Monday, June 23, 2014

A Few Facts About Pamela Froman

The June Issue of InDesign Magazine included "Fact Sheets" about some of the designers who would be exhibiting their new collections in Las Vegas this year and I thought it would be fun to share Pamela's with you! I've retyped the text from the issue below the image to make it easier to read. Enjoy!


In Their Own Words:
“My love of irregular surfaces inspired the texture of my collection, which uses a special combination of techniques I call “Crushed”, lending a softer more natural feel to the metal as well as making each item completely unique.  I believe that individuality is the true source of beauty.  That is also why I love the more unusual gemstones.  I believe all gems are precious and especially adore natural works of art like platinum rutilated quartz and opals, which are rare and interesting. I accent these beauties with high-quality diamonds and colored stones, setting them in combinations of my signature 18k gold colors to create distinctive pieces.  My mission is to create collectible works of art that will be worn, not locked away in a safe, passed down and appreciated for generations.”

Signature Style:
Scroll motifs, “Crushed” texture and innovative blends of special 18k gold colors & 22k gold combined with rare natural gems and high-quality diamonds.  Froman's pieces are perfect for the woman who wants something versatile, unique and eye-catching with understated glamour.

Latest Collection:
Caribbean Crush, based around the popular Tanzanite and Paraiba tourmaline earrings of the same name, merchandising well with the expanded Boulder Crush opal collection.  Also integrating lambskin leather cuffs and expanding bridal.

Top Retailers:
McCaskill & Co, Destin, FL; Lux Bond & Green, Westport, CT; Jerry Szor [now Szor Collections] Dallas, TX; Dolce, Telluride, CO

Best Seller descriptions:
1. The “Ellie” Ring style features a unique gemstone surrounded by pave diamonds (or Paraiba Tourmaline) on an S-Scroll shank, available in a variety of stones and 18k gold colors. 
MSRP: $4,400 - $9,700 (for rings shown)

2. “Crushed Melange” Hoops, fun and versatile 1.5 inch hoops in 18k Pink, White & Green gold.
MSRP: $3,300

2. “Get A Crush” Stack Rings – 18k White, Pink, Green, Chocolate, Charcoal, and 22k with diamonds (0.16tcw each) [also 18k Yellow & 18k Black, not shown]
MSRP: $2,040 - $2,420 each

Retailer Review:
“I had a treat recently and a great lesson.  The visit of Pamela Froman to Puerto Rico and the "unveiling" of new pieces and new designs that I had never seen before.  Having known Pamela for years, I thought I knew her work but to my great delight, she had broken barriers, searched for new stones and cuts, and lifted her collection to a new level.  It was inspiring to see the evolution of her ideas and direction and the passion with which she enveloped it all.  Never think that you know an artist as you never know really what they have become until you immerse yourself once again in their work.” – Marie Helene Morrow, Reinhold Jewelers, San Juan PR
(Note: This is the original quote submitted for the article, the final printed version was edited for length.) 

Also featured in this issue, Pamela's popular Caribbean Crush Earrings that were mentioned in the Fact Sheet article.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Now Available at The Gem Collection!

We're excited to announce that Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry can now be found at The Gem Collection in Tallahassee, FL!  They have just a few special pieces to start but more will be joining these three beauties soon. 

The styles you can currently find at The Gem Collection (shown above) are:
"Caribbean Crush" Ring - 18k Yellow with Tanzanite and Paraiba
"Ellie" Ring - 18k Yellow with Lightning Ridge Black Opal and Diamonds (one-of-a-kind)
"Scroll Crush" Pendant - 18k Yellow with Ethiopian Welo Opal and Diamonds (one-of-a-kind)

If you live in the Tallahassee area and would like to order a piece of Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry that you've seen elsewhere (like on our Facebook page or this blog) just let your favorite sales person at The Gem Collection know what you'd like and they will work with us to get you that piece you've been dreaming about!