about sydney evan
Sydney Evan, the highly acclaimed fine jewelry collection was founded by Rosanne Karmes in Los Angeles in 2001, with one pave diamond horseshoe necklace. True to her personal philosophy and values, Karmes dedicated Sydney Evan to her family and named the collection after her two children Sydney and Evan, as well as her father SY. Fourteen years later, the line has grown from a handful of styles to becoming one of the most coveted fine-meets-fashion jewelry collections worldwide.
Always on the forefront of the next big trend, Karmes’ creativity infuses her love of travel, the arts and culture with her California-chic design aesthetic to ensure a constantly evolving and desirable collection. The line, made with 14 karat gold and a luxurious mix of precious and semi-precious stones, is meticulously crafted with a classic, yet whimsical sensibility.
The success of the Sydney Evan brand can be attributed to Karmes’ ability to unite her deepest source of inspiration, reflecting timeless concepts of spirituality, sentiment, and personal expression. Her pieces celebrate the uniqueness of our lives, with strong roots in family, protection, love, luck and good fortune.
Karmes pioneered the often-replicated beaded bracelet, updating personal and spiritual charm trends, thus modernizing the fine jewelry industry with the debut of these chic layering pieces. Her iconic LOVE collection has inspired a movement, making an indelible mark on the jewelry industry. In 2012, Karmes further expanded her offerings with the launch of Shy by Sydney Evan, a collection of delicate pieces in 14k gold over sterling, inspired by longtime Sydney Evan classics.
Sydney Evan routinely adorns the most popular celebrity style icons including: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Stone, Bar Refaeli, Rihanna, Sofia Vergara, Salma Hayek, Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian and Brooklyn Decker.