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The Jewelry Insider

February 5, 2009

I know you might be doing something important like finding a cure for cancer, performing brain surgery or building habitats for humanity, but your life won’t be complete without knowing that Keyshia Cole, Ron Fair and Manny Halley hosted a Vanity Fair and Krug dinner party yesterday at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood – and the fashions were off the chain.

Newlyweds Fergie and Josh Duhamel attended along with Nicky and Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Rapper Taboo, Akon and more. Marriage must agree with Mrs. Duhamel, as Fergie’s dinnertime ensemble was accessorized beautifully with a stunning vintage diamond flower hairpiece, a large cluster right hand ring and multiple layerings of pearl strands and gold-accented chains. The chain gang also included Nicky Hilton and a very pregnant Stefanie Fair.

The layered chain look is nothing new – the trend made it’s first appearance last summer, littered the fall fashion runways and has hung in there on the red carpets well into awards season. Marisa Tomei layered her links at the Golden Globes and a pants-suited Jennifer Aniston wore a series of gold chains at the premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You a few days back.

And layering chains is something we mere mortals can incorporate into our own wardrobes. Long pearl strands, chunky chain links, colored beads – anything goes. And while the current trend is to wear ‘everything but the kitchen sink’, it’s probably best to exercise a bit of restraint. Channeling Mr. T is not a good look. For anyone.

So when you get a break from that rocket science gig or a respite from solving our environmental crisis – remember to take a cue from Fergie and friends and layer up those chains for your next night on the town. Or Vanity Fair-sponsored dinner.

The Jewelry Insider

January 13, 2009

Singer Stacy (Fergie) Ferguson and TV’s hunky Josh Duhamel are the latest celebrity couple to pull off a high-profile wedding. While the Golden Globes distracted much of Hollywood, the photogenic couple wed in Malibu on Saturday in a ceremony rumored to have put the pair back a whopping $1.5 million.

And in the spirit of ‘something borrowed’, Fergie’s fairy godfather, H. Stern, loaned her $5 million in diamond jewelry to add sparkle to her Dolce & Gabbana wedding gown, including the Ropes Diamond Necklace worn in her hair as a veil, Hera diamond earrings also worn as hair pieces, and the Venus necklace, a lariat design featuring over 80 carats of diamonds.

You look good? You get perks.

Fergie’s engagement ring, also by H. Stern, is a modified version of Stern’s signature Stars Ring piece, featuring a round 4 carat brilliant cut diamond set with white and cognac ice along the band. A narrow colored diamond wedding band was designed to match.

As for Josh? He got a white gold ring.

E!Online reports that guests included the bride’s fellow Black Eyed Peas, including will.i.am, as well as Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Mario Lopez, Slash, Kid Rock, Stacy Keibler, Molly Sims and new parents, Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell.

The ceremony took place in a large white tent, the reception in a black-and-white tent, and the afterparty in a pink tent that was decked out like a disco. The sisters of the bride and groom gave toasts, and the happy couple topped off the evening with a cake designed like a 14th-century castle.

And what would a celebrity wedding be without hovering aircraft? Not to worry. Several paparazzi-powered helicopters hung around throughout the event. But hubby, Josh, thankfully knows a thing or two about battling the paps. How’s this for a wedding shower?

Congrats to the happy couple!

(jewelry images from “jewelry by H. Stern”)