Nora Kogan comes from Odessa, where she grew up. She then moved with her family from Russia to Italy and finally settled in Melbourne, Australia, in a neighborhood called St. Kilda.
As a teenager, she got infatuated with fashion but only later on, while traveling in Israel, she decided she was going to become a jewellery designer.
Back in Australian she studied the technical aspects of jewellery making and than moved to New York where she set up her own company.
I simply love her tiny pieces! Here are two examples.
The is a "skinny" ring in 18k White Gold set with 18 white, 3.3 pt, vvs2 quality, emerald-cut diamond baguettes. It's a delicate hand-made band, featuring very fine milligrain detail between each diamond.
Inspired by 18th Century French crystal earrings, these are her own version featuring a range of semi-precious stones hand-cut in Jaipur, India.
These are set with Blue Topaz, in oxidized Sterling Silver cups with 10k Yellow Gold ear wires. Also available with Amethyst, Rock Crystal and Golden Citrine.