Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Chihuahua vs. Mastiff

I know, I know... cute pet videos?? Well, watching this chihuahua driving his friend, a huge mastiff, crazy is just adorable. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Baubles, continued

This time we will enjoy jewels set with a variety of colored gems

This beautiful Bulgari necklace displays the variety of colors of natural pearls set with a variety of colored gemstones

Another Bulgari piece

These Bulgari necklace and earrings are set with turquoise, diamonds, amethysts, emeralds and sapphires.

I guess you can tell from the above images that Bulgari's designers like to employ multicolored stones in their designs. Another Bulgari necklace in rubies, diamonds and a large cabochon sapphire.

From the Iranian Imperial collection is the Darya-ye Noor Diamond, a 182 carat pink diamond.

This tiara, also from the Imperial Iranian collection is set with emeralds, diamonds and a large, very rare spinel.

This bracelet was in the collection of the Duchess of Windsor and features crosses set with various colored gems and diamonds.

This Russian tiara is set with diamonds and emeralds and features a large emerald set below a very beautiful yellow diamond.

This is the coronation crown of Empress Farah of Iran. It was fashioned by Van Cleef & Arpels from jewels in the Imperial treasury.

This parure is set with rubies, diamonds, citrines and some magnificent opals.

This tiara made by Harry Winston was Empress Farah's favorite. It is magnificently set with yellow and pink diamonds, the rarest in the world and surmounted by enormous emeralds. 

This necklace, called The Tutti-Frutti necklace is worn by Kiera Knightly and was made by Bulgari.

The centerpiece of this tiara is the Noor-ol-Ain diamond, which is  at 60 carats one of the largest pink diamonds in the world. The diamond is set in platinum, and is surrounded by pink, clear and yellow diamonds.