Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Babies Are The New Jewelry!

I'm constantly checking out celebrities looking for new jewelry trends but this year all I see are babies and baby bumps.  In fact, babies have become the new celebrity jewelry.  Babies are hanging off arms where bracelets and watches should be.  Looking back, I remember my bracelets, earrings and big rings had to go for fear my babies would be scratched.  So sad.

There have been so many celebrity babies born this year the east and west coasts have been virtual hatching stations.  One could reverse menopause just by visiting.  Penelope Cruz and Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum gave birth on the same date as the Duchess, and JImmy Fallon and his wife welcomed a daughter yesterday.  Other celebrity and pseudo celebrity baby explosions of note this year include Anna Chlumsky, Elton John and David Furnish, Shakira, Michael Lohan and Kate Major, Perez Hilton, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa, Holly Madison (of Playmate fame), Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, beauty Malin Ackerman, Channing and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Jessica Simpson, and Busy Phillips, Jenna Bush-Hager, Jeremy Renner's girlfriend (surprise!), Lisa Ling, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just to name a few.  How odd that we haven't seen Kim and Kanye's baby yet but we've already seen the Prince of Cambridge.  Perhaps it's because Kate and William don't need to sell the photos.

Kate showing her post-delivery baby bump.  No rush here to look like she's never been pregnant. 
Perhaps she will start a new trend.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ex-Tiffany's Executive Allegedly Stole $1.3 Million Worth of Jewelry!

There will be no more blue boxes for former Tiffany Vice President, Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, who was seized Tuesday by FBI agents in her Darien, CT, home for allegedly stealing $1.3 million of jewelry from the company.  She has been accused of stealing over 165 pieces of jewelry over the past two years and selling them to an international jewelry buyer and reseller. 

First of all, Darien, CT is 85 out of 100 on the Forbes Llst of "America's Most Expensive Zip Codes" so I find it hard to believe she did it for the money unless something nefarious is going on in the Lederhaas-Okus homestead.

Let me just say, we who work in the jewelry industry, are by far, the most honest people in the workforce.  We must be.  We are surrounded by diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls every day.  We work with some of the most desirable commodities available to the human race, other than drugs (FYI-jewelry are drugs to some women I know).  As a result, jewelry associates must be 100% impervious to the "temptations of the bauble". You must think of it as if you worked in a garbage dump; or a dung recycling factory.  Something hideous.  Otherwise you would be stuffing tennis bracelets into your shoes everyday and sweating it out as you exit the co-worker security door. 

Perhaps Ms. Lederhosen, the executive, blurred the lines.  She may have become a little too comfortable with the casualness of it all and thought those 165 pieces of jewelry she hocked as HER actual stuff.