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From JA New York: Gina Pankowski

TrendsAug 05, 2016

From JA New York: Gina Pankowski

Seattle-based designer Gina Pankowski’s geometric pieces are “made to move” and that they do, with links that expand and contract and rings built to have gems rotating around each other.


Gina Pankowski’s 18-karat green and rose gold “Lysithea” ring features green cat’s eye tourmaline and alexandrite.
New York--Designer Gina Pankowski, whose jewelry is included in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution, said she received a positive response to her pieces at the recently concluded JA New York Winter show.

Based out of Seattle, Pankowski’s geometric pieces are “made to move,” as she advertises it, and they do: her sterling silver and 18-  and sometimes 22-karat yellow gold designs feature links that expand and contract, as well as rings built to have gems rotating around each other. 

“I love the relationship between jewelry and the body. Jewelry is an intimate thing, so it’s more expressive when it moves--it’s a dynamic of expression,” Pankowski said Tuesday at the show.

Her gemstones also have optical effects, such as a cat’s eye tourmaline.

The majority of her  pieces are made in silver, as Pankowski said she likes to create statement pieces. She also creates “lighter” looks, including a collection of silver station necklaces.

The designer’s newer line, made of silver and gold pieces, ranges from $120 to $380 retail to reach the “accessible” market, she said.

Overall, Pankowski’s silver pieces cost less than $1,000 retail and her more traditional work, the large openwork statement and gold pieces, fall between $200 and $15,000.

Additional information on the designer can be found on the Gina Pankowski website.

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