This week the annual In Style Awards were held for its fifth year in Sydney.
The winter wonderland themed cocktail party recognises women’s achievements in business and celebrates innovative ideas.
The event is sponsored by Audi and once a year they announce that year’s scholarship winner, the winner is granted a $10,000 bursary to help a woman further her career aspirations.
Among the many famous faces our “One to Watch” Kate Ritchie was there looking stunning as always in a pair of Percy Marks earrings. We think the coloured flower design is seamlessly matched to her off the shoulder black dress and adorable coloured purse.
Arguably, one of the most famous pieces of emerald jewellery is the Crown of the Andes.
The crown is 34.5 cm high, 52 cm in circumference, weighs 2.18 kilos in all and is made from 18 – 22 carat gold. There are 450 emeralds on it: the largest, known as the “Atahualpa Emerald”, is a rectangular stone measuring 15.8 by 16.15 mms.
This exquisite diadem that was made in the 1590’s is said to have taken six years to complete and after an array of owners its current unidentified owners that purchased the piece in 1995 keep it mostly in New York but occasionally put it on display in Indianapolis Museum of Art.
It has been suggested that as the crown was made in Popayan from local gold and emeralds and used for religious worship, that it should be returned to its original home. Although, there has been no word of this plan as of yet.