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.


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.


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]


  1. ^ “Two Unique Lines by Philip Press” International Jewellery Couture and Europa Star, February, 2-1-2011 8-23-2011
  2. ^ Poole, Matthew Richard. Frommer's Los Angeles, page 251, 2006 8-23-2011
  3. ^ Avnet Yates, Stephanie. Best Places Los Angeles, Sasquatch Press, 2001 8-23-2011
  4. ^ a b Saul, Lyndsey. "The Radar Jewelry: THE SHINING," Angeleno Modern Luxury, 8-2008 8-23-2011
  5. ^ Erin Weinger, “Treasures: Philip Press Master Jewelers Opens,” Los Angeles Times, 1-20-2008 8-23-2011
  6. ^ “PGI to host red carpet jewelry suite for Golden Globes,” Jewelers’ Circular Keystone, 1-10-2006 8-23-2011
  7. ^ “Let there be Brights: How celebs accessorize blazing-hot hues on the red carpet,” Jewelers’ Circular Keystone, 5-2011 8-23-2011
  8. ^ “Carrie Preston Dazzles in Philip Press Diamonds,” Style Seen Daily, 6-2011 8-23-2011
  9. ^ “Celebrity Weddings" InStyle, 6-2002
  10. ^ “Style News: Who Wore Temperley Better Pippa or Lindsay,” People 8-22-2011 8-23-2011
  11. ^ “Prime Finds: Black Beauties,” Los Angeles Magazine, 3-2000 8-23-2011
  12. ^ “Hollywood Trend Watch,” Vogue, 2002 8-23-2011
  13. ^ "How to Buy an Engagement Ring,” Fine Living Network, 2001, 9-20-2011
  14. ^,, 9-16-2011
  15. ^, 8-23-2011
  16. ^, 8-23-2011

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