Oak Brook store showcases jewelry owned by Hollywood stars
Want to see the 78-carat diamond tiara Madonna wore when she married Guy Ritchie? Or Clark Gable's wristwatch? Or the jewels worn by Hollywood legends like Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes and Eva Gabor?
Just in time for the Academy Awards, these famous jewels from the Kazanjian Foundation will be on display Feb. 18 through 22 at A. Marek Fine Jewelry, 3021 Butterfield Road in Oak Brook.
There's no charge to see them, and the display will kick off with a free "Red Carpet Moments" party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Oak Brook jewelry store. Guests will be able to walk the red carpet, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and gawk at the famous gems.
In honor of the event, A. Marek Fine Jewelry will donate 30 percent of all sales between Feb. 16 and 22 to A Silver Lining Foundation, which provides no-cost screening mammograms, follow-up diagnostic testing and other breast cancer resources to uninsured and underinsured patients.
For more information, call (630) 954-2662.
Valentine's Day sale
The popular women's clothing boutique, Nika Le Butik, at 143 N. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge, only has two sales a year and one is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 14.
From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the entire women's clothing boutique will be priced at or below wholesale prices.
And it's not just a sale, it's an event. They'll have a chocolate bar, cocktails and appetizers served all day, a $300 shopping spree giveaway and a free gift with purchase.
See nikabutik.com for details.
Online V-Day ideas
Want to buy some affordable jewelry for Valentine's Day, but have no time to get to a store?
Amazon.com has several impressive offerings, and many with free shipping, including a ruby and pink cubic zirconia puffed heart pendant ($79, www.amazon.com).
You can buy one or 20 of the Alex and Ani's Signature Expandable Bangles, with a charm that says "Somebody Loves Me." Made in America of recycled materials, this style is specially priced this Valentine's Day for $5 each. See AlexandAni.com.