Lorraine Schwartz

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Lorraine E. Schwartz
Nationality United States
Field Jewelry designer
Works Diamond and gold jewelry

Lorraine Schwartz is an American jeweller.

Background[edit]

Lorraine E. Schwartz Inc. is based in New York City.[1] The jewelry business has been a part of Schwartz's family for three generations,[2] run mostly as a small business. Schwartz took over the family business in 1989,[3] after her mother died from cancer at age 55.[4] She renamed the company Lorraine Schwartz Diamonds & Fine Jewelry.[5] She also remade the company business model so that her works are sold only at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City,[6] by appointment at her 5th Avenue showroom in Manhattan and by private commission.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Schwartz states that in 2002 Halle Berry wore her jewellery on the red carpet."[9][10] Since, she has designed for celebrities such as Beyoncé Knowles,[11] Jennifer Lopez and Cate Blanchett.[12][13] For ESPN The Magazine, she made a "30-carat, diamond-and-ruby logo" for their 10th anniversary baseball caps.[14] She was also involved in the "Art for Life" gala in 2007, which was led by Russell Simmons and his ex-wife, Kimora Lee Simmons.[15] In the 2006 Beyoncé song, "Upgrade U", Lorraine Schwartz is mentioned.[16]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2009, she created the Shulamit Benjamini Sandberg Medical Research Grant, which supports a physician with $225,000 to last over three years for cancer research. It was created "in honor of her late mother".[6][4]

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