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Each year my golfing buddies and I seek out a golfing destination that challenges our amateur golfing skills and provides our group plenty of off the links entertainment. We have had Los Ca- bos on our target list for several years and finally decided to take the plunge. Even though we knew Los Cabos was a world-famous resort des- tination, we had no concept of just how spectac- ular the golf courses really were. The reviews and photos of the courses we researched before our trip were nowhere near as impressive as the actual experience. What really impressed us, besides the amazing vistas -- which made it hard to stay focused on golf -- was the fact that the courses we played were designed by profes- sional golfers that we had followed our entire lives. With Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Tom Weiskopf and Fred Couples signature courses all concentrated within a few miles of each other, we felt like we were on the PGA Tour. We started our tour at the 27-hole Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club, at the only course in the world designed by both Jack Nicklaus and Greg Nor- man. Both the Marina course and the Mission course were amazing. We were so impressed we played an extra nine on the newly completed Jack Nicklaus back nine of the Marina track. Next, we played the One&Only Palmilla champi- onship course, the first Jack Nicklaus designed course in Latin America. Palmilla is considered the “Grand Dame” of Los Cabos golf and set the standard for the future of Los Cabos as a golf Mecca. We had such a tremendous experience and returned that evening for a terrific dinner at one of the resorts gourmet restaurants.
After a day on the beach and an evening exploring the unique art galleries in San Jose del Cabo, we attacked the Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece at Cabo Real. This was my personal favorite be- cause of its traditional layout and pure test of a golfer’s skills. Our next challenge was with Tom Weiskopf’s Desert course at Cabo Del Sol. The holes along the Sea of Cortes and through the desert arroyos will be etched in our memories forever. Before our week was finished, we enjoyed What really impressed us, besides the amazing vistas -- which made it hard to stay focused on golf -- was the fact that the courses we played were designed by profes- sional golfers that we had followed our entire lives. a round on the Davis Love III designed Dunes course and Tiger Woods’, El Cardonal, both locat- ed in the luxurious Diamante development. We had a wonderful time and played less than half of the fabulous courses Los Cabos currently open in Los Cabos. We plan to return soon to play the new Fred Couples and Greg Norman courses planned to open in 2018 at the new Maravilla and Rancho Solmar developments, as well as some others that we missed on this trip. Gracias Los Cabos, for the best golf outing ever!
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Welcome Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be fraught with stress, indecision andworry. Especially when expectations, as well as stakes, are high. So you’ll be delighted to know that we have put together the definitive list of the 50 best gifts to buy your loved ones. And it gets better. For those of you that are shaking your heads, picturing the teenage son that already has every gadget, the friend you know returns every gift, every year, or the mother-in-law that can’t be charmed, we have put together a selection of some of the most imaginative and exclusive giftable experiences on the planet. If these pages of stunning itineraries and never-before-seen trips don’t at the very least inspire some sort of adventure in 2018, then we don’t know what will. Elsewhere in this issue we have a hot list that rounds off the year with the fantastical. The Great Game uses bespoke apps, computer games, augmented reality, traditional board games and role playing to develop completely individual adventures that can take you anywhere in the world. Or for a bit of culture closer to home, Louis Vuitton dives deep into its archives and presents a stunning collection that traces its history in an exhibit in New York, where it showcases its craftsmanship and innovative spirit. While we’re in an innovative spirit, discover our guide to pairing fine food with vodka, tequila and