Jewelry & Watches

The Story behind Celebrities and Their Red Carpet Jewelry

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For celebrities, shining bright on the red carpet of any event is part of the glam. In fact, the overall look of a star is what makes headlines, as her red-carpet photos spread like wildfire minutes after the shots are taken. We’re not only talking about fashion in this case, but also about the sparklers that she chooses to pair her gown or outfit with. In fact, choosing the right jewelry look for a red-carpet appearance is quite the process.

Although it’s said that the prices of the jewelry worn by celebs at major events range between $200,000 and $1million, depending on the pieces, they actually don’t pay a penny for them. In fact, some of them get paid to wear the jewelry of a certain house, in order to promote the valuable pieces – which works like magic because social media accounts burst with hashtags and captions that highlight the star’s beauty and the glory of the jewels! Yes, times have changed and stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins who used to buy their own jewelry are pretty rare nowadays.

That’s not all, as some jewelry houses take the opportunity to showcase new exquisite jewelry pieces on the red carpet and this a very smart way to see their designs on an A-List celebrity, who is usually given the option to choose between approximately 6 sets of jewelry selected by her stylist. Once all the magic is done and her pictures have made it to every fashion luxury social media platform and so much more, these sparkling pieces, that every woman wishes she owned, are returned to the jewelry houses.

That said, the one risk that every jewelry house faces with the process of lending is that an earring or a bracelet may fall off the celebrity without her noticing, and might get lost in the crowd. But that is rare, and a risk worth taking!  

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Black & Gold, a Combination of Time-lessness

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Black is a timeless color in its own right, so what if it was paired with a gold case that reveals time in absolute elegance? It’s a dreamy marriage that lasts a lifetime and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Regardless of the color of gold, it will certainly add to the charm of the piece when set against the strong black of the watch’s dial, straps or both. So, take your pick of white, yellow or pink gold cases that embrace your wrist with a sophisticated black strap. And for an additional touch of sparkle, diamonds come to make this blend more complete in the eyes of the elegant woman and redefine casual exquisiteness in their own way.

And just in case you were wondering whether the size of the watch would make it look sportier, we assure you that it won’t. In fact, the watches that we carefully chose for you will actually prove the opposite. So, the verdict? Black and gold always scream luxury. Join us below to take a look at our marvelous picks!

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Get Luxurious with Van Cleef & Arpels at Flânerie Colbert

This year’s Flânerie Colbert is taking place at the Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. This exhibition celebrates “10,000 Years of Luxury” as Comité Colbert is gathering the most prestigious houses from around the world. Luxury is found in many aspects and Van Cleef & Arpels’ partnership titled “A Dialogue on Colors”, with both Manufacture de Sèvres and Maison Chloé sets the best example as they combine high jewelry, fashion and porcelain. Amazing pieces are displayed from which the creative Panka set, the colorful designs inspired by the Indian traditions, the multi-style Jeanne-Antoinette long necklace from Les Audacieuses collection, the Zip Antique Rayon de Saphir necklace and the Flying Butterfly ring. And from November 12 all these jewelry marvels and many more are at the reach of your hand.   

Aiming to dazzle all high jewelry lovers, collectors and connoisseurs, Van Cleef & Arpels wants to inspire “intellectual and emotional understanding of jewelry and share our knowledge of this secret world with the public” expressed Alessandro Maffi, Managing Director of Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East & India comments.

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Rounded Creativity

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We don’t know if you agree with us, but there is something about round shapes that makes every piece extremely feminine. The reason might be the curves that render this shape softer or the fact that it draws our attention to it from nothing but a single glimpse. Whatever it may be, embracing this softness and femininity can only be achieved by choosing the right pieces. Not any pieces, bejeweled ones!

Jewelry is already the emblem of elegance, so imagine if it were accompanied by a load of circles used in the most creative of ways to make the pieces a language only a stylish woman can speak. In fact, the jewelry industry never misses the chance to explore geometric shapes, and round ones have certainly reached the highest levels of excellence.

Lately, the world of jewelry is going round and round and amazing us with its wonderful creations. Be it a pair of earrings, a bracelet, a pendant or a ring, everything will make you dizzy – in a good way of course! From Louis Vuitton to Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior, de Grisogono, Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari and many others, every jewelry house has its own way in expressing its well-rounded creativity. Check our picks below, and dare to explore them all!

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Chopard’s Happy Must-Haves

Diamonds are there to always make women happy and what actually make them happier are dancing diamonds! Exuding joy and elegance, Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection - which is available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons - makes the heart of every woman who wears these playful creations skip a beat. With every new selection of pieces that Chopard unveils under the name of Happy Diamonds, elegance gets redefined and jewelry proves once again to be a reason behind the smile of a sophisticated woman who never misses the chance to update her jewelry box with novelties.

In addition to carrying a message of love and joy, Chopard’s new Happy Hearts and Happy Hearts Wings jewelry pieces earn their place as the house’s new talismans of happiness, accompanying the modern woman through her daily adventures and drawing a smile on her face with nothing but a simple look at them every now and then.

One heart became a bouquet of hearts – spreading even more love through a necklace that embraces your neck with elegance. The same goes for the earrings, in which the heart has doubled to leave one resting against the earlobe and another positioned beneath the ear. More freedom and lightness is expressed through the new Happy Hearts Wings pieces – which bring together three hearts to create a butterfly effect.

With these novelties, Chopard proves once again that “Little Diamonds Do Great Things”. Join us and check out the new “happy” must-haves.

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Embrace Modernity with These 10 Timepieces

Cover Photo Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Ladies, we would like to welcome you to the modern world, where creativity knows no limits and audacity constitutes the cornerstone of every contemporary woman’s style. Like everything in this universe, watchmaking also takes quite a stunning modern direction, fit for the most sophisticated of women.

This certainly doesn’t steal the charm of classic timepieces – which will always be cherished and honored as legends that stood the test of time, but offers options that speak more to the younger generations and to those who would like to flaunt their contemporary spirit through a watch that sits on their wrist like a second skin.

From casual creations to slightly more sophisticated marvels, the world of watchmaking is making us fall under the charm of its offerings. Whether the watch expresses a one-of-a-kind contemporary feel through its dial, strap, case or its entire design, it will never fail to add the necessary touch of modernity to your look. Ready to embrace this style? Join us below and check our picks!

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A New Window to Piaget’s World

In the pursuit of transforming gold, stones and precious gems into distinguished creations, Piaget came to life back in 1874. Since then, the French house never seizes to amaze us. This November, Piaget managed to astound us once again with the new store at The Galleria, Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The balance between audacity and elegance embodies the store’s warm environment that will steal your heart; it will make you feel like you are exactly where you belong.

With the Maison’s new amazing collection colors surrounding you from gold to white, coral red, pink, yellow, and the Piaget Blue, the charm level is just overwhelming. This new Piaget haven shines through the new gold and diamond pieces from the latest “Piaget Sunlight” collection. And if you think that’s all, you would be absolutely wrong, as Piaget also gives you the opportunity to get immersed in its “Piaget Possession” universe and indulge in its stunning timepieces.

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