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The Jewelry Insider

July 15, 2009


There’s statement jewelry and then there’s statement jewelry.

Hip hop stars have been blinging their way into bauble history with extravagant jewels since Flav gave the world the clock necklace. And while the Wall Street Journal reports the ice factor is on the wane due to the troubled economy, rappers like T-Pain and his jaw-dropping ‘Big Ass Chain’ didn’t seem to get the memo.

One might think the troubled star, Chris Brown, would certainly not do anything to draw attention to himself after his recent legal woes, but the jerk – I mean, singer – showed up to the after-party for Diddy’s White Party in Los Angeles earlier this month in a $300,000 diamond necklace that spelled out the word ‘Oops’.

Huh?


Is this an ‘Oops’ – I didn’t mean to beat Rihanna within an inch of her life. Or ‘Oops’ – I didn’t mean to get caught after I beat Rihanna within an inch of her life. Or ‘Oops’ – I can’t help but wear this ridiculously extravagant necklace while I party with people who don’t seem to care that I was three hairs shy of an OJ trial.

Crikey.

The pricey piece was created by jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, and was said to be Brown’s idea to sport something unapologetically bold according to the New York Daily News.

“Chris has been a client of mine for some time now,” the jeweler said. “It’s always a pleasure to work him because it gives me a chance to be creative. He came to me with a great idea and I am very pleased with the finished product.”

A great idea? Brown may think the flashy, diamond-encrusted pendant, which reportedly took 218 hours to complete, is his way of issuing a public apology, but I think it’s an offensive display of nonchalance.


What do you guys think? Is Brown’s ‘Oops’ sentiment appropriate under the circumstances? Or is it a bold jewelry statement that tells the world we shouldn’t take nearly beating your girlfriend to death so seriously?

Maybe Bernie Madoff could give Jason of Beverly Hills a call to design an ‘Aw, Shucks’ chain to liven up his prison garb?

The Jewelry Insider

April 27, 2009


It’s bad enough when your boyfriend turns out to be a big loser, but to lose your jewelry on top of it all? Insult? Meet injury.

Pop sensation, Rihanna, is seeking the return of $1.4 million in jewelry she was wearing the night she was allegedly beaten by jerk, I mean, boyfriend, Chris Brown.

Donald Etra, an attorney for the “Umbrella” singer, filed a motion Tuesday asking that Los Angeles police and prosecutors return a pair of earrings and three rings, which were seized as evidence.

The motion states that Brown’s attorney, and a Los Angeles Police Department detective overseeing the case, do not object to the return of the items. They have agreed that photographs can be used if the case goes to trial.

The filing includes a general description of the items, saying they all are made of “yellow metal” and all but one includes “white stones.”

Leave it to the fuzz to take away any modicum of glam in their diamond description. White stones? Please.

The good news is, Rihanna is not responsible for the jewelry once returned. The filing indicates the baubles were loaned to the singer by four companies, which want the items back for events overseas.

In the meantime, Rihanna is moving on with her life expressing her desire that prosecutors and Brown reach a plea agreement before a trial, but that the 21-year-old singer would testify if called.

The Jewelry Insider

May 30, 2008

According to OK Magazine, Rihanna’s going to be blinging the charts soon. Her rumored boyfriend Chris Brown has apparently given his sweetie a ruby and diamond necklace worth a cool $100,000.
Beverly-Hills based jewelry designer Jason Arasheben told the mag that ‘Chris went for the heart theme. He said, ‘She’s going to love this because she loves hearts.’
Rihanna is apparently returning the favor, ordering from the swanky jeweler a diamond-encrusted cross for Chris . The jeweler, not one for keeping quiet about his customers, also told the gossip mag that the singer ‘gave specific instructions about Chris’ gift. She was very particular about wanting the cross to match his other jewelry.’

The Jewelry Insider

May 30, 2008

According to OK Magazine, Rihanna’s going to be blinging the charts soon. Her rumored boyfriend Chris Brown has apparently given his sweetie a ruby and diamond necklace worth a cool $100,000.
Beverly-Hills based jewelry designer Jason Arasheben told the mag that ‘Chris went for the heart theme. He said, ‘She’s going to love this because she loves hearts.’
Rihanna is apparently returning the favor, ordering from the swanky jeweler a diamond-encrusted cross for Chris . The jeweler, not one for keeping quiet about his customers, also told the gossip mag that the singer ‘gave specific instructions about Chris’ gift. She was very particular about wanting the cross to match his other jewelry.’