New York, Mar 5 (ANI): American actress Jennifer Lopez is said to have kept 50,000 dollars worth of diamonds that she had borrowed from Robert Mouawad to wear at the launch of Andrea Lieberman's fashion line, ALC.
The event, which took place at Barneys in Beverly Hills last week, also saw Gwen Stefani, Leah Remini and Ellen Pompeo wearing borrowed jewellery from the Swiss jeweller.
While they returned the baubles, Lopez decided to hang on to them.
"We received a call from [her manager] Benny Medina, informing us that Jennifer was going to keep the jewellery," the New York Post quoted an insider as saying.
"As far as Mr. Mouawad is concerned, Jennifer can have whatever she wants, but a premature demand seemed presumptuous," the insider added.
But it seems that the designer were not offended despite Lopez retaining the jewellery.
"Mr. Mouawad is the Swiss billionaire who purchased the 60-carat flawless Mondera Diamond for 50 million dollars," a source said.
"He will lose no sleep over 50,000 dollars, and frankly, Jennifer's endorsement is priceless," the source stated.
When Lopez's manager, Medina, was contacted in Santiago, Chile, he revealed that in return for hosting the show for her friend, the actress would be given the entire collection of jewellery and clothes.
"There was no demand whatsoever. There was an offer. It was very clear," he said.
"She was the only celebrity whose name was on the invite. She would have done it for nothing.
"But this was how it was presented. It was quite a generous offer," he added. (ANI)