Fashion

Chicago's Most Fashionable Jeweler Talks Style

"Style is not about designers. It's about comfortable, functional clothes I can spend all day in at work, followed by an event for several hours and still feel like myself," says the Geneva Seal jeweler. 
"If it feels like, 'I can't wait to take this off,' then it's not my type of outfit."

Leonard, who's behind the Oak Street boutique Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces is originally from Moscow, and saw his father as an icon growing up. 

Geneva Seal is known in Chicago for custom engagement rings, a selection of timepieces brands, such as: Richard Mille, Hublot, Bovet, Roger Dubuis, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breitling, Breitling for Bentley, Devon, Franck Muller, HYT, Omega, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, preowned timepieces and more.

Leonard believes taking time to look your best is a part of respecting your clients, the people who enter the Geneva Seal home. His father played a major role in his respect of style. He says:

"He was always a sharp dresser. What made him sharp is that he took care of himself, he was well groomed, used the right amount of cologne, wore crisp, ironed shirts, and most importantly he always had his shoes clean and shined. 
He taught me that taking pride in my appearance shows respect for the people I come in contact with, and I still polish my own shoes."

Given his profession, it's no surprise that Leonard is a fan of unique accessories like antique cuff links, David Oscarson pens and Gold & Wood sunglasses.

"I truly believe my outfit is made by accessories," he says.
"When it comes to clothing, we are all influenced by fashion ads and trends to a certain degree, but no matter what brand or designers one prefers, small details make up one's personal style.
You can put together a killer look from Target or H&M if you have a sense of your own identity and style."

What Dating Will Be like in 10 Years. This Is Crazy.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago luxury engagement ring and timepiece boutique likes to stay ahead of the trends when it comes to wristwear. So when we heard a watch is expected to be your personal matchmaker in 10 years, we were all ears.  

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, futurists (people who study the future) filled us in on what the Bumble/Tinder of 2025 will be like & it's bad news for creeps.

Picture this: An app on your watch tracking your location, making it easier for you to bump into potential matches in real life on the fly. 

Right now, it's insanely easy to meet someone. The problem is that nothing can guarantee they're actually someone worth meeting. By 2025. you'll be able to know more about your blind date before you even step foot in that restaurant, anxiously searching for the guy from the photos.

A quick check of your watch could let you know who's a creep and who's looking for a one-night stand, or a serious girlfriend, or a wife and four kids. If this decade is all about dating quantity, the next one will be all about dating quality. 

Social futurist and writer Sara Robinson says it'll be like having your overbearing grandmother over your shoulder at all times. "See that guy over there?" she says, spinning a potential example. "He's single, drinks Scotch, and loves dogs. You should go talk to him.' And, at the same time, his watch is nudging him: 'See that woman? You like redheads, right? And she's a backpacker too. You might like her.'"

Christian Crews, a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists, points out that meeting people will be a lot easier if you know which people are good potential matches for you:

 "Imagine how the world could change if everybody was wearing their own personal matchmaker, who was constantly searching the crowd on their behalf."

But it's not just the real-world meeting places that will have more potential for finding love. Online communities that aren't meant for dating will become spots to meet singles. Don't be surprised if you start hearing, "This is my husband. We met on Yelp." And you probably won't even think anything of it. "As more of our lives are spent online and in virtual communities, we will find relationships there just as we have at the gym, the bar, or hobbies where we meet people now," says Crews.

"Generations that have grown up online make fewer distinctions between 'real-world' and virtual relationships."

Just like non-dating sites will be used for finding lovers, dating apps will be used for finding friends. Bumble just released Bumble BFF -- which is focused on building strong relationships with other kick-ass women.

It makes sense. After hours of fruitless swiping, it's tempting to head over to the same-sex section and just look for a fun-looking friend who likes Tito's and Sprite, and wants to see the new Fast and Furious movie with you later so you don't have to sniffle over Paul Walker alone. This is our future.

From: Cosmopolitan.com

Unveiling the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider with Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, Hublot and Lake Forest Sportscars unveiled the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider during an exclusive event at Prairie Production in Chicago yesterday evening.

Meet the Ferrari 488 Spider, the turbocharged drop-top that has all the awesome performance figures of the GTB plus the option of driving with nothing but blue skies above!

