“Evidently I’m a Lady Who Lunches,” said Brooke Shields as she took her seat at a luncheon at Barneys New York for jeweler Sevan Biçakçi on Monday. “This is all new to me.”

Nevertheless, the actress blended right in, discussing spring break and playdates with more experienced socials including Anne Grauso, Marina Rust, Helen Schifter and co-host Dr. Patricia Wexler. Between courses, guests passed around Biçakçi’s ornate and sparkling cocktail rings. “This is a dream come true for me,” said the Turkish jeweler through a translator, as he took in his well-heeled fans.

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Some of the women in attendance were equally pleased by his presence and his work. Shields doesn’t own any Sevan pieces, she said, but “I wear them. I usually have to give them back at midnight. Kicking and screaming.”

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