal is to provide a top-notch, state-of-the- art shopping experience that combines European luxury within a comfortable and relaxed space that redefines the way you shop for a timepiece.”
The boutique includes a luxurious private viewing lounge, complete with a top-shelf bar and gourmet coffee station, along with interactive displays on a large TV screen and comfortable seating areas. An expert staff is on hand for connoisseur- level discussions about the intricacies of complications and movements, as well as the finer points of IWC watches. Synonymous with the elevated experience is the array of limited edition and boutique- exclusive inventory that customers have access to in the boutique. “IWC comes out with a special collection of incredible and limited timepieces which are only available in a boutique. These watches are sought- after, in-demand limited editions — many of which are highly collectable timepieces,”
says King. “This opens up a whole new world of what we can offer to customers.” IWC is unique among Swiss luxury watch brands in that it was founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland by an American entrepreneur, Florentine Jones. His mission was to combine advanced American production technologies with the skilled craftsmanship Swiss watchmakers were famous for. The result is a heritage of important in-house movement developments and iconic watch designs. The watch families include the infamous Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser, Ingenieur, Aquatimer, Da Vinci and Portofino, which together express the broad range of the company’s watchmaking expertise: from robust daily wears to tool watches and Haute Horlogerie. Opening December 2023.
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KWIAT 3.45ct Ashoka diamond ear climbers, 18k white gold. $31,200. 19ct Ashoka diamond line necklace, 18k white gold. $130,000. One-of-a-kind Ashoka diamond maiden necklace, platinum. $572,000.
8.57ct Ashoka diamond with 1.01ct diamonds, platinum.
One-of-a-kind Ashoka Aero diamond microset bracelet, platinum. $351,000. 13.19ct Kwiat Cushion-cut diamond eternity band, platinum. $223,500.
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4.96ct blue sapphire climber earrings in 18K white gold, 5.72ct diamonds. $24,000.
4.14ct blue tanzanite statement ring in 18K white gold, 3.05ct diamonds. $13,300.
2.70ct blue sapphire bypass bangle in 18K white gold, 5.62ct diamonds. $25,000.
10.34ct Marquise diamond necklace in 18k white gold. $25,550.
5.13ct Oval diamond engagement ring in 18K white gold, 1.67ct diamonds on mounting.
4.05ct Oval-cut diamond eternity band in platinum. $20,300.
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Vhernier Calla ring in 18k rose gold, .48ct diamonds. $4,700.
LUXURY CONCIERGE KING JEWELERS OPENS A BY-APPOINTMENT-ONLY OFFICE IN BOCA RATON
Chopard Happy Moon, 36mm 18k rose gold, diamonds, $49,900.
A lthough the leader of the fourth generation of King Jewelers has retired, the company maintains its presence in South Florida. King Jewelers recently opened its private office in Boca Raton. The by-appointment model will allow clients to view luxury collections of fine jewelry, diamonds and Swiss timepieces in a one-on-one setting. They also offer concierge services and continue with the corporate gifting programs. “As one of the oldest jewelers in South Florida, dating back to the early 1930s in Miami Beach, we are honored to continue servicing and styling our clients, many of which have shopped with our family for generations,” says Jono King, president of King Jewelers in Boca Raton. “After over four decades in the jewelry industry, my father Scott finally decided to retire. That was the impetus to refining the model in S. Florida, focusing on growth and expansion in Nashville while continuing to cater to our long-term clients in South Florida. We are excited to start this new chapter in S. Florida. The original thought was to merely open an accounting and administrative office in S. Florida. However, during the retirement sale, we listened closely as our clients genuinely expressed their trust and appreciation, as well their concern for us not being around for their jewelry and watch needs. Ultimately we decided to open a private salon in Boca Raton. This is the next step in personalized service, a true concierge model by which luxury is delivered right to our clients’ home or office.” While King Jewelers’ physical location has scaled down, a vast array of new and exciting inventory remains. The family continues to travel the globe hand selecting the latest collections of fine jewelry and precious stones for the S. Florida market. The King Jewelers private label collections will now be designed and manufactured in Italy, as well as in the Nashville outfit. “We have always prided ourselves on the pillars of first-class service and an unparalleled product offering. Some things will never change.” Once again, King Jewelers is ahead of the curve.
