Jewelry designer Jack Vartanian’s hometown and design headquarters are Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Vartanian’s pieces are also connected to Hollywood through the slew of celebrities, including Demi Moore, Kate Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who wear his jewelry regularly on the red carpet.
He recently teamed up with Moore and her husband Ashton Kutcher’s DNA foundation (which raises awareness about child sex slavery). From Feb. 1 through Feb. 14, 2011 50% of the sales from a handcuff necklace, picked out by Moore from Vartanian’s Valentine’s Day collection, were donated to DNA.
Vartanian learned about jewelry through his family who has a precious stone business back in Brazil, and launched out on his own with a designed collection in 1999. He has three stores in Brazil and one in New York and has his sights set on an L.A. store in the near future.