Rapaport Magazine

Designer Lines

By Amber Michelle
Inspired by the water and landscape of Corsica, Larkspur & Hawk designer Emily Satloff designed a new collection that captures the enchantment of the magical island off the coast of France. Satloff creates her jewelry using the colored foil technique popularized in the eighteenth century. She backs gemstones set in silver or gold with colored foil for a unique look that is modern and historic at the same time. The colors range from brilliant and vibrant to subtle pastels, but each jewel is characterized by a dreamy feel that is brought about by this historic method of jewelry making.
   The newly launched bridal brand Mireya Fit System brings new meaning to customization of engagement rings. Designer Harout Aghjayan has created a system where retailers are provided with a selection of semimounts and a selection of preset diamonds in various shapes and sizes. Any of the diamonds can be used with any of the mountings. Brides-to-be can interchange stones and mountings until they find the perfect match. The diamond is set in a patented lock-in system that can be assembled with the mounting on the very same day. In addition, Mireya offers a collection of finished engagement rings comprised of 185 styles, all made in the U.S.
   Art Deco, funky American pop form and spirituality…that summarizes the Black Diamond Collection by Carole Shashona. Each piece in the collection has a symbolic meaning that is rooted in the Chinese practice of feng shui that is meant to bring harmony, protection, love, health and positive energy to the person wearing the jewelry. All the pieces have a black diamond coin that is meant to be an amulet to assist the wearer with meditation at home or on the move.
   Maiden Lane has debuted its AspiriTM Collection of diamond engagement rings. The diamonds in this collection are cut to appear larger than their actual carat weight. Each diamond is handcrafted by artisans using a unique cutting technique that retains the brilliance of the diamond while at the same time creating a larger table that makes the diamond appear 25 percent to 50 percent larger than a traditional stone of the same carat weight.

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