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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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1. Roseark

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1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 822-3600
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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.

2. Verameat

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189 S Beverly Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90212
(310) 288-0050
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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?).

3. Dream Collective

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1404 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-2000
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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.

4. Alexis Bittar

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8383 West 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-9803
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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.

5. Helen Ficalora

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9632 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-0098
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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.

6. Persimmon Handpicked Objects

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310 North Flores Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-9540
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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.

7. Melody Ehsani Boutique

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North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://www.melodyehsani.com/
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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.

8. Chariots on Fire

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1342 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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.

9. Tiffany & Co.

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 557-0840
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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.

10. Maya

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7360 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-2708
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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.

11. Excalibur Jewelry

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8818 Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 859-2320
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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.

12. Gold Bug

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22 E. Union St.
Pasadena, California 91103
(626) 744-9963
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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.

1. Roseark

1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
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.
1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

2. Verameat

189 S Beverly Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90212
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?).
189 S Beverly Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90212

3. Dream Collective

1404 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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.
1404 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

4. Alexis Bittar

8383 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Known for his iconic Lucite work, Alexis Bittar's statement-making costume jewelry is produced out of his native city of New York.
8383 West 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. Helen Ficalora

9632 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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.
9632 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. Persimmon Handpicked Objects

310 North Flores Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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.
310 North Flores Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. Melody Ehsani Boutique

North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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.
North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Chariots on Fire

1342 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90291
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.
1342 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

9. Tiffany & Co.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

10. Maya

7360 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
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.
7360 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

11. Excalibur Jewelry

8818 Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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.
8818 Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

12. Gold Bug

22 E. Union St., Pasadena, California 91103
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.
22 E. Union St.
Pasadena, California 91103