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Shine On: 12 Places to Shop for Stellar Jewelry in LA

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Elizabeth Taylor once said, "You can't cry on a diamond's shoulder, and diamonds won't keep you warm at night, but they're sure fun when the sun shines." Whether you share the late legendary starlet's affinity for blinding bling or prefer a more minimalist approach to accoutrements, Los Angeles is booming with bauble havens for every style and budget. To narrow down options, we've selected 12 of the best jewelry shops on the scene, from celeb haunts like Roseark to avant-garde playgrounds like VeraMeat to Liz-approved stops like Tiffany & Co.

Shopping elsewhere? Check out our jewelry guides for New York, Philly, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as online.


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Roseark

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Found in 2003 by owners Kathy and Rick Rose, this by-appointment WeHo boutique offers the biggest and best selection of unique, edgy, extravagant baubles this city has to offer, including pieces from Jessica Winzelberg, Jennifer Meyer, Karma El Khalil, and owner Kathy Rose. The massive WeHo showroom features a fine art gallery in addition to precious jewels.

Verameat

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Handcrafted in NYC, the jewelry at Verameat is both fashionable and offbeat. All designs are made from eco-friendly recycled silver or pure 14k gold and pieces vary from cute (seahorse earrings and a starfish necklace) to super-quirky (care for a ring featuring a dino eating fried chicken?).

Dream Collective

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Dream Collective is designer Kathryn Bentley’s more-affordable, tribal-inspired line (she's also behind a namesake collection of fine jewelry). The pieces, made of oxidized brass, bone, wood and antique African beads, are given a beautiful showcase at her Silver Lake boutique.

Alexis Bittar

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Known for his iconic Lucite work, Alexis Bittar's statement-making costume jewelry is produced out of his native city of New York.

Helen Ficalora

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Inspired by nature, Helen Ficalora's delicate charms, bracelets and rings are collector's items for many. The designer also produces a sterling silver collection named Yoga People which showcases poses like the warrior position and the spinal twist.

Persimmon Handpicked Objects

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This LA jewelry boutique carries designers such as Joseph Brooks, Priya Himatsingka, Mizuki and Jamie Joseph. Beaded bracelets are priced as low as $100 while a rose gold 10k diamond bangle costs nearly $2,000.

Melody Ehsani Boutique

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This street-style-inspired jewelry line pushes the boundaries of traditional design with bold, in-your-face pieces. For less than $50, custom rings, necklaces or earrings can be made to fit anyone’s style. Bonus: A portion of all Ehsani purchases goes to support a charity that helps the advancement and education of women.

Chariots on Fire

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San Fran favorite Chariots on Fire relocated to Venice this year and sells both contemporary baubles and one-of-a-kind vintage gems dating as far back as the 1800s.

Tiffany & Co.

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Classic pieces made from the highest quality materials are what have kept Tiffany at the top of the jewelry heap for more than 175 years.
An unassuming jewelry haven that sits smack in the middle of Melrose's hustle and bustle, Maya has been around for over 40 years. From handmade tribal ear wraps and belly chains to authentic cowrie shell chokers and warrior cuffs, this is the place to go if you want statement jewelry with a story.

Excalibur Jewelry

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Kurt Rothner’s Excalibur has specialized in fine estate jewelry and vintage engagement rings for more than 30 years. With two seasons gemologists and two pro jewelers on staff at its new location in the Paper Bag Princess, any custom-made piece is (likely) possible.

Gold Bug

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Located in Old Town Pasadena, Gold Bug’s abundant collection varies from Swarovski crystal mesh jewels by Michael Schmidt to handcrafted stone creations by Jamie Joseph. Men's offerings include sterling silver bracelets and handmade beetle-shaped cufflinks.

Roseark

Found in 2003 by owners Kathy and Rick Rose, this by-appointment WeHo boutique offers the biggest and best selection of unique, edgy, extravagant baubles this city has to offer, including pieces from Jessica Winzelberg, Jennifer Meyer, Karma El Khalil, and owner Kathy Rose. The massive WeHo showroom features a fine art gallery in addition to precious jewels.

Verameat

Handcrafted in NYC, the jewelry at Verameat is both fashionable and offbeat. All designs are made from eco-friendly recycled silver or pure 14k gold and pieces vary from cute (seahorse earrings and a starfish necklace) to super-quirky (care for a ring featuring a dino eating fried chicken?).

Dream Collective

Dream Collective is designer Kathryn Bentley’s more-affordable, tribal-inspired line (she's also behind a namesake collection of fine jewelry). The pieces, made of oxidized brass, bone, wood and antique African beads, are given a beautiful showcase at her Silver Lake boutique.

Alexis Bittar

Known for his iconic Lucite work, Alexis Bittar's statement-making costume jewelry is produced out of his native city of New York.

Helen Ficalora

Inspired by nature, Helen Ficalora's delicate charms, bracelets and rings are collector's items for many. The designer also produces a sterling silver collection named Yoga People which showcases poses like the warrior position and the spinal twist.

Persimmon Handpicked Objects

This LA jewelry boutique carries designers such as Joseph Brooks, Priya Himatsingka, Mizuki and Jamie Joseph. Beaded bracelets are priced as low as $100 while a rose gold 10k diamond bangle costs nearly $2,000.

Melody Ehsani Boutique

This street-style-inspired jewelry line pushes the boundaries of traditional design with bold, in-your-face pieces. For less than $50, custom rings, necklaces or earrings can be made to fit anyone’s style. Bonus: A portion of all Ehsani purchases goes to support a charity that helps the advancement and education of women.

Chariots on Fire

San Fran favorite Chariots on Fire relocated to Venice this year and sells both contemporary baubles and one-of-a-kind vintage gems dating as far back as the 1800s.

Tiffany & Co.

Classic pieces made from the highest quality materials are what have kept Tiffany at the top of the jewelry heap for more than 175 years.

Maya

An unassuming jewelry haven that sits smack in the middle of Melrose's hustle and bustle, Maya has been around for over 40 years. From handmade tribal ear wraps and belly chains to authentic cowrie shell chokers and warrior cuffs, this is the place to go if you want statement jewelry with a story.

Excalibur Jewelry

Kurt Rothner’s Excalibur has specialized in fine estate jewelry and vintage engagement rings for more than 30 years. With two seasons gemologists and two pro jewelers on staff at its new location in the Paper Bag Princess, any custom-made piece is (likely) possible.

Gold Bug

Located in Old Town Pasadena, Gold Bug’s abundant collection varies from Swarovski crystal mesh jewels by Michael Schmidt to handcrafted stone creations by Jamie Joseph. Men's offerings include sterling silver bracelets and handmade beetle-shaped cufflinks.