Forget about sentimentality and tradition.
Yvette Shirey left a jewelry store near her home in Columbia, Md. Wednesday afternoon $1,000 richer.
With a resume that includes eight years at Harry Winston and consulting gigs with Faberge and Ivanka Trump, Carol Brodie has earned her title as "Queen of Diamonds." This queen, however, also happens to know the value of a good deal.
The Duchess's 2001 Volkswagen Golf is up for auction on eBay
Signifying "mutual respect and affection," the Canadian government gives them brooch and cufflinks
How one wedding dress designer in Los Angeles wasted little time copying "that" dress to get into the shops.
The 1936 Cartier halo tiara was lent to the bride by Queen Elizabeth
Prince William will give his bride a band made of Welsh gold from the Queen
Kate Middleton, Prince William Wedding Bands
A young Kenyan lawmaker known for his flashy dressing was kicked out of parliament this week after he showed up wearing sunglasses and earrings.
Kate Middleton's engagement ring just so happens to be a hand-me-down from the late Princess Diana. It's a blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds set in white gold.
Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
William and Kate's new portraits echo shots of Charles and Diana before they got married
If last year was the holiday to buy your wife a practical gift like a crock pot or a blender, then this is the year to buy her jewelry.
The world's largest diamond hub opens in India. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports from Mumbai.
My daughter got her ears pierced a few months ago and took the earrings out for a few hours today but now can't get them back in. Could the holes be closed up already? How can we get the earrings back in without it hurting too much?
You might be forgiven if you don't place pawnshops in the vanguard of environmental sophistication. But don't sell them short. "We're the original recyclers," says Beverly Hornstein, who works in her husband Donald's pawnshop, Littman's, which has been a fixture in downtown Norfolk, Va., for 118 years.
The United States gave Iraq a bit of its long history back Thursday in the form of ancient golden earrings, an old Roman coin, a rifle emblazoned with Saddam Hussein's image and more.
One Sunday afternoon last November, Annette Webber-Townsend, 39, got to see just how golden her opportunities were. Her friend, fellow Brooklyn social worker Stacey Long, was hosting what has become the quintessential substitute for the Tupperware party in this weak, nervous economy: a gold party. A Syosset, N.Y., firm called the Gold Standard had set up shop in Long's apartment to buy gold from the women she'd invited over.
She says she didn't make a Super Bowl-based deal with boyfriend Reggie Bush
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars displayed a dazzlingly eclectic mix of gowns from beneath the shelter of umbrellas.
Returning to London, the singer shows off her sparkler from Russell Brand
Joan Hornig's jewelry comes from the heart. And 100 percent of the profits go to a charity of your choice.
As if inviting the "Real Housewives of NYC" cameras into her home wasn't revealing enough, Kelly Bensimon will be exposing herself to the world in next month's issue of Playboy, in photos shot by her ex-husband, mega-famous photographer Gilles Bensimon. But as Kelly's former personal assistant, I already feel like I've seen it all. After a year as her right hand, left hand and sometime-surrogate mother ("Kelly, that's not a dress it's a shirt"), very little can surprise me.
On the season finale of "Entourage," one of the characters, Eric, proposes to his girlfriend, Sloan, only it wasn't a romantic get-down-on-one-knee proposal, so much as it was a seemingly spur-of-the-moment declaration of his commitment to her.
The pair, who shared an intimate dinner recently, have been dating for a few weeks, PEOPLE has learned
With the price of gold as high as it's ever been, more people are rummaging through their dresser drawers, safe-deposit boxes and anywhere else they can to trade their forgotten bling for a thick wad of cash.
Egyptian jeweller to the stars, Azza Fahmy , on how beguiling Cairo inspires her designs.
For the beautiful people, Azza Fahmy may be one of the best-known names in Egypt.
The star and fiancÃ© Chris Pratt wed in a small ceremony in Bali, her rep confirms to PEOPLE
After fending off rumors of a Hawaiian wedding, Anna Faris and her actor beau Chris Pratt now can say they've tied the knot.
Trailer break-ins and story plotlines stop The Office star from wearing jewelry to work
It's a funky and fun celebration Saturday for the guitarist and Janie Liszewski
The Hills stars make it official with a traditional ceremony in California
Plus: they pick out over a million dollars worth of Neil Lane jewels for their wedding
"I had to be sneaky because Kendra's always picking up clues," says the groom-to-be
Lord & Taylor is getting a black eye from bling. Starting Thursday, Fortunoff, the 87-year-old jewelry chain, will begin liquidating its merchandise, just as it was supposed to start selling through Lord & Taylor.
