When the winds of change started blowing, this entrepreneur escaped the jewelry game and entered the world of bejeweled décor.
Vital Stats: Jay Strongwater, 41, founder and designer for Jay Strongwater Inc.
Company: Elegant hand-enameled frames, timepieces, miniature boxes and home décor bejeweled with Swarovski crystals. The line, started in 1995, is sold in such stores as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.
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