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Happy 60th Birthday Oprah Winfrey!

Congratulations to Oprah Winfrey, the actress, talk show host and philanthropist who today celebrates her 60th birthday.  From humble beginnings, Oprah has amassed a personal fortune in the billions, but a key focus for her has always remained her extensive charitable work and donations, with over $400million donated to educational causes alone, as well as the creation of numerous charitable projects such Oprah’s Angel Network, set up following Hurricane Katrina.

So what do you buy the woman who has everything? A welcome gift would be an addition to her fine diamond jewellery collection, one of life’s indulgences for Oprah.  As well as favouring diamonds for herself, she has also gifted the precious stones to many over the years including presenting large hoop and drop diamonds earrings as a parting gift to those whom she invited to her Legend’s Ball, honouring 25 African American women including Aretha Franklin and Maya Angelou. Oprah regularly gave gifts including jewellery to her audience members in her Oprah’s Favourites Things segment of her show. With Oprah’s love of diamond earrings, designs including double diamond teardrops were warmly received gifts by the surprised audience.  On a trip toAustraliain 2011, 6,000 lucky audience members received diamond necklaces from the star, created together with Rio Tinto Argyle Mine, the O design necklaces marked the Final Season of her show.

Oprah also loves to wear coloured diamonds with designs including yellow and white diamond earrings matched with a beautiful yellow diamond ring by Graff, theLondonjeweller.  With exclusive American designer Lorraine Schwartz proving one of Oprah favourites, stunning jewellery of Schwarz’s design also feature in her collection including a pink diamond tassel bracelet which she wore on the farewell episode of her television show, an unusual and dazzling piece.  More recently at the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this month Oprah was again seen wearing beautiful jewellery with a Schwartz statement piece in the form of a lavender brooch together with earrings, complimenting her Badgley Michska dress perfectly.

With a love of statement pieces, Oprah’s own collection also contains simple yet elegant pieces, one notable example of this is her pinky eternity ring, consisting a sparkling diamond band which she wears on her right hand. The ring has inspired many designs and interestingly Oprah’s close friend of over 30 years Gayle King also wears a ring of the same design, a gift from Oprah, symbolising their friendship.

If you have the same passion for diamonds as Oprah, then why not check out our range of stunning diamond pieces online or in our VIP room at our Northampton store.

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