I recently had a fun time visiting friends and Jay Strongwater collectors at the Neiman Marcus store in Orlando, Florida. They cleared out a whole clothing area and set up this pretty little luncheon in my honor! Great bright green tablecloths with lush flower centerpieces were the perfect backdrop for “Wanderlust” and “Flora and Fauna.” Each visitor enjoyed being one of the first to see these new collections for spring/summer. (They are now up and available to see at jaystrongwater.com.)

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4 Responses to Orlando

  1. Warren Mobley says:

    I love your work and have a large collection. I am disappointed to hear some of your products are made in China. Is this true?

    • Bejeweled Admin says:

      Hi WARREN,

      Thank you for being a great Jay Strongwater collector! I always enjoy traveling and meeting collectors like yourself when I visit stores. Often, people want to know where our pieces are made. I explain that myself, and the designers who work with me, create each style in our New York City studio. We then work with our model makers in Rhode Island to carve the original model or physical prototype. I have always been inspired to model our workshops after the historical ateliers of Faberge or Cartier. The idea is that we work with talented artisans all over the world to bring our visions to life. Most times, that continues to be in Rhode island and New York. For our glass designs, we are currently working with two glass blowing workshops, one in Portugal and one in Taiwan. Our very large metal designs, like the grand peacock bowl, are first cast in India, and then once we receive them in New York, we continue to add the jeweled details and layers of enamel to make it Jay Strongwater. When we have a design that I hope can be a Great Gift — that wonderful hostess gift or birthday gift — I will sometimes consider crafting the whole design in Asia. I always like to have designs in the collection that are accessible to new collectors who are just getting to know Jay Strongwater. While most of our products are made in the U.S., the reality of our world today is that you have to be open to sourcing and making designs all over the world. But no matter where we work, we are always celebrating a pair of very talented hands that has worked his or her individual talents on a Jay Strongwater design.

      JAY

  2. The new collection looks amazing let me know if neimans in Beverly Hills has it so I can go see it.Jay as always has wowed me with this collection.I am looking at two of my frames right now,they dress up my room.Everyone always comments how gorgeous they are I am proud of my collection.

  3. I love the new collection,I am so happy and proud to be a collector.When ever I have people over the first thing they notice is my Stongwater collection.Let me know when Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills has it.Jay once again you have wowed me.Lots of Love Tamara