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Top 5 Party Rings: Cocktail Mix

It’s that time of year again – party season! Get those cocktail rings out and on display. This is not the time to be shy. The bigger and brighter, the better! From chains to fringe, here are the jewels I can’t wait to show off…

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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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Tomasz Donocik x Alexander McQueen: Dragonfly Jewels

Not all insects should become jewels. A prime example? The cockroach. I’m not saying there isn’t a gem out there fashioned after one, but if there is, it’s probably not selling very well. Dragonflies, on the other hand, are like pure gold. With beautiful wings and a non-bloodsucking diet, they’re pretty likable little things. London-based … Continue reading “Tomasz Donocik x Alexander McQueen: Dragonfly Jewels”

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Sharon Khazzam: Unforgettable Name, Indelible Jewels

With a name like Khazzam, this designer has instant cool credibility, but Sharon actually backs up her unforgettable surname with designs that are out-of-this-world amazing. To call her wildly creative is an understatement – this is thoroughly beyond-the-box thinking that confidently maintains an elevated taste level fit for the snobbiest of jewel snobs. Everyone has … Continue reading “Sharon Khazzam: Unforgettable Name, Indelible Jewels”

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Van Cleef & Arpels Bals de Légende: What Legends Are Made Of

Jewels have the potential to transcend time and place, to distort our own less sparkling realities into something more romantic and enable us to fantasize. No jewelry house seems to understand this like Van Cleef & Arpels. Their recent collection, Bals de Legende, is inspired by the greatest parties in history and spans references from … Continue reading “Van Cleef & Arpels Bals de Légende: What Legends Are Made Of”

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Kate Spade Royal Bazaar Collection: A Precious Collaboration

The appreciation for beautiful adornments is universal. I was informed of Kate Spade’s new Royal Bazaar collection not by anyone in the jewelry biz, but by a Bag Snob fan who also loves her jewels, and works for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Kate Spade and Turquoise Mountain, a great organization reestablishing the arts and … Continue reading “Kate Spade Royal Bazaar Collection: A Precious Collaboration”

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Ivanka Trump "Noor" Collection: A Light Touch to Heavy Jewels

The name “Trump” is synonymous with wealth and luxury, so it seems fitting that the name Ivanka Trump is coming to epitomize feminine, decadent, and creatively lush jewels. Ivanka’s latest collection was inspired by her travels to Morocco, Turkey, and Baku, Azerbaijan, as well as her passion for art-deco style – and it shows. The … Continue reading “Ivanka Trump "Noor" Collection: A Light Touch to Heavy Jewels”

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North Carolina Farm Produces 65-carat Emerald

Imagine spending a leisurely day hunting for treasures in North Carolina for $3 a day and pulling this 65-carat emerald out of the ground!! Among corn rows, a farm known for small pebbly emeralds allow people to come and rummage around for fun. This is the largest ever found in North America. Wow, I guess … Continue reading “North Carolina Farm Produces 65-carat Emerald”

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Kimberly McDonald Earrings in Sex and the City 2

As if you weren’t excited enough to check-out all of the SATC 2 fashions when the movie hits theaters tomorrow, check-out these two pairs of earrings that Carrie will be sporting in the film! Gooorgeous!! Both styles are from New York City-based designer Kimberly McDonald who designs exclusively using natural and organic materials (agates, geodes, … Continue reading “Kimberly McDonald Earrings in Sex and the City 2”

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