Amy Kahn Russell
The Amy Kahn Russell collection is an exotic blend of cultural heritage transformed into contemporary jewelry designs. I have been inspired by the many motifs and cultures I have experienced while living in Europe and Asia. Through my world travels, I have collected unusual artifacts and semi-precious beads and stones to incorporate into this dramatic jewelry. Transcending seasons and time, these ethnic, eclectic pieces are distinctive. Capturing history and geography, they are timeless works of art to be enjoyed for years to come.
Born in south Africa to a jewelry making family, Philippa was naturally drawn to working with metal and stones. After graduating from Miami University with degrees in metal design and photography, Philippa moved to San Francisco to start her career. What began as a small basement business in 1996 has expanded into a larger design studio with suppliers around the world. Philippa’s love for clean lines and soft colors comes from the nature around her, just as the diversity and architecture of the city inspires much of her creativity.
Tip-to-Toe is a small company based in Portland, Maine offering sterling silver, handcraft jewelry from Poland. Established in 1993 by Judyta Jankowski, a Polish native, Tip-to-Toe had from it’s beginnings one goal: to introduce contemporary Polish designer jewelry to an American audience. The early ‘90’s brought new freedoms to Poland that made this finally possible.
The Tip-to-Toe collection showcases the talent over 500 renowned Polish artists deeply rooted in the European traditions of design.
Deborah Richardson Designs
I have always been drawn to the curved, organic shapes of nature. I delight in working hard, cold metal sheets and wires into visually soft and fluid ornaments to wear. My jewelry is made through the processes of hammering, milling, stamping and soldering sterling silver, bronze and 14 karat gold.
Zina’s love affair with design began when she was just twelve years old, working for her father in his New York Jewelry factor. In 1973 she began involving herself with the new movement of emerging young designers who recognized the limitless possibilities of working in sterling sliver. Her sense of style and fine ability to contribute to the future of modern women, enabled her to develop a remarkable collection of innovative and sophisticated pieces.
One can immediately recognize the signature style of Zina, by its exquisite and architectural grace and glamour. The successful interplay of semi-precious stones and enamel, with surfaces and textures contrasting against the smooth planes of silver, is what makes her work so unique. She is determined to introduce jewelry that can truly be carried over “ from the boardroom to the ballroom.”