champagne. With Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at the helm, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Talking of fine pairings, on our design page we look at the collaboration between two British icons, Kate Moss and de Gournay, who have joined forces to create a resplendent wallpaper design. Happy holidays, and as always, to share any comments on this issue drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the cover Nadine wears Dolce & Gabbana black silk embroidered jacket, $3,695, black satin shoes with gold details, $1,275, available at Dolce & Gabbana in New York, +1 212 897 9653, dolcegabbana.it; Chopard Precious Chopard Collection earrings in 18K white gold with 16.86 carat rubies and 1.02 carat diamonds, price on request, and ring in 18K white gold with 5.59 carat rubies and .54 carat diamonds, price on request, chopard.com
Inspire: The ultimate gift guide From showstopping jewels to exotic bags, sophisticated shoes and timeless timepieces, our 2017 gift guide has something for everyone this holiday season Page 74
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Discover 31 Object of desire Linley’s Cassiopeia marquetry screen 33 Watches A Lange & Söhne combines engraving and enameling for the first time on a dial 37 Men’s style Hit the slopes for some snowy adventures 41 Women’s style New e-commerce site Olivela makes shopping a philanthropic experience 45 Jewelry Statement red jewels bursting with color 50 Motoring The final LaFerrari Aperta goes under the hammer to honor the company's 70th anniversary 52 Yachts We have front-row seats at the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 53 Aviation Behind the scenes with Embraer Executive Jets' VP of interior design 54 Technology The Sony Xperia Touch turns any surface into a 23-inch HD touchscreen 56 Design A stunning collaboration between de Gournay and
Influence 60 Nicolas Bos Navigates his dual role of CEO and creative director of Van Cleef & Arpels 63 Roberta Naas Automaton watches create moving magic on your wrist Draws on 30 years of experience and shares why Baja California is the place to go for adventure 67 Matthew Girling Why now is such a good time to start collecting jewelry 69 James McKay His guide to all 12 current citizenship by investment programs 71 Patrick Rasquinet Balances La Prairie's rich heritage while remaining a pioneer in beauty 65 Matthew Robertson
74 Top 50 Gifts We make effortless work out of the monumental task of shopping for those you love most 90 The Perfect Year Our curated list of once-in-a-lifetime trips, experiences and tours to suit adventurers, gourmands, academics and motorheads alike
Kate Moss 57 Spirits Bring in the holiday
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Explore 106 Top Suites: Brazil The places that connect you to Brazil’s heritage, creativity and culture in the utmost style
Ponta dos Ganchos sits between Atlantic rainforest and pristine ocean on a private peninsula in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil
116 Destination Guides Athens, Los Cabos, Botswana, Miami and Venice are all on our list of top destinations this winter 128 The Hot List The holidays are all about bringing family together, and The Great Game is designed to do just that, as is the million-dollar week at Calala Island 132 Property Highlights A landmark project by Zaha Hadid Architects makes it onto our list of top properties on the market today 136 Flight of Fancy Enjoy a private midnight dinner in the Grand Palais in Paris
Elite Review: Velaa Private Island, Maldives Since it opened, Velaa has attractedworldwide attention andnowwithnews of the resort securing a branded seaplane, the promise of a newPrincess yacht and the imminent arrival of aVelaa restaurant inLondon, the island is a talking point once again.
Prada'smade tomeasure service Available across 50 stores worldwide, Prada is now offering customers the chance to have jackets, shirts and suits made from more than 300 different materials. Prada’s made to measure coats come in three different classic styles and are available in 30 fabrics. Finchatton reveals newFour Seasons PrivateResidences inMayfair International design and development firm Finchatton has partnered with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts to create standalone Four Seasons Private Residences at Twenty Grosvenor Square in Mayfair.
