Celeb Jewels
Wed 02.19
Kohl’s Pink Elephant Necklace

Kohl’s Pink Elephant Necklace: The Elephant in the Room

I had my first mammogram at 31 to create a baseline for comparison against the one I would have when I turned 40. Just last month I visited the doctor again and was told this time to return due to an “area of concern.” Note to self – don’t open letters from a hospital on Saturday morning.

Mon 10.14
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Headpieces

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings – these are our daily jewels. When you’re craving a change, a decadent headpiece is the way to go. I’ve saved the best for first – London-based jewelry designer Sabine G.’s silver-plated gold headpiece. It’s part of the Relic collection, an assembly of pieces inspired by the engravings on a 12th century medieval box.

Wed 05.15

Lucy Liu x Lorraine Schwartz: A Night at the Ballet

Lucy Liu attended the American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala in a stunning all-white ensemble, but my eyes went straight for those earrings! She even pulled her hair back into a sleek ponytail to give us a good look (as if all those diamonds could be hidden). The Lorraine Schwartz sparklers coordinated perfectly with her silver-accented […]

Thu 05.09

Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Jewels: Cleopatra’s Collection

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 […]

Mon 04.08

Cindy Chao Art Jewel: Beijing Gallery Opening!

My dear friend, celebrated Jewel artist Cindy Chao, has opened her first boutique. After years of crafting the most beautiful jewels in the world, she’s created a treasure trove for them in the Beijing YinTai Centre. It was well worth the wait – just like her gorgeous creations, this store is stunning. And who came […]

Mon 02.25

Salma Hayek x Cindy Chao: And the Oscar Goes to…

For the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Salma Hayek turned to the best – my dear friend Cindy Chao. The actress donned the Maple Leaves choker from Cindy’s Four Seasons Masterpiece Collection, this piece of course representing the fall season. It was the perfect attention-grabbing embellishment to finish off her rhinestone-collared Alexander McQueen gown, making Salma […]

Fri 02.22

Elizabeth Taylor’s Bvlgari Jewelry Collection: Diamond Mine

The event held in honor of Elizabeth Taylor’s extensive Bvlgari collection was a star-studded celebration. Would you expect anything else? By sheer carats alone, Julianne Moore stole the show. The face of Bvlgari had on Elizabeth’s $6.1 million necklace, the emeralds perfectly accenting her rich red locks and McQueen dress. It’s a piece you might […]

Wed 02.20

Vanessa Hudgens x Jenny Packham Jumpsuit: Embellished Collar

Vanessa Hudgens was a serious staple at New York Fashion Week this season, but of all the outfits that she wore, the one that put the brightest sparkle in my eye was her nude Jenny Packham jumpsuit. First off, it proved that short girls can in fact rock jumpsuits. More importantly, though, there was the […]

Tue 02.12

Best Grammy Awards Jewels: Rock Stars

Okay, so Carrie Underwood wore a $31 million Johnathon Arndt necklace (is it me or do the prices go up every award show?? Soon celebs will just be carrying around giant diamonds). It’s a pretty big deal. But I’ll tell you what’s not a big deal – her entire stodgy look. Packing on carats doesn’t […]