Dori’s Golden Rule

“I started my high-fashion jewelry brand in 1987″ says Dori. “A big part of my mission as a woman designer was to resurrect women’s crafts and in particular needlework as artistic means to express female experience. As a woman designing for women, my ‘golden rule’ is to create jewelry pieces that are thrilling-intriguing-surprising, yet are comfortable. I want my customers to be able to express themselves and to actively participate in the creation of their own image. I also want them to love wearing my pieces because they’re lightweight and they can easily wear them all day long.”

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“Mastering the technique that I developed takes a long period of intensive training. My artisans and I spend many hours together and we sit on an all open-plan one floor, so that there’s continually an open communication. Naturally, when I hire new artisans, it’s for l-o-n-g term. Since the beginning, bringing women together and being socially responsible have been deeply instilled in my brand’s culture. My team does not look like the average work place staff — it’s an all women team with the exception of one man (who happens to be my husband 😍) — so equal pay is not an issue here. I’m proud to say that most of my team’s artisans have been working with me for ten years and longer!”

Things I’m Thankful For

I am thankful for all the little things that are the essence, or in my case the “basic stitches” of life. Embracing with my husband, a good night sleep, waking up in the morning to the sound of birds chirping, diving head first in the Mediterranean Sea, feeling the sun caressing my skin, coming to work bursting with new ideas, sitting with family around dinner table.  All the simple joys that make everyday life a celebration!

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City of Lights

During the holidays, Dori enjoyed the festive atmosphere in Paris. She visited museums, did some first class window shopping and even managed to find a few open restaurants…

One of her ‘must-visit’ stops was Psyché boutique, where Dori was happy to ‘reunite’ with her creations… 

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dori at psyche