I don’t really plan my collections. The process is not scientific, well-researched, or even thoughtful. Although I like to think my jewelry is stylish, while I’m working on new pieces, I don’t try to figure out what will be trending 6 months from now, when the collection launches. At our recent photo shoot, my model asked me if the choker trend was going to continue, and I had to admit I didn’t know. I just make whatever feels right and/or that I think my customers will enjoy wearing. Eventually, I have a sufficiently large and unified set of pieces that I’m excited about, and I call it a “collection.” The nature of said collection is as much of a surprise to me as to everyone else.
My new collection includes more color than I’ve used in a while—who knows why? But I like the direction and hope you do, too. There are also several of my signature delicate neutrals, plus some darker pieces with a bit of elegant edge. In spite of the wide variety, there’s a unifying sensibility among all the pieces that ties them together. Check out the whole collection here, and click on each photo to purchase or see more views of the piece.
My mom was 18 when she left Romania for Israel. Here she is at age 86 during a family Thanksgiving celebration last year in Bellevue, Washington, where she lives. (She's wearing vintage Ruth Barzel jewelry, of course.)