Fernando Jorge Uses Pebbles in a New Jewelry Collection

On a visit to Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil a year ago, Fernando Jorge explored a few dried riverbeds where diamonds had been discovered during the 18th and 19th centuries. Anything sparkly was removed a long time ago, but the designer saw natural beauty in some ordinary brown pebbles — and was inspired to create his new 16-piece High series, an exploration of materials, textures and movement.

For a bold cuff and some rings and earrings, he mixed thumb-size brown pebbles from Brazilian riverbeds with brown diamonds. (Mr. Jorge couldn’t take rocks from Chapada Diamantina because it is a protected park.) And for a counterpoint set, he carved pieces of marble into similar shapes, then set them with white diamonds.

The jewelry was unveiled at Mr. Jorge’s solo exhibition in November, his first held at Sotheby’s in New York.

“Fernando’s high jewelry speaks to the contemporary art crowd, who see it as serious art,” said Frank Everett, Sotheby’s vice chairman of jewelry who organized the show. “This collection is a fascinating study in contrast, color and form.”

Mr. Jorge is a Brazilian who began his career working for jewelry designers in his home country before moving to London, where he earned a degree in jewelry design at Central St. Martins. He has sourced stones and produced most of his jewelry in São Paulo since he established his business in 2010.

For this series, the designer said he looked deeper into the concept of what beauty is. “Showing the pebbles with diamonds, it brought out what’s beautiful about the pebble: the texture, color and softness,” he said during an interview at the Sotheby’s exhibition.

The collection’s highlight is a 10-carat emerald discovered in Brazil’s Minas Gerais, a state northwest of Rio de Janeiro known for its colored gemstones.

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The Finest Diamond Jewelry Under $2,000

The gift-giving season is upon us, and if you want to show your nearest and dearest some love, do it with diamonds. From classic to contemporary, statement to delicate, here are some sparkling diamond jewelry suggestions that’ll get you on Santa’s nice list.

Love Text Studs by Rosa de la Cruz

Spread the love this Christmas with these playful studs brought to you by Rosa de la Cruz and Tierney Horne. Both women have backgrounds in the realms of fashion, art, and interior design, so expect jewels that exude beautiful, fun, creative flair. These studs have been crafted from 18k yellow gold (also available in white and rose gold) and white diamonds. Wear on either ear or stack ‘em up on one.

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Sophia Gold Diamond Bracelet by Jacquie Aiche

A dainty diamond everyday bracelet by Los Angeles-based designer Jacquie Aiche is a surefire pleaser. The bracelet is made from 14k yellow gold, and the delicate chain is punctuated with three diamonds with a total weight of 0.16 carats. Team with the coordinating Sophia necklaces for the full look.

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Bead Party Diamond Fête 2.0 Necklace by Adina Reyter

Get the party started with this Bead Party Diamond Fete Necklace by Los Angeles jeweler Adina Reyer. There’s a trio of beads on the 14k yellow gold adjustable 15-16” chain: the wide pavé diamond bead, prong-set baguette bead, and channel-set baguette bead.

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18K Yellow Gold Horseshoe Diamond Stud Earrings by Harwell Godfrey

Sweet little horseshoe studs, these have been crafted in the United States from 18k polished yellow gold by Harwell Godfrey. They’re topped off with round-cut white diamonds in

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SVB Is Helping Clients Sell Wine, Jewelry, and More This Holiday Season

Silicon Valley Bank was beloved for bending over backwards for tech clients from providing easy loans to hosting ski trips to Tahoe. Now, its private banking arm, SVB Private, which was acquired after the bank’s collapse in March, has introduced a new perk: promoting client products for the holiday season, often at a discount.

The most extravagant item featured is a $12,900 ring with onyx and diamond panels that flip; you can get 10% off with the code “SVB.”

But despite SVB Private’s elite clientele, the holiday gift guide isn’t intended to make headlines for boasting extravagant items like the Neiman Marcus luxury wish list. Instead, the list highlights SVB clients, which is organized by vendor rather than category and includes quotes from each founder. The most prominent client is wearable-tech darling Oura Ring, which is offering a $30 discount. Half of the 21 client-owned businesses featured are wineries.

Eric Flanagan, a hedge-fund manager turned winemaker, told Insider that the gift guide was a good omen for SVB’s new ownership.

“Post-acquisition, they can continue to do the things that differentiated themselves and made them unique and client-focused,” said the owner of Flanagan Wines, a guide participant. “They’re allowed to continue to be who they were.”

SVB client Eric Flanagan and his wife Kit pictured at their winery on a sunny day, wearing Flanagan Wines-branded windbreakers.

SVB Private’s gift guide includes Flanagan Wines, owned by client Eric Flanagan, pictured with his wife, Kit.

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The website launched in mid-November and was sent to more than 16,000 newsletter subscribers, including clients and prospective ones. SVB has compiled gift suggestions for private bank employees before, but this is the first time the unit has packaged them in a festive lander and made the discounts available to the public.

