Stefanie Somers Jewelry Collection Takes Manhattan
After more than a decade of jeweling the American pageant royalty, Stefanie Somers, jeweler to the Miss USA stars, is bringing her legendary design aesthetic to a diffusion line debuting during Accessory Week 2013 in NYC.
ACCESSORIES the SHOW at the Jacob Javits Convention Center will be the venue for the launch, attended by thousands of store buyers from around the world. From Sunday January 6th through Tuesday January 8th, Stefanie will be showing two new jewelry lines: The Stefanie Somers Collection, featuring earring designs based upon her couture designs, many of which have been seen at the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, and *trifles by stefanie somers, a more casual grouping that runs the gamut from office wear to cocktail.
"Every woman loves the opportunity to dress up and truly sparkle. The designs in my new collections offer pieces for every need: a professional office look, a dinner date, a fantasy wedding or a turn on the red carpet. Nothing lights up the face like crystal, and my earrings are designed to accent and flatter, to draw the light to the face. They're made to make you shine."
Pageant Talk Radio host Valerie Hayes adds, "For many years, no serious competitor would even think of stepping onto a stage without a little Stefanie Somers bling to complete her competition look. Bringing this fabulous jewelry to the rest of us is long overdue, and will no doubt bring out the everyday beauty queen in women everywhere!"
Both collections are made in the USA, and are crafted exclusively with Swarovski Elements.
The new Stefanie Somers Collection retails from $150 to $500; *trifles by stefanie somers ranges from $50 to $150. Both lines can be found in finer boutiques and specialty stores throughout the USA.
Stefanie is a Baltimore native, and Houston resident of over 20 years. With a background in retail merchandising, theatrical costuming, and ballroom dancing, she has a unique perspective on the needs of the client as well as the marketplace. A self taught jewelry designer, Stefanie has been creating jewelry since her early teens, and is always drawn back to the sparkle and possibilities offered by the vast library of Swarovski crystal. Her designs have been worn by countless pageant titleholders, including Shandi Finnessey, Rima Fakih, Crystle Stewart, Jennifer Berry, Danielle Doty and Nana Meriwether.
Each piece starts out as a handmade, hand cut custom design for a specific client working with Stefanie Somers Couture. "Certain designs just speak, and want to do more... and they stay. They're re-figured, re-cut, re-stoned, re-worked. They become favorites. These are the pieces that have become the new Collection"