Celebrity Jewelry

Backes & Strauss The Piccadilly Princess Watch

April 3, 2011By 0 Comments
Backes & Strauss The Piccadilly Princess Watch

British watch brand Backes & Strauss sort of specializes in timepieces decorated with large, luxurious diamonds. This piece is The Piccadilly Princess, set with 327 ideal cut diamonds, this is the new dream watch for diamond loving ladies. Available in 18k rose or white gold the round case has a bezel set with 27 diamonds, with […]

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Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Collection Valued at $150 Million

March 30, 2011By 0 Comments
Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Collection Valued at $150 Million

“Good Morning America” took a look at Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection, reportedly valued at $150 million. The icon once talked to Barbara Walters about her love for all-things-bling, explaining, “The beauty, the perfection, God’s workmanship. They’re all from the ground.” Her affinity for gemstones began as a child and continued as she counted husbands. Walters […]

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Jewelry Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies

March 25, 2011By 4 Comments
Jewelry Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies

Legendary film star Elizabeth Taylor, who died March 23 at age 79 of congestive heart failure, was a fervent jewelry enthusiast and, for a brief time, jewelry entrepreneur. In 2002, the two-time Oscar-winning actress authored My Love Affair With Jewelry, a coffee-table book which displayed her extensive collection of famous gems. “The important thing to know about […]

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Grace Kelly’s 12ct Cartier Diamond Ring

February 19, 2011By 0 Comments
Grace Kelly’s 12ct Cartier Diamond Ring

Grace Kelly, the movie star-turned-princess and her 12ct (tw) Cartier Diamond Ring had its close-up in 1956’s High Society and even prompted a line of dialogue. Glimpsing the stunner, Bing Crosby teasingly asks co-star Kelly, “Some stone. Did you mine it yourself?” The jewel was, in fact, Kelly’s own—her second engagement ring from Monaco’s Prince Rainier […]

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2 Chopard’s 85ct Diamond Mystery Stone

February 11, 2011By 0 Comments
2 Chopard’s 85ct Diamond Mystery Stone

When a jeweler secures a big, beautiful rock—as Swiss firm Chopard told the media this week—then that would seem to be an opportune time to speak at length about it. Not Chopard. Its strategy: Don’t say a word. The company issued a media release on Monday about an 85.28 ct. colorless emerald-cut diamond “of extreme purity […]

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Harry Winston Diamond Ring

February 5, 2011By 0 Comments
Harry Winston Diamond Ring

The icy sparkler Harry Winston Diamond Ring was sold for $662,500 at the Sotheby’s Important Jewels auction in New York earlier this week. The emerald-cut diamond weighing 15.98 carats, flanked by tapered baguette diamonds, size 6½, was signed Winston, maker’s mark. It is accompanied by GIA report no. 2125769536 stating that the diamond is I […]

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