Hublot has become the watchmaking partner of Ferrari, creating the MP-05 LaFerrari. In a demonstration that lives up to the car, the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch has the longest power reserve of any mechanical watch on the planet.

The in-house made and designed Hublot movement has 50 days of power reserve. That is about 1,200 hours. A standard mechanical movement has about 42 hours of power reserve. 

If you are into luxury then the most important thing to know about the Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch is that it is the most expensive and high-end timepiece (so far) to come as a result of the Hublot + Ferrari relationship. 

The Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari watch remains one of the coolest ultra-luxury-watches on the planet and represents the apex of what Hublot is able to achieve.

The case is 45.8mm tall by 39.5mm wide and 15.3mm thick. It does seem to be bigger than it actually is, but what else would you expect from a timepiece intended to be larger than life? 

The Valentine's Day Gift Fit for a Princess: Diamond Stud Earrings at Geneva Seal

Diamond stud earrings are the most important pieces of jewelry in every woman's jewelry box. An enduring classic, Geneva Seal's selection of timeless diamond stud earrings celebrate the undeniable beauty of love. 

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These simple and delicate diamond stud earrings worn regularly by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are meticulously hand-set in nearly invisible platinum settings, the result is a pair of the world's most exquisite diamonds, matched to perfection.

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A pair of Geneva Seal diamond stud earrings are available in a selection of sizes and prices. They are classic, beautiful and timeless... you won't find diamond studs more brilliant and you'll wear them forever.

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A beautiful twist on the classic halo stud earrings, the double halo stud earrings offer two rows of diamond halos around a larger center diamond for big sparkle. 

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Life reflects radiantly from these diamond stud earrings. This fashionable style can be worn every day, or easily dressed up for a special occasion - always making you the center of attention.

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Geneva Seal's "must-have" diamond stud earrings are like no other... a big look for a glamorous woman.

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A delicate diamond frame surrounds the center diamond in this uniquely beautiful pair of diamond stud earrings. 

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This dazzling pair of diamond stud earrings will turn heads everywhere. A modern design still maintains a classic appeal any woman can appreciate. 

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A stunning ensemble of perfectly cut diamonds create an exceptional pair of Geneva Seal diamond stud earrings that are beyond brilliant and truly beloved.

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The perfect diamond stud earrings for any occasion in your life, the beauty of these earrings will never go out of style.

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These fashionable, feminine diamond stud earrings truly sparkle like no other. Whether it's for a daytime look or a night out on the town, they are the perfect studs to add flair to any outfit. 

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These fashion forward triangle stud earrings make a big statement with an edgy shape and dazzling sparkle.

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A classic and romantic design, the Geneva Seal heart stud earrings portray love and emotion in the timeless fashion of diamond stud earrings.

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Hublot Big Bang Pop Art Collection

 "A timepiece that brings the avant-garde spirit of the Pop Art movement to life"

THE ART OF FUSION GETS A SPLASH OF COLOR WITH THE BIG BANG POP ART

Bright, bold and strikingly colorful. Inspired by the Pop Art movement of the 1950 and to a greater extent the 60s, the Big Bang Pop Art collection is a horological canvas for artistic expression. A veritable fusion between the worlds of watchmaking and modern art, it is the very notion of challenging the conventional that Hublot related to in Pop Art.

Much like how Andy Warhol took American popular culture and reinterpreted them into vividly colored paintings, the Pop Art reinterprets Hublot’s signature Big Bang into the most prismatic ladies’ line to date; watches that are as much mechanical marvels as they are pieces of wearable art.

The Big Bang Pop Art come in either steel or, something of a rarity for Hublot, yellow gold cases that capture the retro spirit of the Pop Art movement. Accentuating the playful colors of the dial, the bezels are skillfully set with baguette cut precious and semi-precious stones, including blue topaz, purple amethyst, pink sapphire and green tsavorite.

CAPTURING THE STROKE OF A PAINTBRUSH

Against a rich blue background, the chronograph registers and indexes are truly one-of-a-kind, painted in two contrasting colors. Around the register and markers one is given the impression of paintbrush strokes with paint matching the chronograph registers. The date wheel blends in perfectly with its matching blue tone.

