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Laykin et Cie sponsors Wattles Mansion Showcase March 23, 2017 - April 16, 2017 in Hollywood, California

Wattles Mansion - Hollywood
Watercolor Painting of Wattles Mansion Circa 1909


Laykin et Cie was proud to sponsor and present a collection of contemporary and vintage estate jewels at the 2nd Annual Wattles Mansion Showcase in Hollywood, California. The theme of the showcase for 2017 was "Hollywood History: The New Classics".  Like so many of the fine designers and sponsors of the showcase, Laykin et Cie has been a part of Los Angeles and Hollywood history since it's early days. Selected jewels will illustrate the vital connection been old and new, bridging the design esthetic of early Hollywood with modern classics such as the Laykin Double Row Diamond Bangle Bracelet which was designed in 1959 for Doris Day in "Pillow Talk" but is as contemporary and chic today as it was then.  More information on the showcase.


Old Downtown Los Angeles

Historical Perspective:  Los Angeles’ Jewelry Industry 1880 – 2017

This educational session focuses on the rich heritage of Los Angeles’s  jewelry industry from the perspective of manufacturing, education, design, retail, importing and the cultural impact that Los Angeles has on the global jewelry industry. We will explore several of the marque brands that have been established in Los Angeles such as Brock, Montgomery, Laykin, Ruser, Flato, Kazanjian, Katz and others...going all the way back to the 1800’s when the city had a population of less than 100,000 people and most of the roads were still dirt. The presentation also covers the rise and evolution of the downtown Los Angeles jewelry district which is continues to thrive to this day and is second only to New York’s 47th street.

Last Presentation:   Los Angeles - May 10th 2017

Next Presentation:  To be announced


Gloria Swanson in Laykin Jewels
Gloria Swanson (costumes by Coco Chanel) & Melvyn Douglas in Tonight or Never (1931)

Hollywood Jewelers: The Great Romance of Film and Jewelry

This entertaining and educational session explores the 100 year old relationship between the film and jewelry industry with an emphasis on jewelers whom have operated in Hollywood itself including; Laykin et Cie, Paul Flato, Vedura, David Webb, Ruser, Winston, Trabert & Hoefer,  Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany, Tallarico, Kazanjian, Katz and others. The presentation covers stylistic periods, great film representations of important jewels, lore and history. Included are  wonderful stories of Laykin et Cie working with many of Hollywood’s legendary personalities from Lucile Ball to Mae West to Zsa Zsa Gabor and Demi Moore!

Last Presentation:  Shanghai - June 10th 2017

Next Presentation: To be announced

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