The Good Life:  FOPE and ObservaMé

Italian everyday luxury

 FOPE is an Italian goldsmithing company that has evolved over time into an International fine jewelry brand.  The headquarters, and production facilities, are located in Vicenza, Italy, where the company was established in 1929. Today, all jewelry is still made in-house thanks to a unique combination of craftsmanship and bespoke technology. 

 The FOPE creations share a distinctive character given by the 18ct gold weave that varies in gauge and design.  This signature jewelry represents a quintessentially Italian idea of style which has gained further global recognition with the introduction of Flex’it.  The Flex’it mesh is crafted solely in 18 ct gold and is rendered fully flexible thanks to tiny gold springs hidden between each link and has revolutionized the way bracelets (and rings) can be worn with its original, and patented, roll-on mesh. 

To create a unique, contemporary look for casual, or evening wear, discover FOPE’s latest collections with the versatility of Essentials and the precious details of Vendôme.

 International Diamond Center proudly presents the FOPE collection, please reach out to [email protected] to set an appointment to preview the collection.  

Athletic wear made in Tampa

ObservaMé is a dry-fit, active, apparel line with a wrist opening for performance devices and watches. 

 The product line has grown to include the signature shirts along with vests and performance pants and a variety of accessories. The apparel line for men includes half-zip and crewneck shirts, hoodies, vests, full-zip jackets with hoods and performance pants. Women’s athletic/athleisure wear includes sports bras, half-zip and V-neck shirts, full-zip jackets with hoods (with a collar and/or high/low option), vests, hoodies and long capris style pants. The designs include high quality, sustainable fabrics which include dry wick properties to prevent chaffing but maintain the soft and supple feel expected by high energy exertion performers. 

Karen D. Fultz is the designer. and founder, of ObservaMé, which manufactures and sells athletic apparel from its facility, located in Tampa. 

 All apparel, which ranges from $50 to $140, is available for purchase at 

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