Doris Panos traces her roots to a family of jewelry makers. While her father may have moved outside of the family business, she stepped right back into the fold after earning her degree in business and marketing. Going through the apprenticeship process, Panos did not take any shortcuts. She painstakingly mastered the engineering and manufacturing […]
Martin Flyer Jewelry: 7 Decades of Bridal Jewelry
Within the bridal industry, Martin Flyer jewelry is a famous contender. This jewelry power house focuses its attention exclusively on serving brides and already married clients with a need for anniversary gifts or remounts. The brand traces its beginning to a time almost seven decades ago. The designs of the jewels made a splash on […]
Elsa Peretti Remains a Tiffany & Co. Exclusive Jewelry Designer
The septuagenarian Elsa Peretti just recently announced that her relationship with Tiffany & Co. will continue for another two decades. Speculators assumed that the celebrated artisan would retire and take the rights to her designs with her. Tiffany & Co. went to get length to avert this near-fatal blow to their inventory of collections. What […]
Roberto Coin Jewelry: So Italiano!
Founded in Vicenza, Italy, in 1977, the Roberto Coin Company initially served the needs of internationally renowned fine jewelry brands. Situated near Venice and Milan, Vicenza is famous for its Renaissance culture and textile industry. Add to this the predominantly agricultural economic base of the region, and it makes sense that these surroundings have greatly […]
When Jewelry Design Becomes a Second Career
The vast majority of famous jewelry houses were founded by the men and women who grew up in the trade. Other well-known names came about when the adult children of famous artisans married and set up shop themselves. A third group of artisans does not have a long history in the jewelry trade. They may […]
How Did the Tennis Bracelet Get Its Name?
Bracelets of varying types have been traced back to prehistoric time. A popular type that has been in fashion since the beginning of the 20th century is the in-line bracelet. Made up of uniform settings placed on small links, this type of bracelet has been the choice for artisans creating pieces featuring symmetrically perfect diamonds […]
Dilamani Jewelry: Gems That Standout in a Crowd!
While most jewelry houses have a long history that frequently dates back to the end of the 19th century, there is a new crop of artisans that represent the finest the 20th century has to offer. Case in point is Dilamani, which was started in 1980. Brothers George and William Dilamani were gemstone wholesalers in […]
About John C. Rinker (JCR) Jewelry: Master Jeweler
The gems associated with John C. Rinker are some of the best-kept secrets in the trade. A master goldsmith by training and profession, Rinker has been in the jewelry business for almost four decades now. He remains in the Baltimore area, where he has built up a loyal clientele. In the past, Rinker specialized in […]
Scott Kay Jewelry: Vehicles of Self-Expression
Scott Kay is a well-respected name in the bridal industry. His collections have been the staple of upscale and also affordable bridal sets for the past 25 years. The artisan credits his innate curiosity to create the – as of yet – not created with an eye on past cultures and their artistic contributions to […]
FRED: Designer Jewelry from France
Jewelry designer Fred Samuel founded FRED in 1936 at the age of 28. He chose 6 Rue Royale as the address for his first Parisian store. Samuel had a history in the trade. His father, too, was a jeweler. Samuel grew up with the business ethics that would underscore his trademarks of boldness and discipline […]