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8 Gorgeous Gold
14 Benchmarks — Alfonso Luna
15 Ring True
16 A Snowflake That Can Take the Heat
17 Past Perfect
18 Call of the Wild
20 Magerit — From the Heart of Spain
22 Aggie Gameday Rocks
24 Roberto Coin — Everyday Chic
26 Sea Life Differently
28 Best Laid Bands
29 Trend Watch
30 Jewel of a Partnership
32 Ring Pass
34 DG Love Stories
35 Tiffany & Heath, a Couple’s Q&A
36 The Forevermark Promise
38 Ringing in the Trends
40 More Than Just the Ring
42 TUDOR — Built for Adventure
44 David Yurman’s World of Beauty
45 Don’t Forget the Band
46 Rolex Keeps Collectors Happy
50 Aggie Proud
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trends in gold
by HEDDA SHUPAK
Robert Coin Primavera
mesh hoop earrings in
18k yellow gold $1,620.
There’s a saying in fashion circles that if you hang onto something
long enough, it comes back into style. It’s true. Of course, there’s also
the corollary that if you’re old enough to have worn something the first
time around, you should pass on it the second. Luckily, that part isn’t
always true. Fine jewelry transcends all ages. It’s all in how you wear it.
The 1980s were all about gold. Jewelry was big, bold, and shiny, to offset
big hair and bigger shoulders. The trend was ubiquitous: buttons, zippers,
buckles and handbag hardware also were gold-toned, and home decor centered
more on brass than chrome.
Then the 1990s came and design did an about-face. Shoulder pads gave
way to slip-dresses, supermodels to waifs, and big hair to bed-head. At home,
brass was out and stainless steel ushered in an era of industrial luxury. And
in fine jewelry, a great whitewashing had begun: yellow gold went back into
the jewelry box in favor of anything diamond, silver, white gold or platinum.
But design, like history, is cyclical. Yellow gold started coming back in the
aughties, and now it’s a full-on fashion force.
The World Gold Council reported gold jewelry demand in 2013 had the
largest volume increase since 1997. Gold jewelry demand increased 6% in the
fourth quarter of 2013 alone.
Stacking snake bracelets in
18k rose gold with smoky
quartz, diamond pavé and
amethyst heads, by Roberto
Coin. Starting at $7,000.
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Earrings from the Lunaria
collection by Marco Bicego.
Starting at $1,090.
William Levine 18k
yellow gold sliced red
and white sapphire
David Gardner marquise
prasiolite cocktail ring in
18k yellow gold with diamond
Bold and Bright,
Gold Is Fashion Right!
But we don’t need official figures to see that gold is hot. We saw it all over
the red carpet, favored by It Girls like Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence.
In case you sat out the Oscars, picking up a home magazine is proof enough
that yellow is in: The Epoch Times recently labeled gold “the hottest trend for
2014 home decor.”
Of course, it’s never quite the same the second time around. Just as fashion
always comes back with just enough of a subtle shift to separate the new from
the old, so do home and jewelry designs. Today, gold and copper accents warm
up stainless steel and nickel. Think of adding a touch of old-fashioned luxe to
modern industrial chic, not a 1980s brass revival.
So, back to the original question: can you wear your Eighties gold without
looking like a relic from Dynasty? Yes, but not without adding something new
to bring it up to date. It’s the same rule as in fashion: one vintage piece is cool
but vintage head-to-toe just looks like Grandma was your stylist.
“We’re really seeing a redefinition of jewelry pieces, a reimagining of the
way we wear jewelry,” says Jamie Gage of LoveGold. Earrings may climb up
or cuff the ear instead of the traditional down-facing dangle, or the design
may pass through the front and back of the ear. Really modern: wear just one
super-bold earring, not a pair.
“We’re also seeing multi-finger rings or delicate midi rings that only go up
to the first knuckle. Or hand bracelets where a delicate chain goes up and over
the hand,” says Gage. “It’s all about mixing and matching and layering.”
Layering, of course, means you always have a good excuse to add to your
jewelry collection. Whether it’s stacks of bangles or chains, you can pile it on
for a larger look. Here are the top gold trends, below. Just remember: whatever
you wear, statement making is the way to wear it, so don’t be shy.
Robert Coin Chic & Shine
collection 18k yellow gold
oval link bracelet $7,000.
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This is the ultimate pile-it-on trend. Stack on rings and bangles,
heap on layers of delicate chains, (especially with pendants), add
dangling earrings and you’ve caught the modern romantic hippie
Tell your own story with a bracelet that you create and talismans
that have special meaning just for you. Gage says the latest trend in
charms incorporates our digital world: maybe it’s a classic charm with
a message in text-ese, LOL. Or if you don’t like the clank of a charm
bracelet, incorporate a personal message into a ring, pendant or locket.
Katie Decker assorted
charms in 18k yellow
gold. Starting at $1,870.
Sleek and Sculpted
A bold power cuff sets off today’s modern minimalism. Whether it’s a tunic
with sculpted space age shoulders or a modern power suit, finish it off with a
power cuff in the boldest gold, or an openwork wire version that takes up volume
yet still looks airy.
Links and Chains
Go nonconformist chic in gold ear cuffs and studs that make a strong statement
— without safety pins. The Jewelry Information Center in New York
says triangles are the most trending shape in fine jewelry; perhaps taking their
inspiration from the studs and pyramids of modern punk?
David Gardner Statement Ring collection “Wild”
8.20 carat trilliant amethyst in 18k yellow gold
and .96 carats of pave diamonds $6,250.
Thanks to fashion designers, rose gold has really come into its own.
While it’s always been favored in Europe, it’s finally caught on
Stateside. By last summer, InStyle magazine had labeled it the
#4 “must-have” fine jewelry trend, and it’s still going stronger
than ever. Whether mixed with diamonds or any other metal
or gem, the new “it gold” flatters almost every skin tone there
is. Again, the trend crosses categories: copper accents are the
rose gold of the home world.
“Yellow and rose are really having a moment,” says Gage.
“People are starting to invest in fine jewelry that reads like
fine jewelry.” Still, for sophisticated consumers who like the
appeal of the inconspicuous, blackened or oxidized gold is
precious without being obvious.