Greg Gregory, SVB’s liaison to 400-plus winery clients, predicted the guide would drive at least half a million dollars in sales

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Soon You May Know Exactly Where Your Diamond Was Mined

“The social and economic value of diamonds is very different depending on where they come from in the world,” Mr. Moltke said on a video call earlier this month from his home in Antwerp, Belgium. He moved to the city, a diamond trading hub, after leaving De Beers, where he had worked for 16 years, including five years in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital.

“I saw firsthand how these diamonds do good and how important it is for those communities who live off them,” he said.

This month, International Diamond Center, a 12-store jewelry retailer based in Clearwater, Fla., is planning to introduce Botswanamark’s branded diamonds at four of its stores, Mr. Moltke said, adding that the consumer experience will be similar to the De Beers model.

Greg Kwiat, chief executive of Kwiat Diamonds, a diamond jewelry brand in New York City, said the company’s Mine to Shine traceability program, introduced in June, was likewise based on a desire to show how diamonds positively affect the communities in Africa where they are mined.

Consumers who buy Kwiat diamonds are able to follow their stones from the mine through the stages of cutting and setting into jewelry. “Right now, we’re sharing videos and imagery of the process as it’s occurring,” Mr. Kwiat said. “At the end, you get this aggregated video from start to finish as a wonderful shareable memento.”

Proving mined diamonds’ origins is something the diamond industry has focused on since the late 1990s, when the blood-diamond crisis shook consumer confidence in the trade. In 2003, a coalition of governments, civil society and diamond industry established the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, aimed at preventing the flow of conflict diamonds.

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Alba Baptista Debuts Diamond Wedding Rings After Marrying Chris Evans

Alba Baptista and Chris Evans
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Alba Baptista was shining bright on Saturday, November 25, as she showed off her sparkling wedding rings.

The actress, who married Chris Evans in September, wore her diamond engagement ring and wedding band to the GQ Portugal Man of the Year event in Lisbon on Saturday, November 25. She debuted her wedding bling in an Instagram post showing off her red carpet look.

Baptista, 26, rocked a black Miu Miu mini dress with patent leather slingback heels.
She topped off the look with white gold diamonds earrings and a diamond watch from Cartier. The borrowed jewels perfectly matched her large diamond ring and delicate wedding band.

She and the Captain America actor tied the knot in September, Us Weekly confirmed at the time, despite never announcing their engagement. Evans, 42, revealed the following month that they enjoyed two wedding ceremonies.

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Captain America found his girl. Chris Evans and reported wife Alba Baptista were first spotted holding hands in November 2022, one year after the pair initially sparked romance rumors. “I’m gonna give you a good answer,” the Gray Man star said in an interview with Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland in July 2022, when asked about what […]

“I got married,” Evans told the audience at New York Comic Con while wearing a gold wedding band. “It was really, really great. We kinda had two ceremonies. We had one on the East Coast. We did one in Portugal. My wife’s Portuguese. Yeah, go Portugal!”

He noted that planning two vow exchanges wasn’t easy. “They were wonderful and beautiful. It’s a lot planning a wedding. For those you who are married, it takes a lot out of you,” he shared. “Now that we’re through that, we’ve just kinda been enjoying life,

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Burglary Transpires At J.R.’S Diamonds & Jewelry

SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a burglary that transpired at J.R.’s Diamonds & Jewelry in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, November 18. According to reports, authorities received a call after 1 p.m. at the establishment located on 15053 Ventura Boulevard.

Cameras captured an SUV ramming into the front of the business, before the burglars got out and started to steal items from the store. A large amount of damage was done to the store in the aftermath.

The company has the following message posted on their website:

“We have the very best, lowest prices based on the jewelers’ bible, “The Rap Sheet.” We not only share this diamond trade publication, but we also share all we know about diamonds. We have the largest selection of GIA & EGL USA certified diamonds in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. We are Sherman Oaks’ wholesale jewelry store for everyone.

A lovely experience of shopping at this family-owned shop, with three generations of knowledge & expertise. And we have loads of 5-star ratings on Yelp!”

No information on the suspects or the amount of damage to the business has been disclosed to the public. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Ashley Jensen shows off diamond ring at awards ceremony after secretly getting married

SHETLAND actress Ashley Jensen shows off her diamond ring at an awards ceremony after it emerged she had secretly wed.

The rock was front and centre while posing at the Scottish Baftas in Glasgow last night with husband Kenny Doughty, 48.

Ashley Jensen got secretly married to Kenny Doughty, 48


Ashley Jensen got secretly married to Kenny Doughty, 48Credit: Getty
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Ash, 54, is up for best actress for TV show Mayflies.

She married Vera actor Kenny at Priston Mill in Bath in August.

Pals claimed Ashley “barely stopped smiling” during the “super fun” and “emotional” ceremony on August 9.

It came six years after she lost her first husband, who she shares 14-year-old son Francis with, to suicide.

Ashley became known across the globe when she joined the cast of hit TV series Ugly Betty from 2006-08.

But before then she portrayed Fiona Morris in EastEnders.

