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Isaac Manevitz, designer and founder of luxury jewelry brand Ben-Amun (pronounced ben-AH-moon) established himself as an innovator in the fashion industry more than 30 years ago. With his exquisite line of hand-crafted one-of-a-kind accessories, he has long been celebrated for staying ahead of the trend.
As a pioneer of the statement-making jewelry movement in the early 1980s, Manevitz brings his love of art to his collections by working with fine, unusual materials such as lucite, pewter, glass and crystal to create unique, innovative and inspirational designs. Ben-Amun jewelry can be characterized as “wearable art” - bold, interesting and statement-making and all Ben-Amun pieces are handcrafted in Ben-Amun’s factory in New York’s iconic fashion district.
Over the years, Ben-Amun has accumulated an impressive roster of A-list fans including former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kate Moss, Fergie, Nicki Minaj, Blake Lively and Rihanna and the brand has been prominently featured in key influential publications such as Vogue, W, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire.
Ben-Amun has also made its mark on the runway, accessorizing top shows each season. Style icons including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren have all turned to Manevitz for his artistic vision and technical wizardry. Recent collaborations have included design and production of jewelry for Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Tory Burch.
Over the past few years, Ben-Amun has expanded on a global customer base and is now carried at famed department stores Le Bon Marche and Galleries Lafayette in Paris, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, Bloomingdale’s Dubai and Saks Fifth Avenue Mexico in addition to Henri Bendel in New York City. In 2011, Ben-Amun became the first fashion brand to produce an exclusive jewelry collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Young trendsetters continue to shop Ben-Amun online at Shopbop.com, DKNY, Intermix, Alice + Olivia, Anthropologie and Free People stores while brides-to-be have sought out classic Ben-Amun pieces at the legendary Kleinfeld Bridal and BHLDN.
A well respected member of the CFDA, Manevitz continues to garner international praise for his work and is involved in every aspect of the brand’s success. His timeless and fresh collections continue to evolve and impress the industry year after year.
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