Sarah Strayer sparkled in Yossi Harari and Vanessa Leu jewelry last night as she arrived on the 85th Annual Academy Awards red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Strayer, the fiancée of J. Ralph, who was nominated for Best Song for his work on the ‘Chasing Ice’ record ‘Before My Time,’ wore the Yossi Harari handcrafted Lilah cuff with Cognac Diamonds. She matched the cuff with a Vanessa Leu Wish Black Diamond and Morganite Drop Earrings.
Designer Yossi Harari created his first piece of jewelry when he was just 11-years old, when he re-designed a diamond ring for his mother. He later received formal training and degrees in Gemology and Jewelry from The Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles. Harari’s designs are crafted from a variety of metals, and are inspired by the influences of Istanbul, where he comes from.
Vanessa Leu has a love and appreciation for art, and seeks to rewrite the definition of jewelry as something more than a luxury product. Her jewelry is created from gems and precious metals. Disenchanted by unethical practices in the jewelry business, Leu uses her knowledge to create a line of limited-edition pieces that are created with recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds.
Written by: Karen Benardello