Alexis Bittar

Inspired by his passion for antiques, Brooklyn-native Alexis Bittar launched his eponymous jewelry collection in the early 1990s. Bittar first began selling his jewelry creations on the streets of SoHo, but his bold designs quickly caught the eye of domestic and international buyers alike. Described as “one of the most innovative jewelry designers of the 21st century,” Bittar won the CFDA awards for 2004 Accessories Rising Star and 2010 Accessories Designer of the Year. His designs have become cult favorites of A-list celebrities including Madonna, Cameron Diaz and Alicia Keys, and have been featured in exclusive runway collections for both Michael Kors and Burberry.