Collette Ishiyama is a jewelry designer based in NYC's East Village. After studying painting at Pratt, Ishiyama realized her aspirations spanned beyond the two dimensional. Her love of creating dioramas and miniatures propelled her to try her hand at creating jewelry. Soon she was apprenticing for leading jewelers in New York and had found her niche.
Collette Ishiyama's debut collection, "Emerald City," is influenced by Egyptian jewelery, samurai warriors and the omnipresent sliver of the Chrysler building. Each piece is an arcane world of its own, lined with shimmering black stingray leather. Each model is meticulously carved by Ishiyama and cast in Manhattan.