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The Jewelry Insider

November 10, 2009

The 2009 Glamour Women of the Year Awards took place last night in New York’s grand Carnegie Hall, and the star power was at full wattage – despite a lack of significant jewelry bling to speak of on the carpet.

Honoree, Rihanna, dazzled in a Stephan Rollande gown and Cartier diamond studs – earning the respect of the crowd and presenter, Iman, for riding the tide of public sentiment after her high-profile beating from former boyfriend Chris Brown.Onwards, girlfriend!

Fellow honoree, Amy Poehler, followed suit in basic diamond studs that didn’t outshine her metallic sheath by Stella McCartney (also honored). And Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi showed off her baby bump with a little gold glam (most likely from her own jewelry line).

I’m loving the sleek Serena Williams style with heavy bangs and diamond cuffs – and while I prefer a brunette Catherine McPhee, her onyx and diamond deco drops from Bochic are to die for.Nice work.

The winner for me in the ‘notsomuch’ department had to be Miss Gayle King in a statement necklace that didn’t need her sequined belt’s competition.Less is more when you’ve got such a wow piece taking center stage, right?

For a full album of the evening’s top fashion moments, visit the Jewelry.com Facebook page and weigh in with your rants and raves.And visit the Glamour homepage for a full recap of the evening’s honorees (and there were many worthy women to celebrate).

Serena Serves Up Signature Jewelry Line

Diamonds have always been Serena Williams’ best friend, so it comes as no surprise that the tennis great is joining the ranks of celebrities who launch their own jewelry collections.

The gold and silver jewelry line is part of Serena’s larger clothing and accessories offering, Signature Style, with dresses, handbags and knitwear rounding out the collection.

Serena explained, “I always want to make a statement, both on and off the court. One of my dreams has always been to share gorgeous gifts of fashion and luxury with the world. Off the court, my passion is fashion. Signature Statement is my own line of accessories and fashion, complete from jewelry to dresses.”

Signature Style jewelry features lots of gold and silver hoops styles, with layered bangles and dangle earrings making a star-studded impression.

Chunky right hand rings and metallic cuffs also make a glittering appearance. And Serena’s price points are a recessionista reasonable – ranging from $29.95 to $100.

If you want to serve up some Serena style of your own, check out her Signature Style show on HSN April 30th.

In the meantime, Jewelry.com offers plenty of hoop-la in our own treasure chest. Check out our massive collection of hoop jewelry right here!

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The Jewelry Insider

January 11, 2009

Diamonds have always been Serena Williams’ best friend on the tennis court. Who could forget the $40,000 diamond earring that tumbled on the asphalt during a US Open match in 2004? That’s a whole lotta ‘love’.

But the bling factor just went to “11” yesterday at the Australian Open when the nine-time grand slam winner sported an icy bauble worth a mere $3.5 million. The 27-year-old tennis powerhouse made friends with Sydney diamond designer Nic Cerrone in a visit to his boutique store in Leichhardt the day before her opening match.

According to Sydney Dailey Telegraph, when the Italian jeweler asked if she liked diamonds, Williams stated the obvious: “They’re my best friends.” Yes, Serena, dear. We know. And we love you for it.

Cut to: Serena wearing the 427-diamond necklace at her press conference following her narrow win over Australian, Samantha Stosur.

“I told the jeweler that I would wear it at the press conference because I didn’t have the cash to be losing a three and a half million dollar necklace,” Williams said with a laugh.

“..and if it fell off I just would have go for it….. I wouldn’t care about the ball.”

Nothing like a little $3.5 million-dollar double fault to keep the champion distracted down under. Sounds like her rivals have a good game plan… If you can’t beat her back-hand, keep her eye off the ball with diamonds. Who is this ‘jeweler’ anyway?