JCK Asks…Designer Pamela Froman

On literal and figurative crushesIf you said Pamela Froman was crushing it as a ­jewelry designer, you’d be right. Because you can’t talk about Pamela Froman without talking about Crushed gold. “I thought I should name it,” says the Los Angeles–based artist of her now-signature textured technique. “It reminded me of how tinfoil looks when you crush it up.” Her Crushed work, often accompanied by soft swirls and scrolls, can be seen everywhere, from her one-of-a-kind opal pieces to her just-debuted wedding collection. “I also like adding unexpected fun stones, like bright blue paraiba tourmaline pavé surrounding a gorgeous opaque gray diamond set in white gold,” she says. Just wait—you’ll get a crush of your own.Froman’s Ombré Cleopatra ringAge: Ageless. (A lady never tells.)Number of years in the biz: In my own business—nine years.Number of employees you overs

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