Janis' future career began one day while shopping in Bloomingdale's with her sister Millie, a lover and wearer of fabulous jewelry. One jewelry display featured, besides gems, saws, files and other tools of the trade. Janis, aged 12, became mesmerized. ”Please find me a jewelry making school.” She immediately demanded of Millie. So, every Saturday and after school, between the ages of 12 and 17, Janis attended classes at a YWCA. Michelle eventually joined her. When her schoolmates began asking Janis where she got her amazing jewelry, Janis realized that she had found her calling.
While still in school, Janis fabricated pieces for Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Henri Bendel, and Bloomingdale's. Along with her sister Michelle, Janis built the renowned and exclusive M&J Savitt, assuming her position as jewelry designer of the company.
Nearly four decades later, Savitt, a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America whose work has garnered her more than two dozen De Beer's Diamonds International Awards--including the prestigious COTY Award has made the decision to branch off on her own. She's formed an independent jewelry company Janis by Janis Savitt.
The collection is comprised of classic and luxurious jewelry with a sleek modern edge. While Janis' initial collection has intentionally been kept small, she wants to focus on diamond pieces as well as a precious collection. She's also looking to eventually delve into the world of men's jewelry.
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