A collector by nature, Dana Bronfman discovered her passion for jewelry throughout her global travels. A bracelet from Istanbul, a Native American heirloom passed on from her grandmother—the pieces she amassed told Bronfman’s own story, and she yearned to craft pieces that would become part of other people’s story.
Her namesake line, which debuted two years ago, draws inspiration from such influences as Salvador Dali and industrial architecture. Her collection is rife with bold, modern designs that mix metals and negative space in artful and unexpected ways. Classically trained as a metalsmith at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco and as an apprentice in Santa Fe, Bronfman now lives in New York City, where each piece is crafted by hand from reclaimed 18K gold, post-consumer diamonds and ethically sourced gemstones. In 2017, she won Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award for fine jewelry.
IN HER WORDS
“I love how jewelry tells a story—from the places you’ve traveled to the people you love. I aspire to make pieces that people can wear every day of their lives. I aspire to create jewelry that is timeless but with style, unique but very high quality. Having worked in the non-profit world, I am also interested in doing my work as sustainably as possible.”
WHAT WE LOVE
Modern, bold and otherworldly—Dana Bronfman’s designs are simply transporting. An expert shape shifter, she endlessly works and reworks a circular motif into bracelets, pendants and rings, reinventing her approach each time. From negative space cutouts in an 18K yellow gold bracelet to a mixed metal pendant that exudes an interstellar vibe, her collection looks and feels personal, contemporary and totally unlike anything else you’ve seen.