Adriana Lima Is Radiant In Chopard's 'Magical Setting' Collection, Lensed By Michael Schwartz

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What better place than Miami for Adriana Lima to showcase luxe jeweler Chopard’s new Magical Setting collection. Photographer Michael Schwartz captures the shimmering diamonds clustered in floral shapes in a unique, breakthrough collection of necklaces, earrings and rings. Elizabeth Sulcer styles Adriana with hair by Peter Gray and makeup by Georgi Sandev.

The skills of the maison's high jewellery department are put to task with this new setting, as the diamonds seem to be floating freely, with no links or claws holding them together. They come together in an explosion of sparkle, unencumbered by heavy metal prongs or claws, as if linked together by the tap of a wand. The collection features diamonds, blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, rubies from Mozambique and Madagascar, or emeralds from Colombia and Zambia. Each flower is anchored by a focal stone, that's surrounded by an array of precious gems. 

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Tiffany Commits To Sourcing Transparency For Diamonds .18 Carats and Larger

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Tiffany & Co appears on AOC frequently, given their significant contributions to wildlife conservation, frequently working with superhuman Doutzen Kroes. Tiffany & Co understands that younger customers have different values from their parents and grandparents, when the topic is inclusivity and responding to our global climate crisis. These younger customers are also concerned about the sourcing of their products in an industry known for some heartless business practices around the world.

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The Fifth Avenue jeweler has now committed to full transparency around the origins and ultimately the journey from mining to a sale at Tiffany & Co of all of its diamonds (0.18 and larger.

The diamond’s provenance will be listed directly next to the stone in stores, and a unique serial number, invisible to the naked eye, will be laser-etched on the gem’s surface. By 2020, the jewelry house vows to share the entire craftsmanship journey of each diamond, including cutting and polishing workshops in addition to the mine’s location.

“Through transparency in sourcing and craftsmanship, we hope that people will further understand the important journey of a Tiffany diamond, and its positive impacts around the world,” said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co.

Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Takes A Stand For Immigration Ethics & Lab Grown Diamonds

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Jennifer Fisher's Instagram page is testimony to her customers' love for OTT jewelry -- aka statement or major bling designs. Why not wear two giant hoops in one ear, writes Vogue. More is better. And just to reinforce the idea that today's bling-lovin girls can also have heart, Fisher throws in ACLU petitions and sad pics of immigrant kids at the border, lost in America's totally dysfunctional immigration system. 

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Responding to her immigration-related post in which Fisher wrote: Children Should Not Be Used As Immigration Control Tools. This Is Inhumane And Disgusting Separating Children From Their Families. The Zero Tolerance Policy Must Be Changed. Contact @aclu_nationwide And The Link In My Stories And Bio To Sign The Petition 

The ensuing immigration-related dialogue between liberals and Trumpers plays out in civilized style, but mirrors the national debate. 

Jennifer Fisher's approach to jewelry design and her personal/brand values underscores that people must not judge a book by its cover -- a challenge in today's Inst-world. The idea that more-is-more may not reflect your personal values. They are not mine, but I will not criticize any brand that is working to product more "sustainable" or "earth-friendly" jewelry

Fisher's new relationship with Diamond Foundry reflects her customers’ changing views on diamonds, particularly her millennial fans who are candidates to buy lab-grown diamonds. “As we’ve grown, people have been asking us more and more questions about [the origins of] our diamonds,” she said. “This new generation wants to know that no one was harmed [in the mining of the stones], and that they essentially have a carbon footprint of zero. But at the same time, we’re getting tons of requests for diamond stud earrings—so I thought now was the perfect opportunity to become more sustainable.”

Fisher’s new line of angular diamond “micro-studs” were made in a lab. They’re a product of her new partnership with Diamond Foundry, the fast-growing leader in lab-grown diamonds. 

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Fisher is calling them “the next generation of diamond studs” because not only are they edgy and mismatched but also you can feel good about wearing them. “This really started because I wanted to give our customers the option to choose between mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds,” she said. “[In the future] I want to give them the opportunity at check-out to choose what kind of stone they want in all of my jewelry. They can choose Diamond Foundry stones if they want to know where their stone is coming from, or they can pick traditional mined diamonds.” (Fisher clarified that her mined diamonds are certified conflict-free, but since diamonds pass through so many different hands, there’s no way of knowing every detail of their journey.) “If I had the option, I would choose Diamond Foundry. We’re finding that it’s not just the millennial customer [who wants them], either—it’s women who have worn mined-diamond engagement rings for years, but they want something new, and they want to feel good about it.”

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