Archive for the 'Red Carpet' Category

MIRROR MIRROR On the Wall, Who Wears this Diadème Best of All?

March 29th, 2012

Today it was announced by Van Cleef & Arpels that a dia­mond, plat­inum, and white gold diadème (french spelling) will have a role in the greatly antic­i­pated film, MIRROR MIRROR. Cre­ated in 1976, this remark­ably lovely jewel boasts one 144 dia­monds total­ing 77.34 carats. The head piece was on dis­play at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design […]

Jewelhistory Celebrates 5 Years!

February 28th, 2012

I can’t believe JEWELHISTORY.COM is almost five years old! March 1st marks this mile­stone. This blog began as a labor of love, a way to talk about jew­elry that didn’t exist on the net — or any­where else. I’ve seen my thoughts reprinted and bor­rowed through­out the years and all I can say is a […]

Yay,They Wore Jewelry to 84th Annual Academy Awards!

February 27th, 2012

Last night’s pre­sen­ta­tion by Billy Crys­tal was spot on. Why they play with this for­mula from year to year is a mys­tery to me. Just make him the host of the Acad­emy Awards for life, or as long as he wants the gig, and I’ll tune in. Gold was a favorite dress color, which I […]

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2012: Dark Star

February 26th, 2012

With the red car­pet rolling out tonight for the Acad­emy Awards, I’m not quite sure what to antic­i­pate in terms of jew­elry. Thus far, it’s been a sea­son of under­stated, taste­ful lux­ury. Which is lovely if you are doing din­ner the­ater and drinks, but for this evening’s Oscar pre­sen­ta­tion, I’m hop­ing we see some star-quality […]

New York Fashion Fall 2012: Bijoux, Mais Pas

February 16th, 2012

Jew­elry for this New York Fash­ion Week was there, and not. Oscar de la Renta cre­ated a bodice ornament/necklace and took the theme to the tex­tile of his clothes — and to great effect. The jewel was either blown up to life-sized pro­por­tions or shrunken down and trans­lated into a small, foulard-type print. There was […]

Golden Globes 2012: Minimal to Much

January 16th, 2012

Last night’s event was, how shall I put this…eclectic? The color of the gowns ran in oppo­si­tions, from ethe­real whites and ivories to deep jewel tones. The bright, true red on Dianna Agron and Stacy Kiebler was acces­sorized suc­cinctly. Agron wore a mix of period pieces — nine­teenth cen­tury ear­rings and ring and bracelets from […]

Project Accessory Episode 7: On a Wing and a Prayer…

December 16th, 2011

Next week is the finale. This week two design­ers were elim­i­nated: Christina and Diego. Before con­tin­u­ing on, let me say that I’ve loved their work, and they were more than qual­i­fied to be in the final five before they took their bow last night. In fact, they per­fectly com­pli­mented the show and the other designers […]

And Speaking of a Brand New Look…

December 5th, 2011

I’m rep­re­sented by Ran­dom House Speak­ers Bureau, the web­site of which has just relaunched with a gor­geous new look. If you would like to book a lec­ture for the com­ing year, please con­tact Kim Thorn­ton at My new RHSB web page may be accessed here

About Being True to Oneself: The Elizabeth Taylor Collection at Christie’s and PROJECT ACCESSORY EPISODE 5

December 2nd, 2011

What makes the retelling of a leg­end most? In this case it would be Dame Eliz­a­beth Taylor’s jew­elry (although her cou­ture does run along­side). The more than five hun­dred jew­els left in her wake — and not of her death, these pieces have noth­ing to do with the slough­ing off of one’s mor­tal coil — […]

On Elizabeth Taylor Eve

November 30th, 2011

**12.01.11 — Please fol­low me today on Twit­ter: @Jewelhistory It’s Eliz­a­beth Tay­lor eve, the day before the New York press pre­view of Christie’s exhi­bi­tion of the jew­elry, cloth­ing, and dec­o­ra­tive items that belong to the actor-icon-activist (a por­tion of the pro­ceeds from the exhi­bi­tion admis­sions and pub­li­ca­tions related to the sales will be donated to […]

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