To schedule a private viewing, please contact Jono King at (786) 299-2597 or send an email to email@example.com.
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The extraordinary deep blue of this 6.55ct Emerald-cut Sapphire forms the awe-inspiring centerpiece of this platinum ring that is hugged by two trapezoid-cut diamonds of 0.59ct. The total weight is 7.14ct.
An enchanting 10.65ct Asscher-cut Blue Sapphire lies between two Cadillac diamonds weighing 1.11ct. The total carat weight of this piece is 12.51cttw.
BLUES ENGAGING Princess Diana made them famous and ever since Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mother’s 18-carat blue sapphire engagement ring in 2010, the trend for these magical blue gems has catapulted in popularity.
A colossal 10.05ct Elongated Cushion-cut Blue Sapphire towers beside two trapezoid cuts at 0.59cts, surrounded by 92 round pave diamonds at 0.93cts for a total weight of 11.57cttw set in platinum.
One of history’s most prized gemstones, the sapphire has plenty of astonishing backstory and meaning to various cultures around the world. This 7.23ct Emerald-cut Blue Sapphire is one to behold with a river of six Emerald-cut diamonds at 1.97ct on the sides, while surrounded by 0.80ct round diamonds set in platinum.
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THE KING COLLECTION Right hand, left to right: 8.58ct Elongated Cushion-cut diamond engagment ring, platinum 6.29ct Oval-cut diamond engagment ring, platinum 6.21ct Round brilliant-cut diamond engagment ring, platinum 9.30ct Asscher-cut diamond engagment ring, platinum Left hand, ring finger, top to bottom: 8.58 Emerald-cut diamond eternity band, platinum 13.19ct Kwiat cushion-cut diamond eternity band, platinum 7.64ct Oval-cut diamond eternity band, platinum Index finger: 6.50ct Round brilliant-cut diamond eternty band, platinum
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7.96ct pear-shaped emerald, 11.46ct pear- shaped sapphire, 8.06ct diamond earrings, 18K yellow and white gold. $118,750. 2.09ct pear-shaped emerald, 2.47ct pear-shaped sapphire, 3.67ct diamond ring, 18K yellow and white gold. $39,250 15.79ct Sapphire and 5.10ct diamond cuff bracelet, 18K white gold. $51,500. 10.85ct emerald and 5.09ct diamond cuff bracelet, 18K white gold. $47,000. 33.34ct round cut diamond riviera necklace, 14k white gold. $76,700. 7.64ct oval cut diamond eternity band, platinum. $48,850.
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T he emerald is one of the most storied gemstones in history. For thousands of years, it has been cherished for its gorgeous rich green color and its association with good fortune. One thing is for sure, it adds a rich beauty to any ensemble. In the top quality range, fine emeralds are more valuable than diamonds, but there are plenty of smaller, more affordable emeralds out there, set into jewelry that is perfect for everyday wear. Mixed with pearls — which are huge at the moment — or other colored gemstones, emeralds make an elegant, eye-catching fashion statement. Surprisingly, the gem is also growing in popularity as an exotic alternative to diamonds in engagement rings — an expression of new beginnings.
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7.44ct Emerald pear-shape & 5.60ct Diamond Drop Earrings, 18K White Gold. $55,500. 21.37ct Emerald Pear-shape & 21.16 ct Diamond Necklace, 18K White Gold. $217,200. Right hand: 5.61 ct emerald emerald-cut and 2.53 ct diamond ring, Platinum. $97,500. 16.77ct round brilliant-cut diamond tennis bracelet, 18K white gold. $49,800. 16.91ct round brilliant-cut diamond tennis bracelet, 18K white gold. $58,350. Left hand: By-Pass Ring with 2.80ct Emerald Pear-shape and 1.29ct Diamond, 18K gold. $26,500.
6.50ct round brilliant-cut diamond eternity band, Platinum. $42,500.
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1.43ct diamond earrings, 18k white gold. $11,700.
16.50ct oval cut diamond necklace, platinum. $76,700.
7.64ct oval cut diamond eternity band, platinum. $48,850.
