Marissa Collections: What originally inspired you to design jewelry?
Irene Neuwirth: I was teaching horseback riding and making pieces in my spare time. The demand grew quickly so I realized I had to really take a leap and go for it.
MC: How do you feel about Marissa Collections as a home for your collection?
IN: I LOVE IT! First of all, the store couldn’t be more beautiful, and it is truly the most fun group of people. We always have so much fun there.
MC: What personal piece of jewelry is most special to you?
IN: This is ever changing. My Dad gave my Mom a long, rose gold chain with a pocket watch on it from Tiffany’s. She has worn it every single day for as long as I can remember.
MC: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
IN: Snuggling with Teddy, my enormous and adorable Labrodoodle.
MC: What is your favorite journey?
IN: I love driving up the California Coast on the Pacific Coast Highway.
MC: Which talent would you most like to have?
IN: These days? The ability to be in more than one place at a time.
MC: What is your most treasured possession?
IN: Teddy, again.
MC: Who are your heroes?
IN: Strong women! My Mom.
MC: What is your motto?
IN: GO FOR IT!
MC: What is your favorite stone?
IN: I love opals. I’ve used them forever and they amaze me. I also love mint chrysophase, which I’ve been using heavily for the past few collections.
Lucky for you, Marissa Collections will be hosting an Irene Neuwirth trunk show starting Thursday, March 8th running through Saturday, March 10. So if you’re a fan, come by and for those of you new to Irene Neuwirth and all her wonderfulness, swing in and check our her jewelry. We promise you will fall in love!
Keep it sparkly,