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Luxury brands going to China

Luxury  firms will be going east by 2011 looking for more sells and bigger markets, some of them are already there.

Gucci, Cartier jewelry, Tiffany,  Luis Vuiton (Moet and Henessy), Tods.

Prada, with it’s base in Milan and owner of firms like Miu Miu, Car Shoe and Church’s opened new stores in Asia.


Gap opening in China

The French brands, Lacome, L’Occitane are selling in Hong Kong. Also Estee Lauder.

Automotive brands are doing good in China, like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

Some of the brands launched in the past year fashion events in China mainland like done by Hermes in Shanghai, other cities are in the focus like Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

As for this luxury brands they have to tailor new strategies for the east market adapted and new and attractive to the Asian eye.

Walking through the Wuhan-Guang business district, can be an experience (Wuhan’s Jianghan Lu) (江汉路)

LINKS:

When luxury and tradition meet East

https://bassia.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/when-luxury-and-tradition-meet-east

Gucci

http://www.gucci.com/cn-en/home

Cartier

http://www.cartier.com/show-me/collections#/show-me/collections

Luis Vuiton

http://www.louisvuittonjourneys.com/africa/

Gap Inc.

Take a look at Chinese Brands:

Shanghai Tang

http://www.shanghaitang.com/

LukFook Jewellery

http://www.lukfook.com.hk/en/n_index.asp

http://www.hktdc.com/fair/worldboutiquehk-en/HKTDC-World-Boutique-Hong-Kong.html

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October 16, 2010 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Diamond is my Color

There can be beautiful rainbow colors in our world, but the different diamond colors are the best to enjoy and they are great when wearing them. But first let’s see what a real diamond is and then we will understand why they bear different colors. And last but not least what are the best diamonds that are for us on the market, their value calculated by carat weight.

The best moment of them all is buying this gemstone, or let someone else buy it for us.

The Greeks used to call the diamond adamas this means “unbreakable” because of the strong bonding between the atoms, maybe and just maybe, it also speaks to us about the bonding, the engagement between man and woman when they make one another a love commitment, giving diamond ring to his fiancé like as a symbol of their compromise before marriage. Oh ! ok also for anniversaries.

If you want a technical explanation about the diamond structure you’ll not find it here, but I’ll try to explain how come diamonds have different colors. I’m not an expert, but I love diamonds. A diamond is formed by crystal structure called “diamond lattice” inside this structure sometimes are trapped impurities in the form of chemical elements as Boron and Nitrogen combined with it’s typical transparency, and polished to perfection, all this elements give the diamond it’s clear and sometimes white color we love so much in natural diamonds.

The polishing of the diamond is critical because this accentuates the high optical dispersion this means it has the ability to disperse the different colors that catch our eyes.

When there is more boron in the atom composition of a diamond we are talking here in one per million of lattice atoms we get a blue diamond. For a yellow diamond there has to be more nitrogen, and so on we can get black, grey, brown diamonds, green, purple, pink, orange and red.

When a white diamond has a yellowish color it’s said to be a cheaper diamond. Intense pink and blue diamonds are in the market and can be highly valued.

On the contrary to natural diamonds formed within the earth, synthetic diamonds are manufactured in a laboratory, made by high pressure and temperature, and by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). By the methods before mentioned, there are also yellow, blue, green and pink diamonds. Even black and brown diamonds are in the market. During a long time brown diamonds where considered worthless but they are becoming popular now days. This color is compared to champagne, to cognac, honey and caramel, even chocolate.

The trends for 2011 diamond jewelry and jewelry in general:

Snake rings and bangles, butterfly and flower motifs, natural stones with electric colors, multiple diamonds to give the appearance of a chunkier piece, gold with brown or chocolate diamonds with a vintage air

http://www.levian.com/trends/2011/

Chocolate Diamonds

http://www.levian.com/

http://www.jared.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category|10451|10001|-1|19070|19070|19070|Y

wellendorff.com

http://www.templestclair.com/page/home

For beautifull diamond, necklaces, rings, etc…De Beers

http://www.debeers.com/page/onlinebrochure

For beautiful jewelry and diamonds Boodles

http://www.boodles.com

Rare and exquisite Pink Diamonds

http://www.kimberleydiamonds.com.au/diamonds_pink.php

Hello Kitty

black diamond pendant by Kimora Lee Simmons

http://bit.ly/9X0JL2

The glittering world of Hello Kitty

http://bit.ly/5QBQuz

Color Diamond Chart

What is your diamond color??

fancy cut diamond chart

 

Links:

Diamond educational:

http://www.mavrikjewelry.com/Customer-Service/Educational

http://www.si.edu/encyclopedia_si/nmnh/hope.htm

http://www.ncdia.com/index.cfm

Read about the Kimberley Process: A joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds

http://www.kimberleyprocess.com

(stay informed it’s important) 🙂

July 10, 2010 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments