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The Jewelry Insider

September 17, 2013

Back in May, we heard that Parisian jeweler Cartier had created a few replicas of Grace Kelly’s jewelry collection for a new biopic starring Nicole Kidman, directed by Olivier Dahan. Well, fellow jewelry mavens, get a tissue to wipe the drool off now because the trailer for Grace of Monaco has arrived!

As if we didn’t have enough reasons to be jealous of Nicole Kidman, enter five exact replicas of Grace Kelly’s jewels that Mrs. Keith Urban got to wear while filming. The baubles that have been recreated are a 10.47 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, a diamond-encrusted poodle broach, a three-strand diamond necklace and a diamond and ruby tiara.

Ahhh the life of a Hollywood A-lister. Check out some of these jewels our girl Nicole wore while filming.

Check out the trailer here.

You know we’ll have our blinders on for all the blingy jewelry moments in this film (while we play ‘Pretty, Pretty Princess’ and weep and eat Ben & Jerry’s, longing for our dreams of being a princess to finally come true).

The Jewelry Insider

July 28, 2009

This weekend, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) feted the fairer sex of their industry, and the glittering event brought out the bling in full force.

Among the shimmering crowd at Chelsea Piers in New York was a glowing Ivanka Trump – CEO of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry – who wore basic black and diamonds galore. Included in the ice was her new engagement ring from fiance, Jared Kushner, that’s rumored to be a 5-carat stunner from her own jewelry collection. I’m also digging her diamond tassle necklace – an emerging silhouette that may just be fall’s biggest trend. Stay tuned.

Another fashion superstar in diamonds last night was Diane von Furstenberg, who was honored with the WJA Lifetime Achievment Award – it’s not hard to guess why. The Divine Miss D has been a presence in the jewelry industry for decades, most recently teaming up with luxury jeweler, H. Stern, for a line of talisman jewels.


Noticeably absent from the event were ‘celebrity jewelry’ faces that have been putting their mugs on jewelry lines for a chance at fashion fame – and fortune.

Looks like the WJA knows how to single out the real women who know both business and baubles. Bravo!

Jewelry Makes a Statement in Paris


It’s my favorite jewelry fashion time of year – the Paris Haute Couture Shows. And while this go-round has not delivered the Christian Lacroix craziness that lit up the runways last year, there are some serious statements worth coveting.


Dior did diamonds in flowers and bows, and pearls in both black and white and ‘bigger means better’ silhouettes.



Armani kept the statement necklace trend going strong with grey, metallic, chunky looks that must have weighed more than a newborn.



Valentino used headpieces as his accessory du jour, with stunning lace looks that oozed style and sophistication.


And gold kept glittering at the Givency and Christian Lacroix shows (a sad showing since this will be his last Couture collection due to financial issues).

And Fashion Week isn’t over yet! The stars are still arriving and the catwalks still cracking with fashion that you can’t even afford in your dreams. But what’s a jewelry fantasy without a dash of inaccessibility, right?

Stay tuned for more couture coverage, and check out a complete album of stunning jewelry looks fresh from Paris on Jewelry.com’s Facebook page.

Drool, dream and covet, jewelry hounds!

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 4, 2009

The Pink Panther 2 premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater was full of surprises last night. Steve Martin made an entrance by driving a Smart Fortwo car on the pink carpet (Ed Begley Jr., eat your heart out), a man in a Pink Panther suit ran amok, and Debra Winger showed up looking like the bride of Crocodile Dundee. I’m hoping there’s a reason here. For all of this. Not a surprise was the glittering fashion from the women who starred in the caper (and it’s time to bring back the ‘caper’don’t you think?)

Emily Mortimer wore a Chloe white cocktail dress with mismatched metal accessories, including one whopper of a flower diamond choker. Indian goddess, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, arrived wearing an Alberta Ferretti black chiffon draped gown with a traditional round diamond necklace that positively sparkled. Word has it her ‘people’ aren’t happy about her minimal role in the film and lack of placement in the marketing materials. And you thought Steve Martin was the only diva roaming the pink carpet? The film debuts on February 13th and follows the antics of that iconic French police detective, Jacques Clouseau, in his newest mission. This time, he’s aided by a team of international detectives and experts who help him catch a pesky thief who steals legendary treasures from around the world.

See? Capers. The world needs more of them these days. I’d kill to see one starring Debra Winger. In that outfit.

 

The Jewelry Insider

February 2, 2009


The seemingly endless awards season continued this weekend in Los Angeles with the 61st annual Directors Guild Awards, and the red carpet shimmered with metallics that marveled – and some that missed the mark.

Slumdog Millionaire helmer, Danny Boyle, came out on top as the night’s big winner, as did the star of his film, Fredia Pinto in a Zac Posen metallic mini with nary a jewel in sight. Metallic frocks always pose the problem of how to properly accessorize without venturing into gaudy-land, and Pinto’s less-is-more choice worked in my book.

Another beauty proving her ‘metal’ was Amy Adams in a silver sequined Jasmine Di Milo dress from Spring 2007 with just a splash of diamonds on the ears. And doing some heavy metal lifting was fellow Oscar nominee, Marisa Tomei, in white strapless Dior and a chunky silver statement necklace with heart details and a cuff to match. Ms. Tomei often walks the fine line between glam and gauche, and this time the look served her well.

Not as successful was Brothers & Sisters’ Rachel Griffiths, whose champagne coloured Lanvin dress with Neil Lane jewels felt more potato sack than posh. And Virginia Madsen is usually the perfect incarnation of old school Hollywood glamour, but this metallic blue mermaid look with gold drop earrings looks like it would work better on the costume rack of a Bette Midler review. Sorry, Virginia.

