September 1, 2014

Luxury File

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Three wise primates Who says a gentleman’s dress shirt should be stuffy? Certainly not jewelry designer Stephen Webster. He can add a little whimsy—and humor—to your button-down French blue with these three wise monkeys cufflinks that embody the ancient Japanese maxim: “See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.” Made of sterling
silver, each cufflink measures about half an inch in diameter. $465 a pair. Saks Fifth Avenue in
Waterside Shops, Naples. (239) 592-5900.




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Eye-catching fashion Make a spectacle of yourself with these Gold & Wood 18-karat white gold eyeglasses. The 264 princess- and brilliant-cut diamonds add all the sparkle you need to read or to just look absolutely fab. The temples are fashioned from buffalo horn, by the way. The lens shapes can be customized. Order now because these handmade glasses can take up to three months to complete. $37,500 for the frames. Spectacles of Naples.
(239) 566-9300.

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Hit the road
From the inside, the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost is as quiet as a whisper, thanks to its V12 engine. From the outside, the Ghost is a sleek model that lives up to its pedigree, thanks to engineers’ attention to detail. With its trademark long bonnet and wheelbase, and short rear overhang, there is no mistaking this Rolls with any other car on the road. Starting at $282,825. Jaguar-Land Rover-Bentley-Rolls Royce-Aston Martin-Maserati of Naples. (866) 603-6011.

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Something in black
Of course, a white diamond catches the eye, but so does something in black. So why not make a dramatic statement wearing a bracelet festooned with a total of 22.44 carats of black and white diamonds? The black diamonds, 1.5 carats each, are set against 6.33 carats of white diamond pavé on white gold. Now there’s an accessory for your little black cocktail dress. $33,500. Mark Loren Designs, Fort Myers. (239) 482-4664.

 

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A touch of history
These English Minton Pate sur Pate urn-shaped vases, circa 1874, would look elegant in a living room or a study. After all, they were once owned by the head of the Bethlehem Steel Co. Pate sur Pate refers to a technique of pasting one layer of white slip clay atop another to produce a cameo effect that plays against a palette of celadon and chocolate. The vases are 12 1/2 inches high and 11 1/4 inches deep. $12,500 for the pair. Provenance Naples. (239) 263-4457.

 

Correction: The Breitling watch in January’s “Luxury File” is available at Yamron Jewelers in Waterside Shops.

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