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Joséphine’s Engagement Ring from Napoleon fetched over $1,000,000.00

Shattering its unrealistically high estimate of $20,000, Napoleon Bonaparte’s engagement ring to his future wife Joséphine in 1796, of the ‘Collection of Prince Victor Napoleon and Princess Clementine of Belgium,’ sold all told, for more than $1 million. Held on … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s Engagement Ring to Empress Joséphine Could Be Yours!

If you are not completely decided on your engagement ring just yet, you might like to consider an investment engagement ring with a famous history! Presented in 1796 to wife-to-be Joséphine, Napoleon Bonaparte chose this Georgian matching pear-shaped diamond mounted … Continue reading

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Georgian Peacock – Graff Peacock – the Old and the New!

Centered with a 20.02ct fancy deep-blue pear shaped diamond, this Graff peacock diamond brooch will be unveiled at the TEFAF art fair in Maastricht, Netherlands tomorrow for 10 days. Measuring about 4inches high, this avian brooch displays round brilliant, marquise … Continue reading

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Rodarte Exploring the Dark Undercurrent of Prettiness

Rodarte was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2005 by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the brand deriving its name from Kate and Laura’s mother’s maiden name. Stocked globally by names such as Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom, … Continue reading

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17 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine’s Day

If you left shopping for Valentine’s Day to the last minute and you are still looking for something special for your Mom, your partner or perhaps your daughter, you still have time to put a smile on the face of … Continue reading

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Hugh Hefner’s Sad Goodbye to 40 Year Secretary Mary O’Connor

Mary O’Connor was Hugh Hefner’s longtime secretary, confidant and a constant source of companionship for the Playboy founder and his bunnies. For four full decades and three Hefner marriages, Mary O’Connor earned his trust, friendship and respect until she passed … Continue reading

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Kate Winslet’s Engagement Ring

Did you happen to see Kate Winslet shopping at Tescos in London yesterday despite her black-rimmed disguise? You may not have seen her pushing a shopping cart laden with Burgen bread, celery and oranges but you may have caught a … Continue reading

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Christie’s Bulgari Auction for Save the Children

Bulgari will auction a collection of 11 one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and seven limited edition timepieces at Christie’s New York on December 8, 2009, the proceeds of which will be donated to Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign. Designed in … Continue reading

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FCI Visits ‘Linda Ray Center’

We would like to send a big Thank You to Sylvia and Mark who visited FCI This year to purchase a beautiful ring setting into which Sylvia mounted her diamond. Sylvia works for The Linda Rey Center so we took … Continue reading

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UAE & Chopard Support HRH Prince of Wales Charities Foundation

UAE & Chopard Support HRH Prince of Wales Charities Foundation Heba Al Kharafi, recently appointed ambassador to HRH The Prince of Wales Charities Foundation in the Middle East, initiated a fund-raising auction for the Dubai ‘Dar El Ber’ Society, as … Continue reading

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