Designer and Maker of Bohemian Jewelry
Amy Delson, designer and maker of Amy Delson Jewelry, has been artistically expressive since she was a young girl, dancing and playing with trinkets out of her mother's jewelry box. She nurtured her creativity through college at Duke University and the University of Bristol, England, majoring in English with a focus on Jacobean and Elizabethan drama, dance and physical theater.
Enthralled with articulation through movement and adornment, Amy published her work on Loïe Fuller and the Futurist Movement in Dance Chronicle (maiden last name Zornitzer). What captivates Amy is the expression of life's ebullient energy through visual effects, lighting and dance/body motion. Amy has a keen sense of grace and body proportion, which translates into the wearability of the jewelry she crafts.
Amy's creativity and fashion point of view are also influenced by her time as a fashion editor for Belk department stores, where she interviewed Oscar de la Renta and Kate Spade for its View magazine. Amy acquired her jewelry fabrication skills as an apprentice of Honey Jeanne Laber, designer, mentor and teacher at New York's world renowned 92Y.
Handmade in NYC, Amy’s designs are inspired by her urban
landscape, her travels around the world, and her appreciation for historic and
modern architecture. The latter grew as Amy served as Director of Marketing and Public Relations, both in-house and on the agency side of the NYC luxury real estate industry.
The mixture of
vintage and new materials in her work represents the journey of her wearer, who
is attracted to her striking use of gemstones, crystals, art glass, and metals. Amy balances strength and delicacy,
embracing the many facets of women who, like her, use their personal style as a
means of communication and expression.
Through her jewelry
collection, Amy supports several philanthropic institutions,
including Save a Child's Heart, Look Good Feel Better, GEMS, Batey Girls, Nomi Network, Strength to Strength, TADA! Youth Theater and Stray from the Heart. Amy and her husband Daniel work and live in
Manhattan with their two young sons, Samson and Helix.