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Rihanna Rocks It Again with Victorian Diamond Necklace at A$AP Rocky’s Whiskey Launch

She paired the antique necklace with a second necklace: an estate diamonds-by-the-yard style.




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THE LAUNCH PARTY for A$AP Rocky’s new whiskey brand Mercer + Prince proved Rihanna continues to be the reigning queen of how to style jewelry — antique, vintage, short, long necklaces, and large diamond rings worn with an everyday nonchalance and a variety of motifs. For the first Friday of New York Fashion Week, music and fashion icon Rihanna rocked a diamond Victorian necklace with her straight bangs and hair worn down and long, which gave her a modern, fresh-faced appearance enhanced by the subtle bling of the antique necklace. The master of mixing different looks, RiRi was out in full force with a sexy corset by Rosamosario worn with an oversized black tuxedo jacket by Balenciaga, all accessorized with two Briony Raymond estate collection necklaces. The main attraction was a large double strand Victorian diamond necklace which was created in 1880 and is set with 160 old European-cut diamonds.The longer necklace is also from Briony Raymond and is an estate diamonds-by-the-yard necklace, which contrasts and combines with the larger diamond necklace to create a striking, luxurious and dazzling effect.

RiRi owns quite a number of pieces and has borrowed from Briony Raymond on numerous occasions. One of my other favorites is the huge diamond signet ring that she sports on her middle finger (read here).

Briony Raymond designs custom, limited edition and one-of-kind-pieces and has a serious collection of antique and vintage jewelry.

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.



When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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