Jewels and juicy stories go together like champagne & truffles, rubies & pearls, and Kim & Kanye. A good story is always enhanced by excess. And where better to get a little out-on-a-limb or over-the-top than with your jewels. A statement necklace is not likely to get you panned by TMZ and it will make you sparkle like a diva who owns the world.
The Bad Thing about Good Taste is that it usually doesn’t make for good stories unless it’s a scandal involving a celebrity with good taste and bad judgment. Now we’re talking! There’s nothing I like better than a little juicy gossip, especially when it involves jewels and excess. Two of my favorite juicy jewelry divas known for their personal style & perpetual scandal.
Good Taste & Bad Judgment:
The fact that it’s now vintage, does not diminish the Wallis & Edward story in its notoriety. There is not much that’s more compelling than a king abdicating his throne for a gay divorcee (the term for her at the time). The couple became known for their impeccable taste and their empty lives. Her jewelry collection was awe inspiring and the two spent much time designing and commissioning her baubles, many of which have the provenance of prized Picassos today.
Bad Taste and Bad Judgment:
Though we’ll never know how far apart the truth is from the tabloids, we love that she leaves so little to our imagination. Ms. Kadashian seems to have a serious jewelry obsession. She can afford the REAL thing but that’s because of her enormous popularity with an audience who cannot. To grab a pace of what makes her SOOO rich, check out her jewelry collection at Sears. com.