From "Top Chef" to Top Designer: Padma Lakshmi Launches Jewelry Line

05/04/2009 at 12:14 PM ET

courtesy of Padma Lakshmi

Last season of Top Chef, we found ourselves drooling over host Padma Lakshmi’s jewelry as much as the delectable dishes the contestants were sending out — and it turns out that they were a sneak preview of her own jewelry line! Officially launched on Friday, the fine jewelry line is being sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and will retail from $300-$6,000 for cuffs, necklaces, rings and earrings. And if link between jewelry and food isn’t obvious at first, look closer at the collection. The shapes are inspired by things like seeds and pods, such as cardamom, lentils, and cloves, as well as by her Indian heritage. Padma tells PEOPLE.com that the decision was obvious for her. “For me, whether its food or fashion, it’s about taste; about curating the best of what I’ve hunted and gathered from around the world to create something beautiful for the senses.” See the full collection at padmalakshmi.com.

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Pretty but too pricey.

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