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The Jewelry Insider

February 12, 2009


Don’t worry – I refuse to subject you jewelry hounds to a diatribe about the ridiculous Jessica Simpson weight gain controversy. It’s called “fluctuation” people. Deal with it.

Let’s focus on the positive, now, shall we?

Tony Romo’s main squeeze helped announce the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards nominations yesterday at the Ford Theater in Nashville, and she showed up looking beautiful in the genre’s favorite accessory – big ol’ jewelry.

Gi-normous earrings have made a regular showing on the red carpets lately, and Jessica’s bejeweled tear-drop danglers could outshine any of them. Also front and center was a long black and gold beaded chain necklace that added a splash of sparkle to her LBD and “Bad-Sandy” in Grease leather blazer.

But Simpson is no stranger to fashion. Her retail empire has a cult following among fashionistas (check out this confessional from Glamour blogger, Tracey Lomrantz), and she just announced an expansion of her jewelry offerings with a new line called Cactus Flower.

According to WWD, Cactus Flower jewelry will feature bright colors and Swarovski crystals with a beachy vibe inspired by Saint-Tropez. And recessionistas will be happy to know the line is available in department stores like Dillards and Macys and has pricepoints ranging from $18-25.

Take that Carrie Underwood!

In the meantime, Simpson is bringing her newly stiffened upper lip to New York’s Madison Square Garden tonight where she continues her tour with Rascal Flatts.

Bring on the bling, sister! And leave the high-waisted jeans at home this time. Just a thought…