G A B R I E L L A   K I S S

Gabriella Kiss has a miniaturist’s eye for detail. She finds inspiration in flora and fauna, the life cycles of the natural world, and art history. The daughter of a research scientist, she carefully studies specimens of insects and leaves before carving and casting metal versions of them. This fusion of a naturalist’s eye with a designer’s hand leads to work that is captivatingly lucid and beautiful. Her non-figurative work is equally striking, and Egan Day carries an ever-changing selection of her signature rings, both gemstone and diamond, with each exquisitely simple setting revealing the character of its stone.

 

M A R I A   B E A U L I E U

“I try to find the most exquisite specimens and then set them with just enough gold to highlight their natural beauty,” says Maria Beaulieu. In practice, this means a collection of breathtaking rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Brazilian amethysts, golden heliodor beryls, Burmese moonstones, dazzling spinels, pale pink morganites, diamonds, and lustrous pearls are presented in refined, minimal settings.

 

N I C O L E   L A N D A W

Nicole Landaw’s sleek surfaces and seductive, innovative forms have quickly established her as one of today’s leading young jewelry designers. Inspired by organic structures, her collection ranges from bold to delicate and is carved and finished by Nicole in her Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio. Every nuance is considered, including the colored gemstones her jewelry often features: from carefully sourced and selected raw mineral, Nicole custom cuts each gemstone to maximize its fire, depth and color. The result is jewelry that is refined yet full of warmth and is as unique and individual as the woman who wears it.  She has quickly garnered a loyal following among celebrities, magazine editors and stylists who turn to her for exquisite design and unabashed elegance.

 

L O R I A N N   S T E V E N S O N

LORIANN STEVENSON'S FIRST INSPIRATION CAME FROM ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS BEADS, PYU GOLD FROM BURMA AND SHELL CURRENCY FROM NEW GUINEA.  LORIANN BEGAN CREATING JEWELRY THAT WAS TO FUNCTION AS A TALISMAN BY ITS WEARER.  UPON DISCOVERING RUSTIC DIAMONDS AND SLICED DIAMONDS, SHE WAS IMPELLED TO INCORPORATE THESE STONES INTO HER BODY OF WORK.  "THE ENERGY AND PERSONALITY OF THESE DIAMONDS WERE ACTUALLY THE CATALYST FOR THE PROGRESSION OF MY COLLECTION."  SHE IS DRAWN TO THE PLAYFUL YET SOPHISTICATED PRESENCE OF THESE IMPERFECT DIAMONDS, WHERE TEXTURE AND PERSONALITY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER CLARITY AND CUT.  USING OLD WORLD TRADITIONS AS WELL AS MODERN DAY TECHNIQUES, LORRIAN CAREFULLY HAND CRAFTS EACH ITEM, GIVING THE COLLECTION AN ARTISAN FEEL. 

 

r o s a n n e   p u g l i e s e

"my passion for jewelry making started in the midst of a career in the fashion world.  i was greatly influenced while designing for calvin klein, honing my eye for choosing luxurious, sensuous materials and using them in clean, modern and sculptural forms.  while still inspired by the modern design movement, the best ideas come from spending time at the workbench combining the metal and gems until i find that balance of lightness and fluidity that i want the jewelry to convey."

 

A N N E T T E   F E R D I N A N D S E N

Annette Ferdinandsen’s early work in sculpture led her to metal and bronze casting and then to gold and silver on a wearable scale. Now in mid-career as a jeweler, she has developed a design vocabulary that moves fluidly from bold and glamorous to delicate and barely-there. Her use of the best quality gemstones and her ability to create subtle curves and movements are the signatures of her style.

 

K I M B E R L I N   B R O W N

KIMBERLIN BROWN’S WORK IS LAVISH IN ITS ATTENTION TO NATURAL OBJECTS. HER SEA ANEMONE RINGS AND PENDANTS – FEATURING PEARLS AND SMALL GEMS SET IN GOLD OR STERLING SILVER – SEEM TO HAVE ARRIVED FROM A KINGDOM UNDER THE SEA. SHE IS A TRAINED SCULPTOR WITH A DUAL DEGREE FROM ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO AND THE MARYLAND ART INSTITUTE. SHE HAS STUDIED ANCIENT ITALIAN ETRUSCAN ART AND MODERN ITALIAN METALSMITHING AND HAS STUDIEDWITH FAMED SILVERSMITH GEORGE JENSEN’S STUDIO. HER WORK IS IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AT THE MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN IN NYC.

 

T I L D A   B I E H N

TILDA BIEHN FINE JEWELRY WAS FOUNDED IN 2014 BY DESIGNER ANDREA LIPSKY-KARASZ.  KNOWN FOR STRONG, ARCHITECTURAL SHAPES AND IMPECCABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP, THESE ELEGANT, MODERN DESIGNS HAVE LED WOMEN OF ALL AGES TO BEGIN THEIR TILDA BIEHN COLLECTIONS.  ANDREA TAKES INSPIRATION FROM HER CREATIVE LINEAGE.  THE ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT OF HER GREAT GRANDMOTHER TILDA BIEHN - A DANCER AND ARTIST IN 19TH CENTURY BUDAPEST - STILL RESONATES THROUGH THE GENERATIONS.  TILDA'S DAUGHTER LEFT HUNGARY TO LIVE IN BOLIVIA, THAILAND AND TURKEY BEFORE FINALLY SETTLING IN PARIS.  SHE BECAME AN ACCOMPLISHED JEWELER, DRAWING ON THE RICH JEWELRY TRADITIONS SHE ENCOUNTERED AROUND THE WORLD TO INFORM HER OWN MORE MODERNIST WORKS.  AS A CHILD, ANDREA PLAYED AT HER GRANDMOTHER'S JEWELRY BENCH, NEVER IMAGINING THAT SHE WOULD ONE DAY INHERIT THOSE SAME TOOLS AND USE THEM TO CREATE HER OWN DESIGNS.

