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Fashion Law took some timeout to chat with one of Rosie Huntington-Whitley's favorite LA-based jewelry designers (and 2012 Swarovski Award for Accessory Design nominee) Irene Neuwirth. In addition to touching on the subject of design copycats ("we copyright all my designs so I can rest a little easier now"), she revealed the motivation behind her expansion into fine jewelry: "It happened sort of organically. I had so many customers looking for more, more, more! There was a lack of youthful diamond jewelry and rings and clients were literally asking me for these pieces at trunk shows." [Fashion Law]