Alison Nagasue began hunting rocks as a child in front of her home as a form of entertainment and discovery. The passion and inquisitiveness continue today with her constant exploration of new design directions and materials.
After receiving her MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Alison began her journey of building a namesake collection of her own aesthetics while designing for jewelry companies. Her capacity was in design, product development, appearing on HSN, QVC and Shop Channel Japan with her own collections. The initial collection which continues to be offered today is her Signature Ginkgo Collection for which she has won 8 out of 10 Design Awards. Besides the Ginkgo leaf as her core inspiration, she explores nature themes in terms of animals, flowers, insects, the spectrum of natural gemstones and colors to enrich her designs.
A new collaboration with a talented female lapidary artist in Canada began in 2019 to develop Australian Lightning Ridge opal rough and custom cut into ginkgo leaves, firefly tails, dragonfly wings and hearts. Opals have become a favorite universally and this was a new way to work with the beautiful gemstone and create the Opaliscious Collection.
All in all, Alison delivers wearable, unique branded designer luxury jewelry which is made in NYC. She selects every gemstone, works hands on with her expert jewelers to achieve beautiful, artistic and heritage jewelry. Feel the luxury in Alison Nagasue jewelry.
Custom designs offered upon request.