Celebrities Do Not Make Jewelry Great or Relevant, Designers Do
The idea for this blog began in September 2008 while randomly looking up jewelry designers on the internet. As I read about the history of longstanding jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels I was affected by the passion and dedication of its founders.
As I continued reading about jewelry designers from around the world I was struck by a common thread: a sincere love for this art form. Many come from different professional backgrounds—architect, screenwriter, and marketing executive--but that intense creative spark is the same.
A single piece of jewelry can express a designer’s personality, cultural background, and embody a jeweler's thoughts on societal ills making their creations distinctive and one-of-a-kind.
Having spent quite a number of years working as a legal administrative assistant, I am obviously not an "industry insider” which provides this blog with a different point of view.
I am not opposed to mentioning the celeb clientele of a jewelry designer or citing jewelry brands worn by actors in a feature film or television show; however, solely seeking out designer jewelry worn by celebrities is not my interest or objective.
My goal is for visitors to come away from this blog having learned a little something about the men and women who invest their time and mental energy developing future heirlooms, expressions of love and contemporary art pieces.