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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 … Continue reading Elizabeth Taylor’s Bvlgari Jewelry Collection: Diamond Mine

Tue 02.22

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

One of the most buzzed about events to take place during New York Fashion Week was the opening of “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st St., NYC). No surprise there…I mean who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon looking at some serious … Continue reading Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

Wed 12.05

Fred Leighton Treasures

Is this not the most exquisite brooch you have ever seen? From the American Exhibit at Fred Leighton (one of my favorite jewelers, my husband knows to go there for special treats for me), this estate piece is a Tiffany Edwardian Diamond Fan made of natural black pearl, diamonds, platinum and gold from 1910- a … Continue reading Fred Leighton Treasures

Thu 09.27

Chanel Sparkles Again

In 1932 Coco Chanel walked into a Parisian jewelry workshop and demanded the impossible. As the pièce de résistance of her first fine-jewelry collection, the ever-progressive Mademoiselle had dreamt up a 600-plus diamond necklace that featured an irregularly shaped star and draped around the neck like a light French foulard. “I can only imagine the … Continue reading Chanel Sparkles Again

Sun 09.03

Bvlgari's New Parentesi Collection

$138,160 I’m not one to balk at new styles but when it comes to jewelry, I’m a firm believer in sticking with the classics. Bvlgari has been a personal favorite of the Jewel Snob for years (I’ve been collecting since my early 20’s!) because it’s commitment to design and quality is unparalleled. Founded by Sotirio … Continue reading Bvlgari's New Parentesi Collection

Wed 08.23

Fred Leighton

The Jewel Snob owns more Fred Leighton jewelry than any other designer, Fred’s impeccable taste is reflected in both his vintage pieces and new designs and I am addicted to it all! If you have not walked into one of his stores, you must go! Fred’s boutiques are a treasure trove of gorgeous baubles. His … Continue reading Fred Leighton

Wed 08.16

Cartier Orchid Ring

Not your average cocktail ring, this gorgeous piece from renowned French jeweler Cartier is a collector’s dream. Diamond petals gently cradle the center of the orchid made of yellow canary diamonds with a ruby tipped bulb. There is no flower more sensuous than the orchid and there is nothing sexier than a woman in a … Continue reading Cartier Orchid Ring

Wed 08.09

The Queen of all Bling

Nothing says I love you like a giant rock, Richard Burton certainly wore his heart on his sleeve when he gave Elizabeth Taylor this 33 carat asscher cut stunner known as the “Krupp” diamond. Once owned by Vera Krupp, as in the infamous Krupp family who supplied Nazi Germany with its ammunition. Liz thought it … Continue reading The Queen of all Bling