Karen Karch’s inspirations are often derived from the idea of contradiction. Karen Karch’s raw refined designs illustrate her mastery of juxtaposition and her ability to find beauty in the unconventional. Her designs explore the duality of the natural world by embracing imperfections and playing upon opposites: glamorous & gritty; luxurious & spare; dark & luminous; structured & organic.
All Karen Karch designs are artfully engineered to accentuate its specific gemstone or metal – Karen Karch architects each piece’s setting to bring out the stone’s brilliance, which is also achieved by her unique combinations of gemstones and metals. Black diamonds are set in 18 karat rose gold to illuminate their brilliance. Colorless diamonds burn bright when set against platinum’s cool luster. And champagne and cognac diamonds truly glow when surrounded by 18 karat white gold.
The simplicity of pure geometric forms, visual rhythms and elements working together as one, were concepts motivating Kathleen as a sculpture student at SUNY New Paltz. Now working on a much smaller scale, they continue to influence her as a jewelry designer.
Established in Manhattan in 1940, Kentshire Galleries is the foremost dealer of fine English antique furniture, furnishings, and accessories in America. We invite you to view the selected examples presented here from our extensive inventory and to visit us when you’re in town.
Established in 1998, Soho Gem's first fine jewelry boutique opened its doors in SoHo, the trendy shopping Mecca of Manhattan. With a unique selection of delicate, feminine designs and colorful, dramatic creations success was instant. One year later, a second store opened on Madison Avenue, a street renowned for its luxury shopping. The next natural step was to launch this beautiful on-line shop in 2007, long awaited by devoted customers from all over the country.
Me&Ro is a New York City based jewelry design company founded in the summer of 1991. Today, designer and CEO Robin Renzi continues to express herself through the art of making jewelry. The company has grown from a two person collaboration to a 70 employee operation. Currently, Me&Ro jewelry is sold in its four retail stores (New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago), online at www.meandrojewelry.com, at select Neiman Marcus, Barney's New York, and Nordstrom department stores, and internationally in Europe and Asia at participating retail locations.
Elizabeth’s passion for antique jewelry was sparked by her trips to flea markets as a child. Today, she searches out singular antique, estate and contemporary pieces to add to Doyle & Doyle’s ever-expanding collection. She also designed the house’s first jewelry collection. Elizabeth’s years of experience in jewelry includes a degree as a graduate gemologist from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America. She also studied jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
"As our production is fairly limited there aren't any images of our jewelry or other products on this website. The best way to view all of our beautiful pieces is to visit our store during the hours listed. If you are unable to do so, please contact us or any of the other stores listed and we will do our best to help you with your order."
On display are tantalizing examples of mixed semiprecious stones of blue and gray hues set in 14-karat white gold, and sterling rings and necklaces. Her rings are often used as alternatives to the traditional wedding band, and her earrings and bracelets are office-appropriate. De Verteuil studied fashion design at FIT, and then decided to become an accessories designer. With a background that includes accessory design for Yves St. Laurent, De Verteuil is also an instructor at Parsons School of Design, teaching courses in sterling silver jewelry, beading on fabric, applique, and combined beading and embroidery, the latter being one of the most sought-after accessory trends for the holiday.
New York City based jewelery designer Wendy Mink has been creating beautiful pieces for over 18 years, having evolved from small scale design and manufacturing into a substantial operation, combining great quality, workmanship and innovative design.
The company was founded on Wendy's background as a painter & her strong interest in South East Asia, both lead to extensive travel which eventually nurtured an immense appreciation of the beauty and craftsmanship behind the jewelry and textiles associated with local women of Nepal and India. Wendy went on to formulate the company shortly after returning from the East, rapidly earning a solid reputation and securing a place in the competitive jewelry industry.
The Wendy Mink Jewelry studio is located in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood where a team of Tibetan jewelry artisans work right alongside production sales staff. These artisans have collaborated with Wendy for more than 17 years & lend their own skills & technique to design direction.