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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: “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: “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.