Judith Ripka Essentials
There are so many roles a woman plays in her life. In prehistoric cultures, way back in gatherer-hunter societies, women used to be the gatherers of plant foods and small animal foods. In more civilized history, women in the middle class were involved in domestic tasks such as childcare while poorer women of the working class were compelled due to their economic necessity to seek employment outside their homes but unfortunately, employment available to them were lower in pay than those available to men. In some countries, women were considered as the inferior gender of the society thus not allowing them to have access to education and to participate in the political aspect of the society. But after so many years of waiting and enduring the discriminating treatment of the public, women had evolved dramatically while the world underwent to economic and political changes. In recent decades, movements advocate equality of opportunity for both sexes and equal rights regardless of gender. Through the economic changes and the efforts of feminist movements, women in most societies have access to higher education and careers beyond the traditional homemaker.
Today, women compete head to head with men when it comes to political, economic and academic fields. Whatever she may be, a lawyer, scientist, physicist, president or a simple mother, every woman plays an integral role in every society around the world. Without her, the very core of our human nature would not be complete, the human evolution and civilization would have had become a fiction. And to celebrate their existence, Judith Ripka has a way to express her gratitude to all women of the world.
Judith Ripka started her act of gratitude since 1977. For more than 30 years, Judith has been steadfast in combining classic designs and timeless styles with her modern interpretations in the jewelry industry. Born and raised in USA, she started accessorizing her clothing with whatever she found in her mom’s jewelry box. . Her mother had a strong sense of fashion and made her own classic couture clothing, but Judith was fascinated by her mom’s collection of antique jewelry. Since designing was part of her DNA, she knew in her heart and soul that she would be a jewelry designer. In 1977, Judith Ripka launched her first 18k gold collection and In 1982, she was honored with the prestigious DeBeers Award for Outstanding Jewelry Design and the White House has informed her that the First Lady’s commemorative pin is slated to be permanently displayed in the future Clinton Library. In 2000, she launched her silver collection. Both her 18k gold and silver collections were widely accepted by jewelry fond wearers and collectors.
Judith Ripka and her company live by the mission that they should create jewelry of understated elegance for women of impeccable taste worldwide that is appropriate for all the roles that a woman plays in her life. Because of that, her jewelry should match with her wardrobe and suit any occasion. Judith strives to provide every woman the pieces that would represent her strength, wisdom and confidence; things that are essential to the female specie of the human race.
Like every designer, Judith Ripka also has her own jewelry signature elements. A Judith Ripka made jewelry is known to have a 360 degree design detail, exquisite pieces that are finished inside and out. With heart details, gallery backs and diamonds on pulse points, Judith Ripka uses special custom cut stones and rich texturing that define the collection and lobster claws that are worn in front. The company prides itself on using only the finest diamonds, precious and semi-precious gemstones, pearls, and unique one-of-a-kind stones. Judith’s attention to detail and unique vision truly make her line a must-have for women around the world. Her designs have gained a celebrity following, with many A-list savvy celebrities donning Judith’s collections on the red carpet such as Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson, Vanessa Williams, Naomi Watts and Jessica Simpson.
While Judith is very inspired by women in creating her own masterpieces, she also inspires both men and women through her advocacies. Judith Ripka is devoted to inspiring others through her craft and has created commemorative pieces of jewelry for Autism Speaks, the United States Holocaust Museum, the Mother’s Voices AIDS Organization and the Long Island Philharmonic. Her most recent charity partnership with Dress for Success Worldwide has not only raised significant funds for the organization, but also generated tremendous awareness among the public.
Designing jewelry is like being a woman. It is not an easy task. It requires time, expertise and effort to do the job well. But unlike jewelry designing, being a woman is not about getting money in return for all the good things you’ve done. Being a woman simply needs having a compassionate heart. And Judith Ripka has best of both worlds; the expertise of a jewelry designer and the heart of a woman.
Know the essence of being a woman by getting your own Judith Ripka made jewelry at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Judith Ripka Essentials.