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May 2, 2010 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Lately, celebrities have been launching their own jewelry lines faster than you can say "B-list baubles." And even though stars drape themselves in millions of dollars worth of fine diamonds when they walk the red carpet, when it's time to get down to business, they are more likely to go the bargain route. Here's a cheat sheet on the newest lines. The line: Grayce by Molly Sims The look: '60s sex kitten The stats: Model-turned-actress-turned-designer Sims launches her jewelry line after success selling at HSN. Inspired by vintage jewelry scored at estate sales, the collection is priced from $75 to $250 online at graycebymollysims.
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September 18, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Come October, a new generation of young lovers will bring “Romeo and Juliet” to the big screen in Julian Fellowes' adaptation of the Shakespeare classic. This time the young couple will be played by Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, with a cast including Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Stellan Skarsgard as the Prince of Verona and Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet. The film, directed by Carlo Carlei and set to open in the U.S. on Oct. 11, is the first offering from Swarovski Entertainment, a new venture by the jewelry company whose principals figured that since Swarovski jewelry is often used in films, the company might as well get into film production.
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October 18, 2012 | By Lisa Boone
As a designer of custom jewelry, Amanda Keidan sometimes takes delicate vintage pieces and reworks them into intricately sculptured, modern collections. The same could be said for her sunny, art-filled Venice home, where gold accents blend with sparkling glass, and vintage barrel chairs share the living room floor with new Ikea ottomans and a cool lamp bought off the flash sales site Gilt . “Everything is very specific,” Keidan said of her decorating style. “I want your eye to look at something.
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December 22, 2013 | By Janet Kinosian
It's obvious when meeting designer Sage Machado for the first time that she is a force of nature. The multihyphenate clothing designer-perfumer-artist-entrepreneur closed her Los Angeles boutique of 20 years (whose customers included Julia Roberts, Madonna, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Alba) in April to focus on jewelry design, lifestyle consulting and "gem therapy. " Machado says she's been consulting with and making custom "healing jewelry" for clients for several years.
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November 10, 1997
Burglars lowered themselves through an air vent into a jewelry store early Sunday and stole an undisclosed amount of merchandise, police said. Police responded to the store alarm at 2 a.m. at Valley Jewelry in the 14500 block of Nordhoff St., said LAPD spokesman Don Cox. No suspects were in custody.
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April 24, 2013 | By Alice Short
Most of us are collectors, whether we display our obsessions in the workplace or hide them in their original boxes at home. We devote hours to researching and buying wine and designer bags, comic books and antique buttons, action figures and shoes. Neil Zevnik is a slave to costume jewelry. Zevnik has been an actor, a personal chef (his client list has included Liz Taylor and Pierce Brosnan) and a marine mammal rescuer, but it's his 21-year-old hobby that has turned into an obsession.
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September 12, 2010 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Pop stars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Momsen wear rosary necklaces, sometimes four at a time over a slinky corset dress or vintage rock T-shirt. "Eat Pray Love," whose protagonist travels to India in search of enlightenment, has spawned a collection of charms, rings and bracelets. And the reality-bending Kardashian sisters are designing jewelry based on Armenian religious icons. It's official: The practice of incorporating religious or spiritual symbols in jewelry has become ubiquitous among smaller niche designers as well as more commercial, mass brands.
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July 17, 1987 | Associated Press
Thieves stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry, including and gold watch and jeweled necklaces and bracelets, from the Italian villa of the Netherlands' former queen, Juliana, royal family spokesman Fred Loertzer said today. The theft occurred Sunday, a day after Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard, arrived at the villa near Porto Ercole on Italy's northern Mediterranean coast for their annual vacation. It was kept secret for five days "in connection with the investigation," Loertzer said.
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May 31, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Did ancient Egyptians prize meteorites so much that they turned them into jewelry? A new study of a 5,000-year-old iron bead hints that the rocky fragments that fell from the sky may have held a special place in the ancient civilization. The findings published in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science center around one of the small, tube-shaped beads pulled from tombs in the Gerzeh cemetery on the Nile's western bank, dating from 3600 BC to 3350 BC. Researchers have long wondered whether the metal in the iron beads had alien origins.
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November 24, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
On the 10th anniversary of the year that Gabriela Artigas designed her first piece of jewelry - a cuff bracelet fashioned out of a boldly colored acrylic toothbrush, minus the bristles, which she purchased at the supermarket while studying fabric design in her hometown of Mexico City - the local brand has opened its first stand-alone studio in West Hollywood. Chelsea Handler, Carey Mulligan, Emma Roberts and Tyra Banks are just a few star fans of the label, which is designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles.
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