Friday’s Jewelry Loving Links
This week in jewelry:
- Michelle Obama glows at the administration’s first state dinner in dramatic Bochic amber, tourmaline and rose-cut diamond earrings and an arm-full of bangles.
- Jewelry justice: Circa buys Madoff bracelet for $50,000 to sell it to benefit a Madoff-cheated charity.
- Jewelry finally is recognized as couture, at least in Paris, where designs by Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel, Chaumet, Christian Dior, and Van Cleef & Arpels will be featured during Paris Haute Couture Week in January.
- Articles about composite ruby continue, following the report on ABC News. This Antoinette Matlins press release is one of the main sources for the reporters.
- Apparently some people find the Jared female-GPS-voice-wants-diamonds commercial just a tad sexist. (I was thinking it’s so 2007: aren’t GPS devices obsolete?) Also, does the guy in Kay’s new Love’s Embrace commercial remind you of a stalker? Or the Love’s Embrace necklace design suggest handcuffs?
- Shocking news about Amy Winehouse: her enagagement ring from her first (and now it seems soon to be second) husband is a demure Tiffany solitaire. (Imagine. Marrying Amy Winehouse. Twice.)
- Black Friday sticker shock? The Christian Science Monitor says the wise men would have to skip the gold at today’s prices.
- True, alternative jewelry materials may be in vogue but jewelry with reindeer dung covered in glitter is taking it a bit too far, don’t you think?