New Designer Trunk Shows

In-store event on Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 11am-5pm

We are excited for you to be able to meet these new designers in person.

Jewelry by Alison NasagueAlison Nagasue has a passion for elegant design, purposeful jewelry, teaching, and betterment of the world. She graduated with a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in metalsmithing and is an Adjunct Professor in jewelry design at FIT.

Alison NasagueAlison began her career as a fine jewelry designer in NYC; she has over 25 years’ experience working with major retailers, designers and manufacturers, and has appeared on QVC, HSN and Shop Channel Tokyo. She has ghost designed for celebrities such as Dorothy Hamill, Lauren Bacall, Petra Nemcova and Rita Wilson (Hanks). Her credentials include multiple international awards and recognition from the most prestigious jewelers around the world.

Judi PowersJudi Powers launched her first fine jewelry collection in fall 2013 and the dominant influences on her designs are flora, fauna, and Asian art and architecture. Flowers and trees from her neighborhood, Buddhist architecture, beach treasure from countless summers spent in Montauk, and animals from her childhood in the country inspire the form and structure of her work and a love of understated elegance drives her to create pieces that are both luxurious and effortless to wear.

Jewelry by Judi PowersJudi’s love of understated luxury is complimented by her use of recycled precious metals and diamonds, and ethically sourced colored stones. Judi hand crafts each piece at a collaborative metalsmithing studio in Brooklyn and her work has been featured in many magazines and websites. We can’t wait to introduce you to her.

Jewelry by Jorge ValdezBorn in a small town in the wine country of Chile, Jorge Valdez was raised surrounded by the beauty of rivers, mountains and the riches of nature. As a small child, he became enamored of woodcrafting and fixing up his family home. A lack of tools led to many necessary innovations, which also helped him to nurture his creative side. In 1980, his family came to New York, where he attended school. He was soon introduced to fine jewelry-making and it quickly became a passion. Setting up a bench at home, he started working with silver and wax carving. After a short stint working for others, in 1996 he rented a small space in the jewelry district in NYC and soon became quite successful, taking on special order jobs. His passion has been to take very fine and scarce natural components, turning them into beautiful, precise, delicate works of art.

Jorge’s creations have been purchased by such luminaries as Jennifer Lopez, Rachel Ray and Whitney Houston, who have worn them to many awards events. All his work is done in 18 karat gold and platinum, using precious gems.

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