Right wrist: 16.24ct oval cut diamond bracelet, platinum $92,000.
10.24ct oval cut diamond bracelet, 18K white gold. $56,350.
15.63ct oval cut diamond bracelet, platinum. $132,550
Right hand: 3.03ct oval cut diamond ring, platinum. $73,250.
Reine de Naples Watch, mother-of-pearl dial, 18k white gold. $75,000.
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7.40ct diamond hoop earrings, 18k white gold. $26,500.
5.02ct emerald-cut diamond ring with 3.02 ct step-cut diamonds, platinum.
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant watch, 18k white gold case, 7.13ct diamonds. $67,200.
Jade rock crystal ring in 18K white gold, 0.92ct diamonds. $8,900.
8.58ct emerald-cut diamond eternity band, platinum. $85,000.
6.50ct brilliant round-cut eternity band, platinum. $42,275.
31.41ct emerald-cut diamond necklace, platinum. $171,800.
15.49ct emerald-cut diamod necklace, 18k white gold. $45,350.
27.91ct oval-cut diamond necklace, platinum. $158,500.
21.67ct round-cut diamond necklace, platinum. $82,900.
8.98ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet, 18k white gold. $31,950.
15.63ct oval-cut diamond bracelet, platinum. $123,550.
18.60ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet, 18k white gold. $73,600.
16.23ct oval-cut diamond bracelet, platinum. $92,200.
4.57ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet, 18k white gold. $15,350.
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KING COLLECTION 7.02ct Emerald-cut diamond engagement ring with .79ct diamond baguettes, platinum. $293,200. 5.08ct Emerald-cut diamond eternity band, platinum. $18,100. 31.41ct Emerald-cut diamond necklace, platinum. $171,800. Bracelets top to bottom: 5.80ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet set East-West, 18k white gold. $18,700. 11.23ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet set East-West, 18k white gold. $43,800.
18.60ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet, 18k white gold. $73,600.
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WHERE BEAUTY + OPULENCE MEET
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1.80ct diamond hoop earrings, 14k gold. $7,480.
3ct round brilliant-cut diamond with .93ct pavé diamonds, 18k gold.
2.62ct multi-shaped diamond eternity band, 18k gold. $7,590.
18k gold bezel set engagment rings.
4.20ct emerald-cut diamond necklace, 18k gold. $15,500.
4.28ct round and marquis cut diamonds, 14k gold. $17,300.
1.76ct diamond bangle, 18k gold. $6,450.
1.28ct diamond bangle, 18k gold. $8,750.
1.62ct pavé diamond and 3.58ct baguette diamond bangle, 18k gold. $11,950.
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2.27ct pavé diamond link earrings, 18k yellow & white gold. $7,450. 9.03ct pavé diamond link necklace, 18k yellow & white gold. $32,450. 5.17ct pavé diamond link bracelet, 18k yellow & white gold. $16,850. 4.03 round brilliant-cut diamond eternity band, 18k gold. $19,250. 5.31 round brilliant-cut diamond eternity band, 18k gold. $25,000.
Pavé diamond ring with 1.13ct diamonds, 18K gold. $4,950.
0.50ct diamond ring, 18k gold. $4,500.
3.41 ct pavé diamond with 0.23ct asscher-cut diamond bangle, 18k gold. $9,150.
Preowned Rolex Ladies 28mm DateJust diamond dial, diamond bezel, 18k gold. $39,900.
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THE WATCHMAKER OF WATCHMAKERS
KING COLLECTION Round Diamond Stud Earrings in Platinum, 4.00ctts Total Weight.
Our clients are redefining their relationship with jewelry, choosing pieces that are not only beautiful but also tell their unique stories. As quiet luxury continues to shape the jewelry industry, it reminds us that sometimes, the most powerful things aren’t necessarily the loudest.
WHEN IT COMES TO JEWELRY, EXTRAVAGANCE AND OPULENCE HAVE LONG TAKEN CENTER STAGE; THE BIGGER AND BOLDER, THE BETTER. HOWEVER, A NEW SENTIMENT IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY MAKING ITS PRESENCE KNOWN IN THE JEWELRY MARKET: QUIET LUXURY.
