Exclusive RHONYs Ramona Singer Dishes With Betty

The reality star and designer talks about her new line, her inspirations and how she picks her TV outfits.
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Ramona Singer green jade and diamond sterling silver wrap necklace ($299.90, hsn.com).

Do you have a favorite piece?
I love them all! They’re all like my children. Every day I wear something different. Today, I’m wearing my jade piece that can go from day into night. One of the great things about my jewelry is that it makes you feel very special and beautiful every day.

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Who are your favorite designers?
I like anything with a sense of style. I especially love estate jewelry and deco jewelry because it looks just as good now as it will in 30 years. They’re investment pieces—you can pass it on to your children. I did I few little pieces inspired by a Fifth Avenue store that does floral and clover looks.

What made you want to get into the fashion industry, specifically jewelry design?
I’ve always been into fashion. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and then went into jewelry with my husband (Mario Singer.) I have always loved jewelry, and I thought to myself, why can’t I create a line that is affordable for every woman in America?

What inspires you?
Mostly my travels and things that I see on people. I used a lot of green this season because I was recently in Africa—the colors there were so vibrant. That trip also made me want to experiment with wider cuffs and exotic woods. I also went to Capri, which inspired my huge pear shape ring and matching necklace.

What is it like to be on HSN?
HSN is a really great company. They’re so friendly and warm, I feel like I’m working for family. They’re fab and they love what they do—and to be successful in work, you must love what you do.

How is it different than the Real Housewives of New York?
Housewives looks for the drama. Then after you’re filmed, you don’t know how you’re being edited. HSN is totally professional, and I really enjoy dealing with a host who likes jewelry how much I do.

Do you get nervous on camera?
Nope. Sometimes I think I speak too much, and sometimes too little. It’s hard to gear that. I’m used to working when I don’t even know the cameras are there (on Housewives.) When I’m on HSN, looking directly at the cameras is hard. Sometimes I don’t even know where to look! I’m like, “which camera?!”

How do you pick your outfit for the HSN appearances?
I dress on HSN how I do in real life. I like wearing solid colors. Prints own you, and you need to be the one wearing the outfit! I’m kind of over black these days, though. I want to show people that it’s not only diamonds you can wear with color. If you’re in a purple dress, it’s fun to wear peridot or jade.

What do you do to prepare for your HSN show?
I talk to my jewelry! I look at each peace and caress it, because each one is my special creation.

Brooke Sager is BettyConfidential’s multi-talented, fabulous intern.


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0 thoughts on “Exclusive RHONYs Ramona Singer Dishes With Betty

  1. hope_xo says:

    Loving that cuff!

  2. Fashionista says:

    That cuff is almost $700! Is this woman crazy?!?! And she has the balls to say, “My jewelry looks expensive, but it’s totally affordable”? I don’t know who would blow that much on a bracelet.

  3. high heels says:

    I think she’s a wackjob!

  4. shopaholic says:

    Does she really design the jewelry? Or is it like She by Sheree??

  5. sugarpie says:

    @shopaholic, lol. A true Housewives fan like me.

  6. ugogirl says:

    not sure about this

  7. NYCdogmommy says:

    Love the Real Housewives- they’re all such trainwrecks, it’s fun to watch!

  8. Must Love Pink 16 says:

    I think the stuff is gorgeous!

  9. cs918 says:

    “Affordable for every woman in America”.. yah if they live on the upper east side!

  10. bsassy says:

    Is she kidding? This stuff is awful and waaayy too expensive! You can buy real jewels at this price… no thanks Ramona!

  11. carolpie says:

    I love her jewelry and she looks great!

  12. carolpie says:

    I love her jewelry and her style!

  13. cateorama says:

    Ramona’s alright. But what about the Countess and her delusion that she can carry a tune?! You may not be able to buy class but you can certainly buy a vocal coach and I’d highly recommend she give it serious consideration.

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