Luxury Jewelry: While your classmates were stringing popcorn kernels on pieces of fishing string, you were flipping through fashion magazines and dreaming of the day when you would own an entire collection of unique, couture jewelry. Jewelry designer Laura Munder made her passion for beautiful accessories a career-but she had somewhat of a head start. The daughter of a renowned diamond expert, Laura Munder quickly learned the skill of distinguishing remarkable stones and delicately molding them into works of art. Her extravagant use of colorful gemstones, unusual cuts and unique settings have made her pieces worthy of collecting and adorning the necks of Hollywood's most elite.
Laura's appeal rests with her artistic and fashion driven approach to jewelry design. A long-time collector and jewelry lover herself, Laura finds stones all over the world, which she uses to create one-of-a- kind pieces made with mandarin garnet, a stone available in extremely rare quantities, or pale pink opal, Peruvian blue opal, or peach toned angel skin coral with diamonds. Women's Wear Daily identified her as one of the industry's newest designers to contribute to the rise of branded jewelry. Pieces from Laura's collection regularly grace the editorial pages of national fashion magazines including W, InStyle, Glamour, Vogue, People Extra, and The New York Times. Hollywood has embraced Laura's designs such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eva Mendes, Carmen Electra, Anne Hathaway, Mischa Barton, Gena Rowlands and Molly Simms, just to name a few.
In 2005, the first Laura Munder Boutique opened on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. The Laura Munder Precious jewelry collection is currently available at the Laura Munder boutique in Palm Beach, select Neiman Marcus stores, and at Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Visit www.lauramunder.com.
For LxM Amy Covington