Sensual jewelry matched to the seasons
VAIL Modern jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth will be showcasing her summer collection at the Squash Blossom in Vail today through Sunday. Neuwirth is known best for her feminine bohemian style, which features 18-karat gold and a synthesis of intense colors and organic forms in precious stones. Neuwirth is a Los Angeles-based jewelry designer who discovered her fascination and talent for jewelry design in college. After graduating from college at the University of Vermont, she felt her calling was at home in California. Drawn to her hometown and the beach, she returned to L.A. There Neuwirth designed and made jewelry for herself. People would stop her on the street to inquire about it. She began to make custom jewelry and Irene Neuwirth Designs was created in 2000. Neuwirths designs are best described as sensual and slightly whimsical.Neuwirth attributes her inspiration and creativity to Mother Nature, as well as her customers. Like the fashion world, she produces her collections with the seasons, matching every jewel tone. Her work is designed in 18k yellow, white and rose gold and includes a variety of semi-precious and precious stones. The core of her collection is always Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite and pave diamonds, which are enhanced by colored stones like Rose de France, Lapis Lazuli, rose quartz, chrysoprase, carnelian and more. The contemporary and simplicity of her designs, along with the cut and color of her stones, make a strong statement.Neuwirth has a very large following for her recognizable designs. Her jewelry has graced many of todays high fashion magazines. Her jewelry can be seen in Elle magazine, Vogue, Instyle, Lucky, Town & Country and Self.For more information, call the Squash Blossom at 970-476-3129.
What: Trunk show with jewelry designer Irene NeuwirthWhen: Thursday through Sunday. The designer will be at the store for a reception on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.Where: The Squash Blossom, 198 Gore Creek Drive, VailMore information: Call 970-476-3129