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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Swank & Johansson Pick Anna Hu for Oscars

Two-time Academy Award winning actress, Hilary Swank, wore Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie earrings (pinned into her hair) and ring to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, where she was a presenter.  Scarlett Johansson wore the Dragon Flower Ruby Ring and Ruby Stud Earrings from the Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie collection.  
The Exotic Twin Orchids earrings, worn by Hilary Swank, are made of purple titanium metal with 2058 briolette silver-gray and white diamonds.  The Gardenia ring is made of 18k white gold and all white diamonds.  
Anna spent over a year designing and completing the one-of-a-kind Exotic Twin Orchids earrings, which are part of herSymphonic Poem in Jewels, Opus One collection.  According to Chinese legend, Twin Orchids bring good luck and positive, harmonized energy between Heaven and Earth to those who plant, paint or wear the two flowers together.  The Gardenia ring symbolizes purity and tenderness.
The Dragon Flower Ruby Ring, worn by Scarlett Johansson, is a flower and dragon fused together into one harmonic design.  The design is 18k white and yellow gold with emeralds, diamonds and cabochon rubies.
About Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie:
Anna Hu grew up traveling the world with her renowned gemologist father in his quest for rare stones.  As a child musical prodigy, Anna won several awards as a cellist but after a shoulder injury, turned her attention to creating contemporary jewelry objects.  At age 20, she received her G.G. qualification and jewelry design degree from Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as two art-related master degrees from Parsons School of Design and Columbia University.  Anna worked with Christie's, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston.  It was while working at Harry Winston that she met legendary designer Maurice Galli who encouraged her to create her own line after taking her on as his only private student.
This vibrant fine jewelry artist opened her exclusive jewelry salon in December 2008, at age 30, in the prestigious Plaza Hotel inNew York City.  Anna creates exclusive Haute Joaillerie for artists, celebrities and private collectors around the world, including Madonna, Oprah, and Cindy Sherman.  Recently named the "Empress of Contemporary Art Jewelry," she resides in New York City.
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