The Louis Vuitton monogram is a simple pattern, rows of four symbols: interlocking LVs, a diamond, a flower, and a quatrefoil. But what do they mean? No one is quite sure. Are they based on the tiles in the Vuitton home in Asnières? Do they follow the lines in a Coptic tapestry in Paris’s Cluny Museum? Doesn’t the four-leaf flower look like the stone quatrefoil on the Doge’s Palace in Venice?
"Sorry I’m late,” says Rahul Kadakia as he joins the conference call. “I was chasing a diamond.” Kadakia is head of jewelry at Christie’s International, so chasing diamonds is what he’s paid to do, though the discussion at hand is about a diamond he actually caught—a big one. On November 14, Christie’s Geneva will present the largest D flawless diamond ever to be sold at auction: a 163-carat emerald-cut stone owned and designed into a one-of-a-kind piece by de Grisogono.
Town & Country has been the premiere editorial voice in jewelry for over a century. To mark this distinction, and recognize the unparalleled talent in the contemporary jewelry world, we have announced the debut of the Town & Country Jewelry Awards. The winners will be selected by a committee of experts including our Editor in Chief Stellene Volandes, considered a leader in the field, and Fashion Market and Accessories Director Will Kahn.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".