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Santa Monica ALEXANDRA CHENEY Writer
Venice NICK LEVINE Writer
New York/London MATTHEWGIRLING Global CEO In addition to his role as global CEO at Bonhams, Matthew is the group jewelry director and, unusually for a CEO, can be found conducting auctions around the world (he's sold over $500m of jewelry). His most memorable auction was in Sydney Harbour in the overseas passenger terminal, with Sydney Opera House as its backdrop. p67
Botswana LAUREN JADE HILL Writer
Athens RACHEL HOWARD Writer
Alexandra was previously a staff reporter and the youngest columnist in the Wall Street Journal 's 127-year history. She has contributed to the Atlantic , New York Times and Architectural Digest . A native of Santa Monica, CA, Alexandra loves driving and surfing because both challenge her to rise to meet the conditions and enable her to explore new places. p50
Nick is a food and travel writer based in London. Having traveled the world from a young age he’s now helping some of the UK’s leading restaurants to raise capital. His favorite spot is on a Tel Aviv rooftop, indulging in Israeli cuisine or, failing that, in one of London’s top bars enjoying an espresso martini. Instagram @NickLevine p116
After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She now writes about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel , among other travel and lifestyle publications. p124
Rachel was born in London but moved to Greece at the age of five and never really left. As well as revisiting old favorites like Hydra (for the art scene), Tinos (for the food) and Skyros (for low-key authenticity), every summer she tries to explore a new Greek island. Rachel is a regular contributor to Condé Nast Traveller UK , The Guardian , The Telegraph and Departures . p122
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Object of desire Linley’s Cassiopeia screen is an interpretation of one of Jonathan Yeo’s earliest nude paintings, and features 40 different types of veneer. Yachts We head to the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge with Officine Panerai. Design A collaboration between two British icons, de Gournay and Kate Moss, results in a stunning wallpaper design. Technology An innovative projector that turns any surface into a 23in HD touchscreen.
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Object of desire
The Cassiopeia Specially designed for London’s Masterpiece Art Fair 2017, Linley’s Cassiopeia screen is an interpretation of one of Jonathan Yeo’s earliest nude paintings, Scarlett (Cassiopeia Study) , 1999. The first time the British artist has collaborated on a piece of furniture, Yeo worked closely with Linley to create the marquetry screen, hand selecting around 40 different types of veneer including eucalyptus, sycamore and quilted maple, many of which are used in their natural form. The screens are in demand for superyacht interiors and we can see why — the reverse side of the screen is dressed in a rich claret Connolly leather, with a brushed brass and polished aluminium coat hook and hanger on one panel, a glass mirror and walnut accessory tray on the middle panel, and, acting as a vertical bar, the third panel has shelves with polished aluminium rails for holding crystal glasses and decanters. $169,406, available at Linley Belgravia, London, +44 207 824 7223, davidlinley.com
Words Samantha Coles. Photo Mark Reeves
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The white gold dial features relief-engraved stars and circles covered with iridescent blue enamel
In a showcase of its manufacture’s skill and artistic prowess, the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst is the sixth limited-edition timepiece to bear A Lange & Söhne’s prestigious handwerkskunst (craftsmanship) designation. Testing its artisans, A Lange & Söhne combines engraving and enameling for the first time on a dial. The white gold dial features relief-engraved stars and circles, each covered with iridescent blue enamel. For a relief engraving, artisans remove negative space, so here the stars appears to float atop a blue enamel sky — a rare and difficult technique. On the back, a hinged half-hunter case features a medallion with a relief engraving of Luna, the goddess of the moon, on a tremblage -engraved background. Tremblage engraving creates a grained texture, visible here and on the movement. The medallion is encircled with a blue enamel star and cloud relief engraving. Underneath, the visible movement showcases A Lange & Söhne’s impeccable finishings, including more relief and A Lange & Söhne’s Handwerkskunst
A hinged half-hunter case features a medallion with a relief engraving of Luna, the goddess of the moon
