Florida/ New York- Stephanie Albertson began making jewelry as a young girl in her native Florida. She sold her first necklace at the age of 12, and has been designing and making jewelry ever since. In college, Stephanie studied music, fine art, and art history, embarking on a career path that would combine her three loves – music, painting and jewelry design. In 1995, Stephanie began her career in fashion at Harper’s Bazaar, where she spent four years working as the assistant to the magazine’s renowned late editor-in-chief, Liz Tiberis. While at Bazaar, Stephanie continued to follow her muse, making jewelry in her spare time, and honing her craft at The Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City.
When asked about her designs, Stephanie said: “My jewelry is about color and having fun. I love the whimsical, magical and expressive power of jewelry, and especially the notion that jewelry should be fun to wear. My jewelry allows the wearer to make a personal statement and express their individual sense of style.” And, as she points out, her love of music and painting is a constant source of inspiration for her jewelry designs. “The colors and images that appear in my painting always find their way into my jewels, as if the gold and gems are the paint, and the wearer becomes the canvas.”