David Yurman Debuts Fall/Holiday 2016 Advertising Campaign

This season, David Yurman evolves its iconic advertising with a new campaign that also includes a series of six short movies by celebrated photographer Bruce Weber. Featuring models Natalia Vodianova, Jean Campbell, Dilone and other notables, David Yurman once again creates a disruptive campaign that will have broad appeal, touching those who are drawn to the spirit of the imagery.

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An image from the new David Yurman Ad Campaign featuring Natalia Vodianova shot by Bruce Weber (PRNewsFoto/David Yurman)

Since the beginning, David Yurman revolutionized the jewelry and design worlds with advertising campaigns that were a divergence from the typical still life jewelry ads at the time, bringing lifestyle and energy into the photos. This new campaign evolves the brand story and connects it to a youthful spirit and legacy. The photos capture the essence of David Yurman as the quintessential American luxury brand that expresses jewelry in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Creative direction was led by Shahid & Company.

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Dilone in the David Yurman Fall/Holiday 2016 Advertising Campaign

The lifestyle campaign highlights the unconventional artistry for which the brand is known, both through image and product alike. The women in the campaign including Vodianova capture the epitome of a David Yurman woman who is self-confident, empowered and down to earth. The campaign was shot in Southampton, New York, and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. The images speak to the intent of the brand since the beginning that jewelry is worn to express each individual person’s style and that the jewelry has always been designed to be layered.

Sometimes in fashion you do a sitting and it’s like a Mixed Martial Arts event,” said Weber about the campaign. “But working for David and Sybil Yurman was an exploration into knowing how beautiful jewelry dictates who a person is. I like their openness and their trust, which is rare.”

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David Yurman Fall/Holiday 2016 Advertising Campaign shot by Bruce Weber

The brand’s new collections are featured throughout, with an emphasis on the yellow gold Pure Form, Stax and Supernova collections for women. The Cable Collectibles, Belmont Curve Link and Solari collections round out the narrative, in addition to iconic David Yurman pieces. For men, the Maritime, Forged Carbon and Chevron collections take center stage, punctuated throughout with David Yurman Revolution timepieces.

Bruce Weber has done an incredible job interpreting the spirit of the brand and evolving the expression to encompass more joy, movement and optimism,” said Gabriella Forte, Chief Executive Officer, David Yurman. “When we look at our customers all over the world, we find a sense of passion and youthfulness that has almost nothing to do with age and everything to do with their outlook. The short films Bruce shot are a nod to vintage home movies that capture the essence of the family portrait, which is so important to the brand. Continue reading

ALEX AND ANI Unveils Exclusive Jewelry Collection Featuring Original Copper Preserved from the 1980’s Restoration of The Statue of Liberty

After nearly 100 years of standing guard over New York City Harbor, The Statue of Liberty underwent a much-needed restoration from 1984-1986. Stainless steel armature bars replaced her original iron frame and copper supports. The original copper was then preserved and stored for over 30 years, awaiting a new purpose. In a history-making unveiling, the copper preserved from the Statue of Liberty‘s centennial restoration is now available to the public through a jewelry and accessory line. ALEX AND ANI announces the groundbreaking launch of its LIBERTY COPPER Collection, supporting the work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

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This limited edition collection was created in partnership with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and includes 26 pieces available now. It features an exact replica of Lady Liberty’s torch, made from her preserved copper.

The signature meaning card that accompanies each LIBERTY COPPER Collection purchase reads, “Bearing her torch…we become Lady Liberty’s movement of light and hope. When we CARRY LIGHT, we ignite the light in others, and create one light indivisible.

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The biggest honor of my life is to take her message and make it literally, physically attached to each and every one of us,” says ALEX AND ANI Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer Carolyn Rafaelian. “LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD. That’s who she is. She holds the torch to light our path.”

With this, ALEX AND ANI encourages consumers to draw inspiration from Lady Liberty, and recognize the light they bring to the world. The company is asking people to answer the question, “What do you CARRY LIGHT for?” — for example, their causes, passions, art, the Earth, loved ones — then share their response via social media, inspiring others to do the same with the hashtag #CARRYLIGHT.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to restoring the monuments, the Foundation created a museum in the Statue’s base and the world-class Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor®, the American Family Immigration History Center® and The Peopling of America® Center completed in 2015. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

We always knew there was a greater purpose for these preserved materials,” said Stephen A. Briganti, President and CEO of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. “This collaboration with ALEX AND ANI will bring the Statue’s message and spirit directly into the lives of people around the world. We couldn’t be more pleased.”

(ALEX and ANI also released a short film celebrating the history of the Statue of Liberty and the collection. You can watch the video here.)

The collection is now available at ALEX AND ANI stores nationwide, as well as alexandani.com, and authorized retailers. For more information about the signature collection, visit alexandani.com. For more information about The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, visit www.LibertyEllisFoundation.org.

