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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;


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; cir­ca­jew­


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; co­let­te­jew­


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;


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;


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;


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; richard­


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;


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; sin­gle­


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; suzan­


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; 23rd­street­jew­el­


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; wes­

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