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This year’s Grammy Awards were full of not only great musical performances (hello Lady Gaga tribute to David Bowie!), but also great jewelry. T Swift showed off her version of the choker trend with a colorful gemstone necklace, while Lady Gaga matched her bedazzled blue eye makeup with some pretty ear bling. Demi Lovato took a jewelry risk (and totally rocked it!) with a body chain and several diamond rings, while Carrie Underwood showed up in a gorgeous 48 ct necklace (a Valentine’s Day gift from her husband).

Check out our celeb inspired Grammys 2016 jewelry looks, and get the looks for less at Jewelry.com!

Ring in the Super Bowl!

The most coveted piece of jewelry this time of year does not come from Paris Hilton’s jewelry box or Tiffany’s display window. Nope, it’s the Super Bowl ring, symbolic of victory in the National Football League’s annual overhyped, usually anti-climactic championship game.

Some players wear them. Some store them. Some have even sold them. But for the most part, it’s the only piece of jewelry guys have ever really dreamed about. Welcome to our world.

Here is a snippet of a piece done in the New York Times a while back that gives interesting details about the coveted bauble. And while we’re at it – – Go Saints!

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WHO GETS THEM?: Every winning player and coach. The N.F.L. pays for up to 90 rings, and then it’s left to the team to buy more than that, or to add extra diamonds and other modifications that surpass the league’s $4,000-a-ring outlay. “Jerry Jones said it cost the Cowboys $8,000 last year,” said Jim Steeg, the league’s director of special events, referring to the Cowboys’ owner.

SIZING IT UP:This is jewelry for big, beefy men! Men with thick, often gnarled fingers! Men who fling and maul other men every Sunday for a living! The average ring size is a 13, according to Jostens, a ring-making company; that is two sizes above the average man’s ring size. But there are men AND THERE ARE MEN. For his Super Bowl XX ring in 1986, William (The Refrigerator) Perry, the enormous former Chicago Bears defensive tackle, broke the mold at a 23, a ring so large that a half-dollar coin can pass through it.

WHO MAKES THEM?: Ring makers like Balfour and Jostens, which have made 19 of the first 27. There are general design guidelines, but teams add their own touches to personalize the ring, including bromides like “Harmony, Courage and Valor” (Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl I), “Winning Edge” (Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl VII) and “Team of the ’80’s,” (San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl XXIV).

JUST THE BASICS: The N.F.L. approves of a ring with diamonds weighing 1.2 carats at a certain clarity, but each team can vary the points and clarity to its desire. Generally, the rings have the Super Bowl and N.F.L. logotypes; the words “World Champion”; a depiction of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which goes to the Super Bowl victor, and the player’s name and number and the team name.

LIZ TAYLOR MAY NOT HAVE ONE, BUT . . . Showy? Extravagant? Ostentatious? The Super Bowl ring is all these things. The San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl XXIV ring boasts three .35-carat marquis-cut diamonds and one three-quarters of a carat diamond set into a football-shaped white gold insert, surrounded by smaller diamonds. The ring celebrates the 49ers’ four Super Bowl victories, and features four tiny Lombardi trophies, a depiction of the Golden Gate Bridge, the player’s name and the team’s 17-2 record.

The Bears’ ring was quite a piece of work, featuring a half-carat diamond surrounded by 13 smaller diamonds in the shape of a “C,” bordered by 26 smaller diamonds. And lest we forget, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ring for Super Bowl XIII showed a Lombardi Trophy rising out of the Orange Bowl, where the game was played, and the Miami skyline in the background.

LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT: Terry Bradshaw owns four of them from quarterbacking the Pittsburgh Steelers but never dons a single one. “I don’t wear it,” said Mr. Bradshaw, the irrepressible former CBS football studio show analyst who just signed on for the same role with the Fox Network. “Man, it’s made of diamonds!”

Ivanka Trump’s Engagement Ring Bling

Update 2: Click here for my round up of the actual Ivanka Trump wedding jewelry – tasteful and surprisingly not too Trump-y.

