Martin Katz (jewelry designer)

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Martin Katz is an American jewelry designer.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in South Bend, Indiana, Katz is the fourth of five children. He began his career as an undergraduate student at Indiana University selling silver jewelry to his classmates. After graduating with a psychology degree in 1978, his first significant position in the jewelry industry was with Laykin et Cie in Los Angeles, a jeweler inside the then prominent I. Magnin specialty stores.[1]


Katz started Martin Katz, Ltd. in 1988. He began by making house calls to his few clients or inviting them into his Beverly Hills penthouse apartment.[2] He opened his first retail store in Beverly Hills in 1998.


  1. ^ Ball, Aimee Lee. "The Katz Meow" Departures, 1999-August.
  2. ^ Karlin, Beth "Sparkle Plenty" [People], 1998-2-23.

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