Finally, no discussion of gold trends would be complete without
a mention of recycled gold. A lot of gold is recycled anyway, but
more and more designers are making a statement with it, and
eco-conscious consumers are listening.
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Benchmarks – Alfonso Luna
of those jobs where I just worked on it until we liked it, which made it
fun, it was easier because we had the freedom of the fluid design.
This beautiful tanzanite ring has
your prints all over it, what was
about this ring that made it a memorable
project for you?
For me this was a high-risk piece because tanzanite
is soft and easy to scratch because of its
three planes of cleavage. This ring is also simple
but full of detail, I liked that I got to work on it
from the beginning to end.
The title “bench jeweler” has always seemed like an inadequate title for
Alfonso Luna who has diligently worked at a jeweler’s bench peering
through a microscope at David Gardner’s Jewelers, for 16 years. Around
the store he’s known as Fonz, but you may have also heard him called
our “Pave’ Prince.” Here is our interview with him and how he went from
apprentice to creating masterpieces.
How did you find your path to being a jeweler?
My high school art teacher suggested it. She noticed that I would make
jewelry out of plastic and coins. One time I carved a diamond out of
plastic with facets and everything and made a ring for my wife.
Dean says you’re the best at pave’ work of anyone
he’s ever seen! What’s your secret?
Patience! especially at the end. When you think there’s light at the end
of the tunnel, the job is almost done, you can’t rush it, that’s when you
have to take a step back, take a deep breath and keep going.
What excites you about your job?
I think pave’ is exciting. Setting a giant stone or creating something on
CAD. I like exceeding the customer’s expectations and blowing them
away with the final product, that excites me.
How did you meet David?
When I was at Paris Junior College, David came and made a presentation.
I remember thinking the photos he had of his pieces were cool, but I had
no idea, at the time, about quality. He was interviewing for a jeweler and
it came down to me and another guy and he chose me.
What’s been the key to your success at the store?
I started as an apprentice in repair but quickly moved into doing pave’
work. Around the time I began hand-carving pieces in wax we got the
CAD program and machine for custom work. Now
I do it all, assembly, fabrication and even colored
What made this incredible demantoid
ring one of your favorite
projects over the years?
This ring had a beautiful organic design, it
looks different from every direction. It was one
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that can take the heat
Sitting down with Bob and Kathy Gresham to talk about
the inspiration and design of Kathy’s surprise 24 th anniversary
gift will give you a glimpse into one of the coolest projects for
one of the hottest love stories we’d heard in quite sometime.
Bob and Kathy met while they were attending Sam
Houston State University. “We just kept bumping into
each other. We’d meet at the grocery store, have a class
together occasionally, stand in line behind each other at
the bookstore. It seemed we were destined to meet,” said
Kathy. After a little prodding from a mutual friend Bob
asked Kathy out on their first date and the rest is history.
For their 24 th wedding anniversary Bob wanted
to do something special, and something that was a complete surprise. “I don’t get the chance to surprise her
much,” he said. “I have to hide all of her gifts or she’ll find them. One year I hid her present in the AC vent!”
A recent viewing of a Discovery documentary on the uniqueness of snowflakes coupled with Kathy’s
lifetime love of all things snowflake gave Bob the inspiration for this one of a kind pendent.
“For us, it was a spectacular project,” said David. “There was fun and
freedom in the process and researching snowflakes’ crystalline structure
to make into a pendent was something we had never done
“Once we got passed the complexity of the design,
finding ceylon sapphires the right color was proving
to be a challenge,” said David. “When we found
sapphires the right light blue color, we had to send
them back to be recut specifically for the design.”
When the day came to give her the pendent,
Kathy still had no idea what awaited her. “I’m an
ER nurse so I’m never speechless,” she said. “But I
was genuinely shocked, in the best way!”
“We are each other’s soul mates and this piece
perfectly demonstrates our unique relationship.
There is only one of me, and there is only one of
these,” she said pointing to her snowflake.
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Dayle and Tommy
Burnside met when
they were 11 years
old, and even though
they recently celebrated
their 45 th wedding
will tell you the number of years has never mattered to her.
“We still stop and dance to our favorite song, we enjoy each
other and that’s what it’s about. We got it right, we’re just very
blessed,” she said.
When it came to time “remodel” her wedding ring she trusted
David Gardner to partner with in the design process that would
bring her diamond to life.
“This was a fun project for us. Dayle is extremely spirited. She
was willing to experiment and not afraid of the dramatic. We knew
she had a spectacular diamond already and she greatly enjoyed
pieces that felt special,” said David.
At David Gardner’s Jewelers, the design process is a partnership
between the customer and the designer. The goal is to tailor the
piece to be exciting for the customer and a mesh between great design,
their personality and how they intend to wear the piece. These
factors are what make the process both fun and challenging. Trust
is an important factor in making the final product one that is loved
and worn for many years to come.
For Tommy, the only thing that mattered was Dayle’s happiness.
Knowing her love of yellow gold and her request for a
squared center, David suggested yellow diamonds to halo the center
stone in a square shape.
“I loved the idea of canary diamonds, it was the first of several
ideas from David that gave me complete confidence in him as a
designer,” said Dayle. “Every time I look at my ring, I see the love
my husband has for me.”
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From The Heart of Spain
Magerit is a Spanish company made up of professionals whose
knowledge and great experience in the field of fine jewellery
cultivates designs distinguished by a high degree of both
creativity and originality.
When founded in 1994, it was important to the creators to
embrace the essence of Spanish culture. The headquarters
were established in the heart of Spain, and even the company’s
name, Magerit, an ancient name for the thriving city of Madrid,
reflects this. Like the meaning behind the name, ‘place of
many streams’, Magerit draws inspiration from many
cultures and different regions to create exquisite pieces of
art, which are as unique as the people who wear them.
