THE ALLURE OF LUXURY EYEWEAR

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Luxury is in the eye of the beholder and those who possess it pay no mind to the price.

While there may be an economic recession, those with substantial means will continue to seek and buy expensive item
s when available. And luxury eyewear is no exception. Unique materials, exceptional designs, and distinctive features make luxury attractive to those who fancy it. The following are some highlights.

GOLDEN NUGGETS
The Solid Gold Collection in the Gold & Wood family of lavish and luxurious eyewear is desired by the elite who recognize and appreciate the best in life. The dazzling Prestige model, for example, is handcrafted by master jewelers whose expertise creates the highest quality design. Prestige has 253 brilliant cut diamonds and 11 princess cut diamonds (FG/VVS) for a total of 2.59 karats. The white gold is 18 karats and the temples are genuine horn.

NATURAL BY NATURE
Robert Marc creates distinctive eyewear inspired by historical designs. Introduced into the Robert Marc Collection this year are seven new exciting designs executed in genuine buffalo horn and trademarked under the Robi Horn brand. Each frame is made by hand from the finest quality horn material and makes a unique artistic statement. Robi Horn Style No. 607 is inspired by timeless vintage classics updated to be both modern and sophisticated, as well as incredibly light and comfortable to wear.

RARE BREED
LINDBERG, known for exclusive, custom-made rimless eyewear, takes that concept to a luxurious level. The LINDBERG Precious

Each temple of Premiere Vision’s TAG Heuer C-Flex is hand-carved with 20 layers from a single piece of carbon fiber.

Collection includes frames made of 18-karat gold, platinum, and natural horn (water buffalo, musk ox horn, and mammoth tusk). These unique materials naturally create one-of-a-kind temples that vary in depth, color, and pattern in black, black with white flecks, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, and beige/natural. Add 18-karat gold to the temple inserts that connect to the hinge and you have completed the luxurious look.

EXOTIC COMBINATIONS
Optical Shop International features DSL, a style within the ophthalmic Chrome Hearts Eyewear Collection that is a combination of an injected magnesium metal front and temples crafted of exotic macassar ebony wood or handmade Japanese and Italian zyl. Strong, lightweight, and versatile magnesium allows for uncompromising 3-D carved-out shapes.

DISTINCTIVE DESIGNS
TAG Heuer, designer and maker of the finest Swiss watches since 1860, brings its expertise to TAG Heuer Eyewear from Premiere Vision, A luxury division of Logo of the Americas Inc. The rimless C-Flex is made of weightless (.014 ozs.) and stalwart carbon fiber. Each temple is hand-carved with 20 layers from a single piece of this superlative material. Create a custom look for the man who is searching for luxury from one of four shapes in such colors as brushed ruthenium or polished black.

Chrome Hearts Eyewear’s DSL from Optical Shop International combines an injected magnesium metal front and temples crafted of exotic macassar ebony wood.


While the recession may impact some people, the desire for luxury never seems to cease.

Jackie O’Keefe is a writer, lecturer, and course preparer on various optical topics and consults in the Virginia Beach, VA area.

WHERE TO FIND IT
Gold & Wood
888-663-9065 • gold-and-wood.com

LINDBERG
800-386-9196 • lindberg.com

Optical Shop International
800-647-2345opticalshopinternational.com

Premiere Vision, A luxury division
of Logo of the Americas Inc.
800-345-3733 • tagheuer.com/eyewear

Robert Marc
212-675-5200 • robertmarc.com

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