AZFoothills.com had the pleasure of being invited to an exclusive photoshoot, unveiling Jacqueline Nerguizian's ultra glam 'Diamond Shoes.' If you don't know Jacqueline Nerguizian, you soon will. She is a talented and gorgeous, Valley jewelry designer, super mom, wife and fashionista taking the jewelry industry by storm!
Q. How long have you been designing jewelry?
A. I can remember designing jewelry as early as 9 years old. While other kids were coloring in their coloring books I would be designing jewelry.
Q. What is your background in jewelry design?
A. For three generations my family has been involved in the custom design and fabrication of fine jewelry for international VIP and celebrity clientele. As a child I took interest and would watch in our manufacturing area how the process worked; from designing, to wax molds, to casting, to the setting of the gemstones.
Q. What inspires you to design jewelry?
A.There are 100 different things that inspire me. It could be something someone said or something I see, to a leaf on a tree -where I think I could take that leaf and make it into a piece of jewelry. I also have such a supportive husband and a wonderful family who inspire me every day.
Q. How many carats are the shoes you are currently designing?
A. The SHOES are set with 404 diamonds weighing in at approximately 35 carats of diamonds.
Q. What is the value of these shoes?
Q. What is your next big project?
A. I am currently working on a jewelry line for Saks Fifth Avenue, to be launched in November.
Q. What is your favorite material to work with?
A. Diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds!!!
Q. What are some of your favorite pieces?
A. I must say I did have a lot of fun working on these shoes.
Q. What can jewelry do for an outfit?
A. Everything, jewelry can definitely make a statement.
Q. What are the latest jewelry trends?
A. I don’t follow trends I make them.
Daily 60 reporter, Sona Patel, got a behind-the-scenes video of the 'Diamond Shoe' photoshoot.