Magerit takes pride in making top-quality artisanal
jewellery. From creating bespoke personal designs to highly
original and refreshing pieces, Magerit’s foremost objective is to
breathe new life into the traditional jewellery industry. With
the increasing global outreach, the company displays its
collections in many top jewellery exhibitions, and has
developed strong roots both domestically and within the
Magerit has used the unlimited ingenuity and the savoir-faire
of its jewelers to the fullest to develop its own distinctive and
characterised style of portraying the aesthetic appeal of natural
and historic motifs within its collections. The original artisanal skills of craftsmen combined
with modern technologies enable the creation of jewels which encompass both novelty and
An important attribute of Magerit jewels is their serial number, which is engraved on
individual pieces and which guarantees their exclusive nature as a unique, hand-crafted item.
Distinguishing design and superior quality are Magerit products’ main features which differentiate
the brand from other jewellery.
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by CAROL BESLER
Padlock pendants from
the Roberto Coin Pois
Moi collection, in 18k
yellow and white gold,
with diamond accents.
Pois Moi is Roberto Coin’s new down-to-earth signature
collection for elegant everyday wear
Earrings in 18k rose
gold, with diamond
accents, from the Pois
Italian jewelry maestro Roberto Coin is well known for his whimsical,
creative pieces, many of which have graced the red carpet and the covers of
high fashion magazines. His genius has produced everything from bracelets in the
form of fire breathing dragons to a diamond-studded ring sculpted to resemble the
head of a roaring tiger whose tongue is set with pink sapphires. Although these
quirky showstoppers often steal the spotlight, Roberto Coin has also demonstrated
a deep understanding of the need for well-designed, well-crafted everyday gold jewelry
— not every occasion calls for a roaring diamond tiger. Coin’s day wear tends
toward the classic — it is wearable, modern, yet occasionally with
traditional or vintage design codes, and always made according to the
same principles of craftsmanship as the finest piece of high jewelry.
His latest signature collection is the Pois Moi, which is distinctive
both for its shape and finish. The shape of most of the earrings, rings,
bangles, pendants and cuff links in the collection was inspired by the
rounded-off square television monitors of the 1950s. Coin’s modern
take on this retro shape is both refined and avant-garde, and the collection
has become an instant classic.
The collection’s other signature design code is its pattern of slight
indentations or perforations in the gold. This grid of round indentations
adds texture and creates subtle light return, an interesting take
on the surface finish of gold. “Even if the design appears extremely
linear and simple, the manufacturing technique is very complicated
and requires the highest precision,” says the designer.
Bangles in 18k yellow and white
gold, with diamond accents, from
the Pois Moi collection.
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“After the huge success of the Appassionata collection, I was looking for something with an
innovative design that could become a signature style in the same way,” says Coin. “The design is
ultra-modern, with a touch of vintage, so it perfectly fits a woman of any age.
“The pattern comes from mixing different ideas,” he says, “including the texturing of the gold and
the ‘pois’ (polka dot) trend seen at the Spring fashion shows. This style has never been introduced in
the jewelry world. In particular, the soft, square silhouette finds its inspiration in the Italian vintage
trend called ‘television shape,’ reminiscent of the old monitors of the 1950s.”
Circular pendants in
18k yellow gold from
the Pois Moi collection.
Square shaped bangle and ring
from the Pois Moi collection, in
18kt rose gold, with white diamond
pavé detail, and a Roberto Coin
signature hidden 0.3 carat ruby.
As usual, his instincts were right on target. “The reason
why it is already an icon is the huge success the collection
has had with the public, which is the final arbiter, and
because of the extreme elegance that only simplicity can
make eternal,” he says.
Despite this renewed commitment to the everyday, accessible
Pois Moi collection, Coin has not abandoned his
love for the glittering showpieces that are his trademark.
To the question, ‘what single item of jewelry should every
woman should own?’ he replies: “A big and colored cocktail
ring, the larger the better.”
Gold is the primary element, but many pieces are set with diamonds
and other gemstones. Many feature pavé diamond details.
Each piece includes a hidden 0.3 carat ruby, a signature of the designer,
meant to bring good luck to the wearer.
Roberto Coin feels the Pois Moi collection is unlike anything he
has ever created. In fact, when asked what makes Pois Moi typically
Roberto Coin, or how it compares to other pieces in his line, he replies,
“It does not compare at all. Pois Moi has a design that I never
thought I would create. If five or six years ago you had asked me
about a design like Pois Moi, I would unfortunately have answered
you that I was not interested at all. The first reason I finally designed
the collection is because of the current real market situation. I knew
I had to create something that is new, young, innovative and super
chic, something powerfully elegant as I like to define the Pois Moi
Square shaped cuff links
and rings from the Pois
Moi collection, in 18k
yellow gold and white
diamond pavé detail.
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“Pearls may seem like the calling card of grandmothers, but
the recent resurgence of the jewelry staple is anything but
tame,” says fahion blogger WhoWhatWear. We could’t agree
more. While there is always a place in our hearts for the
classic look of a strand of pearls, we are currently enamored
with the infinite ways to reinvent our pearl jewelry.
This stunner adds instant glamour to any outfit,
thanks to the drama of the contrast of pearls
and black sapphires.
Give the color wheel a good, hearty spin by
adding a slice of color to make the rose’ hues
in these baroque pearls really pop!
In the mood for something more adventurous? This
yellow gold and grey pearl necklace paired with a
pendant that can also be worn as a broach, takes any
outfit up a notch.
The only layering that is flattering and
doesn’t add bulk! Mix proportion and
texture to put a modern spin on ladylike
Bring out the underlying gold hues by
adding a simple yellow gold and
Here’s a score of a
combination - the famous
century tree pendant worn
on white gold chain
accented w grey pearls and
diamonds. This combination
takes you into overtime – 6
– makes a statement
while still being easy to
style with lots of
Dainty pink pearls dangle from delicate yellow gold
chain, can be doubled or worn long with this pearl
pendant. Fashion hint – wear the pearl pendant with
your classic pearl strand.
Rock Your Stack
Take the guesswork out -
minimalist influence with
As with any best laid plan, you have to be ready for the unexpected.
One of our favorite unexpected jewelry styles is stacked bands. With
no two hands that will ever look alike, stackables give every
woman the chance to make a statement all her own.
