By Theresa Malloy
What do Hollywood fashionistas Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Guliana Rancic and Amanda Seyfried and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter have in common? All have been spotted wearing local designer Sara Beth Goldfine’s jewelry.
Goldfine, the owner and designer behind SBG Designs, says she loves meeting celebs and working with them in L.A.; but whenever she sees anyone wearing her designs, she gets excited.
“I can’t even explain it,” she says. “It motivates me to continue doing what I love.”
Goldfine’s designs help add a statement to an outfit. Whether you’re looking for a piece that’s edgy and bold, or soft and delicate, you’re bound to find a beautiful piece. She even makes products for men, including chains and rocking cufflinks (see below).
We caught up with Goldfine to talk about her inspiration, fall jewelry trends and making statements for a good cause.
How did you get started designing jewelry?
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated with the world of fashion as well as the concept of creating something unique. I used to take apart my mother’s old jewelry and assemble my own one-of-a-kind pieces. When I was a freshman at the University of Kansas, I sold my collection at local boutique(s) and began hosting private jewelry parties. In 2005 I moved to Los Angeles and branded SBG Designs.
What inspires your designs?
My designs are inspired by the constant desire to push the boundaries and create pieces that can be worn in a multitude of ways.
What are the trends you love this season?
A hot trend for fall 2012 is bright colors. I love this trend, not only because it’s out of the box and funky, but also because color plays a significant role on one’s mood. I have a plethora of colors in my Allure Collection that can make any outfit come to life.
You have done jewelry for causes such as breast cancer awareness and the Make a Wish Foundation. What does it mean to you to produce jewelry for a cause?
It is incredibly rewarding to design collections that give back. My family has always been extremely philanthropic and set a great example for me as a young entrepreneur. To me, producing jewelry for a cause allows me to get involved with organizations within our community. It is heartbreaking to see what people have gone through and continue to go through, and I would love to do whatever I can to help raise awareness, money and support for these organizations and future organizations that I partner with.
What statement do these pieces make?
To me, these pieces represent support, love, care, hope and awareness. They are mementos for those who have lost loved ones as well as reminders that the world is so much bigger than any one of us.
What can people look forward to with this upcoming trunk show at Arafina?
Guests will get to preview the Fall 2012 Collection, including a few one-of-a-kind pieces.
Featured image: Jasmine Drops, $120