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Published on August 31st, 2016 | by0
Inside the Jewelry Collections of the Rich and Famous–and How You Can Own These Famous Pieces, Too
While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, there’s an entire host of other jewelry items celebrities keep in their arsenal.
If you take a closer look at photographs of your favorite celebrities on the red carpet, you’ll begin to notice the same pieces popping up over and over again. It seems there are certain accessories Hollywood’s A-list clan just can’t get enough of.
Fortunately, thanks to TrueFacet, a digital marketplace for pre-loved designer jewelry, we all can own some of the celebrity world’s most coveted pieces for a reduced price. E! News sat down with the company’s co-founder Tirath Kamdar at the Quin Hotel to explore the inner workings of stars’ jewelry boxes and the items they can’t stop sporting on their neck, wrists and ears.
Arguably one of the most visible bracelets on the red carpet is the Cartier Love Bracelet, which got its name as a salute to the design of the band. Whoever purchases the bracelet can physically lock it onto the recipient’s wrist with the help of a key and unique screw to symbolize their eternal love. Kylie Jenner has been sporting the bracelet for years, amassing as many as eight bangles on one wrist and keeping them locked on for as long as four years.
According to Kamdar, the bracelets are so difficult to get off once they are locked on, some emergency rooms even keep special screwdrivers on hand to remove them if necessary. Jenner even took to Snapchat in January to document a security guard struggling to get one off of her.
Depending on the finish, the bracelets can run from $ 7,000 to over $ 14,000. That’s one pretty penny to pay for that special someone—luckily, the bracelets stay so securely, that money won’t ever get lost.
In addition to Jenner, her brother-in-law Kanye West has sported the famous bands on his own wrist, marking the trend for men as well. Pippa Middleton, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendes and Katie Holmes have also been among the famous faces to proudly sport the band.
In the bracelet department, stars are equally fans of Hermes’ enamel bracelet, which comes in several colors, including black, silver, gold and the brand’s signature orange color. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria and former Spice Girl Mel Bhave all been seen sporting the bracelet, either one on its own or several stacked in the same color.
While the bracelets typically retail for $ 700 to $ 900, they can be found on TrueFacet for about $ 400 less.
As watches can often be used to make a statement, Bulgari’s signature serpenti watch has been a celebrity favorite for decades, dating back to Elizabeth Taylor, who made the timepiece famous while sporting it during the press tour for Cleopatra in the early 1960s.
Inspired by gas pipes’ ability to wrap around, the watch similarly coils around a wrist like a snake. The watch’s face is also shaped like a serpent’s and comes in a variety of finishes, including stainless steel and yellow gold.
Since Taylor set the trend, Hollywood’s most famous women, including Julianne Moore, Ashley Olsen and Naomi Watts, have checked the time on their personal serpentis. Olsen has even been photographed stacking her watches on top of each other for an eye-catching look.
The watch can run its future owners upwards of $ 25,000 dollars, but for fashionistas on a budget, TrueFacet sells the jewel for around $ 18,000. If someone is looking to spend even more money, the matching serpenti necklace can be yours for approximately $ 100,000 in stores.
Moving on to necklaces. If you look hard enough, you’ll start to see Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra necklace all over Hollywood.
As a casual statement piece that can be worn at any time of the day or night, a handful of celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz and Paris Hilton, have all flaunted the signature strand in a variety of finishes, including mother of pearl.
“People want that ‘C’ and they want it to show,” Kamdar explained of the brand’s signature label. Since the pieces are often discontinued, they’re even more desirable because they are unique and exclusive. “When you own one, you won’t see anybody wearing it at the same party,” Kamdar added.
That sounds perfectly fitting for the queens of pop.