| Feb 3, 2008
Buying jewelry has never been a mystery to me. Someone in my family has always known someone in the industry who has been able to guarantee a good price, excellent advice and plenty of hand-holding.
When I was growing up outside of Chicago, my parents...
| Dec 7, 2008
Reporting from Monterrey, Mexico -- In the seconds before the gunmen burst into the tiny Lozano Garza jewelry store in this city's downtown, three shoppers browsed the display cases.
An unarmed security guard sat by the door.
Then three men with assault...
| Dec 14, 2008
After the deep and ashen color palette of fall clothing, a surge of hard-candy hues is exploding into holiday jewelry. It's bright, brilliant and dripping with fun and a sense of possibility.
FOR THE RECORD:
Bracelet price: In...
| Dec 16, 2008
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It's only a block long near the heart of New York's theater district, but most diamonds imported into the United States find a brief home on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. This is where they're acquired, brokered, exchanged, cut into sparkling...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Dec 5, 2010
British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones.
Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...
| Jan 1, 2011
Silver Lake resident Charles Scott bypassed the malls and the jewelry district in downtown Los Angeles in shopping for an engagement ring. Searching for something out of the ordinary, he surfed onto Etsy and started clicking through photos of...
| Dec 19, 2010
Nordstrom has been hearing wedding bells for years, doing brisk business in wedding gowns, tuxedos and accessories for the "big day."
But now, the Seattle-based retailer is fine-tuning its nuptial offerings with the Wedding Suite, a new in-store bridal...
| Oct 24, 2010
Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier. Jewelry boutiques on Rodeo Drive tend to be of the big-brand, high-wattage variety. But the tony shopping row is now home to one of the industry's more irreverent players — Solange Azagury-Partridge....
| Mar 27, 2011
When shopping for an engagement or wedding ring, there is an art to choosing the highest quality gems.
With a treasure trove of diamonds and gemstones available and so many options to consider, couples can speed up the process by familiarizing...
| Jan 15, 2012
It comes by Brink's truck and is hand-delivered by security guards. It is served up on silver platters and in lighted glass vitrines at chi-chi cocktail parties. The finest jewelry in the world is in Hollywood during the weeks leading up to the Golden...