Anna, founder of the Globalette jewelry line, has always been one of the most fashionable, gorgeous gals I know. I am lucky enough to have convinced this fantastic jewelry designer + NYC lawyer to take time out of her incredibly busy schedule to not only talk personally with me, but send me beautiful pieces from her collection, describe her passions and reveal the depth of each piece.
1) What is your background and what brought you to designing these pieces?
I was born and raised in Missoula, Montana, and from a young age, was always very curious about travel and loved to learn ancient cultures. I grew up dancing, drawing, writing poetry, and often day dreaming, always finding a new way to express my creative energy. Around the time I decided to move away from home, I found a ring at a local store that I was inexplicably drawn to. It had a one-of-a-kind symbol on it that no one knew the meaning of, and after debating whether to buy it for months, I bought it as a way to take a piece of home with me and remember that moment in time, right before everything was about to change. People would always ask me what the symbol meant, and I found myself doing research to find out while becoming fascinated with symbolism. After I moved to New York and started my career as an attorney, I was craving a creative outlet. It dawned on me that I should create something both practical and special to me that I could share with others, so I decided to make rings with symbols that held a precious meaning so that others could enjoy the same experience I had. To this day I still have the ring and it reminds me of the strength I had to move away and take risks, but also remember my roots.
2) What does each piece represent?
Each piece has a unique meaning influenced by alchemy, Greek, Egyptian and other ancient symbols, so people can pick a symbol that most resonates with them. For example, the Alchemy ring is based on the 17th Century alchemy symbol that illustrates the blending of elemental symbols and astrological signs, representing the various elements and forces needed for magical work in the quest for physical transformation, spiritual illumination, and immortality.
3) How is each piece made?
Each design is researched, sketched, and hand carved into wax before being cast into precious metals. Globalette rings can be selected in non-tarnish sterling silver, 14K gold and 14K rose gold. Globalette jewelry is made in New York City.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know the story behind Globalette. Be sure to check out Anna’s jewelry line for yourself; I know that you will treasure her pieces as much as I have!