CANDICE POOL & SORAYA SILCHENSTEDT
CANDICE POOL & SORAYA SILCHENSTEDT
Soraya wears a dress by Chloé, jewelry by Finn. * Candice wears a gown by MaxMara, jewelry by Finn. Fragrance: Kate Spade.

The magic of Finn jewelry all began with a meeting in the ladies' room. In 2001, Candice Pool and Soraya Silchenstedt were both working at The Park, a hip Manhattan restaurant. Pool, fresh off the bus from Houston, was nervous, but Silchenstedt (left) was sweet and the two hit it off. Silchenstedt had been working with jewelry since childhood and had eventually started making her own. Pool says, "I majored in advertising and business, so it's a perfect match." Still, there were some bumps when they founded the company. "We're both control freaks," Pool recalls with a laugh, "so when we finally weren't breathing down each other's neck, it turned into a well-oiled machine."

They describe their jewelry as refined. "It's fine jewelry," Silchenstedt says. "Everything is perfectly polished, perfectly measured, and I pick every stone." "It's not bohemian," Pool adds, which is surprising, since the girls exude an irresistible sense of fun. Silchenstedt's latest inspirations are Angel Skin (pink) and Ox Blood (red) colored coral from Japan. Finn can be found at Barneys and Colette, at two boutiques in Tokyo and one in Houston, and also on the appendages of such boldfaced names as Susan Sarandon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Danielle Steele and Allison Sarofim. The duo, who are as gorgeous and sexy as models, have also been embraced by the press. W, Women's Wear Daily, Elle and Town & Country have all covered Finn jewelry. No doubt Pool and Silchenstedt will be It Girls on the fashion scene very soon.
Mickey Boardman

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