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Michelle Obama’s Correspondents’ Dinner Jewelry


Michelle Obama’s jewelry at the 2010 Correspondents’ Dinner was almost more impressive than her husband’s schtick. And I’ve got all the dazzling deets – courtesy of the fabulous Mrs. O blog.

The Correspondents’ Dinner (aka “Nerd Prom”) usually brings out folks whose approval ratings have nothing to do with designer duds and diamond rentals. But this year, thanks to a strong showing from Hollywood, Washington insiders came out in fine form. No one finer than our Fashionista-in-Chief, Mighty Michelle.

The red matte jersey gown is from emerging designer, Prabal Gurung, which she accessorized with two large cuffs: the bottom a Sutra Jewels creation made from 10 carats of raspberry tourmaline and rose-cut diamonds. The top cuff – which retails for a recession-busting $17,200 – is from Bochic and consists of white bakelite, gold filigree and rose-cut diamonds.

Want to look like Michelle but don’t want to spend the equivalent of a new sedan? How ’bout this big, f%$#ckin steal (sorry, couldn’t resist):

This stainless steel, gold plated cuff retails for $49.99 from Reeds.


Or this Ed Hardy gold tone Phoenix cuff from Gordon’s is only $89.00

These prices are cheaper than a Jay Leno one-liner!

Visit Jewelry.com for more Correspondents’ Dinner jewelry buzz and their Facebook Page for all the red carpet pics. Who wore your favorite look?

The Jewelry Insider

May 11, 2009


The diamond divas came out to shine at the Washington Correspondents Dinner this weekend, but no one glam-ed it up more than the Divine Mrs. O in a shock of color and a hunk of jewels.

Gone are the pearls and pant suits of First Ladies past. Obama is bringing in bright colors, brooch bling and bare arms that have the fashion world buzzing – including her own husband, who poked fun at his wife’s toned appendages during his side-splitting dinner speech.

“She’s even begun to bridge the differences that have divided us for so long, because no matter which party you belong to we can all agree that Michelle has the right to bare arms.”

Who doesn’t love a Presidential pun, right?

While I know that Michael Kors is responsible for Michelle’s pretty-in-pink floor-length dress, I’m still on the look-out for the designer of her flowery statement necklace (Twitterers, any hints?).

There are two jewelry designers the First Lady has often leaned on to make her look pop: Loree Rodkin, who supplied the diamonds for the Inauguration Festivities, and the eccentric California artist, Tom Binns, who designed the huge pearl and crystal look she dazzled us with at the first formal White House dinner in February.

What do you guys think of her sense of style? Shiny and bright? Or too over-the-top?