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Festival Lights

Every spring the biggest and brightest of the entertainment industry gather in Cannes, France for the Cannes International Film Festival. Over a 10-day period, films and documentaries from all over the world and from various genres are previewed.


“The aim of the Festival is to encourage the development of the art of film-making in all its forms, while fostering and maintaining a spirit of collaboration among all film-making countries” (extract from the Festival policy, 1948.)


The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.


The first edition of the Festival was originally set to be held in Cannes in 1939 under the presidency of Louis Lumière. However, it was not until over a year after the war ended that it finally took place, on 20 September 1946. It was subsequently held every September – except in 1948 and 1950 – and then every May from 1952 onwards.


“Cannes belongs to each and every one of us who, year after year, from wherever we are and in our own individual way, contributes towards creating it step by step. It is only by constantly analyzing the Festival, adapting its function and encouraging debate about it that we will continue to make it the very best it can be. Cannes must be open to new ideas, while remaining faithful to its past, of course. Diversity can only enrich it. That´s what makes the Festival de Cannes our festival.” -Thierry Frémaux


While early editions of the Festival were primarily a social event from which almost all of the films went away with an award, the appearance of stars from around the world on the Festival’s red carpet and increasing media coverage quickly earned it a legendary international reputation.


Fashion is also a prevalent theme whenever a red carpet is present and Cannes does not disappoint when it comes to glitz, glamour and sparkling jewels.



Naomi Watts wearing a white gold and diamond necklace.



Emulate the vintage look with Amidon’s sterling silver diamond vintage pendant.




Aissa Maiga sparkles in dangle earrings.




Amidon’s sterling silver and blue topaz dangle earings are also red carpet worthy.




A diamond bracelet is the perfect accent piece for Inès de la Fressange.


Accent your arm with Amidon’s diamond singe-cut tennis bracelet.


Giver Her a Little Kiss. She’ll Love You For it.


Hershey's Kiss jewelryHave you ever wanted to give someone a kiss? Sure you have, although you have probably held back giving kisses as freely as you’d like. Perhaps you’re unsure of the reaction you’ll get, and asking to give a girl a kiss can backfire. What if she says “no”?


Here’s a Kiss you don’t  have worry about giving; in fact, you can rest assured it will be warmly received. This Kiss is one any girl will gladly accept.


The chocolate-y goodness of the iconic Hershey’s Kiss has been transformed into fine, fun jewelry that’s as quirky as it is cute. After all, who doesn’t love Hershey’s Kisses? From the sterling silver traditional Hershey’s Kiss locket (it holds two photos!) to a 14K white gold, diamond encrusted pendant, this sweet symbol of creamy smooth love makes a perfect gift, in one version or another, for a tweener birthday girl, a grown up birthday girl who has everything (and loves her kisses), and all the girls in-between.


Each little Kiss shimmers with reflective light.


The Hershey’s Kiss line of jewelry at Amidon Jewelers is designed to replicate the famous foil wrapped chocolate treat with the familiar blue-and-white paper tag that peeks out at the tip of every chocolate kiss we savor.

Hershey's Kisses pendants


You can get sterling silver ring kisses (two versions available), and Hershey’s Kiss drop earrings in sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, pink (rose) gold, and of course, there’s the extra sweet diamond encrusted Hershey’s Kiss earrings.




For the girl who wears her Kisses on her sleeve (sorry, it was just too tempting), check out these 14K white gold, diamond encrusted 3D shaped Hershey’s Kiss charm bracelets.  Delectable.   Hershey's Kiss Bracelet


There are even Kisses for him – sterling silver Hershey’s Kiss cufflinks in two sizes. If he has a sweet tooth and loves kisses, these will make a fun gift that he’ll enjoy wearing anytime cufflinks are called for.


For something that might seem a bit silly at first glance, Hershey’s Kiss jewelry is actually a clever option for gift giving that is sweet, unassuming, and beloved by everyone. You can give Hershey’s Kiss jewelry to your girl and your Mom, your sister and your sister-in-law. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, although it certainly can be. There’s a Hershey’s Kiss pendant smothered in chocolate cz – perfect for the Hershey’s Kiss lover who is looking to watch her calories.


chocolate brown doamonds Hershey's Kiss jewelryNo calories here.


Women of all ages indulge in the Hershey’s Kiss Jewelry designs because they’re fun and they’re familiar. We all have a personal relationship with the Hershey’s  Kiss, after all; why not own it?


Hershey’s Kiss Jewelry pieces come in such a wide variety of precious metals and gemstones, there’s something a little bit tasty for every budget. Let’s face it, the Hershey’s Kiss is a part of Americana. People have enjoyed them since 1907, and no one is immune from the temptation to have “just one more” little Kiss.


We’re as smitten with the Hershey’s Kiss line of jewelry as we are with their edible counterparts. Give Kisses to your girls, and they’ll love you forever.


At Amidon Jewelers, a Kiss is not “just” a kiss.




Nature-inspired Fine Jewelry Is Out of This World

Jewelry inspired by nature has many translations, and for the nature-loving girl easily wooed by combinations of naturally harvested semi-precious and precious gemstones, gold, sterling silver, and bronze, the results can be dizzying. Artisans have their own individual motivations for the looks they create, each using very different elements and a unique vision to create the fine jewelry collections with which we form a connection.


amidon Lorenzo ring ringLorenzo jewelry finds its expression of nature in the finely cut natural gemstones, extracted from mines around the world. Each stone is crafted into an unusual shape and mounted in heavy sterling silver with 18k design accents for a look that absolutely dazzles. Lorenzo’s collections literally frame the earth’s most beautiful elements into wearable art, with all the luxury you expect in fine jewelry.

Amidon earrings


Lorenzo Jewelry offers a modern, fashionable take on classic jewelry designs, most pronounced in the use of vivid colors and exquisite precious metals.  These bold pieces speak to the modern woman who loves to be a trendsetter while embracing the highest quality design elements. The goal of Lorenzo jewelry designs is to enhance the wearer’s own personal style while creating pieces that can be worn for years to come.


Pearl and gold jewelry

For those of us who love literal interpretation, Michael Michaud captures nature’s beauty his Silver Seasons design collection by combining pearls, semi-precious stones, and bronze, sterling silver and gold to craft hand-finished replicas of elements found in nature.  Michael’s love of nature is expertly captured, using the artistic skills that give each piece in his collection recognition for its craftsmanship and beauty.


Michael collects flora from his global travels, and casts his jewelry designs capturing each natural detail from the original.  Currently living and working close to New York City’s flower district doesn’t hurt either,  as his seemingly never-ending source of inspiration translates into wearable art.


If your girl loves flowers, but prides herself on her edgy, artsty, contemporary tastes, you may want to consider a Sara Blaine jewelry design just for her. So many Sara Blaine designs are inspired from nature’s flora, combining colorful, faceted semi-precious gemstones with 18 karat gold and silver to create elegant, timeless jewelry with a trendy twist.Sara Blaine rings

Sara Blaine bracelet

With so many different takes on the floral theme, Sara has managed to produce a variety of distinctly original fine jewelry pieces that appeal to the tastes of women everywhere.