Joan Hornig Jewelry is designed to make a statement-and a difference. In 2003 Joan Hornig merged her passion for jewelry and philanthropy. Since the company’s inception, Joan has been donating 100% of the profits on each piece of jewelry to the charity of the purchaser’s choice.
The Joan Hornig Philanthropy is Beautiful® collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings uses 18k gold, sterling silver, and various precious and semi-precious stones. Joan draws inspiration from her travels around the world and from her art history background.
Joan holds a B.A.in fine Arts from Harvard and a MBA from Columbia Business School. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2014, Joan was the designer honoree at the FIT Foundation Annual Awards Gala and also received the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The National Jewelry Institute selected Joan Hornig Jewelry to be part of the first Contemporary Jewelry Designer Showcase on display at The Forbes Galleries in New York and showcased in their 2009 Paris Exhibition as part of Paris Fall Fashion week.
To date, the Joan B. Hornig Foundation has donated to more than 800 worthy initiatives around the world addressing issues such as education, medical research, social services, the arts, animal rights and environmental protection. Limited edition pieces, which Joan designed exclusively for organizations such as UNICEF, Circle of women, Help USA, ASPCA, the Girl Scouts, and Haiti relief, continue to make a lasting difference. Her work has been given by first ladies Laura Bush and Michele Obama to visiting dignitaries to The White House.
In recognition of Joan’s social entrepreneurship, she was also selected as Hallmark’s featured speaker at their biannual Trends Week. And in 2012 the New York Stock Exchange honored Joan for the 10th anniversary of Joan Hornig jewelry’s unique philanthropic business model by having her ring the closing bell. The Joan Hornig Philanthropy is Beautiful® collection is sold at select stores throughout the U.S. and online.