Several pieces from the new Statement Necklaces Collection were chosen again recently to be featured at the Knoxville Museum of Art Artscapes 2012 Gala and will be auctioned at the event to benefit the Museum. All were successfully auctioned!:
Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC exhibited at the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show Mia Katrin also presented a seminar there on "Working with Designers" as well as producing/hosting a live fashion show. The Fashion Show and Seminar received rave reviews!
Grand Finale of live fashion show produced and hosted by Mia Katrin SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show Feb 2012
New Blue Topaz Nuggets Statement Necklace and Earrings on runway model at the Fashion Show SJTA Atlanta Feb 2012
New Black Onyx Crystal and Pearl Long Necklace on runway model at the Fashion Show Feb 2012
Mia Katrin's Southern Jewelry News columns about the fashion show:
Southern Jewelry News April 2012 article about the launch of Jewel Couture LLC's new Statement Necklaces Collection at the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show:
May 2012 Trunk Show. The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake VA:
Model at the show wearing Blue Topaz Statement Necklace and earrings
Trunk Show David Jay Jewelers Philadelphia
Recent sample ads:
JEWEL COUTURE LLC Launches New Bracelet Line
Article with pictures covered in Sept. 2011 Southern Jewelry News:
FLASH! Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC featured on cover of October 2010 Mid America Jewelry News:
Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC presented seminar "What's Hot Now--A Designer's Perspective" and hosted live fashion show at Atlanta Jewelry Show August 7-9, both to rave reviews. JEWEL COUTURE LLC also exhibited.
Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC in center with four models. Courtesy Atlanta Jewelry Show. Click on image at left for more photos
SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show Fashion Wrap-Up and Fall/Holiday Preview by Mia Katrin featured in October 2010 Southern Jewelry News:
Sample Trunk Show invitations and posters:
Mia Katrin at Valentine's Day 2010 Trunk Show at beautiful new D Stern Jewelers in Boca Raton FL. Wonderful, successful show!
Jewel Casual Collection Launch Featured in Southern Jewelry News and MidAmerica Jewelry News
Mia Katrin's fashion forecast quoted in Texas Jewelers 2008 Tucson Show wrap up: "Hot Stuff!" by Diana Jarrett, GG, Texas Jewelers, Spring 2008
"Other artisans vigorously embraced the organic look as well. Couture jeweler Mia Katrin travels everywhere in search of gemstones worthy of her stylish brand. Katrin forecasts, 'The world is going green–both in metals and gems. In diamonds, colored diamonds, especially those in earth tones, and uncut diamonds fit in with the natural, organic look. Jewelry with a cause–where part of the proceeds are donated to charity, and ‘ethical’ jewelry–with an awareness of legitimate sources and means of production, including ‘green’ manufacturing, is in the forefront.'"
"Lariat style neckwear in 18-22kt yellow gold with pearls and briolette cut sapphires and aquamarine. Photo Courtesy of Mia Katrin."
Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC featured in Rapaport Report:"The Queen of Gems" by Diana Jarrett, GG "Designer Mia Katrin of Jewel Couture LLC has traveled the world buying gems in locations such as India and Sri Lanka. Ruby briolettes and beads feature prominently in her sumptuous designs favored by Hollywood celebrities. Katrin's ruby rough hails from Kenya and is cut in India. Her clients adore ruby, so she pairs the stone appropriately with high-karat gold and platinum. The Ruby's transparency, or lack of it, contributes to the final price of her stylish designs. 'I have a necklace of transparent deep red ruby and diamond briolettes in 18-to-22-karat gold for $9,500, but also a necklace of large, deep red opaque ruby briolettes, with substantial 18-karat gold bars for $3,600. The client has a choice.'"
Pearl Lariat by Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC featured as "Must Have" Jewelry in JCK Online:
Must Have: Jewel Couture
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"Briolettes are my current obsession, and when designers are turning out beautiful pieces like this, it is no wonder why.
Pearl lariat in 18-22k yellow gold with aquamarine and sapphire briolettes. Can be worn at various lengths. Matching earrings available."
SAMPLES OF PAST PRESS RELEASES
Collections Continue to Garner Major National Media Attention
Glittering Jewels for a Good Cause
Banner Elk, NC, June 30, 2008—Jewelry designer Mia Katrin has made a special donation to the treasure chest of art objects set to be auctioned off at the upcoming Arts Gala on July 24. Katrin, whose emerald and gold necklace was a major attraction at the American Heart Association’s 50th Anniversary “Heart Ball” last February in Charlotte, continues her generosity with this latest creation, multicolor sapphire and tourmaline earrings in 18 karat gold. The earrings, to be featured at the Gala’s live auction, have been designed especially for the Avery Arts Council’s annual fundraiser for the arts....