Q uiet luxury is a concept that represents a refined and understated approach to finer things. It revolves around the idea that true sophistication does not require flashy displays of wealth or excessive ornamentation. Instead, quiet luxury focuses on subtle details, craftsmanship, and quality materials to create a sense of exclusivity and timeless appeal. It’s a trend (or in many ways, an anti-trend) that’s developed in conjunction with cultural moments, including the rise in popularity of Succession during its final season, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s style during her recent, widely-aired court hearings. As such, discerning jewelry buyers are choosing jewelry that speaks more through subtle sophistication rather than flashy displays of wealth.
The focus now is on craftsmanship, quality materials, and meaningful design, rather than extravagant gemstones and excessive ornamentation. Clients are looking to tell stories through simplicity and pushing back on overindulgence. Sustainability has, in fact, contributed to the rise of quiet luxury. With the increasing demand for sustainable and ethical practices within the fashion industry, modern women are showing a heightened awareness of the impact their choices have on the environment and the workers who create these beautiful pieces. Therefore, they’re opting for less in more ways than one, from design all the way down to practices and materials. Jewelry designers are responding by using ethically sourced materials, like lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold. By opting for such jewelry, you can indulge in their jewels while contributing to a more sustainable and responsible future — which to many, is the ultimate luxury. Moving forward, it’s evident that the era of ostentatious jewelry is giving way to a more refined and heartfelt approach. Quiet luxury is not merely a trend; it’s a shift in mindset towards mindful and conscious consumption, where meaning and craftsmanship trump material excess. Designs, therefore, are getting more adventurous — you might say even more creative — while still maintaining a focus on minimalism.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato, 42mm black ceramic. $20,300.
Kwiat Stackable Bangle with Fancy Shape Diamonds in 18k White Gold with 1.54 carats. $15,700.
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18k yellow gold hoop earrings. $2,990.
Left hand, left to right: 4.66 ct bezel set oval-cut diamond eternity band, 18k gold. $24,150. Pavé diamond ring with 1.13ct diamonds, 18K gold. $4,950. Necklaces, top to bottom: 14k gold flat square link necklace. $4,200.
14k gold flat circle link necklace. $4,900.
10.85 ct round diamond necklace, 14k gold. $25,350.
Bracelets, left to right: 2.71 ct emerald-cut diamond bracelet, 14k gold. $9,710. 4.71 ct mixed shape diamond bracelet, 18k gold. $24,400.
5.42 ct diamond bracelet, 18k gold. $15,200.
Oval-cut diamond ring with .38ct diamonds, 18k gold.
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Laureato Panda Chronograph. More than 230-year history of patents and awards. Black and white. 100% by us. Design and movement, since day one.
KING COLLECTION Diamond hoops 1.86ct, 18K gold. $5,060. Diamond hoops 1.50cts, 18k gold. $4,140. Ball chain necklace with 0.55ct diamond clasp, 14K gold. $2,395. Disc pendant with 1.65ct pavé diamond, 14K gold. $3,680. Disc pendant with 0.52ct blue sapphire and 0.38 diamonds, 14k gold. $1,380. Monocuff earring with enamel and 0.31ct diamond, 18K gold. $1,295. 2.33 carat diamond chain and clasp necklace, 14K gold . $6,900. Evil eye pendant with 1.86 carat diamond and 0.16 blue sapphire, 14k gold. $4,950. Left hand: Diamond link ring with 0.20ct pavé diamonds, 18k gold. $3,655. Left hand: Pavé diamond ring with 1.13ct diamonds, 18K gold. $4,950. 0.46ct Emerald-cut diamond pendant, 14K gold. $2,860.
24K gold bead necklace. $10,950. Right arm, top to bottom: Emerald-cut Diamond tennis bracelet with 6.11cts , 18K gold. $20,100. Emerald-cut Diamond tennis bracelet with 2.17cts, 18K gold. $9,710. Diamond bracelet with 4.71 carat mixed fancy shapes, 18K gold. $24,400. Collection of 18kt yellow gold bezel engagement rings and eternity bands.
