March 28, 2014 |
Mariah Carey's got it and she's flaunting it -- her brand new birthday present, that is. The pop diva turned 44 on Thursday, and the festivities were capped with a sparkly gift from husband Nick Cannon. "Nick surprised me for 3/27 with a stellar diamond bracelet encrusted with 3 floating butterflies! @NickCannon," she tweeted , sharing a photo of the new bauble. Carey, who named her 1997 album "Butterfly," has a thing for the vividly colored insects. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 "I think she's happy...
December 18, 2008
Bracelet price: In Sunday's Image section, a caption in a photo layout on jewelry of the season gave the price of a blue Ann Taylor bracelet as $10. It is $50.
March 31, 1988
If you've been wishing upon a star--to no avail--then maybe you should wish upon a bracelet instead. Wish bracelets, colorful little hand-woven cotton bracelets made in Guatemala and Mexico, are turning up on the wrists of the truly trendy. How does a bracelet grant you a wish, you ask. Simple: Place the bracelet on your wrist, and, just before tying the bracelet's knot, make a wish. Wear the bracelet constantly until, finally, frayed and worn, it falls off of its own accord.
February 25, 1996
When Mary Pickford died in 1979 she bequeathed her large star sapphire, the Star of Bombay, to the Smithsonian if the museum would take it. I called the gem man there and asked him if he wanted to take possession. He came right out to Los Angeles, and upon seeing the gem said, "We want this sapphire. It is much brighter than our others--we will trade them off." He opened his pocket knife and pried the clasps loose, freeing the sapphire from the elaborate diamond necklace. He wrapped it in a soft cloth, put it in his coat pocket and returned to Washington.
February 26, 1989
While reading today's "A Reminder of Vietnam . . .," I was reminded of "my guy," Capt. John Powell. I went to Palm Springs a lot during the '60s. One evening, while partying at a night spot there, I sat with two of my girlfriends next to a table full of "jarheads." They eventually gathered the courage to ask us to dance. We danced and laughed for two days straight. Their last weekend before 'Nam. No sex. Just girls and guys, laughing before they cried. During one slow dance with one of these guys, he asked me the name on my bracelet.
January 27, 2008 |
The pitch: I am pain-free! The scam: The Q-Ray Ionized Bracelet looks like a simple metal wristband, but it can "enhance the flow of bio-energy" to cure back pain, sinus problems, tendinitis, joint dysfunctions, sciatic pain and headaches. That's what the manufacturer, who charged as much as $250 for the bracelet, claimed in advertisements. But the Federal Trade Commission made a claim of its own -- that the supposed powers of the Q-Ray bracelet were bunk. -- The court decision: The U.S. Court of Appeals in Northern Illinois affirmed a previous ruling that the supposed benefits of the Q-Ray were false.