Jay Strongwater is an American contemporary artist and designer, born in 1960. He is known for high fashion home furnishings and jewelry that is elegant and vividly be-jeweled. His career began while he was still a student, at the Rhode Island School of Design. At age 23, he met Oscar de la Renta and began to collaborate with him on jewelry designs for runway shows. By 1998, his “Jewels for the Home Collection" supplanted his fashion business. His work is sold at Neiman Marcus and found in the collections of some of the most beautiful homes in the world.