Robert Redford’s Sundance Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Jewelry Catalog

Premier Lifestyle Retailer Marks 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Collection and Trunk Shows

Sundance, a premier lifestyle retailer of women’s and men’s apparel, footwear, jewelry, accessories, art, and home décor, is pleased to celebrate 20 years since the Jewelry Catalog‘s first mailing.

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20th Anniversary Jewelry Catalog Cover (PRNewsFoto/Sundance)

Famed actor, director, and visionary of independent filmmaking through the Sundance Institute and the annual prestigious Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford founded the Sundance Catalog in 1989 to promote the works of artists and craftspeople from across the country and around the world. From a small operation run out of the attic of the old Sundance Village firehouse, the Sundance Catalog has grown to become one of America’s preeminent lifestyle retailers. Offering a thoughtfully curated mix of unique, premium-quality women’s and men’s apparel and footwear, jewelry, accessories, art and home décor, Sundance elevates the traditions of authentic American heritage into a classic and creative style.

In 1996, the inaugural edition of the Sundance Jewelry Catalog, dedicated to the artistry and beauty of jewelry making was created. Showcasing artisans and their craft from all over the world, the jewelry catalog quickly attracted loyal customers who appreciate the authenticity and originality of its collection. Two decades later, as Sundance continues to celebrate the community of jewelry artists who express their individual creativity through inspired use of mixed metals and gemstones, color and form, Sundance is renowned for the unique, yet timeless artisan pieces it offers.

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary, Sundance will introduce a limited edition collection of one-of-a-kind and exclusive pieces by some of today’s premier jewelry artists. Many of the handcrafted works of the featured artisan partners can be found at www.sundancecatalog.com/20years.

In addition to the collection, Sundance will host two trunk shows at the Sundance Stores at Edina Galleria in Edina, MN and Bridgeport Village in Tigard, Oregon to commemorate the 20th anniversary. The trunk shows will feature long-standing Sundance artisan Jes MaHarry who will be showcasing her one-of-a-kind jewelry.

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The flora, fauna and kaleidoscopic landscapes of Jes MaHarry’s California ranch inform her creations. Images drawn from her surroundings become whimsical pictographs scrawled in precious metals. Fanciful beads and colorful gemstones intermingle to reflect nature’s wild abandon. Often she adds an inspirational message like “Live love” or “Honor your dreams.” Each of her jewels is imbued with heart and a handcrafted aesthetic all her own.

From our beginnings in the mountains of Utah, to a beloved multi-channel national brand, we could not be more proud of celebrating this milestone with our most loyal customers,” says President and CEO, Matey Erdos. “We take pride in curating exceptional and unique jewelry collections which embrace creativity and new discoveries for artisans and customers alike. These loyal relationships are the foundation of our success.”

The Sundance Catalog headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, UT. The company’s unique product selection is available through its catalog, website and eight retail stores in Park Meadows, CO, Corte Madera, CA, Edina, MN, Dallas, TX, Southlake, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, Tigard, OR and an outlet store in Salt Lake City, UT. Visit: www.sundancecatalog.com.

Chloe + Isabel Launches Fall 2016 ‘Modern Muses’ Campaign with Renowned Photographer, Mark Seliger

Chloe + Isabel continues its mission to empower and celebrate women through its latest “Modern Muses” initiative. The jewelry brand and pioneer of social retail, celebrating their fifth anniversary, partnered with renowned celebrity photographer Mark Seliger for its new campaign starring seven real-life Chloe + Isabel Merchandisers who each redefine what it means to be a muse today.

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Chloe + Isabel is a jewelry company that works to empower women through its Merchandiser program which offers women training, mentoring and sales and marketing skills that build confidence and drive financial independence. Founder Chantel Waterbury started Chloe + Isabel in 2011 with the mission of creating a social retailing platform devoted to empowering the next generation of female entrepreneurs. Chloe + Isabel offers high quality jewelry, beauty, lifestyle products, and hair accessories with accessible prices. To date Chloe + Isabel has nearly 10,000 merchandisers throughout the country.

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Waterbury, featured alongside the Merchandisers in the images said, “In a world where everyone is so focused on celebrity, I felt it was important to highlight these real, extraordinary and passionate women that represent our incredible Merchandisers. These ladies have made a positive impact on their families and communities, and in my eyes, that is the true definition of what it means to be a modern muse in today’s society. I’ve always been mesmerized by Mark’s work and his ability to capture the true essence of people. He did an amazing job shooting the women as if they were celebrities and really brought our vision to life.

Seliger who is best known for his portraits and fashion work with Vanity Fair, Elle, and Rolling Stone said, “It was such an honor working with Chantel and this inspiring group of women. From the very beginning, the process and collaboration was unique and creatively a delight.

