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September 2, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
With sapphires and opals, lapis and aquamarines, emeralds and jade, this crop of jewels calls to mind visions of the globe, an earthly paradise of blues and greens. For Louis Vuitton's Escale à Paris collection, artistic director Lorenz Baumer drew on aerial views of the City of Light, as seen in the orderly geometry of the tanzanite, tsavorites and diamond Orangerie des Tuileries brooch. Meanwhile, from Harry Winston's New York collection, the diamond and sapphire River bracelet was inspired by the Hudson River.
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BUSINESS
February 19, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Signet Jewelers Ltd., a giant in the retail jewelry business, has agreed to acquire Zale Corp. in a deal the companies valued at $1.4 billion. Signet, which operates more than 1,400 Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry stores, will add Zale's 1,680 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to its portfolio. Zale chief Theo Killion will continue to run the company after the acquisition, Signet Chief Executive Mike Barnes said. He will report directly to Barnes.
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NEWS
June 28, 1985
We at Metropolitan Theatres were delighted to read Marilyn Oliver's article on Golden Era theaters ("10 Movie Theaters That Exemplify an Opulent Architectural Tradition," June 6) especially--and selfishly--since the Million Dollar, Los Angeles, Orpheum, United Artists and Arlington are among the proudest jewels in the Metropolitan circuit. Sherrill C. Corwin, who died in 1980, is credited with acquisition of most of these Golden Era theaters, and for holding on to them during the 1950s, a perilous decade for big downtown movie houses in many of the nation's large cities.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomber. According to Deadline Hollywood , Fox has acquired the rights to Marie Brenner's article and will develop it for Hill to portray Jewell, a security guard who was initially hailed as a hero after discovering a backpack bomb and helping to evacuate bystanders.
TRAVEL
September 9, 2007
The focus on Lake George, N.Y. ["East, for Eden," Sept. 2], was a great reminder of our family's wonderful 15 years on the shore near Hague. Swimming and sailing in the summer and skiing in the winter provided a blessed retreat when we lived in upstate New York, then in New Jersey. That area is a little-known jewel worth visiting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1985
A Bullock's department store in Santa Ana was robbed of $200,000 in jewels Wednesday by three men who smashed a glass display case with sledgehammers. Santa Ana Police Sgt. Bob Jordan said the three men entered the store at 2800 N. Main Street about 10:25 a.m. One of them held a gun on a store clerk, while the other two smashed a glass display case, grabbed the jewelry and put it in a bag. The three were last seen running north on Main Street, Jordan said.
NEWS
December 2, 1995 | Associated Press
A man says he accidentally donated a fake Campbell's soup can full of jewels to a food drive last month and has been unable to recover it since noticing his mistake. Tom Cummins wouldn't estimate the value of the jewels but said the can was filled with irreplaceable items. He is offering a $2,500 reward. Cummins said he reported the mistake to police, but they said they couldn't help because no crime was committed.
NEWS
April 13, 1991 | Associated Press
Five smartly dressed bandits forced employees to open two safes in a Cartier jewelry shop Friday, then took one of the workers hostage and fled with gems worth $4.1 million, police said. The hostage, who was hustled into a waiting car, was released unharmed after a brief drive through the heavily trafficked center of Italy's fashion and financial capital, police said. The bandits, all dressed in suits and ties, then sped away.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
It was supposed to be the wedding of the decade -- the one that would rival Princess Diana's as a fashion fairy tale for the ages. When Trista Rehn married her "Bachelorette" fiance Ryan Sutter, every designer, colorist, manicurist and jeweler from Hollywood to Hoboken wanted a piece of the action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1994 | JEANNETTE REGALADO and CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two robbers, who may have followed a jewelry broker from a downtown Los Angeles jewel market, broke into a Tarzana home and made off five minutes later with $500,000 in cut diamonds and sapphires, police reported Tuesday.
NATIONAL
January 23, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Prosecutors say Vincent Asaro expected to get rich off the infamous heist of about $6 million in cash and jewels from a Lufthansa vault in 1978, a crime that unleashed a murderous spree by a paranoid mobster and inspired Martin Scorsese's film "Goodfellas. " He didn't. "We never got our right money," Asaro is accused of grousing to an FBI informant in an expletive-laced conversation recorded in 2011. But Asaro did get arrested and charged Thursday as the FBI unsealed an indictment detailing allegations that he planned the record-breaking heist and was involved in other crimes dating back decades, including murder, arson and illegal gambling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
A Riverside County Superior Court judge is expected to rule this week on whether the money an 83-year-old career jewel thief wants to use to post her jail bond is from a legitimate source. The hearing over Doris Payne's $65,000 bail is scheduled for Friday. A trial readiness conference was scheduled for early February. Payne, whose exploits have garnered international headlines, is charged with second-degree burglary and grand theft - she is accused of stealing a diamond-encrusted ring from a Palm Desert jewelry store in October - and has pleaded not guilty.
