Lorraine Schwartz: The Designer Behind Hollywood’s Most Iconic Jewels
The jewelry of designer Lorraine Schwartz has been highly featured on the red carpets, thanks to a celebrity clientele that counts Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Pharrell, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, and Kim Kardashian, among others. Of all the stones, Schwartz cites emeralds as the most defining of her career. “We saw that there are emeralds that are brighter and more open than others, and when you wear them on their own at night they look like green diamonds,” she explains.
At the Oscars 2009, Angelina Jolie showcased a pair of Lorraine Schwartz emerald-only earrings and the moment was iconic. “Until then, people always wore emeralds with diamonds. People are looking for something a little different nowadays.”
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.