The campaign, which unveils the brand’s fall collection, was inspired by four historic female figures and their corresponding traits, including Lee Miller (The Hero), Anais Nin (The Rebel), Tamara de Lempicka (The Maven) and Leonor Fini (The Artisan). The featured Merchandisers demonstrate similar qualities but are showcased in a way that allows them to shine and tell their individual stories.

Chloe + Isabel‘s fall collection launched this week and will be available exclusively on www.chloeandisabel.com and through its nearly 10,000 Merchandisers nationwide. The merchandisers photographed are located nationwide from Seattle, Washington to Largo, Florida and information on their stories is available upon request.

 For more information, visit www.chloeandisabel.com or join them on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.

PANDORA Jewelry Celebrates The Unique Style Of Every Woman With The Introduction Of “The Look Of You”

The International Jewelry Brand Partners with Celebrity Stylists to Showcase the Season’s Hottest Trends in a Docufilm

In an experimental documentary-style film, the celebrated global stylists, Micaela Erlanger, Caroline Issa and Rebecca Corbin-Murray, are introduced to a woman, Ella, who begins by sharing a few personal facts about herself. From this interaction, the stylists are tasked to interpret her personality through a styled look that is influenced by the season’s biggest trends and accentuated by PANDORA‘s Autumn 2016 jewelry collection.

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PANDORA Jewelry Celebrates The Unique Style Of Every Woman With The Introduction Of “The Look Of You”

The docufilm culminates when the stylists unveil their looks, each reflecting a key seasonal trend to complement the woman’s individual personality – Gothic Romance, Metallics and Feminine Florals – while also demonstrating the versatility of PANDORA‘s pieces. In a final twist, the woman then presents a self-styled look that expresses the depth of her personality whilst incorporating elements of wider autumn trends.

I think jewelry tells your own personal story,” says Erlanger. “Whether it’s layering necklaces or mixing metals, or owning that statement ring or charm bracelet that you can add to or pass down. I look for pieces that are an extension of my personality and think it’s important to choose jewelry that speaks to you.”

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Erlanger has a reputation for propelling her clients to the best-dressed list of award shows and embracing a styling aesthetic that combines beauty with whimsy. A self-confessed “vintage-a-holic and glamour girl“, her fresh approach to styling continues to be a collaborative and personal process with a-list clients.

The unique docufilm is meant to inspire women around the world to express their individuality with their jewelry –and now more than ever, they can with PANDORA.

PANDORA’s jewelry universe is more adaptable than ever, offering a range of precious metals, vibrant gems and innovative, hand-finished designs that remain at the forefront of seasonal trends,” says Stephen Fairchild, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer at PANDORA Jewelry. “‘The Look of You’ campaign celebrates the versatility of PANDORA’s latest collection and encourages women to embrace their individuality from the inside-out.”

Erlanger’s autumn PANDORA favorites include, asymmetric earrings and pieces inspired by florals. And with the new Autumn 2016 collection that is inspired by a vintage style story, she is able to incorporate these new pieces to create unique looks that mirror every women’s irreplaceable qualities.

Sampling of the Autumn 2016 Collection:

  • Dazzling Poetic Droplet Earrings: Create a fresh and versatile look with these earrings finished with pavé stones and sterling silver ($80)
  • Sparkling Elegance Earrings: Rock these studs set with six bead-set cubic zirconia stones, on your earlobe or cartilage for a touch of elegance ($40)
  • Dazzling Droplets Earrings: Mix and match these sparkling studs with another pair of your favorite studs to create a playful look ($50)
  • Elegant Beauty Earrings: Add a touch of refined elegance with these stud earrings set with white, freshwater cultured pearls ($55)

The film’s experiment confirms the power of personal style in celebrating women’s collective uniqueness, encouraging others from around the globe to express their true selves with inspiration from some of the world’s leading style icons. Housed via a PANDORA digital platform, it will act as a go-to online tutorial for styling for the season to be shared and referenced by women everywhere. It will also call on local style enthusiasts to share their own interpretation of “The Look of You” and experiment with PANDORA‘s latest offering.

PANDORA’s Autumn 2016 collection and “The Look of You” campaign will launch globally on September 1, 2016, with the film released exclusively on PANDORA.net.

Nambé Introduces Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection

Nambé, a leading tabletop and home décor company, has announced the launch of a fine jewelry collection, debuting nationwide at Macy’s in mid-September 2016.

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Nambe Jewelry debuting at Macy’s in mid-September 2016. (PRNewsFoto/Nambe)

Recognized for its award-winning designs for 65 years, Nambé’s commitment to timeless beauty, artistic integrity and uncompromising quality is evident in the brand’s highly covetable collection of dinnerware, serveware, barware, home décor and gift items. The company collaborates with the world’s most esteemed designers to develop products that bring function and style into the home. From The British Museum in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Nambé pieces are exhibited in renowned galleries– and in all the best homes– around the world.

