Philadelphia designer, Janine DeCresenzo blurs the distinction between organic and industrial in her couture jewelry collections. Known for her non- conformist, visionary approach to jewelry making, Janine hand crafts each piece.
Sculptural jewelry for women and men, fusing antique with space-age, and comfort with individuality. The jewelry itself is a small sculpture of different textures, levels, and metals. Hand cut coral speckled with bezel set stones, fossils, piano key ivory are some of the materials incorporated into the jewelry designs.
Starting with a simple sheet of silver, designs are cut, formed and fabricated, evolving and developing into wearable art. Inspired by aquatic life, elements in nature, and urban relics. The jewelry created by Janine DeCresenzo are elegant yet primitive, antique as well as space-age, balanced within asymmetry, and organic with an industrial twist.
All pieces are hand created by Janine in Philadelphia, Pa.
“I have always loved jewelry. I was one of those kids that would spend hours picking up shells and rocks. I would then take it one step further and systematically clean them with a toothbrush, sand and polish them till I had tiny little gems. Little did I know, I would be doing the same thing as an adult. In my studio I am an engineer, an inventor, and a scientist, working to create jewelry that has a history and tells a story.”