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Henry Dunay, Prominent Jewelry Designer, Dies at 88

His clients included celebrities, heads of state and other public figures.

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Noted jewelry designer Henry Paul Dunay has died.

Henry Dunay, Prominent Jewelry Designer, Dies at 88

Henry Dunay

He was 88.

Dunay got his start in the business as an apprentice in New York for Rudolph Cacioli, according to an obituary published at Legacy.com. He started his own company in 1956.

One of Dunay’s key innovations was the Sabi finish, inspired by the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic.

His clients included celebrities, heads of state and other public figures, and his designs appeared in stores such as Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, the obituary noted.

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The obituary stated: “His legacy lives on, not only in the brilliance of his creations but also in the inspiration he continues to provide to aspiring artisans in the world of fine craftsmanship.”

Dunay’s life was documented in a biography entitled A Precious Life, by Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel.

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