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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 … Continue reading “Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari Jewels: Cleopatra’s Collection”

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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 … Continue reading “Best Grammy Awards Jewels: Rock Stars”

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Amanda Seyfried x Lorraine Schwartz: Pendant Necklaces

Seeing Amanda Seyfried accessorize her gorgeous Zac Posen gown with a long Lorraine Schwartz pendant necklace was such a refreshing, interesting style choice. The Les Mis star went with a pretty minimal look, and I don’t think it would have worked without the diamond and lavender jade art deco-inspired bauble. We’re not used to seeing … Continue reading “Amanda Seyfried x Lorraine Schwartz: Pendant Necklaces”

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The Golden Globes 2013: Golden Girls

I love a chunky cuff, and so does Emily Deschanel! Her Badgley Mischka gown was embellished at the top, but plain black from the shoulders down, so the 60 carats of sapphires on the Plukka Hera cuff ($8,300 at Plukka) were completely essential for the look to succeed.

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Tiffany at the Oscars: She Made the Stars Sparkle

Natalie Portman might have been the princess of the night, with Anne Hathaway as the court queen, but it was Tiffany & Co. that ruled the Oscars. At least, as far as jewels are concerned. Hathaway – and moreover, her stylist, Rachel Zoe – opted for a traditional look with an astronomical price tag: her … Continue reading “Tiffany at the Oscars: She Made the Stars Sparkle”

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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”

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Blair Waldorf in Swarovski Maniac Necklace

Leighton Meester is a walking train-wreck when it comes to her fashion choices in real life, but her Blair Waldorf “Gossip Girl” character, aside from Lily van der Woodsen, is my favorite – not that the competition is too stiff with Blake’s oft-too-sexy dresses, Jenny’s gothic mess of a style, and Vanessa’s boho boring-ness. That … Continue reading “Blair Waldorf in Swarovski Maniac Necklace”

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Ruby Kobo Bracelet

You know how we can be sure that Gwyneth Paltrow actually likes this Ruby Kobo Stick Bracelet? She actually bought it! Yes, she pulled out her credit card and splurged on this $1,050 piece – quite remarkable given how much free merchandise Paltrow gets (especially now with all the Glee and Country Strong attention! And … Continue reading “Gwyneth Paltrow's Ruby Kobo Bracelet”

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Cartier Panther Outline Cocktail Ring

Designed for the animal lover in all of us, Cartier’s brand new 18-karat white gold and diamond Panther Outline cocktail ring packs a lot of punch on a relatively demure diameter. The emerald eyes are a beautiful accent to an otherwise subtle face (if your definition of subtle is diamonds!) while the iconic panther motif … Continue reading “Cartier Panther Outline Cocktail Ring”

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