Lorraine DePasque

Lorraine DePasque is a former contributing writer for The Spruce. She wrote about the latest bridal ring tips and trends, dos and don’ts, design news and info, updates, and more. A multi-award-winning journalist for over two decades, Lorraine specializes in fine jewelry coverage whether it's talking about diamond ring care or what the newest trends are.

Highlights

  • 20+years of experience covering jewelry trends and content
  • Multi-award-winning journalist recognized for her knowledge of the jewelry industry

Experience

Lorraine, who began her jewelry writing career in print, was Editor in Chief/Founding Editor of a glossy focused on luxury and brand-name jewelry, Lustre Magazine, a favorite read of jewelry designers like Neil Lane and Martin Katz, Lustre Guest Editors that many know from Hollywood’s red carpets and A-listers, who often choose them to design their engagement rings and wedding bands. Over the past half-dozen-or-so years, Lorraine’s growing global online audience has been following her “insider info” and celebrity interviews on numerous jewelry and fashion blogs and websites she writes for, along with watching her video interviews with experts like bridal and event planner to the stars, Colin Cowie, as well as from her posts across many social media platforms.

Traveling the world to meet with established and emerging designers and attend jewelry trade shows, Lorraine sees the newest collections before they’re launched, enabling her to bring her readers many coveted “first looks.” Based in the New York City metropolitan area, she regularly attends media previews and judges jewelry design competitions, among them are DeBeers Diamonds Today; International Pearl Design; American Gem Trade Association Spectrum; Platinum Honors; Jewelers of America New Designer of the Year; the JA Jewel Award; American Jewelry Design Council “New Talent Competition”; Women’s Jewelry Association DIVAs; Tahitian Pearl Trophy; National Jeweler “Best Ofs”; Couture Design Awards; World Titanium Council Award; the Palladium Award; American Pearl Vision Awards; and the NICHE Awards.

Prior to focusing her editorial on jewelry, Lorraine was a beauty, health, and business editor with media companies like Hearst and Fairchild, at magazines including Redbook and Good Housekeeping. Her jewelry and bridal ring cover stories, features, and columns have appeared in many publications, including Niche, Canadian Jeweller, National Jeweler, Tufts, Modern Jeweler, Lustre, Watch & Jewelry Review, and JQ. Currently, she’s a Contributing Editor/Bridal and Contemporary Jewelry Trends, for print magazines ACCENT, InDesign, ECLAT International, Instore, and PRISM, and a Contributing Editor and Jewelry Blogger for: Instore and InDesign; Colour & Trends International: and American Gem Trade Association’s consumer site on colored gemstone jewelry.

Education

Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Seton Hall University, where she was the recipient of the university’s “Highest Achievement Award,” an annual honor given to the top graduate in the college’s Media program. She minored in art history, which she finds has been greatly beneficial in writing about engagement rings and wedding bands.

Awards

Expertise: Weddings, Wedding jewelry
Education: Seton Hall University
Location: New York, New York

About The Spruce

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