Stephanie Wells

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Stephanie Wells (born May 1, 1968) is an American jewelry designer who co-founded Double Happiness Jewelry.

Biography[edit]

Born in Los Angeles in 1968, Wells grew up in Canada and southern California before moving to San Francisco to study marketing and religion.[1] Her studies in religion would later influence her jewelry designs by combining Eastern mysticism with Western design.[citation needed]

Double Happiness[edit]

Wells started Double Happiness Jewelry with her sister, Alisa Rottenberg, in her San Diego home in 2001.[2] Wells named the company after the Chinese concept of unity and new beginnings.[1] Wells' original vision was to create jewelry similar to that of the Bedouin people of Egypt, with whom she had stayed while visiting the Sinai Desert.[3] Shortly after its creation, the company won the 2001 Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion competition. The line has appeared in Allure, Bridal Guide, Harpers Bazaar, W, and Vogue.[4] In 2010, Wells published The Earring Style Book, a how-to guide about Double Happiness Jewelry's designs. Double Happiness began collaborating with Jewelry Television in 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McMillen, Kathleen (November 2001). "Double Happiness". Decor & Style. 
  2. ^ Spiegel, Richard (September 28, 2001). "Happiness Is... Double". Lucire. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ask the Jewelry Experts". Crafter News. February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Glitterati: Double Happiness". FabSugar. July 28, 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Montenegro, Ebony (December 4, 2011). "Double Happiness Debuts with JTV". Scene B Seen. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 

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