Longtime NYC Jeweler Weighs In On 2008 Women in Politics and Their Jewelry

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Longtime New York City Jeweler, Firenze Jewels weighs in on Election Season 2008 and examines what sort of image Hillary Clinton, Cindy McCain, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin project to the public by examining the jewelry that each of them has worn and how it compliments their overall style.

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You can tell a lot about someone's personality by looking at the style of jewelry they choose to wear

With a tough and unprecedented election season nearing an end soon, New York City's longtime jeweler Firenze Jewels has taken a look back and weighed in on four very different but influential women in politics this year. They've examined what sort of image these women project to the public by looking at the jewelry that each of them has worn and how it compliments their overall style. "You can tell a lot about someone's personality by looking at the style of jewelry they choose to wear," says Gabrielle Guzman, Director of the e-Commerce division at Firenze Jewels. While you may or may not agree with their (or their husband's) philosophical views, one thing is for certain; we'll be seeing a lot of one or more of these women in the future.

Hillary Clinton
Current second term Senator of New York, former First Lady and former 2008 Democratic candidate for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton has worn many different hats and usually likes to wear a pearl or modest diamond necklace to go along with each. Some people tuned into the election coverage may remember that when asked a light hearted question during last year's UNLV presidential debate about whether she prefers diamonds or pearls, she jokingly replied "I want both". Hillary is also known to be a big fan of turquoise jewelry, and when she's not in the spot light she'll usually opt for a simple gold necklace. Firenze Jewels believes that the jewelry Mrs. Clinton chooses to wear is very much like her famous trademark pantsuits, it shows that she's confident, enjoys attention and likes to be in control.

Cindy McCain
Philanthropist, chairwoman of Hensley & Co, and potential First Lady, Cindy McCain has always been a fan of chunky beaded or pearl necklaces and/or earrings. In fact, her philosophy seems to be "the chunkier the better". Cindy's traditional demeanor has often been compared to that of Nancy Reagan's, but her overall fashion style as the wife of a Republican presidential candidate is anything but. On her husband's campaign trail she's been seen wearing sharp red leather and copper toned jackets with bold jewelry to match. The clothing and jewelry styles that she wears are traditional but the fabrics and colors that she chooses are not. Firenze Jewels believes that Mrs. McCain's choice in jewelry and sense of fashion shows that although she chooses to play the role of a traditional Republican First Lady if her husband were elected, she certainly does not think like one.

Michelle Obama
American lawyer, Princeton University & Harvard Law School graduate and potential First Lady, Michelle Obama has been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy for her taste in beaded necklaces and she's even drawn comparisons to Barbra Bush for her fondness over bold "pearl-like" white necklaces. Michelle has made several appearances on various best dressed lists for her sense of style. Her use of jewelry is very distinct. When wearing a contemporary outfit, she'll usually compliment it with a more conservative looking jewelry piece and when dressed a little more conservative, she will wear something along the lines of a long beaded necklace, a sparkling brooch or other form of jewelry that adds flair and drama to her overall style. Firenze Jewels believes that Mrs. Obama's selection of jewelry and the way she employs it with her outfit, shows that she is very down to earth and comfortable with who she is.

Sarah Palin
Current Governor of Alaska, former mayor of Wasilla, and current potential Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket, Sarah Palin has a flair for small gold nugget earrings and stretch bracelets. Many times, she's been seen wearing a pair of gold earrings that look to be the shape of Alaska. Her trademark rimless glasses and flashy power suits have become her bold signature look, so Sarah usually keeps her jewelry to a minimum. If she does wear a necklace or chain of some sort, it's usually a simple chain made of gold or modest sized beads. Firenze Jewels believes that Mrs. Palin's choice of jewelry and overall style shows that she takes pride in roots as well as her work and achievements.

For readers who would like to learn more about Firenze Jewels' vast collection of diamond necklaces, rings, earrings and other jewelry in precious metals and stones please visit http://www.firenzejewels.com . For interested shoppers who want a sneak peek at Firenze Jewels' latest designer jewelry pieces before they're added to their showroom for public display, visit them on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/FirenzeJewels .

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GABRIELLE GUZMAN
Firenze Jewels
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