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Is the Mani Cam Sexist?

E!’s award show red carpet coverage always guarantees two things. One: Ryan Seacrest will literally never ask who anyone’s jewelry is designed by. Two: Giuliana Rancic will deftly schmooze regardless of how awkward her interview subjects are. Ditto if they’re rude. And ever since the 2013 Emmy’s, we’re guaranteed another staple: the Mani Cam shall be met with varying degrees of emotion, ranging from derisive annoyance to enthusiastic flipping of the bird. The Mani Cam, invented to show off the “manicures” of female celebrities, enabled jewelry commentators at home to get a close up of any ring action happening on the hands. Read More →

Easy, No Brainer Bridal Party Gifts for Weekend Weddings

  From Los Angeles, New York City to London, gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen have similar trends. If the wedding will be three to four days of celebration, say at a destination wedding, brides like to give personalized robes, beach sandals or tote bags to the bridal party members, even a miniature for the flower girls, even though they will not be attending the weekend parties. Grooms men enjoy personalized gifts as well, but more party functional, like their own personalized mugs or flasks, pen knives or pocket-watches. If the groom has known his groomsmen for a long while, he may want Read More →

Top 5 Golden Globes Jewelry Moments

The 72nd [and final, per Amy Poehler] Golden Globes aired last night, with stars returning from their various yachts in tropical locales to get back to work. The holiday season is over, and Awards season is officially here. This red carpet did not disappoint. We were schooled in how to dominate the conversation without upstaging your husband by Amal Clooney’s gloves. In addition to gracefully receiving what felt like a wedding toast from her new husband while he was being honored, she perfectly accepted Tina & Amy’s flattering jokes at George’s expense. She also wore mismatched diamond shoulder dusters that Read More →

5 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Last Minute Golden Globes Party

The Golden Globes air this Sunday! I’m pumped for a third round of Tina & Amy and the opportunity to chat about Golden Globes jewelry and fashion (check out #GlobeJewelry during the red carpet to tune into the Jewelry world’s chatter – join the party!) But everything is better with friends, so a last minute Golden Globes viewing party is in order. And if you’re just now realizing that the only way to watch an awards show is with champagne and good friends, fret not. Here are the 5 steps necessary to throw a perfect last minute Golden Globes Party. Read More →

The Most Expensive Gemstones

It’s no surprise that diamonds are the most expensive gemstone, but you may be surprised by some of the fancy colored varieties that command top dollar per carat in the gemstone market. With fancy colored diamonds making headlines at every important gem and jewelry auction, they’re hotter than ever. It also may surprise you to learn that some of the gems you’ve always known about command major prices too. All of these stones are gorgeous, some are rarer than any you’ve heard of, but they’re all top dollar. Related articles Top Ten Misconceptions about Diamonds We Like Big Diamonds and Read More →