Fiona is the wife of Rod Morris and appears when her and Rod come to the di Marco’s for dinner.

Ashley is also known for portraying Emma in After Life, a carer who looks after Tony’s dad in a nursing home.

The hit show follows the story of Tony (Ricky Gervais) who is grieving after the death of his wife Lisa.

Ashley showed off her diamond ring at an awards ceremony


Ashley showed off her diamond ring at an awards ceremonyCredit: Getty

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Heavy Diamond Ring Album Release Party at The Lariat – by Landon James

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This Saturday, November 18, Heavy Diamond Ring will be hosting a very special album release party at The Lariat in Buena Vista.

Heavy Diamond Ring (HDR) is an open-hearted, all-American, folk-rock band that is redefining the modern take on Americana music. Born out of the multi-decade, songwriting/musical partnership of lead singer Sarah Anderson and songwriter/guitarist Paul DeHaven and their band Paper Bird, Heavy Diamond Ring is a joyful celebration that melds rock ‘n’ roll, indie-folk, Americana, and a little bit of everything in between.

“A little bit of twang, and a whole lotta beef” is one way the band describes itself on their official website.

Having released their eponymous debut album “Heavy Diamond Ring” in 2019, their newest offering “All Out of Angels” was just officially released on all music platforms on November 14, 2023. To promote this new musical offering, HDR is hitting the road for three celebratory shows in Colorado concluding the run at The Lariat this weekend.

“All Out of Angels” is a beautiful dive into the more sensitive and tender side of HDR with a sense of familiar longing and tenderness permeating the entire album.

Begun as an album more than three years ago, COVID-19 significantly hindered the progress of recording as the world’s music industry was all but shut down. “All Out of Angels” is a collection of old tunes from the cutting floor of Paper Bird that Anderson and DeHaven brought to HDR to see if it meshed with their current musical vision. Within moments of introducing these older songs to HDR, Anderson knew it was an album they had to finish.

“A magic just happens. We all kind of tap into something that is unique to our band”, explained Anderson.

Anderson and DeHaven’s magical musical connection bleeds into the joy that HDR evokes

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Sparkling Orange-Yellow Diamond Earrings Could Fetch $12 Million

A pair of fancy vivid orange-yellow diamond earrings weighing 12.20 and 11.96 carats will be the top lot at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale on December 6 in New York. The earrings, which are named “California Sunset Diamonds,” are estimated at $7 million – $12 million.

A ring with a similar fancy vivid yellowish orange diamond weighing 5.16 carats has an estimate of $1.5 million – $2 million.

There haven’t been many details released yet for Christie’s final jewelry auction of 2023, but the sale will include several fancy colored diamonds, white diamonds and colored gems. As always, there will be signed jewels from important collections.

Other important lots include a ring centered with 3.49-carat fancy vivid blue fancy vivid blue diamond with an estimate of $4.5 million – $5 million, a ring by Tiffany & Co. featuring an 8.91-carat Kashmir sapphire with an estimate of $700,000 – $1 million, a diamond ring featuring a 7.31-carat Burmese ruby with an estimate of $1 million – $2 million and a ring featuring a 9.31-carat no-oil Colombian emerald with an estimate of $200,000 – 300,000.

The private collections being offered include pieces from Adolphus Andrews Jr. and Emily Taylor Andrews, Margaret Thompson Biddle, Ivan and Genevieve Reitman and Julian and Josephine Robertson. A Graff ring centered with a 42.97 diamond is from a “distinguished Palm Beach collection.” Its estimate is $500,000 – 700,000.

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Saoirse Ronan Spotted Out with Diamond on Her Ring Finger

Saoirse Ronan may have a new role — fiancée!

The Irish actress, 29, sparked engagement rumors after stepping out with a diamond ring on her left hand at the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring-Summer 2024 show earlier in October. A rep for Ronan did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

She and actor Jack Lowden, who co-founded the production company Acade Pictures, have been quietly dating for a few years.

Saoirse Ronan.

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Back in 2018, Lowden, 33, spoke highly about working with Ronan for the filming of Mary Queen of Scots.

“It was remarkable working with Saoirse,” he said during a panel with AOL. “The woman is a force of nature on and off screen, and utterly fearless and a brilliant leader as well. For being 24 years old, it’s just constantly amazing to me, not just her work but how she is on a set is amazing. ”

He echoed the same sentiments while chatting with lowden-interview/” data-component=”link” data-source=”inlineLink” data-type=”externalLink” data-ordinal=”1″Esquire UK in February about their work as producers in an adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s memoir The Outrun.

“We finished shooting in October last year, but it was a great adventure. Saoirse is, first and foremost, one of the best actors in the world, so to work with her in that way and help in any way I could was great. It’s hopefully the first of many — it was wonderful,” Lowden said of Ronan, who also portrays Liptrot in the film.

The actor also described how he and Ronan have similar mindsets when it comes to the projects that they want to pursue.

Saoirse Ronan attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring-Summer 2024 show on October 02, 2023 in Paris.

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