Inspired by the same award-winning, shape-driven designs that have become synonymous with the brand’s home and decorative pieces over the past six decades, Nambé Jewelry is a contemporary line of sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. The initial 26 piece collection introduction will rollout to 400 Macy’s locations at launch, and will be followed in October by an additional 12 items that will remain exclusive to Macy’s.

Designed by notable jewelry designer, Carolyn Pollack, Nambé Jewelry draws clear references from Nambé’s existing home products. “It is important that the Nambé aesthetic remain uniform across all product categories, and Carolyn has translated it perfectly for jewelry,” says Lou Scala, Nambé CMO. “The collection is sculptural and artistic, yet sophisticated and on-trend.”

Created with the stylish woman in mind, each piece of Nambé Jewelry is a unique work of art designed for everyday wearability. Hand-crafted in the U.S.A. and made from the finest materials, including sterling silver, semi-precious stones and leather, the collection will range in price from $120-$550.

We’re very excited to partner with Macy’s for the launch of Nambé Jewelry and are thrilled with the ambitious new direction in fine jewelry at Macy’s,” says Bill Robedee, Nambé President and CEO. “Jewelry is a natural next step in the evolution of our brand and an amazing opportunity for us to share Nambé’s unique design-heritage with a wider audience.”

Artistic Falls Adds Provocative New Pieces to Bridal Wear Jewelry Collection

Handcrafted jewelry retailer Artistic Falls (www.artisticfalls.com) has expanded its bridal wear collection with the creation of several new pieces for brides and bridesmaids. These unique, high-quality pieces build on the young company’s reputation for exceptional and provocative pieces that combine elegance, flair and just the right amount of whimsy. Based in Canada, Artistic Falls features custom, handmade jewelry that demonstrates the expert handiwork and creativity of its founder, Salwa Yak. Moreover, the company has priced its inventory to be highly competitive with brick-and-mortar establishments.

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Artistic Falls Gold Tone Bead Necklace (PRNewsFoto/Artistic Falls)

Our bridal wear collection features elegant jewelry, perfect for life’s most cherished moments,” says Yak, who also designs all of the company’s pieces. “Each of these pieces is designed to be provocative, but not gaudy, and carefully crafted to last a lifetime.”

Artistic Falls’ initial collection of jewelry features necklaces and bracelets appropriate for a variety of occasions, from everyday wear to parties and weddings. All of the pieces consist mainly of beads, strung together in artful and unique arrangements demonstrating rich color palettes. Materials include onyx, Siam rubies, Japanese seed beads, snow quartz and art glass, along with timeless precious metals like gold and sterling silver. Artistic Falls works only with hand-selected materials of the highest quality. Semi-precious gemstones are chosen based on their consistency and dazzling, brilliant color.

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Handcrafted jewelry retailer Artistic Falls (www.artisticfalls.com) has expanded its bridal wear collection with the creation of several new pieces for brides and bridesmaids.

The bridal wear collection’s newest pieces are made of the same impeccably crafted and high-quality materials as the rest of the Artistic Falls catalog. Featured materials include AB graded round bead gemstones, each one cut and drilled by hand; gold and silver metal beads for timeless accents; and Czech glass beads. None of the company’s jewelry contains even a trace of nickel.

Artistic Falls’ new pieces include the following necklaces and bracelets:

Black Onyx and Gold Japanese Seed Bead Necklace – Alternating black and gold beads create a striking contrast, yet pair well with traditional wedding colors.

Black Onyx and Gold Tone Beads Necklace – Similar to the Black Onyx and Gold Japanese Seed Bead piece, this necklace is all about contrast. Its versatility means it complements a variety of gown styles, and can be a signature piece at the ceremony, reception or both.

Black Onyx and Silver Tone Beads Necklace – Gleaming, textured silver tone beads are the highlight of this dramatic piece that’s been designed exclusively for a bride’s special day.

Black Onyx and Unakite Beads Necklace – The pink and green tones of unakite lend an earthy, warm quality to this 18″ princess length necklace. In the back, a black oxide toggle clasp completes the look and keeps the piece securely in place.

Black Onyx and Green Czech Bead Necklace – 6mm glass beads from the Czech Republic offer a dazzling display of color that will make an unforgettable impression on everyone at the wedding, reception or other special occasion.

Dark Travertine Bead and Gold Tone Tubes Necklace – The deep green tones of travertine highlight this elegant necklace that rests delicately at the collarbone and provides an exquisite complement to any bridal gown or bridesmaid’s dress. Continue reading