Michelle Obama dazzled on the dance floor Tuesday night at the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, wearing an elegant, one-shouldered ivory gown created for her by 26-year-old designer, Jason Wu.
InStyle.com's fashion director discusses the gown Michelle Obama wore to the inauguration balls.
Under magnolia trees filled with white roses, the couple tie the knot at the Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu
Prosecutors urged a federal judge Wednesday to put alleged Ponzi scammer Bernard Madoff behind bars for trying to mail more than $1 million worth of valuable items to family members.
Anti-American sentiment in Arab nations may be at a historic high, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was the honorary recipient of more than a quarter of a million dollars in jewelry from an Arab leader over the past year.
So you're finally ready to settle down and make that marriage proposal? There's no better time to do it than engagement season, which, lucky for you, is now! Get inspired by these uber-romantic celebrity proposals.
NFL quarterback Romo breaks his right little finger while Simpson denies they bought an engagement ring
The Bingham Canyon open-pit mine is the biggest hole dug by man anywhere in the world - about 2 1/2 miles long and nearly a mile deep, according to its owner, Kennecott Utah Copper. Miners have been digging copper, silver, and gold out of Bingham Canyon, just outside Salt Lake City, since 1906. These days huge trucks that cost up to $3 million each work around the clock, hauling about 450,000 tons of dirt out of the earth each day. More than 99% is waste. But by expending vast amounts of energy - the mine operates its own coal-fired power plant - Kennecott is able to extract an average of about 795 tons of copper, 12,000 troy ounces of silver, and 1,400 ounces of gold a day.
Brett Ratner drops obvious hints that the angst-ridden track was inspired by Cyrus's ex
At London Fashion Week, all eyes are usually on the clothes.
Researchers have discovered the oldest piece of gold jewelry ever found in the Americas, an academic journal reported Tuesday.
She gets a new rock from fiancé Casey Aldridge, sources tell PEOPLE
She hopes her revealing cover for the AARP Magazine will inspire a leaner, lighter approach to aging
Britney Spears marked a relatively quiet President's Day weekend, with her Saturday spent in the company of her father and her assistant Brett inside her Beverly Hills home.
You've been staring at the computer for hours. You've worked late all week and have in-laws coming this weekend. You have a raging case of PMS. Eyestrain, stress, and hormonal shifts are fairly common causes of headaches, which afflict 45 million Americans (most of them women).
Celeste was engaged for 14 months -- two months longer than the jewelry store's return policy -- when she and her ex-fiance Chris agreed to end their engagement. She tried to return the ring to Chris, but he refused, saying it was a gift. Unable to return the ring to the jeweler, she set out to sell it.
A few years back, when I was working as part of an archaeological mission in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, I unearthed a slab of white limestone covered in ancient paint smears. More of that later. First, however, I should tell you about the 3,000 year-old gold jewelry.
Model and Paris Hilton party pal Caroline D'Amore will soon be taking her trademark catwalk strut down the aisle: She tells PEOPLE she's engaged to filmmaker Matthew Ross.
Fireworks lit up the French sky as newlyweds Eva Longoria and Tony Parker partied into the early hours of Sunday at a 17th century castle.
The haute couture is no longer just about handmade clothing that costs upwards of $20,000 a piece. Nowadays, with the $217 billion luxury market growing at 10% a year and millionaires being minted every minute in emerging markets like China and Russia, Paris's Place Vendome has become a veritable shopping mall for the big spenders who are in town for the shows this week. Fine jewelers like Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel, and Boucheron are seizing the high luxury moment, showing collections of unique often over-the-top pieces.The venerable French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels opened their doors Wednesday to present their newest fine jewelry collection, Atlantide. Many of the pieces were just models since most of the collection is still in production up in the ateliers. If all goes according to plan, the Atlantide collection will travel from Paris to Hong Kong in the fall and land in New York City just in time for the holidays. Based on the mythic stories of Neptune and his queen, Cleita, the Van C
Valentine's Day's jewelry, created by small companies.
Joshua Opperman thought he'd met the woman he'd marry and spend the rest of his life with. But when they broke up a few years ago, he was left with a broken heart, an expensive ring and an idea that he's turning into a business.
If this year's Black Friday deals left you breathless, prepare for a more aggressive onslaught of heavy discounts as anxious retailers pull out the stops in the final make-or-break weekend of the 2006 holiday shopping season.
It's easy to love Santa Fe during the holidays. Visit the historic Plaza on any chilly, clear evening from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, and I challenge you not to be entranced by the silvery lights strung on every tree, sparkling against the dusk. In the last glow of the sunset, the adobe buildings lining the Plaza blush like schoolgirls.
