If you follow the auction market, you know that fancy-colored diamonds are the stones of the moment. Only one in every 10,000 gem-quality diamonds is colored, but the stream of press releases that have been generated by Christie's and Sotheby's...
It's that time of year again when retailers get ready for the big holiday rush. The orders have been placed. The new merchandise is coming in. The holiday wrapping paper and bows are set, and you're ready to go. You...
Do men need help in the shopping department? A few new Web sites seem to suggest as much. Groomgroove.com, an engagement and wedding Web site for men, tells a groom-to-be how to buy an engagement ring, propose with class and...
One of the most popular Chinese zodiac legends describes how Buddha invited animals to participate in a race in which the first 12 to cross the river would win a coveted position on the Chinese zodiac calendar. According to legend,...
Since retiring from her run as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and tying the knot with Freddie Prinze Junior, Sarah Michelle Gellar has kept it relatively quiet on the Hollywood scene. So when this photo of the former teen star at...
It was a warm, autumn morning in New York City when I got out of the taxi in front of Christie's auction house at Rockefeller Center. Gil, who has been opening the Christie's doors for the past 30 years, was...
Forget the patch. Jewelry just might be the newest way to combat addictions—at least visually—as more and more designers are creating pieces based on various chemical substances and alcohol. Dopamine Jewelry is one such example. Los Angeles-based jewelry designer and...
I immerse myself in the unusual, be it golfing in Malibu, Calif., without knowing how, paragliding despite a fear of heights or joining a parade in Amsterdam to preserve old homes. (Of course, I usually drag my best friend Cathy...
Since rocketing to fame as groupie-with-a-heart-of-gold Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous, Kate Hudson and her bohemian-California-girl style has become weekly play in the pages of the celebrity gossip rags and emulated by hoards of teens trying for a...
On a sunny afternoon in New York City's Greenwich Village, a penthouse photography studio on Bethune Street displayed hundreds of gemstones. I'm not Blackbeard, but this certainly felt like finding a treasure alcove—but possibly better—since I only had to travel...
When it comes to jewelry designs that draw my eye—and my checkbook—I tend to have a penchant for bold '20s designs that evoke the Art Deco era. My prized possession is a Florida flea market find: a gold open-link double-chain...
Coming from California, I'm used to even the fanciest stores maintaining a laid-back feel, and now that I live in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, I find the stores have a similar quality. But when I head to Manhattan's Upper...
At 25, I can't help but feel just slightly offended when someone I encounter learns of my age and responds, "What? But you look like you're about 18!" I figure someday I'll thank my parents for passing on their youthful...
Actress Maggie Grace, best known for her turn as Shannon on the ABC show Lost, hits Swiss watch brand Parmigiani's after-party for the Los Angeles premiere of The Jane Austen Book Club. In the film, Grace plays an impetuous 20-year-old...
Like knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, designers relentlessly try to get celebrities to wear their designs, but much like the Holy Grail, the mission can be impossible. Jewelry designer Ryan Ryan proved it can be done, however:...
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