Lorraine Schwartz

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Lorraine E. Schwartz
Nationality United States
Known for Jewelry designer
Notable work Diamond and gold jewelry

Lorraine Schwartz is an American jeweller.


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]


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] Kim Kardashian wears a 15-carat diamond engagement ring by Schwartz, given to her by her now husband, Kanye West.[17]


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]