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Cindy Cho & SJP Create A Dancer’s Dream: The Ballerina Butterfly

On Pointe: The Ballerina Butterfly 

 

On Pointe: The Ballerina Butterfly

Contemporary fine jewelry artist Cindy Cho and actress/philanthropist Sarah Jessica Parker co-designed an extraordinary jewelry piece to be auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in October benefitting the New York City Ballet. The “Ballerina Butterfly” brooch, the 6thdesign from the Black Label Masterpiece Butterfly Collection was inspired by the poise and elegance of the ballet. It is made of titanium and 18-karat gold body, and features a cushion-cut brown diamond weighing 26.27 carats, three rough brown diamond slices weighing 47.71 carats, and three pieces of conch pearls weighing 7.25 carats, surrounded by 4,698 diamonds en mass weighing 98.09 carats.   The Ballerina Butterfly brooch was completed over the course of two years combining Chao’s workmanship with Parker’s insightfulness on style and design.  The two met in 2011 during Chao’s Masterpiece Exhibition in Beijing. “I have had the great pleasure of knowing Cindy and her work for several years, and it has been an incredibly special experience to collaborate with her,” articulates Parker, “I am so pleased to partner with her on this project, which benefits the wonderful work of the New York City Ballet, an organization that is close to my heart.”

The Ballerina Butterfly brooch will be unveiled July 7-10 during Paris Haute Couture Week. It will then travel throughout Asia and make an appearance in New York on September 23rd at the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala, where Chao and Parker will serve as co-chairs and then arrive Hong Kong in October, prior to the auction.

 

Photo: Cindy Chao The Art Jewel

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Sarah Jessica Parker Joins Exclusive Jewelry Experience WeTheAdorned

Sign Up For Exclusive Jewelry Shopping Experience WeTheAdorned

A new members only e-commerce site named WeTheAdorned.com has recruited fashion trendsetter Sarah Jessica Parker as its curator. The website scheduled to launch this spring, will present exclusive, limited jewelry collections. Each week a different designer curated by Parker, will be individually featured showcasing their distinct brand. The initial jewelry designer partners include T.Cyia, Pamela Love, Erickson Beamon, Dannijo, Paige Novick, Lizzie Fortunato, and Lulu Frost.

“The premise of WeTheAdorned is to do away with the typical discount model and provide consumers with something they really want: an in-season, luxurious shopping experience for exclusive jewelry made by designers they know, trust and love,” says Tim McElwee, WeTheAdorned Co-Founder.

WeTheAdorned is free to sign-up, and general members will have access to jewelry not offered to non-members. Premium members paying a one-time annual fee are given VIP accessibility to both exclusive jewelry and price points. WeTheAdorned will offer jewelry in semi-precious stones and metal as well diamonds and gold.

Margiela With H&M Launch Party

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

The highly anticipated launch of the Maison Martin Margiela with H & M  made its debut last week with a bash at a historic but dilapidated cast iron building with a nine story atrium in FiDi. Star clout was robust as Sarah Jessicca Parker, Kanye West, Chace Crawford and Julianne Moore were in attendance along with several fashion designers. The line was extensive for those who sought to buy the Belgian designer’s recreated pieces before they hit stores November 15th. Prices for the collaboration will be less than $400.00.

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency