Meet the person behind Clintons' jewellery at Chelsea's wedding

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Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Newly wed daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, Chelsea's wedding had a strong Washington connection in the jewellery department- Ann Hand.

Hand and her eponymous Palisades store were behind the exquisite accessories that decorated the neck of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the ears of her mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham at Chelsea's wedding in Rhinebeck.

The custom-made, three-strand pink Swarovski crystal necklace and matching drop earrings accentuated the mother of the bride's pink Oscar de la Renta gown.

But it was hardly the first time Clinton had called on Hand for help in the bling department.

"We first met when Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas and we started to see them in Washington socially and formed a nice, easy relationship," the Politico quoted Hand as telling about her husband, former U.S. Chief of Protocol Lloyd Hand's friendship with the couple.

Hillary Clinton became one of Hand's first clients after moving to the White House- the first piece Hand created for Hillary was the store's now-famous "Liberty Eagle" pin, which features a gold eagle adorned with a pearl.

Hand was Hillary's go-to jewelry designer during the 2008 presidential campaign- Clinton frequently asked for multi-strand necklaces to fill-out the necklines of her famous pantsuits.

"She really likes to soften the look of a business suit, so I often make something in different colors to coordinate with those types of outfits," said Hand.

Even though Hand has been dealing with politicos and celebrities for years, she said that the Clinton wedding was a truly unique event. (ANI)

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