EDGE #424 – Floeting Rings In A Revolutionary Diamond Setting + 27 Global Stories

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From Brian Sweeney, publisher, NZEDGE.COM | 09 December 2021 | #424 | New York
Researched, edited and produced by Jane Nye (Wellington) and Alexandra Burnside (London).
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Innovation | Forbes
10 December 2021
Floeting Rings In A Revolutionary Diamond Setting
“A New Zealand jeweler has invented a way to put more sparkle in an engagement ring,” writes Forbes Watches & Jewelry contributor Carol Besler. The new Floeting Diamond created by veteran Wellington master jeweler Ian Douglas has been heralded by Forbes as…

Music | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
09 December 2021
Returning to the ‘96 Crowded House Farewell
Twenty-five years ago, much-loved band Crowded House bid farewell to the world, performing a free concert at the Sydney Opera House to a crowd of more than 100,000…
Music | NME
08 December 2021
With the Release of Time Flies Ladyhawke Opens Up
New Zealand dance pop artist Pip Brown, better known as Ladyhawke, talks to Belinda Quinn at NME about cancer, homophobia in the music industry and her…
Z-Files | Guardian (The)
07 December 2021
Antarctic Explorers’ Logbook Found at MetService
“Priceless” artefacts linked to Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott have been unearthed in a surprise discovery…
Film & TV | Vogue Australia
06 December 2021
Zoë Robins in Big Fantasy Show The Wheel of Time
“Fantasy and sci-fi is having a moment,” according to Vogue Australia journalist Charlie Calver. “The wave started with the debut of HBO’s Game…
Visual Arts | Guardian (The)
04 December 2021
Angela Tiatia Shows at Massive Matisse Exhibition
In the accompanying exhibition to the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new blockbuster exhibition Matisse: Life & Spirit, contemporary artists,…
Media | Japan Times (The)
03 December 2021
Jayne Nakata Promoting Women Podcasters in Japan
Jayne Nakata is a New Zealander living in the city of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, and the voice behind the award-winning “Transformations with Jayne”…
Music | Radio New Zealand (RNZ)
02 December 2021
Tenor Simon O’Neill Nominated for Grammy Awards
Ashburton-born tenor Simon O’Neill, 50, has snagged two Grammy nominations for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album in Classical, Radio New…
Film & TV | New York Times (The)
01 December 2021
Jane Campion Graces New York Times Magazine
“It has gotten easier over the years to feel comfortable with what [Jane Campion’s] work means to the world,” Jordan Kisner writes in a feature published in the New…
Rugby | CNN
30 November 2021
How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation
Every sports team has an expectation to succeed, but few do like the All Blacks, CNN reports.

The burden of public opinion – as well as the high standards set by…

Te Ao Maori | Conde Nast Traveler
29 November 2021
Naming NZ Aotearoa Meaningful Step for Travellers
The Māori Party has launched a petition to revert to the country’s original name of Aotearoa. In an opinion piece for Condé Nast Traveler, Māori…
Fashion | Australian Financial Review
28 November 2021
Mayfair Jeweller Jessica McCormack Speaks to AFR
London-based New Zealander jeweller Jessica McCormack has been designing and selling ever since her first piece which Rihanna bought – with her regular…
Architecture | Wallpaper
27 November 2021
Ponsonby Period House Gets 21st Century Facelift
“An Edwardian house in the Ponsonby neighbourhood of Auckland, has been given a 21st-century facelift with a thorough redesign and a touch of minimalism…
Sport General | Atlantic (The)
26 November 2021
Jiu-Jitsu Coach John Danaher Learnt from the Best
“Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been compared to chess, philosophy, even psychoanalysis. But its real appeal is on the mat,” Stephanie Hayes writes for The…
Nature | New York Times (The)
25 November 2021
Rare Sea Lions Are Back and Crashing Sports Games
After their populations were decimated by hunters, New Zealand’s sea lions are returning to the coasts – sometimes surprising locals by turning up…
Golf | Golf
24 November 2021
Steven Alker Gets All His Ducks in a Row
Since a Monday qualifier in the middle of August in the state of Washington, Golf magazine reports on what has happened to Hamilton-born golfer Steven Alker – six top 10s in a…
New Zealand | Conde Nast Traveler
23 November 2021
Gisborne’s Where the Surf’s At
In a Condé Nast Traveler feature, pros weigh in on the best places in the world for a surf trip – whether it’s for learning the sport, testing your chops on six-foot swells, or simply soaking up…
Golf | Sky Sports
23 November 2021
Golfer Lydia Ko Takes the Trophy in Dubai
A bogey-free 65 in the final round earned a commanding five-shot victory for two-time major champion New Zealander Lydia Ko at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International, earlier…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
22 November 2021
Film-Making Set Jane Campion Free
New Zealand’s “trailblazing director” Jane Campion speaks to The Guardian’s Sean O’Hagan about how the #MeToo movement inspired her first feature in more than a decade, “revisionist…
Film & TV | Guardian (The)
22 November 2021
Peter Jackson Takes Us into the Locked Beatles Vault
Ahead of his epic series Get Back, the New Zealand director Peter Jackson reveals the secrets of 60 hours of intimate, unseen footage of the…
Visual Arts | Sydney Morning Herald (The)
19 November 2021
Marie Mansfield Wins Australian Portrait Award
Ten-time finalist New Zealand-born artist Marie Mansfield has won Australia’s premier prize for female portraitists, the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award,…
Business | Variety Magazine
18 November 2021
Weta Digital Tech Sale has 1.65 Billion Special Effects
Unity Software, a 3D game-development platform, is expanding its VFX footprint in a big way with the US$1.625 billion acquisition of…
Motorsports | Sky Sports
18 November 2021
McLaren Names Emma Gilmour First Female Driver
McLaren has announced Dunedin-born Emma Gilmour as its first-ever female racer, with the rally driver set to compete in the new electric Extreme E off-road…
General | Atlantic (The)
17 November 2021
How New Zealand Used Humour to Reform Police
“Every year, American police officers kill roughly 1000 people. By comparison, New Zealand police officers kill, on average, about eight people per decade. Even if…
Taste | New Zealand Lamb
01 December 2001
Holy lamb of Godzone
Two of the culinary world’s US icons, Julia Childs & Emeril Lagasse, dined on the finest lamb in the world, courtesy of Newport Beach, California-based Noel “King of New Zealand gourmet food…
Design | Elle Decor
01 December 2006
Cream of the Crop
Essenze New Zealand‘s Manhattan store featured in the December issue of Elle Decor. Essenze showcases the work of David Trubridge, Alison Henry, David Haig…
Nature | Mail Online
02 December 2011
Great Barrier Phenomenon
American entomologist Mark Moffett, 53, claimed he discovered the largest weta of the species ever found. International…
New Zealand | News.com.au
03 December 2016
Waitomo Glowworm Caves – One of The World’s Coolest Underground Attractions
New Zealand’s Waitomo Glowworm Caves have been…
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