The strap is just as brightly colorful as the rest of the watch, done in alligator leather with a contrasting colored rubber backing for added comfort, flexibility and durability.

Hublot continues to explore the realm of Pop Art and modern art in general, as can be witnessed from the collaboration with Brazilian artist Romero Britto’s Pop Art-inspired football design for the for FIFA 2014 World Cup, as well as promoting young emerging modern artists such as Gao Ludi in China and Hebru Brantley in the USA.

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Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago watch and engagement ring boutique houses the rarest diamonds in the world. Geneva Seal presents our 18-karat white gold diamond ring. Designed with dedication to timeless style and expert craftsmanship, each Geneva Seal creation is a piece you'll love for a lifetime.

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Emmys 2015: Our Favorite Pieces of Jewelry on the Red Carpet

The dresses at the Emmys are swoon-worthy, but let's not forget about the sparkling jewelry that completes every celebrities look. These pieces may be small, but they're packed with style -- so why not give them the spotlight they deserve? Below are the prettiest pieces of jewelry that our favorite stars paired with their flawless red carpet dresses.

Heidi Klum wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Heidi Klum wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Laverne Cox wearing Fred Leighton jewels.

Laverne Cox wearing Fred Leighton jewels.

Sarah Hyland wearing Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels.

Sarah Hyland wearing Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels.

Sofia Vergara.

Sofia Vergara.

Sofia Vergara wearing her stunning engagement ring.

Sofia Vergara wearing her stunning engagement ring.

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Ariel Winter.

Ariel Winter.

Niecy Nash.

Niecy Nash.

Sarah Hyland.

Sarah Hyland.

Anna Chlumsky wearing Chopard jewels.

Anna Chlumsky wearing Chopard jewels.

Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee Curtis.

Laverne Cox.

Laverne Cox.

Cat Deeley.

Cat Deeley.

Taraji P. Henson.

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Natasha Lyonne.

Natasha Lyonne.

A Women's Piece Designed by Breitling Watches at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

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Breitling treats feminine wrists to a new model from its Galactic line featuring a slimmer case, tungsten carbide bezel and a chronometer-certified SuperQuartz™ movement. A true champion marrying style with performance.

The ultra-sporty, elegant and sophisticated Galactic holds a place of its own within the Breitling universe. It is intended for those who don’t necessarily require chronograph functions but are still keen on having a watch capable of sharing every moment of a dynamic lifestyle, and particularly for women of action. 

The slimmer case features an extremely ergonomic profile. It is topped by a brand-new smooth bezel in tungsten carbide, an ultra-resistant high-tech composite material whose original shade creates a subtle contrast with polished steel. Tungsten carbide is made from a tungsten powder molded at high temperature and under extreme pressure. This results in incomparable hardness almost five times greater than that of steel, as well as a scratch-proof surface.

The dials come in black-lacquered or mother-of-pearl, with or without diamond hour-markers. The steel bracelet comprising five rows of links boasts a sturdy and comfortable construction. This model is also available with a diamond-set steel bezel. In addition, the Galactic 36 SleekT retains the sporting qualities that have forged the collection’s success, including water resistance to 100 m (330 ft), a shock-resistant case, a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides and an extremely legible dial with luminescent hands and large hour-markers.

The officially chronometer-certified SuperQuartzTM movement displays a level of precision ten times higher than standard quartz. The ultimate sports model for women.

The Sexiest Ring & Earrings at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring and watch boutique houses the most exquisite fine jewelry in the world. 

Recently added to our collection is this stunning "Corset" diamond ring by Geneva Seal features 5.20ctw of pave set white diamonds in 18k white gold. The flaring design of this ring makes it stand out from the ordinary.  A sexy versatile diamond ring that makes a major statement. 

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These Geneva Seal "Safety Pin" diamond earrings in 18k white gold will glimmer against your bare neck. Combining time-honored elegance & glamour, these earrings are the sure to add the perfect touch to your Geneva Seal "Corset" diamond ring. 

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Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces 

112 E Oak Street Chicago, IL 60611

312-944-3100 | For Availability 

Diamond Ring | Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring and watch boutique located at 112 E Oak Street houses the rarest diamonds in the world. Recently added to our collection of diamond rings is this stunning 18K white gold domed band ring with 167 round brilliant cut diamonds. 

