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COCKTAIL HOUR

It’s time for oversized watches
to take a backseat, at least if
LE VIAN has its way. The brand
has just introduced the Kelsey, a
petite style that’s reminiscent of
cocktail watches from the early
20th century. The bangle watch
is constructed in steel with or
without diamonds and packs
maximum elegance into a compact
package.
levian.com

Kelsey watch with mother of pearl dial and
diamonds set in steel, MSRP: $2,999


This article originally appeared in the June 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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SMOOTH OPERATOR

A bride instantly will go from blushing to
fuming if the prongs of her engagement ring
or wedding band snag her clothing. That
won’t be a problem with Smooth Set rings
from
MARK PATTERSON. They feature
a proprietary technique that recesses diamonds
into the surrounding metal without
bezel setting or using prongs.
markpatterson.com

Platinum and diamond eternity band
and engagement rings (excluding
center stones), MSRP: from $2,640


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ALL IN THE WRIST

Just like Santa Claus,
Q Motion,
FOSSIL’s
latest entry into the
wearables category,
knows when you’re
sleeping and when
you’re awake. The device
tracks the dozing
hours and and activity
of its wearer. Unlike
the guy in the red suit,
the sleek, colorful
bracelet connects to
smartphones via Bluetooth
to permit you to
play music, find your
phone or take a perfect
selfie with a tap. When
selected apps or people
send messages or
updates, the bracelet
vibrates or flashes an
LED light.
fossil.com/Q

Fossil Q Motion
bracelet,
MSRP: $95



PERFECT VISION

According to Caterina Occhio,
founder of Fair Trade
Certified jewelry line
SEE
ME
, charitable products
can’t do much good unless
they’re truly desirable —or
shoppers won’t come back
for more. That’s why she’s
made style just as much a
focus as sustainability for
her range of gold and silver
jewelry, handmade by
women who have been victims
of violence in locations
such as Tunisia and Beirut.
The debut pieces feature a
heart motif in shapes that
are perfectly in keeping with
fashion, from lariat necklaces
to two-finger rings.
And there’s meaning behind
choosing the heart as a focus
of the collection: “We had
the naive thought that we’d
replace violence with love,”
says Occhio.
seeme.org

Silver heart bangle,
MSRP: $107

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BY A THREAD

Even before becoming
enthralled by
jewelry, ANGELA
GEORGE
had a
career that involved
adornment. She was
once employed in
the garment industry,
and with her
Halo collection she
draws on experience
gleaned from her
former line of work.
It was a textile that
inspired her to create
a line of designs
with a lacy pattern
formed by intersecting
18K gold loops,
sometimes dotted
with colored gems
or diamonds.

angelageorgejewelry.com

18K gold and green
quartz pendant,
MSRP: $1,100


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