Irene Neuwirth is a jewelry designer from Southern California. In 2003, she brought a small collection to Barneys New York, where the buyer placed a significant order after their first meeting. One year after joining Barneys, Neuwirth ranked among the store's top selling jewelry lines, a position maintained to this day. In 2012, 2013 and in 2014, she was nominated for a CFDA Award, the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design; in 2014, she won this award. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Design Award for Excellence in Fine Jewelry. Founded her own brand in 2003 with business partner Tracy Stoll. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Town & Country Couture Design Editors' Choice Award at the Couture Jewelry Collection & Conference. In 2008, she was a finalist for the coveted CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, the pre-eminent honor for young American fashion designers. In 2009, she became a member of the CFDA.