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For a city that loves fashion-filled awards ceremonies and paves its sidewalks with shiny gold stars, it makes total sense that Los Angeles is adorned with tons of jewelry boutiques housing everything from show-stopping sparklers to dainty everyday adornments. While you could hit up Downtown's historic jewelry district and call it day, we get that the reviews alone are an overwhelming endeavor—so to keep your gem hunt's stress level to a minimum, we've narrowed down 12 cool spots around town to serve all budgets and styles.
From where to stock up on Swarovski-sprinkled necklaces by CFDA-faved talent Irene Neuwirth to minimalist stackables from blogstar-backed jeweler Gabriela Artigas to timeless mainstays at Tiffany & Co., see the rest of our picks below.