Founded by designer Irene Neuwirth and business partner Tracy Stoll, Irene Neuwirth is an independent, fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles. In 2003, Irene launched the company with a small collection featured at Barneys New York. A year after starting at Barneys, the brand ranked among the store’s top selling jewelry lines, a position maintained to this day.
Irene’s design inspiration comes primarily from growing up in Southern California, and her love of the ocean. The purity, power, and colors of the ocean are key to her designs – with intense colors and raw gem cuts as signatures of her jewelry lines.
The company has emerged as a leading jewelry brand in the U.S., recognized by its uniquely modern and sophisticated designs. Irene’s collections are widely anticipated season to season by a fashion-forward and discriminating clientele, who have come to expect a line that delivers a precise balance between timeless, collectable jewelry and the ultimate statement in modern luxury.
The brand has been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Town & Country, W, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Irene Neuwirth jewelry is favored by some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna, Rachel McAdams, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Busy Phillips, Lea Michele, Alyson Hannigan, Iman, Elizabeth Banks, and Emma Stone to name a few.
In 2006, Irene was the recipient of the Town & Country Couture Design Editors’ Choice Award at the Couture Jewelry Collection and Conference. In 2008, Irene was a finalist for the coveted CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, the pre-eminent honor for young American fashion designers. In 2009, she became a member of the CFDA.