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More Details on Christie’s Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

And as the best kind of details are visual, enjoy the gorgeous photos of some select items int he collection, courtesy of AP Photo/Richard Drew. To view the entire album at CBS News’ site, click here.

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Christie’s Announces Details of Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Auction

Hello lovely Raymond Lee fans and readers. Today’s buzz is all about the newly released details of Christie’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection. Not too long ago, we paid homage to some of Liz’s most famous baubles and showcased what would be in our fantasy Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction.

Now that Christie’s has announced what jewels will actually be up on the block, we thought we’d share the dazzling results of our predictions. Read on for the inside scoop, courtesy of National Jeweler.

The Taj Mahal diamond is up for grabs, and is expected to fetch between $300,000  and $500,000 on its December 13th Christie’s debut.

This Van Cleef & Arpels 8 carat ruby and diamond stunner was Richard Burton’s Christmas gift to Liz in 1968. The ring is estimated to realize $1 million – $1.5 million at the first of two days of Christie’s auctions, Dec. 13.

These rings are Burtona nd Taylor’s wedding bands (from at least one of their fabled marriages). They are estimated to go for between $6,000 and $8,000 at their December 14th auction.

Finally, the star of the show is the Krupp/Elizabeth Taylor diamond. This 33-carat, D color, VS1 clarity, potentially internally flawless stone, was a gift to the actress from Burton “and is the perceived top lot of the auction, estimated to realize $2.5 million – $3.5 million at auction Dec. 13,” according to National Jeweler.

François Curiel, international jewelry director and president of Christie’s Asia, says of the lot:

“Elizabeth Taylor’s passion for jewelry was well-known, but it is her depth of knowledge about fine jewelry that truly impresses. She collected the best pieces from the best periods, and as a result her collection boasts exquisite examples from the most celebrated jewelry designers.”

Partial proceeds of the auction will benefit the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, founded in 1991 to provide funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.\

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your trusted source for industry news and estate jewelry.

Wedding Wednesday: Kate Moss Wedding Photo Recap

When Kate Moss wed the Kills guitarist Jamie Hince last month, giddy anticipation spread throughout the blogosphere awaiting what was sure to be a wedding fit for, well, rock stars. What resulted, as evidenced by these incredible photographs from Moss’s long time friend Mario Testino, was an ethereal, enchanted fairy garden wedding brought to the English countryside.

As told by Kate to Vogue, “I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus. The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It’s rock-’n’-roll Great Gatsby!”

To see more photos, click here, and to see Testino’s photos in all their glossy goodness, pick up the September issue of Vogue.

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your trusted source for bridal and diamond jewelry.

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Industry Update: Jessica Simpson to Debut Fine Jewelry Collection

When Jessica Simpson stepped onto the scene in the late 90’s as one of the day’s pop-starlets, not too many people would have guessed that a decade later she’d be at the helm of a fashion empire.

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The blonde beauty has turned her Jessica Simpson Collection company into a billion-dollar firm, encompassing clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. Her denim line is sold in more than 650 department stores, and apparently consumers truly cannot get enough of the J. Simps brand.

Zales announced earlier this week that in October 2011 it will debut a collaboration with Jessica Simpson and Firestar Diamonds called “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

“Jessica Simpson is viewed as the girl next door, and our guest is a midmarket guest and we believe she is someone that they can identify with. She has great reach and great power across a number of different categories, so doing a diamond fashion collection made perfect sense,” Zales’ CEO Theo Killion tells Women’s Wear Daily.

The line will feature pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings, and bangles in gold, silver and diamonds, and prices range from $79.99 to $999, making the line easily accessible to Simpson’s enormous fan base.

White gold and diamond heart pendant from Simpson's collection

Jess tells Woman’s Wear Daily: ““I love that a piece of fine jewelry can be passed down from generation to generation. I cherish the pieces that were given to me, so it is really special to be able to design my own.”

RLJ readers, are you excited to see this line of fine jewelry? Are you a fan of Jessica Simpson’s fashion empire?

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Too Strong for Rumors – Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

The Smiths’ Too Strong for Rumors

Fashion and Love Icons of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially announced that everyone else is crazy, and love is good and strong in the Smith home!  Can’t imagine what these two have had to endure! Life is hard enough to constantly look as fashionable and glamorous everyday, but to add the pressure to prove that you are happy too!??!!!

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Jada and her family have always put a classy, fashionable and loving foot forward in everything they do! The kids even are exemplifying their roles! Willow and Jadenare collaborating with the top fashion names to start their own Fashion Lines! These two siblings are going to take over the world! The best thing, we wont even realize it, but it just may be a better world because of their regime!Will Smith hit the pop scene with a big ‘ol splash in the late 80’s with music and his own tv show!

In fact, that is how he met his dream women, Jada Pinkett.  I love how he still looks at her as if it is for the first time.  Jada herself is caught looking at Will as if she is star struck and can’t believe he knows her name! Ahh, what a love in paradise! Good to know that they are still together and maybe putting together their legal team to squash the “insider” that first went to the tabloids with this vicious rumor.

We love to talk about Hollywood fashion, movie stars AND jewelry. Always jewelry! Or luxury watches! You can rest assured that Raymond Lee Jewelers remains South Florida’s number one source for luxury watches or estate jewelry or new jewelry, we hope you’ll call or come by sometime to talk about it!

Tubular Tuesday – Frances Bean – A New Style Icon Emerging?

Courtney Love on stage.

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Fashion Trends on Tubular Tuesday

It wasn’t long ago that we didn’t even know who Frances Bean Cobain was, other than that she was Courtney Love‘s daughter. Turns out that she has a gorgeous, almost timeless beauty… well, that is what recent internet frenzy photos have shown us. Either she’s stunning or she found the best photographer on the planet. Or both!

Frances has a working in black and white that would humble even the hottest calendar pin-up girl. So she’s covered in tattoos and smoking while looking completely strung out… Her father was Kurt Cobain after all,  she wasn’t going to be winning any “clean living” awards. The naughtiness actually seems to work for her. And us.

Haunting and heated, we are dazzled by Frances’ photos and we aren’t surprised she is already being called the “it girl”. If Frances has any obstacles at all, they might be summed up in one word, “mom”. Courtney is already chiming in and cashing in on Frances attention, let’s hope she handles the future with some decorum and tact. Come on Courtney, you can do it!

Here’s the question, will this last or is Frances a splash in a hot pan? What do you think. Here’s the photos, you tell us!

Reality Royalty Ratings – Kardashian-Humphries Wedding-wear

Reality Royalty  Ratings

IN REALITY, IS THIS WEDDING JUST ABOUT RATINGS

It’s hard to know if there’s really anything other than creative “reality” t.v. behind this wedding. We’ve seen love affair after love affair spawned by shows like The Bachelor and its spin offs and predecessors… so is this reality show romance more than the usual love-spam we get thrown at us daily? Will this marriage thrive in the glow of the studio lights or will it wither on camera as the ratings crave a bitter break-up? Whatever it becomes, one thing is for sure… we’ll all be watching. 

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Vera Wang, Front And Center

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In Reality, this wedding means 'RATINGS'

That’s what Kim will be wearing, and the bridesmaids will be in green! Really? Green? OK…

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The groom will be a towering coat rack for Ermenegildo Zegna.

The Grooomsmen… Is this the Groomsmen rags? And can we just be honest? Does anyone care what the groomsmen wear?

Groomsmen Who? All eyes will be on the bridal party.

 

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