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MIKIMOTO THE ORIGINAL PEARL COMPANY CELEBRATES MORE THAN A CENTURY AT THE TOP
A mong pearl companies, Mikimoto is the undisputed giant. The Japanese Akoya pearl cultivator celebrates its 130th anniversary this year, at a time when pearls are peaking, once again in both the worlds of fashion and jewelry. Mikimoto can proudly claim to have invented the cultured pearl, along with the established standards of excellence in the production and grading of these beautiful gems. So naturally, its standards exceed all others. Only a small percentage of the world’s cultured pearls meet the quality criteria set by Mikimoto.
At a time when supplies of Akoya pearls are dwindling, and demand has never been higher, prices for pearls have soared over the past year, and Mikimoto pearls have become especially prized. To pearl lovers, the very best specimens are worth the cost, and represent an investment in fine jewelry style and substance. A Mikimoto strand is an heirloom. The company was built on a foundation of passion. As a boy, founder Kokichi Mikimoto was fascinated with natural pearls, and sat for hours watching divers bring in their daily hauls from the waters near Toba, his home town on the eastern tip of Japan’s Shima peninsula. In the wild, fewer than one-in-a-thousand oyster shells can produce a pearl during a lifetime, but Mikimoto began to dream of finding a way to culture pearls, and to do it in a way that consistently produced specimens that were perfectly round and smooth. That way, instead of being a luxury only for the wealthy, he could bring pearls to women everywhere.
His ultimate solution was to introduce an “irritant” into Akoya oysters - a tiny mother- of-pearl bead that stimulates the oyster’s nacre secretion, causing it to naturally create the thousands of layers around the bead that form a pearl. In 1893, he produced the world’s first cultured pearl. His pearls were a hit, and soon Mikimoto opened a store in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district. In the process, he established one of the world’s original luxury brands. Stores in Paris, London and New York soon followed.
Akoya Cultured Pearl Ocean Pendant with Sapphire. $5,200.
Morning Dew Akoya and Black South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings with Diamonds – 18K White Gold. $5,800.
Black South Sea Cultured Single Pearl Pendant in 18K White Gold. $2,600.
Akoya Cultured Pearl Ocean Earrings with Blue Sapphire. $4,900.
Akoya Cultured Pearl Ocean Bracelet with Sapphire. $3,450.
18k White Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl and Diamond Ring. $4,550.
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Morning Dew Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings in 18K White Gold. $4,550.
Akoya Cultured Pearl Circle Pendant with Diamonds in 18K White Gold. $4,450.
Golden South Sea Cultured Single Pearl Pendant. $3,150.
M Collection Akoya Cultured Pearl Pendant in 18K Yellow Gold. $3,900.
Classic Circle Akoya Cultured Pearl Earring with Diamonds. $5,800.
Morning Dew Akoya and Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Earrings with Diamonds – 18K White Gold. $7,700.
M Collection Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings in 18K Yellow Gold. $2,350.
Morning Dew Akoya Cultured Pearl Pendant – 18K White Gold. $3,800.
Mikimoto didn’t stop there. He sent skilled craftsmen to Europe to learn the latest design techniques and jewelry styles, including Art Deco and Art Nouveau, because he wanted to present his pearls in the finest way possible. He didn’t want to just show pearls as they were, but in the context of very fine jewelry. Mikimoto spent decades blending traditional Japanese metalworking craftsmanship with European manufacturing techniques to create what became the distinctive Mikimoto style. His work built the foundation for modern jewelry production in Japan. Mikimoto has continued to refine and expand upon his techniques, culturing many different types of pearls, including black and white South Sea cultured pearls. Today, 95% of all pearls on the market are cultured, meaning that humans played a role in their formation. High-quality natural pearls are very rare and have a premium price, but even among Akoya pearls, top specimens are rare. The top grades - AAA - represent less than 3% of the world’s pearl harvest. Only a small percentage of these pearls would meet the standard and quality set by Mikimoto. The difference is obvious if you know what to look for. Akoya pearls are graded according to several factors, including the following factors.
LUSTER The sharpness and amount of light reflected off the pearl’s surface. SHAPE The more perfectly round a pearl is, the more rare and prized it is.
