Rapaport Magazine

Designer Lines

By Amber Michelle
From bridal to fashion, Gabriel & Co. has it all. The design-oriented line has several collections, each addressing different price points and styles of diamond jewelry. In addition to working with traditional gold and silver, the firm also offers stainless steel and diamond jewelry that is both style and price conscious. Gabriel & Co. recently moved its New York City headquarters to a new location that houses their showroom, production and executive offices. The company produces over 2,000 styles a year that take a woman from her first piece of jewelry to pieces worn as a symbol of success.
   For the third year in a row, Silver Promotion Service (SPS) was a sponsor of the LOOT: MAD About Jewelry exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. The annual event brings together 50 jewelry artists from around the world who create one-of-a-kind pieces in a variety of media. The designers sell their jewelry during the event and proceeds from LOOT benefit MAD’s exhibition and education programs. Sterling silver was used by a number of the designers, who employed a variety of techniques including knitting, sand blasting, perforation and rapid prototyping technology. The metal was also used in conjunction with wood, glass, porcelain and thread, creating innovative pieces of art jewelry.
   Artist and senior at Parsons The New School for Design, Brady Legler launched a collection of jewelry. Known for his large abstract paintings, Legler is inspired by items in his everyday life — the sharp points of pencils and paint brushes, the intersection of lines and contrasting geometric shapes. Legler’s foray into the world of jewelry was motivated by the fashion sensibility of his grandmother, who was a former model.
   Calling all photographers...Raymond Weil, the Swiss watchmaker, announces the eighth edition of its International Photography Contest. The theme of this year’s contest is Music and it is open to professional and amateur photographers. The Grand Prize winner is awarded $5,000, international media coverage and an opportunity to exhibit at the company’s booth at BaselWorld 2014. In addition, 20 photos will be chosen from those submitted and will be posted on the Raymond Weil website where the public can vote for their favorite image. The winner of the Public’s Choice Award will be given a Raymond Weil timepiece and international media coverage. Registration closes Friday, November 29, 2013, at 11:00 GMT. Winners will be announced on January 21, 2014. For more information go to http://www.raymond-weil.com/EN/Photography-Competition-2013/Take-Part.html.

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