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In the spirt of sharing holiday cheer with friends, The Weekly Bauble you see before you also has friends… very fancy ones!

First, I wish to introduce an incredibly alluring multi-colored diamond bracelet from Asteria, comprised of 23 fancy colored diamonds and cut in an array of shapes. Each focal stone is GIA certified and set in a pave halo of round brilliant D diamonds in 24 karat gold. With regard to those aforementioned friends, the bracelet can be further complimented with a similarly magnificent necklace and ring, to complete the look.

THE SKINNY:

7.65 carats fancy colored diamonds
over 2 carats brilliant D diamonds
25 karat gold

Price of bracelet and further details of necklace and ring are available upon request.

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires.

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Our Bauble this week is about to change the meaning of “the winter blues”!

This is all thanks to Leon Megé, who knows how to drop a pair of sapphires beneath a few diamond friends. Even more wonderfully unusual is that these sapphires have that unique color changing ability, akin to a certain steely blue-hued stunner, the Hope Diamond. Ideally matched, the stones are cut with a perfection unheard of in a pair of high grade natural unheated sapphires. The antique cushion, pear, and round diamonds from which they dangle are eloquently arranged and beautifully balanced.

If I am not mistaken, these baubles give reason to celebrate the winter blues!

THE SKINNY:

13.26 carat unheated sapphires
0.60 carat GIA certified diamonds E/VVS (vintage cushion cut)
0.08 carat diamonds F/VS (pear shape and round cut)
platinum

Price available upon request

Recently, I visited Leon’s new showroom and had the pleasure of experiencing more of his creations. Below are a few of these beautiful baubles…

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The Weekly Bauble that I share today is uniquely beautiful inside and out!

Leon Megé‘s luminous moonstone ring literally glows from within by way of five custom cut sapphire cabochons set in a platinum and rose gold patterned cup. This diamond encrusted cradle is a special secret treasure – one that is meant only for the eyes of the lovely lady who has the pleasure of wearing it. It is this delicate and airy aesthetic that defines Leon’s elegant forms. His approach to celebrating stones through limited use of precious metal, employing centuries-old European techniques, and philosophy of minimalism and precision characterize his signature.

This beautiful bauble certainly has captured these curious eyes!

THE SKINNY:

14.65 carat moonstone
cabochon sapphires
micro pave diamonds
18 karat rose gold
platinum

Price available upon request

Kindly email beautifulcurious@gmail.com with any inquires and behold the sparkle below:

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This evening was a wonderfully pleasurable one, surrounded by an array of beautiful and curious objects at The International Fine Art & Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. What made it even more extraordinary was a tour through a selection of the exceptional exhibitors, hosted by Natalie Bos of Jewels du Jour and an engaging talk by esteemed historian and jewelry curator Clive Kandel. The evening culminated at the Hancocks space, where these amazing jewels were discovered! The show is up through the Thursday, October 23rd, if you are curious…

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“Are not the most beautiful things made to circulate?” These words were spoken by Coco Chanel in 1932, and like so many things she had a hand in creating, the sentiment is timeless. The video below is the 3rd of the “Inside Chanel” series titled “Chanel and the Diamond”. It speaks of not only the history of the importance diamonds play in fashion, but also the inspiration of the collection and sensation it caused… of course…

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Something otherworldly entered the stratosphere, by way of a certain Coco Chanel back in 1932. And for a very short time (and for a fortunate few) it can be observed in a transformed Chanel galaxy not far from the MoMA from October 9th – 16th. What is it you ask? It is the extraordinary 1932 Tribute Collection of high-jewelry, celebrating 80 years of Chanel history and commitment to the fine jewelry craft as an art form. Ms. Chanel’s first collection debuted during the depression on November 7, 1932 titled “Bijoux de Diamants” with the intent “to cover women in constellations.” And she does so still today with 80 exceptional pieces that dazzle in diamonds and platinum, bold and pearls, rock crystal and sapphires – it is a bespoke universe of beauty in small pocket of New York City. For those who did not receive their private invitation, you can get starry-eyed by way of those lovely folks at Gotham Magazine.

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One of the trends in digital innovation that is transforming the way fashion and luxury brands connect with consumers is through video. YouTube channels are just one venue where a brand can tell its story through a collection of videos a-la “behind-the-scenes” montages, artistic short films, or beautifully produced pieces on the creative process. A new, interesting incarnation of video comes from Van Cleef & Arpels in the form of a very elegant website trailer introducing their freshly launched website. A delicately intrepid butterfly guides the viewer on a dimensional journey through the airy, intuitive website, touching on just a few of the iconic creations and relaying the ease of navigating through the content and legendary world of the Maison. Discover the path of the butterfly below or directly immerse in the Van Cleef & Arpel world at www.vancleefarpels.com

Is the website trailer, or any of its companions, a powerful enough vehicle to increase traffic to a website or boutique – ultimately converting to a sale? Or is the value simply that it is an innovative way for a brand to more deeply engage and connect through storytelling? What are your views?