Kay was raised in Brooklyn, NY and learned the jewelry trade at FIT. He launched his business in 1984, and became known later for his focus on platinum. He developed a large celebrity following among both men and women for his fashion jewelry, and a made a big name for himself in the bridal business. Kay was also well known for his men’s rings, cufflinks and bracelets.
“While we are heartbroken for this loss, Scott lived a fulfilling life,” his wife and three children wrote in a statement on the Scott Kay website. “He was and always will be a loving husband, and championing father and an incredible talented artist whose creativity touched the lives of many. We are comforted in knowing Scott will continue to be with us forever, through his larger than life spirit.”
The family vowed to continue the business. “We will honor Scott by continuing to nurture the family he loved and to enrich the legacy he built. As Scott would have wanted, we will forge on with passion, zest, a sense of humor and the stubbornness to ensure that we ‘never compromise.’”
Services were held at Nanuet Hebrew Center in New York City on Sunday December 7.