Taylor Swift’s diamond bath cost more than $10M

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If you’ve been watching Taylor Swift’s new video for “Look What You Made Me Do” on an endless loop, you may have some questions — like, say, if Swift was bathing in real diamonds during that soon-to-be iconic shot.
It turns out that not only was the bling the real deal, but the rocks were worth a lot more than you may have expected from a music video prop.

Taylor Swift only fake-bathes in real diamonds.

It turns out the bathtub full of diamonds in Swift’s new “Look What You Made Me Do” music video was authentic, chock full of loaned pieces from celebrity jeweler Neil Lane.

A source tells Page Six the hundreds of carats in jewels — including those in the tub and that Swift is wearing (and biting) — are worth well over $10 million. We’re told an “insane” amount of security was involved.

Many of the designs appear to be vintage and period pieces from Lane’s vault.

A snake ring wound around Swift’s left ring finger – a nod to the imagery she’s been using to tease her new album — looks to be the same piece Zoe Saldana wore to the 2013 Oscars. Swift wears a second snake ring on her right hand and features other snake references throughout the video.

Swift’s new video has also been bathed in controversy and conspiracy theories since its release at Sunday’s VMAs.

Some fans have speculated that the tub scene is a reference to Swift sparring partner Kim Kardashian‘s Paris robbery last fall, when she was tied up and left in a bathtub. Millions of dollars worth of Kardashian’s jewelry was stolen.

People are also buzzing that the lone dollar bill floating in Swift’s tub among the diamonds is a nod to the symbolic $1 settlement she won this summer when a jury found that a radio host had groped her.

Emerald-cut diamonds, top choice for celebrities

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Emerald-cut diamonds are the top choice for celebrities getting engaged in 2017, according to a survey.

Emerald-cut diamonds are the top choice for celebrities getting engaged in 2017, according to a survey by 77 Diamonds.

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Analysts studied 100 celebrity proposals of the past few years, from Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, to reality-TV personality Kim Kardashian, looking at cut, carat, metal and style.

“The oval-cut diamond was a celebrity favorite in 2013 and 2014,” the report by online jewelry retailer 77 Diamonds said. “Since then, emerald has been the fashionable go-to. While diamonds last forever, it seems metal and cut change with the times.”

Yellow gold is the most popular metal for stars’ engagement rings in 2017, replacing white gold, which was the number-one choice in 2016. Platinum was the top option between 2013 and 2015.

Celebrities have been spending much more on diamond quality than in previous years. The average ring cost reached $1.29 million (GBP 1 million) in 2016 for the first time.

Romance also appears to be seasonal, with celebrities in the survey getting engaged in either the summer or the festive season. However, the fact that celebrities travel to the southern hemisphere for their engagements skews the data, as summertime is in December and January there, the report added.

The more often a celebrity has been married, the more they will spend on the ring, the data shows. Where both celebrities have been married before, the average ring value is $3.5 million. The average ring value for celebrities on their first marriages is $584,576.

First-timers spend an average of three years together before getting engaged, the report said. In contrast, where both partners have been married once before, it takes 28 months for the man to pop the question. For couples in which only the proposer is approaching a second marriage, it takes them just 14 months to get engaged.

But money doesn’t buy everything: Couples who are now separated spent an average of $1.1 million on their ring, while those still together spent a modest $630,754.

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MTV Video Music Awards

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The red carpet at this week’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), featured its share of zany—and also unusually prim—fashion.

But as jewelry watchers, we were most struck by the overwhelming number of ultraglamorous, white metal jewelry pieces that popped up on music’s biggest stars (in case you missed it, here’s JCK’s full VMAs jewelry roundup).