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Friday Favorites from Charm and Chain

4 Mar

Did you know that Anne Hathaway was paid $750,000 to wear Tiffany’s jewelry all throughout the Oscars? Other stars were also paid to wear jewelry that wasn’t theirs! Only if we were so lucky. For now here are some beautiful pieces from Charm & Chain for your Friday:

Blue Topaz Drop Earrings
Blue Topaz Drop Earrings
Brave New World Earrings by Erickson Beamon:



Brave New World Earrings


Vintage Ring
Vintage Ring, 54.9

Woven Citrine Hinge Cuff

Eminem wears Alcoholic Anonymous Jewelry to Grammys

15 Feb

At MTV’s site you can see Eminem wearing the Alcoholic Anonymous Sobriety and Circle pendant. This jewelry makes a statement about Eminem’s “Recovery” from addiction.   As the article states, the pendant symbolizes ” a three part answer (unity, recovery, service) to the three part disease of alcoholism and addiction (physical, mental, spiritual)”. Here are some similar styles.

From Sabrina Silver:

Chopard vs A $220,000 Ring

19 Feb

Multi-millionaire Anne Hendricks Bass is suing the Shangri La Hotel in Singapore, where she allegedly lost a ring worth $220, 000 while she was staying at the hotel last year.

According to court documents, she said she placed the ring on a table in the bedroom of her two-room suite at about 6.30pm that day, shortly before getting a massage.

She said two hotel employees were with her for about an hour in the room, while another entered at about 9.15pm to deliver a meal she ordered.

Ms Bass claimed she realised the ring was missing only at 10pm, when she was about to check out.

Now she's filing for damages, saying that either the hotel was negligent or its employees might have stolen the Paris-made gold ring, which had a 6.41 carat diamond.

A ring worth $220,000! Geez, these are the kind of jewelry that's totally beyond my imagination. Even in my dreams, the most expensive I've ever wished for was perhaps a Tiffany or Chopard eternity ring. Talk about different social strata!

Jewelry as Baby Shower Favors

3 Feb

During baby showers, it's not only the mom-to-be who receives presents. It has now become the norm to give out favors to guests at a baby shower party to say 'thank you' for being there and for their guests to remember the event by.

When it comes to baby shower favors, there are plenty of options that will suit every budget. The classic choices are small gift items that are baby related, but since the recipients are not the ones who will become new parents soon, it could be also be totally unrelated to babies, pregnancy or children.

If your guests are mostly women, small trinkets or jewelry will surely be well-appreciated. It doesn't have to be like the $600 pearl bracelets Tori Spelling's guests were given during her baby shower party. Choose something simple and classic in design that will be well-received by women with varying tastes. At the end of the day, it's still the thought that counts, not the price tag.

Jacklyn Zeman Jewelry Collection

23 Jul

Celebrity Fashion Jewelry

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Jacklyn Zeman is an American actress, who completed her high school studies at 15 in Bergenfield, New Jersey, where she was raised, and studied dance on a scholarship at New York University. Soon she was dancing and modeling professionally while continuing her studies. A desire to act on daytime television led Jacklyn to her debut on ABC's One Life to Live. After her character's untimely demise, Jacklyn was asked to go to Los Angeles to create the role of Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital, a role she has played since 1977.

vintage bracelet
Garden Party Marquise Gemstone Bracelet
Repeating marquise-shaped stations along this yellow Technibond bracelet each showcase a round citrine (approx. 4mm) in the center. Four pear-shaped smoky quartz (approx. 5x3mm) stones surround the citrine. Round amethyst (approx. 3mm) and peridot (approx. 3mm) stud the bead- and rope-textured backdrop, while a beaded border completes each station.

gold bracelet
Sophisticated Charm" Gemstone 8" Bracelet
Fashioned from yellow Technibond, this charm bracelet showcases a single row of interlocking rope-textured cable links. Four unique charms dangle from the bracelet, each boasting an array of bezel-set gemstones. All the charms feature backdrops of bead- and rope-textured detailing.

gemstone necklace
Go Girl Open Circle Peridot Pendant
Fashioned from Technibond, this pendant showcases a round shape with an openwork interior. Segmented areas around the pendant boast open circle designs, each with a metalwork bead in the center. A bezel-set, round peridot (approx. 6mm) sparkles in the center. Technibond jewelry is crafted from .925 sterling silver that is plated with a layer of platinum or a 40-mils-thick outside layer of 14K yellow or rose gold.

