Superstar jeweler dresses Britney Spears in diamonds on her wedding day
FOR MANY YEARS I have encouraged Britney Spears to come out on the other side of the many challenges she has faced since she was young, and judging by her marriage and the pure happiness she seems to share with her husband and longtime romantic partner Sam Asghari, she seems to have created a new, more stable life for herself.
The 62 carats of diamond jewelry she wore, provided by New York-based superstar jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb, was a perfect match for her dress and the glamorous wedding she celebrated at her home in Los Angeles. The jewelry included two eternity bands designed in a way she could wear them every day, and they surround her solitaire engagement ring.
One of the reasons I hoped that Spears would eventually overcome the troubled and difficult times she went through was because I had watched her since she was my niece’s idol when my niece was five years old and Spears was about 16 years old. My brother told me not to teach my niece to “dance like that”. I laughed and told her she was learning to sing and work her hips from her favorite music star – although I would join her and her friends, who all wanted to be the pop icon when they were older. Then there were the tough and more harrowing times for Spears. My niece, now 26, found others to emulate until she found her own dance style and what you might call a “singing style”.
So I was thrilled when Spears got engaged last September, and then when the wedding took place in June.
And I was also very impressed with the diamond jewelry Gottlieb arranged for the wedding: pear-shaped and round drop earrings with a diamond halo, a heart-shaped tennis necklace and a stunning oval tennis bracelet, which were most likely all part of the “borrowed something” from the wedding style. The Something New – his two wedding bands – included one with round diamonds in prong settings and one with east-to-west marquise-shaped diamonds set in bezel settings, and these are pieces that would stay at the Spears finger. Gottlieb also provided the platinum wedding ring for Asghari.
I’ve also been a fan of Gottlieb ever since I met her at a trade show in New York and we did an IG photo of her hands filled with the rings she designed for the event. It was early in her career, and she’s come a long way from becoming something of a star jewelry influencer and building a thriving business online and in person.
To mark the sentiment of the big day, Gottlieb gave Spears one of her pavé heart pendants with the wedding date on the back.
Congratulations to Spears and Asghari, and I wish them a long and happy life. Kudos also to Gottlieb for choosing elegant yet classic jewelry that looked gorgeous on the former teenage star who became a perky beautiful woman. And to all of you who looked up to her as young girls, may you all continue to sing, dance, and remember the “moves” as you grow into incredible women yourselves. And may you all have great diamonds that you receive or buy yourself. (-: