British, Hollywood, and Fashion Royalty

Duchess of Cambridge China State Dinner at Buckingham Palace
The Duchess of Cambridge at the China State Dinner at Buckingham Palace. Photo Courtesy of

Obsessed by Jewelry Red Carpet Jewelry Roundup | October 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the China State Dinner at Buckingham Palace
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Everyone at OBJ has been on “tiara alert” ever since reporting on Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s jewelry style last spring. At that time, Kate had only worn a diamond tiara on two occasions — her wedding and a reception in 2013. Last week’s China State Dinner at Buckingham Palace gave us a third peek at the royal tiara collection. It was Kate’s first state banquet and she stole the show in a cherry red Jenny Packham custom gown and the Lotus Flower tiara, one of Princess Margaret’s favorites.

Dame Helen Mirren arriving at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
Left: Dame Helen Mirren attends the opening ceremony of the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival. Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage; Right: Mirren at another Tokyo event in statement jewelry by London’s Vickisarge.  Photo Courtesy of

Dame Helen Mirren

Making a red carpet appearance at the October 22 premiere of “Red 2” at the Tokyo International Film Festival, 70-year-old Helen Mirren stunned in a flower-splashed gown by Badgley Mischka. The British subject, who was given the title “Dame” by the Queen, wore a dazzling pair of drop-style diamond earrings. At a daytime festival event, Mirren donned a statement necklace and matching earrings by Vickisarge of London.

Kim Kardashian with Anna Wintour at the Chateau Marmont in L.A.
Kim Kardashian with Anna Wintour at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Photos Courtesy of

Anna Wintour

The dynamic editor of American Vogue was born in Great Britain; her influence on fashion and jewelry is felt around the world. Last week, Wintour co-hosted a private dinner for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with Kim Kardashian. Pictured here at the Chateau Marmont in L. A., Wintour shines in an Oscar de la Renta carnation print dress and her signature jeweled riviere necklaces. Kim K. also went for the layered look: a choker featuring a diamond brooch, and a cross on a diamond chain.

With November just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to break out citrine and topaz gemstone jewelry to keep Fall’s vibrant colors going. Here’s a timely jewelry care tip for cleaning citrine, topaz and other precious gemstones.