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Here at BravoTV.com, it's our job to pay close attention to every dazzling designer dud, bold beauty look, and glittering bauble that the stars of Bravo's beloved shows wear. All season long, we've been breaking down the red-carpet-ready looks of Bravolebs, whether they're stopping by the clubhouse for Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen or hashing out drama old and new during a reunion.
And as we've diligently reported each and every show-stopping look, one name kept coming up as a beloved jewelry destination when some of the most stylish Bravo beauties want to shine: Nicole Rose Jewelry. Whether she's outfitting RHOD's D'Andra Simmons in gleaming emerald and diamond rings with sparkling bangles to spare or designing a mini-bauble for Jeff Lewis' baby girl Monroe, Nicole Rose Kopelman (aka the woman behind Nicole Rose Jewelry) is well-versed in the Bravo universe.
The New York City-based designer practically has diamonds in her blood. "My mother is a gemologist," she told BravoTV.com. "So I grew up learning consistently about colored gems and diamonds."
In 2012, after years in the fashion business, Nicole made the switch to her follow her dreams in jewels, eventually launching her own brand of chic, sophisticated pieces with a modern edge. "I love to add unique touches that make it fun to wear daily," she explained.
But business really started to shift for Nicole when her lavish-yet-wearable designs were spotted on the arms and ears of some of Bravo's bling-loving babes. She explained she was introduced to world of reality TV through the uber-talented team of Caroline Blanchard and Julius Michael, who have glammed up a number of WWHL guests. "Working with them is so fun and when the look is completed the guest star always looks fabulous!" she added.
She got her start with Southern Charm's Cameran Eubanks and went on to design Cameran's custom $3,500 push present that she gifted herself. The pink sapphire and diamond pendant was created to complement Cameran's everyday elevated style, and since then Nicole has become a high-profile jeweler for occasional WWHL visits and over-the-top reunion looks. "I have such a variety of pieces that fit to each one of their personalities. There is something for everyone that can express their style and what they represent," she told us.
Though Nicole excels at creating custom wearable baubles, she also offers a number of show-stopping statement jewels that would have even Lisa Vanderpump blushing. "It is usually for the reunions or WWHL where they borrow some pretty amazing pieces. There is this incredible rose-cut diamond cuff that is $30,000, but there have been some pretty fabulous items that go over that amount."
Now that Nicole has been introduced to the beauties of Bravo, there have been a few standout pieces that always catch the eye of celebrities and customers alike. There's her mother of pearl and diamond heart pendants or feathers, for example, that are continuously called on for appearances.
"From my initial collection, I created these mother of pearl, onyx, and turquoise hearts where you can personalize with diamond initials. The three that wear them the most is Kate Chastain, Cameran Eubanks, and Hannah Ferrier," she continued.
Nicole sees her work as a natural fit for the ladies of Bravo, and would love the opportunity to outfit as many cast members as possible. Of course, like any loyal viewer she has her favorite shows: "Southern Charm and Below Deck — I'm just very entertained by the cast."
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