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June 29, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - What to do when you have barely $100 to your name and a retail dream you can't let go of? Two sisters, Lisa Muratore, 30, and Jaime Hannigan, 31 - neither of whom had worked in retail before - are riding the social media wave. They are using online to grow their business that started from Muratore's car trunk nearly a decade ago, and now has grown to three stores near the Jersey Shore. They started White Lotus, a women's apparel, accessories and jewelry retailer in Sea Isle City, in 2010.
NEWS
June 15, 1992 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The glitter of the gold chains around the neck of the passer-by caught drug addict Matthew Slaughter's eye in 1990, the prosecutor said. "Look at that dude," Slaughter, 22, a street vendor, allegedly told two friends as Tommie Teagues, 22, passed the corner of 17th and Jefferson streets at 7:45 p.m. on June 7. "If I had a gun, I'd take that jewelry," Slaughter commented, Assistant District Attorney Richard Carroll said last Friday. Slaughter, of Lambert Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue, then borrowed a gun from one of the friends and shot and killed Teagues, Carroll said.
NEWS
December 14, 2002 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
Freeman's will wind out the year with a two-day holiday sale of jewelry, silver and objets d'art. It is one of several auctions in the days before Christmas featuring items suitable for gifts. The first session, beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow, at Freeman's gallery at 1808 Chestnut St. will be devoted to 240 lots of jewelry. At least five of them are expected to sell for five-figure prices, including a pair of art-deco diamond and platinum clips with an estimate of $25,000 to $30,000, according to the $25 catalog.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
FORMER Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, who made headlines for her vast shoe collection, is embarking on a new project - a fashion line. The 77-year-old widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos told reporters yesterday she planned to launch "The Imelda Collection" of fashion jewelry and accessories on Nov. 18. Marcos became notorious for her shopping trips to New York while her country wallowed in poverty under martial law declared by her...
SPORTS
January 12, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The discovery of poor quality diamonds in a shark-shaped pin commissioned by Greg Norman disappointed him and gave his wife an emotional shock, the golfer testified at his former jeweler's fraud trial in Miami. "There was a huge change in the emotional feeling of my wife," said Norman, who gave the $48,875 pin shaped like his company logo to his wife Laura as a gift in 1996. "She didn't want to continue to wear it. " The two-time British Open champion and winner of 74 tournaments was the first witness in the trial yesterday of Jack Hasson, who is charged with fleecing customers out of $80 million in fraudulent jewelry sales.
SPORTS
February 16, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Duce Staley says someone stole $100,000 worth of jewelry at a nightclub in Columbia, S.C. Staley, who played seven seasons with the Eagles, said his jewelry fell off during an altercation at a club Friday night. No charges have been filed and Richland County sheriff's deputies still are investigating, Lt. Chris Cowan said. Staley played high school football in the Columbia area and later for South Carolina. In other pro football news: Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis said he has spoken to Fox about joining the network's NFL broadcast team.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maker Nicolette Absil, 25, creates hand-painted enamel jewelry set in sterling silver. Her start Absil, whose studio is in South Kensington, learned the ancient art of enameling while a student at Rowan University. Later, she put her own twist on it by adding intricate hand-drawn botanical images, made in graphite or paint and accented with gold or silver foil. Process She starts by sketching from life, then draws the image onto a piece of powdered glass she has fused to a copper form.
LIVING
December 7, 1986 | By Elise Vider, Special to The Inquirer
1964, Helen W. Drutt English's jewelry box contained the following: a gold- plated circle pin from her high school days, her grandmother's cameo brooch, and a replica from the shop at the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. Twenty-two years later, the Center City gallery owner's jewelry is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There's not a circle pin or a cameo in the lot. Her 150-plus pieces stretch the conventional definition of jewelry. There are recognizable forms - brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings - beside radical pieces that lie in a netherland between garment, jewelry, sculpture and, occasionally, instrument of torture.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
About $1 million in jewelry was stolen last weekend from a walk-in safe at the elegant Bailey Banks & Biddle store in Center City, police said. Burglars apparently pried open a rooftop air duct and made their way into the ground-floor store, police said. They were then able to pop the lock of a walk-in safe and take off with an estimated $1 million worth of rings, watches and other jewelry. They escaped the way they came in, police said. Left behind were a hammer and a crowbar.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | by Yvette Ousley, Daily News Staff Writer
A Warwick Hotel resident is suing management because the family jewels are missing. In a suit filed in Common Pleas Court, Susan Shore said she left several bags with a doorman while she parked her car on March 27, just as she had done for the last 19 years. When she returned, a bellman carried the bags to her apartment - same as always. Only when the luggage arrived at Shore's apartment this time, the Louis Vuitton bag containing $29,130 worth of her late mother's jewelry was gone.
