DAVID GARDNER’S JEWELERS GEMOLOGISTS
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GOLD IS TRENDING
WHERE AGGIES GET ENGAGED
HEART FOR GIVING
A COLLECTION OF CELEBRATIONS
Celebrate a Life
Celebrate Aggie Love
Time to Celebrate
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We have been blessed to help celebrate so many significant moments in
your lives...weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, professional
milestones, exciting family additions...the list is endless.
Even this year as we collectively mourned the sudden loss of Dean, his life was
celebrated through notes, emails, phone calls and personal visits. It seemed that
throughout the community everyone had a “Dean story” to share.
We view David Gardner’s as the community’s jewelry store, so we are involved.
We join in your volunteer efforts. We embrace the opportunity to be a part of our
customer’s lives, personally and as a part of this community, and we join in the
celebration of these events and accomplishments.
As Aggies, we celebrate the completion of the Kyle Field renovation with our
Aggie community. We celebrate the vision and teamwork to complete a task that
only Aggies could accomplish.
Yes, we have had the opportunity to design, create, give, encourage and help...
but now we want you to see what the DG team gets to experience through the
opportunities you give us to celebrate!
Our prayer is that we “Celebrate Well!”
Julia and David
June 9, 1957 - May 7, 2015
Dean Wile grew up a farm boy from Iowa. His years on the farm, and in FFA and 4H developed his love
of agriculture and all things mechanical. When his accident left him a paraplegic, it was his
mechanical passion that spurred his love of street rods and hay farming. There weren’t many places
he’d rather be than on his farm working on one of his hotrods or bailing hay.
It gives us great joy and comfort to be able help local FFA kids every year in his honor and memory.
An endowed scholarship fund has been set up in memory of Dean A. Wile for the College Station
Future Farmers of America (FFA) at College Station High School.
YOU CAN HONOR DEAN We are nearing our goal of raising $20,000 by the end of the year
for the scholarship to be endowed. If you are interested in donating, you can make checks out to the
CSISD Education Foundation, write "Dean Wile Memorial Scholarship" on the memo line and mail to
1812 Welsh, CS, TX 77840 - or - you can donate online at givetokids.csisd.org/donate.
This year, your words have
been our comfort. Thank you
for your love and support.
We consider Dean as a friend
and appreciate the help he has
given us in the past to design
memories for each other Every
time I look at jewelry Dean has
crafted for us it brings back
many times we have spent with
Dean as an advisor and a friend.”
“I will always remember Dean for
his continuous upbeat attitude.
He was a joy to be around. He
made us feel as though we were
in his home, not a jewelry store!
God blesses us by having
people like Dean in our everyday
lives.” “His winning smile and
genuine interest in customers
and friends will be greatly
missed.” “Mac especially
enjoyed his friendship, their
conversations and lunches
which I think happened on a
regular basis. Dean could talk to
anyone and make them feel
special. He had such a
wonderful memory of others
interests.” “Dean touched all of
us in one special way or another
special way. He just brought out
the best in humanity...and by
inspiration, challenged each of
us to be the best we could be in
spite of limitations or
challenges!!” “As Dean entered
the Kingdom of Heaven, no
doubt, he is busy at work serving
His Lord (Our Lord) bringing
smiles and joy and wonder to His
Creator's face...Dean was a man
like no other and he touched all
those who had the pleasure of
knowing him.” Smiling face and
friendly spirit. “Dean was
inspiration. He was handicapped
but never let that define him.
Great jeweler. Great friend. Great
partner for 34 years. We will miss
him greatly!” “Mere words are
slight comfort when facing the
loss of a long time friend and an
astute business associate. He
was always a friendly and
engaged presence in the store.
His face would light up with a big
grin whenever I would come in.
He will be deeply
missed by us all and
especially by the two
POIS MOI COLLECTION
by CAROL BESLER
of Roberto Coin Jewelry
Roberto Coin with Marion Cotillard.
“Inspiration is one of my favorite words. It usually comes to me in
different ways from my travels, from my own culture and from my curiosity.
I pay attention to all fashion shows and the way women dress in different
countries. I pay attention to arts and to nature and the animal world. I am always
very attentive to understanding what is missing in the market and moving my
creativity towards that but always following the fashion world. During 2014 and
this year, the custumers were looking for innovative total gold look collections
with a fresh style and an antique soul. This has been my mood of inspiration
for many of the most important current collections like Pois Moi, Golden Gate,
Princess and New Barocco. They are all extremely modern in design but with a
retro touch in the overall look.”
