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February 4, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luminaires' (of the Doheny Eye Institute) eyes were flashing over jewels this week at their luncheon in the Garden Room of the Bel Air Hotel. Event chairman Dee Maechling of San Marino, at the suggestion of president Cynthia Yost, brought in Mary Murphy Hammid, director of Christie's Jewelry Department, West Coast, to present "Great Moments in Jewelry History." Luminaires will be staging its own great moments April 26 at Doheny Mansion when it presents "A Decade of Thank-Yous."
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March 30, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Accessories should never be dismissed as merely decorative. "Jewelry is a miniaturized version of the great arts, of a period's signature architectural elements," says Joanne Lyman, head of jewelry reproduction for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's retail operations, which includes a satellite store in South Coast Plaza. "It gives you insights to the technological ability of a civilization. Jewelry gives you clues to how people lived."
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March 30, 1995 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Accessories should never be dismissed as merely decorative. "Jewelry is a miniaturized version of the great arts, of a period's signature architectural elements," says Joanne Lyman, head of jewelry reproduction for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's retail operations, which includes a satellite store in South Coast Plaza. "It gives you insights to the technological ability of a civilization. Jewelry gives you clues to how people lived."
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February 4, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luminaires' (of the Doheny Eye Institute) eyes were flashing over jewels this week at their luncheon in the Garden Room of the Bel Air Hotel. Event chairman Dee Maechling of San Marino, at the suggestion of president Cynthia Yost, brought in Mary Murphy Hammid, director of Christie's Jewelry Department, West Coast, to present "Great Moments in Jewelry History." Luminaires will be staging its own great moments April 26 at Doheny Mansion when it presents "A Decade of Thank-Yous."
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July 12, 2000 | JANET KINOSIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Looking at jewelry designer Cynthia Bach, who is perched in black sweatpants and a well-worn white T-shirt on her 18th century Napoleonic throne, understatement and overstatement become one. Her studio is absolutely unremarkable--an unglitzy Culver City storefront.
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June 23, 1996 | JILL KNIGHT WEINBERGER, Weinberger is a freelance writer who lives in New Britain, Conn
Eleven years ago, when the American dollar was strong and the Portuguese escudo was one of Western Europe's weakest currencies, I bought my first piece of handcrafted gold jewelry from one of Lisbon's myriad ourivesarias, or gold shops. It was a small pin in the shape of a bow, fashioned from a fine gold mesh and brightened by a row of tiny turquoise beads.
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