Elegance for Every Day by Diana Widman Design Fine Jewelry
Elegance, whimsy, and heirloom quality productionare the signatures of the gold and silver jewelry collections Diana Widman has been designing for 14 years.Diana’s use of colored stones and diamonds in unexpected color palettes creates bold, highly wearable pieces that her customers avidly collect. Favorite stones include ruby, sapphire (she is known for her Big Sky collection of Montana sapphires,) fire opal, Madeira citrine, spinel, and garnet.
Elegance for Every Day is Diana’s core design philosophy. Scale, comfort, and durability are central considerations so that her pieces can be worn with casual or formal attire. All Diana’s customers are jewelry lovers and professionals, creating a need for distinct pieces that work in the office and at social events. Diana has also created and manufactured hundreds of custom pieces, using new and heirloom stones.
A former printmaker and bookbinder, Diana uses fold forming, raising, chasing, and other metalsmithing techniques as a vocabulary to transform precious metal into tactile pieces that engage the wearer with silky, subtle textures sprinkled with diamonds. The Gold andSilver Linen ™ collection offers a range of styles that appeal to both tailored women and those who love art jewelry. A sprinkle of diamonds and gorgeous, colored gems make this group flexible and fun to wear from day into evening.
“Metropolitan,” Diana’s newest collection, is based on architectural ornamentation and urban landscapes. Metropolitan joins classic motifs with contemporary desires for distinctive, large-scale, yet lightweight pieces. This collection is featured in gold, silver, and cobalt steel (black) and cobalt chromium (white.) These newer metals allow a lower price point without sacrificing any of the beauty or durability that are so crucial to her philosophy.
Diana is a metalsmith and a Colored Stone graduate of the Graduate Gemologist program at GIA. Diana’s work has been featured in many publications including Instore Magazine online, Professional Jeweler, National Jeweler, American Style, Niche Magazine, Elle, Rapport Magazine, and Jewelers Circular Keystone Open to Buy. Her work was also featured on Good Morning Tucson (ABC) and ABC 7 news in Chicago, on the IFashion network, in USE magazine (Milan), among others. Rachel Ray has worn Diana’s pieces on her morning talk show while interviewing Rod Stewart, Julianne Moore, and Queen Latifah.
Contact: Diana Widman
5 S. Wabash, Suite 411
Chicago IL 60603