Cuff with woven gold threads and floral
patterns set with diamonds, all handfinished,
from the Princess collection.
Yellow gold ring from the Golden
Gate collection. The design is
inspired by San Francisco’s
Golden Gate bridge.
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M A R S A L A
IS HAVING A MOMENT
PEAR SHAPED ROSE
CUT RUBIES WITH
BANGLES SET WITH
AS THE AGGIE
CALLS IT A 36MM
WE BLEED MAROON –
PLATINUM AND YELLOW GOLD
RING WITH OVAL RUBELLITE
SURROUNDED BY DIAMONDS
Amber Goodwin accessorizes her marsala dress and hat from Charli’s with pops
of bold color, mixed metals and layered necklaces. Layered pendants by Katie
Decker combined with Marco Bicego chain. Stacked bracelets by Magerit.
M A R O O N
IS HERE TO STAY
BAY WATCH WITH
What Aggies have known for
years, the fashion world is
embracing. Maroon (also
known as Marsala) is the new
neutral. Virtually seasonless, it
combines dramatically with
jewel tones for a more vibrant
look or keep it classic with
taupe and grays.
COLOR CHAOS IS
ALL THE RAGE.
YELLOW GOLD AND
BRACELET, IN A
RANGE OF COLORS
CREATE COLOR CHAOS
Burgundy remains the most important color in the jewel tone palette. We can’t get
enough of combining it with bright blue tones like aqua and turquoise. David
Gardner Aqua Chalcedony drop earrings, Roberto Coin Martella 18k yellow gold ring
and Marco Bicego blue Larimar ring in 18k yellow.
Meet the Bethancourts
It’s safe to say that the entire
country has been watching with
bated breath as the opening of
the new Kyle Field went off
without a hitch. The new
stadium “redux” got us
thinking about one of our
favorite Aggie ring redux.
As a top Chevron executive,
John Bethancourt, wife Debbie
and their four children lived in many
large cities across the country. When it
came time to retire, they knew College Station
was it. “If you have season tickets your kids
will come visit you,” Debbie joked.
For Debbie and John Bethancourt, their love
of A&M is truly a way of life. The die-hard
Aggie supporters have a rich family history
with A&M beginning with John’s father, Raoul,
class of ’31. Along with numerous aunts and
uncles, John, class of ’74 and Debbie, class
of ’76 and their four children and each of their
children’s spouses graduated from Texas
A&M. With 14 grandchildren, the oldest a set
of 12 year-old triplets, they are hopeful the
legacy continues with as many of them as
David and Julia got to know the Distinguished
Alumni and his wife through A&M events.
Their love of family is evident in all aspects of
their life, an endearing quality David and Julia
admired right away. Debbie will tell you,
during football season their house is always
ready for a crowd. “It is always a party at our
house,” said Debbie.
John enjoyed celebrating Debbie with
thoughtful jewelry purchases. Introducing
Debbie to the custom jewelry process and
knowing her tendency to choose
conservative pieces was a risk when working
with David. To his surprise, the couple has
consistently given David freedom in
designing pieces for her.
“I’ve been so thrilled she’s
accepted the risk of a more
complicated design each
time we’ve collaborated,”
Although the shop was working with her
25th anniversary marquise diamond, the
parameters were clear, Debbie did not
want it to resemble a wedding ring in any
David determined the subtle approach of
pulling in the A&M color scheme using
garnets and diamonds would make a
stunning Aggie right-hand ring. Design and
setting of the diamond was also a first for
the shop as the marquise is safely set in a
custom semi-bezel setting. Debbie was
thrilled with the results and wears her A&M
right-hand ring whenever her outfit calls for
a flash of Aggie spirit!
H A N D C R A F T E D 1 8 K A N D P L A T I N U M
W W W . P R E C I S I O N S E T . C O M
MADE IN AMERICA
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by CAROL BESLER
The Rolex Cellini
SETTING A STANDARD OF LUXURY
When people think of Rolex, they often think of the iconic sports
watches that have brought the company global recognition — the
Oyster series of chronographs, regatta timers, and record-setting
dive watches. But Rolex has another, more classical side: the Cellini.
This collection of dress watches is a contemporary interpretation of
classic watch design that combines the best of Rolex know-how and
the refinements of timeless design. The name of the collection is
inspired by Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini, who was a
goldsmith and a sculptor to the popes. The designs pay tribute to the
clean lines and harmonious proportions of monumental architecture.
