Friday, April 11, 2014

Beautiful Feature Story in Design Jewelry and Accessories Magazine!

The latest edition of the fabulous digital publication Design Jewelry & Accessories Magazine features one of Pamela's "Boulder Crush" rings on the cover and a 9 page story about Pamela inside, we're so excited to share it with you here!  If you would like to purchase the entire issue, please visit the magazine's website.  Photos are by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography.

(In case the text on the images is too small to read, I've included credits for the jewelry shown on each page in the image captions and also pasted the text of the entire article below the last image.)

Image Credit: main image is Pamela's “Boulder Crush” Mini Frame Ring
From her “Boulder Crush” collection, this 18k Pink & Yellow Crushed Gold ring features a unique Australian Boulder Opal framed by diamond pave (0.25tcw), atop a split-scroll shank.

Image Credit: "Hera's Crush" Pendant
From the “Boulder Crush” collection, this one-of-a-kind pendant is reminiscent of the peacock feather, often associated with the Greek Goddess Hera.  Made of 18k Yellow Crushed Gold with a unique Australian Boulder Opal center (18.3ct) framed by two rows of pave-set Paraiba Tourmaline (1.5tcw)

Image Credit: “Ombre Arabesque Medallion” Pendant
For this pendant, Pamela combined 18k Pink and Yellow Crushed Gold to create a radial ombre effect emanating from the center stone, a natural 3ct Zircon, adding 0.92tcw brilliant-cut diamonds for that sparkle every girl loves.

Image Credit: “Dancing Yowah Opal” Earrings
From the “Arabesque Crush” collection, this one of a kind 18k Yellow Crushed Gold earring features a unique pair of 63.2tcw Australian Yowah Opal briolettes, with 0.33tcw sparkling diamonds in the scrolls.

Image Credit: “Cyndee’s Crush” Two-Finger Ring
From the “Boulder Crush” collection, this gorgeous ring is made of 18k Yellow & White Crushed Gold, featuring a unique Australian Boulder Opal (9.90ct) surrounded by 0.20tcw Diamond pave with 0.29tcw scattered Paraiba Tourmaline.

Image Credit (not in print): Assorted “Crushed” Cocktail Rings
One-of-a-kind statement rings of 18k Crushed Gold with unique natural center stones (Opal, Rutilated Quartz, Watermelon Tourmaline & Rubelite Tourmaline shown) framed with diamond or Paraiba Tourmaline.

Image Credits (not in print):
“Eternal Scroll” Cuff
18k Pink & Yellow Gold alternate in each flowing s-scroll, set with 0.90tcw sparkling diamonds
“The Eleanora” Ring
From the new “Boulder Crush” collection, this 18k Yellow Crushed Gold ring features a 7ct Australian Boulder Opal framed by 0.80tcw Paraiba Tourmaline
“Warm Wedding” Bridal Suite
This set combines 18k Yellow & Pink Gold with lacy scrolls to create a warm feminine bridal suite.
The outer eternity bands are 18k Pink/Yellow set with 0.35tcw diamonds each.  The solitaire ring features a GIA certified Fancy Brownish-Yellow Cushion Modified Brilliant Diamond (1.72ct) surrounded by a halo of sparkling diamond pave and (3) 1pt diamonds on either side (0.19tcw). 
“Rustic Wedding” Stack
The perfect wedding stack for the girl that loves nature and simplicity, this stack features an 18k white solitaire ring set with a rustic grey diamond (1.3ct) surrounded by diamond pave and (3) 1pt diamonds on either side (0.18tcw); the outer bands are 18k Yellow with Chocolate Rhodium, and 18k White with Charcoal Rhodium, set with 0.16tcw scattered diamonds each.

Image Credit: Award-Winning "Ice Princess Crush" Cuff - Palladium.
From the "Arabesque Crush" collection, this scrolly tiara-inspired palladium cuff features and adularescent 15ct Rainbow Moonstone cabochon and over 3 carats of pave and bezel-set brilliant-cut gvs diamonds.
This stunning piece won the 2013 AGTA Spectrum "Gem Diva" Award for Bridal, as well as an award from the Palladium Alliance International for Innovation & Excellence in Palladium Design.

Image Credit: Award-Winning “Crushed Frame” Ring
This fabulous ring won the 2013 WJA “Dazzle Diva” Award for Best of Business / Day Wear!
Made of 18k Pink & White Crushed Gold, this ring features a phenomenal Australian Boulder Opal center (8.54ct) framed by 2 rows of Paraiba Tourmaline (0.87tcw) 
(This ring is the inspiration for the “Boulder Crush” Collection.)