GO TO THE JEWELRY STORE THESE DAYS, and you'd better be prepared for the bling to sting. Increased demand for diamonds in the past few years has pushed the price of some quality natural stones up m...
It used to be that there were two ways to keep your sunglasses safely around your neck: librarians wore the chain-link version, and 80s teen-movie stars wore the neoprene one.
QUESTION: I'm almost 26 years old and make approximately $30,000 a year. I contribute 8% of each paycheck to my company 401(k) and my employer matches 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of pay. I have college debt and a car loan, but no credit card debt. I've also got $5,000 in a savings account and am about to receive a $10,000 bonus check. I'm trying to figure out the best way to use this bonus.
An engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment, and a piece of jewelry that one will cherish for years to come.
It's a warm, sunny afternoon in Beverly Hills. Celebrity jeweler Neil Lane is cruising across town in his convertible Mercedes, mellowing out to doo-wop music. Lane's morning has been frenetic: One...
Two companies recalled nearly 900,000 pieces of children's jewelry products due to lead poisoning risks, following the death of a Minnesota child, U.S. regulators said Thursday.
Once upon a time -- like about, oh, 1988 -- stars didn't receive anything for presenting and participating in the Oscars. It was an honor just to be asked.
Paris Hilton, rarely shy of publicity, has managed to steal the spotlight at London Fashion Week with a glittering display of gems.
Fine jewelry may shape up to be one of the best bargains of the holiday season as retailers offer deep discounts amid soaring precious metal prices.
About 6 million children's metal necklaces and zipper pulls are being recalled for safety reasons, the government said Wednesday.
Big rocks are in -- and I'm not just saying that because my boyfriend will read this.
It's 9 a.m. in the spacious loft headquarters of Nina Designs, a rather bohemian Bay Area business that designs, manufactures, and distributes sterling-silver beads and other jewelry parts. The wor...
Costco and Sam's Club usually go head-to-head over which chain has the better deal on toilet paper, soda or breakfast cereal.
Every few months, a special courier service delivers several large brown boxes to a small, discreet redbrick flat west of London.
THE ALLURE OF THE LITTLE BLUE BOX seems to be fading. While luxury-goods brands like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Gucci are expecting a robust holiday shopping season, Tiffany & Co., whose stock has...
Those who can't afford Cartier's jewels can admire them up close at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, where diamond and aquamarine tiaras, a 150-carat sapphire brooch once owned by the Duchess of Windsor and other jewels are on display.
Four toy jewelry importers have recalled 150 million pieces of toy jewelry sold in vending machines across America due to dangerous levels of lead.
Did $100,000 in diamonds, sapphires and other gems play a role in Laci Peterson's murder?
$25,000 Average amount spent on a wedding in the U.S. in 2000
Prague before spring
Last fall, while standing on a rock by the sea in Maine, I asked my girlfriend of eight years to marry me. What took me so long? Well, I spent at least six years wondering whether Kathy would say y...
In the minds of the bulls, Asia was the force that would pull gold out of its long decline. Asians are famously fond of gold jewelry, which they regard both as a status symbol and a hedge against h...
If you've been putting off buying that gold Omega necklace or those 18-karat cuff links in the hopes that retail jewelry prices would soon reflect the rock-bottom price of gold--which hit an 18-yea...
It was the year of the derivative. From last spring on, as if a blockade of ice had suddenly given way, bad news about these exotic financial innovations started to flow, and victims, corporate and...
Boys at a co-educational comprehensive ((a British secondary school)) have begun wearing long hair and earrings since the school was told that it risked breaching the Sex Discrimination Act if its ...
You missed a great opportunity to teach fiscal responsibility when you did not do a financial makeover on the couple who spent $60,000 on their wedding ((May)). Any two people who would spend 60% o...
If one of your grandmother's sterling silver forks gets mangled by the garbage disposal, don't despair. The following services can replace anything from a piece of silver to a Model T carburetor. C...
If you put your foreign vacation plans on hold last year hoping the weak dollar would rebound abroad, you miscalculated. In Europe, where the dollar has plunged more than 20% since last fall in som...
SPIN THROUGH the revolving door at Tiffany & Co. these days and you may be surprised by who's standing at the counter, handing over a credit card to buy that $1,500 brooch or $3,900 watch. A woman....
BOCA RATON, FLA. -- Lawyers for a 14-year-old grocery bag boy suspended from his job for wearing an earring are filing a sex discrimination complaint . . . Christopher Martin was told by his Publix...
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