ALISON NAGASUE'S STORY
Alison Nagasue began hunting rocks as a child in front of her home as a form of
entertainment and discovery. The passion and inquisitiveness continue today with
her constant exploration of new design directions and materials.
After receiving her MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Alison
began her journey of building a namesake collection of her own aesthetics while
designing for jewelry companies. Her capacity was in design, product
development, appearing on HSN, QVC and Shop Channel Japan with her own
collections. The initial collection which continues to be offered today is her
Signature Ginkgo Collection for which she has won 8 out of 10 Design Awards.
Besides the Ginkgo leaf as her core inspiration, she explores nature themes in
terms of animals, flowers, insects, the spectrum of natural gemstones and colors
to enrich her designs.
A new collaboration with a talented female lapidary artist in Canada began in
2019 to develop Australian Lightning Ridge opal rough and custom cut into ginkgo
leaves, firefly tails, dragonfly wings and hearts. Opals have become a favorite
universally and this was a new way to work with the beautiful gemstone and
create the Opaliscious Collection.
All in all, Alison delivers wearable, unique branded designer luxury jewelry which
is made in NYC. She selects every gemstone, works hands on with her expert
jewelers to achieve beautiful, artistic and heritage jewelry. Feel the luxury in
Alison Nagasue jewelry.
Custom designs offered upon request.