Jewelry Designer Ruben Manuel’s Career Proves It’s Never Too Late
Ruben Manuel’s forty-year career in the tech industry never seemed to scratch an itch he had since he was a young boy growing up in Colorado. His spark of creativity was always there as he recalls judging the Gabor Sisters’ styling choices on TV as a kid, but his tech roles never allowed him to kindle that spark.
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NATURAL DIAMOND COUNCIL LAUNCHES EMERGING DESIGNERS DIAMOND INITIATIVE COLLECTIONS ON MODA OPERANDI
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Natural Diamond Council and Lorraine Schwartz unveil the first emergine Designsers Diamond Initiative Collections
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The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) and celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz have chosen a second batch of designers and unveiled the finished pieces from round one of its Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative (EDDI).
The Natural Diamond Council and Lorraine Schwartz Unveil First Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative Collections
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EDDI Collections On Moda
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See Designs From This Group of BIPOC Designers
They’re the first cohort from the Natural Diamond Council and Lorraine Schwartz’s “Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative.”
On the heel of the debut collections being made available for sale, the NDC and Schwartz have chosen the next class of creators
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The Moda Operandi launch coincides with the announcement of a second initiative and the next class of grantees.
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"Moda Operandi is proud to partner with the NDC and Lorraine Schwartz. We as a company are committed to diversity and inclusion in the industry and doing our part to ensure a more equitable future in all categories."
NDC and Lorraine Schwartz also announced the next class of designer grantees.
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Our Client Testimonials
"Ruben has taken out-of-date pieces inherited from family members and turned them into my favorite pieces! They are updated and inspired through his artistic design and he honors the stone before him. Whenever I wear a “Ruben” I receive so many compliments because they do not look like anyone else’s work. Ruben has the gift of seeing the inspired possible out of the impossible and made the entire process from conception to delivery such a creative and positive experience. I love his work and if I could, l would own only Ruben’s designs."
"Quality and uniqueness with aplomb.” “Like no other!” “A ring that becomes a necklace Yes!”
"A lot of his pieces are so unique that they are a statement piece. They’re not something you’d see at any other jewelry store, and not like hundreds made on the assembly line.”