Category: LUXURY Profiles

Media Spotlight: Liza Urla of GEMOLOGUE

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Holiday season interviews are always fun and this session with GEMOLOGUE’s Liza Urla does not disappoint. Urla, a trained gemologist who has a flair for dramatic looks, shared her thoughts on celebrating the holidays in style, jewelry trends in 2016 and beyond, and what’s up next for the mega-influencer. LL: The Holiday season is such a festive time—What are some of your favorite party jewels (from your own personal collection)? LU: Following the completion of my GIA gemology degree in NYC, I launched GEMOLOGUE in 2009. Back then jewelry designers did not allow to photograph their pieces as the digital…

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LUXURY Interview With Niveet Nagpal, Omi Privé

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We are very excited to welcome Omi Privé back to the LUXURY family/community, and loved getting the chance to interview Niveet Nagpal, the brand’s president and designer, for this issue. Despite it being the busiest time of year for jewelers, Niveet was a great sport and gave us a beautiful window into his (and the brand’s) world of colored gemstone perfection and exquisite design. LL: First off, we are thrilled to have you back at LUXURY. The Show definitely shines a bit brighter with your signature gemstone pieces in tow. Speaking of signature, can you tell us what the Omi Privé…

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LUXURY Spotlight: Providence Diamond

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Nestled within a charming shopping village in Cranston, RI, Providence Diamond Co. is everything you want in a hometown jeweler—a family-run business that caters to a longstanding clientele, yet has a grasp on broader industry trends and the know-how to work with the next generation of jewelry consumers. For our interview, we chatted with Brandon Solomon, son-in-law to owners Peter and Marcia Pritsker, whose expertise in business operations and retail has served the family business well. LL: Tell us how you came to be involved in jewelry? Did you always know you’d be a jeweler? BS: No I did not…

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LUXURY Spotlight: Style Me Pretty

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For Summer edition we wanted to dish with someone on all things summer style and NYC, which Gabrielle was happy to oblige. Her answers for where to eat in in Manhattan have our mouths watering and her perfect summer style (statement earrings and bare shoulders) is, well, music to our ears. Enjoy the interview! Gabrielle Hurwitz is the Associate Programming Manager at Style Me Pretty, where she specializes in creating original editorial content surrounding the world of weddings. She has previously worked at Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart Weddings, Women’s Wear Daily and Lucky. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Gabrielle…

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LUXURY Spotlight: Caroline Hadjibay, Managing Director for Andreoli Fine Jewelry

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If you’ve had the pleasure of viewing the Andreoli Fine Jewelry collection, you know that it is something you won’t soon forget—the color, the design, the artistry, the craftsmanship. If you’ve also had the good fortune to meet the brand’s leading face, Caroline Hadjibay, you know that she too is unforgettable. Here’s a glimpse into the life of this lovely woman and the jewelry her family makes. LL: You have such an interesting background, tell us about your family, and the origins of the company? CH: Andreoli was founded in 1945 by my late grandfather Abraham, who was a gemstone…

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