February 23, 2021


Kamala Harris’s Jewelry Shines a Light on Designer Irene Neuwirth

Off Brand is a thrice-monthly column that delves into trends in fashion and beauty.

WHEN THE REALITY of the pandemic hit California last March, jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth found herself in tears, walking along Venice Beach with her boyfriend. Like so many business owners, she was grappling with difficult decisions. Her eponymous company had just endured the loss of its most important vendor, Barneys New York, to bankruptcy. The impending shutdown, which would close her two Los Angeles stores, spelled further disaster for the fashion industry, particularly independent designers. She remembers thinking, “Our business is going to go down, we’re

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Suspect arrested in series of jewelry store thefts

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested in connection with a series of jewelry store robberies in New Jersey and is a suspect in similar robberies in other states, authorities said.

Michael Larbi, 22, of Dover was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals last week, according to the Evesham Township Police Department in New Jersey. He was being held at a Delaware prison pending extradition to New Jersey, authorities said.

Evesham police said Larbi stole about $77,000 worth of jewelry from Billig Jewelers in Marlton, New Jersey, on Oct. 28. Larbi reportedly told the staff that he

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7 of Queen Elizabeth & the Royal Family’s Most Stunning Jewelry Parures

Over the centuries, the House of Windsor has acquired its fair share of priceless jewels. But in the world of crown jewelry, more is always more, and the parures—sets of jewelry, designed to be worn together—always pack the biggest punch. Below, some of the most breathtaking parures in Queen Elizabeth’s collection.


The Brazilian Aquamarine Parure

As a coronation gift from the president of Brazil, Queen Elizabeth received a pair of earrings and a necklace set with stunning aquamarines and diamonds. A few years later, the Queen commissioned Garrard to fashion a matching tiara; she also later received further aquamarine

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Wealthy folks are buying jewelry from home during COVID

In pandemic times, if you can’t go to the bling, the bling will come to you.

Some of New York City’s high-end jewelers say they’ve had record sales over the past 11 months, all because they’re making house calls.

“Our sales are up 300 percent since the pandemic started,” Michel Piranesi, a jeweler who’s worked with Lionel Richie, Jackie Collins and socialites galore, told The Post.

Over the past several months, he’s been summoned — traveling on his own dime, negative COVID test in tow — by customers from Manhattan to Atlanta, Southampton and Palm Beach, Florida, where he sold

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