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Alumna Nancy Newberg on Her Jewelry Line

May 3, 2012
Spotlight Category: Alumni
Nancy Newberg (’84 Fashion Design)
Nancy Newberg Jewelry 
Inspired by today’s trends, my pieces are designed to be layered and worn in different combinations to suit the individual style of the women who wear them. With a modern twist on classic design, this collection is rich in texture and combines white diamonds with 18 karat rose and yellow gold, sterling silver, in matte and polished finishes.
Starting up
Inspired by a handful of diamond beads purchased at a gem show, I began making long flowing chains for me and a few friends. These necklaces caught the eye of the jewelry buyer at Barneys New York and I was summoned to an office meeting. It was through her encouragement that my hobby became a business. Using my background in fashion, I began to create, manufacture and market my debut jewelry collection all within a year’s time.
Biggest reward
I love having my own business again and manufacturing here in L.A. Walking into the factory and seeing my orders in production is quite exciting. But the most rewarding moments are working directly with my customers, helping them choose the right pieces that reflect their own personal style and taste.