I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with #GirlBoss, Stephanie Gottlieb, fashionista and jeweler extraordinaire. If you aren’t following her on Instagram, you better start! (@stephaniegottlieb)
Stephanie is a private jeweler based in NYC who not only creates custom made one-of-a-kind pieces, but also has a website (stephaniegottlieb.com) featuring boutique fine jewelry designers as well as her own line. Stephanie began her career right out of college working at a diamond wholesale company. After 5 years in the wholesale industry, she decided to venture off on her own, and Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry was born.
Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry has gained a huge cult following of over 50k on Instagram alone! She credits a lot of her success to the power of social media. Through her Instagram, Stephanie has been able to expose a whole new generation to the world of fine jewelry. The new generation of high-end consumers are far less interested in the big fancy evening jewels that generations before us aspired to own and wear. The world as we know it now is far less formal than the world our grandparents or even our parents lived in; therefore our jewelry tastes have evolved with the times. I have personally noticed that most of my friends will buy trendy fashion jewelry in bulk, instead of taking the time to invest in fine jewelry and pieces that will continue to hold their value.
Stephanie is redefining the way we view fine jewelry by blurring the lines between fashion and fine jewelry. Not only are all of the pieces featured on her website and Instagram made from precious metals and gemstones, but they are also fashion forward in their aesthetic.
Stephanie believes that what sets her apart is her “fashion sensibility” and her unique position as a young woman with good taste in an industry dominated by mostly men. Stephanie says when people request plated or silver jewelry (that we are used to seeing in most fashion jewelry) she “tries to push my customers past their comfort zone to invest in something nice.” Stephanie sees her jewelry empire growing into a team of experts with her very own showroom.
Stephanie’s designs are perfect for the modern woman who loves to push the envelope and take risks with her fashion, but also appreciates fine craftsmanship and quality materials. She has successfully found a way to influence millennials to foster an appreciation for precious gemstones and metals, while simultaneously making fine jewelry feel playful and fun.