Designer Discovery: Georgia Ruiz Torres

Georgia Ruiz Torres expresses wonder as she admits something many of her jewelry industry peers probably can relate to: "I never intended to be a jewelry designer. It just happened." Torres, the designer behind the new name OG Torres, was introduced to the industry by her husband, jewelry designer Omar Torres. With his help, Torres moved from a career as an advertising executive to that of a creative and realistic designer. "The 'O' in 'OG Torres' honors my inspiration and my husband, Omar Torres," she says. "He feeds my imagination and [oversees] the design process as honorary executive design director." Omar Torres is a 30-year jewelry design veteran whose bio includes stints as a designer at Van Cleef & Arpels and design director at Bvlgari. A former jewelry design professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), he is now design director for the Movado Group. While
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