The 39mm cases in the Cellini collection are made of 18k white
or Everose gold, cast by Rolex in its own foundry. A characteristic
feature is the double bezel, domed on the inside and delicately
fluted on the outside.
Vintage features include the slightly domed caseback and the
flared shape of the screw-down crown. The dials are either lacquered
or embellished with a black or a silver-plated classic “rayon flammé
de la gloire” guilloché motif and adorned with gold applique hour
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There are three models separated according to
function. Cellini Time models track hours, minutes, and
seconds. The Cellini Date includes an added date window
to the mix, in an elegant subdial. Cellini Dual Time
models feature dual time zones and a day/night indicator.
All contain high-precision automatic movements
manufactured by Rolex, and all are chronometer rated,
which means they have passed a series of tests that
guarantee the ultimate accuracy and reliability.
Nothing about the Cellini line is over-embellished or
over-sized. They are available only on alligator leather
straps in either black or brown. The dial is restricted to the
timeless codes of fine watchmaking, including elongated
Roman numerals, stretched applied hour markers, and
two-edged, sword-style hands. The minute track has been
moved closer to the inside of the dial, intersecting the
numerals at the halfway point, to make the time easy to
read. All of these elements combine to make the Rolex
Cellini the ultimate watch for daily wear.
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by CAROL BESLER
TUDOR North Flag
A tough watch deserves an exceptional movement
The TUDOR brand was launched in 1926 by Hans Wilsdorf, the
founder of Rolex, and recently revived for the U.S. market. It has
become a sought-after timepiece for its strength and durability, gaining a
reputation as a high-value sports watch.
TUDOR introduced its first in-house movement this year, debuting it
in the North Flag collection. The automatic Caliber MT5621 has a power
reserve of 70 hours, which means its wearer can, for example, take off the
watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without
having to wind it. In addition to the hour, minute, and central second
functions, it provides an instant date display, visible through an aperture
positioned at 3 o’clock. It also has a power reserve indicator, in the form
of a disk at 9 o’clock. Beating to a frequency of 28,800 beats/hour or 4Hz,
the caliber TUDOR MT5621 is regulated by a variable inertia oscillator
with silicon balance spring, held in place by a traversing bridge fixed at
both sides to improve resistance to shocks and vibrations. Its self-winding
system is bidirectional, and, in a first for a TUDOR product, it is certified
by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The case is
stainless steel, and the watch is waterproof to 100 meters.
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500 METERS BENEATH THE SURFACE
Pelagos is the fruit of more than 60 years of experience in undersea adventure coupled with TUDOR’s
peerless technical development. The ultimate tool watch, it encases the first movement developed and
produced by TUDOR, beginning a new era in the brand’s history.
Self-winding mechanical Manufacture TUDOR MT5612 movement, officially certified chronometer,
non-magnetic silicon spring, approx. 70 hour power reserve. Waterproof to 500 m, 42 mm titanium and
steel case. Visit tudorwatch.com and explore more. TUDOR Watch U.S.A., LLC. New York
by CAROL BESLER
Reaches New Heights
Rolex thrills collectors with a new caliber
and a special Yacht-Master
The new Day-Date 40
model in platinum,
with an ice-blue dial. It
contains the new Rolex
Rolex unveiled some new-generation
models and a new-generation movement
this year at Baselworld. The movement,
Caliber 3255, exceeds the standard set by
the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
Institute (COSC), establishing a new
level of chronometric performance for
Rolex watches. The movement, backed
by 14 patents, represents improvements
in precision, power reserve, resistance to
The Rolex Oyster
Pearlmaster in yellow
gold with 48 baguette-cut
sapphires in a blue to
green gradient of colors.
shocks and magnetism, and reliability.
The new movement is being used in the latest iteration of the
brand’s most prestigious model, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date,
known as the “presidents’ watch” thanks to the well-known and
eminent figures who have adopted it. The new Day-Date models,
in platinum or 18k gold, are available with a variety of new dials.
The dials on the platinum versions of any Rolex are always ice-blue
in color, and this one is no exception.
A similar new movement is being used in the latest gem-set
models of the Datejust Pearlmaster for ladies in a new 39 mm
size, in 18k yellow or white gold. The bezels of these models are
set with a color gradient of 48 baguette-cut sapphires — blue to
fuchsia pink, blue to green, or orange to yellow.
