Thursday, September 21, 2006

I know several girls who will get aroused just READING the description of this jewelry

There was a little tease in the Times today promoting a story inside about the actress Ellen Barkin, with the tease saying she was putting $15 million worth of jewerly up for auction at Christie's. My first thought was: how the hell does she have $15 million worth of jewelry? She hasn't been in a hit movie in ages.

But, as the story reminded me, of course, it is the extravagant jewelry that (ex-husband Ron) Perelman lavished on her, having decided to part with more than 100 pieces valued at $15 million — a symbolic and literal purging of the union.


“These are just not memories I want to wear out every day,’’ Ms. Barkin said.

The trove, to be sold at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center on Oct. 10, includes a 32-carat apricot diamond ring that Mr. Perelman, who is the chairman of Revlon, gave Ms. Barkin weeks before their divorce; a pair of emerald and gold cuffs designed for the Duchess of Windsor, valued at up to $80,000; an emerald necklace that once belonged to Doris Duke that could fetch as much as $350,000; and a selection of pieces by the cult Parisian jeweler JAR. Only 80 to 90 JAR creations are produced each year, said Fran├žois Curiel, the chairman of Christie’s Europe. “When you have 17 pieces of JAR in an auction, it’s an event.’’

And it once again convinced me: I need a sugar mommy. I won't even ask for $15 million worth of jewelry. I'm not a jewelry person at all, actually, no rings, don't wear a watch even.

But, real estate. Now $15 million worth of real estate. That I could get into.

Filthy rich girls, you can send applications via email and we'll go from there.

Thank you.

12 comments:

darling said...

:) I hope you were able to get mad amounts of offers! lol

Anonymous said...

Hehe - but the ones you get will looko like a female version of Ron Perelman - eww!

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is I think she really loved him. I don't know what that divorce was all about, but he seems like a dick.

Not a hipster said...

Yeah...but a dick that gives $15 million worth of jewelry! :)

Anonymous said...

LOL yep not a hipster, for %15 million of jewelery I could probably put up with a guy being a dick. I normally get them anyway and they have never given me $15 mil. :)

Not a hipster said...

I've gotten my share of dick, and--wait....

...that didn't sound so good.

I've dated many dicks--wait, not that either.

I've never gotten $15 mil in jewelry. And I've dated some huge dicks...it never sounds quite right.

Anonymous said...

Okay, there's nothing wrong with dick, Not A Hipster, I love it heh - it's when the guy is being a dick! :) How did this conversation start? I cant even remember! lol

Anonymous said...

Ah well there's the typical female grubbing for goodies but jbk you're doing the same looking for a sugar "mommy." That's sick.

Anonymous said...

Memphis red - I think it was jill g who said Ron Pereleman seemed like a dick!:) And she's probably right from what I always read about him!

Not a hipster said...

Wow, anonymous really pegged us, huh? hahaha

Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling that "anonymous" doesn't like anyone enjoying dick? Just a thought....

Anonymous said...

Ellen Barkin doesn't want to wear them out every day!!! Hell, I will w/o a problem :)

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