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The Jewelry Insider

July 18, 2014

One jewelry trend we’ve recently spotted on the celebs is men’s jewelry (because you know everyone likes to accessorize, and not just us ladies!). From iconic jewelry wearers like Johnny Depp to heartthrobs like Brad Pitt, everyone’s wearing jewelry! Check out the photos below of some well-known male celebs rocking some serious bling. Dare we say we could get a style tip (or two) from these trendsetting men…?

Jennifer Aniston’s hunky fiancé Justin Theroux (can you believe he’s 45?!) just recently graced the cover of Details magazine with a unique gun necklace. Justin is starring in a new TV series called ‘The Leftovers’ and is also a screenwriter.

Justin Theroux w:Gun Necklace

Justin Theroux w/Gun Necklace

Johnny Depp is pretty much the king of accessories. He always wears a mish-mosh of accessories and pulls it off effortlessly. Johnny’s got the necklace-layering trend down pat.

Johnny Depp w:Layered Necklaces

Johnny Depp w/Layered Necklaces

Looking for some men’s jewelry for yourself or to give as a gift? Check out some of our favorite pieces.Brad Pitt looks good in any outfit (and jewelry). Here he is casually sporting a simple necklace with an all-black ensemble.

Men's Black Enamel Dog Tag Pendant with Diamond in Stainless Steel

Men’s Black Enamel Dog Tag Pendant with Diamond in Stainless Steel

Black and Blue Men's Etched Dog Tag with Diamond in Stainless Steel

Black and Blue Men’s Etched Dog Tag with Diamond in Stainless Steel

Dolan Bullock Dog Tag Pendant in Sterling Silver

Dolan Bullock Dog Tag Pendant in Sterling Silver


Angelina Jolie Shines at “The Tourist” Premiere

Angelina Jolie’s red carpet fashion choices lately have left me, well, underwhelmed. There are only so many incarnations of the black gown/diamond stud combo we jewelry hounds are expected to endure on the most beautiful A-lister in the world, right?

But she SO redeemed herself at last night’s New York premiere for her latest flick, The Tourist, in a sultry winter white Versace number and unique emerald-cut beryl earrings that sent me scrambling to find out more.

So here’s the skinny:

Of course someone as gorg. as A-Jo has to have her own personal jeweler, right? Enter, Robert Procop – Asprey’s former CEO who’s bejeweled Brad Pitt’s better half for the past ten years or so.

Turns out, the earrings she wore on the carpet last night are part of a collection she and Procop collaborated on together – with all proceeds benefiting Jolie’s personal charity, The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.

And the emerald ring Brad Pitt wore on the carpet last night also served as inspiration for one of the pieces, WWD reports.

Unfortunately, we mere mortals won’t be able to snag some for our own collection since the items are only available to Procop’s personal clients – and are priced accordingly. Whatevs. As long as it’s for the children…

While these beryl beauties aren’t as stunning as the emerald earrings Jolie made famous at the 2009 Oscars, they are a WELCOME reprieve from the snoresville stud earring Jolie had in heavy rotation while promoting her last film, Salt. (see my earlier rant here for more)

Although it’s hard to complain when she’s got the best accessory of all on her arm… Just bring Brad and I’ll keep the snark to myself.

The Jewelry Insider

December 30, 2009

Another year down, jewelry hounds, another year of frivolous fun in jewelry land. We’ve seen red carpets sparkle (and stink up the joint), the entire D-list attempt to start their own jewelry lines, stunning diamond auction sales despite a Bernie Madoff-induced luxury melt down, and plenty of ‘lower jaw-drop’ moments.

As we bloggers are predisposed to do this time of year, I’ve taken a look back at 2009 and culled together some of my favorite jewelry moments with some of yours. The result? This little Top Ten list for your reading pleasure.

Thanks to all for joining this shiny place of jewel-filled sarcasm, schadenfreude and joy. Here’s to another bling-filled year!

10. Brad Pitt’s Diamond Daughter

The third most popular post this year involved a random tidbit detailing Brad Pitt’s diamond jewelry gift to his daughter, Shiloh. Lesson learned? Some kids have all the luck. And always write about Brad Pitt.

9. Technicolor Diamonds

Lower jaw-drop moment of the year alert: Despite the economic woes taking most of us mortals to our knees this year, some lucky as*&, I mean, folks snapped up some stunning natural-color diamonds off the auction block in 2009 – inlcuding the Wittelsbach blue diamond that broke the record for most expensive rock ever sold at auction.

8. Woodstock/Mad Men Mania

The 60s came back with a vengeance this year, with Woodstock celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and Mad Men taking the entertainment and fashion worlds by storm. Jewelry fashion followed suit, with this fourth most popular post for 2009.

7. Celebrity Jewelry Robbery Ring

Just when you thought Hollywood couldn’t get any more tawdry, a ring of wannabe reality star youngster thugs robbed D-listers like Paris, Lindsay, and that vacuous brunette from The Hills of their beloved family jewels. The horror! And they didn’t even get an agent out of it…

6. Paris Rules

Nope. Not talking about ‘the Hilton’ – despite writing about her over a dozen times this year (sorry ’bout that). Paris, France was – yet again – my favorite Fashion Week by far, with jewelry exploding all over the catwalks. Bigger, better, bling-filled bliss.

5. Vampire Chic

From Team Edward to True Blood, it was all about the undead in 2009. Enter: blood red rubies, cross necklaces, vampire-inspired jewelry lines, and lots of black eye-linered brooding. Oh – and angst.

4. Paula Abdul – From Mess to Maven

Oh, Paula. How you confuse me so. You gave us some of the absolute worst fashion moments on the red carpet in 2009, yet somehow your jewelry line sells out in minutes? And recently, you’ve made some classic red carpet appearances with jewelry that actually fits the occasion. Let’s hope you have enough sense (and money in the coffers) to keep your current stylist now that Ellen is stealing your spotlight.

3. Celebrity Engagement Rings

From The Bachelor bungle, to my second most popular post – Ivanka Trump’s engagement ring bling – the celebrity world of betrothal never disappoints. Here are some of the year’s highlights for your drooling pleasure.

2. Angelina’s Oscar Emeralds

The most popoular post of 2009 was my early report of Angelina Jolie’s emerald Oscar jewelry. Sorry, Jen – 2010 is gonna be your year.

1. Michelle Obama

Mighty Michelle jump-started a sinking fashion industry when her husband’s historic campaign and election took the country by storm. So I joined the throngs of other fashion bloggers who followed her every move in those first few months of 2009. The good news is, she continues to breathe fresh life into the jewelry world with statement pieces, brooches and classic pearls akimbo. No matter your political persuasion, you gotta give it up for bling you can believe in.

Did I miss any of your favs? Weigh in, jewelry hounds!

Angelina and Brad Pitt – Jewelry Designers?

Hollywood’s hottest couple is putting their star power behind a new snake-inspired jewelry line. See all the slithering details.

Angelina Jolie’s huge emerald earrings at the Oscars were perhaps the most talked about jewelry statement of the year, but now she’s using jewelry to wow us in a different way. Jolie and hubby, Brad Pitt created a gold and silver jewelry line called The Protector for British jeweler, Asprey, according to Women’s Wear Daily. The collection is inspired by the snake, a symbol Jolie considers ‘the protector’ of her family.

The line includes diamond, black diamond and pave rings in addition to bracelets, earrings, men’s cuff links and dress studs with prices starting at $525. All net proceeds will go to Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, an organization co-founded by Jolie in 2006 that seeks to educate children who are victims of war, conflict and natural disasters.

“These are the children who most need a safe place to learn, a place to heal, a place to learn reconciliation, a place to build a better future and a place – to just be children,” Jolie said of her charity. “Yet the education for these children is often forgotten. Tens of millions of children and adolescents in conflict are not in school.”

The Protector line will go on sale this week in Asprey stores in London, New York, Beverly Hills, Tokyo and Dubai. For a closer look, visit the Jewelry.com Facebook page for a photo album showing more of the collection.

Shop snake jewelry on Jewelry.com

Lead a Charmed Life

Forgive me, jewelry hounds.I forgot an important fall jewelry trend in my post last week: charm bracelets!

Most of the hot celebrity jewelry lines are featuring them this season – from Paula Abdul to Tori Spelling – and top designers like Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson have special charmed creations in their collections as well.

Even Brad Pitt got shiny additions for his beloved Angie’s bracelet – as if they didn’t already lead a charmed life!

Charm bracelets are one of those timeless jewelry categories that work for all ages and styles.The fun isn’t about a one-off bracelet purchase – it’s about collecting the charms that represent who you are.And it’s a great way to get gifts that really mean something to you come birthday-time and holiday season.

One hotspot for charms is Reeds Jewelers on Jewelry.com.The retailer, in business since 1946, just joined the Internet juggernaut with over 4,000 (count em!) charms ripe for the picking – in addition to their extensive collection of fine jewelry styles.

Some of my favorites border on the bizarre, but you’ve got to hand it to them: they’ve got every whim and whimsy covered.

How much do you love this bathtub charm? They’ve got everything from a minivan and a gas pump to a spider web and a camera! Anything you can imagine.

So take some time to troll the Reeds coffers on Jewelry.com to add to your charm collection or to start a new bracelet just in time for the fall season.

And let me know how you make out!Which charms best suit your personality?They’ve got it ALL, I’m telling you. Surprise me!

The Jewelry Insider

June 4, 2009

So you’re turning three. You’re thinking a doll, a stuffed animal, maybe a little cake might be nice from mom and dad. But if you’re the first biological child of the world’s most powerful couple – you don’t get a little party hat and a Sponge Bob DVD.

You get diamonds. And lots of ‘em.

Proud poppa, Brad Pitt, threw down a lot of cash at Neil Lane’s fab jewelry boutique in Los Angeles last week for his little blonde beauty, and walked away with not one but TWO diamond and platinum necklaces for Shiloh reportedly worth over $15,000.

Not to be outshined, US Magazine reports that Brad presented mom-gelina with a little bling of her own – namely a pricey Neil Lane charm bracelet decorated with mini gold and diamond jet planes.

To symbolize the emotional distance that now stands between them? Or maybe just to praise her piloting skills. Is there anything this woman doesn’t do?

Apparently not. She’s been listed as the most powerful celebrity in the world according to Forbes Magazine (yes, including the big O, folks), so it’s probably best that Brad keep up with the…um…kissing up.

The Jewelry Insider

February 23, 2009

I’m still sifting through the glittering jewelry looks from last night’s Oscar extravaganza, but I’d like to just take a moment to revel in the beauty of Angelina Jolie’s shocking Colombian emerald jewelry. If the jewels, the Oscar nomination, the front row seats and the arm candy wasn’t enough to put Jennifer Aniston over the edge last night, I don’t know what will. While I am admittedly a card carrying member of Team Aniston, the quiet elegance of Angelina’s black Elie Saab gown was perfectly complimented by her Lorraine Schwartz 115 carat emerald teardrop earrings and her silver dollar-sized 65 carat right hand ring. Bravo.

Despite America’s wish for a more dramatic Jen-Angie showdown, it appeared as if the main characters in our favorite media-contructed love triangle weathered the awkward Oscar storm well. Jennifer got through her tepid animation schtick right in front of the stoic couple without stumbling, and Brad and Angie mastered their “I’m so interested. No. Really.” for her benefit. But the emeralds, people. I’m thinking those green Colombian beauties will go down forever as one of Oscar’s best jewelry moments. Am I wrong here? Have Angelina’s wiccan ways seduced me over to the dark side? Who do you think won the showdown last night?

