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Issue 99


CANTURI October Coffee

AWNY had the special privilege of being invited to Canturi Jewels for the October Coffee Morning. The morning also had two surprise special guests. One was Stefano Canturi, designer and founder of Canturi Jewels. For over 20 years, Stefano has designed and crafted effortlessly artistic pieces that carry the timeless quality of iconic jewels. It was fascinating listening to Stefano speak about his passion for design, and also his use of rare Australian Black sapphires, which was the theme of the morning. Aleksandra highlighted and spoke about the rare black sapphires which are native to Australia. The store had many pieces for show that included the black sapphires and our AWNY ladies had the pleasure of seeing these pieces up close and trying them on! The other special guest was Barbie® by Stefano Canturi. It is amazing the hold that Barbie® has on ladies of all ages. This particular Barbie® was completely designed by Stefano and was auctioned by Christies on October 20th for a staggering US $302,500, making her the most expensive Barbie® of all time. Stefano applied his signature Cubism style to design a magnificent necklace for Barbie®, using a 1.00 carat registered tender pink diamond from the Australian Argyle mines and 3.00 carats of precious white baguette and carre cut diamonds and a diamond set ring in 18ct white gold. Stefano generously is donating all proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To view a video of the Making of Barbie by Stefano Canturi please click here - http://www.canturi.com/#/barbie

AWNY November 2010


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