Donna Sturm, Verdura’s supervisor for design and product growth, died on May four at age 67.
The reason for loss of life, in response to the corporate, was a traumatic mind damage incurred on April 24 – the results of being hit by a bicycle whereas crossing 57th Road on her lunch break.
Sturm spent 20 years at Verdura, bringing collections and product assortment to life. Earlier than Verdura, Sturm labored as a bench jeweler for Tiffany & Co.
“Donna was a rare talent and deeply loved, both in the jewelry industry at large and within our close-knit Verdura family. She had a wonderful eye and a tremendous skill for finding unusual materials and bringing them to life,” stated Nico Landrigan, president of Verdura and Belperron.
Sturm is survived by her husband Ted Panken, daughter Angelina, mom Joanna DeLuca and sister Bettina Sturm. The household will maintain a memorial service on the UN Church Heart on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.