Irene Neuwirth is a jewelry designer from Los Angeles. Her love affair with art and color was sparked at an early age by her bohemian painter mother, while her business-minded father taught her the principles of entrepreneurship. She began experimenting with jewelry design after college, stringing glass beads, mixing precious and semiprecious stones together without pretense or plan. Soon, she found herself inundated with requests for her one-of-a-kind pieces. In 2003, Irene Neuwirth Jewelry was born.