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30 ONE PLATINUM EVENING Greg Manteris & Renea Abbott Marguerite Swartz, Denny Lyons Richard Dawson, Susan Glesby Katherine Whaley & Chris Wadley John B. Connally IV, Josiane Garrett Dede & Connie Weil Joan Lyons Laura & Ace Holley, Mindy Moak Virginia Steppe, Wayne Smith Gail & Charlotte Crawford Lorena Karpen, Alexia Karpen French Art Deco carved-jade earrings with diamonds, Burmese rubies, and natural pearls, set in platinum, circa 1930 Catherine D. Anspon details a bejeweled bash. Photography Chris Brown. Jewelry photos Kennon Evett. THE SETTING A ll the social gems came out for an evening at Wayne Smith Jewels' bauble boutique at the St. Regis hotel. Jewelry connoisseurs and long-time clients gazed at glass cases brimming with antique and estate jewelry of importance and pedigree, as well as stunning contemporary creations. Bijoux by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, Fred Leighton, and Belperron drew gasps, as did a dazzling pair of contemporary briolette diamond earrings, weighing in at 75 carats. An Art Nouveau dragonfl y brooch caused hearts to fl utter, while French Art Deco earrings and an equally dazzling necklace from the same time period were among the museum-worthy cre- ations on display. Proprietor Wayne Smith and Denny Lyons greeted guests and made sure bubbly fl owed. GEM DANDIES John B. Connally IV, Dede and Connie Weil, Jim Crane, Carrington Weems, Virginia Steppe, Susan Glesby, pro golfer Mark O'Meara and wife Meredith, Don Mafrige Jr., Terry Wayne Jones, Lorena Karpen and daughter Alexia Karpen, Renea Abbott and Greg Manteris, Charlotte and Gail Crawford, and newlyweds Katherine Whaley and Chris Wadley. Lisa Holt, Georgia Baker Joan Blaffer Johnson Carrington Weems Gail Stillwell, Joelle Rogers ONE PLATINUM EVENING Virginia Steppe, Wayne Smith French Art Deco carved-emerald necklace with diamonds, rubies, and natural pearl, set in platinum, circa 1920 bubbly fl owed. GEM DANDIES Meredith Wayne Jones daughter

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