Hi Anna,Thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. I had an insightful evening and I’m looking forward to seeing this through to the end product. I am glad Tom has referred me to you as it is wonderful to meet someone with so much integrity and so much passion for their work. In the beginning, I really didn’t know where to start but you have made it very painless and for that, I thank you!I will, for sure, be coming back with an idea of for the setting so I will let you know as soon as I can.Also, if you can send me the latest rapport report when you get it, that would be great. Thanks again!R. C.
Harry Winston CEO de Narp Resigning
Frédéric de Narp, the president and CEO of Harry Winston, has resigned from the company after three years in the role.
According to a report in the April 1 New York Post, which broke the news, Nayla Hayek, the current chairwoman of new owner Swatch Group, will assume de Narp’s role. However, a Swatch statement said, “We have no further comment as to whom will take over the position of president and CEO of Harry Winston.”
Nayla Hayek is the daughter of Swatch Group founder Nicolas G. Hayek, who died in June 2010.
The report also said that de Narp is leaving with a $15 million exit deal. However, the Swatch statement said the company “cannot comment on any agreements that have been taken between former owner of Harry Winston now Dominion Diamond Corporation and Frédéric de Narp. This includes his departure date and exit package.”
Accessorize Like It’s 1930: 5 Ways We Used To Wear Diamonds
Today’s starlets and celebrities have a long way to go before they match the jewelry fashions worn by the movie stars, heiresses, and socialites of yesteryear.
If anyone wants to argue with me, check out these diamond fashions I found in the JCK archives from the 1930s. These are your grandmother’s diamonds.
Diamonds were a star attraction at the National Jewelers’ Publicity Pageant held at the Hotel Commodore on Sept. 19, 1930.
A model at the party wore a million dollars’ worth of jewels, which included a diamond necklace, bracelets, and a ring with a single stone of “fabulous worth,” and earrings.
This unidentified model is wearing diamond jewelry from Oscar Heyman & Brothers, Inc.
“This modern gown of black chiffon accentuates the lustrous beauty of the emerald and diamond ensemble of necklace pendant, bracelets, ring, earrings, and hair ornament set off with a large marquise cut diamond of unusual brilliance.”
At the opening of the Metropolitan Opera season in 1930, white was favored by “many of the daughters of Dame Fashion.”
One of those daughters wore sapphires and diamonds with her white satin gown. “Both cabochon and cut stones combine to make a necklace, bracelet, earrings, shoulder clip, brooch, and ring. The diamond and sapphire hair ornament is new this season and is used with either a bob or long hair coif.”
In JCK March 1931, the magazine’s fashion editors recommended how women could accessorize with diamonds in the upcoming spring.
“When she goes forth to conquer they turn and look, even as you and I. Pendant earrings with a priceless stone in each, a spray ornament in her hair, a necklace, shoulder clips, bracelets, and rings in platinum mountings, and a long slender pendant give dash and sparkle to her gown.”
“When she turns her back at a fashionable gathering a lovely lady may be really interested in you. The diamond spray hair ornament, and a diamond necklace which comes down and almost meets the diamond clip, is all that is used to break the severity of the of the bodice’s line. The gown is long and shealth-like to below the hips, where it flares softly into a slight train. With it is worn a black velvet evening coat lined with white and with a white flat fur collar.”