Judith Ripka “Estate” Sterling Silver Baguette Ring with Blue Topaz and White Sapphires
Award-winning designer Judith Ripka inspires those who appreciate style, design and uncompromising quality. “When a woman is wearing my jewelry, I want her to feel as if she is wrapped in one of life’s greatest luxuries,” states Judith.
Taught to see the beauty in all the little things around us by her mother, each piece of jewelry Judith designs is an expression of the beauty in the world as shared through the eyes of her mother.
Judith’s extraordinary eye for design has helped her clients understand that fashion is not about style and creating a total look – including accessories. Beyond clothes, jewelry is integral to a woman’s wardrobing and provides the finishing-touch to any outfit. Each piece of jewelry is designed to complement each other, to preset an entire ensemble based upon certain constant design features, so that pieces designed over 30 years ago are relevant to and can be worn with the designs of today. Women become collectors of Judith’s jewelry and build a jewelry wardrobe.
Taking a cue from her busy life of wife, mother and grandmother, Judith creates versatile, classic jewelry with a special modern twist. Women of all generations are repeatedly captivated by Judith Ripka’s elaborate flair for detail. Judith’s strong connection with her clients is as impressive as her jewelry; often working side-by-side with clients, Judith finds joy in sharing her unique interpretation of color, gemstones, metals and overall design.
To create jewelry of understated elegance for women of impeccable taste worldwide that is appropriate for all the roles that a woman plays in her life. Founded on Judith’s desire to share her passion for fine jewelry, The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. prides itself on using only the finest diamonds, colored precious gemstones, pearls and unique one-of-a-kind stones, sourced throughout the world by Judith herself.
To continue to design and craft jewelry of the utmost quality, Judith Ripka is committed to nurturing relationships with our European artisans, who have been exclusively dedicated to the manufacturing needs of The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. for over 15 years. Looking forward to domestic and international growth, Judith Ripka reflects on the passion and pride, which has enabled the company to transcend its humble beginnings. With these beliefs, The Judith Ripka Companies, Inc. lays the foundation to envision new goals, meet potential challenges and realize the rewards in future global expansion.
Whether passion for her jewelry or passion for her family, Judith Ripka’s verve for life sparkles with unmatched brilliance. Always carving out time to partake in charity endeavors and support the arts, Judith, her husband, Ronald J. Berk, and her two sons, David and Brian Ripka, are committed to making a difference.
Recognizing Judith’s strengths, the Woman’s Council for the North Shore Community Hospital selected her to design their charity pin, fusing Judith Ripka’s jewelry design expertise with her desire to “give back” to her community. Raising awareness for women’s health became the firs of many medical causes for Judith to affiliate herself with.
Playing an active role in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Ronald McDonald House, Juvenile Diabetes and The Children’s Medical Fund, Judith gravitates towards assisting youth with acute medical needs. Nationally recognized for her extraordinary dedication, Judith was invited to Washington by the then incumbent First Lady for a Women’s Leadership Council forum focusing on children’s healthcare, as well as invited to join the Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth Gala in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Judith is an active member on the Board of Directors at the Einstein Medical Center.
Commissioned by the United States Holocaust Museum, the Mother’s Voices AIDS organization and the Long Island Philharmonic to design commemorative pieces of jewelry; Judith Ripka is devoted to inspiring others through her craft.