Connect with us

Celebrity Jewelry

Judge the Jewels: Baz Luhrmann Rocks a David Webb Necklace as a Tie

The emeralds are luscious, the diamond swags are opulent, the luxury is plentiful and delicious.




The sighting: Director Baz Luhrmann walked the champagne carpet of the 2023 Academy Awards in a black suit with a luxe suede jacket and a truly spectacular necklace.

The jewels: Baz Luhrmann is wearing David Webb’s Harmony necklace and pendant. The yellow gold pendant features a large carved green jade plaque surrounded by diamonds and black enamel, with a complimentary chain of similar materials.

According to The Daily Mail, the necklace is worth $263,000.

The director’s wife, Catherine Martin, also wore a delightful David Webb lapis and turquoise cocktail ring.

The trends: Emerald necklaces were the reigning statement style of the night, but by wearing this carved jade beauty, Luhrmann participated in the green color story while still making it his own.

There was also a delightfully large number of men in jewelry, although those were mostly brooches, rather than statement necklaces like this one.
What do we think?

Yes, Baz Luhrmann, yes! This necklace would be fantastic in any context, but tucking it beneath the collar of his shirt so that it peeks out of the window between his black lapels like a fancy tie is so clever and impactful. It’s not just an accessory, it’s a whole riff on the concept of traditional masculine vs feminine accessories.

But as an accessory…it is gorgeous.

Judgement: 17/10 for a top notch necklace worn in a clever way.

What do YOU think?




This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular