As a matter of fact, there is something tackier than wearing a Disney Princess wedding gown: a “Twilight” engagement ring.
Author Stephenie Meyer has teamed up with Infinite Jewelry Co. to co-design a trinket based on the engagement ring that vampire Edward Cullen gives Bella Swan in the latest “Eclipse” movie. The rings are available in 14K yellow or white gold with an oval face set with 13 glittery gems. Middle school girls can get the $35 knockoff ring and we big girls can have the real diamond version — called “Bella’s Genuine Engagement Ring” — for a cool $1,979.
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Apparently, a diamond isn’t forever. De Beers, one of the biggest names in diamond mining, just announced that the company would slow production so they basically don’t rape the world’s natural resources. Explains Gareth Penny, managing director for De Beers, “Diamonds are a treasure of nature that should be properly protected, because there will be less to sell. The reality is that supply cannot keep up, and that will become very accentuated over the next 15 years.” Keep reading »
Eat you heart out, Mobama: Thakoon has launched a gorgeous jewelry collection, which gives the pearl a modern (and pointy) update. [JalouGallery.com] Keep reading »
Kerry Washington looks gorgeous in her hoop earrings, and this mighty appearance is being heralded as the return of the massive ear accessory (which we’ll kind of take with a grain of salt). While we’re vehement supporters of statement jewelry, we’re not at all into the idea of accessory overkill, which the hoops can easily foster. Take the jump for five tips to help you rock big hoops without looking tacky. Keep reading »
Australian jewelry brand Chewed by Tuesday creates precious metal pieces “based on random items that people chew. But aren’t meant to chew.” Handmade in Melbourne, the first offering by designer Vivienne Gibson is a sterling silver pen cap based on the classic Bic pen’s cap. Depending on your taste, the necklace is available in chewed and unchewed varieties. What chomped objects will she turn into jewelry next, stirring sticks or fingernails? [Chewed by Tuesday via NOTCOT] Keep reading »
With Earth Day quickly approaching, it’s time to devote your attention to nature. Whether you’re one of the smart few who regularly works to keep our planet healthy, or you’ve just become inspired as of late, it’s important to recognize those who marry their talents with their passion to save the world. One jewelry designer who’s always given her attention to Mother Nature is Monique Pean. And she has some major support, in the form of Michelle Obama. The designer started her career in finance, but realized her passion for jewelry and launched her own line in 2005, with a major focus on staying socially responsible and eco-friendly by using conflict-free stones only. Monique won the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and the 2009 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Accessories, partnered with Charity:Water, and supports the No Dirty Gold campaign — proving that her talent is one to watch, for both her message and gems. In the time she’s been creating, she quickly she gained the love of MObama. Recently, the First Lady was spotted in Mexico City, practically dripping in jewelry by Monique Pean. Check her stuff out here. Keep reading »