The former teacher, described as “a pioneer for women-owned businesses,” opened her own jewelry store in 1980.
All the Jewelry ‘Bachelorette’ Becca Has Worn
The current star of the popular reality show sports the likes of Mastoloni and Gabriel & Co.
New York—There’s no guarantee that the current star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” will find love on the popular reality show, but she’s going to look good trying.
Becca Kufrin, star of the 14th edition of the series, has been wearing fine jewelry loaned from a number of Jewelers of America supplier members, sporting the pieces on elaborate dates with her suitors and tense rose elimination ceremonies where she sends potential love matches packing.
The product placements came to fruition when JA Public Relations and Events Coordinator Lauren Kalma approached the longtime wardrobe stylist of the show, Cary Fetman, who, along with co-stylist Krystine Couch, is charged with keeping Kufrin and her many predecessors camera-ready for two months straight as they speed-date between 25 and 30 men (Kufrin’s season began with 28 contestants).
Fetman, who began red carpet and celebrity styling 30 years ago, explained to National Jeweler, “Last season, Bachelorette Rachel (Lindsay) wanted to wear bigger pieces and have every finger covered. This year, Becca loved the look and wanted to do the same, just more tapered.”
So far, Fetman has styled Kufrin in a mix of statement earrings and edgy, layered rings by Dilamani Jewelry, Gabriel & Co. and Mastoloni, all of which appeared in episodes to date.
Next week, she’s slated to appear in Syna Jewels.
“The beauty of Jewelers of America was I had a vast assortment to choose from,” said Fetman. “Last year my favorite pieces were ones that had the unique colors of The Woods or the finesse of Suzanne Kalan. This year I had pearls from Mastoloni and big pieces from Gabriel & Co. but my go-to, which is always the most fun when you can stack or constantly repeat or move them around the way I did, was Dilamani.”
According to designers, there’s an undeniable Bachelorette effect when their jewelry is featured on the show.
Raymond Mastoloni, a partner in the company said it was “wonderful” to see Becca wear the company’s drop earrings and cuff bracelets on the show. He added that the company has received numerous inquiries as a result, several of which resulted in immediate sales.
JA’s Director of Public Relations and Events Amanda Gizzi said that being on The Bachelorette is excellent brand exposure for members, getting their pieces in front of the coveted millennial audience.
“The exposure is not only great for our members but
Fetman keeps the loaned jewelry samples for the entirety of taping, so many great jewelry moments likely lie ahead as the 14th season of “The Bachelorette” continues to air through August.
Below, see some of the jewels that have made Bachelorette appearances so far.
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