Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jewelry Information Center Annual Fine Jewelry Luncheon

"Ginko Leaf" cuff by Anna Ruth Henriques

Eighteen-karat gold necklace with aquamarine and
rainbow moonstone gemstones by Robin Koffler

Eighteen-karat gold handmade bangles, with or without
diamonds by Maya Jewels

"Enduring Skulls" necklace by Ruff & Cut Signature Collection

On June 18, 2009, the JIC, Jewelry Information Center, held their annual fine jewelry luncheon at the Vermilion Restaurant.

I spotted a few favorites immediately after perusing the jewelry pieces on display. My ultimate favorite is an eighteen-karat gold “Ginko Leaf” cuff with reconstituted coral and diamond accents by Anna Ruth Henriques. It’s very difficult for someone petite as me to find a bracelet that fits my wrist, but this one fit beautifully when I tried it on!

Guest speakers for this year’s luncheon included the Women of Jewelia, from the book “The Necklace”, as they explained their inspiring true story of how thirteen women shared a diamond necklace, changing their lives and the community surrounding them.

I thoroughly enjoyed the lunch itself, including watermelon salad with cilantro and basil, Caldeirada de Peixe, which is a Brazilian seasonal seafood stew with an Indian kick tomato rice and the Vermilion Hedonism for dessert, a dark chocolate flourless cake served with chili masala orange blueberry sorbet.

There were a few pieces of jewelry that were raffled off that I would have loved to win, particularly an “Enduring Skulls” necklace from the Ruff & Cut Signature Collection, featuring continuous skull links in sterling silver.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and World Gold Council co-sponsored the luncheon. Jane Basch bracelets, Jewelers Mutual jewelry travel cases and Lika Behar evil-eye bracelets contributed to the gift bags.

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