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Compass F a shi o n BLING QUEEN A trendsetter and fashionista of the highest caliber, Irene Zingg has been gracing our fair city with her top-notch jewelry design for more than 30 years. T E X T BY RYA N JA R R E LL It’s almost as if Irene Zingg was born into her craft. The daughter of an entrepreneur and fine jewelry collector, raised among the stunning natural beauty of her native Venezuela, elegance and aesthetic grace was as essential to Zingg’s formative years as food and water. Requiring an outlet for her artistic sensibilities, Zingg formed Sazingg in 1983 to showcase her trendsetting 18k Gold and 925 Silver pieces. Headquartered in Miami with satellite locations in Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala, Zingg’s work has been highlighted in high- fashion periodicals Vogue, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar; 2212 SW 22nd Ave.; Sazingg.com. 24