Nina Nguyen Designs jewelry helps a woman define her own style with intricate, colorful, and artistic creations. Each piece is carefully designed by Nina in her Colorado studio and expertly handcrafted by skilled artisans in Nina Nguyen Designs’ very own Women’s Co-Operative, Nina Nguyen Studio The women employed at our Co-Op are given professional training both for their work and also in life skills.
With higher-than-average wages and full benefits for the employees as well as education for their children, we hold the same high standards for their work conditions as we do for the beauty and quality of our products.The women of the Co-Op find their work rewarding and their lives enriched by their career choices. Empowered by these opportunities, they are making better lives for themselves and their families. Nina Nguyen Designs is evolving to embrace earth-conscious materials. Inspired by organic gemstones, her current collection’s focus is on the fossilized and mineralized stones that slowly develop through the planet’s natural processes. Currently her favorite raw materials are geodes, stalactites and fossilized ammonites.
Nina’s world travels have influenced her creativity and her life experiences inspire her. As a young girl growing up in war-torn Vietnam, Nina loved to help her uncle, a goldsmith, in his jewelry casting foundry working with locally-panned gold. Since that early age she has been designing jewelry. Her mother took the children to America, passing through a Philippine refugee camp along the way. After relocating to the United States, she kept designing jewelry as a hobby throughout her high school and university years. Her collections combine light-hearted, bold styling with understated elegance. Nina’s emphasis on brightly-colored stones creates a unique style that enhances the confidence and beauty of every woman who wears her jewelry.