The new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master in 18k gold with a black
dial was the talk of the Baselworld fair, where it was introduced
earlier this year. The Yacht-Master has been in the Rolex line since
1992, but this model is a first in three ways. The case is 18k rose
gold (Everose, as Rolex calls its proprietary alloy) with a ceramic
(Cerachrom) bezel. Previously, the Yacht-Master was available
only in stainless steel, with a platinum bezel. It is also the first
Rolex with a black dial. But even more surprising is the elastomer
(synthetic rubber) strap, another first. It’s called Oysterflex, and
is made of a very soft, flexible elastomer with an internal cushion
system that makes it extremely well fitting and comfortable. The
rubber is fitted over metal blades made of a titanium and nickel
alloy, so you get the strength of metal and the comfort of rubber.
The Yacht-Master 40 has the same cyclops window and Mercedes
hands, as well as the same movement, Caliber 3135, as the previous
The Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust was also updated this year,
with a redesigned case, enlarged to 28mm, and a new movement,
the automatic Caliber 2236, which is fitted with a Rolex-patented
Syloxi hairspring in silicon for superior chronometric performance.
The Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28 was updated this year, with a redesigned case, enlarged to 28mm, and a new movement, the automatic Caliber 2236.
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Many of the world’s top athletes have served
as Rolex ambassadors, and the brand is associated
with key sporting events, including Wimbledon
Tennis, the US Open Golf Championship, and
Formula 1 racing. In the equestrian world, the
company is a sponsor of the Rolex Grand Slam of
Show Jumping: CHIO Aachen, the CSIO Spruce
Meadows Masters Tournament, and CHI Geneva.
Rolex is also a sponsor of several yachting events,
including the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex
Swan Cup — both off the coast of Sardinia — the
Rolex Fastnet Race in the Celtic Sea, and the Rolex
Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Australia. Brand
ambassadors include champion golfers Adam Scott
and Tiger Woods, racing legend Tom Kristensen,
tennis great Roger Federer, yachtsman Paul Cayard,
and equestrian Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.
The new Yacht-Master,
with a black dial,
ceramic bezel, and
Rolex has introduced
several new versions of the
Oyster Perpetual, with new
dials and new sizes.
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David Yurman’s Albion collection brings out the beauty of unique gemstones
The Albion, first introduced in 1994, is one of David Yurman’s most
recognizable designs. Albion is a celebration of the beauty of cushion-shaped
gemstones with the signature checkerboard faceting that creates a greater play of
color and light. Now, David Yurman unveils a refined new iteration of the Albion,
with softer, more sensual edges and a setting that holds the stone closer to the skin.
The colored gemstones are backed with sterling silver for enhanced brilliance, and
diamonds are set in a mosaic pattern, creating a scintillating sparkle.
David Yurman’s wife, Sybil, once told him she wanted a bracelet that told time.
This was the starting point for a timepiece collection that combines signature
David Yurman design elements with exceptional technology and craftsmanship.
Now, playing on the new look of the Albion Collection, David Yurman is
introducing a watch that truly combines timekeeping with jewelry. The watch
dial is square with rounded corners, taking its inspiration from the collection’s
recognizable cushion-shaped gemstones. The linked bracelet makes the design
perfect for pairing with a stack of David Yurman bracelets.
David Yurman, one of America’s leading jewelry designers, has become an icon
of American style. A former sculptor, David began to design jewelry more than 30
years ago, developing his passion into a global business. His signature pieces have
become legends in jewelry design.
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Albion stud earrings, with gold
domes and white diamonds in
The Albion elongated cushion
bracelet, with prasiolite and white
diamonds in sterling silver.
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by CAROL BESLER
Marco Bicego’s yellow gold jewelry is
natural, understated, and seductive
There is nothing like the softness of yellow gold. It is the
ultimate feminine jewelry statement, classic and timeless.
It works with vintage styles, and vintage dresses, which is
important today, as vintage-themed weddings are very much
in style right now.
Yellow gold is more subtle than other gold colors, and
it is also more natural. There is no such thing as naturally
occurring rose, white, or green gold. Gold itself is only
one color: yellow. Any other color is produced by mixing
pure 24k yellow gold with other metals, creating alloys,
or mixes of metals. Adding copper, for example, produces
rose gold. Adding nickel or palladium creates white gold.
Yellow gold is mixed with traces of nickel, copper, and
zinc, which make it stronger and slightly lighter in color
than pure gold. It is ideal for jewelry.