Finding the perfect stack takes some experimenting. Here are a few
from the DG girls to help you rock your stack.
Fine Art - blending colors and
designs, for a
Color, sentimental, mixing
metals, colors, tone and
elements of sparkle
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We know, you just mastered bracelet stacking, but it’s TIME to bring some bling to
your lonely WATCH. Plus, we’re always looking for ways to make jewelry more
versatile! We’ve combined a few styles to get you started.
Usually a collector of timeless pieces,
the always-in-style Rolex is
complimented by a traditional diamond
bangle. Break up your streamlined
pieces with a chain link bracelet.
Start with a pastel hue watch to
amp up the feminine factor and
opt for a petite piece in the
same color family. You can’t go
wrong with additional
A bold oversized watch anchors this
collection. The chunky link bracelet
balances the dainty bangle and a true
Boho girl always adds some more
easy it is?
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DG customers often celebrate milestones with us, it’s a huge part
of why we love what we do. So when one family celebrated the
engagement of their son and their 40th wedding anniversary within
weeks of each other, and DG jewels were a part of each celebration, we
knew it would be a year to remember.
Karen and Dick Davison met in the 9th grade and were high school
sweethearts. “This year we counted 46 Valentines Days we’ve spent
together,” said Karen. For the first 25 years they were married Karen
wore Dick’s grandmother’s wedding set. Purchased in the 1940s
in New Orleans, the gorgeous sapphire and ruby dinner ring
and eternity band is now part of their daughter-in-law’s
wedding set. For their 25th anniversary, Dick chose a
round diamond solitaire. Karen enjoyed her diamond
until she fell under the spell of an oval diamond just in
time for their 30th anniversary! “I’ve had a revolving
door of beautiful rings,” she joked.
For their 40th anniversary Dick wanted to
make sure she had something special she could
wear often. His daughter suggested diamond
jackets for Karen’s diamond studs he’d given her
last summer for her 60th birthday. The idea was a
hit and beautiful halo jackets custom made in the
DG shop were the result. A celebration dinner with
their children followed by champagne and wedding
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Photography by Lauren Yezak Reagan
cake at their Riverside studio made for a perfect celebration of the
blessing of 40 happy years together. “God blessed us richly with our
children and grandchildren, we are so thankful,” the couple said.
The engagement and wedding of their son and daughter-in-law this
year was another exciting blessing. Richard and Julie met in January
2013. It didn’t take long for everyone around them to realize their
special bond. After a year of dating, Richard decided it was time to find
the perfect ring to go with his great-grandmother’s wedding band. He
decided on an oval center stone and a vintage inspired Precision Set ring.
“Once I had the ring in my hand, I just wanted to ask her as soon as
possible,” said Richard. After a weekend with her family and receiving
the blessing from her parents, Richard asked Julie to marry him Easter
Sunday on his family’s ranch. “We want to build one day and when we
got to the spot that I always thought would be perfect for our house,
I got down on one knee.” Through tears of joy, Julie said “YES!” “I get
to marry the man of my dreams, I am so blessed.” The happy couple
married on November 8, 2014 in an intimate
ceremony in Bryan, Texas.
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He loves her outspoken
wit and confidence; she
is enamored by his
humor and laid back
demeanor. The old
cliché that opposites
attract might ring
true for Tiffany and
Heath in some
respects, but when
it came to her
engagement ring they
both knew that a
custom design by
David Gardner was the
How did you know he/she
was the one?
She has the sharpest wit of anyone I have
ever met…and the biggest heart. She is
the “go-to” person for all of her friends in
Watching him interact with people is
what made me realize I wanted to marry
Heath. He is smart, kind, sincere, and
hilarious (among other things), people just
love being around him. He is also very
calm and steady, a great balance to my
Type A + Italian blood combo.
Describe the proposal and plans leading
up to it. How many people had to keep it
I kept it a secret until I picked up the ring,
and even then, I only told our parents
and siblings. I put it in a safe deposit box
to give myself some time to come up with
something good, but I left the bank and
decided I couldn’t wait. I was so nervous
about Tiff finding out that I decide to go
for it and planned the whole proposal in
24 hours. My buddy helped me locate a
restaurant with a nice courtyard that I
could propose in, and I sent an email to
50 of our closest friends and family the
night before (secrecy was key), informing
them when and where it was happening.
I told Tiff we were going to grab dinner at
a new spot, and while driving over she
informed me that she had had a rough
day. I remember telling her “Well it’s
about to get a lot better.”
I remember telling
her “it’s about to
get a lot better.”
The whole thing went off with military
precision. We had nice moment by
ourselves in the courtyard and then she
was shocked to see our closest friends and
family members waiting inside. I found out
later that my buddy and her roommate
had physically moved a band that was
playing at the restaurant that night that
had tried to set up in the courtyard. All in
all it was perfect, and a memory we will
Did you have butterflies when you asked
her to marry you?
Of course I did. I had a whole nice speech
that I was going to use when I got down on
one knee. I ended up telling her the
speech on the way home because the
actual proposal was a blur and I pretty
much blanked out when I showed her the
Describe the process of having her ring
designed. Fears? Expectations?
The process was intimidating to me at first.
As a guy you know it has to be done right,
but you have absolutely no idea what you
are doing. David made it easy and took
the time to find out what Tiff and I both
wanted. He and I had conversations
throughout the design process about what
I wanted it to look like, and what he
thought would look best. After our
conversations I completely trusted him to
knock it out of the park and the end
product was incredible. It out did every
expectation we had; even my buddies
make comments on the ring.
When Heath got down on one knee and
proposed, I found myself scared to look at
the ring!!! As I recovered from the shock of
being proposed to, I bent down to Heath
on one knee and hugged and kissed him
and said YES!! When we came back into
reality, Heath was still standing there with
the ring – the most beautiful ring I have
ever seen – and said, “well, are you going
to take this?” I laughed and took it and
was quickly reminded why I was so
obsessed with DG’s couture pieces. I asked
Heath if this was seriously my ring because
it was so much more than I could have
I get comments on it everyday. When
Heath is with me and is commended on a
great job on the ring, he responds,
by HEDDA SCHUPAK
Beautiful Diamonds And A Commitment To Sustainability
In 1947, Frances Gerety, a young copywriter at the N.W. Ayer
advertising agency in Philadelphia, penned what would become the most
famous advertising slogan of all time: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And so
De Beers — the name of an otherwise obscure South African mining
company — was burned into the American consumer consciousness as
the world’s source for diamonds.
