Up for grabs as this months star prize on Girlie Gossip is this stunning Strawberry necklace made by Wendy Brandes for Gigi Caron

Gigi Caron was launched in the summer of 2004 by Wendy Brandes and the late Caron Enlander.

Caron, a gemologist, was a leader in the diamond business for 26 years. In 1989, she was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Diamond Dealer’s Club—the largest, oldest and most respected diamond “trading floor” in the world. Wendy has more than 15 years of experience in media and marketing, including key positions at the Wall Street Journal, CNN and People. The two met in 2001, when Caron made Wendy’s designs for her engagement and wedding rings a reality.


At that time, the two realized they shared a philosophy—that fine jewelry should be “of the moment,” but timeless in its beauty. Wendy became a repeat customer and, as they worked together time after time, she and Caron realized they had no choice but to form a business. And so, Gigi Caron was born.

Caron passed away in 2006, but Gigi Caron continues to sell Wendy’s original designs, custom-made pieces and other fine jewelry.


Item: Strawberry pendant necklace
Designer: Wendy Brandes for Gigi Caron
Materials: 18K yellow gold and rubies
Measurements: Chain is 16″, pendant is approx. 1″ long and 13/16″ at the
widest point
Retail price: $990
Available at: (For non U.S. residents, please contact us via
Photographer: John Muggenborg



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