Martin Katz (jewelry designer)

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Martin Katz
Born South Bend, Indiana
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Alma mater Indiana University
Occupation Jewellery designer
Spouse(s) Kelly Katz

Martin Katz is an American jewelry designer based in Beverly Hills, California.

Early life and education[edit]

Martin Katz was born in South Bend, Indiana.[1] He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and business from Indiana University in 1978.[2]


Katz founded his jewelry design company, Martin Katz, Ltd. in Beverly Hills, California in 1988.[1] He began by making house calls to his few clients or inviting them into his Beverly Hills penthouse apartment.[3] His first significant position in the jewelry industry was with Laykin et Cie in Los Angeles, a jeweler inside the then prominent I. Magnin specialty stores.[4]

His jewellery has been worn by many actresses.[1] In 2008, he designed a diamond-filled bra worth US$5 million for Victoria's Secret.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Kelly Katz.[6] They vacation in Mustique.[6]


  1. ^ a b c CELEBRITY JEWELER MARTIN KATZ ON OSCARS' BEST ICE, The Hollywood Reporter: Pret-a-Reporter, March 2, 2014
  2. ^ Vivienne Kenrick, Personality Profile: Martin Katz, The Japan Times, 2004-6-12.
  3. ^ Beth Karlin, Sparkle Plenty: Martin Katz's Gems Make Hollywood's Stars Twinkle People Magazine, February 23, 1998
  4. ^ Ball, Aimee Lee. "The Katz Meow" Departures, 1999-August.
  5. ^ Korin Miller, Sexy Adriana Lima Models $5 Million Victoria's Secret Bra The New York Daily News, November 19, 2008
  6. ^ a b Erin Hill, Princess Kate Without Makeup and Prince William in Flip-Flops: What It's Really Like to Meet the Royals in Mustique, People Magazine, 08/05/2015

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