As a local, I avoid tourists and Rodeo Drive (because of tourists)! But my friend and I were out shopping and she insisted on lunch on the Via. After we walked down the cobblestone and were doing some general shopping when we found Bernard Passman's Gallery. At first we were a little skeptical because we couldn't tell what it was from the outside, but once through the door we discovered exquisite black coral jewelry! The nicest lady, Susan, greeted us and told us all about the coral and we tried on earrings to die for! I had no idea that some place so peaceful existed on Rodeo Drive! The customer service was impeccable and the gallery was so easy to move through and see everything. When you go, make sure to ask to see the dragon which breaths platinum and diamonds! Well we each purchased a pair of earrings, but as soon as I got home, I told my husband that I found the place he can buy me jewelry successfully and I will LOVE IT! I now have a reason to add Rodeo Drive to my shopping list when I'm out. Oh..and the parking is really easy as it's right below underground and we didn't even have to pay!
Pros: Parking, Customer Service, Price, Peaceful Shopping, Easy access to Lunch