When Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection went up for auction at Christie’s in late 2011, Bulgari bought up $20 million worth of their creations. Smart move – the value of pieces rapidly appreciated in the actress’ keeping. This summer they will exhibit several of these special gems in honor of the 50th anniversary of Taylor’s film […]
I started out looking for jewels made with woven cords – the casual kind you can wear tons of on your wrist when you’re feeling a little boho. But I quickly learned the ropes about rope jewels, and I’ll tell you what – they’re better in gold (isn’t everything?). So most of these weren’t really […]
Adia Kibur Antique Pendant Necklace On Shopbop for $30.
I have always believed that a woman’s spirit stays with her cherished jewels forever. Don’t ask me how I know this, but an incident with antique jewelry and a few possessed spirits in London convinced me it’s true. My lifelong obsession with jewelry was encouraged by my grandmother. She survived several wars by selling off […]
I love an accessory that does all the work for you. A necklace like Sachin and Babi‘s “Venezia” has your outfit covered simply because it becomes the outfit. Pack on the ethnic flair and wow the senses with this lengthy chain of mixed textures, shapes, stones and materials: frayed chiffon knots, bugle beads, woven leather, […]
First Tory Burch captured our feet – now she’s taken hold of our wrists. In honor of all you birthday snobs this month, this ram’s head cuff is a piece that’s strong-willed and spirited enough to bring out the Aries in all of us. Clear Lucite and antique brass, with 16-karat gold plating, makes for […]
I have been collecting jewelry from India for almost 7 years now, way before the style became popular with the mainstream. I bought many of my pieces from LA based designer Suzanne Wilson, who has an incredible eye and travels to India often to find gems to share with her clients in the US. My […]
Elizabeth Taylor wearing La Peregrina Pearl; Portrait by Diego Velazquez of Queen Mariana of Spain wearing La Peregrina Pearl I went to see Cartier’s 100th Anniversary exhibit at their Rodeo Drive store and there were a lot of incredible pieces, many worthy of individual mention but since I love other people’s drama, the one that […]