Philip Press

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Philip Press is an American jewelry designer, known for his platinum jewelry designs and expertise.[1] Press creates Art Deco vintage-style platinum pieces,[2] as well as modern designs.[3]

Background and training[edit]

Press was born in New York in 1965. At age 15, he apprenticed to a European master craftsman and platinumsmith.[citation needed] Press learned Art Deco techniques and an acute attention to detail,[citation needed] which included using dental floss to polish intricate details.[4] He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990 to open his own jewelry design and manufacturing business.

Career[edit]

In 1991 Press founded Philip Press, Inc. on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA., and later moved his studio and workshop to the Sunset Strip in 1999.[5] The jeweler and his designs have been featured on the Red carpet at the Academy Awards[6][7][8] and in fashion and bridal media.[9][10][11][12][4] In 2011 Press became the diamond and jewelry expert for Fine Living Network[13] and began serving as the jewelry expert for the news program America Now,[14] which is broadcast across the United States on stations owned by Raycom Media.

Philanthropy[edit]

Press has aided the Foundations of the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Fire Department.[15] Press began serving on the board of the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation in 2011.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Two Unique Lines by Philip Press” International Jewellery Couture and Europa Star, February, 2-1-2011 http://www.cijintl.com/In_The_Press-2446.html 8-23-2011
  2. ^ Poole, Matthew Richard. Frommer's Los Angeles, page 251, 2006 http://books.google.com/books?id=ItCzk7e-cD8C&pg=PA251&lpg=PA251&dq=best+jeweler+philip+press&source=bl&ots=25A6oK3qih&sig=2ksLW-lUhiXQzktTEyJwkepZaeI&hl=en&ei=nyzeTdODKundiALJ5LnZCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCsQ6AEwBDgo#v=onepage&q&f=fa 8-23-2011
  3. ^ Avnet Yates, Stephanie. Best Places Los Angeles, Sasquatch Press, 2001 http://books.google.com/books?id=iVxuLeTVcFEC&pg=PA253&dq=%22philip+press%22&hl=en&ei=wn7cTf2aM4TOiAKZl9H7Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&sqi=2&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22philip%20press%22&f=false 8-23-2011
  4. ^ a b Saul, Lyndsey. "The Radar Jewelry: THE SHINING," Angeleno Modern Luxury, 8-2008 http://digital.modernluxury.com/display_article.php?id=86930 8-23-2011
  5. ^ Erin Weinger, “Treasures: Philip Press Master Jewelers Opens,” Los Angeles Times, 1-20-2008 http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jan/20/image/ig-list20/2 8-23-2011
  6. ^ “PGI to host red carpet jewelry suite for Golden Globes,” Jewelers’ Circular Keystone, 1-10-2006 http://www.jckonline.com/2006/01/10/pgi-to-host-red-carpet-jewelry-suite-golden-globes 8-23-2011
  7. ^ “Let there be Brights: How celebs accessorize blazing-hot hues on the red carpet,” Jewelers’ Circular Keystone, 5-2011 http://www.jckonline.com/slideshows/2011/05/let-there-be-brights 8-23-2011
  8. ^ “Carrie Preston Dazzles in Philip Press Diamonds,” Style Seen Daily, 6-2011 http://www.styleseendaily.com/index.php?s=philip+press 8-23-2011
  9. ^ “Celebrity Weddings" InStyle, 6-2002 http://www.platinumrings.com/photos/media/ad/zoom/79_instylelove.jpg
  10. ^ “Style News: Who Wore Temperley Better Pippa or Lindsay,” People 8-22-2011 http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2011/08/22/who-wore-temperley-better-pippa-or-lindsay/ 8-23-2011
  11. ^ “Prime Finds: Black Beauties,” Los Angeles Magazine, 3-2000 http://books.google.com/books?id=XF8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA36&lpg=PA36&dq=philip+press+black+diamond+art+deco+los+angeles+magazine&source=bl&ots=3VWQ0XD3ZH&sig=M0XYJaMhYbcByDEPgXedTtjyy9k&hl=en&ei=ZutTTs7WEe6DsgLUxtmNBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0 8-23-2011
  12. ^ “Hollywood Trend Watch,” Vogue, 2002 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtaLeD-7dTk 8-23-2011
  13. ^ "How to Buy an Engagement Ring,” Fine Living Network, 2001 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTSvXYeh7zk&feature=related, 9-20-2011
  14. ^ http://www.americanownews.com/category/219165/ask-our-experts, www.americanownews.com, 9-16-2011
  15. ^ http://www.lapdonline.org/hollywood_news/news_view/36462, www.LAPDonline.org 8-23-2011
  16. ^ http://supportlafd.org/about/board-of-directors/, www.supportLAFD.org 8-23-2011

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