Tag Archives: Missing Ring

The Jewelry Insider

January 16, 2009

Jennifer Lopez has been spotted on the red carpet recently without her wedding ring, which in normal circles means there’s trouble in paradise. It was MIA for both the premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button AND last weekend’s Golden Globes.

Her explanation to In Touch Weekly?

“Every time I’m not wearing my ring, people think I’m getting divorced.”

“That’s crazy! It just didn’t go with the dress.”

Yeah. Right.

While most women take their rings off from time to time, say, if there is a floor to scour or a violent game of tennis on the calendar, I have rarely heard the excuse that “my 8.5 carat Neil Lane shocker doesn’t go with my evening gown.” Especially if the dress is that abhorrent jewelry-clashing color….gold! Or that hard to accessorize hue, white, as The New York Daily News points out.

A mutual pal of the married couple of four years told US Weekly, “They both didn’t wear their rings on purpose. Nothing Jennifer does is without purpose.”

Which begs the question: Is the twosome toying with us to drum up publicity? Let’s face it. Their creative collaborations haven’t resulted in the critical success J-Lo’s solo offerings enjoyed. And they just renewed their vows in October and birthed twins – two signs of a healthy relationship in normal circles.

Whatever the reason, Mami, wedding rings, no matter who you are, are not to be worn as a fashion accessory. They are the permanent reminder that you’re hitched, off the market, with ball and chain, however you want to put it, and taking them off because they don’t go with a ball gown is kindof spitting in the face of the whole operation if you ask me.

What do you guys think? Am I being too closed minded about this issue? Is it OK to take your rings off from time to time if they don’t go with an outfit? Or if you’re pissed at your B-list husband for ruining your career?

Weigh in!

The Jewelry Insider

July 16, 2008

Remember the case of the missing owner of a $40,000 Diamond Ring – they’ve been traced thanks to a lot of hard work by the jewelry store and the surreal honesty of the finders of the ring.

The Stetzers found the diamond ring a parking lot of a Virginia Mall and traced it back to a local jewelers, Mervis Diamond Importers. The jewelers and the Stetzers advertised, investigated and tried every which way to return the ring to its rightful owner. Finally, yesterday, a happy Mark and Susan Brahms were reunited with their ring.

The Stetzers said the grateful couple gave them a reward, which they plan to donate to a charity.
If they hadn’t found the owners, he and his wife had already decided to auction off the ring, valued at $40,000, and give the money to charity. It was never theirs to keep, Stetzer said.
“We didn’t earn it,” he said. “That’s not the way I was brought up; my wife neither.”


In other diamond news, bad boy rocker, Peter Doherty is planning to have the ashes of his cat Shelley made into a diamond ring. According to UK Now Magazine, he’s reportedly commissioned the piece from Lifegem and is planning to give the sparkler to his ex, spindly super-model Kate Moss. Apparently the cat was her favourite pet when they dated last year. I’m sure wearing the carbonized ashes of a cat is just what she dreams of.

If you’re interested in wearing your dearly departed, Lifegem turns the cremated ashes of grandma, Fido, Uncle Barney and great-aunt Maisy and her pets into diamonds. If saying goodbye is too painful – don’t – turn them into a jewelry instead. (The ring picture is an actual diamond ring of a ‘Precious Pet Lifegem’).

The Jewelry Insider

July 16, 2008

Remember the case of the missing owner of a $40,000 Diamond Ring – they’ve been traced thanks to a lot of hard work by the jewelry store and the surreal honesty of the finders of the ring.

The Stetzers found the diamond ring a parking lot of a Virginia Mall and traced it back to a local jewelers, Mervis Diamond Importers. The jewelers and the Stetzers advertised, investigated and tried every which way to return the ring to its rightful owner. Finally, yesterday, a happy Mark and Susan Brahms were reunited with their ring.

The Stetzers said the grateful couple gave them a reward, which they plan to donate to a charity.
If they hadn’t found the owners, he and his wife had already decided to auction off the ring, valued at $40,000, and give the money to charity. It was never theirs to keep, Stetzer said.
“We didn’t earn it,” he said. “That’s not the way I was brought up; my wife neither.”


In other diamond news, bad boy rocker, Peter Doherty is planning to have the ashes of his cat Shelley made into a diamond ring. According to UK Now Magazine, he’s reportedly commissioned the piece from Lifegem and is planning to give the sparkler to his ex, spindly super-model Kate Moss. Apparently the cat was her favourite pet when they dated last year. I’m sure wearing the carbonized ashes of a cat is just what she dreams of.

If you’re interested in wearing your dearly departed, Lifegem turns the cremated ashes of grandma, Fido, Uncle Barney and great-aunt Maisy and her pets into diamonds. If saying goodbye is too painful – don’t – turn them into a jewelry instead. (The ring picture is an actual diamond ring of a ‘Precious Pet Lifegem’).