WATCHES & JEWELRY
Founded in 1775, Breguet is one of the world’s foremost luxury Swiss watchmakers of pieces that offer record-setting complications, superb haute joaillerie styling, or both.
INSIDER TIP: The most expensive watch in the world, the stunning Breguet Grande Complication “Marie-Antoinette” pocket watch ($30 million), is on sale at the brand’s Rodeo Drive showroom. 280 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-8609911; breguet.com
The largest international buyer of pre-owned jewelry, watches, and estate pieces, Circa works with the most reputable appraisers in the world. 9696 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310341-4111; circajewels.com
Natural wonders and a love of travel inform Colette Steckel’s exquisite jewelry, which has adorned red-carpet A-listers like Rihanna and Katy Perry. It even informs her space: The leaf motif at her WeHo boutique recalls Steckel’s childhood inspiration of leaves falling in Paris. 8463 Melrose Pl., Ste. 4, West Hollywood, 323-9440599; colettejewelry.com
Hublot’s state-of-the-art designs utilize high-tech and classic materials for an aesthetic both innovative and traditional.
INSIDER TIP: Look for the rugged, masculine Big Bang ($5 million), one of the world’s most expensive production watches. 9470 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0595; hublot.com
SoCal-native Irene Neuwirth takes her inspirations from the sea, as seen in her fine jewelry pieces featuring precious stones and designs highlighting the ocean’s purity, power, and colors. 8458 Melrose Pl., LA, 323-285-2000; ireneneuwirth.com
History and a love of vintage craftsmanship are at the heart of Pyrrha designs. Danielle and Wade Papin, the creative couple behind the brand, began making one-of-a-kind pieces from their home in Vancouver in 1993. Since then, Pyrrha has grown to include an LA flagship boutique and a bevy of celebrity clients, including Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lady Gaga, who clamor for Pyrrha charms, talismans, signets, and and other unique designs.
INSIDER TIP: The Papins’ collection of antique Victorian seals inspires many of their pieces. 8315 W. 3rd St., LA, 323-424-4807; pyrrha.com
Artistry, architecture, and technical innovation are the driving forces at this brand that is both a connoisseur and casual collector fave. 222 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-285-9898; richardmille.com
Shop for baubles big and small at this offbeat, high-end jewelry store decked out with rings, necklaces, precious stones, and more. 1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-822-3600; roseark.com
Ari and Corina Madilian’s exceptional engagement ring and wedding band designs are directly inspired by the vintage pieces and antique stones they
source to create them.
INSIDER TIP: Like the vintage pieces as they are? Ari and Corina always have a curated selection for sale. California Jewelry Mart, 607 Hill St., Ste. 204, LA, 213-892-0773; singlestone.com
With combinations of color dictated by each individual setting, each gem in Suzanne Felsen’s stunning collection is carefully hand-selected. 8332 Melrose Ave., LA, 323-6535400; suzannefelsen.com
23RD STREET JEWELERS
Don’t miss Santa Monica’s 23rd Street Jewelers, an iconic family-owned jewelry shop for custom earrings, engagement rings, and necklaces. 2319 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-828-0833; 23rdstreetjewelers.com
With locations throughout the city, Westime is the SoCal luxury timepiece retail destination, specializing in extraordinary watches and jewelry. 216 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-888-8880; 8569 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-289-0808; 3832 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310-456-2555; westime.com