COLOR Pearl color is graded on the depth and saturation of the color. The more strongly colored pearls will be more rare and valuable. Certain overtones or exotic body colors command premium pricing at auctions. SURFACE BLEMISHING Pearls with clean surfaces without inclusions like pin-pricks, scoring marks, chalky spots and wrinkles will be much more highly valued than pearls with multiple blemishes. SIZE Large pearls are rare. The majority of cultured pearls harvests consist of pearls under 10.0mm and wild pearls in very large sizes are the rarest of the rare, so the bigger they are (all other things being equal) the more valuable they are.
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A BRILLIANT LEGACY
S ince 1907, Kwiat has been a family business with a heritage of service, quality, and integrity. Now in our fourth generation, we take pride in our name and what it has come to stand for — a tradition of trust and authority that our great-grandfather, Sam Kwiat, established more than a century ago.
1) Ashoka Diamond and Calibre Sapphire Halo Drop Earrings in 18K White Gold, 0.70 Carats Center Diamond. $23,800 2) Ashoka Diamond and Sapphire Halo Pendant in 18K White Gold, 1 Carat Center Diamond. $20,800 3) Ashoka Diamond Huggie Earrings with Sapphires in 18k White Gold. $15,400 4) Starry Night Hoop Earrings with Round and Marquise Diamonds in 18K White Gold, 1 inch diameter. $5,300 5) Starry Night Hoop Earrings with Diamonds in 18K Yellow Gold. $15,800 6) Round & Marquise Diamond Bangle in 18K White Gold. $13,500 7) Portofino Line Bracelet with Mixed Shape Diamonds in 18k Yellow Gold. $24,400 8) Duet Pear Shape Open Bangle
in 18K White Gold, Large Size. $13,000 9) Starry Night Round Diamond Bangle in 18K White Gold. $11,600
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Marco Bicego, founder and creative director.
F or more than two decades, Italian heritage and meticulous hand craftsmanship of fine gold jewelry have inspired Marco Bicego. With an ever-changing look and style encapsulating sophistication and elegance, he is able to refine his most-iconic collections into a new and elevated style to bring a modern flair to a traditional design. 1) 18 kt gold necklace, .08 ct diamonds. $2,430. 2) 18 kt gold earrings, .16 ct diamonds. $2,840. 3) 18 kt gold necklace with aquamarine. $2,660. 4) 18 kt gold necklace, 2.50 ct diamonds. $8,180. 5) 18 kt gold earrings with aquamarine and .16 ct diamonds $1,060. 6) 18 kt gold ring with .30ct diamonds $3,950. 7) 18 kt gold bracelet with aquamarine. $1,250. 8) 18kt gold ring with diamonds, .45 ct. $5,130. 9) 18 kt gold bracelet , .83 ct diamonds. $7,260.
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SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO, 49, IS A STAND-UP COMEDIAN AND ACTOR WHO
IS LIGHTING UP ARENAS AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH HIS OUTLANDISH COMEDIC STYLE.
SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO SPEAKS
A t the start of sixth grade , I sat in cools girl’s seat in the back of the school bus. When she got on, she ordered me to get up and go to the front. Making my way forward, I was peppered with spitballs to the back of my head. But soon, I made all the kids on the bus laugh and was welcome in the back. I was a shy kid and never vied for attention by being funny. It was a way to be accepted. My family lived in a two-story, white-brick house in the Arlington Heights suburb of Chicago.
Dad was a women’s hairstylist who owned three beauty salons. Working on women’s hair allowed him to make more than he would have as a barber. My mom, Rose, was a homemaker before she worked part time at my elementary school as a secretary. Mom grew up in the States, but my father emigrated from Italy with his parents when he was 15. He was more Americanized than many of my cousins and grandparents. Being in the beauty business, he had to be.