Update 1: Here is a real pic of Ivanka’s stunning engagement ring. At the time of the post, no pics had surfaced. Enjoy, jewelry hounds…


Jewelry is not just Ivanka Trump’s passion – it’s her business. So when the Trump heiress, real estate guru and jewelry magnate gets engaged to another financial phenom, you can bet the rock is going to be something special.

While no photos have surfaced yet of the ring New York Observer owner, Jared Kushner, gave to Ivanka when he popped the question last Wednesday, Women’s Wear Daily is reporting she got a whopping 5 carat cushion-cut stunner in a platinum setting from her own signature ring line.

The young groom-to-be apparently proposed in front of Ivanka’s jewelry colleagues – in case they didn’t already envy the wench.

“Jared and I are very similar in that we’re very ambitious. That’s what makes it so amazing to be in a relationship with someone who is supportive of that,” Trump told New York Magazine. “I’m happy for him when he is in the office working late. I know how good that feels when you sit down and return e-mails.”

ying to convert to Judaism under the tutelage of a rabbi. Awww…..

No wedding date has been set, but you can bet the event will be a Who’s Who of famous New Yorkers, rich real estate types and gravity-defying toupees.

Good thing The Donald has deep pockets!

The Jewelry Insider

July 24, 2008

Hip Hop isn’t going mainstream – it’s gone mainstream. And now, it’s going upstream. No longer the domain of urban angst, Hip Hop has entered the echelons of high-society parlours. In this case, some of the most blinged out bling from the genre’s stars is going under the hammer at tony auctioneers, Phillips de Pury.
Among the lots of diamonds, gems, rings and pimped out pendants is a jeweled Rolex watch worn by Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Wayne’s jeweled Money Bag pendant and Biz Markie’s Headphone Necklace. The sale isn’t though only about weighing down the jewelry boxes of well-heeled doyennes, proceeds from the sale of select items will benefit the National Museum of American History’s new “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop” collection.
The auction’s going down on October 1st but you can get a sneak preview of the rappers’ jewels between September 23-30 at the auction house’s Chelsea headquarters.

The Jewelry Insider

July 24, 2008

Hip Hop isn’t going mainstream – it’s gone mainstream. And now, it’s going upstream. No longer the domain of urban angst, Hip Hop has entered the echelons of high-society parlours. In this case, some of the most blinged out bling from the genre’s stars is going under the hammer at tony auctioneers, Phillips de Pury.
Among the lots of diamonds, gems, rings and pimped out pendants is a jeweled Rolex watch worn by Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Wayne’s jeweled Money Bag pendant and Biz Markie’s Headphone Necklace. The sale isn’t though only about weighing down the jewelry boxes of well-heeled doyennes, proceeds from the sale of select items will benefit the National Museum of American History’s new “Hip-Hop Won’t Stop” collection.
The auction’s going down on October 1st but you can get a sneak preview of the rappers’ jewels between September 23-30 at the auction house’s Chelsea headquarters.

Diamonds For The Jane Bonds Of The World

For anyone who likes to be in charge of selecting her own bling, thank you very much, H. Stern is hoping you’ll be directing your attention their way.

They’re about to launch a new campaign targeting the ‘H. Stern woman’. Apparently she’s “James Bond and a ‘Bond girl’ all in one package” [may we call her Jane Bond, please?].

Adventurous, strong, sexy, and smart, she is the ideal of today’s empowered femme who isn’t afraid to show off what she’s got. As far as I know, this type of women has been around, well since Adam and the apple. Today though, it’s not a club and fig leaf they sport – it’s a diamond right hand ring. After all, Adam, James Bond and most other members of the less ‘fairer’ sex aren’t the most reliable when it comes to showing their affection with gems.

As far as these women are concerned (methinks Samantha, Carrie and co) fabulous jewelry is even more fabulous when they buy it themselves.

Back to H. Stern, their campaign which is set to launch in September 2008 features four collections: Stars and Highlight, Celtic Dunes, Golden Stones, and SUTRA, a watch collection inspired by Diane von Furstenberg.

But why wait for a ‘campaign’ to buy your own jewelry. Sometimes ladies, patience is not a virtue.


Why not flaunt your confidence today with a diamond right hand ring like the one below from Jewelry.com to show everyone just how strong and marvelous of woman you are, inside and out.

