Jewelry designer Randi Mates started out in academia, not fashion. After earning an M.A. in Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center, she was hired as a historian for the Smithsonian Institution. While working toward a Ph.D., she enrolled in a Greek and Roman metalworking class at the Jewelry Arts Institute in NYC. She took to the classic craft, and in 2006 she started her own jewelry line. Naming her line Aesa, after a Greek personification of destiny, Mates drew from her museum experience, her training in classical Greek and Roman metalworking, and her work on scholastic publications to launch a collection of what she calls “antiques of the future world."
Back To ProductView All From This Designer
Hand-carved sterling silver studs in the form of Herkimer diamonds. Each stud is hand-made and has it's own character.
• approximately 0.25"
• post backs
• hand-made in New York
We Also Suggest
Dainty Line Diamond Studs
Dainty 14k gold line studs detailed with pave diamonds.
• diamonds are 0.1 carats total
• clutch backs
All products from this collection are handmade in New York and are made with as much recycled materials as possible and working with environmentally responsible sources that supply recycled precious metals.