Sunday, 16 August 2009

TRAVEL NOTES - NEW YORK: ST KILDA by Nora Kogan




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.

Available from:

http://www.stkildajewelry.com/
Also in London from Fenwick and in New York from ABC Carpet & Home.