Lorraine Schwartz

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Lorraine E. Schwartz
NationalityUnited States
Known forJewelry designer
Notable work
Diamond and gold jewelry

Lorraine Schwartz is an American bespoke high jewellery designer. She has designed jewelleries for a host of famous female celebrities including Beyoncé, Blake Lively and Kim Kardashian. In 2009, Angelina Jolie showed up at the Oscars wearing a pair of emerald earrings designed by Lorraine Schwartz which cost $2.5 million.

Career[edit]

Schwartz states that in 2002 Halle Berry wore her jewellery on the red carpet."[1][2] Since, she has designed for celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles,[3] Jennifer Lopez and Cate Blanchett.[4][5] For ESPN The Magazine, she made a "30-carat, diamond-and-ruby logo" for their 10th anniversary baseball caps.[6] 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.[7] In the 2006 Beyoncé song, "Upgrade U", Lorraine Schwartz is mentioned.[8] Kim Kardashian wears a 15-carat diamond engagement ring by Schwartz, given to her by her now husband, Kanye West.[9]

Philanthropy[edit]

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".[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oscar hopefuls for hire in fashion house wars". The Times
  2. ^ "Red carpet revenue". Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ "Billboard Nov 1, 2003" - Google Books
  4. ^ "Designer Spotlight" - In Style
  5. ^ "Diamonds Lit Up The Strip at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards" - PR Newswire
  6. ^ "C'mon ... Vogue?" Chicago Tribune
  7. ^ "Schwartz to donate bracelet for Simmons' gala"[permanent dead link] National Jeweler
  8. ^ "Luxury Ties, Fancy Suites: A Guide To Beyonce And Jay-Z's 'Upgrade U'" MTV
  9. ^ Longeretta, Emily (May 25, 2014). "Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Blinged-Out Wedding Rings". Hollywood Life. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  10. ^ Styleinterviews.com, Lorraine Schwartz Board of Directors for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation March 16, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  11. ^ "Lorraine Schwartz, Jeweler to the Stars, Tells Us About Her New Charity, 'Muse' Beyoncé and Possible Diffusion Line" - Style List