On the heels of unveiling the Martin Katz “Jewel Suite” at the New York Palace Hotel, the internationally renowned jeweler launches his “New York” Collection” that takes inspiration from the shapes, colors and skyline of Manhattan.  The collection consists of bold and powerful pieces as well as classic jewels that speak to the sophistication and taste of New York. “New York City is one of the most colorful places in the world,” says Katz. “After spending so much time designing the Martin Katz ‘Jewel Suite’ at The New York Palace, I was inspired by the views from my windows and wanted to design a collection that reflects the incredible architecture, the colors of the city that you don’t fully experience when on the ground, and the overall elegance of New York.” The brilliant combination of timeless and contemporary brought together by Katz creates an awe inspiring creative new way to see the city through the eyes of one of the world’s most famed jewelers:  diamond tassel earrings reflect the stunningly tall nature of the Empire State Building; an eight-carat black opal ring evokes the luminous colors of a New York summer; a four-carat cushion rose-cut diamond ring mimics the endless appeal of the fantastic white ice of The Rink at Rockefeller Center; while effortless brilliant diamonds in shapes like circles and rectangles are an ode to the geometric shapes of the metropolis called Manhattan. Martin Katz, Ltd. was founded in 1988 after Katz himself became known for designing and creating the most coveted jewels in the world.  Renown for being the first independent jeweler to adorn Hollywood screen stars with magnificent jewels for high-profile events such as the Academy Awards, Martin Katz has since gained an international reputation and following among collectors and connoisseurs worldwide.  The Martin Katz collection features signature contemporary designs of uncompromising quality and unmistakable craftsmanship.  His passion and appreciation for rare, exceptional diamonds and precious stones crafted into designs with a ‘youthful’ attitude are hallmarks of his expertise and sophistication.  Martin Katz jewels are available exclusively at his Beverly Hills salon on Brighton Way and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.