Emerald Necklace by Mia Katrin for JEWEL COUTURE LLC Featured in Southern Jewelry News
Collections Continue to Garner Major National Media Attention
Fleetwood, NC, May 8, 2008—An exquisite triple-strand emerald necklace in 18 karat gold with ornate clasp designed by Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture LLC was featured in April 2008 Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News, with large full-color photographs. The exceptional piece was live-auctioned at the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball in Charlotte NC, February 2008 for several thousand dollars, with all proceeds benefiting the AHA. (http://jeweljewel.com)
The award-winning Collections continue to be highlighted in major national media, including Spring 2008 Texas Jeweler’s Magazine (http://texasjewelers.org), which includes Katrin’s design forecast and jewelry photos in its annual Tucson jewelry show review, Jeweler’s Circular Keystone (“must have jewelry”), Rapaport Report (“sumptuous designs favored by Hollywood celebrities”), and Jewelry Crafts Magazine, which has featured 4-5 page color spreads of the Collections in the last several issues. May 2008 Southern Jewelry News’ leading front-page feature is Mia Katrin’s monthly syndicated Byline column. (http://southernjewelrynews.com) “Jewelry By Design” reaches 100,000 subscribers through multiple media outlets. (http://miakatrin.com)
Jewel Couture LLC Designer Mia Katrin wins award for top three in "Best of Artists" North Carolina competition. The winning necklace, a ruby lariat which has been worn by an A-List Hollywood celebrity, is featured in Best of NC Artists and Artisans with a full-page display, distributed through galleries and museums.
Platinum Guild International Press Release:
"Platinum Jewelry Sale to Light Up Las Vegas
Renowned jewelry designer, Mia Katrin is set to host a Holiday Trunk Show showcasing some gorgeous designs in Las Vegas this December.
The event, which will be open to the public, will include some rare and unique pieces including stunning necklaces in 18-25 karat gold and platinum set multi-colored sapphires.
Also featured will be two new ranges: The Gold Leaves Collection of hand-made gold leaves with rubies and the Eternity Collection, which features 18-22 karat pink and yellow gold set with diamonds.
As well as having her designs featured on local Fox 5 News, Ms Katrin's Ruby Heart Necklace was star of the American Heart Association's Gala Event in February this year. It was auctioned live by news presenter Paul Cameron and fetched several thousand dollars.
Not only a talented designer, Ms Katrin is a well-loved columnist, with her writing reaching 100,000 readers through publications including Jewelry Crafts magazine and Southern Jewelry News."
RUBY HEART NECKLACE BY RENOWNED DESIGNER MIA KATRIN FEATURED AT AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION GALA EVENT
Necklace to be live-auctioned at 12th Annual Heart Gala in Hickory NC Feb. 24
Hickory, NC, January 20, 2007-–Want the perfect gift to celebrate Valentine’s Day? What could be more exceptional than an exquisite, one-of-a-kind “Ruby Heart” Necklace of natural heart-shaped ruby briolettes, or drops, and diamonds (approximately 32 carats total) in ornate 18-22 karat gold, by award-wining designer Mia Katrin of Jewel Couture LLC, created specifically for the Gala Event? The necklace, retail priced at $4500, will the featured piece at the 12th Annual An Affair of the Heart Gala, February 24, 2007, at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover, NC, and auctioned live at the event, with all proceeds going the AHA....
Mia Katrin with Ruby Heart Necklace at American Heart Association Gala Event in Conover NC February 2007:
Bio/Resume for Mia Katrin/JEWEL COUTURE LLC:
http://jeweljewel.com • Box 217 Fleetwood NC 28626
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JEWEL COUTURE LLC. President, Jewelry Designer, 2003-present. Featured in over 50 top stores nationally. Katrin regularly exhibits at major national shows such as the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show where she also presents seminars to the jewelry trade and produces and hosts live fashion shows. A consultant on fashion and style, she is a columnist for Southern Jewelry News. Katrin regularly tours the country presenting her Collections in Trunk Shows. As well as her couture Collections, she offers the best selling affordably priced Jewel Casual Collection and the new, dramatic Statement Necklaces Collection. The Collections are regularly featured in top national media publications, such as Rapaport Report, Jewelers Circular Keystone, Southern Jewelry News, Mid America Jewelry News and Texas Jewelers.
Represented by over 50 top stores and galleries nationally including
Brynn Marr Jewelers, Jacksonville NC
Carlton Gallery, Foscoe, NC
David Jay Jewelers, Warrington PA
David's Fine Jewelry, Columbia SC
D Stern Jewelers, Boca Raton FL
Eden Jewelry, Eden NC, Martinsville VA
Elizabeth Bruns, Charlotte NC
F Geoffrey Ltd, Roanoke VA
Fountain City Jewelers, Knoxville TN
Goldworks, Alexandria VA
Hannoush Jewelers, Winston-Salem, NC
Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry, Highlands NC
Janes Fine Jewelry, Chattanooga TN
John Cook Jewelers, Charleston W
Jones and Jones Jewelers, King and Yadkinville NC
Karat Patch Jewelry, Charlotte NC
Knoxville Museum of Art, TN
McKenzie Fine Jewelers, Nashville T
Ringmaster Jewelers, Winston-Salem NC
The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta VA
TK Dodrill Jewelers, Huntington W
Wades Jewelers, Gibsonville N
Wentworth & Sloan, Chapel Hill N
Click on "Authorized Dealers" above, left for a complete list.
Gem Broker, procuring world class gems internationally.
Philosophy Professor, Millersville University, PA
PhD, University of Chicago (Aesthetics)
Studied goldsmithing with world class goldsmiths, including at Penland School of Crafts, NC