And stay tuned for more Oscar jewelry gabbing from the red carpet to the glittering after parties. The Amy Adams gemstone lobster bib look has me on the fence. Totally glam or unfortunately gaudy?

The Jewelry Insider

December 11, 2008

As promised yesterday, here is a glittering recap of the red carpet jewelry fashions at the premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I just watched the Golden Globe nominations, and the film got nods in several big categories – including a Best Actor nomination for Brad Pitt!

The stylists-to-the-stars seemed to agree that a classic earring statement was the jewelry choice for the red carpet walk – from Angelina to J-Lo, Eva Longoria to Julia Ormond. Veteran actress, Mimi Rogers, brought the brooch bling out to shine, and Sharon Stone’s oversized diamond dragonfly pin was cause for some serious jewelry buzz. Sorry. Pun intended.

While there were some that overdid it (Alfre Woodard – you are such a great actress but the gold chains aren’t working), most of the looks – from today’s A-listers to the ladies of yesteryear – were just like the movie. Top notch.

The Jewelry Insider

November 12, 2008

Jennifer Aniston is speaking frankly for the first time about her much-publicized split from Brad Pitt in the December issue of Vogue. Finally!

Jennifer Aniston in Vogue

We’ve been waiting to hear how the former Mrs. P felt about the break-up heard ’round the world – particularly since Angelina Jolie told Vogue in 2006 that the she started her relationship with Brad on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith – while Jen and Brad were still married.

“There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time I was unaware it was happening,” Aniston told Vogue.

“I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss.”

“That stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.”

Uncool indeed. Aniston goes on to detail that her rebound relationship with Vince Vaughn “literally brought her back to life”.

And her thoughts about Pitt?

“We have exchanged a few very kind hellos and wishing you wells and sending you love and congratulations on your babies,” she said.

“I have nothing but absolute admiration for him, and I’m proud of him! I think he’s really done some amazing things!”

Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieAnd what about marriage for Pitt now that he is a father six times over? While Brangelina has famously vowed not to marry unless the gay marriage ban is
repealed, they have recently admitted that their children may force the issue.

“…sooner or later it will be the kids who ask us (to get married). You know, they see films and start asking questions. Such as, ‘Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you’re not, ” Jolie told the Italian edition of Vanity Fair in October.

Jennifer Aniston's First Engagement RingPerhaps Brad will design the engagement and wedding bands for their nuptials, like he did for Jen the first time around. Their rings were the talk of the jewelry world in 2005 when they sued the manufacturer for $50 million for reproducing the unique, heart-inspired engagement ring and simple wedding band complement without their permission.

Let’s just hope our favorite girl-next-door gets another chance to put some bling back on that ring finger. If the rumors about her plans to have a baby with musician, John Mayer, are true, America may just get a chance to breathe a collective sigh of relief for our girl! Ring fingers crossed!

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The Jewelry Insider

August 31, 2008

Statement necklaces, artistic bangles, and diamonds, diamonds, diamonds littered the red carpet at the 66th annual Venice Film Festival this week. High fashion is always on parade at the world’s oldest film event, and this year is certainly no exception.

Before we get to the jewels, the JI would like to take a just brief moment to appreciate the coming together of two very important forces in Venice this year. George Clooney AND Brad Pitt. There to show off their new film, Burn After Reading (directed by the Cohen Brothers), the dynamic duo hit not just the red carpet but all the hot parties and…well… we’re sure they left hundreds of drooling women in their wake. Mea culpa!

OK. Moving on.

The festival’s “Sala Grande” outside the historic Palazzo del Cinema gave us Charlize Theron in two stunning looks, models and dignitaries looking elegant and oh so Italian, and Tilda Swinton in…well…you be the judge. The current ‘big’ trend was on display and new looks for the wrist caught our eye on both Charlize and supermodel, Claudia Schiffer.

We will continue to keep tabs on festivalgoers until the Golden Lion is awarded to the best film on September 6th, as Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, Kim Basinger and many others have yet to show us their Venetian best. Viva La Cinema!