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Christie Brinkley Launches "CeleBrate" Jewelry Collection with Retailer Ross-Simons

Vibrant and Unique Pieces Reflect Christie's Optimism and Creativity

June 18, 2009 (New York, NY) — Celebrity model and designer Christie Brinkley, is launching a new line of jewelry called CeleBrate this month. Collaborating with the respected multi-channel retailer Ross-Simons, The Christie Brinkley Jewelry Collection will debut in over 5 million catalogs, fourteen retail stores, and online at www.christiebrinkleyjewelry.com on June 18, 2009.

As a talented artist and trendsetter, Brinkley hoped to produce a line of jewelry that "celebrates" her creativity, joy, and optimism. Most importantly, The Christie Brinkley Jewelry Collection reflects her connection with today's woman by making fine jewelry accessible and affordable to everyone.

With nearly 100 versatile and vibrant pieces included in the collection, the jewelry can be mixed, matched, and layered in many different ways, for casual or for evening wear. Finding inspiration in her day-to-day life, the collection includes everything from feminine floral motifs, to bold, southwestern-style turquoise, to elegant gold peace signs shining with diamonds. Adding an even more personal touch, Brinkley's initials are delicately incorporated into select pieces.

"I'm excited to bring my ideas and personality to the line," Brinkley stated. The collection, she says, "is appealing to the everyday woman - affordable and stylish." Brinkley notes that, "My collection is bright and happy - a celebration of creativity and life. It's important to take the time to celebrate life's little moments."

Darrell Ross, president and CEO of Ross-Simons, is thrilled to be the exclusive retailer for The Christie Brinkley Jewelry Collection - and believes that the timing is opportune. "We're delighted to be Christie's exclusive partner for her jewelry line - and we believe that it will exceed all expectations," he said. "Now more than ever, women are adopting a smart, fashion-forward wardrobe, mixing and matching styles and making it all work." He points out that Brinkley gave each item a distinctive character and a personal touch. "Christie is amazing. Her design aesthetic and her artist's eye are fabulous. The jewelry is beautiful, fun and wearable. Best of all, it's affordable. Christie has brought to life jewelry that women will want to wear every day and share with friends."

The complete assortment of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets is available through christiebrinkleyjewelry.com, Ross-Simons.com, fourteen Ross-Simons stores and select Ross-Simons' catalogs.

Christie Brinkley

About Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley studied and worked in Paris as an illustrator where she was first discovered and became one of America's most successful and recognizable models. She is also an accomplished artist, writer, photographer, designer, actress, political and environmental activist, and most importantly, a mother. As a Ford Super Model, Ms. Brinkley has appeared on the cover of over 500 magazines internationally and boasts the longest ever running cosmetic contract with Cover Girl.

Christie was part of the successful National Lampoon Vacation movie series and has participated in numerous television appearances including "Mad About You." She has posed for several years as a part of Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue and was the first model ever to appear on the cover for three years in a row. Featured exclusively in the first "Sports Illustrated Calendars," Christie broke all calendar sales with her own "Christie Brinkley Calendar" and an equally successful follow-up calendar.

Christie Brinkley is an active and dedicated supporter of many organizations and worthwhile causes mainly focused on the well-being of children and the world they live in. Linking children's health and the importance of a clean, safe environment, Christie has publicly spoken at the United Nations about Nuclear Proliferation and is an integral part of the Global Security Institute's board.

Christie is also a huge advocate for the Tooth Fairy Project and is a founding member of STAR (Standing for Truth about Radiation), March of Dimes, Make-A-Wish Foundation. Brinkley is also the proud recipient of many humanitarian awards and has been honored by many distinguished organizations such as Mother's Choice, Redbook Magazine's "Mothers and Shakers Award," "Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award," Cookie Magazine's "Smart Cookie Award" and received the USO Metro Award for entertaining the troops in Kosovo, Macedonia and Sarajevo.

In early 2009, Christie Brinkley launched a line of eco friendly fabrics, Christie Brinkley Home, available at JoAnn Stores across the US. She also has a line of eyewear, Christie Brinkley Eyewear, and is a spokeswoman for Total Gym®, ACT® Oral Care, and the "Drink Well. Live Well" national Milk Mustache "Got Milk?"® Campaign.

About Ross-Simons

Ross-Simons, America's trusted jeweler, opened its first retail store in historic Providence, Rhode Island, in 1952, with a mission to provide exceptional quality jewelry and luxury items at the most affordable prices possible. Today, Ross-Simons is a thriving multi-channel retailer. The company operates www.ross-simons.com, fourteen jewelry stores in seven states and mails more than 45 million catalogs annually across the globe.

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