The table is set for a gala evening event, the perfect venue to showcase the finest jewels and couture of the season.
A. Marek Fine Jewelry
Preparing for a cozy winter evening in, she begins with diamond Tudor Rose earrings set in 18k white gold from House of Garrard, paired with a mixed-cut diamond line necklace in 18k white gold from the A. Marek Private Collection. On the hand is a black and white diamond bell ring by Palmiero in 18k white gold. The look is completed with a stunning 18k white gold pave diamond bracelet from the A. Marek Private Collection. All items are available at A. Marek Fine Jewelry, located at 3021 Butterfield Road, #108, in Oak Brook, 630-954-2662, amarekfinejewelry.com.
Guests will be arriving soon, and setting the table in these18k gold stunners makes preparing much more glamourous. Diamond hoop earrings set in 18k white gold are paired with a sapphire and diamond peacock ring in on one hand, while a sparkling fancy yellow diamond ring adorns the other. A matching yellow diamond encrusted bangle and a set of 18k white gold and yellow gold bangles finish the look. Azar Jewelry is located at The Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 West Higgins Road, E-20, in South Barrington, 847-551-9394, azardiamondjewelry.com.
Karat Jewelry Group
This glitzy couple welcomes guests into their home. She wears a pair of 22k yellow gold and platinum stud earrings with GIA fancy yellow diamonds, paired with a 14k white gold pendant necklace featuring a fire white opal and mixed diamonds. A beautiful platinum and 22k yellow gold wedding set featuring an engagement ring with a large light-yellow diamond and brilliant cut marquise side diamonds and an Asscher cut diamond wedding band. Karat Jewelry Group is located at 9 East First Street, in Hinsdale, 312-854-3056, karatjewelrygroup.us.
Zabler Design Jewelers
These classic period Art Deco pieces from the 1920’s are perfect for after-dinner drinks in the study. She wears an antique European and Old Mine cut diamond pendant with a pair of 14k white gold antique revival style diamond filigree earrings. Antique platinum bracelets wrap around the wrists. One with marquise and round diamonds and another with European cut diamonds and pearls. Her look is embellished with three unique platinum and diamond Art Deco rings. A final 14k white gold filigree Art Deco three-stone diamond ring finishes her look. The man of the house wears a classic 14k white gold antique diamond ring with leaf motif hand engraving, a pair of sterling silver diamond cufflinks with black and white high fire enamel, and a pair of 14k yellow gold round black onyx and diamond tuxedo shirt studs. A vintage white gold and diamond Mathy-Tissot watch adds a classic and sophisticated touch. He finishes his look with a 14k white gold diamond wedding band with high polish and satin finishes. Cheers! Zabler Design Jewelers is located at 26 S. Prospect Ave. in Clarendon Hills or 9906 S. Water St. in Door County, Wisconsin. 630-323-6269. zablerdesign.com.
Merry Richards Jewelers
Following up on a on spectacular evening, she writes “Thank-you” notes to her lovely guests using a Mont Blanc Boheme Lacquer Pearl pen. A pair of 18k diamond dangling earrings are shown with a 18k white gold three-row diamond necklace and a set of 18k white gold rings are on each hand. One ring with a large fancy yellow diamond and the other a Christopher Designs wedding band with Lamour cut diamonds. Merry Richards Jewelers is located at 17 West 300, 22nd Street in Oak Brook, 630-516-8000, or 2861 Pfingsten Road in Glenview, 847-480-8988. merryrichardsjewelers.com.
Special thanks to ikram in Chicago and Neiman Marcus in Northbrook for providing fashions, and Peachtree Place in Northfield for providing home accessories.
On her: Rodarte gown from ikram in Chicago, 312-587-1000. Natori silk robe from Neiman Marcus in Northbrook, 847-564-0300. Shoes are owned by stylist. On him: Tom Ford Tuxedo from Neiman Marcus in Northbrook, 847-564-0300.
The historic home used is located at 405 N. Mayflower Road in Lake Forest, currently offered at $9,450,000 through Ann Lyon of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, call 847-828-9991.