Then we have People mag's 11/28/05 Style Watch item on L.A.-based Jennifer Meyer, 28, who with no formal training in jewelry design left fashion PR 5 months ago to start a jewelry business. Already her line is being snapped up by some impressive Hollywood names. She was "inspired in her new career by her grandmother, who taught art and designed jewelry."
One thing is missing from this article. Jennifer is far from a struggling former publicist venturing out on her own, but the daughter of studio honcho Ron Meyer, and girlfriend of Tobey Maguire. At least the picture looks like THAT Jennifer, and the age and location match up. (If I'm wrong, oops!)
Maybe it's commendable that she's not flaunting her connections (at least, in print). On the other hand, what about budding jewelry designers like my cousin, who don't know all the right People.