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Henne Jewelers plans grand opening of store

| Friday, Nov. 7, 2003

Henne Jewelers' new home in Shadyside doubles the size of its former Walnut Street location. The grand opening is set for 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at 5501 Walnut St., the former site of a Rollier hardware store.

Henne Jewelers, a family firm established in 1887, previously operated one block away at 5521 Walnut St.

Four designers, including Mark Patterson, are expected to attend the grand opening, along with more than 500 invited guests, plus a representative of the cutting-edge Italian jewelry line Pianegonda.

Others can explore the new store from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday -- Light Up Night in Shadyside -- and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15.

Details: (412) 682-0226.

Maxalto presents styles by New York designer

Maxalto will present new styles by New York designer Gary Graham -- plus wine, cheese, chocolates and champagne -- from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 54261/2 Walnut St., Shadyside.

Details: (412) 683-0508.

King's stores feature Moissanite jewelry

Trunk shows of new diamond-like Moissanite jewelry by K & G Creations are scheduled this month at three area King's Jewelry stores.

A company rep will present rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and pins set in 18-carat white or yellow gold. Approximate prices range from $300 for stud earrings to $10,000 for a "Diva" necklace.

In 1893, Nobel Prize-winning French scientist Henri Moissan discovered brilliant particles of meteor that a North Carolina firm, Charles & Colvard, eventually replicated to create Moissanite gems.

Shoppers can examine these popular new stones during the following hours and dates at the listed King's Jewelry locations:

  • Monroeville Mall, off Route 22, Monroeville: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. (412) 380-7260.

  • Beaver Valley Mall, off Route 18, Monaca, Beaver County: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. (724) 775-6360.

  • The Mall at Robinson, off Route 60, North Fayette: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23. (412) 788-4959.

    Boot, comfort shoe experts at Littles

    Two footwear experts -- John Brown of Munro and Kirk Schuller of Toe Warmers -- will be available to help boot and comfort shoe shoppers from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Littles Shoes, Squirrel Hill, 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Details: (412) 521-3530.

    Patent leather explodes on fashion scene

    Back in the old, old days, patent leather was for the Mary Janes little girls wore on Sunday and tuxedo shoes men wore to weddings.

    But patent has exploded recently across the fashion scene, splattering eye-catching shine that's glamorous and appealing.

    As this month's Elle Decor magazine notes, patent is treading the line between home and runway style trends. For fall clothing, it is popping out of Tommy Hilfiger's "Matrix" collection or is fashioned into a clutch handbag at high and low prices. Even more significant, on New York's Fashion Week runways in September, it was a big factor in spring clothes. At Ralph Rucci's Chado show, it was a delicate touch in a bib or collars with the artistry usually reserved for diamond jewelry.

    And for home, Elle Decor reports, it's used in sophisticated pillows and even lamps.

    Do we like patent because it reminds us of those tap-dancing classes and Mary Janes• Or does credit go to its futuristic, modern, Matrix aesthetic• Perhaps it's both.

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