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December 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
A Riverside County Superior Court judge is expected to rule next week on whether the money an 83-year-old career jewel thief wants to use to post her jail bond is from a legitimate source. On Thursday, attorneys scheduled the hearing over Doris Payne 's $65,000 bail for Jan. 3. A trial readiness conference was scheduled for early February. Payne, whose exploits have grabbed international headlines, is charged with second-degree burglary and grand theft -- she is accused of stealing a diamond-encrusted ring from a Palm Desert jewelry store in October -- and has pleaded not guilty . In his decision this month to keep Payne in custody in lieu of $65,000 bail pending a hearing, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Richard A. Erwood noted that the 83-year-old had listed her occupation on court papers as "jewelry thief" -- something she had done in at least one previous arrest.
OPINION
December 15, 2013
Re "At 83, career jewel thief to stand trial once more," Dec. 12 In your article on 83-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne, you describe how she tried on a diamond ring valued at $22,500. Later, Payne took the ring to a secondhand dealer and tried to sell it for $1,000. The dealer refused after complaining about the imperfections and size and offered $800. Let me see if I have this right: The first store priced the diamond ring at $22,500, and another dealer wouldn't even pay $1,000 for it. And they have the nerve to call Payne a thief ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2013 | By Kate Mather
INDIO - Doris Payne, the 83-year-old career jewelry thief whose worldwide exploits have grabbed international headlines, was ordered to stand trial Wednesday in her most recent case in Riverside County. Payne has been charged with second-degree burglary and grand theft after allegedly stealing a diamond-encrusted ring from a Palm Desert jewelry store Oct. 21. She has pleaded not guilty. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Richard A. Erwood ordered Payne back in court Dec. 26, and denied her attorneys' request to release her from custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2013 | By Kate Mather
INDIO -- Doris Payne , the 83-year-old career jewelry thief whose worldwide exploits have grabbed international headlines, was ordered to stand trial Wednesday in her most recent case out of Riverside County. Payne has been charged with second-degree burglary and grand theft after allegedly stealing a diamond-encrusted ring from a Palm Desert jewelry store Oct. 21. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Richard A. Erwood ordered Payne back in court Dec. 26, and denied her attorneys' request to release her from custody.
NEWS
May 5, 1985 | Reuters
Egyptian police said they have foiles and attempt to smuggle $2.4 million worth of jewels into the country. The jewels were found on Egyptian passengers coming from Tokyo and a Sudanese passenger arriving from Khartoum, police said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Anna Nicole Smith's late oil-tycoon husband spent well outside his personal means to give the former Playboy playmate expensive presents, his son testified Friday. E. Pierce Marshall, 63, said his father was unable to pay for $1 million worth of Harry Winston jewels and tried unsuccessfully to pay for them with a business loan. "He said 'The jewels are just going to have to go back,' " Marshall said.
IMAGE
December 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Several new style books focus on great American jewelry design. Here we zero in on two of the stand-out volumes of the season. David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler Ruth Peltason Assouline, $85 American jewelry designer David Webb was a fixture on New York's social scene during the 1960s and '70s, beloved by Diana Vreeland, Nan Kempner, Doris Duke, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand and many other style-setters. Webb is perhaps best known for his animal bracelets, more fierce than cute, featuring lions, tigers and dragons, which were part of the ladies-who-lunch uniform of the day. But his legacy encompasses so much more, writes Ruth Peltason in "David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler.
FOOD
November 30, 2013 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic
Are we living in the golden age of the California taco? We may be - or at least it can seem as if we are when your tummy's full late on a Saturday night. Nobody finds it odd that Roy Choi, the local chef with the most international attention on him at the moment, became famous making Korean short rib tacos on a truck, nor that Walter Manzke, one of the half-dozen chefs in town capable of running a high-end French kitchen, opened the taquería Petty Cash. Wes Avila, who has cooked with Alain Ducasse, prepares diver scallops and Cook Pigs Ranch pork at his Guerrilla Tacos with the same care he took with those exalted ingredients at Le Comptoir.
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