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Best Rhodium Jewels: Rhodium Roundup

Even though it was only discovered 200 years ago, rhodium has a dark, romantic look to it that calls back to centuries ago. It’s not a fact that you hear thrown around a lot, but this metal is the most expensive in the world (chemically, it’s a platinum metal). It’s also one of the most … Continue reading “Best Rhodium Jewels: Rhodium Roundup”

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Cathy Waterman Rings: Eternal Flames

With my anniversary coming up soon (eight years!), I am in touch with my sentimental side. I would really love to have jewelry that reminds me of weddings and true love. Lucky for me, Cathy Waterman has some serious stunners to ogle over. She has a magic touch when it comes to precious jewels – … Continue reading “Cathy Waterman Rings: Eternal Flames”

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Harry Winston Lily Cluster Collection

Last week I headed over to the Harry Winston flagship to get a sneak peak at their Lily Cluster collection, which will launch in May. Walking into the Fifth Avenue boutique is a serious bling-fest and come on, who doesn’t love that, but there isn’t much in the way of every day jewelry. The Lily … Continue reading “Harry Winston Lily Cluster Collection”

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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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Harry Winston Valentine's Day

“Oh, honey, your love is all I need. No diamond parallels our love for each other and can adequately express the deep meaning of our relationship”. Yeah, we can all BS ourselves into believing that but we all know that this is only true when it comes to Zales diamonds. Because if my husband bought … Continue reading “Harry Winston Valentine's Day”

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Tiffany & Co. Open Circle Earrings

Dang!! How beautiful are these Art Deco-inspired, open circle stunners from Tiffany & Co.? Plus next to that $600,000-plus diamond ring the $12,000 earrings seem like a downright bargain! I got the chance to check these babies out up close at a breakfast Tiffany hosted last week. Yes, I had Breakfast at Tiffany’s – on … Continue reading “Tiffany & Co. Open Circle Earrings”

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Etername Fine Jewelry US Launch

French brand Etername is launching in the US this fall! If you read foreign glossies, you’ve likely seen the brand in French Vogue, Elle, L’Officiel, Stiletto, and Le Figaro or oogled the pieces on the likes of Sharon Stone, Diane Kruger, Julie Gayet, and Natalia Vodianova. The line, designed by Sarah Besnaiou (a Dior alum) … Continue reading “Etername Fine Jewelry US Launch”

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Garrard Wings

Garrard makes the royal jewels for the British Royal Family. And they do custom pieces, which means you can have yourself a royal tiara for the right price (I was told they make a lot of these for serious Jewel Snobs in Malaysia!). The history of Garrard is long and detailed but the one liner … Continue reading “Garrard Wings”

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Tiffany & Co. 2009-2010 Blue Book Collection

Tiffany’s Blue Book Collection was why Holly Golightly went all batty. This is their most precious of jewels and I was able to preview this collection at their Rodeo Drive store. Trying not to faint was a serious feat. Everything was beyond, but these few pieces caught my eye and imagination (wouldn’t it be fantastic … Continue reading “Tiffany & Co. 2009-2010 Blue Book Collection”

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