 

T a m l i n

Tamlin is designed by jessamee sanders.  jessamee has loved sculpting tiny things since she was just a tiny thing herself.  her line, tamlin, strives to create beauty in a crazy world, and to delivery you a profoundly sensual, sexy piece of jewelry that you will put on and never want to take off.  Translating natural form into beautiful, luxuruious little treasures is a passion, an obsession and a joy.  Designed in the hills of new york, all tamlin jewelry is made by hand with the greatest of care. 

 

D A N Y E L L   R A S C O E

Danyell's fascination for stones began as a young child who collected rocks and stones at the gift shop at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.  During a business trip to India, that love was rekindled.  Curves in space and ancient cultures are often present in her body of work but India remains the biggest influence on both her jewelry and print designs.  Her pieces are hand carved and fabricated in 18K and 22K gold using gemstones with intense saturation and her favorite, flawed stones with naturally occurring imperfection.  Danyell resides in Brooklyn.

 

J E S S I C A   B E R W I N D

JESSICA BERWIND HAS BEEN ENRAPTURED BY OBJECTS, JEWELRY, AND THINGS TO ADORN THE BODY FOR HER ENTIRE LIFE. CAREFUL NOT TO REFINE HER WORK TOO MUCH, BERWIND IS VERY CONSCIOUS OF MARKS AND TEXTURE, MAKING CERTAIN NOT TO ERASE ALL IMPERFECTION ON THE SURFACE OF THE METAL. AS FOR THE UNIQUE FOUND OBJECTS BERWIND USES IN HER WORK, THE ARTIST EXPLAINS, “I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING OBJECTS FOR DECADES AND I USE MANY OF THEM IN MY WORK, INCLUDING SHELL FRAGMENTS, COINS, BEADS, SEEDS AND NUTS….LAST SUMMER A YOUNG JEWELRY STUDENT DESCRIBED MY WORK AS RESEMBLING ‘BURIED TREASURE.’  I TOOK THAT AS A GREAT COMPLIMENT.” SHE RESIDES IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA.

 

L E E   H A L E

IF JEWELRY IS LOVE OBJECTIFIED, LEE HALE’S VERSION OF LOVE IS DISCREET, POINTED, AND MORE THAN A LITTLE DANGEROUS. EGAN DAY CARRIES HER ICONIC ROSE THORN POSTS IN GOLD, STERLING SILVER, AND OXIDIZED BRONZE. WE HAVE RECENTLY ADDED HER HANGING THORN EARRINGS, AS WELL AS A SELECTION OF BEAUTIFUL CAST METAL OBJECTS – OVERSIZED OXIDIZED BRONZE THORNS, A ROSE THORN BOX, A NOSE BOX – THAT BRING A SCULPTURAL WEIGHT AND SCALE TO AN OBJECT THAT FITS IN THE PALM YOUR HAND.

 

E D I T I O N S   D E   R E

A DESIGN COLLABORATIVE FOUNDED IN 2013 BY JIM HINZ AND TODD VLADYKA, THE EDITIONS DE RE DESIGNS ARE DRAWN FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, INHABITING A FAMILIAR PLACE IN OUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND HERITAGE WHILE BEING DECIDEDLY CURRENT.  NATIVE AMERICAN METALWORK, 1970S FASHION, HIP-HOP ARTISTS AND FIN-DE-SIÈCLE VIENNESE DECORATIVE ARTS ARE JUST SOME OF THE AESTHETIC CUES THAT HAVE INFORMED THEIR FIRST EDITION: METAL JEWELRY. USING BRONZE, SILVER, AND GOLD, THEY HAVE CREATED A SCULPTURAL COLLECTION THAT IS STRONG, DELUXE AND WEARABLE. THE WORK IS MANUFACTURED IN THE USA, MUCH OF IT IN PHILADELPHIA.

 

C A R L A  C A R U S O

Carla caruso was born in new york city. after graduating from the rhode island school of design in 1987 with a B.f.a. in glass sculpture, carla moved to the HILTONS of western massachusetts where she lived in a hippie-esque community, sometimes in a teepee. over the years she worked with several glass artists, including a collaboration on a line of glass jewelry. totally self-taught carla founded her jewelry line in 2001. her collection has evolved over the years but the essence remains the same; handmade jewelry that wears beautifully.

 

J O N A T H A N   W A H L

Jonathan Wahl’s rings, pendants, and cufflinks reflect the influence of ancient cameos, Victorian jewelry, and the early machine age. “In my mind, jewelry is small sculpture for the body,” he says. His work has been featured or reviewed in the New York Times and Oprah Magazine, among others. He was named one of the top ten jewelers to watch by W Magazine in 2006 and was featured in the PBS series Craft In America in 2009. Born and raised near Philadelphia, Jonathan sees his presence at Egan Day as a homecoming of sorts. His clients include Bruce Webber, Anne Hathaway, and Caroline Kennedy.

 

R U T A   R E I F E N

born in Jerusalem, Israel,  Ruta Reifen’s work is noted for her contemporary designs and signature coral-like textures accented by precious stones. The designs—complImented by a synergy of form and surface —are handcrafted in 14K gold while utilizing gemstone color combinations to convey an ongoing romance with the sea. The result is a distinctive, contemporary look with a fluid, romantic silhouette and feel.