Something fab to take you into the weekend!
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A throwback for my antique lovers…
A lively, dark royal blue enamel is the background for three bright antique rose cut diamonds of approximately two carats in weight. The stone settings are crimped around the gems in the 18th and 19th century manner. The center diamond, an elongated round, is the largest of the stones. The original shank is intact. c. 1790
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I came across this super cool watch and had to share the details with you guys! The COOKOO watch conveniently helps you manage your Bluetooth 4.0 smart device so you don’t have to constantly check on it. Its intuitive icons and alerts let you know what’s happening on your device in real-time, even when your device is tucked away.
• Notifications for incoming calls, missed calls, Facebook post and messages, calendar reminders and more
• Customizable COMMAND button enables one-button Facebook check-in, location tagging, remote trigger phone’s camera etc
• Alerts when your device is out of range, or at low battery level
• Locate your phone with the press of a button from your COOKOO watch
Best of all, it comes in a variety of colors so you can pick the style that suits you best!
My selfies might grow to a whole new level with this little gadget! The only downside is that they haven’t yet released a watch or update that works with iOS7 or Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C.
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Below you will find pictures of what is inspiring me this August.
You can find links to all of these images and more of my August inspiration via my Pinterest page.
This Thursday’s throwback is from Joseph DuMouchelle New York. Last week I was lucky enough to attend the first day of Jewelry Camp, which is where I first came across antique experts from Joseph DuMouchelle. I meet some really exciting people from the antique and fine jewelry world but I will share more about that in an upcoming post. Back to the jewelry, this piece is absolutely gorgeous.
Check it out below!
One thing I learned at Jewelry camp is that auction houses are not only for the extremely wealthy. It also reiterated the point that quality fine jewelry is worth the investment.
P.S. I had a great opportunity to preview the newest Atlas collection at Tiffany and Company here in Atlanta last evening. Cannot wait to share the details of that with you as well! For an early preview, check out my Instagram.
If you have seen my monthly inspiration blog postings, you will notice that I always have at least one book that I am inspired by or plan to read that month. For August it is a book by J. Courtney Sullivan titled The Engagements. Unlike the other books I am inspired by, this one is a book of fiction but finds its roots in the story of marketing diamonds for engagement rings to Americans. After doing a bit of research, I came across this story in the NY Times about the original diamond engagement ring marketing campaign. To make a long story short, the diamond company De Beers contracted N.W. Ayer & Son Advertising agency in the 1940’s to come up with a campaign to market diamond engagement rings. The assignment was given to one of their female copy writers Frances Gerety who came up with the line “A Diamond is Forever”. Needless to say this was one, if not the most, memorable marketing campaigns of the 20th century that still affects today’s engagement ring market. That being said, The Engagements is described on Amazon as “A rich, layered, exhilarating novel spanning nearly a hundred years, The Engagements captures four wholly unique marriages, while tracing the story of diamonds in America, and the way—for better or for worse—these glittering stones have come to symbolize our deepest hopes for everlasting love.” Sound like the perfect beach read to me!
Take a look at the book cover art and the some of the De Beers campaign images below.
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