Judith Ripka the designer
Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design and uncompromising quality. “When a woman is wearing my jewelry, I want her to feel as if she is wrapped in one of life’s greatest luxuries,” states Judith.
Born and raised in New York, Judith’s earliest memories are of playing in her mother’s jewelry box and accessorizing her clothing by tying a heart charm to her belt, hanging a pin off a chain or transforming a necklace into a belt and weaving it through the belt-loops of her jeans. Some of Judith’s friends played with dolls, other played sports, Judith accessorized. Designing jewelry is part of Judith’s DNA, and Judith always knew that she would be a jewelry designer.
In 1977 Judith launched her first 18k gold collection. Judith’s organic eye for design and color interpretation has helped her clients understand that fashion is about style and creating a total look – including accessories. Beyond the clothes, jewelry is integral to a woman’s wardrobing and provides the finishing-touch to any outfit. Each piece of jewelry is designed to complement each other, to present an entire ensemble based upon certain constant design features, so that pieces designed 20 years ago are relevant and can be worn with the designs of today.