Jewelry industry loses a rare gem
(NEW YORK) - Cindy Edelstein, entrepreneur, author, editor and long time consultant to the jewelry industry, died suddenly on January 24. She was 51. The cause was heart failure.
Cindy began her career in the jewelry industry as the fashion editor at JCK magazine. This brought her in contact with jewelry designers and their work, and she soon came to realize that working with them would be her life’s work. In 1991, wanting to support the growth of this segment of the industry, she founded the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau with her husband, Frank Stankus, with the idea of highlighting the designers and their work in multiple ways.