This uniquely designed jewelry collection is for any woman who's looking for new and exciting ways to show off her strong sense of style and bohemian sense of adventure. Made with semiprecious stones and HSN-exclusive Technibond Gold, each beautiful piece is a chic option for those looking for affordable luxury. Sometimes called Jackie Zeman, Jacklyn was married to Murray the K and is currently married to Glenn Gorden, with whom she has two daughters, Cassidy and Lacey.

Paula Abdul Jewelry

29 Dec

Jewelry Designer and Celebrity

Grammy award-winning artist and American Idol judge Paula Abdul presents Forever Your Girl, an HSN exclusive collection of jewelry, handbags, and accessories that captures her spirit and fashion sense. Each season, Paula designs and distributes jewelry for the aspiring singers on American Idol as a keepsake of their experience. Beginning this month, her fans will be able to buy similar items on HSN.

gold cuff bracelet
Forever Your Girl Bold Mosaic Cut Out 7" Cuff
The Mosaic Cut Out Cuff adds a stylish element to your everyday wardrobe assortment. Multi-sized geometric cutouts swathe the surface area of the fashionable cuff bracelet. For a sleek shine, the bracelet exudes a gleaming polished finish.

Paula Abdul has been making jewelry since the first season of American Idol in 2002. The new HSN Forever Your Girl line debuted December 13th, which also includes handbags and other accessories, with a price range of $29-$200. Among her newest pieces is a beaded leather cuff bracelet that will go to the female participants in the new season, and is inscribed with a message to "reach for the stars."

men's cuff bracelet
FYG Inspirational Guy's 8" Cuff Bracelet
Covered with embossed dark brown leather, the cuff showcases a braided design along its center. A metalwork, hexagonal station engraved with a logo centers the bracelet with a polished gleam.

The realization of her lifelong dream to create, this fun, fashionable collection offers you encouragement, hope, and inspiration to make your dreams a reality.

crystal pave bracelet
FYG Signature Classy Bling 7-1/4" Cuff with Pavé Detail
Completely swathed with pavé-set, multi-sized round clear crystals, the cuff flaunts an openwork, multi-row design. The center station has a sunburst design that's centered by a bezel-set, round clear crystal. Milgrain detailing trims the design with a touch of vintage charm.

Paula Abdul's extraordinary music career is exemplified by worldwide album sales exceeding 30 million records, two #1 Albums, six #1 Singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People's Choice Awards, and Kids Choice Awards.

The singer-dancer-choreographer's other plans for 2009 include her first album of new material in over a decade and a new reality TV special for MTV called Rah! Paula Abdul's Cheerleading Bowl.

Demeter Rachel Hunter Jewelry

18 Nov

Steven Zale Jewelry Designer

Steven Zale, designer of the Demeter Jewelry line, is an award winning and world renowned jewelry designer and has created avant-garde jewelry that he personally designs for a who's-who celebrity list. Always looking for the next leading jewelry design trend, Steven has focused on using colorful gemstones, diamonds, and metals in surprising yet elegant combinations.

designer gemstone ring
Harvest 1 – Chrome Diopside Ring
Mined from the deep regions of Siberia, these beautiful all-natural stones possess the allure of an emerald and the brilliance of a diamond, captured together in this beautiful design, accented with diamonds and 18k gold.

The Demeter line is made up of fourteen individual harvests, each showcasing a variety of colors and arrangements in rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets. Its name comes from the Greek goddess Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest according to mythology. Demeter rings and jewelry

designer citrine ring
Harvest 14 – Citrine Ring with Diamond Accents
Indulge the inner goddess with these striking masterpieces of 18 karat white gold and a star-burst citrine color. Surrounded with diamonds radiating from the inside out.

Demeter Jewelry was introduced and endorsed by Rachel Hunter, a successful super model and actress who perfectly complements the style and elegance of the line. It can be purchased on the Novori Jewelry website where Hunter is shown modeling some of the pieces – just click on a pic to go there. The jewelry is promoted as simply Demeter Rachel Hunter.

multigemstone ring
Harvest 2 – Amethyst, Pink Sapphire, and Diamond Ring
Delicately formed 18 karat white gold and incredible Brazilian amethysts are accented with exotic pink sapphires harvested from Thailand to create pieces that are feminine, flirty and fun.

Novori touts itself as the authorized Demeter dealer, and they show Rachel Hunter modeling all of the pieces. But right now they have only have the rings available for sale, and I didn't want to show you things that you can't buy!

Most designs are crafted in 18k white gold, some with 18k yellow gold accents. The Harvest 1 Collection features sun-kissed yellow Citrine, which sparkles against glittering diamonds creating a stunning modern look.

The Hunter Green Chrome Harvest Collection features gemstones mined from the deep regions of Siberia, and these beautiful all-natural stones possess the allure of an emerald and the brilliance of a diamond, accented with diamonds and 18k gold.

