Though Cartier and Bvlgari are still donning the wrists and necks of many Los Angeles women, more and more individual and privately owned jewelry stores are becoming popular for those who love a little bit of bling. Especially in the city of Los Angeles, it definitely pays to buy original.
Me & Ro
Me & Ro, located in West Hollywood, is the perfect jewelry store devoted to the needs and wants of both men and women. Though originally based in New York City, the designers of Me & Ro felt that their designs representing ideas of love and strength would capture the eye of an Angelino. You can find pieces of their collection at Barney’s New York or Neiman Marcus, but if you are looking to purchase one of their limited edition stones or rings, you will have to visit Me & Ro on Melrose.
Me & Ro is located at 8405 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood.
Harriet Dorn Jewelry
This jewelry haven is slightly hidden away from the rest of the Santa Monica stores that make Harriet Dorn easy to miss. Named after her late grandmother, Harriet Dorn is an absolute must for those seeking original, vintage and unique jewelry finds to add to their collection. While featuring designers such as Jo Cho, Harriet Dorn also has independent designers crafting away for the jewelry aficionado. Private consultations are held in back for those looking for something extra special.
Harriet Dorn Jewelry is located at 1211 Montana Ave., Suite 205, Santa Monica, Calif.
House of Love & Luck
Known as the “secret treasure chest” for jewelry lovers, House of Love & Luck is home to vintage Chanel necklaces, Gucci finds and other varying accessories. House of Love & Luck is also the go to place for movie studios and magazines looking to pull one-of-a-kind pieces to accentuate any outfit. Since the jewelry in this store is always rotating, House of Love & Luck adorers can feel confident that they are wearing original pieces that cannot be found anywhere else.
House of Love & Luck is located at 370 1/2 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles