Just how many carats can you cram into one watch?

Union Diamond Rewind! Remember this post about the five million dollar watch? Of course you do, it’s hard to forget that much bling. But just in case your memory is a little fuzzy, or you just like pictures of all things diamond encrusted, let’s rewind a bit. *Cue the time travel music!*

 

 

Every day I search the internet for interesting jewelry stories, whether it be notable jewelry auctions, pieces with fantastic histories, and maybe just a little celebrity romance. But one of my favorite things to stumble upon is a story that I can add to my ever growing collection of “My God that’s ridiculous” blogs. Examples of which would include every entry from the diamonds just don’t belong here, as well as a few additions like the lost ring found on a carrot story. I think by now you can see where I’m going with this one. But brace yourselves, because this piece makes those diamond encrusted beats look positively demure… and that’s saying something.

 

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Oscar Withdrawal Anyone?

It’s only been a couple of days, but we’re knee deep in awards season withdrawal. Ellen was hilarious, Jennifer Lawrence wore a backlace and fell down… again, Bette Midler was divine as always, the dresses were beautiful, and the jewelry, oh the jewelry. There are no words to describe just how much we love watching millions of dollars in jewelry being paraded down the red carpet. We hear that there might have been some movie stars in attendance as well, but we can’t be too sure since once we get our fill of dresses and jewelry, well we just don’t have time to devote to looking at people from the neck up. Continue reading

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The Oscar’s Recap 2014: What they wore!

The Oscars are over… *sniffle* But that just means that we get to bask in the glow of some serious jewelry! The saying is that when you feel great, you “feel like a million bucks” or if you’re some of our stars, a few million. With so many millions of dollars in jewels concentrated in one place you’d think that the Oscars would need to be sponsored by Brinks and the S.W.A.T team, but you never hear the headline “cat burglar strikes Academy Awards. But then again that’s probably because everyone would know immediately that Anne Hathaway was to blame. Catwoman reference anyone?  Continue reading

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The Oscars are Coming, a very blingy preview!

Awards season has its arguably most exciting night coming up soon, and I for sure will be glued to my TV. Well not literally, but I’ll be watching intently, especially the red carpet portion. Oscar night is THE night for ogling beautiful jewels. And what a show it will be as literally thousands of carats and millions of dollars will be strutted down that famous carpet. So, in order to pump myself and all of you up for this bling-tastic occasion, I thought it would be fun to take a bit of a trip down memory lane at a few pieces that have stood out over the years. Continue reading

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Super Bowl Bling

Odds are good that yesterday evening saw you plopped down on the couch, watching the Super Bowl. Now, whether you were watching it for the commercials, Bruno Mars, or heck, maybe the actual game, the one thing on my mind was, “I wonder what the ring is going to look like”? Well that, and exactly how much money was being lost by people betting on the Broncos. I hear that some guy lost his house! But I’m rambling a bit. Back to the diamonds. Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Gown Roundup!

So you’ve probably heard by now that Kim Kardashian is engaged… again. I mean, it seems like it was just yesterday that our little Kim was walking down the aisle. Oh yeah… that’s because I’ve eaten cheese that lasted longer than that marriage. But that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because well, we love a wedding. And when it comes to Kardashian Klan nuptials. sign us up! Hey, since she’s marrying another guy with a name that starts with K, we’re sensing a theme here, do you think she can reuse some of the decor from the last shindig?

 

 

But back to the matter at hand, if the proposal is anything to go by, this wedding should be anything but dull! A ballpark, orchestra, and some begging sure says romance to us, right?! Although to be honest. If someone were giving me this rock, I’d have said yes in a dumpster.

Jonathan Cheban via Instagram

Jonathan Cheban via Instagram

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What goes better with gold, than diamonds?

I’ve never understood the allure of a grill. Sure they’re nice and shiny, and undoubtedly a statement piece. But they just look difficult to clean, cumbersome and altogether not something that I’d like in my mouth. Now, before you all run to call the men in white coats, I should probably clarify that I’m not speaking of grills. Really, I’m not, this is a diamond blog after all.  Continue reading

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The Taylor Burton Diamond

Made famous when it was purchased by Richard Burton in 1969, the Taylor-Burton Diamond had two previous owners before gracing the neck of his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. Originally mined in 1966 at the Premier Mine in South Africa and weighing in at a whopping 241 carats, the Taylor-Burton was cut by Harry Winston into a classic pear shape weighing 69.42 carats. The as-yet-unnamed diamond was then sold to Harriet Annenberg Ames in 1967. However, she sold the diamond just two years later due to its massive size. “I found myself positively cringing and keeping my gloves on for fear it would have been seen… As things are in New York one could not possibly wear it publicly.” Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian’s Ill-Fated Engagement Ring Goes Up for Auction!

So, Kim Kardashian. We all know her and… erm…. love her for her wild antics including her ill-fated walk down the aisle. And she’s been making headlines again, but for an entirely different reason. She’s not getting married, that we know of. She hasn’t released another sex tape, that we know of, although honestly we couldn’t bring ourselves to look. She actually didn’t do anything at all, except lend her legacy to a bit of bling. But let’s go back, all the way to the beginning, to see just how it all came about.  *Cue rewind music!* Continue reading

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The Krupp Diamond

Elizabeth Taylor was once quoted as saying that, “big girls need big diamonds”. Well, if that was the case, then she was a very big girl indeed since she had several diamonds that were not just big, they were enormous. Such is the case with the star of this entry. The Krupp diamond is emerald in shape, and possessing a large culet, which points to the stone being cut before the 1920’s when such facets were being phased out. This stunning diamond weighs in at 33.19 carats, is D in color, and Internally Flawless. Set in platinum, it has always been one of Miss Taylor’s most favorite pieces.

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