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My sister, Jessica, is five years younger than me and my best friend today. Growing up, our family had its own sense of humor. Comedy was collaborative. One of us would tell a story while the others added to it, and we’d all laugh. The unspoken credo in our house was never disappoint or em- barrass your family. To this day, I never do anything that would cause my mother or father to say, “What the heck are you do- ing?” If you asked my father and mother, they’d tell you that I was almost parenting myself in conjunction with them. This isn’t to say I never did anything wrong, but I was a good kid. Food was big deal at home. My dad cooked special dishes during the December holidays, but my mom managed the
I went on stage for seven minutes, and I bombed. It was awful. But rather than fold, I realized I had to work much harder on ma- terial to get a large audience laughing. In 1998, I moved to Los Angeles with $10,000 in savings. I was soon down to less than $3,000 and took a job. From 1998 to 2005, I served cocktails at the Four Seasons while pursuing stand-up. Success didn’t happen overnight. The turning point came in 2013 when I started selling out mul- tiple nights at comedy clubs in L.A. and New York. Next came selling out five shows at Radio City Music Hall and four at Madi- son Square Garden. My wife, Lana, and I live with our two kids in Beverly Hills. We moved here about three years ago. My mother lives here in L.A. and so does my sister. My father is still in Chicago. My parents divorced when I was 35.
house and did most of the cooking. Trying a lot of dif- ferent types of food was encouraged. I was hap- py with squid at age seven, but my limit was watching my grandfather eat a fish head and suck the eyeballs out of its head.
It’s impossible to get a big head in my family. My parents are always quick to set me straight. Even with my new movie, Mom asked, “Are you writing new material?” That’s code for, it can all disappear, so keep at it.
In school, I never took to academics the way I did to comedy. At Northern Illinois University, I majored in communications. In my junior year, I entered a stand-up contest.
Your movie, About My Father? I flipped when Robert De Niro agreed to play my father. Growing up, I had a poster of him in Casino on my wall.
You cook? Yes, my family loves food. But I don’t use my mother’s recipes.
Why not? There are none. It’s a little of this and that.
Kids rules? No electronics at the dinner table. Instead, we do this thing called talking. Father’s town? My father and I took a 16-day father-son trip to Cefalù, Sicily, in 2012. He showed me everything in his hometown. He now goes back every year.
Acting or stand-up? Stand-up. It’s more immediate.
ABOUT MY FATHER STAR SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO WAS A GOOD KID
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BRILLIANCE AS A BIRTHRIGHT
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LAB GROWN DIAMOND JEWELRY
ADRENALINE 2024 LAMBORGHINI REVUELTO WHO SAYS ELECTRIC VEHICLES CAN’T BE A CHARGE TO DRIVE? AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI, RENOWNED FOR ITS EXTREME GAS-GUZZLER SPORTS CARS, CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ITS FIRST HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE, THE REVUELTO .
T he Revuelto is evolutionary rather than revolutionary. It’s a plug-in hybrid with a traditional naturally aspirated V12 engine, an eight-speed, double-clutch transverse gearbox, and three electric motors for a total output of 1,001 horsepower. While no models have been available for testing, Lamborghini claims it can reach 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 217 mph.
All the power is managed by 13 drive modes, and all-wheel drive is also available in fully electric mode for the absolute driving experience. A lithium-ion high- power battery pack powers the three electric motors. As with other performance-oriented hybrids, such as the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the goal is not better fuel economy but exhilarating acceleration.
“The Revuelto It is a unique and innovative car but at the same time faithful to our DNA: the V12 is an iconic symbol of our super sports heritage and history. Revuelto was born to break the mold, combining a new 12-cylinder engine with hybrid technology, creating the perfect balance between delivering the emotion that our clients want with the necessity to reduce emissions,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO.
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DESIGN DNA While Revuelto delivers a quantum leap in automotive, the heritage of previous V12 legends is unmistakable. The 1971 Countach prototype defined the Lamborghini sports car and introduced one of the most distinctive Lamborghini elements: the vertically opening scissor doors, which contribute to the char- acter of Revuelto. The new car references the incomparable proportions and distinctive floating blade on the rear fender of the Dia- blo, while the muscularity and inclined front of the Murciélago are fully evident. Ultimately, the Revuelto is adrenaline made visible. INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS The cockpit lives up to the name, with a spaceship vibe. Two seats only – if you want a Lamborghini with room for four, get a Urus. The steering wheel is mission control with four rotors on the steering wheel to control drive modes and more buttons to activate turn signals and initiate launch control. The good news is, there’s more headroom and legroom than the previous Aventador, and space behind the seats can hold a golf bag. The frunk will swallow a couple of carry- on-size bags.
