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A Look Back at 2017, A Year We Will Never Forget!

Posted on January 06 2018

It's a new year, and we are so excited for another twelve months filled with creating quietly bold, modern fine jewelry, and sharing it with you! But as we launch into creating the story of 2018, we cannot help but reflect on what made 2017 so special. 

We know the best is still yet to come (we see you, 2018), but, first, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make 2017 our best year yet! We could not have done it without you! 

See below for our top 10 highlights of the year! 

1- We kicked off the year as the cover image of INSTORE Magazine's January issue

Photo by Matthew Hillman Photography / Lloyd Production

2- Our Founder & Designer, Dana Bronfman, won Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in the Fine Jewelry category!


Pictured: Harper’s Bazaar Executive Accessories Editor, Amanda Weiner Alagem, who presented our founder and designer, Dana Bronfman, with the award. 

Photo by Fashion Group International. 

3- We debuted our first-ever colored gemstone collection of one-of-a-kind pieces during Gem Week in Tuscon, Arizona, at the JCK Show.                                   


Photo by Dana Bronfman via Instagram @danabronfman

Our friend, jewelry influencer, Benjamin Guttery from @thirdcoastgems stopped by to photograph the collection. 

One of our pieces as photographed by our friend and jewelry influencer, Monica Stephenson. via Instagram (@idazzle). 

 4- We teamed up with some of our fashion designer friends and showing the collection in Paris during Fashion Week at a pop-up shop in Le Marais.

5- We moved our studio and office into Jocale Studio, a multi-designer showroom in New York City’s Diamond District.

With our Jocale family of fine jewelry designers, hosted three fantastic trunk shows, two press events, and held private collection viewings. Please feel free to contact us to get on the list to receive invitations for our 2018 events, or to book a private appointment to see the collection in person New York! 

Pictured: our fellow Jocale Studio members. Clockwise, left to right: Cynthia and Simon Ardem, Dana Bronfman, Anastasia Tataratova from Simon Ardem, Daniella Lopez from Dana Bronfman, Lauren Chisholm, and Meaghan Hennelly from Goldhenn Jewelry.

6- Our Lipstick Ring was featured in Vogue on model Molly Bair during her photoshoot to promote Pure Earth's 'Heavy Metal Auction.  


Press clip featuring our Lipstick ring. Model image courtesy of Pure Earth. 

7- We launched many new partnerships with fabulous retail stores, and strengthened  relationships with boutiques already carrying our line! We love our retail partners, and it is wonderful to add new members to our family.

Thank you to our new partners FashionKind, Michelle Farmer, Michele Mercaldo Fine Jewelry, Lanae Fine Jewelry, Mission Jewelry, Meg C Gallery, Atelier Lou, Style Sonata, and A.R.T.!

Dana Bronfman x FashionKind collaboration 

Photo courtesy of FashionKind 

Trunk show at A.R.T. Worth Ave in Palm Beach, Florida.

Photo by Dana Bronfman via Instagram

Trunk show at Michele Mercaldo in Boston 

Photo by Dana Bronfman via Instagram @danabronfman

Trunk show with Memo in NYC


Photos by Dana Bronfman via Instagram @danabronfman

    8- We were thrilled to see celebrities wearing Dana Bronfman, such as former Spice Girl, Mel B., and Afrobeats artist, Young Paris.  


    Stylist, Melissa Barclay (right), and artist Mel B in Dana Bronfman Oversized Pyramid Earrings, attending a private event. 

    Photo by Melissa Barclay.

    Young Paris at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2017 award ceremony wearing our Pyramid, Hammered Lipstick, Oversized Hammered Pyramid Rings, and Square Hammered Cuff.

    Photo by BFA.


    Young Paris at the Hypebeast 100 After party at Art Basel Miami 2017 wearing Dana Bronfman rings.

    Photo by BFA. 

    9- We had the chance to collaborate with and give back to Publicolor, a New York City- based non-profit organization that empowers high risk youth through design-based programs, and helping to support their mission.

    We donated a bracelet and pair of earrings to the silent auction, 'Stir, Splatter, and Roll', their annual gala, which raised impressive numbers to benefit their scholarship fund.

    We also co-hosted Fashion Meets Publicolor on November 30 with MILLY’s pop up shop in Soho, NYC, where the clothing brand and I sold our pieces in order to contribute 20% of all sales to benefit Publicolor.

    Dana Bronfman speaks with Publicolor ColorClub Coordinator, Natasha Seng.

    Publicolor Junior Board Members Natasha Seng, and Justine Lai. Natasha is wearing Dana Bronfman one-of-a-kind earrings. 

    10. We enjoyed creating custom pieces! 

    This custom miniature version of our Holly Pendant was a favorite custom piece to create. A customer of ours wanted a special pendant that was unique to her. She loved our Holly Pendant but is especially petite, so we created a special one that was sized down for her, so she could wear it every day and have it not overwhelm her. She also wanted the necklace in white gold to match her hair. I loved that she celebrated having gray hair, especially after surviving cancer and chemotherapy, she was celebrating that she had hair! 

    We love to work with our customers and bring their visions to life.  Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have an idea for a custom piece!

    Photo by Dana Bronfman via Instagram, @danabronfman 

      We love sharing the story of jewelry that is designed with intention and heart, and created by hand, one at a time, in our home city of New York, thoughtfully, from reclaimed and ethically-sourced precious materials. 

      Seeing the look on people’s faces when they fall in love with and choose to own one of our pieces has truly been the biggest highlight of our year. It rewards us by letting us know we are fulfilling our mission to create pieces that speak to individuals, allowing them to tell their own unique stories, and empowering them to express themselves, and doing it in a way that is responsible socially and environmentally.

      In 2018, we look forward to continuing to create timeless fine jewelry with style that transcends trends. We resolve to share more information about the story behind what we do, why, and how we do it. 

      We hope to continue to allow you to connect with your loved ones as jewelry is often gifted, and provide conversation starters to allow you to connect with the wonderful people that surround you. We want to help you reflect your inner sparkle on the outside for the world to see.

      Thank you for taking a look back at 2017 with us! We hope you have a quietly bold 2018 and that you feel your own inner sparkle and shine each and every day of the year. 

      What kind of content would you like to see more from us in 2018? Tell us in the comments below! 


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