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What Is The Best Way Wear Layered Necklaces?

One trend which is perfect for gifting this holiday season is layering and stacking delicate necklaces and bracelets.

Both Anne Hathaway and Kourtney Kardashian among many other celebrities have embraced these latest trends to gorgeous effect! Whether the look is casual or glam, we can all agree we want to start layering asap!

Kourtney Kardashian wears her Sideways Diamond Cross Necklace Layered with Other Dainty Charms
Kourtney Kardashian wears her Sideways Diamond Cross Necklace Layered with Other Dainty Charms

A great way to start a layered look is with a versatile diamond solitaire necklace. A solitaire pendant worn alone is elegant, classic look, but when paired with multiple other necklaces

Layered Necklaces, New by Adiamor, Diamond Solitaire, Sideways Diamond Cross and Pyramid Stud Necklaces
Layered Necklaces, New by Adiamor, Diamond Solitaire, Sideways Diamond Cross and Pyramid Stud Necklaces

A trend we’ve be seeing recently is symbols like diamond accented crosses or initials set asymmetrically in mixed metals like white and rose gold. This gives off a charming, effortless effect while being perfect for layering. One pendant can sit off to one side while the other necklaces are centered.

Adiamor’s new bracelets and necklaces are an ideal way to try the layered look. Featuring symbols like crosses and pyramids, the new styles come in white, yellow and rose gold.

All of the necklaces featured at left are under $500.00 at Adiamor.

 

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Victoria’s Secret Diamond-Encrusted Fantasy Bra

Many of us (men and women alike) tune in to the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show to see the lovely angels that strut the runway (in outlandishly large wings) as well as the current batch of sexy undergarments that they’re sporting. And a perennial favorite for critics and crowd alike is the aptly named Diamond Fantasy Bra. With a pretty hefty price tag attached, this over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder is indeed a brilliant fantasy that just a handful of women could afford to wear. But still, it doesn’t hurt to dream, right?

Ever since the original “Million Dollar Miracle Bra” graced the runway at the 1996 VS fashion show with over 100 carats of gorgeous diamonds attached, the glittery girding has dazzled and delighted viewers, so much so that subsequent versions have made an appearance in their show each year. Most notable by far was the 2000 iteration of the blingy brassiere, the “Red Hot Fantasy Bra”, which was worn by Gisele Bundchen and came in at a whopping $15,000,000 dollars (yes, you read that correctly…there are six zeros attached to that number). And getting to wear this amazing undergarment is an honor that is coveted each year.

This year’s lucky model is Brazilian beauty Adriana Lima (just a year after the birth of her daughter she is back in fighting shape and looking miraculously fit for a mom). Although the 2010 fantasy bra only comes in at around $2.5 million (clearly they’ve scaled back in keeping with the recession), this chest-supporting garment boasts a crusting of 2,000 brilliant diamonds (at just over 1,500 carats) in an organic and spider-webby design that is utterly uplifting (pun intended). Designed by Damiani, the bra features white diamonds, blue sapphires, blue topaz, and 18-carat white gold, making it sleek, stunning, and yes, a complete fantasy.

But that’s what Victoria’s Secret is all about. Let’s face it, most women don’t look like Adriana Lima (no matter how many VS undergarments they buy) and while many will certainly drool over this diamond-studded underwear, few have the funds (or desire) to buy it. What Victoria’s Secret provides to the public is a glimpse of something unattainable (whether in the form of their models’ perfect bodies or the bejeweled bras they create each year). The fantasy is what drives their sales. And in these trying economic times, they are sure to capitalize on the fact that what consumers want is anything but reality. On this score, the fantasy bra delivers admirably.

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The Blinged-Out BlackBerry

Diamond-studded phones are nothing new. Apple recently released a $20,000 version of the iPhone that was literally crusted with diamonds (for only the wealthiest and most ostentatious of callers). Even Samsung, not generally considered a “luxury” brand amongst mobile units, made a gold-plated, diamond-studded monstrosity (to the tune of about $54,000). So it’s no surprise that Apple’s only long-standing competitor (sorry Android, too new) would want to get in on the ultra-chic in (physical) phone apps by creating the totally blingy BlackBerry Bold (already nicknamed the BlackBeauty). And it’s even better than previous ice-laden communication devices for one simple reason: customization.

Those who purchase this truly exclusive item, designed by famed jeweler Knalihs Athem, will be treated to anywhere from 100 to 1,650 sparklers (in combinations of white, champagne, yellow, pink, and even black) lovingly pasted to a choice of colorful bodies and skins (you can choose from ostrich, stingray, lizard, and alligator). Hopefully these are faux skins, but who knows when you’re talking about this kind of high-end product! In terms of customization, however, there are more options than just the color of the phone. You may have noticed the decidedly large spread when it comes to the number of gems attached to your phone. The reason for this is the simple fact that you can literally put almost any design you want on your handset, from a monogram to a logo to a favorite pattern (hello, Burberry plaid!).

Sadly, there is little pricing information available for this gem of a mobile unit (the only intel states that the starting cost will be around $4,000 US), although it is a sure bet that prices will vary widely depending on how many stones are included in your overall design. However, each phone will come complete with certification papers to prove the authenticity of the diamonds. That’s right, these rocks are totally legit and you will have proof. In addition, it is a little-known fact that you can upgrade previously blinged phones. Just in case you happen to already own a handset that is awash in precious stones, you can have them transferred to your new phone rather than buying all new ice and tossing the old one in a drawer. Although, if you’re buying a phone like this in the first place, there’s a good chance you won’t be phased by purchasing new stones to go with your new phone (which is no doubt what BlackBerry is banking on).