• Jewelry

    Houston jewelry store owner Franco Valobra sets up Hurricane Ida relief effort

    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An Enterprise rental truck looks a bit out of place parked next to the very fancy Valobra Master Jewelers on Westheimer, but Franco Valobra wouldn’t have it any other way. “Sixteen years ago when Katrina hit, there was no way to stay there,” said the Italian turned New Orleans resident who is now living in Houston. “Houston welcomed me with open arms.” Valobra operated his namesake store in New Orleans before the unplanned evacuation to Houston. The move turned into a business boom as he opened another store in the city. Now, he is using the  

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  • Jewelry

    Fine jewellery subscription service launches

    Fine jewellery subscription makes precious pieces accessible Shared ownership platform Covett has launched three new jewellery subscription options, making for hassle-free borrowing of dazzling pieces A new subscription service takes the hassle out of wearing fine jewellery. Covett, whose unique ownership model allows co-owners to wear pieces at a fraction of their cost, has now unveiled a savvy fine jewellery subscription service that enables customers to wear what they want, whenever they want. Jewellery available ranges from pieces by independent UK designers to branded pieces from Leo Pizzo, David Jerome, Massimo Izzo, 77 Diamonds and vintage Cartier, which sit alongside  

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  • Shopping

    Jewelry Shopping? Get Ready for Less Choice and Higher Prices.

    “Supply is tighter than what people might be used to, and demand, particularly in America, is extraordinary,” Mr. Lussier said. “There will be some pressure on pricing, and in certain categories, retailers will have to work harder to find the diamonds they want.” Shruti Chhajer Ranka, the creative head of Shruti Sushma, a luxury jeweler based in Ahmedabad and Bangalore, India, is one of them. “I am working on a design with one-carat oval diamonds of the same color and clarity,” she wrote in an email last month. “It has taken me six weeks to procure half of what is  

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  • Jewelry

    Meet David Von, Hollywood’s New Favorite Custom Jewelry Brand

    Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. You never forget your first piece of quality jewelry. The first time you decide to invest in yourself and in your style is a landmark occasion in every fashion lover’s life. It’s the moment you decide you’re worthy of luxury. And from the moment you first fall in love with a diamond, no one can take that away from you. It’s no secret that a love of jewelry can come at a cost. And when you’re looking to customize those pieces to your  

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  • Shopping

    See why this baby can’t stop laughing while shopping with mom

    There were reasons to smile this week. Here were just a few of them: At one Tennessee university, rush was more inclusive this year For the first time, members of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s FUTURE program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities were invited to participate in sorority recruitment. UTK’s FUTURE Program Director Emma Burgin noted that this kind of inclusion is not just good for her students, but for the sororities too. “The person with the disability is not the one that is broken,” she said. “It’s actually everything around them that needs to be fixed. If you  

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  • Fashion

    Harlem’s Fashion Row’s Emerging Black Designers at NYFW 2021

    Harlem’s Fashion Row brought its 14th annual fashion show to New York Fashion Week and is ready to reveal collections from emerging Black designers. This season focuses on Charles Harbison of Harbison Studio (along with his new collaboration for Banana Republic), Shawn Pean of June79, imaginative and experiential streetwear brand Tier, and Johnathan Hayden, who designs luxury, adaptive clothing for underrepresented women; each designer received an Icon360 grant from HFR and Crown Royal Regal Apple. On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 7, the organization held the HRF Style Awards, recognizing Zerina Akers as stylist of the year  

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  • Jewelry

    Owners of Wethersfield jewelry store victims of home invasion | Connecticut News

    ELLINGTON, CT (WFSB) – Authorities are looking for the men wanted in connection with a home invasion. State Police say troopers had responded to a home in the town of Ellington just before 4 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a call from the occupants. According to investigators, a gun was displayed. Jewelry and cash were taken from the home. None of the occupants were injured. State Police said the residents of the home own and run a jewelry store in Wethersfield. “We got so scared, because we were sleeping when they rang the bell. We got so scared like ‘What  

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  • Fashion

    Emily Ratajkowski stuns in teeny tiny bikini for Savage X Fenty fashion show

    Emily Ratajkowski is strutting her stuff. The 30-year-old model was spotted participating in Rihanna’s third Savage X Fenty fashion show on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, donning a barely-there pink bikini. The bottom half of the swimsuit had a high waistline while the top half had no straps. Ratajkowski completed her ensemble with leopard-print heels and golden jewelry while she wore her hair in braids. The skimpy getup put her toned figure on full display as she walked down the runway for the highly anticipated event. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI TELLS AMY SCHUMER ‘THIS IS 40’ IS ‘NOT AGING WELL’ The runway  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    Cleveland beauty supply store owners attacked

    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A woman charged in an attack at a Cleveland beauty store was arraigned Monday morning. Ebony Afzal, 25, faces assault charges in connection with the incident that was caught on a surveillance camera. Ebony Afzal, Courtesy: Cuyahoga County Jail July 23, Chic Plus Beauty The video shows a woman violently attacking the owners of Chic Plus Beauty Supply store on July 23 after her card was declined and they would not give her the items she was trying to purchase. Woman injured after being hit by metal object from roller coaster, Cedar Point confirms “May I  

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