Catherine Angiel's work is strongly influenced by the streets of New York. Being born and raised in the city, Catherine was a part of the underground music and club scene in the 80s and 90s. As a drummer, she played in some of the most iconic clubs, including CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City. She used these experiences to develop her now signature, renegade style of fine jewelry.
Inspiration came in the form of graffiti, tattoos and rock and roll. Catherine translated street art into high art through the use of innovative materials and designs. Her ground-breaking work, combining black and white diamonds with a delicate and sophisticated hand, was new to the fine jewelry arena.
In 1993 Catherine opened her hip-edgy retail store in New York's Greenwich Village, Catherine has been recognized by her industry, winning many awards, including the prestigious “Innovation Award” presented by the Jewelers Association. She has also been featured on the cover of Newsweek and her inspiring life story was filmed for a television documentary about women in business.
Today, Catherine Angiel has a loyal celebrity following, and her work is covered by fashion magazines, stylists, and is frequently seen on the red carpet.
Her work continues to push the boundaries of jewelry design. Each piece is hand-crafted in the New York workshop with Catherine overseeing every step. Unique shaped gemstones, such as briolette and rose cut diamonds, are complemented by her atypical choice of precious metals. Leading the way with black diamonds, she is now experimenting with other unusual colored diamonds, including grey, brick and burnt orange. Her signature style balances powerful rocker chic with an exquisite delicacy of execution.
“My vibe is all about breaking the rules; whether it’s in my music, my jewelry or my life. I’ve always been a renegade”