| Dec 14, 2008
After the deep and ashen color palette of fall clothing, a surge of hard-candy hues is exploding into holiday jewelry. It's bright, brilliant and dripping with fun and a sense of possibility.
FOR THE RECORD:
Bracelet price: In...
| Dec 16, 2008
| 11:57 AM
It's only a block long near the heart of New York's theater district, but most diamonds imported into the United States find a brief home on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. This is where they're acquired, brokered, exchanged, cut into sparkling...
| Jun 21, 2008
Johannesburg, South Africa
A holiday commemorating the struggle against apartheid keeps South African financial markets closed for the day, but Charles Leishman, a gold trader wearing sweat pants, clutches his pocket-sized electronic gizmo and checks...
| Jan 27, 2008
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Consumerism is sometimes seen as a psychological disorder that makes sufferers compulsively buy things they don't need.
But I'm not sick. I really needed the 18-karat-gold earrings and little black cocktail dress I bought...
| Feb 3, 2008
Buying jewelry has never been a mystery to me. Someone in my family has always known someone in the industry who has been able to guarantee a good price, excellent advice and plenty of hand-holding.
When I was growing up outside of Chicago, my parents...
| Mar 4, 2010
We all want to be a standout. Sure, we'd love to be recognized for our brilliance, professional achievements, sparkling conversation and multiple virtues.
Good luck with that.
But for starters, why not go for standout status in an easier area: style and...
| Mar 10, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Kim Rothstein blew through nearly $900,000 on an American Express credit card since 2006, and received another $200,000 in salary and reimbursements for political contributions, according to a lawsuit filed against her Wednesday.
| Nov 10, 2009
Be warned: Shopping on the QVC home shopping channel can be addictive.
That's what friends and co-workers Susie Garrison and Sandi Karam say. Both from Newport News, the ladies chucked traditional shopping once they discovered the joy of spending money...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 5:36 PM
BOSTON -- A consumer safety group has issued its annual list of the "10 Worst Toys of 2009."
The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public about the dangers of toys.
On this years...
| Nov 30, 2009
Three decades ago, Brad Marks' parents opened I W Marks offering fine jewelry, watches, and other special items.
"We build relationships. Once you do that people come in, they feel they're at home like they are coming to see their friends," said Marks....
| Dec 17, 2009
For the last three holiday seasons, the El Cajon Police department has set up shop Westfield Parkway. Not only are they stationed in an empty storefront inside the mall, but they also have a setup outside, that allows them to watch over the cars of...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:52 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Four pieces of jewelry may help detectives identify the skulls of a man and a woman found in a burned-out mountain ravine of the Angeles National Forest.
Homicide detectives released photos of the jewelry on Wednesday, hoping someone...