tremblage engravings, granular finishings on the train bridge and a continuation of the star motif from the dial. While its new artistry and finishings are a marvel on their own, the timepiece is technically impressive — when it was first released, it won the prestigious Grand Complication award at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Combining a perpetual calendar and a split-second chronograph is uncommon, and here they work together in elegant harmony. The perpetual calendar shows month and leap year cycle at 3 o’clock, date and day of the week at 9 o’clock and has a beautiful moonphase at 6 o’clock that complements the celestial dial. The perpetual calendar will not need correcting until 2100, and the moonphase will be accurate for 122.6 years. At 12 o’clock there is the power reserve indicator and 30-minute totalizer. Surrounding the artistic decorations and recessed subdials is a flange ring with railway-minute track. Limited to 20 pieces, the 41.9mmwhite gold timepiece is sure to become a collector’s favorite. Approximately $345,000, inquiries at A Lange & Söhne in New York, +1 646 828 3150, alange-soehne.com
Relief and tremblage engravings, and granular finishings adorn the watch’s visible movement
The 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst combines engraving and enameling for the first time on an A Lange & Söhne dial
Words Kristen Shirley. Photos Lange Uhren GmbH
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One of the industry’smost beloved independent watchmakers, Kari Voutilainen is as well-known for his artistry and dedication to métiers d’art as he is for his innovative, and sometimes mind-bending, timepieces featuring in-housemovements. Voutilainen uses traditional horology techniques, but the resulting timepieces are anything but traditional thanks to design and a liberal use of color. Contact email@example.com, +41 32 861 4832, voutilainen.ch
2. Aki-No-Kure Blending traditional Japanese lacquer with high horology, Voutilainen collaborated with Unryuan, the famed lacquer studio in Japan, to create this incredible bespoke watch. The decoration alone took over 1,000 hours. Gold dust, gold leaf, mother-of-pearl, abalone shell and Yakou-gai (green turban shell) depict a masterpiece of Japanese grass gracefully waving in the wind. On the inside case, there is a dragonfly and ripples of water, and the movement and caseback are also decorated. $350,000 3. GMT-6 One of the most elegant GMT watches currently on the market, the GMT-6 features a fine guiochelléd dial with several examples of the craft. The GMT is indicated with a subdial at 6 o’clock and includes a day/night indicator in transparent grand feu enamel. The integrated in-house movement has two escape-wheels for increased precision and a 65-hour power reserve. It is easily adjusted — by simply pressing the crown, the GMT disc advances by and traditional guillochéd dial is a perfect encapsulation of this brand. $89,000 1. Vingt-8 ISO Here, telling time is not as easy as a quick glance at the wrist, but that’s not the point. The unique method of telling time requires a bit of thought, which creates a deeper relationship because it’s not simply a reflex. Each hour, the minute and hour hands overlap, and every half hour the hands are opposite each other, forming a straight line. At 15 minutes and 45 minutes, the hands are at a right angle (90 degrees and -90 degrees). The combination of unusual movement
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TAKE THREE/// GLOVE ME TENDER It’s always good to have options when it comes to keeping your precious digits covered and protected. Casual, dress and snow are the three main contexts to consider when making a purchase.
S You might be thinking can you really wear that on the slopes?” We confirmed with the team at Armani that these garments have way more technical qualities than meets the eye, which gives you the flexibility to move seamlessly from snow to sundown cocktails to supper. EA7 Emporio Armani, bomber jacket, $695; mélange knit turtleneck, $625; mélange knit trousers, $595; snow boot, $395; leather touchscreen gloves, $245; wool blend collar scarf, $245; spot backpack, $825, available at Armani 5th Avenue in New York, +1 212 209 3500, armani.com These Z-90 skis won a Gold Award for design from ISPO. Renoun’s signature HDT technology allows for greater control in a variety of conditions. Renoun, Z-90 skis, $1,345, renoun.com KI “
DRESS HERMÈS Certain occasions call for something a bit more refined. These deerskin gloves from Hermès offer a dignified simplicity, whether you’re headed to the office or an evening at the opera. $1,175, hermes.com
SNOW HESTRA The Alpine Power Heater gloves feature heating loops that can be adjusted to three different settings. Being waterproof, they are also suitable for skiing or even a friendly snowball fight. $400, hestragloves.com
CASUAL LORO PIANA Casual doesn’t mean you have to forego luxury. These Gregory gloves are made from cashmere with suede goatskin to reinforce the areas that typically get the
most wear and tear. $695, loropiana.com
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MAGNIFICENT is FIERY Rare Sardinian Coral creates a dynamic look for day or night. 5-Row Necklace, 5.4 to 14.3mm, 30.5" Long, with Matching Earrings.