Marco Bicego’s new Lunaria collection epitomizes the
femininity of soft yellow gold. The collection is inspired
by the translucent, disc-shaped seed pods of the Lunaria
flower. This unique, organic shape is beautifully interpreted
by Bicego with petal-like disks of gold linked by chains. The
surfaces of the pods are engraved using the brand’s signature
Bulino technique, a satin finish that lends itself particularly
well to the motif because it creates an organic look, an
essential expression of the Marco Bicego style.
Each delicate, 18k gold petal-like element is surrounded
by a carefully forged frame that is given a contrasting high
polish for an even closer resemblance to the Lunaria pod of
nature. The collection includes necklaces, rings, bracelets, and
earrings, some of which incorporate precious gemstones cut in
slices to repeat the shape of the flat, petal-like gold elements.
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by CAROL BESLER
Bold gold jewelry is making
a glittering comeback, with
modern designs and an
Gold is back! The preferred metal of the disco era in all its glittering glory is back in style, particularly
in shades of yellow. Designs are more modern, and in some cases more subdued, than they were in the
1980s, of course, with fewer high-polished surfaces and a greater concentration on hand-finishing. The
newest way to wear gold is to don multiple pieces at once, mixing sizes, styles, colors, and textures for a
look that is as individual as you are. It’s all about mixing, matching, and layering. From several dainty
chains to one bold piece of yellow gold jewelry, anything goes. Here are five looks in gold jewelry that
are trending right now.
Yellow gold and diamond
earrings by Katie Decker.
Yellow gold necklace with hand-engraved
gold boules, from the Africa collection by
Yellow gold cuff bracelet from the
Golden Gate collection by Roberto
Coin, constructed by hand to resemble
San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge.
Soft yellow gold is the ultimate feminine jewelry statement, classic and
timeless. It works with vintage styles and dresses, which is important
for bridal wear, because vintage-themed weddings are in style right
now. Yellow gold can be more subtle than other gold colors, and it is
also more natural — gold comes out of the ground in a yellow color.
Given a high polish, it is at its most glittering. Gold is set to dominate
the red carpet this fall.
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HANDMADE IN NEW YORK WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST MATERIALS
2Stacks and layers
The hottest look in jewelry right now is to stack
multiple rings or bangles or layers of necklaces.
Layering gold pieces in a variety of textures, finishes,
colors, sizes, and gemstone accents is a great way to
create a look that is a true expression of individual
style. The same pieces can be used to change your
look on a daily basis, depending on what you’re
wearing. This is your chance to be creative and go
from bling to delicate or anywhere in between.
Five-strand ring in yellow gold, handtwisted
and woven, with the top layer
set with diamonds, from the Cairo
collection by Marco Bicego.
Roberto Coin Double row
bangle with Roberto Coin
Classic Crossover ring.
We love it when the designers do
the stacking for you. Gumuchian
Large-linked gold bracelets and necklaces are part of the comeback
to big looks in gold. Links are one of the most versatile elements
in jewelry, because they can be made in so many different sizes,
shapes, and finishes. There is a trend toward square, rectangular,
and irregular-shaped links. Hand finishing is important because links
are larger, and a bit of texture offers an alternative to a high polish,
which is very bold. Fortunately, the bigger sized links also leave lots
of room for setting diamond accents.
Italian designed white gold and
yellow gold oval link bracelet
and Roberto Coin large oval
link yellow gold bracelet.
Marco Bicego brushed
The three most common colors of
gold — white, rose, and yellow
— are all equally popular
right now. You probably
already have jewelry and
watches in your wardrobe
in all three colors, and
now it’s acceptable to
wear them together.
This year, designers are
including all three colors
in the same pieces or in one
collection, with designs that are
meant to be mixed together in stacks or layers.
silver and gold
yellow and white
gold earrings with
Roberto Coin yellow, rose and
white gold with diamonds Poi
Open-worked pieces have been popular for
a couple of years but are now especially
important as the trend moves toward
larger, often hollow pieces that might be
uncomfortably heavy if they were solid.
The latest variation on this concept
is to design the open spaces with an
architectural feel. The Roberto Coin
and Ivanka Trump pieces here are
inspired by iconic architectural styles in
Paris, New York, and San Francisco.
Yellow gold and
diamond ring inspired
silhouettes in Paris.
gold and diamond
Cloud Nine ring.
Cuff with woven gold threads
and diamond accents, all handfinished,
from the Princess
collection by Roberto Coin.
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The Miracle of Pearls
“My dream is to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.”
