Barry Kieselstein-Cord is an American designer that creates strong, classical designs. He began his artistic journey while studying at the Parson Schools of Design and the American Craft Institute. In 1972, he founded his namesake company, which dives into not only fabulous jewelry, but also handbags, home furnishings, and belts. His first collection focused heavily in sterling silver which he presented to Remica Russell, the fine jewelry buyer for Georg Jensen, who agreed to showcase the collection at the Georg Jensen U.S. flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. This skyrocketed Kieselstein-Cord's career, as the collection was received universally well. With wearable pieces that are widely appealing its not hard to imagine how he acquired notable patrons such as Oprah, Andy Warhol, and Louise Nevelson. In 1976, he introduced gold and semi-precious stones in his ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Borgia’ collections. Today, his work can be found in The Louvre, Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.