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1. Michael Kors Collection jacket, $1,817, top, $995, pants, $925, shoes, $425, available at Michael Kors in New York, +1 212 980 1550, michaelkors.com 2. Delpozo cape, $1,050, embroidered shirt, $1,300, skirt, $680, shoes, $740, clutch, $650, available online at delpozo.com 3. Fendi trench coat, $3,400, pants, $700, bag, $2,850, shoes, $650, available at Fendi in New York, +1 212 897 2244, fendi.com 4. Givenchy parka, $2,940, dress, $2,195, available at Barneys in New York, +1 212 826 8900, givenchy.com
COLORFUL COATS Winter blues? Not when you’re wearing a fabulous coat in a Crayola-bright color.
Solid-colored, color-blocked or in a sharp print —we love them all. Embrace head-to-toe color courtesy of Givenchy, where streetwear influences are tempered by over-the-knee boots and a flared skirt. At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld makes sharply tailored plaid suiting ultra-feminine with a hot pink and white pattern. Michael Kors is known for his love of color, and we especially love how a bright yellow trench pairs with silk floral pajama-style pieces. Not a coat, but a mod cape fromDelpozo is a whimsical way to incorporate one of resort’s most ubiquitous colors: lime green. Color-blocking with light blue in a ladylike silhouette, it’s a piece that can carry through the seasons. Now you just need to decide how to accessorize your colorful coat. Go all in with a contrasting color to create your own color-blocked look, or stick to luxe neutrals to tone it down just a bit. Max Mara’s special- edition mini Whitney bag comes in a rich, citrine-colored velvet and has crystal details on the convertible shoulder strap. Known for its minimalist take on luxury, The Row’s elegant calfskin Lux Satchel adds the perfect finishing touch.
Wear it with
5. The Row Lux Satchel, $3,990, available online at net-a-porter.com 6. Max Mara mini Whitney bag, $1,420, available at Max Mara in New York, +1 212 879 6100, maxmara.com
Words Kristen Shirley
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ONE FOR THE LADIES
With a female artistic director, Paula Gerbase, in house, it’s a natural evolution for storied men’s shoemaker John Lobb to reintroduce its women’s ready-to-wear collection (bespoke women’s shoes were always available in its Paris atelier, and Gerbase tells us that women have been buying the men’s shoes in smaller sizes for years). Handmade in Northampton, England using a 190-step manufacturing process, each elegant shoe is expertly crafted and durable, a welcome surprise for women who are accustomed to resoling shoes after just a few wears. Gerbase says: “As a woman, I have never been able to find the quality of raw materials, attention to detail and respect for the process in women’s footwear as I have experienced within menswear. The quality is simply not there.” Using its archive of incredible bespoke women’s shoes as inspiration, John Lobb introduces six styles with traditional details including hand-wheeled soles and decorative nail heel patterns. The most fashion-forward shoe is the Willow, a low boot with three buckles, and you’ll find loafers, Chelsea boots, single-buckle shoes, reverse Jodhpur boots and, of course, an Oxford. These styles will look just as good paired with fashion’s current 1990s revival as they will with a sharply tailored suit. John Lobb Willow boot, $1,550, available at John Lobb in New York, +1 212 249 3092, johnlobb.com
Tomas Maier’s eponymous brand has been a longstanding go-to for effortlessly casual, yet still stylish and sophisticated clothing. His covetable beach and swimwear, sumptuous knits and timeless accessories have charmed the fashion industry and in-the-know shoppers alike. This season, he releases the TM20 bag to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary. Featuring its signature palm tree in three different colored prints, it is exclusively available at the brand’s three stores in New York and Bal Harbour, or on its website. $890, tomasmaier.com
Fashion does good
Founded by Stacey Boyd, who holds an MBA and MA in Public Policy from Harvard, new luxury e-commerce site Olivela aims to make shopping a philanthropic experience. Simply by purchasing a covetable piece from some of fashion’s top designers, Olivela donates a portion of the proceeds to selected charities.
