New York—She may have been fired last fall from her hit reality TV series, “The Real Housewives of New York,” but Jill Zarin isn’t letting that hinder getting her name out to fans.
Last summer Zarin teamed up with Triad Hosiery to create her own shapewear collection, Skweez by Jill Zarin. Now she’s planning her own jewelry collection which will launch in a micro form in February at www.jillzarinjewelry.com . A full fashion jewelry collection, which will retail between $28 to $110, is slated to launch this fall in department stores.
“My jewelry and accessories have definitely been a topic of conversation over the years and I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces with everyone at affordable prices,” says Zarin. “I like my rings bold and colorful. They should be something someone notices and become a topic of conversation. Jewelry can often be a way for people to connect.”
Zarin: “Disappointed” about Her Dismissal from “RHoNY”
Many fans were surprised when Bravo TV announced that Zarin and several other of New York “real housewives” wouldn’t be returning to the show. Zarin recently told the Hollywood Reporter that she was “disappointed” in Bravo’s decision.
“The show made women in their 40s and 50s relevant again. Hollywood is all about young girls, and this was an opportunity that didn’t require us to be young and beautiful. It’s real women,” Zarin said. “But I won’t miss the lying and the fighting. And I won’t miss the stress over clothes. I had to have 80 outfits for the season, and I would totally stress over that.”
Her jewelry collection is being produced under a license with Glitterings, a fashion jewelry supplier that specializes in rings.
According to Karen Webster and Joyce Tsao, Glitterings’ co-founders, they knew they wanted to work with Zarin after their first encounter. Zarin had worn one of the Carolina Amato necklaces Glitterings produces during her appearance on a “RHoNY” reunion special on Bravo TV. From the reaction, “it was crystal clear to me that she was a bright start with a distinct fashion point of view and an amazing talent for accessorizing with jewelry, which when combined with her keen business instincts made the idea of creating a signature jewelry line for her—without question—a smart one,” says Webster.
Zarin is only the lastest reality star from the “Real Housewives” franchise to launch her own jewelry collection. Ramona Singer, another “RHoNY” who remains on the show, has her own jewelry collection. As does another ex-RHoNY Kim Bensimon, and Teresa Giudice of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
And there’s more: Kim Zolciak of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has a jewelry collection along with former “real housewives” Danielle Staub of “New Jersey,” Lynne Curtin of “Orange County” and Lisa Wu Hartwell of “Atlanta.”