November 15, 2013 |
"Will trade diamond wedding ring for Chiefs vs Broncos Tickets. " So the Craigslist ad read. And while it won't be a win-win situation when the white-hot Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos meet Dec. 1, it will be for one Kansas woman who offered to trade her wedding ring set for tickets to the game, and for the man in love who took her up on the deal. The Overland Park, Kan., woman, who has remained anonymous, posted a notice on Craigslist last week offering to trade her rings, initially valued at $3,100, for four club-level tickets to the game, according to the Kansas City Star . On Thursday, a deal was finalized with one Rusty Jones, who's been a season-ticket holder for 20 years.
November 9, 2013 |
Hawthorn House Bed & Breakfast, in Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland, is a lovely stop on a journey around the Ring of Kerry. Small and welcoming, all rooms are en suite and kept beautifully by hosts Noel and Mary O'Brien. Breakfasts are excellent, served in the cheery, sunny dining room. Kenmare itself is a treasure to be explored. Rooms from about $55 per person, double occupancy. Hawthorn House Bed & Breakfast, Shelbourne Street, Kenmare; http://www.hawthornhousekenmare.com Susan Goff Monrovia
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November 6, 2013 |
An attorney for Doris Payne -- the 83-year-old notorious jewelry thief now facing charges in Riverside County -- said evidence should be the focus of his client's latest case, rather than her history. Payne pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count each of second-degree burglary and grand theft amid allegations that she stole a $22,500 diamond-encrusted ring from a Palm Desert jewelry store. One of her attorneys, Guadalupe Valencia -- who represented Payne in a 2011 San Diego County case -- told The Times that onlookers should "hold judgment" on the octogenarian.
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November 5, 2013 |
Doris Payne, the 83-year-old woman with a decades-long history of jewel thievery, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from her latest case in Riverside County. Payne, whose capers stretched across the globe and inspired a documentary, pleaded not guilty to one count each of second-degree burglary and grand theft, Riverside County district attorney's spokesman John Hall said. A settlement conference was scheduled for Nov. 20 in Indio, he added. Payne was arrested last week after she allegedly stole a $22,500 diamond-encrusted ring from a jewelry store on El Paseo, Palm Desert's luxurious row of shops.
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October 31, 2013 |
PALM DESERT - Doris Payne - demure, elegant and 83 - is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn't use muscle and she doesn't rely on guns. Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has leaned on charming misdirection to steal pricey jewelry from unsuspecting merchants all over the globe. Her most recent alleged theft found her on El Paseo, the luxurious row of shops in Palm Desert. Jeweler Raju Mehta thought she fit right in with his customers.
October 28, 2013 |
R&B singer Ciara and music producer Future are getting married! The musically inclined couple got engaged over the weekend with the producer popping the question accompanied by, oh, just a little ol' 15-carat engagement ring on her 28th birthday. "Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver," the "Get Up" singer tweeted Sunday, adding , "If I'm Dreaming I Don't Want To Wake Up..Aaaaaahhh!!!:)" PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Future, 29, real name Nayvadius Wilburn, surprised Ciara with the ring on her birthday weekend when they were in New York City, the couple's rep told People.
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October 27, 2013 |
Costa Mesa police helped take down an international fraud ring that stole millions of dollars by selling nonexistent cars and other high-priced items, the department announced Friday. An organized crime syndicate run by a Romanian national orchestrated the elaborate online schemes, according to an indictment filed in a New York federal court and unsealed Thursday. Syndicate members flooded websites such as Cars.com, EBay and AutoTrader.com with ads that lured victims into paying for things that didn't actually exist, usually making $10,000 to $45,000 per sale, according to the indictment.
October 23, 2013 |
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially engaged and Kardashian has a 15-carat diamond to prove it. [Los Angeles Times] Elle has drawn some flak for wrapping zaftig actress Melissa McCarthy in a bulky coat on one of the four alternate covers of its November Women in Hollywood issue. But McCarthy, who looks beautifully glamorous in the shot, told E! she is the one who wanted to wear the Marina Rinaldi coat because she lives in California and was sick of summer. [E!] McCarthy was honored at Elle's annual Women in Hollywood party in Beverly Hills on Monday along with Marion Cotillard, Nancy Meyers, Shailene Woodley, Naomie Harris, Reese Witherspoon and Eva Marie Saint.
October 22, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from Kanye West is a whopping 15 carats, but that seemingly pales in comparison to the reality star's impressive engagement ring from ex-husband Kris Humphries. The "Yeezus" rapper popped the question to the reality star Monday - her 33rd birthday - at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the help of a 50-piece orchestra, family, friends and the glowing 15-carat diamond engagement ring. "Last night was truly magical!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world!"
October 21, 2013 |
Most people think of cameos as formal and sentimental; something sweet and Victorian, pinned to a high-collar lace shirt or carved with a dowager portrait. But today's cameos are anything but sweet and sentimental. Traditionally carved from shells or stones, cameos have been in the jewelry lexicon for centuries. In the 21st century, they are playful, colorful, with sly bold images, making for an intriguing high-fashion mix of old and new. "Reinvention, rebirth, unexpected, traditionally punk," is how Amedeo Scognamiglio, a fifth generation southern Italian cameo maker, describes this new world of cameo modern.