| Mar 28, 2006
Imagine wearing a $1-million rendition of Walt Disney Hall on your lapel? That was Frank Gehry's first thought about designing jewelry several years ago, when he proposed a brooch, covered in diamonds, to raise money for the building project.
| Nov 2, 2006
ON the second Sunday of each month, Peggy Caffey, chairwoman of the collectibles department at the College for Appraisers in Cypress, heads for the Rose Bowl Flea Market and joins the team offering free assessments of shoppers' discoveries, sorting the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:00 PM
A former executive with Tiffany & Co. has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for stealing jewelry worth $2.1 million from her employer and selling it.
Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, who worked 25 years at Tiffany and became its vice president of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, "My wife 1909." I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it?
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Four-stone knuckle rings that sparkle across four fingers; body chains and finger bracelets studded with diamond bezels; ruby teardrop ear cuffs, pyramid-shaped ear jackets and pave ear bands — the more the merrier.
Layered is the look in...
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| Oct 26, 2008
Catherine Malandrino wants you to feel at home. The French-born designer, known for her feminine, ultra-wearable designs, has opened a 6,000-square-foot boutique on La Cienega Boulevard that evokes the look and feel of a breezy California manse....
| Dec 14, 2008
Like so many other shoppers this holiday season, Satellite and Bosco had difficulty navigating the crowded cobblestone walkway at the Grove last weekend. An obstacle course of fast-moving feet and low-slung shopping bags, the bustling mall was a challenge...
| Nov 30, 2008
Think snow-globally, shop locally. But don't wander the malls aimlessly! You need a plan. Here, we break down four prime shopping districts for holiday gift givers, be they happy or harried.
Shopping Beverly Hills is not for the faint of foot. Sure,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: How do I go about selling an over 100-year-old Tiffany regulator mantle clock? It has six Baccarat crystal columns and has been appraised twice for between $20,000-$40,000. It works perfectly.
A: Our reader adds that the clock stands 17 in. tall x...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: What can tell us about our cake platter inscribed Tiffany and Co? How can we sell it for more than just the weight of the silver?
A: Seen in images sent, the piece is an attractive round silver cake plate with pedestal base, decoratively pierced and...