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Stocking Stuffer Day 5: Knock-off of Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring

I found this stocking stuffer most interesting. Yes, it's a little bit over my $100 limit, but the sheer novelty of this bling is worth it.

Stocking Stuffer Day 5: Knock-off of Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring

For Kate Middleton Wannabees. This $110 diamond and sapphire-like ring is just $110 and available at www.ice.com
For Kate Middleton Wannabees. This $110 diamond and sapphire-like ring is just $110 and available at www.ice.com Courtesy of Ice.com

I found this stocking stuffer most interesting. Yes, it's a little bit over my $100 limit, but the sheer novelty of this bling is worth it.

On-line jewelry retailer Ice.Com is offering a sapphire and diamond- like sterling silver ring - just like the engagment ring of the  future Princess Kate Middleton for $110.  I kid you not. You don't have to be royal-obsessed to think this ring is pretty. Not to mention, who could blame Ice.com for jumping on the Middleton item bandwagon?  Remember that blue jersey silk dress Middleton wore by Brazilian designer, Issa? Fashionistas may not be able to find the real thing, but may be glad to know it has spawned a $25 imitation.

But I digress. The Royal engagment ring isn't the only of -the-moment knock-off Ice.Com is hawking this holiday season. Harry Potter fans can can enjoy a black diamond sterling silver bracelet for $800. And women who want the Real Housewives look can enjoy a pink, yellow, black and white sterling silver bracelet for just $325. Tacky? Or Timely? What do you think? 

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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