Debra Messing won’t even allow women to theoretically borrow her jewelry

Debra Messing at arrivals for Town & Cou...

Back in the day, I remember reading an interview with Debra Messing where she talked a lot about jewelry, and how she spent a chunk of her then-OG Will & Grace paychecks on great pieces of jewelry, often vintage. Her father was in the costume jewelry business, and he apparently taught her a lot about… everything involving jewels, cut, clarity, settings, etc. My guess is that over the course of her career, Debra has amassed a spectacular collection of mostly vintage/estate pieces. And no, she’s not going to let any bish off the street come in and try to borrow any of it.

Here’s a bonus to marrying Debra Messing’s son: You might get your hands on her jewelry. At Town & Country’s Jewelry Awards with Saks Fifth Avenue on Monday, Messing told us that her bauble box includes 5-carat diamond earrings from the 1880s that she bought from Fred Leighton.

But when we asked the “Will & Grace” star if she’d loan her jewelry to her son’s (theoretical) girlfriend, she said the woman would have to be an official part of the family first.

“If my son’s girlfriend ever wanted to wear my jewelry, I’d just say no. Even if it’s prom: No,” she told us at L’Avenue at Saks. “If he’s marrying the girl, then that’s different. But let’s start with borrowing and then once the ring is on the finger and we know she’s family, of course I’ll be happy to give a few pieces away.”

[From Page Six]

Honestly, same. I don’t have anywhere near the collection as Debra, but I would never lend that sh-t out to anyone other than family. And even then, I would still find an excuse to say no. “Oh, sorry, you can’t borrow this necklace because you’re on your period and that’s bad luck, sorry I don’t make the rules.” I just enjoy how matter-of-fact Debra is about this, even in a theoretical situation. “Could you see yourself ever possibly lending out your jewelry to a theoretical woman for a special occasion?” “Nope.”

Debra Messing at arrivals for Town & Cou...

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  1. The Recluse says:

    Her collection must be interesting.

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I agree with her. Why would you lend your expensive jewelry (with huge insurance premiums I’m guessing) to some random chick your son is dating? That’s a hard NO.

  3. Chisom Nri-ezedi says:

    … Don’t you mean “lend her money”

  4. Spicecake38 says:

    I have a very small jewelry collection,most everything is from my husband to me,or some inherited pieces.
    I would not loan it to anyone other than my daughter,and since she’s 17 I would be a little worried,butso would she;as she gets older-anything.
    I once loaned gorgeous cushion cut blue topaz studs for a relative to wear to a wedding,she lost them when she took them out because they hurt her ears(I believe her),but no more…

  5. Lulu says:

    I lent two rings to a close friend for a work gala and she lost one. I refuse to lend her ANYTHING. It would have been okay if she offered to replace it or give me money or something (I would have turned her down, it was irreplaceable) but she acted so indifferent and never even apologised.

  6. Michelle says:

    Why does she & other celebs broadcast the jewelry they’ve amounted? Thieves will have a field day.

  7. Lady Luna says:

    I have a lot of nice rings and my sister is constantly asking to borrow them, I always say no. Once in a while I do though, but I wouldn’t let anyone else borrow them.

  8. holly hobby says:

    Nope I would not loan out anything of value. If I had to give something it would be a present to my son’s wife (of course if the marriage ended I want that back). I have several antique pieces that my grandma gave me. The quality and craftsmanship isn’t something you can find now. Now do you really think I’d lend that out? This isn’t a book!