Who doesn't love diamond rings? Not only are diamond rings romantic gestures that profess your love for each other, but they also are stunning fashion accessories. Diamond rings are elegant gifts that can be used to celebrate a personal milestone such as graduating from college, having a baby, or getting promoted. Diamond rings are often used to symbolize a shared commitment or given simply because they are beautiful and significant. No matter what the occasion, a diamond ring is a gift that always brings joy.

If you've ever wondered why your diamond ring looks different in sunlight versus candlelight or daylight versus office lights, it's because the cut of your diamond responds differently depending on the light and the environment you are in. How - and where - you look at your diamond can greatly change its appearance.

Pear Shaped Engagement Ring at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring boutique located in the Gold Coast at 112 E Oak Street, features the most unique and romantic engagement rings.

Our 2-carat pear shaped diamond is a distinctive choice for an engagement ring. A striking shape, the pear's brilliant facets are designed for sparkle, while it's silhouette blends curved lines and stylish points.

When paired with our expertly crafted Geneva Seal 18K white gold fashion ring with 1.8 carats of diamonds, you have a strikingly stunning pair.

Bell & Ross Watches | White Ceramic | Chicago

The New BR S WHITE CERAMIC watch is sleeker & sexier than ever!

True to its aeronautical origins, Bell & Ross has re-imagined its iconic watch - the BR 01, by introducing a sleeker and thinner creation, the BR S.

The polished white ceramic case is resistant to scratches, unalterable in color and lightweight.

You Have to See the First Pictures of Jennifer Aniston's Wedding Ring

Jennifer Aniston showed off her diamond encrusted gold wedding band for the first time at the premiere of She's Funny That Way. She looked as breathtaking as ever as she graced the red carpet, but it was her beautiful wedding ring which was drawing all the attention at the premiere.

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Prepare yourself, because here come the pics.

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On the other side of this clutch... is history.

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Let's ZOOM in.

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How are your corneas? Fine? Good. Let's check it out from a different angle.

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Simply stunning.

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Gotcha. That's her right hand. Let's go back to that legendary left one again.

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The photo is a little overexposed, but that band of gold is the opposite of underwhelming.

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It looks lovely from afar, does it not? Now change positions for me.

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New position. New position.

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OKAY. Let's do one more.

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Are you all doing OKAY? Can we move on? If you need to scroll back up and relive the symbol of Jennifer's love, be my guest. I'll wait.

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Our Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings | Geneva Seal | Chicago

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring house, has been discussing celebrity engagement rings from Scarlett Johansson's vintage Art Deco style to Girls actress Allison Williams' classy conventional solitaire cut engagement ring.

While many stars choose over-the-top engagement rings, it's nice to see Mila Kunis rock a simple band with a round diamond. No baguettes. No insets. It's not ostentatious and she doesn't need a security team with her to wear it. It's a lot like her and Ashton Kutcher

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara became engaged in December 2014 and her stunning oval-cut engagement ring takes our breath away. George Clooney presented Amal Clooney with a seven-carat-emerald-cut diamond engagement ring formed in a platinum setting.

Olivia Wilde and Halle Berry have two of the most original engagement rings we've seen. Olivia's fiance, Jason Sedukis chose to surround this circle diamond with a halo of emeralds to match Wilde's eyes (swoon). Halle Berry's three-stone ring setting is definitely glamorous and allows her unique personality to shine through with different combinations of diamonds and gemstones. The emerald in an emerald cut engagement ring is absolutely stunning.

Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian with a 15-carat diamond engagement ring at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

Matthew McConaughey picked out a vintage-style engagement ring - and wedding bands for the exceptionally gorgeous Camila Alves.

Just like relationships, each engagement ring has it's own unique identity so when you walk down the aisle, make sure you visit us at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago to pick a ring that mirrors the love you feel for one another.

Breitling Jet Team Getting Ready to Wow Chicago Air & Water Show Crowds

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring and watch house is proud to welcome the Breitling Jet Team for their first flight at our annual Chicago Air & Water Show.

New to the air show this year,  the Breitling Jet Team came to us from France. They put their Czech-made Aero L-39c Albatros jets in shipping containers to bring them to the U.S. for their first American tour.