Keeping things boringly tasteful was Claire Danes in a navy Temperley London gown with big diamond hoops and Taraji P. Henson in a strapless black Kaufman Franco number that would have fared better without the awkwardly shaped diamond necklace – the bodice beading gave the look enough sparkle in that area, don’t you think?

While it’s clear some of these celebs could use a little more ‘direction’ in the fashion department, the DGAs are the perfect place to work out the red carpet kinks before the Academy Awards, where the fashion stakes are high and real gold ‘metal’ winner is Oscar! To be continued…

The Jewelry Insider

January 11, 2009


Diamonds have always been Serena Williams’ best friend on the tennis court. Who could forget the $40,000 diamond earring that tumbled on the asphalt during a US Open match in 2004? That’s a whole lotta ‘love’.

But the bling factor just went to “11” yesterday at the Australian Open when the nine-time grand slam winner sported an icy bauble worth a mere $3.5 million. The 27-year-old tennis powerhouse made friends with Sydney diamond designer Nic Cerrone in a visit to his boutique store in Leichhardt the day before her opening match.

According to Sydney Dailey Telegraph, when the Italian jeweler asked if she liked diamonds, Williams stated the obvious: “They’re my best friends.” Yes, Serena, dear. We know. And we love you for it.

Cut to: Serena wearing the 427-diamond necklace at her press conference following her narrow win over Australian, Samantha Stosur.

“I told the jeweler that I would wear it at the press conference because I didn’t have the cash to be losing a three and a half million dollar necklace,” Williams said with a laugh.

“..and if it fell off I just would have go for it….. I wouldn’t care about the ball.”

Nothing like a little $3.5 million-dollar double fault to keep the champion distracted down under. Sounds like her rivals have a good game plan… If you can’t beat her back-hand, keep her eye off the ball with diamonds. Who is this ‘jeweler’ anyway?

The Jewelry Insider

October 17, 2008

Last night, all eyes were on political candidates John McCain ad Barack Obama at the tony, white tie Al Smith charity roast at the Waldorf in New York City. Well, perhaps all eyes but mine. The speeches were traditionally hilarious, the mood light, and while anyone who is anyone in politics and media was relieved to have a break from the gut wrenching campaign for a night, I couldn’t stop looking at Katie Couric.

No, I wasn’t in the room (unfortunately). But if any of you watched on TV, you probably couldn’t help but notice how much bling the CBS anchor was sporting. It was downright distracting. The necklace was so sparkly, the diamond cuff so stunning, I could hardly focus.

The dimly lit room was perfect for that diamond light show. You know that light. I kept hoping the camera would pan out so I could get a closer look since she was sitting right behind the podium, but only laser-show like flashes of her bling would peak in the frame from time to time. Cindy McCain must have been drooling in her crab cakes.

While I am still on the search for more details about Katie’s baubles, I did manage to find the hilarious Mo Rocca’s blog, where he posted pics of the evening – including a stunner of Katie, the diamond diva. He says it’s going to be their Christmas card this year – and well – I don’t blame him.

Katie is certainly quieting her critics after scoring those pivotal Sarah Palin interviews, but she’s getting roaring cheers from this jewelry hound. It’s not easy to upstage Barack in a tux, but if we have to elect the night’s best dressed? Katie would win by a landslide.

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August 15, 2008

Diamonds and cocktails are quite possibly the perfect combination, and last night’s opening of Apple Lounge in West Hollywood had plenty of them. A who’s who of party girls showed up to christen the new hot spot, including one Miss Lindsay Lohan – there to support current squeeze SamRo in the DJ booth.

Not one to miss a photo op, Paris Hilton wowed the crowd with a chunky diamond choker and a shocker of an icey bangle. Sister Nicky’s tasteful studs might as well have, um, stayed home. Singer Christina Milan represented with a pair of diamond hoops and dancer with the stars, Karina Smirnoff, showed off a rocky right hand ring and some gold dangle earrings.

New York party girl, Allison Melnick, is the brains behind this fruity entry to the LA lounge scene and hopes the location will become a nightlife mecca with a forthcoming Pussycat Dolls lounge opening nearby. But don’t get your hopes up, sports fans. The space only holds 150 and will open its doors just three days a week. Unless you have a ‘pap’ hiding in your bushes right now, you might want to make other plans.

The Jewelry Insider

August 15, 2008

Diamonds and cocktails are quite possibly the perfect combination, and last night’s opening of Apple Lounge in West Hollywood had plenty of them. A who’s who of party girls showed up to christen the new hot spot, including one Miss Lindsay Lohan – there to support current squeeze SamRo in the DJ booth.

Not one to miss a photo op, Paris Hilton wowed the crowd with a chunky diamond choker and a shocker of an icey bangle. Sister Nicky’s tasteful studs might as well have, um, stayed home. Singer Christina Milan represented with a pair of diamond hoops and dancer with the stars, Karina Smirnoff, showed off a rocky right hand ring and some gold dangle earrings.

New York party girl, Allison Melnick, is the brains behind this fruity entry to the LA lounge scene and hopes the location will become a nightlife mecca with a forthcoming Pussycat Dolls lounge opening nearby. But don’t get your hopes up, sports fans. The space only holds 150 and will open its doors just three days a week. Unless you have a ‘pap’ hiding in your bushes right now, you might want to make other plans.