Cover Kane Lim and Heart Evangelista on ‘Bling Empire’ season 3 (Photo: Netflix)

We spotlight the best jewellery pieces spotted on the Netflix series, including a special sparkler from Heart Evangelista and Madonna’s diamond tiara

It wouldn’t be Bling Empire without a dose of, well, bling, and the third season of the Netflix series certainly delivered a fair amount of sparkle.

If Jaime Xie and Christine Chiu stole the show with their daring fashion ensembles this season, then Singapore-born millionaire Kane Lim held the spotlight with his impressive collection of jewellery pieces, including tiaras, rings and necklaces. Below, we list the most dazzling moments that caught our attention.

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Heart Evangelista offers a gift to Kane Lim

There were plenty of cameos this season (can you believe the Chius and Mila Kunis are neighbours?) but a highlight was when Lim and Kelly Mi Li threw a dinner party for their friend, Heart Evangelista. To show her gratitude, the Filipino actress and style icon handed Lim a red box, likely from Cartier, which led Lim to remark that he can’t accept it because “it’s expensive”. But he does, and we get a peek of its contents: a diamond tennis necklace. For an idea of how much Evangelista spent for this little token, look to the similar Reflection de Cartier necklace. The pavé white gold design comes with a price tag of SG$237,000.

Kane Lim wears Madonna’s wedding tiara

Oh, the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. While hanging out with Kelly Mi Li, Kane Lim casually tries on a diamond-embellished tiara. That would have been a jaw-dropping moment on its own, but as Li emphasises, it’s not just any tiara; it’s the same one that pop icon Madonna wore to her wedding with Guy Ritchie in 2000. Known simply as the Madonna tiara, the dazzling coronet was originally crafted in 1910 for an English noble family, but the singer had made it her crown when she spotted it as the Asprey & Garrard boutique in London. Evidently fit for royalty, the tiara features 765 rose-cut diamonds weighing 78 carats, and another two bigger diamonds with weighing a total of 2.5 carats. While Madonna had purchased it for US$250,000, it’s now said to be valued at several million dollars.

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Kane Lim shows off his emerald

How does one accessorise for a night out of rollerskating with friends? If you ask Kane Lim, you slip on your favourite diamond-paved Cartier Love bracelets and a dazzling ring set with an emerald. The gemstone was sizeable enough to catch the eye of Mimi Morris, Bling Empire’s wealthiest cast member.

Kane Lim blings up for brunch

When Kane Lim broke the news to Kevin Kreider about his Fenty campaign, we were too distracted by his jewels to notice the drama. Besides his signature Cartier Love bracelet, Lim also wore another gleaming link bracelet crafted from white, yellow and rose gold, as well as what appears to be a Clash de Cartier ring in rose gold. Our favourite piece, however, was the statement ring he wore that covered almost a third of his ring finger in glittering diamonds.

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