Saturday, September 20, 2008

Emmy's Shine at Sixty

I just thought this would be an interesting juxtaposition for you, Americans, as you struggle to stay alive.

I'm tired of typing TRILLIONS for WARS, BILLIONS for BANKS and ISRAEL, etc.

You seem to like eating scitte, 'murka, so I won't pester you anymore.

"Twinkle, twinkle for big stars; Hub jeweler makes diamond chandelier" by Angel Jennings, Globe Correspondent | September 20, 2008

Don't call it the greenroom.

This year, the Emmy Awards has partnered with Boston-based jeweler Hearts on Fire to transform the backstage celebrity hideout into the diamond room. The jeweler created a $10 million diamond chandelier, dripping with 3,300 perfectly cut gems, to celebrate the Emmy's 60th, or diamond, anniversary tomorrow.

Interior designer Mark Boone kept with the diamond theme, making the greenroom mimic a gem, with antique mirrors bouncing light off the walls, diamond pattern flooring, and hints of shimmer throughout.

The 1,000-carat chandelier will be the centerpiece, illuminating the room where actors and performers hang out before they hit the big stage.

It took five months and 20 craftsmen to construct the three-tiered chandelier that is about the height of a 2-year-old child. Designers placed 2,300 strands of fiber-optic lights inside, as well as several spotlights outside the piece to highlight the diamonds.

"We created it so it was both functional as a chandelier, yet still shows off the sparkle of the diamonds" said Mark Israel, Hearts on Fire chief executive.

Yeah, the CEO, the designer (Sylvanowicz), and the founder (Rothman) are all Jews, too. Imagine that!

It's not the first time the Hearts on Fire diamonds have rubbed elbows with celebrities. In 2006, the jeweler created the $2.6 million bra for Victoria's Secret that was encrusted with 2,000 Hearts on Fires specialized diamonds.

Architectural Digest, which has designed the Emmy's greenroom for the last seven years, picked Hearts on Fires to create the centerpiece after working with the company on a jewelry collection inspired by architectural structures from around the world.

Giulio Capua, the publisher of Architectural Digest, said the chandelier will shine as bright as the television stars at the Emmys.

"It will create a very elegant oasis to use for the room," he said.

Think of that as you wallow in that shit pile you call a home while watching the awards show, 'murkns!!!