STONE’S THROW: Gemfields took over the London art gallery Phillips on Thursday night for the official launch of Mila Kunis as the face of its new campaign, and to showcase 37 works by jewelers and jewelry houses using its diamonds and colored gemstones. “It’s such a relief working with Gemfields,” said Shaun Leane, whose earrings Kunis wore that night. “To be able to tell my clients that, yes, the diamonds are traceable and, because of Gemfields, all the gemstones are ethical. It definitely helps with selling.”
The designers whose works were on display included Jordan Askill, Duffy, Bina Goenka, Hoorsenbuhs and Fabergé. Leane, meanwhile, had his mind on more than just rocks. He’s one of the few who knows all about Daphne Guinness’ new album. “I’ve heard the whole thing,” he said, “She’s classically trained and has a very soulful sound, a bit like Björk.” The first single, “Fatal Flaw,” is out now, available in vinyl form only from Show Studio and costs a whopping 100 pounds, or $150 at current exchange. The album, also called “Fatal Flaw,” will be released later this year.
This story first appeared in the March 18, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.