Shahla launched her namesake label in 2014. She creates visual vignettes through inspired jewelry, distilling beauty from the ordinary. The work features duality; the soft material movement in dance realized with strong rigid lines; NYC subway lines given an organic flow. All pieces are hand made in New York City with recycled metals and conflict-free stones. Shahla is best known for her Subway Series, a collection formed by curving NYC transit lines between some of the city’s most iconic locations. The series has adorned the hands and ears of Lena Dunham, Carrie Underwood, and Idina Menzel.
Shahla has worked in product strategy and merchandising for some of the world’s most esteemed brands and campaigns. She has produced multiple apparel collections for Vogue and the CFDA, working with over 50 leading designers including DVF, Marchesa, and Alexander Wang. Previously, she served as Director of Merchandising for President Obama’s re-election campaign. She is Kentucky bred and Brooklyn based.
Halleh Amiralai started designing jewelry in 2008 when she saw a void in the market place for modern, handcrafted, fine jewelry with a relaxed, fashion forward elegance. Today, all pieces in the HALLEH brand are handmade using 18K gold, while incorporating diamonds, sapphires, lapis, Persian turquoise and emeralds. The brand was one of the first jewelers picked up by Net-A-Porter, and is now carried internationally in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. HALLEH has been seen on celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Allison Williams and Stacy Keibler, and has been featured in top publications including Women's Wear Daily and W Magazine.
Selin Kent is a New York-based jewelry designer who hails from Istanbul, Turkey.
Selin Kent’s fine jewelry collection is characterized by a minimalist vocabulary of clean lines, architectural forms, and simplified shapes. Incorporating 14k gold with precious stones, a refined yet playful sensibility is applied to each piece. Unique stacking options are explored, such as rings that fit into each other like puzzle pieces. Elegance and balance in design is achieved through a careful study and application of geometry and proportion. The collection consists of modern staples that are understated yet striking, and edgy yet sophisticated.
Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Singapore, jewelry designer HyeJun Park attended Syracuse University to study Industrial Design. She fell in love with the craftsmanship and the art of Metalsmithing upon taking a studio elective class and moved to New York City to pursue her passion for Jewelry Design.
HyeJun has since designed and developed Jewelry for fashion brands such as Liz Claiborne, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole and Macy's. During this time, she designed custom jewelry pieces for close friends and family whilst developing and refining her own aesthetic and style for her line: Hi June Parker Jewelry.
Growing up in large cities HyeJun has always been fascinated with the contrast between the industrial and organic nature of the urban landscape. The synergy of order and disorder found within these environments from concrete jungle to nature are sources of inspiration for her.
She sees beauty in the structural elements of buildings, construction sites and the composition of nature, such as parks and waterfronts that exist between these spaces.
In 2003, Seohee graduated from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) with a BFA in Jewelry and Fine Metals, having already conceived the prototypes of her first collection. She then earned her Master’s Degree from The Creative Academy of Milan, Italy. As well as working towards her own jewelry collection, Seohee has worked over 12 years for Kenneth Cole NY of NYC, Van Cleef and Arpels of Paris, the Movado Group, and Tiffany and Co. of NYC. S/H KOH offers unique silver jewelry to fine jewelry, and custom made jewelry with its designer’s extensive jewelry designing background. She designs and creates her S/H KOH Collections from her Brooklyn studio.
Her jewelry collections come from the fascination in her youth by the geometry of lines, shapes, angles and numbers. Jewelry proved the perfect mode of expression for Seohee Koh’s unique aesthetic vision. A math major in her native Korea, she studied arts at Gould Academy in Maine, USA and took her first jewelry course. From there she went on to Rhode Island School of Design, where a jewelry studio visit proved life-changing.
S/H KOH Jewelry draws largely from timeless principles of geometry and of 20th century modern art and architecture, integrating them with simple, harmonious elegance that is ultimately timeless. The harmony of geometry is evident everywhere and directly informs the creative vision. S/H KOH endeavors to express this essential beauty in the jewelry, formulating new ideas for designs that are as elegant as they are inspired.
Gillian Steinhardt Jewelry combines elements from ancient artifacts, '70s glamour and art deco to create a unique blend of modern classic accessories.
As a celebrity stylist and costume designer, Gillian has scoured the globe for jewelry always in search for that perfect piece to compliment the whole. And many times, that perfect piece resided only in her mindʼs eye. Unable to ﬁnd a ring, bracelet or necklace to complete her vision, she went about creating her own. It was from this pioneering spirit -- and a fortuitous chance encounter -- her line of fashion jewelry was born.
Gillian has always been creatively motivated. She has earned Fine Arts degrees in fashion design, art history and textile art, studied loom weaving in Mexico and metalsmithing in New York. When London-based luxury retailer Avenue 32 spotted the one-of-a-kind pieces of her burgeoning adventures in jewelry-making, she was ready to take her talents to another level. Impressed with her pieces -- inspired by the geometry of Art Deco and the romance of ancient ruins -- they asked her to develop a full line and to go into production immediately. Within the next six months, her designs were available online alongside the most illustrious names in fashion.
Juxtaposing strong sculptural and architectural forms with the sensual glamour of the 1970s, Gillian Steinhardt Jewelry exudes a certain mystique: polished and reﬁned yet gritty and street-wise, current and modern yet heirloom and timeless. The eye-catching and exquisitely crafted pieces effortlessly compliment the sophistication of the woman who wears it. Itʼs this sort of dance -- along the razorʼs edge that separates rigor from madness, precision and chaos -- that her pieces are seen as. Simply, graceful moments in metal and crystal; wearable art transcending the seasonal, the trendy, the ﬁnite, to become a part of oneʼs look, oneʼs life.
Tara Elwin was educated in fine art and graphic design. She draws upon this background in the visual arts to conceptualize her fine jewelry line TARA 4779, which is heavily influenced by the minimalist movement in art as well as architecture, typography and mathematics.
The selective use of quality materials (recycled metals and conflict free diamonds) and expert craftsmanship make it easy to understand why the brand has quickly gained popularity. She works exclusively in sterling silver or solid 14k gold. The collections often correspond with each other in shapes thereby engaging collectors with the ability to customize their statement. The modern approach results in easily styled pieces that can be worn often.