In Spring of 2015, Lana is featured in Neiman Marcus' May issue of The Book. She is interviewed by Fashion Director Ken Downing during New York Fashion Week. Later that year, Lana Jewelry debuts the Elite Collection, featuring a new "dipped-gold" setting.
Lana Jewelry releases its first full diamond collection called Flawless. All pieces feature the same 14K gold in previous collections, with the addition of diamonds. In December of that year, Vogue Magazine features Lana Jewelry for the first time in a two-page spread on supermodel Kendall Jenner.
Lana Jewelry launches Stonegold, the first collection to include pieces featuring colored stones. In her following collections, Lana continues to incorporate colored stones, along with gold staple styles
Lana Jewelry turns 10, and is now carried in more than 300 stores around the world. This is the just the beginning.
Lana Jewelry premieres at Harrods in London, making her one of a handful of American designers carried in the fine jewelry salon, at the famous retailer. In addition, the collection launches at Bergdorf Goodman and Lana Jewelry becomes the first fine jewelry line on contemporary floor 5F of the luxury megastore. Finally, the largest specialty department store Nordstrom begins carrying the line.
After giving birth to her daughter, Blake, Lana launches a collection in her honor, which becomes her most successful to date. Another big milestone: A Lana Jewelry necklace is featured on cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and is seen on an enormous billboard in Times Square. Bloomingdale’s picks up the line.
Lana and Rob wed and take a month-long honeymoon through the Italian and French Rivieras and Israel. It is an important trip where Lana conceives her most influential collection.
Lana launches the gold wire Magic Hoop earrings, which become her second bestselling style of all time. This time acquiring a new nickname from fashion media as “The Queen of Hoops”.
The tag line LUCK N’LOVE is introduced and inspires a new logo and a bestselling necklace with the powerful meaning. A shimmering diamond-cut gold is introduced into the collection as well, offering the sparkle of fine jewelry at an accessible price point.
Lana introduces her first collection featuring diamonds, called “Rain.”
Lana becomes a jewelry sensation when Cameron Diaz buys a pair of her Three-Tear earrings at Fred Segal to wear to the Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle premiere. A flurry of media coverage brings her to the attention of Neiman Marcus, which adds the line to their fine jewelry department. The brand is experiencing such explosive growth that Lana's father Naum joins the company as a business partner.
Lana meets Rob Bramlette on a blind date. It’s love at first sight, and a few months later she designs a nameplate necklace of his name and a hanging heart, inspired by their relationship. Rob and Lana co-found Lana Jewelry. Her first collection includes the gold wire Upside-Down Hoop earrings, which today are still her bestselling style with more than 150,000 pairs sold worldwide.
Lana graduates from Columbia College Chicago on the Dean’s List, and she’ll return years later to teach a fashion business course; in 2012, she will receive the Alumni of the Year and Fashion Achievement Awards.
Lana sees Madonna perform “Like a Virgin” on MTV's Video Music Awards and she is so enamored. Her family and friends give her the nickname “Lana Madonna.” Lana's obsession with over-the-top ‘80s fashion -- think Solid Gold and Dynasty -- later become a major influence in her designs.
Lana and her parents begin their journey out of the then-communist Soviet Union and into the freedom of the United States, landing in Chicago.
Lana is born in Moscow to Ellen (a doctor) and Naum (an engineer). They expose Lana to music, fashion, beauty and the arts at a very early age.