'Cashmere Mafia' features Chicago jewelry designer

"Cashmere Mafia" features Chicago jewelry designer
February 8, 2008 11:46:54 AM PST
Lana Fertelmeister, designer of Lana Jewelry, is Chicago's hometown-girl who's showing New York fashionistas a thing or two. Her jewelry is being worn by the stars of ABC's new show, Cashmere Mafia and will continue to be featured throughout the season. Modern, sexy and timeless, are the grand ideas behind Lana Jewelry, says the designer. Established in 2003 and based in Chicago, the fine jewelry line is quickly becoming one of today's leading American jewelry companies. Lana Jewelry is carried in over 100 of the most exclusive retailers across the world such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.com, jewelry giant Borsheims, and celebrity favorite Fred Segal in the US and Holt Renfrew in Canada.

Lana Fertelmeister is known for bringing back yellow gold to the main stream and making it fashion forward and wearable for all women. The jewelry is synonymous with delicate charm, and Lana's way of mixing and combining yellow, rose, and white gold into distinctive pieces; have already developed a collector appeal.

Lana's famed baubles have garnered a cult-like following with everyday clients and celebrities like, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Weisz, and fashion designer Monique Lhuiller. (Lana Jewelry does not gift celebrities and is honored to consider them true clients who purchase their pieces just like everyone else.)

The jewelry has appeared in TV shows like, Sex in the City, Weeds, American Idol, The View, and recently on the hit show Cashmere Mafia, as well as many feature films.

Besides stunning actresses adoring Lana Jewelry? fashion insiders have taken notice. Profiled in Lucky as "One To Watch," LA Confidential as a "Savvy Tastemaker", Chicago Social (CS) as a "Golden Girl," and in Women's Wear Daily as "What's In A Name," Lana has been blessed with the golden touch, according to style critics.

"Lana's collections are sleek and sexy. Her signature design offers a perfectly modern way to personalize your look," says Kristen Mulvihill, Fashion Stylist for In Style and Lucky Magazine.

Bobbie Thomas, Senior Editor of In Touch Weekly, Style Correspondent for E! Entertainment and Co-host of Fashion Police says, "After one look at Lana's breathtaking collection, her pieces will not only be a celebrity favorite, but very shortly one of your own."

Following in the same tradition of her namesake fine jewelry collections; Lana has now turned her attention and sights on accessorizing the beauty and home fragrance arena by reinventing the most basic of the items, the candle. In development for over a year and unlike anything else in the market place, Lana has created the most opulent and luxurious candle ever. Graced with one gram of 24 karat gold flakes and hand-poured with 12 percent of a custom-blended perfume, the Lana Jewelry?

24 KT GOLD HEAT? candle is like jewelry and a piece of art.

You can find Lana Jewelry at Neiman Marcus in Chicago, Northbrook, and Oak Brook;.Krista K boutique in Chicago; Frances Heffernan in Winnetka, Hunny Boutique in Barrington, and online at www.lanajewelry.com.

Products featured on ABC7 Chicago:

Bond Girl Cuff, $5,000

Miami Necklace, $2,300

Luck N' Love Necklace, Large $820

Luck N' Love Necklace, Medium $460

Luck N' Love Necklace, Petite $300

Jaguar Necklace, $620

Prelude Necklace, $575

Boheme Necklace, $2,745

Twilight Necklace, $530

Glow Necklace, $550

Cher Necklace, $4,000

Cher Necklace w/Diamonds, $4,890

La Bella Eternity Necklace, $2,060

Star Charm Necklace, $325

Star Charm Necklace w/Diamonds, $460

Petite Star Charm Necklace, $260

Petite Star Charm Necklace w/Diamonds, $345

Suspended Earrings, $800

Kinetic Earrings, $3,100

Upside Down Hoops, $205

Three Tear Earrings, $500

La Bangle Earrings , $575

Luck N' Love Earrings w/Diamonds, $2,290

Ocean Drive Earrings, $865

Cher Earrings w/Diamonds, $2,670

Loren Earrings, $2,000

Bond Girl Earrings, $1,445

Sunset Hoops, $1,430

Sunrise Hoops, $690

Affinity Ring, $590

Kinetic Ring, $1,280

Monroe Ring, $1,060