Designer, gemologist, estate jewelry dealer, former GIA diamond grader, appraiser, collector, all around jewelry freak and Brooklynite, with over fifteen years of jewelry industry experience. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Gemological Institute of America, I had the unique experience of working with one of the most prestigious, private couture jewelers in New York and the most important estate jewelry store in the business.
The pieces I create are heavily influenced by the jewelry of the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau periods, along with a rock n' roll edge and tongue in cheek sensibility. Also inspired by the religious art and architecture of Europe I've experienced on my travels, I appreciate the beauty of religious icons.
I try to interpret my many influences in a casual, wearable way, to easily integrate my pieces with your own unique style. The one of a kind jewels I create incorporate vintage elements whenever possible. I believe in taking broken, discarded things from the ashes and giving them a new life. Reuse, recycle, repurpose.
From the Ashes Vintage Jewels creating Modern Heirlooms with Edge - Antique and Vintage Inspired One Of a Kind Creations, by Angela Cohen. Handmade in New York.