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Crystal Harris is Now Crystal Hefner

Crystal Harris married Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame on New Year’s Eve at the Playboy mansion in Beverly Hills. The wedding was markedly different than the huge blowout bash the couple planned the first time around – before Harris got cold feet and became a runaway bride just 5 days before the wedding. After the failed 2011 nuptials, Hugh and Crystal broke up. The couple spent much of the last year publicly enduring a very messy break up; Playboy Cover depicting Crystal as the Runaway Bride stung after she sold her 3+ carat diamond engagement ring to Christie’s. However, both Read More →

Third Times the Charm: Graff Buys Back 50 Carat Diamond

For Laurence Graff, the one the one that got away is the one that won’t go away. Graff recently paid $8.3 million at a Christie’s auction for a Graff 50 carat D-Color, potentially flawless diamond ring to own it for the third time. You read that right: Laurence Graff paid $8.3 million for the ring he himself designed. Picture courtesy of jckonline.com The ring features a 50.1 carat rectangular-cut D-color potentially flawless diamond and was designed by Laurence Graff, the English luxury jeweler sometimes called the the king of diamonds, or even the new Harry Winston. Graff designed the remarkable Read More →

Rare Red Diamond Up For Auction: Christie’s Christmas Diamond

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Christie’s New York has announced plans to auction a rare Christmas-red diamond. There are two factors that make this diamond so rare- its intense deep color and its very large size. While any red diamond is certainly rare, one as large as Christie’s Christmas diamond is practically unheard of. Only one red diamond larger that a carat is known to be in existence. That diamond, known by the color name fancy dark red, is on display in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. A circular-cut diamond of 5.03 carats, it is part Read More →

Eric Clapton Patek Philippe sells for $3.6million

Eric Clapton’s Patek Philippe watch made news when it sold for $3.6 million at auction, but many luxury items sell for similar prices or higher. The platinum Patek Philippe wristwatch has 23 jewels, gold dauphine hands and a double Geneva seal. This purchase is close to the record for the most expensive auction watch, but this title went to the nearly $4 million J.B. Champion Chronometer, also made by Patek Philippe. While Eric Clapton’s watch is extravagant, it is a fraction of the cost of the most expensive diamond. The 17th century Wittelsbach blue diamond is 35.56-carats and was owned Read More →

Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Collection shown in Liz and Dick

In a new made-for-tv-movie, Lindsay Lohan plays her first starring role in over 5 years portraying the young Elizabeth Taylor. Liz’ romance with lover Richard Burton is unveiled over the course of the film, a romance that was said to be Elizabeth Taylor’s most provocative and scandalous public affair. Although the movie was made for being aired on Lifetime Movie Network, a substantial budget had to have been realized for the project: Lohan will be wearing 66 different looks during the 80 minute production. All of Elizabeth Taylor’s famous jewels were recreated for the film, included Taylor’s famous 33-karat Krupp Read More →

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