The Jewelry Insider

June 27, 2008


 

 

 

 

The Today Show’s “Race to the Altar” wedding on Wednesday featured no small amount of bling. The beautiful bride, LaDonna Bradford sparkled in $1 million dollars worth of platinum and diamond jewelry by Kwiat when she wed Darnell Suggs.

LaDonna choose a necklace featuring a whopping 50 carats (hey – why not), a 20 carat diamond bracelet, and a pair of classic platinum and 10-carat stud earrings. That’s a total of 80 carats of diamonds – not including the rings themselves. To symbolize their official commitment, the couple also exchanged platinum wedding bands by Kwiat. In all, the blinging bride wore $1 million dollars of Kwiat diamonds.

The platinum rings, from Kwiat’s new bridal collection “Fidelity,” feature two individual bands of pure Platinum running parallel to each other to symbolize the couple’s intersecting love.

The Jewelry Insider

May 17, 2008

Oh please – sometimes people (i.e. tabloids) come out with the most ridiculous ideas. My latest peeve is the headlines slamming Carmen Electra’s new fiance, Rob Patterson. The poor guy apparently committed a greater sin than mere cheating, lying, stealing, drunk-driving, shooting-up etc. (i.e. the regular misdeamnours). What did he do? Well, he apparently bought a diamond ring and didn’t want to pay more than he had to.
Apparently the Korn musician has a brain. Instead of going to a ‘name’ and paying a fortune just for the pleasure of having his finance state it’s a #### ring. He searched around – found a different (black diamond) ring, something he thought his beloved would like. Probably researched the prices and bought something that was value for money.
According to the papers – this was not a wise move. “She seems really embarrassed,” an insider tells Life and Style Magazine. “I think the ring is a real deal breaker. She thought she’d be getting this giant rock. Instead, Rob bought it online for a bargain price!”
A bargain price???? Shame on him….
Actually shame on whoever thinks that finding a bargain is wrong. Since when is love measured by the price of the ring. Apparently too often. Surely a ring should be something the betrothed loves. Something that reflects her personality. Something unique to the couple. And surely internet bargains are great deals. After all, who wants to spend more than necessary.
Apparently – the black diamond ring cost just under $2000.
If only he’d asked, I would have sent him to Jewelry.com for JCPenney where they have this gorgeous, Champagne, Black and White diamond ring for under $900.

The Jewelry Insider

May 9, 2008

There’ve been a couple of diamond dazzlers hitting the tabloids over the past 24 hours. As noted a few days ago, one celebrity jeweler wasted no time in congratulating a couple of no-one knew they were married newlyweds. When Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did the deed in total secrecy on a Caribbean island, their jeweler, Jacob Arabo, aka Jacob the Jeweler wasted no time in issuing a statement of congratutions to the media, specially since he designed the ring…… And here it is.

Mariah’s known for her love of all things sparkly and this sure sparkles a 17 carat diamond and platinum ring worth $2.5 million. The piece was designed just for Carey, and features a fancy light pink 10 ct. square emerald-cut center diamond surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds, and two half-moon-cut stones.
Another dazzler that’s in the news is Paris Hilton’s latest jewel. The heiress has been seen sporting a two-band diamond ring – a ‘sweet’ present by rocker-love Benji Madden.

The Jewelry Insider

May 9, 2008

There’ve been a couple of diamond dazzlers hitting the tabloids over the past 24 hours. As noted a few days ago, one celebrity jeweler wasted no time in congratulating a couple of no-one knew they were married newlyweds. When Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did the deed in total secrecy on a Caribbean island, their jeweler, Jacob Arabo, aka Jacob the Jeweler wasted no time in issuing a statement of congratutions to the media, specially since he designed the ring…… And here it is.

Mariah’s known for her love of all things sparkly and this sure sparkles a 17 carat diamond and platinum ring worth $2.5 million. The piece was designed just for Carey, and features a fancy light pink 10 ct. square emerald-cut center diamond surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds, and two half-moon-cut stones.
Another dazzler that’s in the news is Paris Hilton’s latest jewel. The heiress has been seen sporting a two-band diamond ring – a ‘sweet’ present by rocker-love Benji Madden.