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Met Gala 2015 Jewelry Trends

Lights! Camera! Fashion! The jewelry and fashion worlds collided this past Monday at the 2015 Met gala, Christening the Costume Institute’s China: Through the Looking Glass fashion exhibition. From Beyonce’s full frontal crystal adorned ‘gown’ to SJP’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) flame throwing headdress, this ball seemed more like a nudist colony-meets-offensively-tacky-Chinese New Year bash. Did Ms. Wintour mistaken you for one of the Real Housewives of New York and turn down your $100K request to buy a table? Well, that makes two of us. But no worries, we’ve got you covered on the top jewelry trends from fashion’s biggest Superbowl soiree…

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Power Bangles & Bracelets

While blingy rings and statement pendants seemed to be a thing from this past red carpet season, sparkly arm parties were a hot ticket item at the ball. SJP rocked a bunch of boho-style bangles while good ol’ Katie Holmes played it safe with an icy trail of sparklers igniting her wrist and refining her look.

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Chokers

Everyone’s favorite ’90s throwback was practically a red carpet prerequisite. Chloe Moretz, Selena Gomez and the like, seemed to be sporting delicate black chokers. Even for super A-lists like Rihanna who trailed along in a breathtaking fur-trimmed sun yellow cape, chokers were the perfect way to illuminate her neckline, finishing off her dramatic look with a delicate sparkle.

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Drops

Tasseled drops were a fave amongst Bee Shaffer and Lizzy Caplan. While drops may be a great way to draw attention to one’s face, it’s the wispy movement and structure of their tasseled cousin that adds an extra dose of glitz and glamor.

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Matching Bling

Matching earrings are a must, which Amal and Solange proved like no other! Both chose to wear more avant-garde and edgier designs which is why chic jewels were the perfect fit for what could have been one potential style conundrum.

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Top Color: Red

We LOVED the red trend especially on Helen!  With her laser cut-out gown and medallion drops, Helen Mirren slayed the scene in this incredible color. Mirren’s look was the perfect balance of Haute Couture without overbearing.

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Sheer Dresses

Even with Rihanna’s never ending silk trail and other fashion spectacles, the sheer drama were in those see-through ankle scrapers worn by JLo, Kim Kardashian West and Beyonce. The good thing about wearing next to nothing and being decked in crystals is, no need to wear jewelry right? Was it too much or too little? You vote!

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MTV Movie Awards: Jewelry, Fashion, & Beauty Trends

The MTV Movie Awards took place just this past weekend. Didn’t have time to watch? No worries! We’re here to bring you photos and conversation about the awards red-carpet trends. As usual, we scoured the carpet for the brightest and biggest jewels, but we’re also fashion and beauty fiends. Here are three jewelry, fashion, and beauty trends we spotted.

Rihanna at the MTV Music Awards

Earring Bling: Dig out your dangly earrings! This year earrings were plentiful at the MTV Movie Awards. Jessica Alba rocked a pair of long black earrings and a second pair of cross earrings from Graziela Gems. If you’re looking for a similar pair, check out these gorgeous Van Kempen Onyx stunners. We’re sure you’ll love them!

Jessica Alba, Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com

Jessica Alba, Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com

Wavy Beach Hair: Look’s like even the celebs are ready for the summer (aren’t we all?). Ellie Goulding showed up to the awards sporting some casual golden locks that we can never seem to pull off ourselves. She went for a classic look with simple Finn earrings, Lynn Bann bracelets and ring, and a Penny Preville ring. Here’s a triple bangle bracelet like Ellie’s.

Ellie Goulding, Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com

Ellie Goulding, Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com

Solid Colors Accessorized: While there were a number of floral looks at the awards, several celebs opted for solid colors, and accessorized their outfits with jewels. Nicki Minaj accented her skin-tight black dress with some Alexander McQueen gold jewelry, including several armbands, which are hot items for the spring and summer. Browse through our collection of gold jewels!

Nicki Minaj, Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com

Nicki Minaj, Photo Credit: www.popsugar.com

What trends do you think you’ll be wearing during the warm-weather months?

Rihanna’s Ring Bling


Jewelry trends – from mood rings and circle pendants to tennis bracelets and statement necklaces – aren’t always easy to spot right away. Usually, they start with a celebrity (Like Oprah Winfrey and the diamond circle pendant). So as jewelry hounds are wont to do, I’ve been digging around for a celebrity jewelry trend that’s ready to break to the masses – and break big.

Enter Rihanna.
National Jeweler wisely pointed out earlier this year that the superstar has been wearing rings on every finger wherever she goes (the AMAs, The Woman of the Year Awards, what have you).


