on January 27, 2012 - 7:47pm
No stranger to drama, Emmy-winning actress Sharon Case, who portrays Sharon Newman, on the hit CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless, recently spoke with Fashion Wrap Up about her new jewelry line POMP. Case created POMP with her best friend, stylist Elif Inanc, and designed the line so that any woman of any age could wear the pieces. The Detroit-born beauty attributes her love of jewelry and fashion as her inspiration for creating the dazzling collection which includes a variety of chandelier earrings, cocktail rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Fashion Wrap Up: Firstly, thank you, Sharon, for taking time out of your busy schedule to tell us a little bit about your new jewelry line POMP.
Sharon Case: Christy, thank you so much for inviting me to do this interview. I enjoy reading Fashion Wrap Up.
Tell us a little bit about the current collection you have created.
This season's lineup is a bit different than the last (when we aired on QVC). We've designed a simple, classic look...a little less of the "chunk funky" fashion jewelry. We like to have a bit of both styles in the collection so that we have something for everybody.
Where did the idea come from to create a jewelry line?
My partner (best friend Elif Inanc) and I came up with the idea for this jewelry line a few years ago. I really love fashion and she is a stylist. We thought it would be fun to be in business together as friends.
How did you come up with the style focus and name of the line?
We like to keep up with the current trends and we also enjoy all of the classics looks -- our focus is on both. We deliberated over the name of the line for some time. We both came up with several different names, and in the end POMP is what we both agreed on based on the meaning of the word: splendor, drama, grandeur, etc.
Describe your personal jewelry style and how that influenced your decision to create POMP.
The POMP line reflects my personal style all the way. I like to change up my look: some days I feel like putting on the basics and other days I dress trendier. Whether dressy or casual, I like to have just the right jewelry. I think jewelry is ultimately what makes your look complete and finished, and it shows off your own personal style.
My interest in jewelry definitely influenced my decision to create POMP.
Where do you draw inspiration for a collection or a particular piece?
We focus on variety for the entire collection. We try to include a variety of style, color, size...everything. We find our inspiration for each piece based on the fashion trends, silhouettes and colors of each season.
Describe the first piece of jewelry you purchased. Why did you purchase that particular item?
The first piece of jewelry I'd purchased, well...it might have been feather earrings! I remember those being popular years ago along with the feather clip-ins for your hair. Funny, now those are back in style again. I bought them because it was all the rage at the time and because I thought they were beautiful. I've always liked wearing feathers and flowers in my hair. Ha! I remember I also bought several fancy head bands back then too -- though that seemed a little fashion forward for my age, my mother was a good sport!
Whose jewelry style do you most admire and why?
I like so many different designers currently; it's tough to single one out. I really love and am often inspired by the jewelry and overall style of our First Lady, Michelle Obama.
How did you know that jewelry was a passion for you?
When I was a little girl, my grandmother gave me her collection of fashion jewelry and I felt like I'd won the lottery! I loved wearing lots of sparkle.
Besides QVC will your collection be available in any other stores or retail entities?
POMP is no longer available on QVC because we are now sold out. This year we decided to put POMP on our own website. The site address is SharonCaseJewelry.com.
What are your favorite gemstones or pieces from the collection?
I have always loved, loved, loved pearls! I wear pearls all the time...nearly every day. This season we have real freshwater pearls in the collection and I am very happy about that!
As Sharon Newman on Y&R, does your character wear jewels from POMP?
Have to watch the show and see....
We at Fashion Wrap Up know that Sharon does in fact wear her gorgeous jewels on The Young and the Restless, including the sparkling Starfish pendant available for sale on the site now. Please check out SharonCaseJewelry.com and tune into The Young and the Restless to view more gems from this inspiring and beautiful collection. We love this jewelry line and we're sure you will too!
~Christy Patore @christypastore
Image Source: Julie Mitchell, The Young and the Restless, CBS TV