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There She Is—Wearing Bling: Power Jeweler Ann Hand Debuts Her Miss America Collection
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In a recent Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton was asked whether she preferred diamonds or pearls. Of course the answer was “both.” Why not have it all, if you can?
Washington’s foremost power-elite jeweler, Ann Hand, must have been thinking the same thing when she designed her new Miss America Collection, which was unveiled last night at Georgetown power spot Cafe Milano with the help of Miss America Lauren Nelson. Hand’s collection uses the pageant’s crown as a motif, and it features pins, necklaces, and earrings adorned with oversize pearls, silver, and lots and lots of sparkly diamond bling.
If Hillary is to take the, ahem, crown in 2008, would she wear Ann Hand? Hand’s assistant, Maria Milligan, informs us that the senator is already a client. Of the presidential candidate’s wish to have “both” diamonds and pearls, Milligan replied: “She’s a smart lady.”
The Miss America Collection is available at both Ann Hand locations (2900 M St., NW, 202-333-1529; 4885 MacArthur Blvd., 202-333-2979) and will soon be available online at annhand.com.