For the past decade, jeweler Jennifer Meyer Maguire has distinguished herself as the West Coast glitterati?s family jeweler. She?s the daughter of Universal Studios head Ronald Meyer and wife of actor Tobey Maguire, and above-the-line movie talent pick up her Jennifer Meyer brand?s delicate earrings, necklaces and rings at Barneys and Roseark. And now Meyer has the fashion world?s backing with recognition from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Maguire?s award (cash plus a priceless mentorship by Diane von Furstenberg) has cemented our respect for the Angeleno?s brilliantly conceived and executed pieces. Though crafted of precious stones and fine metals, most pieces are meant to be worn 24-7--for example, her tiny wishbone ($300) and black diamond-bar earrings ($675) look as apropos with hoodies as silky blouses. Her signature delicate leaf pendant (from $1,375) references southern California?s outdoorsy spirit as well as the beauty of ?turning over a new leaf.?
The young working mom accessorizes for more than just the carpool lane, however: diamond drop earrings with pink sapphires ($19,500) or turquoise and opals ($32,500) are red-carpet worthy. Like with all Meyer?s work, wearing them makes us feel prized.
Jennifer Meyer jewelry is available at Barneys, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310-777-5877 or barneys.com