With her natural keenness for design and fine interpretation of color, Judith Ripka is without a doubt one of the most prominent forces in American jewelry design. Since she launched her first ever 18K gold jewelry collection in 1977 at a time when 14K gold jewelry was more commonly used, her company has become a multimillion-dollar enterprise headquartered in New York City with several shops across the United States. Judith Ripka is a proud member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and is a recipient of the esteemed De Beers Award for Diamond Designs.
Striking a Balance
Judith Ripka’s appreciation of beauty came from her mother who was a European courtier and who taught Judith from childhood to look at the beauty that can be found in the little things that surround her. From this point of view, Judith designs jewelry that is always an object of beauty. This, however, is just one part of her design philosophy. Driven by her own experiences as a busy woman who has several roles in life that of wife, mother, artist, and businesswoman, Judith fashioned her jewelry not only to be beautiful but versatile as well. She added unique twists to her pieces, making them classic and yet contemporary to suit today’s fashion.
Using precious materials with only the best quality that Judith sourced from around the world herself, it’s not surprising that Judith Ripka jewelry has captured the hearts of some of the most famous women in society – from the likes of Oprah and Hillary Clinton to top celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Williams, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Preston and Tina Fey. The amazing thing about Judith Ripka jewelry is it is likely to be spotted at a red-carpet affair, just as much as, on the average girl with the penchant for high style.
While Judith Ripka is most known for her unique 18-karat matte gold collection and distinct rendering of precious diamonds and colored gemstones, she manages to strike a wonderful balance between upscale classiness and simple sophistication. Judith Ripka jewelry masterfully combines timeless elegance with modern fashion sense.
The Beginning of a Successful Brand
Judith’s creative knack started when she was young, playing with her mother’s jewelry and accessories. It was a natural progression for her that she started her career as an Assistant Jewelry Buyer at the May Company. Then, with a small investment from a friend, Judith started her own jewelry business.
In 1986, a pivotal point in her business came when she was asked by a friend to update an old pearl set. The result – a beautiful pearl necklace with a detachable jewel-encrusted gold clasp and toggle closure – became one of her signature creations. In fact, the style was such a hit that many pearl necklaces were modified to copy the look. To this day, the necklace is still a best seller and the idea for the toggle closures, which allows jewelry to be adjusted and worn many ways, remains one of the best things about a Judith Ripka piece that fans love.
It was in 1993 when Judith opened her first shop in Manhasset, Long Island. It quickly became successful and she reinvested her profits to her growing business, opening a New York store on Madison Avenue also in the same year of 1993. Her second store, a much larger one that is now her flagship store still at Madison, opened in 2005. Today, the Judith Ripka Company is growing rapidly with upscale department store boutiques and close to a dozen freestanding outlets in major locations across the country.
Fun, Flexible and Functional
For more than 30 years, Judith Ripka has been a forerunner in the world of fine jewelry with her innovative creations such as her 18-karat green gold jewelry and sterling silver collections. Her jewelry pieces can be cleverly transformed from day use to eveningwear or to go with casual jeans or an elegant dress. Each Judith Ripka piece features versatile design in a range of style as well as prices to allow women from different walks of life to elegantly enhance their contemporary wardrobe.
Judith Ripka’s unique jewelry designs entail a special kind of workmanship that adds to the beauty of each piece such as subtle textures, tiny patterns and intricate details worked into the gold or silver. What also makes Judith Ripka jewelry quite unique is its wonderful flexibility afforded by innovative elements such as tiny concealed loops on a necklace which when flipped down will reveal a group of pretty pendants that can be worn individually with different necklaces. The ingenious toggles on pieces can be worn different ways and even some of her diamond jewelry can be adjusted depending on whether or not you want to highlight the gems.
With such versatility in her pieces, Judith Ripka jewelry is definitely something for women to wear and enjoy and not keep locked in a closet. Explore our Judith Ripka selection and shop for the perfect piece to start having fun with your jewelry.
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