For more than 17 years, Robin Franklin worked in the Neiman Marcus Precious Jewels Salon at Plaza Frontenac. Now, her gemstone-filled jewelry line, Splendid Company, works exclusively with the department store, where she'll be appearing soon for a trunk show.
"I've always had a love for colored gemstones," Franklin says. "I really wanted to come out with a product line that would allow women to purchase for themselves and accessorize their daytime lifestyle with beautiful, colored-stone jewelry."
Franklin, who resides in Warson Woods, founded the company with her husband in 2011. "Everything I make, with very few exceptions, is one-of-a-kind," she says. "That appeals to a lot of my clients—most people really want their jewelry to be unique and special to them."
Splendid Company will hold a trunk show at the St. Louis Neiman Marcus on April 8 and 9, and May 7. Franklin says attendees should expect to see lots of new surprises with regard to the collection, as well as a fair amount of Ethiopian opal, a current personal favorite. "The stuff that I'm really drawn to lately—because I do like all of the stones—are the ones that have an incredible play of magical color."