The Jewelry Insider

February 23, 2009

Mickey Rourke is a men’s jewelry superstar. From men’s rings to dogtag necklaces see how the Oscar winner is making the men’s jewelry category shine all the way from the Oscar red carpet.

If you think Angelina Jolie’s emeralds were the most talked about jewelry statement on Oscar
night, think again. Mickey Rourke might not have won the Academy Award, but he
won our hearts with his adorable silver choker featuring a picture of his
beloved Chihuahua, Loki, who died earlier in the week.

Rourke told red carpet reporters, “She left me at a time where, after 18
years, she knew I’d be alright. It’s bittersweet because I said to myself, ‘I’d
rather have Loki another two years than an Oscar’, and I told her that, but she
stayed here as long as she could.”

New York-based jewelry designer, Betina Wassermann, created the piece after
hearing the sad news that the nominee’s beloved Chihuahua had died (she recently
lost a dog herself). The pendant is made by soldering Loki’s image between two
pieces of glass with Silvergleem lead-free solder and costs only $30, according
to
Wasserman’s Etsy page.

But that wasn’t Rourke’s only Oscar night accessory. He bedazzled his Jean
Paul Gautier cream tux jacket with a
chunky gold pinky ring, a series of glittering gold and black beaded chains and of
course his infamous gold tooth for good measure. And Mickey’s after party garb
was just as show stopping, with a cowboy hat, a
shimmering skull ring, and a beer to keep Loki company.

While we were all rooting for the Comeback Kid to take home the gold on Oscar
night, there is a happy ending to this underdog tale. Rourke announced that he
is adopting a new Chihuahua to keep him company. And he’s naming him Oscar.

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