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diamonds, still a girl’s best friend


Gossip Girl‘s Taylor Momsen thinks that diamonds are not only forever, they’re for everyone. “I don’t know if it’s a generational thing; I think it’s just personal style and taste,” said the 15-year-old actress on Tuesday night at Haunch of Venison Gallery, where Christie’s and Alberta Ferretti presented a preview of the Ponahalo diamonds, two hefty glass cutters—102.11 and 70.87 carats—that are to be auctioned off on October 15. Momsen was among a young set—Stephanie LaCava and Dabney Mercer were also in the crowd—feasting their eyes on the gems, which, placed under glass, were illuminated by the most flattering of halogen lights in a chamber otherwise quite dimly lit. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Ponahalo diamonds will be donated to the Diamond Empowerment Fund, co-created by Russell Simmons. But would they make Momsen’s outfit complete? “I could probably use some earrings,” she said. “I didn’t find any when I was rushing out of the house.”


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