From this was born the Forevermark diamond brand. Diamond mining
companies from Australia, Russia and Canada now share De Beers’
formerly exclusive space in the diamond market, but De Beers alone
is responsible for making the promise already established in consumers’
minds: that a diamond means love, forever.
“Promises are powerful, precious and eternal,” says Charles Stanley,
president of Forevermark US, Inc. based in Connecticut. “A promise is so
precious that only a diamond will do. Believing in the power of a promise
is at the core of who we are and who we want to be.”
Forevermark diamonds are designed to deliver the promise in the
highest manner possible. Only certain carefully selected diamonds are
eligible to carry the Forevermark brand inscription; only certain designers
and manufacturers may set them into jewelry, and only certain retailers
may sell them.
The Forevermark diamond journey begins at the mine, where rough
diamonds are extracted from deep within the earth. Each mine produces
a wide range of rough diamonds, but only the highest quality rough
material will be cut into a Forevermark diamond.
Once cut and polished, experts at the Forevermark Diamond Institute
in Antwerp, Belgium, carefully inspect each stone again to determine its
fit for the brand. Between 5% and 10% are still rejected for not meeting
A Forevermark diamond must be:
• At least 14 points or larger (there are 100 points in a carat).
• Cut to a standard of Very Good or better, according to the American
Gem Society grading scale.
• Graded at an “L” color or above (on a scale from D to Z established
by the Gemological Institute of America).
• Graded at a clarity value of SI or above — there are 11 clarity grades for
diamonds: Flawless (FL), Internally Flawless (IF), Very, Very Slightly
Included (VVS 1 and VVS 2 ), Very Slightly Included (VS 1 and VS 2 ),
Slightly Included (SI 1 and SI 2 ), and Included (I 1 , I 2 and I 3 ).
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Stunning 1.25 Forevermark
diamond set in custom David
Gardner 1.1ctw pave diamond
Forevermark by David Gardner
solitaire pendent in 18k white gold.
Forevermark by Precision Set,
three-stone ring set in 18k
Less than 1% of diamonds mined in the world meet those standards,
say Forevermark executives. Diamonds that pass the final inspection are
then inscribed (microscopically, on the table facet) with the Forevermark
icon and a unique identification number, using proprietary technology
that is impossible to alter or duplicate. The microscopic mark — roughly
1/5000th of a human hair — can only be seen with a special Forevermark
viewer, not even a standard microscope. Only then are they set into
jewelry and sold through authorized Forevermark jewelers.
Promise to the people and the environment
The promise of eternal love that a diamond symbolizes only tells part
of the Forevermark story. Forevermark diamonds are guaranteed to be
conflict free and responsibly sourced from carefully selected mines in
countries that are committed to the highest business, social, economic,
and environmental standards.
Former De Beers chairman Harry Oppenheimer was an outspoken
opponent of apartheid in South Africa, and upon his death was eulogized
by the late Nelson Mandela for his commitment to freedom and justice.
Today, the Forevermark promise demands that not only are its diamonds
conflict free, but that the mines they come from benefit the communities
in which they are operating, in areas such as health care, education and
training, investment in community infrastructure, and a commitment to
For example, the hospital at the Orapa mine in Botswana also functions
as the district hospital, serving not only the mine’s employees and their
families, but also providing medical care to local communities within
a 600 km radius, and De Beers has set aside 200,000 hectares of land
around its mines for conservation of wildlife like cheetah, rhinoceros,
elephants and more. That’s an area five times greater than the footprint
of the mines themselves.
Forevermark diamonds come from mines in countries such as
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Australia and Canada. Forevermark
diamond jewelry is sold at 380 leading jewelry stores across the United
States and Canada, and in more than 1,300 doors worldwide.
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ringing in the trends
In the latter half of the 20 th century, the Tiffany-style solitaire setting
became the standard for American engagement rings, and has remained
so until recently. It is still hugely popular, but more and more women
are entranced with vintage-style milgrain work, halo settings, cushion
cut diamonds, and micro-pavé (oddly enough, this vintage-inspired
trend was made possible only with the very modern development of
The round brilliant still remains the numberone
diamond shape, but more and more brides
are choosing cushion, Asscher, oval, princess,
radiant, and other special cuts.
Custom David Gardner 18k
yellow gold and diamond
Ladies custom diamond wedding
band by David Gardner totaling
3.54ctw of round diamonds set
2.80ct emerald-cut center in an 18k white
gold double halo mounting with 0.90ct of full
cut diamonds. William Levine.
Today the engagement ring that most couples want to buy is
Round diamond, cushion
halo: two-tone 18k rose
and white gold, from
the one that best reflects their personal, unique style. Personalization
and customization are common — indeed, almost standard.
Some couples still abide by the more traditional method
of having the groom select a ring and present it to the bride,
but more often, the couple chooses it together.
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Incredible custom David Gardner
platinum and diamond ring designed
for a marquise center stone.
Halos, Clusters, Celebrities, & Colors
The halo setting (a center stone surrounded by
a “halo” of smaller stones) is the biggest thing to
hit engagement ring design since the Tiffany setting.
The halo adds visual interest to a single stone,
while incidentally making it look way bigger. It’s a
win-win all around.
So what’s next? Well, there’s a double halo, or
even a triple, but where to go from there? Some
fashion soothsayers predict the next big thing may
be a diamond cluster ring. Cluster styles are a great
option for the bride that wants a big look but has
a tight budget, says Amanda Gizzi, director of the
Jewelry Information Center in New York. The
diamond cluster ring has the same advantage as
a halo in making a big statement for less money
— sometimes far less — than a single stone would
cost for comparable size and quality. But rather
than the halo’s combination of a center stone surrounded
by many tiny diamonds, the cluster uses
multiple diamonds of the same size artfully arranged
in such a way as to give off maximum sparkle.
For example, Real Housewives of Atlanta star
Kandi Burress’s engagement ring, from the Karina
collection by Gregg Ruth, looks like a two-carat
oval, but it’s actually a cluster of smaller diamonds
set in the shape of an oval.
Speaking of Burress, celebrity engagements are
one of the biggest influences on engagement ring
trends. While engagement ring designs do mirror
general jewelry style trends, the celebrity trend
emerged big in the 1960s with the public’s fascination
over Elizabeth Taylor and her engagement
ring from Richard Burton.
Today, we know what a celebrity’s ring looks
like almost before her groom pops the question.
Recently, lots of them featured cushion cut center
stones — in a halo, of course. To wit: Tennis star
Ryan Sweeting proposed to The Big Bang Theory’s
Kaley Cuoco with a 2.30ct cushion cut halo set
engagement ring. Not to be outdone, Tim Witherspoon
popped the question to former Destiny’s
Child singer Kelly Rowland with a 4ct cushion cut
in a halo setting and pavé band. Then rapper Big
Sean presented Glee star Naya Rivera with a 4-5ct
cushion cut in a platinum halo setting with pavé
Vintage style David Gardner
Anthology three stone
engagement ring in 18k
white gold and diamonds.
The cushion cut — so named for its softly
rounded corners that resemble a pillow — is the
third most popular style after round and princess
(square). Some diamond dealers even say it has
supplanted the princess as number two. The cut
dates back 200 years and was once considered
the cut of royalty. Today’s versions, however, use
modern cutting technology to imbue this vintage
style with renewed sparkle.
Other trending styles include floral designs,
east-west settings, colored gemstone centers,
mixed metals, and twisted bands. In an east-west
setting, an elongated stone such as an oval, radiant
cut, or marquise is set sideways across the finger,
as opposed to the traditional north-south direction
up and down the finger. This modern setting has
reignited the popularity of cuts like pears and marquise,
which largely fell out of favor in the 1990s.
Color is a huge trend. Color has been big in
fashion, and the appeal crosses over into jewelry.
First, there’s the Kate Effect: Kate Middleton (aka
the Duchess of Cambridge) wears the sapphire
engagement ring belonging to the late Princess
Diana, Prince William’s mother, which has driven
acceptance of not only sapphires but also other
colored gemstones as a center stone. According
to Gizzi of the Jewelry Information Center, the
newest way to wear color is in the reverse: colored
gems flanking the center diamond.
Fancy color diamonds and mixed metals
are also trending. Whether platinum and
yellow gold, pink and white gold, or even
blackened metals for the hipster bride,
mixing metals adds a personal touch
to the standard engagement ring.
According to Severine Ferrari, editorin-chief
com, “Yellow gold has made a big
comeback, as well as fancy yellow
diamond centers. Rose gold and
pink accents are very strong, too.”
4ct flawless round diamond is set
in a romantic custom David Gardner
platinum and diamond twist setting
shown with matching wedding band.
The Kate Effect:
Precision Set cushioncut
sapphire in a halo
Radiant cut yellow diamond in an
18k yellow gold bezel surrounded by
Stunning custom David Gardner
double halo engagement ring
surrounds a .90ct oval diamond
with 1.5ctw of diamond accents.
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more than just the ring
Bridal jewelry doesn’t end with the
engagement ring or wedding ring.
There’s a wedding gown that needs
the right accessories, and what better
choice than something the bride
(and her attendants) can really wear
William Levine floral necklace
in 18k yellow gold with 8.25ctw
of pink sapphires, 8.52ctw blue
sapphire necklace and 2.20ctw
of round diamonds, $18,750.
Wedding dress styles range from ornate to simple, but Amanda
Gizzi, director of the Jewelry Information Center, says texture is
a top trend. Lace or bejeweled embellishments on the bodice of the
dress make earrings a wonderful way to pull the look together. We suggest
diamond or pearl as classic choices, and of course blue gemstones
such as sapphire, aquamarine or blue topaz continue to be a favorite for
brides to incorporate her “something blue.”
Hair jewels such as brooches or hairpins are also of the moment.
Fashion-forward brides are also drawn to hand ornaments
such as bracelet rings (a ring and bracelet connected by a
chain), says Gizzi.
Wedding day jewelry is a beautiful gift idea for the
groom to give his bride, or, as Kate Middleton’s parents
did for her, the bride’s parents to give their daughter.
Long after the dress is boxed up and put away and the
video is on the shelf, the jewelry is something she can
wear over and over and always remember that special day.
Gorgeous Mother of
Pearl earrings set in
yellow gold plated silver
surrounded with 1.7ctw
of diamonds by S&R
S&R Designs large Mother
of Pearl earrings set in
blackened silver, $2,500.
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3-7mm Mikimoto pearl
and diamond ring with
.99ctw of diamonds,
Gifts for the bride, the groom, their parents, and the bridal party
Brides are ditching the matchy-matchy gifts and choosing personalized jewelry options,
says Gizzi. She suggests initial pendants or monogrammed necklaces. Another way
brides are getting personal is by selecting one gemstone or metal as a unifying
theme, and then finding different jewelry styles to match each
For the mothers of the bride and groom, Gizzi suggests earrings.
“Necklines of the dress can vary, so a beautiful pair of
small drop earrings in diamonds or gemstones will draw the
perfect amount of attention to the face.”
For the best man and groomsmen, cuff links are a nobrainer.
It’s also a great idea for a gift to the fathers of the
bride and groom. In keeping with today’s trend of personalization,
choose either a playful style that represents your
bud’s or dad’s favorite hobby, or a classic monogrammed style.
Not French cuff kind of guys? Try a sterling silver business card
case or flask. With artisan whiskeys and bourbons trending, it’s an
elegant and useful accessory.
Finally, the bride needs a gift for her
groom. Cufflinks to wear with his
suit or tuxedo are his own special
marker of the day. This is also
a prime time to choose an
heirloom timepiece that he
will wear every day, and can
pass along to children and even
18k yellow gold
freshwater pink pearl
earrings with .25ctw
of diamonds, $2,200.
