Jill Zarin Dishes About Her New Jewelry Line and Life After RHONY
The former ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star gives us the deets about her beautiful new bauble collection and what she’ll serve up next.
As a former Real Housewives of New York star, fans knew Jill Zarin for her larger-than-life personality. So when her reality show stint ended, we knew this leading lady would hardly slip back into the shadows. And we were right! Today, Zarin helms Skweez Couture shapewear and a brand new jewelry line.
We chatted with the ex-RHONY celebrity about the affordable price points of the Jill Zarin Jewelry Collection (pieces range from $28-$150), her design inspirations, and adjusting to life without a camera crew. You can find the collection at Lord & Taylor’s New York City flagship store on 5th Avenue and online too! On FNO, Jill will be at the Lord & Taylor flagship store signing autographs and saying hello to fans. If you’re in the area, drop on by!
Betty Confidential: What kind of research did you do before designing your new jewelry line?
Jill Zarin: I am a solution-based brand, so I wanted to bring women a fashionable, affordable brand. A lot of my ideas for my brand stemmed from pieces I own and I wanted to bring them to my customers at a price they could afford. I asked my daughter for her advice as well. Allyson is always on trend so I wanted to get her opinions while designing my line.
BC: What were a few of your design inspirations?
JZ: I am always inspired by my travels and by New York City. For example, my Skyline ring was inspired by the New York City Skyline. It is one of my favorite pieces. Things that happen in my life also inspire me, such as The Big Apple necklace, which was inspired by my days on RHONY. My Monkey Pendant necklace came from my father. Growing up, my father always had the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” sign in our house.
Why Jill chose to make affordable jewelry, reflections on being on RHONY and more up next!