According to CBS Chicago, team leader Jacques Bothelin said,

“We try to choreograph the scenes in a specific European manner. It’s a little different from what you have seen with the American teams. We also use a lot of music, and try to give positive emotion to the spectators. We just want to give them a good time by the elegance (and) grace of the maneuvers,” he said.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is an Authorized Dealer for Breitling Watches in Chicago.

4 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring house specializes in picking out the perfect engagement ring for your loved one. Cushion cut diamonds in the 4 carat range are a stunning choice for engagement rings. Often, clients who want to maximize sparkle will choose a higher quality cut, to balance the large carat size.

Four carat diamonds also work exceptionally well in custom jewelry, such as stud earrings and solitaire pendants. Geneva Seal diamonds are certified by either the AGS or GIA - the most respected independent grading labs in the world.

Jewelry: The Beautiful Italian Diamond Bracelets Every Woman Needs

Modern charm is on full display with these beautiful Italian 5 cts Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelets. 

Top: Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelet crafted in 18K Rose Gold is slightly domed and packed with 24 cts of pink tourmaline gemstones for a gorgeous colorful and sparkling gemstone bracelet. 

Bottom: Aquamarine & Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelet crafted in 18k White Gold is slightly domed and packed with 24 cts of aquamarine gemstones. This aquamarine diamond bangle cuff bracelet is the perfect gift of uniqueness, meant to be worn, loved and cherished every day!

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, an Chicago Jeweler, is home to a unique collection of high fashion designers as well as the finest quality timepieces by Roger Dubuis, Hublot,  Breitling, Omega, and more. Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry is here to provide you with the highest quality jewelry, timepieces, and customer service. 

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Divorcing -- Last Look at Her Engagement Ring

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One of country music's cutest couples has called it quits.

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert are divorcing after 4 years of marriage. The singers announced their divorce via a statement to the Associated Press Monday.

"This is not the future we envisioned," the former couple announced in a joint statement. "And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago wants to give you one last look at the engagement ring Blake gave Miranda in 2010 when he proposed: he picked a platinum and diamond engagement ring with a round center stone and two baguettes.

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Blake helped design a classic and elegant ring for his bride. Before making the ring, they sketched Miranda’s tattoo and then spent about 60 hours to make and carve out part of the ring. Miranda wanted something beautiful in the engagement ring accordance with the theme of her marriage and also a ring that can create a brilliant sparkle.

So they made a ring named “Eternity”, made of platinum and a round gorgeous diamond set with ornate platinum prongs in the middle. Unfortunately even with a name like "Eternity" some marriages aren't meant to last.

Caitlyn Jenner's Dazzling Jewelry on the ESPYs Stage Has the Geneva Seal of Approval

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago waited with the world for last night's ESPY Awards for a few reasons. Not only were many of the Women's World Cup U.S. teammates there to celebrate their epic win, but Caitlyn Jenner made her first public appearance to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. She was emotional. She was elegant. She was powerful.

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Caitlyn took the stage with her Versace gown a-flow and Geneva Seal approved classic jewelry pieces. She wore these estate emerald, ruby, and pearl earrings in 18-karat yellow gold from circa 1985.

She also wore an estate art deco diamond and sapphire bracelet in platinum from circa 1930.

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Geneva Seal Jewlers Has the Mila Kunis Engagement Ring

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When it came to choosing an engagement ring for his now wife, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher went with a classic piece.

According to Chicago's favorite jeweler, the bling that now sits on Mila's left hand "looks to be a diamond solitaire style with a center diamond, I estimate to be around 5 carats, set in platinum with a band featuring semi pave inlay. The diamond looks to be emerald cut and probably high quality as this cut tends to expose inclusions more than other cuts."

Worth? The engagement ring could run "upwards of 260,000."

That price places the ring just slightly higher than the one Kutcher gifted to ex-wife Demi Moore, which was worth a reported $250,000. It did not go unnoticed that the Ghost star's sparkler was also a 5 carat emerald cut diamond—but to be fair it is a popular style.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces houses the most exquisite engagement rings in Chicago. Visit our home at 112 E. Oak Street or Call Us: 312-944-3100.