Jewelry

UPDATED 08/04/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/04/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

Alexis Bittar

Who is he?

The Brooklyn-based Bittar sold antique jewelry in Greenwich Village before he began designing his own hand-carved pieces.

Celeb fans: Cameron Diaz (left), Eve, Andre 3000

Signature look: Lucite and semiprecious stones

Price range: $100-$1,200

Get it: Select Saks Fifth Avenue stores; alexisbittar.com

nathan&moe

Who is she?

A former celeb publicist, designer Nancy Liebowitz named the company after her grandfathers.

Celeb fans: Liv Tyler, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jada Pinkett Smith

Signature look: Ethnic-flavored mix of gold mesh and jewels; cluster rings

Price range: $150-$2,500

Get it: Kaviar and Kind, 310-659-8857; Bagutta Life, 212-925-5216

Jamie Joseph

Who is she?

A trained jeweler who hand-cuts every stone in her Seattle studio.

Celeb fans: Cameron Diaz. Sheryl Crow

Signature look: Minimalist metal with semiprecious stones and gems

Price range: $150-$8,000

Get it: Kaviar and Kind, 310-659-8857; jamiejoseph.com

Michelle Roy

Who is she?

A onetime trend forecaster who created a trend of her own with crystal-encrusted flowers.

Celeb fans: Uma Thurman, Halle Berry

Signature look: Triple-strand necklaces with semiprecious stones and charms

Price range: $98-$400

Get it: Prive Salon L.A., 323-931-5559

Michelle Kamins

Who is she?

A hairstylist/jewelry designer who left hair behind once wardrobe stylists turned star clients on to her.

Celeb fans: Rachel Bilson (left), Brandy

Signature look: Delicate gold integrated with colorful stones; chainwork Price range: $100-$400

Get it: michellekamins.com

Cousin Claudine

Who is she?

Claudine Drescher, cousin of The Nanny star Fran Drescher.

Celeb fans: Molly Sims, Katie Couric

Signature look: Intricate gold earrings and bracelets with semiprecious stones

Price range: $125-$3,000

Get it: Jennifer Kaufman, 310-854-1058

Allison Leigh

Who is she?

A Portland, Ore., mom who was motivated by nature walks with her young daughter.

Celeb fans: Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst

Signature look: Gold and silver earrings and pendants inspired by leaves

Price range: $100-$2,000

Get it: Kaviar and Kind, 310-659-8857: allisonleighdesigns.com

A by Andrea Barna

Who is she?

A former fashion assistant at W magazine.

Celeb fans: Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore

Signature look: Gold and silver hoops adorned with jewels, stones and charms

Price range: $200-$900

Get it: Neiman Marcus; abyandreabarna.com

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