Recent events in the world of jewelry design is interesting, compelling, and fun. The new year is starting with technology developments in jewelry design, changes in leadership, and
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Drama In The Jewelry World
A designer recently accused Reese Witherspoon of stealing her design. I Love Jewelry, owner and designer Jordann Weingartner filed suit against Reese Witherspoon’s company, Draper James claiming her original design has been used without her permission. Weingartner’s Magnolia Collection features her original, copyrighted design magnolia leaf with monogram. Draper James features products with a similar design. This will be an interesting case to watch.
Vanderbilt family member, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin has introduced a line of affordable fashion jewelry. The line is inspired by the Vanderbilt women and the jewels they wore.
Here Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin introduces her line.
First Time For Everything
Sotheby’s London announced plans to show never-before seen vintage jewelry sketches, “The Masters of Design”. The sketches include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, commissioned pieces by royalty, and the élite. The collection spans a century of work up to the 1960’s.
Source: Slideshow:Sotheby’s London to Show Rare Jewelry Design Drawings by Mark Beech (image 1) – BLOUIN ARTINFO, The Premier Global Online Destination for Art and Culture | BLOUIN ARTINFO
This May Be The Job For You
Alex and Ani, the hugely popular charm bracelet company has an opening in management. President Harlan Kent stepped down earlier in the week. No word on why he chose to leave the company. But, if you are in the job market, love jewelry, innovative, have leadership skills, this may be the job for you.