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H. Stern’s Alice In Wonderland Rings

More news about Alice In Wonderland jewelry may be a bit ‘tired’ at this juncture – I’ve been tracking it since last year when Tom Binns announced he was bejeweling an Alice line. But I just caught a glimpse of these H. Stern couture cocktail ring creations and had to share them with you.

Of course they are all limited edition and by special order only (i.e. only celebrities and ‘friends of’ will be able to get their hands on them) but I find H. Stern’s interpretation to be the best of the lot (Yup. Even better than Binns, Stella McCartney and Swarovski).

The collection consists of five signature rings – each inspired by the natural world of Wonderland vs. the more literal icons that have shown up in other collections (hearts, tea cups, etc.)

Which one is your favorite? I’ll tell you mine at the end of the post…

(Descriptions from the H. Stern website)

Cheshire Cat: The Chesire Cat ring was reproduced in detail in a small sculpture of gold dipped in blue enamel, and is seen stretched out on a smattering of gold and diamond branches. The golden cat’s smile received a special treatment and, as in the film, glows in the dark.

Topiary Garden: The film shows plants artistically cut out in topiary technique forming a magnificent garden. This scenario led the H.Stern designers to create a bird made of hundreds of golden leaves, soldered one by one and covered by green enamel.

Living Flowers: The roses in Alice’s garden are now sculptured in Noble Gold, and thanks to the finish in enamel, gain a tone of dark purple, which contrasts with delicate buttons sprinkled with diamonds.

Mushroom Forest: The Forest of mushrooms where Alice wanders in the film inspired the creation of this enameled gold ring in colors and textures carefully chosen to represent the natural forms. In order to reproduce the tones used in the film, dozens of colors were tested until the ideal tone for each piece was achieved. The texture of the real toadstools is seen not only on the outside of the ring but also on the inside. Some are covered with diamonds.

Jabberwocky: The intriguing dragon that terrifies Wonderland gave origin to an impressive ring with a gothic look in the style of Tim Burton. The body of the dragon is represented with black gold and diamonds on a double-band ring.

So ok. These aren’t the kind of rings you can wear to the office – but if I had to choose just one, I don’t think I could resist the charms of a glow-in-the-dark Chesire Cat grin amongst those gorgeously intricate tree limbs in that first entry.

How about you? Which one would you like to bring home if you had to choose?

The Jewelry Insider

January 26, 2009

Are you as tired of seeing giant earrings on the red carpet as I am? I understand the sentiment. Hollywood doesn’t want to overdo it with a huge diamond ensemble or a Titanic-sized necklace during these trying times, yet it IS the red carpet, after all, so stylists compromise with…. the ubitquitous giant earring.
Last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards had big earrings a kimbo – from Christina Applegate in Lorraine Schwartz wagon wheels and Paula Abdul in diamond danglers to Amy Adams in giant H. Stern gemstone chandeliers and Lisa Rhinna’s flower look. And they are lovely, don’t get me wrong. But imagine my surprise when new trends presented themselves for a change – like basic gold earring statements from the likes of Angelina Jolie (the poster child of basic), Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and the hilarious Jane Krakowski.

And the new looks didn’t end there. Bejeweled necklines made a glittering show on Anne Hathaway, January Jones and Eva Longoria – perhaps inspired by Michelle Obama’s diamond statement on Inauguration Day?
Colorful, off-the-shoulder looks were everywhere, and blue emerged as fashion’s big winner. Best Supporting Actress, Kate Winslet, stunned in steel blue Narciso Rodriguez and Chopard diamonds; and Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, added blue gemstone earrings to their SAG looks. And the usually gothed out Evan Rachel Wood channeled classic Hollywood in teal and a unique diamond eagle brooch. Her split from Marilyn Manson is the wise choice that just keeps on giving…






So OK. Gold earrings, jeweled necklines and the color blue are certainly not big red carpet revelations, but can we admit that they are a welcome change from the big earring brigade that seems to scream ‘lack of imagination’ when it comes to accessorizing a high profile look these days? Thank you.

I’m looking forward to more of this ‘mixing it up’ when it comes to the Oscars, OK ladies? Let’s just hope Oscar voters do the same when they see Meryl Streep’s name on the ballot this year. She’s great – and she nabbed the SAG this year – but let’s give someone else a go, shall we?

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”)

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.