of money can have an enormous impact on children. Choose from designers such as Aquazzura, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tod’s, and Olivela will be expanding to ready-to-wear soon. Fabulous finds that do good in the world? What’s not to love? Tod’s snakeskin bag, $2,425, olivela.com
will benefit the causes. For example, the Tod’s bag pictured below will provide 100 days of school to girls, courtesy of the Malala Fund. It was actually Malala Yousafzai herself who inspired the creation of Olivela. Yousafzai and Boyd visited refugee camps in Kenya and Rwanda, where Boyd saw firsthand how a small amount
Current causes include Good+ Foundation, which helps children in the US living below the poverty line; Too Young to Wed, whose mission is ending child marriage; VH1 Save the Music, which brings music back into education; and the Malala Fund, dedicated to educating girls around the world. Every purchase clearly states how it
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Lydia Courteille ring in 18K gold with 10.50-carat rubellite, 8.10 carats red sapphires, .57 carats red tourmaline and .58 carats rubellite, $95,000, contact Cécile Laurent, contact@ lydiacourteille.com, +33 1 42 61 11 71, lydiacourteille.com
Jewelry Radiant rubies Rubies have long been
Graff Rhythm bracelet in platinum and 18K white gold with 17.10 carats rubies and 34.62 carats diamonds, price on request, available at Graff in New York, +1 212 355 9292, graffdiamonds.com
considered the ‘king of all gemstones,’ but we love rubellites and red sapphires nearly as much. And yes, while red stones are perfect for the holiday season, these pieces feature stunning craftsmanship and stones that are well suited to wear year-round. At Graff and Bayco, rubies take center stage. Graff’s Rhythmbracelet features pear-shaped and round-cut rubies, which serve as a melodious accent to nearly 35 carats of sparkling diamonds. Bayco’s cuff sets the focus squarely on its large rubies, with five incredible cushion-cut stones weighing over 40 carats spanning the top of a bracelet. For a less traditional take on rubies, Fernando Jorge’s Electric Shock collection features pear-shaped rubies set ‘backwards’ for a contemporary take on one of history’s most loved stones. Lydia Courteille’s ornate ring features a mix of red stones to create an incredibly rich, red backdrop for a significant 10.50-carat rubellite. Charles Krypell’s romantic bracelet uses diamonds and yellow gold to highlight over 20 carats of rubellite. Bentley & Skinner, a London-based company holding two royal warrants, specializes in fine antique jewelry. Its beautiful late-Victorian crescent brooch features graduating cushion-cut rubies with old brilliant-cut diamonds as an accent.
Bayco bracelet in platinum with 42.59 carats cushion-cut rubies, .69 carats cabochon-cut rubies, 4.84 carats diamonds, $900,000, available by
Fernando Jorge Electric Shock earrings in 18K rose gold with 14.50 carats rubies, $33,530, available by special order, contact Katie Buckland, katie@ fernandojorge.co.uk, +44 207 729 0126, fernandojorge.co.uk
appointment, contact Marco Hadjibay, +1 800 376 7200, bayco.com
Charles Krypell bracelet in 18K white gold with 18K yellow gold accents with 20.88 carats rubellite and 4.42 carats diamonds, $43,990, contact Sal Mangano, +1 212 752 3313, charleskrypell.com
Bentley & Skinner crescent brooch in silver with approximately 3.80 carats rubies and .65 carats diamonds, $13,898, available at Bentley & Skinner in London, +44 207 629 0651, bentley-skinner.co.uk
Words Kristen Shirley. Photos Brian Moghadam, Andrea Fabrizi
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GARDEN OF EDEN
Floral jewelry has long been a source of inspiration for designers, but with changing tastes and a more adventurous aesthetic running through collections, designers are taking more risks by mixing stones and eschewing traditional rules governing proportion and scale. Mismatched earrings, necklaces exploding with life and color, and rings that span multiple fingers are just a few of the ways designers are exploring all of the earth’s bounty. For its collaboration with Rihanna, Chopard features a wild array of stones in its mismatched earrings. One features a red flower and the other a blue butterfly. Each drips with differently cut stones and is finished with pear-shaped stones, including a 4.42-carat aquamarine. In its high jewelry collection, Alta Moda, Dolce & Gabbana’s floral necklace features intricately carved gold brimming with leaves and flowers. A highlight is the 46.65-carat carved coral rose. Anna Hu andWendy Yue use long rings and brooches to showcase their craftsmanship and creativity. Wendy Yue’s delicate flowers trail across the finger and Anna Hu’s delicate birds appear poised to take flight from a flowering white gold branch. FromDior’s Versailles collection, these garden earrings are a veritable cornucopia of flowers, with different colored stones and pearls creating both the center and the petals.
