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Design Events

06 november 2009

Designer Pepito Albert has branched out to create his own jewelry and accessory line to be launched internationally, reports.

The jewelry line, called XVIA3 (pronounced 16-A-3), will be launched in Spring/Summer 2010. The luxury line of women’s jewelry and accessories is made out of sterling silver, pure gold and semiprecious stones.

Pepito also mixes selected accessories with crocodile, python or lizard skins. The designer’s inspiration comes from old ethnic or tribal jewelry and costumes.

Zoya, a chain of diamond boutiques under the Tanishq brand, launched a collection of diamond wedding jewelry, according to The Zoya bridal collection offers diamond-studded neckpieces, bracelets, earrings (pictured) and rings with elegant traditional designs.  

Sandeep Kulhalli, vice president of marketing for Tanishq, said, “We at Tanishq have been innovation leaders in jewelry, and the Zoya Wedding Collection reflects originality and beauty, where each handmade piece is ensured to become a treasured possession for that special bride. Each Zoya design is crafted with internationally polished precious stones and diamond[s], which [add their] the bridal ensemble.”

The wedding collection is available in New Delhi at Zoya, No. 72 GK I, M Block, and in Mumbai at Zoya at Warden Road. Tanishq has 115 boutiques in 76 cities across the nation.

Ernest Jones, the world renowned watch and diamond specialist has launched a new Fope Gioielli jewellery collection. This collection offers seven jewellery lines designed around the classical Italian jewellery tradition.

One of the seven jewellery lines is the sober and chic 'Flex-it' offering bracelets with two 18-carat gold springs, while the ‘Maori’ diamond collection design includes design reflections of tradition.

The collection will be retailed at eight exclusive jewellery stores of UK and through the internet.

Milla Jovovich and her fiancé got the star treatment from celebrity jeweler, Neil Lane, who custom-made their gold wedding bands in 24 hours flat!

Wedding jewelry is one of the most important purchases a couple can make - from the color and size of the wedding bands to the sparkle of the diamond engagement ring, says.

But Milla Jovovich and her husband-to-be (director, Paul W. S. Anderson) left that important part of the equation to the last minute - popping into famed jeweler Neil Lane's studio the day before their wedding asking him for a rush job.

Lane tells People Magazine, "I measured her fingers, we worked on the design and I designed it overnight! Paul picked them up (at lunchtime) while Milla was in hair and makeup getting ready."

The matching 18k gold wedding bands were delivered just in time and perfectly complemented the star's 19th century vintage gold engagement ring with colored pink, yellow and white diamonds.

The ceremony took place on August 23rd in the backyard of the couple's Spanish-style home in Beverly Hills, with Milla walking down the aisle in a dress from Temperley London's Bridal Collection.

All's well that ends well.

While dining out with her close friends Stella McCartney and Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna wore a white gold and black rhodium “Hamsa” pendant encrusted with multicolored diamonds, reported. The “Hamsa” is a Kabbalist amulet used to keep away the evil eye. Madonna wore the amulet on a Loree Rodkin white gold and black rhodium and gray diamond skull head chain. 

Loree Rodkin’s jewelry has been spotted on other leading celebs: The First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore diamond drop earrings by Loree Rodkin for the Inaugural Ball. Other stars wearing her baubles include Rihanna, Cher and Elton John.  

According to, Piaget has introduced a unique technique in its latest Altiplano Fingerprint watch collection, where the watch dial is an impression of the wearer’s own fingerprints. The buyers of an Altiplano Fingerprint watch send an impression of their fingerprint, which is set in the dial with gold and diamonds. This information comes from

The dial is set with a hand-wound mechanical movement, encased in one of the slimmest casings to be made anywhere. So far, the company has designed watch dials with fingerprints of Monaco’s Prince Albert II and the pop-star Ludacris, reports say.

The watch is created in the company’s Geneva workshop. Every timepiece in the Altiplano Fingerprint watch collection resembles a customised version of watch making.

Anjolee added a new diamond tennis bracelet to its line of jewelry on the heels of improving its customer interface online, informed. Shoppers may select style or setting and choose the metal type, diamond weight, diamond quality and tennis bracelet length. Options for all of Anjolee's jewelry include  platinum or gold, multiple diamond carat weights and six different diamond qualities. Anjolee's website allows users to view high-resolution images of the jewelry, rotate pieces 360 degrees and download product specs.

Nir Golan, vice president of Anjolee, said, "The changes implemented in the website have been greatly enhanced and now include the jewelry and customization features most requested by our customers." Anjolee sells  classic diamond bracelets, tennis bracelets, wedding, bridal and engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary rings, diamond earrings, diamond necklaces and pendants.