There's a tiny oasis on the west coast of Florida where the men wear Tommy Bahama from head to toe and women of a certain age stroll around poolside in tube tops and full jewelry.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have seized diamonds, pearls and silver jewelry worth millions of dollars as part of an investigation of a fugitive diamond merchant who is being held in London...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed their plans for their virtual World Series ring ceremony after players decided they would rather wait until they could reunite in person to...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Salvation Army leaders in Maryland say a donor recently dropped thousands of dollars worth of jewelry in a red kettle.
Capt. Ryan Vincent is commander of the Salvation...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Over the last four decades, Peruvian lawmakers have stepped into Heyne Dávila’s brightly lit jewelry shop on a dusty street near congress to buy gemstone rings, gold necklaces...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An African American man has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against a Portland bar owner, claiming he was prevented from going inside in 2018 because he was wearing "too many" chain...
NEW YORK (AP) — See your "Friends" on the big screen. Deck out your place with "Friends" decor. Wear your "Friends" as jewelry. Heck, buy the "Friends" Lego set and pretend it's for your...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. is launching its first comprehensive jewelry collection for men in October as it seeks to diversify its traditional customer base.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Hathaway is signing up for more diaper duty.
The 36-year-old actress announced Wednesday on her Instagram account that she and her husband, actor and jewelry designer...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — When she started physical therapy two summers ago, Izzy Kitterman could barely move her arms and needed a machine to pump oxygen to her lungs through a tube sticking into her...
ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome.
Step in the bathroom, turn on the tap. Step in the shower, turn on the faucet.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress.
Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to...
SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi school superintendent says the district is not limiting free expression despite a recent order to remove crosses, scripture and other religious items...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee.
Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House is a hotel located steps from the Graceland home, where the singer lived in Memphis.
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man says he ordered his wife a $2,000 diamond bracelet for Christmas and was shocked see 48 of the bracelets when he opened the box.
WATN-TV reports Olive Branch Alderman Dale Dickerson ordered the bracelet from a company called Jewelry Unlimited that's based in Atlanta.
When Dale received his shipment, there were dozens of bracelets in the box but no paperwork.
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kristin Abalan's cozy home is decked with Christmas trees. Lots of Christmas trees. All with treetops glistening, boughs a plenty, that sparkle in the light, with accents of blue, red, purple, green and turquoise hues.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nonprofit refugee support group in Utah is asking school districts to update their anti-bullying policies to add protections for students targeted for religious beliefs, citing the example of a young girl who had her hijab pulled off during recess.
GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction.
The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl pendant, was among the highlight offerings on the block at the Sotheby's sale of jewelry from the Bourbon-Parma dynasty in Geneva.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to Frank and Barbara Sinatra ranging from movie scripts to jewelry are going up for auction.
Sotheby's on Monday unveiled the contents of Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra, which will go on the block in a series of auctions in New York in December. Sotheby's says the items were gathered over the couple's 22-year marriage and portray their public and private lives.
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DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has commissioned a Detroit company to reuse graffiti paint flaking off the Michigan Central Station as the automaker prepares to renovate the long vacant train depot.
Ford selected jewelry design company Rebel Nell to create pieces from paint chips that have fallen from the station's walls. The project pays homage to the artists who've used the train station as a canvas since it closed in 1988, said Shawn Wilson, a Ford spokesman.
GENEVA (AP) — A 50-carat white diamond has fetched 6.5 million Swiss francs (dollars) at a Christie's auction of jewelry, with the auctioneer saying an anonymous trader snapped up the rare stone.
The Harry Winston-crafted diamond ring was the top lot Wednesday among hundreds of items at Christie's spring auction in Geneva. A fancy vivid yellow diamond ring of 20.49 carats brought about $5.5 million — achieving a near record price per carat, the auction house said.
CANNES, France (AP) — Spike Lee's Ku Klux Klan crime drama "BlacKkKlansman" received a rousing, lengthy standing ovation at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
Lee's film tells true-life tale of a black police detective in Colorado who infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. It was among the most highly anticipated titles at Cannes this year and immediate reaction was positive.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Antwerp has long been known as the world's greatest diamond city. Now it has a new museum to go with a vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries.
The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious stones and the jewelry and silverware they have adorned through the ages.
The museum now has everything from diamond-encrusted boots to a diamond-adorned tennis racket and stunning historical pieces.
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — James Avery, a World War II bomber pilot who grew his artisan jewelry business from his in-laws' two-car garage to a national retail chain, has died. He was 96.
A statement from the Kerrville, Texas-based business said Avery died Monday but provided no details.
Avery began fashioning his mostly Christian-themed creations himself with his wife in his in-laws' Kerrville garage in 1954. He didn't hire his first outside employee until three years later.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):
Officials say around 2,500 people have walked past a casket holding former first lady Barbara Bush during a public viewing at a Houston church.
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle hasn't said if she will wear a tiara at her upcoming royal wedding, but if she does she'll be able to choose from one of the world's most remarkable jewelry collections.
That's because Queen Elizabeth II, the grandmother of her husband-to-be Prince Harry, has hundreds of tiaras squirreled away in locked vaults, and royal tradition holds that the queen will let Markle borrow one of these sparkly heirlooms.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The jewelry artist has now moved on from his days as a racing dog trainer, and people outside the racing world are discovering his creations. He is selling his items on Facebook to people throughout America and other countries.
Most recently, the Tamarack artists' market in Beckley, W.Va., selected him to be a juried artist, and 10 of his pieces went on sale there at the start of March. Locally, his art can be purchased at "Tha Spot" Skateboards and More in Wheeling.
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three rings and a bracelet worth $100,000 had been dumped in the garbage and all a Georgia county had to do was find the black bag among nearly 10 tons of trash that contained the diamond jewelry.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy Awards are the Super Bowl of sparkle, at least to the jewelers vying to adorn all those famous ears, necks and wrists.
Martin Katz, who has outfitted Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet and hundreds of other stars with bling for more than 25 years, said the process used to be more about personal connections.
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HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa event will offer prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and other prom accessories free to high school girls in need.
The annual Gown Town event will be held next Saturday at the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center in Hiawatha. All of the items have been donated by listeners of Cedar Rapids radio station KZIA.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A critically ill woman whose 11-year-old boy surprised her with free earrings and a necklace for Christmas has died while wearing his gift.
The Sun Journal reports 45-year-old Michelle James succumbed to a flesh-eating bacteria Dec. 21.
Staff at Day's Jewelers in Auburn gave James' son Kaden the jewelry for free 10 days earlier when they found out he was shopping for his mother in the hospital.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fashion jewelry maker Alex and Ani says its president and chief financial officer have left the Rhode Island-based company.
Company attorney Mark Geragos tells the Providence Journal president Cindy DiPietrantonio and chief financial officer Bob Woodruff moved on after their one-year contracts with the company expired. He says neither was fired.
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's cousin has apologized for wearing jewelry that some observers on social media found offensive.
A spokesman for Princess Michael of Kent said late Friday that she is "very sorry and distressed" that a brooch featuring the head of a black man caused offense.
Some social media observers suggested it was a racist slight to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee, whose mother is African-American. The princess has worn the brooch many times before.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even through rain, snow and single-digit wind chills, it's a 38-day adrenaline rush.
That's how Julie Siegmund feels about spending the cold weeks at the end of the year selling her jewelry at an open-air holiday market, a time when she brings in up to 80 percent of her annual sales. Other than a short break here and there, she's at her booth in Manhattan's busy Union Square Park nine hours a day from mid-November to Christmas Eve.