1. Chopard Rihanna Loves Chopard earrings in 18K white gold and titanium with 4.42-carat aquamarine, 10.58 carats pastel yellow sapphires, 8.07 carats rubellite, 4.80 carats rubies, 12.58 carats tsavorite, .82 carats topaz, 4.41 carats beryl, 13.48 carats sapphires, 2.72 carats of paraíba, 22.47 carats pastel pink sapphires, .30 carats of lazulite, 3.45 carats of amethyst and .03 carats diamonds, price on request, available by appointment, +1 800 246 7273, chopard.com 2. Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda floral necklace in 18K yellow gold with 22.26 carats mixed-color sapphires, 5.02-carat pink-violet tourmaline, 3.11-carat spinel, 2.11 carats blue zircon, 2.04-carat green tourmaline, 16.06 carats pink tourmaline, 1.95 carats garnet, 3.37 carats rubies, 1.34 carats tanzanite, 1.59 carats emeralds, 5.92 carats diamonds, 46.65-carat Cerasuolo coral rose, 39.31 carats South Sea pearls and enamel, price on request, available by appointment, +1 877 703 4872, dolcegabbana.it 3. Anna Hu brooch in in 18K white gold with 1 South Sea pearl, 3.44 carats pink sapphire, 2.87 carats blue sapphire, 1.11 carats green tourmaline, 3.00 carats moonstone, 14.74 carats colored sapphires, 1.27 carats diamonds, price on request, available by appointment, contact Gina Wu, business operations manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, anna-hu.com 4. Wendy Yue flower ring in 18K rose gold with 1.25 carats rubellite, .91 carats tsavorites, .28 carats pink sapphire, .54 carats white sapphire, 1.44 carats blue sapphire, $6,500, available at Neiman Marcus Downtown in Dallas, +1 214 741 6911, wendyyue.com 5. Dior Versailles Cote Jardins Guirlande de Fleurs Diamant earrings in 18K yellow and 18K white gold with diamonds, mandarin garnet, emeralds, cultured pearls, pink sapphires, tourmalines, pink spinel, red spinel, sapphires, turquoise, fire opals, hauynes, tsavorite, spessartite garnet, amethyst, ruby and yellow diamond, price on request, available by appointment, +1 800 929 3467, dior.com
Words Kristen Shirley. Photos David J Katz, Wai FungTsang
A True American Success Story FromHumble Beginnings
The mid-1930s mark the start of the Mastoloni Story. It was during this time that Frank Mastoloni, Sr. and his brothers dedicated themselves to a worldwide search for exotic decades later the Mastoloni family anchored their business specializing in what was then a new cultured pearl phenomenon and together built a company based on the family principles of quality, skill and design innovation. materials including coral, cameos, and ultimately, cultured pearls. Several
their business from loose pearls and strands to developing its own fashion- forward jewelry designs and a beloved brand renowned for unrivaled quality, meticulous design and sought-after craftsmanship. Today, the tradition continues. Mastoloni is one of the most trusted and respected pearl-industry experts. An innovator with a reputation for quality earned over decades of experience, Mastoloni has a heritage that everyone associated with the company can be proud of, and is renowned for “ The Most Beautiful Pearls In The World ™.”
Left to right Signature collection drop earrings; Ice collection fan earrings; Limited edition Golden South Sea strand necklace; Ribbon collection cocktail ring; Geo collection bypass ring, Geo collection ring, Cestino collection ring
With the addition and influence of two more
generations in the years that followed, Mastoloni cultivated
Address 415 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Tel +1 800 347 3275 Website mastoloni.com
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