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Thursday, October 22, 2020

How To Clean And Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, And Your Stuff

Maintain the same cleaning habits. Act responsibly.


Useful link:
https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-disinfectant-cleaning-guide

Malachite Ear Jacket Earrings By Mateo NYC

Take a look.

Useful link:
https://mateonewyork.com

Data Visualisations

Data tells a story, and when it's in the hands of Mona Chalabi, the tale can be riveting. 

Useful link: https://monachalabi.com

Storytelling Art

Get to know Marc Ferrero.


Useful link:
https://www.marcferreroart.com

Bavenite In Quartz

Spectacular gem inclusions in Quartz. Take a look.

Useful link: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2020-microworld-bavenite-in-quartz

The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Liberty

Take a look.


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Lab Grown Diamond Course

Gemological Science International has launched a new online education course titled Laboratory-Grown Diamond Essentials dedicated to laboratory-grown diamonds. Take note.

Useful link: https://gemscience.net

Rio Tinto’s Specials Tender

A selection of the finest rough diamonds from Rio Tinto's Canadian and Australian mines will be tendered to diamond specialists from the around the world in October and November. 


The Letlapa Tala Collection

Petra Diamonds will hold a special tender of five blue diamonds it recovered from the Cullinan mine in South Africa last month. The high quality, type IIb diamonds range from 9.61 to 25.75 carats, and were found in one week. I hope they will find the right buyer.


Useful link: https://www.petradiamonds.com

Kapes Fine Jewelry

Get to know Karishma Patel.

Useful link: https://www.kapesjewelry.com

The New Shima Collection

Get to know Judith Ripka.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Brahma Vajra Kamalam Diamond

A total of 7801 natural diamonds have been used in the ring named The Divine-7801 Brahma Vajra Kamalam. Take a look.


Useful link: https://www.thediamondkart.com/shop/record-breaking-diamond-ring

Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography

Get to know Katrina Karkazis.


Useful link:
https://www.katrinakarkazis.com

We Can Protect The Economy From Pandemics. Why Didn't We?

We should have listened to Nathan Wolfe.


Useful links:
https://www.wired.com/story/nathan-wolfe-global-economic-fallout-pandemic-insurance
https://www.globalviral.org

Claw Ring Quartet By Veiled Rebel

Take a look.


Useful link:
https://veiledrebel.com

MeliBio

Startup stories. Bee-free honey may succeed in the quickly growing market for vegan food.


Useful link:
 https://www.melibio.com

Hublot Meca-10 Clock

Reimagined design and engineering. Limited edition.


Useful link: https://www.hublot.com/en-us/news/hublot-meca-10-clock

What Becomes A Legend Most

Get to know Philip Gefter.


Useful link: https://philipgefter.com

The Massena LAB Uni-Racer

A '60s classic.


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The Upcoming Monaco Legend Exclusive Timepieces Auction

Take a look. I liked the designs.


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Cash, Credit And Covid-19

The Rapaport Diamond Podcast. Episode 34. Must listen.


Useful link: http://lp.diamonds.net/podcast

Tiina Smith

A collector, curator, and retailer of fine jewelry.


Useful link: https://tiinasmithjewelry.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Raising Boys To Be Good Men

Get to know Aaron Gouveia.


Useful link:
http://www.daddyfiles.com

Aragonite Star Cluster Pendant

Get to know Alexandra Lozier. 

Useful link: https://alexlozier.com

Torlonia Collection

The Tornolia Collection is known as the collection of collections. Must visit.

Useful link: https://www.fondazionetorlonia.org

Oona Empress Earrings By White/Space

Take a look.


Useful link:
https://www.whitespacejewelry.com

The TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition

Take a look.


Useful links:
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/tag-heuer-carrera-160-years-silver-limited-edition-hands-on
https://www.tagheuer.com

The Panerai Radiomir Venti PAM2020

Limited edition. Take a look.

Useful links: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/panerai-radiomir-venti-pam2020 I https://www.panerai.com

Watch Vlogger Jenni Elle

Hodinkee Radio. Episode 109. Must listen.


Jewelry From Queen Victoria To Be Auctioned

A good storyteller. Two pieces of diamond jewelry given by Queen Victoria to her goddaughters around 150 years ago are to be auctioned at Cheffins auction house in Cambridge as part of its Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Wine sale on 5 November, 2020. Take note.

Useful link: https://www.cheffins.co.uk/fine-art

Lab-Growns To Get Second-Tier Reports

Lab-grown diamonds should be sold with second-tier reports giving details of their manufacture, rather than 4C gradings according to CIBJO. The purpose is to preserve the distinction between manufactured diamonds and natural diamonds for which rarity is a critical factor. CIBJO has released a Laboratory Grown Diamond Guidance document, the final stage of a two-year process to standardize the lab-grown sector and boost consumer confidence. Lab-grown reports will include the name of the manufacturer, the production batch, country of origin, method of manufacture (HPHT or CVD), and information about any treatments and processes the diamond has undergone--all of which reinforce the message that the diamond was made, not mined. If the 4Cs are used to describe the physical characteristics of lab-grown diamonds, the letters 'LG' will be placed as a prefix before color and clarity. I hope it works.

Useful link: http://www.cibjo.org

Tiffany Reissues Elsa Peretti Designs

Tiffany & Co has launched a capsule collection of statement-making styles from its archives of Elsa Peretti pieces. Many of the reissued designs haven't been seen or sold by Tiffany in roughty 20 years. Take a look.

Useful links: https://www.jckonline.com/editorial-article/tiffany-reissues-elsa-peretti I https://www.tiffany.com/jewelry/shop/elsa-peretti

Sparkling Blast

A technological wonder from Ulysse Nardin. Limited edition.

Useful link: https://www.ulysse-nardin.com

Excalibur Superbia

Eminently brilliant. Limited edition.


Useful link: https://www.rogerdubuis.com/en/pride-in-all-its-excesses

Flow

I love the design. Take a look.


Useful link:
 https://www.hytwatches.com/model/flow-blue-fluid

Monday, October 19, 2020

Why Finnish People Tell The Truth

Shristi Chaudhary was spot on. Perhaps it's the Protestant roots. In Finland, the state is a friend, not an enemy. Finns are helpful but not interfering, warm yet stoic, and clear but not extremely expressive. I have collaborated with a lot Finns during my stay in Thailand. They are different.


Useful links:
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200615-why-finnish-people-tell-the-truth?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews
http://www.srishtichaudhary.com

Khartoum Ring By Khiry

Take a look.

Useful link:
https://www.khiry.com

The Oris Hölstein Edition 2020

Take a look.


Useful links:
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-oris-holstein-edition-2020
https://www.oris.ch

Bobby Berk

Bobby Berk is best known as the design expert on Netflix's Queer Eye and design solution provider.

Useful link: https://bobbyberk.com

We Walk

Amy S.F.Lutz writes openly about her experience----the positive and the negative----as the mother of a son with severe autism. Must read.

Useful link: http://www.amysflutz.com

Aggie

Must watch. Get to know Agnes Aggie Gund.


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Omer Arbel

Omer Arbel's latest series of copper-alloy vessels, dubbed 113 (Omer Arbel's 113th idea), will be displayed at Carwan Gallery in Athens, Greece, through November 7, 2020. Must visit.


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Jordan Nassar

A visual language in a new medium. 


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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Skeleton

Take a look.


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Primer On Gemstones And Their Appreciation

Joshua Munchow was spot on. I am also passionate about the craft, art, and science of gemstones and gem-set jewelry and their relation to watchmaking. 


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