 Image Credit: “Scroll Crush Frame” Earrings, Watermelon Tourmaline
18k Yellow Crushed Gold scrolls frame stripey Watermelon rose-cut slices (24.87tcw) with bezel-set Pink Tourmaline above and below each slice (0.46tcw)

The award-winning “Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection” features handmade pieces comprised of multiple colors of precious metals [18k, 22k gold and platinum] and exquisite rare natural stones. Originality and meticulous attention to every detail are hallmarks of Pamela’s signature look; because each item is handmade, no two will ever be identical, even if they are similar in design. This one-of-a-kind, limited edition jewelry is as hip as it is timeless, transcending every generation and age, and specially crafted so that it may be treasured for years to come.

Born and raised in Manhattan, Pamela graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology and subsequently moved to Europe, where she settled in Paris and began designing jewelry for the top couturier salons, including Courreges, Cacharel, Carita, Guy Larouche, and Valentino.  As much as she enjoyed the challenge of creating for preeminent designers, Pamela needed to forge her own artistic path. Pamela Froman’s creations combine classic European design elements with her own unique sensibility.  “I love irregular surfaces,” the designer explains, “so most of my Collection is textured with a special technique I call “Crushed”.  In fact, the cornerstone of my first line was The Mina Ring, a Crushed mélange of Platinum and 18k yellow gold with diamonds that was designed for an actress who wanted something distinctive and elegant.” 

The initial Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection made its debut at the 2006 JCK Show in Las Vegas, where Pamela was awarded the promising title of Rising Star.   In 2008, she was identified as one of the 10 Best New Jewelry Designers by InDesign Magazine, and was thrilled to be presented with the prestigious Town & Country Couture Design Award for Best of Gold (an award often referred to as the "Oscar of the jewelry industry!") The award-winning quality of her designs continued to be recognized in 2009: Pamela was honored at the 25th Annual Spectrum Awards Gala with a Consumer's Choice Award for her one-of-a-kind "Pearl Mélange" lariat necklace; her one-of-a-kind “Sentimental Crush” Locket won a 2009 MJSA Vision Award; she was presented with another Couture Design Award in 2009, this time for Best of Bridal, and was also honored to be nominated for the WJA Award for Excellence in Design.  In 2010, Pamela won First Place Gold Distinction in the MJSA Vision Awards, for combining 18k pink and yellow gold to create her gorgeous “Royal Crush” statement necklace.  In 2011, the same color combination (18k pink & yellow), this time combined with a gorgeous honey-color Ethiopian Opal and sparkling diamond pave to create a stunning cocktail ring, earned Pamela another Spectrum Award!  2012 brought another nomination for the WJA Award for Excellence, as well as a WJA Diva Award (presented in 2013) for a fabulous cocktail ring featuring an Australian Opal surrounded by Paraiba Tourmaline pave.  In 2013, she received another Spectrum Award (this time for Bridal), was a Finalist in the Niche Awards, 1st Runner-Up in the Couture Design Awards’ Bridal category and was once again honored with a nomination for a WJA Award for Excellence.

Pamela feels strongly that individuality is the underlying theme of beauty. “I believe that the more a piece is worn the more beautiful it is because it becomes part of the person’s essence. Two people can wear the same piece and it will have a different look or give off a different aura. My mission is to create handmade jewelry of the highest quality; therefore, each piece is thoughtfully designed with 22k, Platinum, or an array of different colored 18k gold, so that everything from the cut, the color, and even the clarity of the stones flow seamlessly to complement the overall look of the design. I like to think that if my jewelry were someday discovered in an old buried treasure chest, it would stand the test of time, much like the antiquities of the great civilizations do today.”

Dubbed “The Golden Girl” by W Jewelry Magazine, Pamela Froman’s creations have also appeared in the pages of The Robb Report, Town & Country Magazine, Inside Weddings, Lucky, Self, and Bride’s Magazine, and Lark Book’s 500 Wedding Rings and 500 Gemstone Jewels, to name a few; her designs have also graced the covers of prominent industry publications such as Modern Jeweler, InDesign, and Jewellery Business Magazine.  In addition to print, Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry has been featured on television shows such as Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model and Stylista, as well as adorning the sexy stars of NBC’s Las Vegas: Vanessa Marcil, Cheryl Ladd, and Molly Sims.  Other celebrities who “have a crush” on Pamela’s unique style, include: Halle Berry, Diane Lane, Debra Messing, Meredith Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Norah Jones, and Eva Mendes.

Pamela and her husband, photographer Jay Lawrence Goldman, have created a studio oasis that they share -- a sanctuary within the city [of Los Angeles.] It is filled with natural light, and decorated with fountains, plants, an aviary of exotic finches, doves and canaries, and an area for their young son to play.  Pamela feels, "each piece of my jewelry is an expression from my soul," but considers her most precious creation to be her son, Hudson Elijah, born December 2004.  Becoming a mother has even inspired some of her designs, most notably the beautifully versatile "Mommy Earrings"!  The family resides in Santa Monica, California.