Piece of the Week: Akaila Reid’s ‘Wavy’ Bangle
It’s the hero piece of the emerging designer’s new “Wavy Baby” collection.
The New York City-based designer, who launched her company in 2020, expresses exuberance in her pieces in two different ways.
First, she crafts pieces featuring an array of color combinations, like tourmalines in several shades, as well as gumball-shaped opals.
Second, she employs playful shapes in her gold and diamond pieces that are on trend with the fever for anything that’s postmodern and squiggly.
This “Piece of the Week” cuff from the latter category shows that a wacky and fun design can also be elegant.
Its meaning is sentimental, representing life’s preciousness via the waves of a heart monitor.
The bold statement piece is rendered in 18-karat yellow gold and features 6.93 carats of diamonds.
It’s available on the designer’s website for $50,850.
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A government official said search crews “found the needle in the haystack” when they located the capsule belonging to Rio Tinto along an 870-mile stretch of road.
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The IJO also welcomed one new vendor member to its 13-member board, Brecken Farnsworth of Parlé Jewelry Designs.
It begins with a “t” and ends with a “c” and is imbued with warmth and positivity, Peter Smith writes.
The tiny capsule, which is believed to have fallen out of a truck, was lost somewhere along an 870-mile stretch of desert road.
The jeweler’s expansion plans include 20 to 30 more stores in North America and the Middle East over the next two to three years.
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Executives from Fred Meyer Jewelers and Riddles Jewelers have filled the roles.
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