Not long after, I spotted the same trend on the Fall Ready-to-Wear runways – Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel offering for one. And at the Kids’ Choice Awards last weekend (often the perfect place to spot the next big thing), stars were ringing up like there was no tomorrow.


So I’m calling it. The latest big celebrity trend for the masses is: rings on every finger. You might not be able to wear the look at your next important Board Meeting or to defend your dissertation – but go for it with any casual or dressy ensemble, I’m thinking.

Time to dust off those long lost rings that haven’t seen the light of day in a while (mood rings included!). Troll the vintage shops, grandma’s jewelry box – and of course places like Jewelry.com and JewelClub (code: INSIDER) – for affordable, fun ring styles you can pile on like the tastemakers.

So what do you guys think of my proclamation? Am I on the right track? Would you wear this look -and if so – where? Weigh in!

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November 10, 2009


The 2009 Glamour Women of the Year Awards took place last night in New York’s grand Carnegie Hall, and the star power was at full wattage – despite a lack of significant jewelry bling to speak of on the carpet.

Honoree, Rihanna, dazzled in a Stephan Rollande gown and Cartier diamond studs – earning the respect of the crowd and presenter, Iman, for riding the tide of public sentiment after her high-profile beating from former boyfriend Chris Brown.Onwards, girlfriend!

Fellow honoree, Amy Poehler, followed suit in basic diamond studs that didn’t outshine her metallic sheath by Stella McCartney (also honored). And Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi showed off her baby bump with a little gold glam (most likely from her own jewelry line).

I’m loving the sleek Serena Williams style with heavy bangs and diamond cuffs – and while I prefer a brunette Catherine McPhee, her onyx and diamond deco drops from Bochic are to die for.Nice work.

The winner for me in the ‘notsomuch’ department had to be Miss Gayle King in a statement necklace that didn’t need her sequined belt’s competition.Less is more when you’ve got such a wow piece taking center stage, right?

For a full album of the evening’s top fashion moments, visit the Jewelry.com Facebook page and weigh in with your rants and raves.And visit the Glamour homepage for a full recap of the evening’s honorees (and there were many worthy women to celebrate).

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April 27, 2009


It’s bad enough when your boyfriend turns out to be a big loser, but to lose your jewelry on top of it all? Insult? Meet injury.

Pop sensation, Rihanna, is seeking the return of $1.4 million in jewelry she was wearing the night she was allegedly beaten by jerk, I mean, boyfriend, Chris Brown.

Donald Etra, an attorney for the “Umbrella” singer, filed a motion Tuesday asking that Los Angeles police and prosecutors return a pair of earrings and three rings, which were seized as evidence.

The motion states that Brown’s attorney, and a Los Angeles Police Department detective overseeing the case, do not object to the return of the items. They have agreed that photographs can be used if the case goes to trial.

The filing includes a general description of the items, saying they all are made of “yellow metal” and all but one includes “white stones.”

Leave it to the fuzz to take away any modicum of glam in their diamond description. White stones? Please.

The good news is, Rihanna is not responsible for the jewelry once returned. The filing indicates the baubles were loaned to the singer by four companies, which want the items back for events overseas.

In the meantime, Rihanna is moving on with her life expressing her desire that prosecutors and Brown reach a plea agreement before a trial, but that the 21-year-old singer would testify if called.

The Jewelry Insider

May 30, 2008

According to OK Magazine, Rihanna’s going to be blinging the charts soon. Her rumored boyfriend Chris Brown has apparently given his sweetie a ruby and diamond necklace worth a cool $100,000.
Beverly-Hills based jewelry designer Jason Arasheben told the mag that ‘Chris went for the heart theme. He said, ‘She’s going to love this because she loves hearts.’
Rihanna is apparently returning the favor, ordering from the swanky jeweler a diamond-encrusted cross for Chris . The jeweler, not one for keeping quiet about his customers, also told the gossip mag that the singer ‘gave specific instructions about Chris’ gift. She was very particular about wanting the cross to match his other jewelry.’

The Jewelry Insider

May 30, 2008

According to OK Magazine, Rihanna’s going to be blinging the charts soon. Her rumored boyfriend Chris Brown has apparently given his sweetie a ruby and diamond necklace worth a cool $100,000.
Beverly-Hills based jewelry designer Jason Arasheben told the mag that ‘Chris went for the heart theme. He said, ‘She’s going to love this because she loves hearts.’
Rihanna is apparently returning the favor, ordering from the swanky jeweler a diamond-encrusted cross for Chris . The jeweler, not one for keeping quiet about his customers, also told the gossip mag that the singer ‘gave specific instructions about Chris’ gift. She was very particular about wanting the cross to match his other jewelry.’