Guess the Celebrity Engagement Rings… The Results!

Earlier this week we asked the question, “How well do you know your favorite celebs?” Could you say, pick them out just by looking at their famous bling? Well you’ve been very patient and now we’re ready to reveal the answers! If you haven’t had a chance to play yet, don’t read further! Go HERE first and make your guesses.  Continue reading

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2012 Auction Higlights!

I love December. Probably because I see it as a viable excuse to cover nearly everything around me, including some of my unlucky coworkers, in glitter. And what’s not to like about that right? But what I most enjoy is the end of the year highlight reels that always tend to pop up around this time. I was going to wait until closer to NYE to post this one, but since the world may end tomorrow… i’m just gonna post it anyways. So here’s to the Auctions that made headlines this year, and may any one of their new owners get tired of their purchases and give them to me!

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The Guess the Celebrity Engagement Ring Game!

It’s been quite a year for A-list celebrity engagements, at least nine of our favorite celebs have said ‘yes’ in the last 365 days.  But just how much do we know about the newest crop of celebrity bling? Can you match the sparkling ring to the star whose hand it graces? Take a guess and check back later this week for the answers! Continue reading

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The Wittelsbach Graff Diamond

The Wittelsbach-Graff is a stone that has a truly royal history, with a big twist at the end. Various accounts have the Wittelsbach diamond first appearing when it was given, by Phillip IV of Spain to his daughter, Margareta Teresa as a part of her dowry in 1664. When she tragically died at the age of 21, her jewels went to her husband, Emperor Leopold I of Austria. Leopold’s third wife Eleanor outlived him and therefore inherited the blue diamond, which she bequeathed to her granddaughter, the Archduchess Maria Amalia. Maria Amalia married the Bavarian crown prince, Charles Albert in 1722 and from then on, the diamond became the family diamond of the House of Wittelsbach. In 1806, Maximilian IV Joseph von Wittelsbach became the first King of Bavaria and had the diamond set on top of the Royal Crown where it stayed until 1918 when Bavaria became a republic.  Continue reading

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