When it comes to bling, debuting your shiny duds on the fashionista red carpet is all about finding the best jeweler in town. From engagement rings and contemporary couture to vintage pearls and estate finds, Los Angeles has gems and trinkets that will fit perfectly into your lifestyle.
Platt Boutique Jewelry
8763 Rosewood Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Carrying coveted vintage jewelry fit for its high-style celebrity and fashion clientele, Platt Boutique Jewelry is a hidden treasure. Bring the roaring 20s to your skin with the Art Deco-era platinum and old-cut diamond pendant. This 150-year-old mine cut and baguette-cut diamond pendant is in the signature 1920’s geometric design and totals eight carats. Got a hand-me-down from your great-grandmother that needs repair? The specialists at Platt Boutique will repair and restore your estate pieces. In addition, as masters in the art of antique restoration, the experts at Platt Boutique are the sole antique jewelry repairers for Barneys New York.
11640 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
This Brentwood neighborhood boutique features handcrafted, custom-made jewelry and caters to the West LA clientele. Around for more than 27 years, the jewelers of Peter Norman create the most exquisite and extraordinary diamond engagement rings and wedding bands and can make a smaller diamond look worth a million bucks based on the setting alone. Customers flock from all over the US and Europe to conspire with Peter Norman on creating their perfect jewelry designs. The shop’s experts also specialize in jewelry and watch repairs as well as pearl re-stringing.
Claude Morady Estate Jewelry
9615 Brighton Way, Suite 338
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Featuring a unique collection of vintage, estate and retro jewelry, Claude Morady Estate Jewelry has been servicing the Beverly Hills area since 1981. Claude Morady Estate Jewelry specializes in art nouveau and art deco pieces as well as a rare selection of estate diamond engagement rings. Cameos and pins are making a comeback on the runways for fall 2013 and Claude Morady Estate Jewelry offers a variety of estate cameos. The Vintage Carnelian Cameo is a piece from the 1900s and features a “carnelian fine lady’s profile.” The Victorian Amethyst Pin, circa 1890s, is an elegant 14-carat silver and amethyst pin with rose cut diamonds. The jewelry boutique also specializes in repairing delicate antique pieces as well as restoration.
650 S. Hill St., Suite A20
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Where do Snoop Dogg, 50-Cent, Lamar Odom, Jamal Sampson, Cindy Crawford, Maria Shriver and Reggie Bush get their custom bling? These celebs glimmer on the red carpet because M.S.K. Design owner, Mike Kahkedjian, will create, upcycle or repair jewelry into works of art. M.S.K. Designs will clean any of your jewelry complimentary while you wait and enjoy a cup of Armenian coffee and local gossip. Known for his expertise in imported diamonds, Mike will create your dream jewelry design, whether an engagement ring or a 25th anniversary gift.
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Cabochon Fine Jewelry
1426 Montana Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Helping people celebrate milestones is what the experts at Cabochon Fine Jewelry have been doing for more than 20 years. Owner Sheila Mashian opened the doors in 1989 as she fused her gemology knowledge with the classic and contemporary fashion trends of each season. The layered look of diamond bangles is a staple on the celebrity scene, similar to the iconic, little black dress. Cabochon Fine Jewelry carries diamond bangles featuring platinum, gold or rose gold and customers can choose diamonds from various sizes. For an elegant look, the labradorite bracelet can be worn alone for an extra pop to your evening ensemble. The four-carat labradorite bracelet features rose gold and pave set diamonds.
Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.