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Who wore it better? Ok don’t answer that. Instead, join me in congratulating @bulgariofficial and @lucia_silvestri on their Town & Country Jewelry Awards Collection of the Year! The pieces of Wild Pop displayed the bold, bodacious exuberance that is a Bulgari trademark- a style that led this pendant here towards a record price of about $1 million @sothebys earlier this year. You know what that says to me: Buy Jewelry! @townandcountrymag @bulgariofficial @saks #thevault #tandcjewelryawards at Saks Fifth Avenue


A matinee. A Shepard play. #truewest #broadway @townandcountrymag at American Airlines Theatre


During Dry January, Broadway is the new brunch. #truewest at Broadway, New York


I sat down with my friend (and jewelry hero) Lee Siegelson yesterday to talk original Belperron, classic Art Deco Cartier, and unexpected vintage Schepps. Want to eavesdrop on-at least some-of our conversation? Come see us at the @thewintershownyc on Monday at 11am where we will be naming the Holy Grails of Jewelry with @levi_higgs and @kentshire. Speaking of Holy Grails: ruby and diamond original Belperron necklace should do it, no? #jewelry @siegelson #belperron at The Winter Show


When did you get an Alhambra and what color did you choose? I bet you remember. “To be lucky, you have to believe in luck,” Jacques Arpels once said. Perhaps that’s part of the incredibly blue good fortune of the iconic @vancleefarpels Alhambra, winner of the Town & Country Jewelry Awards Legend of the Year as it also celebrates its 50th anniversary. Early versions of the clover can be spotted in the VCA Paris archives from 1968. Flowers and clover shapes go back much further, but the birth of the Alhambra style-a four-leaf clover strung on a simple gold chain or bracelet-happened at a turning point in jewelry history. “Alhambra represents the crazy spirit of that time, and the real beginning of wearable fine jewelry,” Nicolas Bos says. “I don’t associate Alhambra with High Jewelry-it is simpler in its motif-but it is a true expression of jewelry adapting to the time. It is its own code.” Congratulations VCA. And thank you to our Founding Jewelry Awards Partner @saks. Should we all wear our Alhambras to celebrate? @townandcountrymag @saks #tandcjewelryawards #gracekelly #vancleefarpels #goodluck #princess at Van Cleef & Arpels


You know what sparks joy? Jewelry sparks joy. Who is with me on this? Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Town & Country Jewelry Awards (see @wwd today for the scoop) and the one-of-a-kind jewelry community (my people!) Here, the breakthrough work of winner @emmanuel_tarpin. I visited Emmanuel in Paris last summer after hearing whispers about a new jewelry wunderkind doing sculptural singular pieces in aluminum. Emmanuel humbly displayed his masterpieces one at a time-exactly the way they are conceived and crafted. Others soon made the piligrimmage to view this new super talent. And last week for the first time ever, there was Tarpin on the red carpet! So proud to include him in this class of winners, and to celebrate with him on Thursday in New York! Right @jordan_roth?! Thank you to our Founding Partner @saks for championing jewelry and jewelers. I am so proud of this one. @townandcountrymag @saks #tandcjewelryawards #jewelry #sparksjoy at Hearst


Have I told you I love jewelry? The 2nd Annual T&C Jewelry Awards revealed in our new February Issue!! (Seen here with some of my most beloved pieces.) Thank you to all jewelers for their artistry and inspiration and thank you to our Founding Partner @saks for believing in the art and magic of jewelry as much as we do- and championing and supporting jewelers everywhere! Can’t wait to celebrate. Congratulations to the T&C Jewelry Awards Winners Class of 2019! @townandcountrymag @saks #tandcjewelryawards #jewelry at Saks Fifth Avenue


Tickets for my next lecture at the 92nd Street Y FEB 19 are now available to order! Hope to see you all there for a lively discussion with artists and experts about how jewelry has been used to telegraph status-and taste-in portraiture. Think about Elizabeth I and her pearls. Think about the subtle bangle in a Sargent painting. And then let’s talk. Order tickets through link in bio. And you decide: are you more Elizabeth I or more Sargent painting? Wear jewelry that night accordingly. @92ndstreety @christiesinc #jewelry at 92nd Street Y


The incredible true jewelry lover @therealdebramessing calls this her @townandcountrymag pose. Also #verytandc? Wearing 18th century old mine cut diamond earrings on the Critic’s Choice red carpet. And T&C Super Jeweler Sabba to the Globes! @townandcountrymag #deborahmessing @criticschoice @fd_gallery #redcarpet #jewelry at Los Angeles, California


Is that a heart shaped cloud right there? Or is it just a post #hamiltonpr glow? @hamiltonmusical #puertorico at San Juan


And, in summary. @hamiltonmusical #hamiltonpr @americanexpress at Puerto Rico


It’s quiet uptown. @hamiltonmusical #hamiltonpr #puertorico at Puerto Rico

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