Sunlight & Moonlight – INTA Gems & Diamonds Photoshoot

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We’re proud to present the INTA Gems & Diamonds Sunlight & Moonlight Photos fom the Miss California USA photoshoot we worked on several weeks ago. In the photos, you’ll see: Sunlight- Carrie Prejean, Miss California USA 2009 Moonlight – Chelsea Gilligan, Miss California Teen USA 2009 Carrie is wearing the Splendor Tanzanite & Diamond Necklace and Earrings. Chelsea glows in the Blue Denim Sapphire Star Design. Designs by Peter Young. We’ll be using the photos at our store, in print and on the web. Special thanks to my dear friend, Kal Yee, our BRILLIANT photogapher and artist, who worked to conceptionalize our “Sunlight & Moonlight” theme. And thank you Carrie & Chelsea! You both look absolutely stunning! Watch all the … Read More

Peter at the Pyramids – Inspirational Stones


Yesterday, I met up with Yasmine and her sister are from Egypt! She was recommended by my good friend, Faye. Yasmine was looking for a cushion cut diamond for her engagement! Egyptians are such warm, hospitable people. And I have to say that going to Egypt and seeing the pyramids was a life-changing experience for me. It was incredible to marvel at what WE HUMANS CAN DO! The HUGE stone blocks that built the pyramids are GIGANTIC. It was awe inspiring to see how ingenious and clever those Egyptians are. Now, I find it somewhat ironic that I now work with a lot smaller stones like diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Nonetheless, I still see what tremendous meaning stones can have … Read More

Peter is Gravy with 4-Wheel Biscuits!!


Sofia came in ALL THE WAY from OKLAHOMA to get her diamond ring from us. Wow! We have a setting called the “Sophie Setting” that was designed for my cousin, Sophie. And guess what, Sofia LOVED it!! And we got a beautiful 1.51 ct radiant diamond to go with the ring. Super sparkly. Sophie said that she was SO HAPPY with the ring and our service. Sofia’s so cute… called me “GRAVY… with 4 wheel biscuits!” Huh?! Sophia explained that’s Southern talk for something really, really FANTASTIC…. ha ha ha… I love it!! Sophia brought her cool, SuPeR-FuN sister, Suzie, who’s from Cerritos and lives across the street from Valley Christian High School… Steve’s and my alma mater… again… we … Read More

Jasmin and Joshua — Tungsten Strong!

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Jasmin and Joshua just bought a Tungsten men’s wedding band from us! The name tungsten means heavy stone in Swedish. Tungsten is an extremely tough metal and is SCRATCH RESISTANT. It is 10 times harder than gold or silver, 8 times harder than platinum, and 2 times as hard as steel!! Congrats J&J!

LA Snowy Day

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Since today may be a slower day because of the immigration protest in Downtown today, I think it will be an “LA Snowy Day.” Here’s a song from Val Emmich from an episode of UGLY BETTY. I use to live in New York, and I remember Snow Days… a break from work… keke… Love this song.

Traffic Delays in Downtown LA on Saturday

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Looks like we’re going to have a bit of EXCITEMENT today in Downtown. We just found out that there is going to be an immigration protest in Downtown LA today. They may be closing both 6th Street & Broadway. If you cannot exit on 6th from the 110 Freeway, take 4th Street and park just a few blocks away. If you have any questions, give us a call today at the the store 213-689-9650.

Robbins Bros Files for Bankruptcy


It’s been tough on a lot of companies these days, but it looks like Robbins Bros. (the Engagement Ring store) just filed for bankruptcy. Wow. Here’s the link for more info.

Sunlight & Moonlight

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Our EXTRORDINARY photographer, Kal Yee, finished the final photos of the INTA Gems & Diamonds Miss California USA photoshoot. The photos are SOOO BEAUTIFUL. We’ve come up with an amazing theme… Sunlight and Moonlight. I can’t wait to show everybody!!!