Once upon a time…
Anne has always loved beautiful things, her favorite being antique jewelry. In the early 1980’s, after spending many years learning about and collecting antique jewelry, Anne realized that there was a need for affordable, vintage inspired styles. She knew that wearing these vintage designs made her feel beautiful, and she wanted other women to feel beautiful, too!
Anne’s mother, Sally, had been a millinery designer during the 1920’s. She was the perfect resource for Anne, and she encouraged her to go to 37th Street in NYC to find jewelry supplies. It was in one of those bead houses on 37th Street where she picked up her first pair of rosary pliers. She didn’t have to be taught how to use them, she instinctively knew. From there she purchased her first glass beads, chain and findings, then went to her Long Island home to craft a dozen necklace and earring sets on her dining room table. Anne’s sister, Ilene, offered those very first pieces in her Cedarhurst, NY boutique. In no time, it was clear how much her designs were adored, because in 3 days every piece was sold…and Anne soon thereafter found herself in the middle of the fashion jewelry industry.
A peek inside of the studio
Today, Anne Koplik jewelry collections are proudly designed and handcrafted in their Brewster, NY studio. Anne and her team of skilled American artisans handcraft vintage inspired jewelry with crystals from Swarovski®. Each piece of jewelry is created for women who want to experience beautiful antique-inspired designs and have them for their own, at an attainable price.
Family, Women-Owned Business
One of Anne’s greatest joys is that she works side by side with both of her daughters Jill and Kara. Together they oversee all aspects of the business. She also loves that as she designs each piece, her golden retriever, Sonny, relaxes by her feet, on the purple floors that she installed throughout her workshop. Purple has always been one of Anne’s favorite colors.