Heritage Chrono watch
from Tudor with selfwinding
to 150 m, 42 mm steel
case. Shown on steel
18k white gold Mikimoto
Petite Soleil pearl and
diamond pendent, $4,500.
Rhodium plated sterling silver Classic
tux stud with black onyx and .64 cts
champagne diamonds by Katie Decker,
$1,100. Rhodium plated sterling silver
Sparta cufflink with black onyx and .34 cts
champagne diamonds, $690.
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by CAROL BESLER
BUILT FOR ADVENTURE
TUDOR’s heritage as a high-performance sports watch endures
TUDOR’s new Heritage Black Bay and Heritage
Ranger collections are so-called because of their heritage:
they descend from a long line of high-performance
timepieces that were originally issued to divers
of the French Navy.
The new Heritage Ranger is a modern interpretation
of the collection’s heritage-style watches originally
launched in 1967. These were high-performance
sports watches built for adventure and extreme conditions.
Today’s collection is likewise imbued with
the pioneering spirit of the far North and epic tales
of sled dogs braving solitary frozen lands and the exploits
of adventurers defying hostile environments to
explore new frontiers. The robust Heritage Ranger
combines technical prowess and supreme reliability
in order to withstand such extreme conditions.
Original design codes of the TUDOR Heritage
Ranger include the dial color, numeral font, large
crown and the distinctive pear shaped hands. All numerals
and indexes are hand-painted with a colored
luminous substance to create an antique effect. The
lugs of the Heritage Ranger echo the original in that
they are drilled through to accommodate the spring
bars. The new model’s modern updates include a
larger case, at 41mm, as well as the introduction of
several strap options — and a bonus strap for each
model! There is a choice of three strap styles: a
brown leather bund strap with satin-finished rivets;
or a tobacco-hued leather strap reminiscent of dogsled
harnesses, and a steel bracelet. Any of the three
options arrive with the bonus adjustable fabric strap
in a woven camouflage pattern (crafted by the same
French artisans that produce fabric robes for the Vatican).
The bund strap is made of a single piece of material
that runs underneath the watch case, and
is lined with alcantara for softness and comfort.
The case is made of satin finished steel, and it
contains the self-winding caliber 2824, and it is
water resistant to 150 meters.
TUDOR’s new Heritage Black Bay is a tribute
to the original model, the Submariner, which
was first launched in 1954 and used by divers in
the French Navy. The new model retains stylistic
elements of the original, including its domed dial,
imposing winding crown (introduced on a 1958
model) and angular hands — dubbed “snowflakes” by
collectors, and seen on models issued from 1969 to
the early 1980s. The dial is matte black, with silver-colored
luminescent hands, and the bezel
and crown tube are midnight blue. Like the
Heritage Ranger, the Heritage Black Bay
comes with a bonus strap, featuring an
adjustable blue woven fabric, with
the purchase of a Heritage Black
Bay on a midnight-blue distressed
leather strap or on a satin-finished
and polished steel bracelet. It is
water resistant to 200 meters.
TUDOR is part of the Hans
Wilsdorf Foundation, set up
in 1945 by the eponymous
founder of Rolex. TUDOR and
Rolex respectively address the
high-end and premium segments
of the market, and are
served by a shared legacy of
watchmaking expertise and an
unparalleled after-sales service
TUDOR Heritage Black Bay.
TUDOR Heritage Ranger
featured on tobacco hue
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1954 60 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS INSPIRATION IN THE PURSUIT OF TECHNICAL PERFECTION
Heritage Black Bay is the direct descendant of TUDOR’s technical success in Greenland on the wrists of
Royal Navy sailors. 60 years later, the Black Bay is ready to stand as its own legend.
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY ®
Self-winding mechanical movement, waterproof to 200 m, 41 mm steel case.
Visit tudorwatch.com and explore more.
David Yurman’s background as a sculptor and his appreciation
for the enduring motifs in everyday life are evident in his
collections for this fall.
An avid equestrian, Yurman has long been inspired by the
classic devices of the equestrian world — stirrups, bits, halters
and other equipment used in tack. The Cable Buckle collection
is an evolution of the designer’s original Thoroughbred collection.
The buckle, which takes its cue from that found on a
horse’s bit, is paired with a curb link chain in some pieces, and
with the designer’s iconic cable motif in others. The designs
are rendered in sterling silver with 14k yellow gold highlights.
Some are set with diamonds.
The new pieces from this season’s Confetti collection are a
reinterpretation of David Yurman’s original design. The stacked
rows of metal set with cushion-shaped gemstones capture the
effect of light and color dancing on a grid. In fact, the original
working title of the collection was “spots and dots,” a reference
to reflected points of light. The new pieces are a refinement
of this concept, evoking a relaxed geometry with an organic,
delicate balance. Colored gemstones and diamonds are set in a
petite mosaic, adorning cabled metal in a playful dance.
Since its founding in New York in 1980, David Yurman has
become known as America’s leading fine jewelry and timepiece
brand. It features a range of signature gold and silver designs, as
well as diamond, pearl, and gemstone jewelry.
The designer’s fall collections are
inspired by motifs ranging from the
equestrian world to confetti
Confetti Wide ring with blue topaz and
Hampton blue topaz in sterling silver.
Confetti Narrow bracelet with
white diamonds in sterling silver.
Confetti Wide bracelet with blue topaz and
Hampton blue topaz in sterling silver.
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Cable Buckle bracelet with white
diamonds in sterling silver.
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don’t forget the band
Wedding band trends
For many couples, the rush of excitement about getting engaged quickly morphs into the hectic details of planning a wedding.
So much so that the most lasting symbol of the marriage — the wedding band — is left as an afterthought. But wedding bands, too,
have their design trends. There is always the classic plain gold or platinum band, but more and more couples view the wedding ring
as a style statement as well as an outward sign of their commitment, especially women who don’t wear their engagement rings.
