With Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated The Great Gatsby opening next Friday, we can’t help but be fascinated by the sheer theatrically of it all (but would you expect anything less from Luhrmann?). The costumes, the set designs and the jewelry (oh, the jewelry!). In fact, that’s all we can really think and talk about these days. Cuffs up to our elbows, piles of statement necklaces and the most elegant of headpieces that seem perfectly acceptable for every day wear (Oscar PR Girl surely agrees). So to feed our insatiable appetite for all things glittery, we’ve been thumbing through one of Assouline‘s newest release: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry. We think another golden age beauty said it best when she spoke the words: “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” Elizabeth Taylor could have very well been speaking of Gatsby, although we suppose she had other gems on her mind.