Women and Jewelry: Doris Panos

Tracing back many generations, Doris Panos’ family was involved in the art of jewelry making. Though her father was a dentist, all of her uncles were jewelers. Not surprisingly, Doris preferred diamonds over dentures. Therefore, it was inevitable that Doris follow the traditions and passion of her heritage. While majoring in business and marketing at […]

Women and Jewelry: Gumuchian

Since the turn of the century, the Gumuchian name has earned a well-established reputation in the diamond and jewelry industry for providing superior craftsmanship and spectacular designs. Jewelry designed by Women for Women – the Gumuchian ladies have been manufacturing high quality jewelry in the U.S. with a commitment to beauty, quality and style for […]

Women and Jewelry: Niki Kavakonis

Exemplifying clean lines and a variety of themes, Niki Kavakonis’ designs can be found on the most stylish of women and men. Born in Canada into a family where Art and Design were both appreciated and promoted, her Greek father (who also worked in the architectural field) was a practicing sculptor, best known for the […]

Women and Jewelry: Pamela Froman

The “Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection” features handmade pieces comprised of a mixture of colored precious metals and exquisite, rare natural stones. Originality and meticulous attention to every detail are hallmarks of Pamela’s signature look; because each item is handmade, no two will ever be identical, even if they are similar in design. This one-of-a-kind, […]

Women and Jewelry: Elizabeth Rand

What initially began as a relaxing hobby blossomed into a lucrative career for Elizabeth Rand.  Before starting her own company, Elizabeth Rand, Inc., she was an award winning packaging designer. She also designed and created her own jewelry, and then eventually did the same for her friends and family that fell in love with the […]

Women and Jewelry: Judith Ripka

Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design and uncompromising quality. “When a woman is wearing my jewelry, I want her to feel as if she is wrapped in one of life’s luxuries,” states Judith. Taught to see the beauty in all the little things around us by her mother, each piece of […]

Women and Jewelry: Farah Khan Ali

Farah Khan Ali’s parents Sanjay and Zarine Khan are big on the Bollywood circuit. Her younger sister Suzanne married successful Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and her brother Zayed is a much drooled-after big screen sex symbol. As a result, Khan Ali’s life is one of flash — be it paparazzi cameras, sequined body con dresses […]

Women and Jewelry: Carolina Herrera

Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera (born 1939) ran a thriving fashion empire centered around her designer clothing line that consistently won praise for its elegant, feminine lines after its launch in 1980. The longtime New Yorker was regularly hailed in the media as one of the city’s most elegant women and was well-respected inside its […]

Women and Jewelry: Gaby Aghion House of Chloe

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, the daughter of a cigarette factory manager, she met her husband, Raymond Aghion (1921–2009), when both were seven years old in elementary school. He was born into a wealthy family of cotton exporters, but displayed early stirrings of the social consciousness that would later land him in political exile. Gaby and Raymond, both Jewish, married at […]

Women and Jewelry: Coreen Simpson

Coreen Simpson’s illustrious career began as a photojournalist covering political dignitaries, cultural icons, musicians, athletes and special events in New York, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.  Ms. Simpson became one of a handful of female photographers on regular assignment covering the Fashion Collections in Paris and New York.  Her images have appeared in Vogue, […]