Launch Pad


Bringing Fast Fashion to Jewelry

Who shops at Stone and Strand? Founder Nadine McCarthy Kahane, WG’12 describes their customer: “The urban woman who buys jewelry for herself and cares about fashion. So she wants jewelry that fits into her wardrobe and looks beautiful.”

It’s an interesting spot in the market, and a relatively new one: “We're doing is, in a sense, bringing fast fashion to fine jewelry while keeping the quality that people expect from a higher end purchase.” Listen to Karl Ulrich and Nadine McCarthy Kahane discuss the changing landscape of jewelry, how to attract Millennials, and how Nadine used her Wharton MBA to switch careers, from healthcare marketing to jewelry entrepreneur.

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