KOKICHI MIKIMOTO, FOUNDER
Kokichi Mikimoto made his dream of adorning women with pearls come true in 1893. After years of hard work
and experimentation, he cultured the world’s first semi-spherical cultured pearl, the first pearl ever grown by man,
cultivated by harnessing natural processes. Kokichi followed up in 1905 with another major achievement, cultivating
the world’s first perfectly spherical cultured pearl, and would later also perfect the culturing of black South Sea pearls.
Mikimoto’s groundbreaking technique made this coveted gem accessible to women everywhere, carving an everlasting
niche in the world of jewelry.
In 1899, the first Mikimoto pearl store was opened in Tokyo’s chic Ginza shopping district, followed soon after by
store openings in London, New York, Paris, and Beverly Hills.
By 1907, the company was also making jewelry in its own workshops, using the techniques of European goldsmiths.
Today, Mikimoto is not only the world’s foremost producer of cultured pearls,
but also a world leader in the design of exceptional jewelry. Mikimoto
creations range from traditional fine pearl strands to innovative
jewelry that combines pearls with other gemstones in modern
designs. Whether it’s the timeless elegance of exceptional
pearl strands or designs that represent up-to-the-minute
contemporary styles, the quality of the workmanship
in Mikimoto jewelry is second to none. Each beautiful
piece reflects supreme dedication, passion and care.
Amazingly, only the top 5% of all the cultured pearls in
the world meet the Mikimoto standards of quality. As
Mikimoto says: “To wear Mikimoto is to reflect the purity
of the ocean, the mystery of creation, and to know you are
adorned with the finest cultured pearls in the world.”
This year, Mikimoto is introducing a bespoke program
called “M Customization.” Clients will have an opportunity
to collaborate with Mikimoto artisans to create one-of-a-kind
pieces featuring Mikimoto cultured pearls. Clients can also
choose from some of the world’s finest gemstones, sourced
by a team of dedicated procurement specialists. The end result
is jewelry that possesses a unique character while retaining
Mikimoto’s signature sensibilities of timelessness and elegance.
We are proud to carry an extensive selection of Mikimoto’s
products and also to offer customers the opportunity to take part in
the “M Customization” program. Our boutique incorporates a special
space of honor for the display of Mikimoto’s earrings, rings, bracelets
and necklaces incorporating Akoya, as well as natural black, white, golden,
multi-color or baroque South Sea cultured pearls.
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the beauty behind the mystery
This beautiful ring features the shared
passion of a woman and a panther in the
The innovative designs of Magerit continually surpass the expectations of even the most
discerning clients. It clearly lives up to its tagline, “The Beauty Behind the Mystery.”
When the Madrid-based Magerit brand was established in 1994,
it was important to the founders to embrace the essence of Spanish
culture. The headquarters were thus based in the heart of Spain,
and even the company’s name, Magerit, is an ancient name for the
nation’s capital. Like the meaning behind the word, “a place of many
streams,” Magerit takes inspiration for its designs from many cultures
and regions to create wearable art that is as unique as the women who
choose to wear it.
In keeping with these influences, Magerit uses the unlimited ingenuity
and savoir-faire of its highly skilled artisans, combined with modern
technologies, to develop the brand’s own distinctive and characteristic
style in evoking natural and historical motifs. From creating custom-made
designs to highly original and refreshing pieces, Magerit makes jewelry in
18k gold, high-quality gemstones, and diamonds. Each individual piece is
engraved with a serial number, which guarantees it is a unique, handcrafted item.
One of the most popular of the brand’s award-winning lines is the Babylon collection.
Drawing inspiration from the ancient city of Babylon, Magerit uses the majestic wild cat as the focus of the
jewelry. Intricate portrayals of the animal’s form within the structure of the pieces, allied with the vibrant
colors of gemstones, provide a realism to the jewels and depict perfectly the beauty and
dynamic essence of the majestic lion and leopard.
Also remarkable for its natural forms, the Instinto collection is
inspired by the relationship between the passions and instincts of
the natural world and the feminine world. The exquisite jewels
of this collection combine the character, strength, and boldness
of an animal — in this case, the panther — with the sensitivity,
delicacy, and passion of a woman.
Beauty and prestige in their purest of states are evoked in
the Wild Spirits collection. Taking inspiration from the nobility,
elegance, and resilient character of the horse, the handcrafted
sculptures of these pieces are full of life and movement. These and
the many other Magerit collections converge at the point where fantasy
serves art, resulting in a unique and special world of fine jewelry.
Lovers of large cats will
appreciate the majesty
of the leopard perched
on this pendant in the
The spirit of the wild
horse is displayed in
this ring in the Wild
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