Designer Spotlight – Van Cleef & Arpels

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Aug 112008
Van Cleef & Arpels  In the world of this legendary French jeweler, the most whimsical touches  are pulled off with virtuosity. Case in point: The Zip, a diamond stunner from the thirties, takes the form of a zipper—and actually works.  Chinoiserie-style earrings have Art Deco touches, while sweet bracelets evokes love, luck and nature with hearts, clovers and butterflies. Celebrity fans of this famed jeweler include Leighton Meister (at left), Jessica  Alba, Scarlett Johansson and Julia Roberts.

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Designer Spotlight – Chopard

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Aug 102008
Chopard bijoux are tailor-made for the spotlight. Whether it’s a  diamond-and-sapphire cuff with divine cutout work or a showstopping pair of diamond-and-peridot earrings, Chopard finds the link between monumentality and wearibility. “The big pieces have to be lightweight,” explains  Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, co-president and creative director of the feted Swiss company, whose celebrity following includes Gwyneth Paltrow (at left), Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.Learn more about the jeweler at