With craftsmanship that speaks of excellence in designs and quality, Steven Zale has dedicated himself to the art of fine jewelry.

The Demeter jewelry line features wondrous, saturated gemstones that are carefully polished to be set in eye-catching original settings of contrasting metals, which accentuate the timeless beauty of the stones. Multicolored quartz with checker board cut tops and scintillating diamond accents are featured in the Harvest 12 collection.

2008 Critic’s Choice Awards

14 Feb

Marcia Gay Harden is one of my favorite actresses, and I also like her style – simple and elegant. She looks beautiful here on the red carpet at the 2008 Critic's Choice Awards. Simple and elegant can also describe the jewelry she wore to that event – a coral silver lariat necklace and ruby CZ stud earrings.

celebrity jewelry
Marcia Gay Harden

At the Critic's Choice awards, Marcia presented Daniel Day Lewis with the Best Actor award for There Will Be Blood.

Did you hear about The Mist yet? Marcia Gay Harden plays a religious zealot, and I hear she really contributes to the tension in that freaky movie, which is based on a story by Stephen King.

This is the gorgeous necklace she wore:
designer jewelry
Coral Drop Sterling Silver Heart Lariat
This Tiffany-inspired coral drop sterling silver heart lariat is dazzling. The genuine gemstone reflects the surrounding light. The rhodium finished sterling silver heart that weaves through them adds shine and glitz.

Did You Know?
Marcia Gay was warned by a producer she'd never be a success in Hollywood if she didn't alter the shape of her nose. Thank goodness she didn't listen to him!

She was the first University of Texas at Austin graduate to win an Oscar. She won for Best Supporting Actress in 2001 for Pollock, for which she received $1,000,000 paycheck. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Mystic River in 2004.

She was nominated for Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actress for Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.

And these are the earrings she wore:
sterling silver earrings
Sterling Silver Ruby Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
These fiery sterling silver ruby cubic zirconia stud earrings romance the eyes with their deep red color. The red cubic zirconia stones measure 8mm and have a total carat weight of 7.1 carats. The rhodium finished sterling silver backing makes these earrings come alive with beauty.

Spotting Some Celebrity Bling

4 Oct

Spotting Some Celebrity Bling

I just thought it would be fun to take a look at a little light on the eyes but heavy on the platinum and diamond celebrity bling. I don't think I've done that in a while. Have I?

First up is little or I should say now all grown up Hilary Duff wearing platinum jewelry by Neil Lane at "City of Hope 's 2007 Spirit of Life Dinner" in Los Angeles on September 27th. Check out this chunk of a bracelet. Hilary went with this major platinum a diamond cuff bracelet, a platinum cocktail ring, and stud earrings.


And in a different place and different time but obviously not indifferent to platinum and diamonds, Mary J. Blige picked out some platinum jewelry, compliments also of Neil Lane, to wear at the "Hot Hollywood" party in Los Angeles on September 26th. Mary selected these whooper pair of platinum circle earrings, a number of platinum and Diamond Bracelets, and a cocktail ring.
Images from Platinum Guild International

Emitations Celeb Jewelry

26 Sep

Emitations Celeb Jewelry
We saw lots of glam and glitter recently at the Emmy's, and who doesn't want a little of the sparklies sometimes? Normally, many stars can't even afford the diamonds and platinum they wear, let along little old normal folks like ourselves. But, they get to borrow their bling.

The idea behind Emitatons jewelry is kind of clever for those of us who have to buy or own bling. You get the celeb glam look at a price we all can afford:

Regardless of their Emmy nods (or lack thereof), the actresses at the Emmys dazzled us with their red carpet style. We'd like to honor those women who truly demonstrated grace and class with their award show fashions! Find out how to steal their style, with sterling silver and cubic zirconia versions of their award show bling. For those of us who aren't paid millions per episode, these faux jewelry designs are the perfect way to accesorize!

On the company's web site, they include some pictures of the stars, their real jewelry, and then the knock-offs, such as the honker bracelet above:

ali larter channeled the best of her Heroes characters for the 2007 Emmys – good girl Nicky would approve of the elegant jewelry and makeup, and bad girl Jessica would certainly appreciate the sexy red dress! Ali wore diamond dangle drop earrings, and her hair was worn sleek and shiny – no updo for this super-babe! She had a brilliant diamond cuff bracelet on her right hand, which perfectly complimented her pear shaped right hand ring. This piece of jewelry is worn to celebrate a woman's independence – something any of the Heroes women would be proud to flaunt!


Then there is Sara Ramirez of "Grey's Anatomy."