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October 21, 2008

Let the Stars Glitter and Shine (Part 1)

I am back in picture mode once more, and I was browsing around for interesting topics to cover and had an “aha” moment and decided to do a little  picture collection of famous actresses (and actors, though that would be a tad interesting) doning the ‘bling blings’. Thus, let me introduce my collection (part 1! haha)

 

Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones

 Granted it’s an advertisement, I find the three unique, collection Catherine has fits her perfectly.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

The usually gorgeous looking Angelina Jolie doesn’t seem to ‘shine’ in this piece.
Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Love the earrings and the bracelet!

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jen really shines in this picture. Her makeup, her hairdo, her jewelry, her outfit…goes well don’t you think?
Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

I don’t know why but I don’t seem to think this piece suits Nicole…it just looks too messy for her. Not her best

 

Kiera Knightly

Kiera Knightly

 Lovely! Her smokey eyes, the hairdo and the peacock themed jewelry. Two thumbs up!

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

I saved the best for last. Sophia Loren…she may be 2x older than the rest of the women here but I think she is marvellous. Damiani’s Jewelry thinks so at least, haha. Above is a picture of her donning their jewelry at Damiani’s grand opening at their flagship store in Japan. The necklace is just awesome (it is $1.83 million btw)….white gold and diamond necklace. The accompanying bracelet is worth $254, 800. (seriously, i wonder how safe is it to wear something that costs so much!)

 

 

What do you think of my collection so far? 🙂

 

 

 

 

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October 6, 2008

Picture time part 2!

I started off with rings….well, today I will move on Earrings. Found some pretty ones for your visual pleasure 🙂

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Earring #1

Earring #1

 

Earrings #2

Earrings #2

Earring #3

Earring #3

Hmmmm, a hard pick….I like all three as each one is different in their unique way….love the blue diamond earring (Earring #2). The heart shapped earring looks charmingly sweet and the first one is a little dangly (I like dangly earrings, lol)
What do you think? Any favorites?

October 3, 2008

Picture time!!!

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I’ve been posting articles after articles and words seem to fill these pages. I guess it’s time for a little change. I decided to put up pictures of diamond jewelry. Let me know what you think of them! and oh yes, if you want to, who will you get it for.

I shall start with the rings first 🙂

Enjoy!

Diamond Ring 1

Diamond Ring 2

Diamond Ring 3

Diamond Ring 4

Diamond Ring 5

Diamond Ring 6

 

I personally like Ring #1, 3 and 5 due to its simplicity and uniqueness in design. Ring #2 isn;t too bad either 🙂

September 30, 2008

What??? A Man Ring????

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A MAN RING????  Oh gosh, time has really changed hasn’t it? I was reading this article below and I couldn’t help laughing with amusement….a commitment ring or also knows as “with-this-ring-will-you-hurry-up-and-make-a-proper-commitment-to-me-and-if-you-won’t-anytime-soon-at-least-you’ll-appear-to-be-off-the-market-to-any-other-women-on-the-prowl”.

Read on! 

 

 Man rings – the latest accessory for a possessive woman???

 
 

 

 

There was a trend sweeping Manhattan a few years ago dubbed the Right-Hand Ring phenomenon in which high-earning independent women with money to spend raced to the Diamond District to splurge on digit jewellery for themselves – specifically their right hands – in an effort to display an “I deserve it” mentality.

Cynics scoffed that the right-hand rock was nothing more than a lady-in-waiting purchase, because a man had yet to buy them one, which was, of course, their desired wish.

The fact this trend was fostered by diamond conglomerate DeBeers in a sensational marketing scheme to invent a reason to buy more rings, seemed to be lost on various fashion mags and social observers who heavily promoted this sociological trend of independent-women-happily-buying-diamond-rings-for-themselves-for-no-real-occasion.

Celebrities Minnie Driver and Eve were seen flashing right-hand diamond rings. So too were other single gals around America whose right-hand rocks were heralded as a win for womankind.

Though, as far as I could see, instead of fostering true independence, it just seemed to enhance the concept of the traditional marriage shackle, albeit on the wrong hand. These women didn’t appear to be adhering to new a role of freedom. The fact that a diamond ring was the object of affection meant they were merely altering the role until the role they were waiting for came along on bended knee and said “marry me.”

Now a new cultural trend has surfaced in society: non-married men wearing rings on their wedding finger given to them by their girlfriends. We’ve Spy-ed the odd bloke brandishing them in our social page piccies.

Never before has the ring signified so much.

For men it’s not an engagement ring; it’s not a wedding ring; it’s not a friendship ring. It is, let’s be honest, a commitment ring… a ring that says in girlfriend speak: with-this-ring-will-you-hurry-up-and-make-a-proper-commitment-to-me-and-if-you-won’t-anytime-soon-at-least-you’ll-appear-to-be-off-the-market-to-any-other-women-on-the-prowl.

In other words, it’s a man ring that marks a woman’s territory.

But will a ring on a bloke’s wedding finger – married or not – stop prowling women from flirting? Will it make the girlfriend giver feel like her boyfriend has proven his commitment to her? Is it a sign of true love or a symbol of obsession? Who knows? Each relationship can only be judged by the people in it, but it does seem to me that a ring can say less about the person wearing it and more about the person giving it. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

*I think it’s gonna be interesting to see how that goes! hahaha! 🙂

 

 

Source: New Zealand Herald

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