Born and raised in NYC, she is the daughter of an artist father and a fashionista mother. Being immersed in fine arts during her childhood, it is no surprise Savitt originally created pieces for such esteemed jewelers as Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier. Shortly after, Janis and her sister Michelle built the renowned M& J Savitt collection, where Janis served as Jewelry Designer. In Fall 2009, Savitt launched her first independent collection titled appropriately Janis by Janis Savitt. Each piece is a bold statement in wearable glamour, and no piece shies away from making a statement.