Can We Talk … About Jewelry?

Joan Rivers talked to JCK editor-in-chief Hedda Schupak about fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, and the importance of piling it on. Holding a wet dog in her lap, she was wearing, by her own count, “5,000 ropes of pearls, a charm necklace, and three pairs of earrings. Thank goodness I have big earlobes! I do aerobics with my gold bracelets on, and my hands are filled with rings. Being Jewish, they're all former engagement rings.” Why do women love jewelry? I think it's an easy way to fix yourself up. You can take the ugliest old dress—or the ugliest old body—and cover it with jewelry and you look good. Why do women buy jewelry? For fashion jewelry, you just buy it because it looks great or trendy. You put on a big necklace of wrapped wood and you look fashionable. Good jewelry, you buy it for investment, protection, for when the romance is over, or you have to

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