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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Celebrity Jewel: Gwyneth Paltrow In Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie At The MET Gala

Gwyneth Paltrow Wears Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie To The 2012 Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Gwyneth Paltrow was all legs, crystals and multi-colored gemstones at the 2012 Met Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 7) in New York City.

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Looking glamorous in head-to-toe Prada – shoes and  halter neck dress with inverted back pleats with playful patch pockets embroidered with macro-paillettes.

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This year’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit – celebrated the opening of the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition – co-chairs of the event were Carey Mulligan, Vogue editor, Anna Wintour...and designer Miuccia Prada.

Inspired by the warriors fighting scene in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,"  the earrings depict two dragonflies alighting on bamboo branches. Emeralds, diamonds, tsavorites, rubies set in 18-karat white gold.
 Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America
A 24.13-carat rubellite "eye" surrounded by diamond-set petals.  The shank is engraved to resemble the lotus stem. Natural fancy vivid yellow, gray, and white diamonds, natural Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds, demantoid garnets, tsavorites, faint to intense pink sapphires set in gray titanium.

1.01-carat D flawless diamond, pink diamond, pink and purple sapphires and white diamonds set in gray titanium.

Anna Hu was born in Tainan, Taiwan in 1977. From the age of 4, Anna trained as a classical musician. In 1991, she moved to America to study cello at the Walnut Hill Arts School in Boston, and in 1993 she was selected by her faculty to perform with Yo Yo Ma. She went on to study at the Parsons School of Design summer program in Paris and graduated with a Bachelors degree in cello from the New England Conservatory.
In 1998, the 20 year old cellist learned her promising career needed to change due to injuries associated with tendonitis. Anna Hu set out on a new creative path. From the rigors of classical music, Anna turned to gemology, completing a degree as Graduate Gemologist in just one season at the Gemological Institute of America. She went on to Parsons School of Design, graduating with a Masters degree in 19th century French Jewelry in 2000 while simultaneously studying jewelry design at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. She earned a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Colombia University in 2001, interned at Christie's jewelry department in 2002 and went on to study the unique qualities of precious stones and the exquisite craftsmanship of French jewelry-making while working in purchasing and merchandising for nearly a decade in the ateliers ofVan Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston.
At 30 years of age in 2008, Anna founded her namesake brand, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, and opened her first flagship boutique in New York's Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue, the epicenter of the world's finest jewelry brands. Anna Hu is the only Asian American jewelry designer to work exclusively with French-trained artisans in their New York and Paris workshops. Each Anna Hu design is unique. Her work combines eastern and western influences, often inspired by classical music and nature. She has paid homage to fine artists drawing reference from Impressionism and Art Deco.
Anna Hu was recognized for technical innovation in design and honored with the China Institute's "Artistic Vision" award in 2011. Her jewelry has been worn by style-influencers the likes of Cindy ShermanMadonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. In September of 2012, The Vendome Press and Thames & Hudson will publish "Symphony of Jewels, op. 1" a limited edition monograph printed in VeronaItaly, featuring 100 pieces from Anna Hu's body of work.
Source:  PR Newswire

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Celebrity Jewel - Neil Lane Jewelry ROCKED April!

Neil Lane Jewelry ROCKED Red Carpets from Hollywood to Washington DC in April!
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Kerry Washington in Neil Lane Jewelry at the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Presents Welcome To ShondaLand

Hollywood, CA – April 3 2012 - Kerry Washington – Wearing diamond, onyx and platinum drop earrings with her figure skimming Altuzarra Spring 2012 LBD.

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Clare Grant in Neil Lane Jewelry at The Premiere Of Marvel's The Avengers

Hollywood, CA: - April 12, 2012 - Clare Grant - Wearing gold hoops, gold cuff and bangle and a gold dome ring

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Rihanna in Neil Lane Jewelry at The 15th Annual An Unforgettable Evening Benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund

Beverly Hills, CA: - April 18, 2012 - Rihanna – Wearing diamond, gold and platinum rings, a gold cuff and gold and diamond studs.

 Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

Alice Eve in Neil Lane Jewelry at The Premiere of The Raven

Los AngelesCA: - April 23, 2012 - Alice Eve  – Wearing sapphire and gold earrings, gold and enamel cuff bracelet and a large gold and onyx ring.  The jewels complimented a Donna Karan Dress that gave a nod to old Hollywood Glamour!  ...I think she has blended a stunning Grace Kelly look with a little Kim Novak sexy - what do you think?  These jewels deserve a close could you feel anything but elegant in that bracelet?

Jewelry Photo Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

 Source: Bauer Griffin

Anna Faris in Neil Lane Jewelry at CinemaCon Awards Ceremony

Las Vegas, NV: - April 26, 2012 - Anna Faris - Wearing 3 diamond pearl and platinum bracelets and diamond and platinum drop earrings.   Love the stacked diamond pearl and platinum...YUM!

Source: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America

Leslie Mann in Neil Lane Jewelry at The 98th Annual White House Correspondents Dinner

Washington, DC: - April 28, 2012 - Leslie Mann– Wearing diamond and platinum drop earrings and a diamond and platinum cocktail ring.

About the Neil Lane collection
The Neil Lane collection features world-renowned, beautiful works of art that are a direct reflection of Neil Lane, both as a celebrated designer, and respected curator of important, period jewels. From trend-setting rough-cut diamond sautoirs that sparkle on the red carpet to the most elegant engagement and bridal rings, every piece of jewelry designed by Neil Lane is a stunning fashion statement. The Neil Lane collection also includes some of the finest period jewels and designs from all over the world. Unique historical pieces have been hand-selected from the magnificent houses of Cartier, Boucheron, Mauboussin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and other manufacturers and exclusive sources worldwide. All of the glamorous one-of-a-kind Neil Lane designs, as well as the antique and estate jewels, are rare and rich with heritage.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

JCK Las Vegas - See You There?

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to see at JCK Las Vegas with My JCK Show Plannerour online planning tool. Then download the 2012 JCK Mobile app to access and update your agenda from your smartphone.
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