LOCATION AND CONTACT Dyanne Belle, New York; (212) 472-5839; www.dyannebelle.com.
SIGNATURE STYLE AND INSPIRATION Modern interpretations of styles—particularly cocktail rings—from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, showcasing earthy, imperfect stones like agate and rainbow moonstone, accented with diamonds. The jewelry also bears textured finishes and is crafted in a variety of metals, from sterling silver to 14k gold to platinum.
FUN FACT Schecter’s business is named after her grandmother Belle and aunt Dyann, both “crazy jewelry lovers,” she says. Many pieces in the line, like emerald-shape stones and pinky rings, are inspired by originals from Grandma’s collection and from Hollywood dames like Katherine Hepburn. The designer’s grandfather also ran a watch manufacturing and wholesale operation, Kingston Watches, in New York from 1932 to 1967, and Schecter today collects his old watches on eBay (maintaining a collection of 30 to date). Schecter is a self-taught jeweler who incorporated her business in 2002.
STARTING RETAIL PRICE $250
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION United States (New York)
ACCOUNTS 25 including Fragments in New York (Schecter is also developing shop-in-shops with some clothing boutiques)