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Martin Katz: journey to the red carpet

Sharon Stone and Martin Katz

Martin Katz came to Los Angeles three decades ago, fresh out of Indiana University, thinking he’d have an adventure before returning to the Midwest to work in the family business. Nobody seemed less likely to be outfitting the world’s most…

A short history of the chain

Since ancient times, the chain has enjoyed a coveted place in jewelry. It represents eternal love and all the other good stuff about human connection: the eternity of the circle linked, without beginning or end, to other circles. Of course,…

Ralph Esmerian goes to prison

Ralph Esmerian, fourth-generation jewelry dealer and former owner of the Fred Leighton chain, was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for double pledging and reselling collateral used to secure more than $210 million in loans. Manhattan federal Judge Denise…

Super Bowl championship rings for Packers unveiled

UPDATE: Here it is at last, the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl championship ring, presented to the team at a Thursday night celebration in Lambeau Field Atrium. The Packers bucked the recent trend to go with a name-brand jewelry designer…

Wedding rings reinvented: customizing through a gallery

Not all designers work individually with couples to customize wedding rings, but sometimes galleries that represent those designers will serve as liaison. This allows designers who prefer to work independently to benefit from the demand for customized wedding rings and…