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May 2, 2013

Oh, you lucky, lucky May birthday babies - your
birthstone is the emerald.  I'm green with envy!



Vogue Living Magazine
If you look closely you'll see that designer Ashley Hicks painted the
wall in various shades of green squares, meant to resemble green
leather.  The photo, taken by Richard Powers, is titled 'The Perfect
Pedigree' and was featured in Vogue Living, Nov/Dec 2012.

The Designers Attic

Jonathan Adler

Tobi Fairley


Nate Berkus


And, the most famous emerald of them all -

Elizabeth Taylor wearing the Bulgari emerald necklace,
given to her by Richard Burton, to the Oscars in 1967.

In Style
Elizabeth in Paris, 1968, wearing the
necklace and the matching earrings.

Each piece of the suite of emerald and diamond jewelry was purchased
for Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton between 1962 and 1967.  

Following her death in March of 2011, Elizabeth Taylor's
jewelry collection was sold at auction per her instructions. 

Christies held the auction on December 11, 2011, at the Rockefeller
Plaza in New York City.  The Bulgari emerald necklace sold for $6,130,500.



  1. Wow! That is a lot to pay for jewelry that may spend most of its days locked up in a safe somewhere!

  2. Just imagining what $6+ million can buy, other than a celebrity's necklace, makes my head spin!

  3. Beautiful Elizabeth! She wore them well.
    Love the 3rd photo of that fabulous living room! xx

  4. Your blog is always so very inspiring :)

  5. I love that green velvet couch at the very top - gorgeous! And I'm not normally a fan of the tufted headboard, but that dark green bed with the light-colored surroundings and those mirror-finish nightstands - really beautiful!