About Us

"Pavé the Way® Jewelry allows you to express your style while supporting the causes closest to your heart. It’s jewelry that makes a difference as well as a statement, and impacts our future."
– Joan Hornig, Founder

Joan began her career as a professional fundraiser for Harvard University and Columbia Business School, before spending 19 years on Wall Street.  Joan never gave up on her commitment to philanthropy and in 2003, she combined her design creativity and love of jewelry with her business savvy in an original way. With her eponymous brand, Joan Hornig Jewelry / Philanthropy is Beautiful ®, she empowered her clients to showcase their personal style while generating support for what they care about most through Joan’s innovative model of donating all her profits from every item sold to the charity of the purchasers’ choice.


Among her many accolades, Joan’s designs have been shown by The National Jewelry Institute in New York and Paris. In 2016, Joan received awards from the Museum of Arts and Design and the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Award at the United Nations. In 2014, Joan was honored by the Fashion Institute of Technology and received the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  Joan counts A-list celebrities, business and government luminaries among her fans including Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Joan’s work continues to be a favorite gift from the US State Department to visiting dignitaries. 

Her brand Pavé the Way® Jewelry with Joan Hornig, designed exclusively by Joan, launched this September as an extension of her unique brand of philanthropy, now available at every price point.

"I want to make giving easy and pleasurable, to reinforce that it can be done in pennies as well as hundreds and thousands and millions of dollars.  I want everyone to be able to participate in changing the world."

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