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July 20, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Statement jewelry is making a dainty - albeit sexy - move this year. The Trendlet Layers of necklaces are swaying just above the navel, mixed-metal strands are glistening around waists, and some sparkling chains are being fashioned into vests. Watch out this summer as body jewelry makes jumpsuits, maxi dresses, and cutoff jean shorts more seductive. Where's it coming from? The custom of draping oneself in jeweled chains goes back to ancient India as both a fashion and religious statement.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - What to do when you have barely $100 to your name and a retail dream you can't let go of? Two sisters, Lisa Muratore, 30, and Jaime Hannigan, 31 - neither of whom had worked in retail before - are riding the social media wave. They are using online to grow their business that started from Muratore's car trunk nearly a decade ago, and now has grown to three stores near the Jersey Shore. They started White Lotus, a women's apparel, accessories and jewelry retailer in Sea Isle City, in 2010.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maker Nicolette Absil, 25, creates hand-painted enamel jewelry set in sterling silver. Her start Absil, whose studio is in South Kensington, learned the ancient art of enameling while a student at Rowan University. Later, she put her own twist on it by adding intricate hand-drawn botanical images, made in graphite or paint and accented with gold or silver foil. Process She starts by sketching from life, then draws the image onto a piece of powdered glass she has fused to a copper form.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
This spring, the stylishly sentimental are sporting a new twist on   the original keepsake jewelry - and it's right in time for Mother's Day. The trendlet Lockets are becoming more than the teeny, tiny picture frames crafted to hover over our hearts as necklaces. They are emerging this spring as rings, bracelets, brooches, and key chains, too. Where's it come from? In the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, lockets held fragrant oils. During these more superstitious eras, they also held talismans and hid poison.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over three months, Claire Risoldi's jewelry collection - and its insurance policy - ballooned from a couple of pieces worth $100,000 to 52 items worth about $11 million. Weeks later, the Risoldi family's Bucks County mansion caught fire for the third time in three years. The collection disappeared, and Risoldi allegedly claimed that firefighters were to blame. Testifying for the second day in a Bucks County courtroom on Tuesday, insurance adjuster James O'Keefe noted the insurance policy's rapid increase and said insurer AIG would eventually deny the $11 million claim under the belief it was fraudulent.
NEWS
April 7, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Center City jewelry store worker was pulled into a van by a trio of kidnappers who brutalized and robbed her after she left work Saturday afternoon, police said Sunday. The 53-year-old woman had left the store on the 100 block of South Eighth Street around 4 p.m. and walked to a garage at 733 Chestnut St., where she had parked. She said she noticed a graffiti-smeared, burgundy older model Ford Econoline across from her car. Three men in dark clothes and ski masks jumped out of the cargo van and pulled her inside, police said.
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FOR ED WEINTRAUT, it was always "later. " "He was always putting off what he could do today for himself with the plan that he would do it later," said his son Steven Weintraut. "Travel, see the world," Steve would urge his father as he kept working well beyond the normal retirement age. Sure, Ed would say, "later. " Later, of course, never came for this dedicated, hardworking watchmaker, a fixture on Philadelphia's Jewelers Row for more than 50 years. Edward William Weintraut, who his son said could never "not work," died Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Kat Mittman Kobak planned to design jewelry for this year's Grammy Awards attendees by personalizing her signature silver, sparkling, beaded choker. But then, three days before the pieces were to be shipped off, Kobak's publicist got the names of exactly who would be getting Kat Designs baubles: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, and John Mayer. The dainty necklaces with edgy panther and arrowhead charms weren't quite right anymore - especially now that Mayer was in the mix. Kobak would have to start from scratch.
NEWS
December 20, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dozens of jewelers, pawnshops, and other cash-for-gold locations in New Jersey municipalities violated state laws, potentially cheating customers, the state Attorney General's Office said. The most common violations included using unregulated scales, not posting precious-metal prices in prominent places, and not keeping proper receipts, according to a news release from the Attorney General's Office. An October crackdown in the state's urban areas led the office's Division of Consumer Affairs to file municipal court summonses accusing 71 stores of 9,967 civil violations.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Jeweler Steven Lagos, dressed in a custom Nehru blazer with his company's signature deep purple as the silk lining, reminisced about the gold of old. Back in 1977 when he started his Philadelphia-based company, gold was $40 an ounce, so the wavy-haired designer was able to build his collection around the stately metal. Over the years, however, as the price of gold went up and up and up, Lagos focused on metals that appealed to his working-woman target audience. So the company became known for its bold and gleaming silver and platinum pieces, of which roughly 100,000 are sold per year.
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