I just had to post on here to let you all know about the scam that is Landau jewelry. Landau is a "jewelry" store in high end locations- there are several in NY in places like the Waldorf Astoria, 5th Ave & Madison Avenue. The store by me is in a very high end area, alongside stores such as Prada, Burberry, Neiman Marcus & Barneys. The store is very nice looking- everything is behind a glass counter, the sales attendants wear suits, etc. Everything looks great. The only problem is that EVERYTHING in the store is fake. Fake pearls, fake gold, fake diamonds, etc. That would be fine if there were signs somewhere to let you know, but there just arent. My boyfriend went into the store looking for a "pearl necklace for my girlfriend." It was my law school graduation gift and he wanted something nice. The woman told him that oh yes, they had pearls. They even had some strands with diamonds too. He bought the necklace and gave it to me. It was beautiful and I took it in to my local jewelry store to ask for care instructions. She looked at my necklace and told me the pearls were fake (made of glass), the diamonds are fake, and even the "gold" clasp was not real. I asked the BF how much he paid and he paid about $100 under market price for real pearls & diamonds w/ gold. They store had advertised a sale, so this made sense. I went to the store to inquire and was only told when i pointedly asked them that they do not, in fact, sell ANYTHING real. It is "costume jewelry." There is nothing in the cases stating this (in a whole case of "pearl" earrings, necklaces, etc. nowhere does it say these are "glass" pearls, or "inspired" pearls, nothing). The store front simply says "Landau" (NOT "Landau Costume Jewelry" as the store was called on my BF's credit card statement), and the prices are right in line with prices for the real thing. This makes it VERY easy for the salespeople to mislead you into thinking you are buying the real thing. I just wanted to warn others out there about this experience. I was shocked to see that most of their stores are located in high end shopping malls and cities. If you are looking for costume/fake jewelry pieces then maybe this is the place for you (although I don't understand shopping there even for that b/c the prices are so high for "inspired" items). But PLEASE stay away from this store if you or a loved one are shopping for real pearls, real diamonds, real gold, real stones, etc. My BF came across a very deceptive sale associate who blatently lied to his face about what he was buying, and there was nothing in the store that would indicate to him that she was misleading him. Bottom Line: Please watch out for this store!!!