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By Richard Mineards   |   January 18, 2022

It was case of blinging in the New Year when top jeweler Erik Laykin, scion of the founder of the 90-year-old Los Angeles company Laykin et Cie, opened its new branch at the Rosewood Miramar. Many guests couldn’t get into the socially gridlocked soirée, but those that could gain entree into the opulent salon were […]

Pure Gold
By Nick Schou   |   April 2, 2021

ARA 24K Collection is part of a family tradition that goes all the way back to ancient Turkey La Hoya If it wasn’t for a simple spelling misunderstanding, Cuneyt (pronounced “June eight”) Akdolu, owner of ARA 24K Collection on Coast Village Road, might never have arrived in Montecito. It was early 2004, and Akdolu, who at […]

Ta-Ta to Tiffany
By Richard Mineards   |   November 26, 2019

Luxury bling emporium Tiffany, which opened its doors at La Cumbre Plaza 12 years, is ditching the shopping complex in January, I can exclusively reveal. The iconic New York jeweler – which was just sold to the French conglomerate LVMH for 16.2 billion dollars – famed for its Tiffany blue boxes and the charming 1961 […]

Guy Webster Photos at Allora by Laura
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2019

Local artist, photographer, and art dealer Bobbi Bennett is once again partnering with Coast Village Road’s Allora by Laura owner Laura Dinning for a trunk show and reception. This time the event will feature the iconic photographic work of the late rock-and-roll photographer Guy Webster, who passed away in February. “Guy was a dear friend […]

Polo Bling
By Richard Mineards   |   June 13, 2019

Having launched her official Santa Barbara Polo Club ring to reflect the long history of the Pacific Coast Open last year, the Carpinteria organization’s official jeweler Tara Gray, a former Miss Alabama, has designed a completely new ring for the 2019 season. The latest bling has a new round face featuring 110 natural fancy black […]

Silverhorn’s Back
By Richard Mineards   |   December 20, 2018

Like the proverbial phoenix, the Montecito bling emporium, Silverhorn, which closed its doors after 30 years at 1155 Coast Village Road, has returned to the ritzy rue at 1235 Coast Village Road. The new 1,100 sq ft store, which complements owners Michael and Carole Ridding‘s boutique at the Biltmore, enables customers to see the company’s […]

Jewels’ Gold
By Richard Mineards   |   November 23, 2017

Jeremy Norris and Paco Buxton, owners of the upper village bling emporium Tresor, have quite a majestic display in their window. The 50-year-old Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, which formerly belonged to the countess Raine Spencer, stepmother of the late Princess Diana, was bought from a dealer in Geneva, Switzerland, and consists of an impressive […]

The Re-Invention of Silverhorn
By James Buckley   |   November 16, 2017

Readers – customers and window shoppers alike – will be sad to learn that Mike and Carole Ridding‘s iconic one-of-a-kind jewelry emporium at 1155 Coast Village Road is closing. Their lease isn’t up until mid-February but, beginning Thursday, November 16, at 10 am, there will be what the Riddings are calling a “multimillion-dollar Going Out […]