February 24, 2011
Mark Patterson, a New York-based custom jeweler, this week announced that its flagship store has moved to Newport Beach, according to a press release. The store, which has opened on East Coast Highway, features certified gemologists, 11 goldsmiths and diamond expert Frank Conforti, according to the release. "All shoppers will find a unique experience at Mark Patterson, whether they are looking to make their first jewelry purchase or to have a custom piece designed around a loose stone they can choose themselves from an exclusive collection of gemstones," the release said.
June 6, 2013
Kendra Scott, the woman behind the namesake jewelry line, is all about making a statement. Bright stones and jewelry adorn the walls, shelves and retail cases at the newest Kendra Scott shop, which recently opened at Fashion Island. "I love color," Scott said about her fashion tastes. "I'm not afraid to wear color. " Kendra Scott jewelry shows off all sorts of color: deep blues, turquoise, rose, purple and so on. A variety of stones are used, from jade and quartz to tiger's eye and lapis.
August 8, 2001
Two robbers stole a suitcase containing jewelry Tuesday from a man in the parking lot of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach, police said. The man had disembarked a boat and was loading the suitcase into the trunk of his vehicle about 9:40 p.m. when he was approached by two armed men, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Mike McDermott. The gunmen told the man to turn over the suitcase, and he did, McDermott said. The assailants fled in a late model, white Toyota, heading northbound on Bayside Drive, he said.
January 19, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- A jewelry industry watchdog group has put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of three gunmen involved in a shootout at Fashion Island's Traditional Jewelers on Tuesday, police said. Security guard Rafael Gomez, 41, of Santa Ana, who was wounded during the attack, remained in stable condition Thursday, said Sgt. Steve Shulman, a spokesman for Newport Beach Police Department. No one else was hurt, and the gunmen escaped with no property.
December 23, 2003
Deepa Bharath Burglars got away with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry early Sunday morning after they pried open a door to a department store, smashed display cases and stole expensive rings, necklaces and bracelets, Newport Beach police said. Police responded to a burglar alarm that went off at Robinsons-May at about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, Sgt. Steve Shulman said. "The suspects had already been at the store and had left with the merchandise by the time the police arrived," he said.
August 8, 2005
Newport Beach business owner Ira Israel doesn't have a shop where he can show off his Venetian glass beads, so events like the Gem Faire are vital to his operation. Much of Israel's business is conducted over the Internet. He said he brings his products to about 25 traveling shows per year. The Gem Faire, a three-day bead, jewelry and crystal showcase that visited the Orange County Fairgrounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday, is one of his favorite events.
July 21, 2000
Andrew Glazer NEWPORT BEACH -- Four thieves snatched jewels valued at a quarter-million dollars from a parked car Wednesday and sped away before police could catch them. Florida-based jewelry dealers Samuel Keeble and Deborah Brown were making a sales call in Newport Beach at about 5 p.m. when the four suspects broke a window in their rented black 2000 Honda Accord, opened the trunk and took several cases containing pearls and diamond rings and necklaces, police said.
February 17, 2010
Jewelry and cocktails are a dangerous elixir indeed. The crowd descended on the David Yurman Boutique in South Coast Plaza to enjoy both on behalf of the Camino Health Center. The San Juan Capistrano center is a community health clinic serving the uninsured citizens of South Orange County by providing them with affordable primary medical and dental care. The evening showcased the full line of Yurman creations from his signature jewelry to eyewear, watches and perfume. A portion of the party proceeds were donated to the Camino Health Center.
December 13, 2007
A woman arrested by Costa Mesa police in September has filed a claim against the city, claiming $2,500 worth of jewelry was not returned to her upon her release from custody. Renee Nam, 23, stated in her claim that after she was taken into custody Sept. 3 her gems were taken into holding, but when her parents arrived at the station to collect her belongings, the jewelry was lost. City officials are investigating the claim, City Atty. Kimberly Hall Barlow said. ?The city will investigate and at some point accept, reject, compromise or take no action on the claim,?
August 6, 2007
Local jewelry designer Mimi Kim first started creating modern and stylish jewelry for herself and friends. Her classic and chic designs caught the attention of boutique owners. Now her jewelry line has exploded. Kim designs beautiful handmade necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, bridal jewelry and even Mini-Mimi designs for girls. Her delicate designs of natural gemstones, mother-of-pearl and coin pearls are hand-wrapped in sterling silver or 14-carat rolled gold. Mimi's passion for design is apparent in her eye-catching teardrop earrings, multi-faceted briolette dangle necklace and hand-wrapped pretty pink freshwater pearl ring (prices vary from $58 for earrings to $196 for a necklace)