I often meet beautiful women (and men) here in sunny Naples, who are well dressed, well traveled, and well accessorized. For men, it's mostly about the watch, for ladies, there is more expression. Even if you don't own a second or third home - you can still be chic and elegant! Go on the sites Kenneth Jay Lane or Amanda Jaron.
Princess Caroline of Monaco owns some Mario Villa pieces. This "Mars Brooch" by Mario V is ultra chic, and not as costly as it might appear to be. Mario comes from Nicaragua, and lives and works in fabulous New Orleans, Louisiana. He also makes furniture, (save for another post) and has become very successful due to talent and hard work. I'm excited that we are getting a new jeweler in our Mercato, Mark Loren Designs, stay tuned for more on ML. One of our other Naples shopping venues, called Waterside, has FOURTEEN jewelry stores!
This gorgeous sapphire brooch, by JAR of Paris, sold for $230,500 at Christies. As beautiful as it is, and it is, my friend, Amanda Jaron (shown above) could make something for you that would be just as special, but not cost what a new Bentley might. Amanda is so talented, and her studio is located across from the aforementioned Waterside Shops, here in Naples. Ah...I still vividly recall the time I was helping George with his Tiffany Table Setting, at 57th and Fifth, NYC, when I got to ride up in the lift with none other than Paloma Picasso, the iconic French designer. I think of her often, her lips were made up like a work of art, so rich against her very pale blanc de chine face! You see, all of my life, my father has worked in the jewelry business, and we were often in Beverly Hills on business. It's a good life, and we all benefited greatly. Thank goodness for deBeers! DF XXOO