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Back to School with LIFT-Los Angeles' Fourth Annual Backpack Drive
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Posted in: Featured Press

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With summer coming to an end, students and their parents are gearing up for the schoolyear by gathering books and other supplies.  Unfortunately, not every family has the means to shop off of the lists typically provided by schools.  LIFT-Los Angeles  aims to address this gap by assisting under-served families with […]

History behind the Choker
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Posted in: Jewelry

Choker necklaces are a trend that cuts across many cultures and class lines.  Centuries before chokers were donned by the celebrities and fashionistas of today, women in ancient civilizations wore them to protect the neck, a very important and vulnerable part of the body.  Women from the Sumer Empire in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, for […]

Cactus de Cartier
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Prickly? Dry? Not at all! Cartier takes the cactus to a spectacular and fantastical level with its new Cactus de Cartier collection. Throughout its history, the high jewelry house has used flowers in daring, colorful and original ways to inspire its creations. Drawing on the variety of shapes and colors in the flora and fauna […]

Most Expensive Women Artists at Auction
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Posted in: Fine Art

Notoriously, the record-breaking artists that commandeer the headlines during auction season are all men like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. While women artists have yet to shatter the hundred million dollar mark like their male counterparts, these powerhouse ladies reign supreme in the bidding arena. Georgia O’Keeffe holds the number one spot with […]

History of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
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Posted in: Watches

On March 4, 1931, René-Alfred Chauvot patented his design of a “wristwatch which can slide on its base and flip over on itself,” soon to be called the Reverso. Earlier that winter, while traveling through India, César de Trey, a Swiss businessman and avid watch collector, attended a polo match at a club of British […]

The Science of Stones: How Colored Diamonds Form
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Only 0.0001% of diamonds mined are naturally colored. Their rarity and beauty have not only contributed to their increase in popularity in the diamond market, but also their great expense. Colored diamonds also travel great lengths from mine to retailer, often originating in Africa, South America and Australia. Diamonds can occur naturally in a myriad […]

Artemis and Apollo:  The Most Expensive Earrings Ever
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Posted in: Diamonds, Jewelry

Most women wear diamond studs that cost between $500 and $50,000. Although it seems like the latter is a costly price to pay for jewelry you would wear daily, can you imagine wearing $70 million worth of diamonds in your ears even just for one night? Within weeks of selling the Pink Star diamond, the […]

Watches Worn by United States Presidents
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Posted in: Watches

The public does not widely look to the United States president to dictate fashion trends, and the man in the oval office does not typically promote a sartorial opinion or flaunt the latest piece in their wardrobe. However, since the rise of media scrutiny and emphasis on presentation and appearance, it has become hard not […]

A Look at Some of the Most Expensive Watches in the World
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Posted in: Watches

Luxury watches and timepieces are a staple at Beverly Loan Company, the first luxury collateral lender in Beverly Hills, California. The high end pawnshop works with watches from companies like Hublot, Patek Philippe, and Rolex. Beverly Loan and its staff prides themselves in their knowledge and expertise of fine wristwatches, and are happy to confidentially […]

Warhols for Fast Cash: Why Collectors are Pawning Expensive Art
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It has to be said that being “cash-poor”—meaning you’ve got a lot of assets, but very little wealth in spendable form—is, despite its negative connotations, a position of incredible privilege. Most often you’ll hear about it in relation to celebrities as the reason for a house flip or sale of a beloved Lamborghini. But surprising […]