It’s required now, I’ve heard: Once you become a well-known celebrity, you simply must produce your own jewelry or clothing line…or at least a cheap perfume. If not, you’re ex-communicated from Hollywood and forced to co-habitate with the rest of the plebians. Kathy Ireland would not suffer this fate, so she too has created her own jewelry line.
Supermodel-turned-uber-entrepreneur, Kathy Ireland, has partnered with (Jewelry.com retail partner) Fred Meyer Jewelers to offer her line of bridal, fashion diamond and gemstone jewelry – the “kathy ireland Jewelry Collection”.Produced by Kathy Ireland Worldwide and Nikhil and Ela Jhaveri of Elan Luxury Collection, the line includes fine jewelry ranging from $195 to $3995 in a variety of consumer-friendly styles.
Though the collection is also available via KathyIrelandJewelry.com and through regional retailers such as Harry Ritchie’s Jewelry and Morgan Jewelers, Fred Meyer Jewelers says that it is the first retail jeweler with stores nationwide to carry the collection.
The retailer, which operates under the banners of Fred Meyer Jewelers, Littman Jewelers and Barclay Jewelers, will offer the “kathy ireland Jewelry Collection” at nearly 400 Fred Meyer Jewelers and Littman Jewelers stores in 36 states, as well as online at FredMeyerJewelers.com and LittmanJewelers.com.
With a glut of celebrity jewelry lines flooding the market – from Real Housewives to reality stars – Ms. Ireland’s established brand identity in housewares and clothing will certainly serve her well when it comes to establishing her line in the jewelry world.