Michal Golan is an Israeli born, New York City based, painter, printer and jewelry designer. In her studio, Michal creates hand worked jewelry pieces which combine the look of the antique with contemporary fashion sensibility. Her unusual style and technique and meticulous attention to detail distinquish these ornately jeweled designs.
Michal's designs are made in the U.S.A. and inspired by Byzantine jewelry with its generous use of gemstones and pearls, and from jewelry made during the regime of queen Victoria. Influences from Middle Eastern art, particularly Mosaic styles, are also apparent in her lavish decoration of surfaces and use of brilliant colors.
Michal is a graduate of the University of Maryland in Graphic Art and holds a Masters degree from New York University in Studio Art. Her jewelry is hand crafted in 24kt gold or sterling silver electroplated over brass or white metal. She uses semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals and glass.
Bio courtesy of Michal Golan Jewelry.