Jewelry and curiosity mingle and merge within the Emily Miranda universe. Her creations are imagined as treasured specimens- fantastical objects or creatures washed up on a beach or hidden in a forest, waiting to be discovered by the discerning and inquisitive collector.
Shell cuffs and rings stretch and yawn into shapes that seem natural, yet how could they fit wrists and fingers so perfectly? A golden snake head pokes out from beneath a sleeve- is it a beloved pet or talisman against reptilian fear?
Nature has always been the ultimate source of inspiration for Miranda. Her taste for aberrant forms and a beauty mingled with the grotesque, was formed growing up amidst the forests and lakes of rural New Jersey. The path that led her to jewelry design began in the fine arts, with a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in sculpture from Hunter College. From there, it took an interesting turn through an unlikely hobby- sculpting edible natural history dioramas out of sugar. These ‘cakes’ led her to fall in love with the interactivity of design. “I was thrilled by the way the cakes were literally devoured. It was a revelation to me after years of making objects which no one could touch. It occurred to me that jewelry could not only operate on a similar scale and level of intimacy, but also last for generations.”
In 2010, Miranda’s first piece in metal, the limited-edition “Matisse Necklace,” earned coverage in the New York Times. In 2012, she was selected as a finalist for an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award.
Emily Miranda Jewelry is crafted with an uncompromising commitment to sculptural detail. The joy of making jewelry, as Miranda sees it, “is that my expression becomes another’s expression. My goal is to communicate the sense of wonder I feel about the world, and my hope is that the woman who wears my jewelry reflects that spirit of wonder as her own.”
Miranda lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
All jewelry is made in the USA.
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