Kirsten Paniccoli is a highly sought after New York jewelry designer. Raised in Long Island, of Italian and Latin Heritage, Kirsten seeks inspiration in the beauty of jewelry: its colors, its intricacies, its wonder for inspiring people to love, be loved, and to share a piece of themselves through design.
She received her design in Jewelry Design, with honors, from New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 1995. From there she began working in NYC's jewelry industry and has built a successful career designing collections for many of America's leading manufacturers and numerous private clients. Her works are frequently featured at major retailers throughout the U.S.
For her inaugural collection, Kirsten has drawn on her love of Italian and Latin American art and culture, incorporating their spirit and history of jewelry craftsmanship into what she describes as a celebration of color, nature and the abundance of life.
"Several years ago I fell in love with my first gemstone at an Arizona gem show and scooped it up, with no immediate design in mind. Now, when I'm designing for myself, I gravitate towards rare gemstones. Sourcing the stones is like hunting for treasure to me, and each stone speaks to me and inspires me to create a unique one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Timeless creations according to the stones I find."