Remembering One of the Industry’s Loveliest Souls

My most recent encounter with Cindy Edelstein reminded me of her generous spirit

Like everyone in the industry who knew—and, by default—loved Cindy Edelstein, I am shocked and deeply saddened by our collective loss.

I spoke to Cindy on Wednesday for a story I am writing about men’s rings. Despite her busy schedule, she responded to my email query within minutes, and we set up a time to speak that very day. She was thoughtful, enthusiastic, funny, knowledgeable and kind—Cindy to the core. Speaking about trends, she referred me to several designers with whom I wasn’t familiar, and shared her deep love and respect for their craft in the most authentic and generous way.

Cindy was a beautiful person. To say that I’ll miss seeing her friendly smile at trade shows and industry events is a massive understatement.

Thank you, Cindy, for everything you did for this industry, and a heartfelt personal thank you for all the many kindnesses you showed to me. Rest in peace.

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I love this photo from Cindy’s Facebook page. She’s at the center of things, naturally.