Amanda Gizzi points to split-shank bands as a popular trend. This is a style that allows the engagement ring to fit in the middle,
but it can be worn alone, which looks like an open, airy design. Severine Ferrari says the leading trends for wedding rings are
intricate designs for the woman’s band, and black diamonds and texture for the men’s band. Alternative
metals such as tungsten and titanium are also popular for men’s bands, because of their modern
high-tech appeal and their relative indestructibility. But again, remember those Romans: no
reason a guy can’t also have two wedding bands: his gold or platinum ring for the ceremony
and to wear for dress, and the second contemporary metal band to wear for sports.
And, of course, multiple bands give women fashion options. “Stacking bands let women
achieve a balanced aesthetic. One band on top of the engagement ring balances the ring
on the bottom,” says Gizzi. “Some women continue to stack on bands after the ‘I do.’”
14k yellow gold gents wedding
band with hammered accents by
Christian Bauer wedding bands in 18k
yellow and white gold and diamonds.
Mark Schneider Eclipse ring with
a satin and high polish finish.
Bold and Beautiful collection
by Novell in 14k and 18k
yellow and white gold.
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keeps collectors happy
jeweling and a
The Oyster Perpetual GMT
Master II, with red and blue
Every year, amidst a sea of
online predictions and wish-list
postings, watch aficionados and fans
of Rolex eagerly await the brand’s
new introductions. The new models
introduced this year did not disappoint.
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The most talked about novelty was the long awaited Oyster Perpetual GMT Master with a
distinctive red and blue bezel (which Rolex lovers call the “Pepsi” because of its coloring). The
GMT Master II captures the color code of the original 1955 version of this iconic model, but
with a Cerachrom bezel for the first time. It is a particular color combination that is extremely
difficult to do in ceramic, not just in terms of achieving a seamless break between red and blue
halves — a major accomplishment in itself — but because this particular shade of red is a challenge,
and long considered impossible to create in ceramic. (The bezel of the 1955 version was
Plexiglass). The new GMT Master II also has a revamped movement, the self-winding Caliber
3186, with a blue Parachrom hairspring made of niobium and zirconium, which is ten-times
more precise than a conventional hairspring and highly shock resistant. The 40mm case is white
gold, and the model is not limited.
Rolex also introduced an updated version of the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller this year. The
model was first launched in 1967 as the Sea-Dweller 2000 (water resistant to 2,000 feet), and
the new one is the Sea-Dweller 4000 (water resistant to 4,000 feet). The only other revision of
this iconic model was in 1978, also rated at 4,000 feet. New is the black Cerachrom bezel with
PVD platinum markers, gold Chromalight hands and markers, blue Parachrom hairspring (in
Caliber 3135) and a bracelet with Glidelock extension system and Oysterlock safety clasp. The
new version, which is steel, retains the look of the ’70s version, including the famous helium
Another innovation is a collection of three new versions of the Sky-Dweller: 18k Everose
gold case and bracelet (with a beautiful “Sundust” dial); 18k white gold on a strap; and 18k
yellow gold on a strap. The Sky-Dweller, with 14 patents, was first launched to acclaim in 2012
and includes a bezel-driven function setting. With Caliber 9001, it has a dual time zone and
annual calendar, with months uniquely displayed through apertures on the periphery of the dial.
The three new versions of
the Rolex Sky-Dweller.
A new series of Oyster Perpetual models in 31mm and 36mm sizes previewed
exclusive new dials in sporty colors, including Azzurro Blue, Red
Grape, White Grape (a gold tone), Steel and White Lacquer with blue Roman
numerals. The watches contain the Caliber 3130 self-winding movement, with
Parachrom hairspring. Two of the watches are set with diamonds in combination
with either blue or pink sapphires in two different shades — with the
gems adjacent to the hour markers contrasted in a slightly darker hue.
The Oyster Perpetual Milgauss is another favorite of collectors. An anti-magnetic
timepiece designed for engineers and scientists in the 1950s, it was
reintroduced in 2007 with a unique green sapphire crystal, a first in watchmaking.
This year’s version features an electric blue dial which, under the green
crystal, takes on a powerful magnetic hue. This is perhaps the most unique
color combination of any other Rolex watch, and is sought after by both men
and women, and by both aficionados and newcomers to the brand alike.
Female collectors are
thrilled to see the new
34 collection this year,
a series of three 34mm
models that are
gem-set, each with
options that include
diamonds on the
bracelets as well
as the cases.
The Oyster Perpetual
Milgauss features a
new electric blue dial.
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A new series of
dials in sporty
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Lambert Wilkes, father of Julia Gardner, has been chosen as one of
five honorees for the Cotton Research and Promotion Program Inaugural
Hall of Fame. The honorees are recognized for their contributions that
have shaped the modern cotton industry.
Professor Lambert Wilkes (deceased), along with his team at Texas
A&M, is responsible for the engineering of the cotton module builder,
which dramatically increased the efficiency of cotton collection and storage.
Julia says of her father, “I am so grateful that he is being recognized for
his contribution. Although we often tell others about the cotton module,
he would be the last to tell you. I think that’s just one more reason he
was so well respected.”
The cotton module builder is a machine used in the harvest and processing
of cotton. The module builder has helped to solve a logistical bottleneck
by allowing cotton to be harvested quickly and compressed into
large modules which are then covered with tarpaulins and temporarily
stored at the edge of the field. The modules are later loaded onto trucks
and transported to a cotton gin for processing.
In 2000, the state of Texas acknowledged the module builder as one of
the four most significant economic achievements of the 1970s, alongside the
opening of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Southwest Airlines.
“I never really knew if he understood the impact of the module
builder. Sure, he got how it changed things, but for such an important
invention and innovation, he never mentioned its importance to anyone
I’m aware of, or the fact that he led the team that invented it. He
was always humble like that,” says an industry colleague.
In 2002, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
dedicated the cotton module builder as an historic landmark of
agricultural engineering, naming it “one of the top three inventions in
mechanized cotton production.”
Lambert Wilkes was a pioneer in the cotton industry. Born in Blair,
South Carolina, he attended Clemson, then Texas A&M. He served his
country in the Air Force and then went on to become a professor of
Agricultural Engineering at A&M. Professor Wilkes wrote many books,
authored many papers as most professors do but he did something that
truly revolutionized cotton ginning.
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