AERODYNAMIC CONTROL The aerodynamics synch with the semi-active wishbone suspension through the model-exclusive Lamborghini Vertical Control system. The system electronically manages vertical force exchanges, such as sudden load transfers during track driving, interfacing with the suspension and rear wing in real time. DRIVING EXPERIENCE Engineers thoughtfully developed the Revuelto to deliver absolute excitement and control in all grip conditions. The new architecture features nearly neutral weight distribution (44% front, 56% rear), resulting in athletic balance that makes the Revuelto extremely agile both on the road and in the curves of a circuit. Thanks to the e-axle, the Revuelto intro- duces electric torque vectoring to elevate the car’s agility in slow-speed sharp corners as well as its stability in high-speed situations. Torque is distributed as needed, in coopera- tion with the four-wheel steering system. Unlike conventional systems, torque vec- toring intervenes on the brakes only when necessary for a more natural driving style and to bolster the driver’s confidence. During braking, the e-axle and rear electric motor
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TIME TO REACH YOUR STAR
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THE FUTURE OF SWISS WATCHMAKING SINCE 1865
Green remains the hottest color in luxury watches for the second year running. Green dials look beautiful in either steel or gold cases, so it’s no surprise that it has gone mainstream in luxury watches. It has long been the color that represents ecology and the environment. It is the color of green spaces, spring, regeneration, and fertility. There are more shades of green than any other color, and it seems they are all represented on watch dials this year. GREEN Gorgeous
Hublot Big Bang Integrated Green Ceramic 42mm, satin finished and polished green ceramic bracelet. HUB1280 UNICO Manufacture Self-winding Chronograph Flyback Movement with Column Wheel. $24,100
Glashütte Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date. Named Fab Green, this new dial is a nod to the funky-70s with an industrial color and TV shape – a signature retro design with a 40mm x 40mm steel case with brushed and polished surfaces. $13,400
Norqain Independence 40mm Green Gradiant. The dial, with the dark-to-light gradient and date window at 3 o’clock, also has a “scratched” finish. Ticking inside is the COSC-certified calibre NN08 which can be admired through the sapphire glass case back. $2,900
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The Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral. Your companion on your life journey. #EXPLORINGTIME
The Blancpain Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback is powered by an
automatic movement encased in a 43.6mm stainless steel case with a green ceramic rotating bezel. The tropical green dial showcases a chronograph feature with flyback and a date display. It is covered by sapphire crystal. The black sail canvas strap has a pin buckle. Water resistant up to 300 meters. $17,900
A professional dive watch, the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 with a green sunray brushed dial combines refined aesthetics with extreme function. Powered by the automatic Calibre 5, the 43mm case is pressure-proof and ready to perform. The case and bracelet are built from lightweight and scratch resistan titanium with unique sandblasted finishing. $4,300
The Portugieser Chronograph is one of IWC Schaffhausen’s most iconic models. With its compact diameter of 41mm, it fits almost any wrist. However, the thin bezel gives one the impression of wearing a significantly larger watch. This model features a stainless steel case, a green dial, as well as rhodium-plated hands and appliqués; it is fitted with a black alligator leather strap. Inside the sporty- elegant chronograph, the IWC-manufactured 69355 calibre is at work. $8,400
The Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400 41.5mm Green Dial On Bracelet is one of the company’s best- selling watches. It combines a modern design language with robust specs and an accessible price tag, making it a go-to option for dive watch lovers everywhere. The watch’s 41.5mm diameter and 13mm thickness is identical to many of the models already in the collection. $3,700
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LONGINES SPIRIT FLYBACK
The LONGINES SPIRIT FLYBACK is a bold illustration of the pioneering spirit that has always driven the brand. Its flyback mechanism, invented by Longines in the 1920s, resets the chronograph’s seconds hand to zero and immediately restarts the timing with a single push. This stunningly timeless chronograph is an invitation to the explorer inside you. Ready for adventure?
Exceptional quality. Unparalleled comfort. Elevated style.
High-polish, hardened ceramic case Steel core for ultimate performance and longevity Super-LumiNova hands and markers
SPB381 The 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT 6R Automatic Mechanical Movement 72 hours Power Reserve
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