Gorjana jewelry is one of our absolute favorite jewelry lines at PlumpJackSport. Gorjana Reidel created the line in 2004 with the principle of creating, “current trends with timeless classics”. The collection focus is perfect for everyday and aesthetically appealing details create versatile style for any look.
I spoke with Gorjana about the line, jewelry essentials & her favorite pieces.
What has been your biggest inspiration in the development of Gorjana?
I am such a visual person that I get a lot of my ideas from everywhere, people I see walking around, bloggers and magazines . I will see what a girl is wearing and think a certain pair of earrings or a necklace would look really great with that outfit. It comes from what I would love to have to accessorize my wardrobe.
Has a particular piece of jewelry become an icon for the line?
The Taner bar Necklace has definitely become the staple and by far the most popular. It looks great on everyone and it goes with everything. It really is a must have piece.
How do you encompass the Gorjana customer in each piece you design?
We have a diverse group of customers so I try to design pieces that speak to different women. Our pieces have a sense of timelessness and ease that gives our customers an opportunity to make them their own and wear them in a way that works best for them.
Who are your favorite fellow jewelry designers?
I have always really like Cathy Waterman’s pieces, they are so delicate, intricate and so beautiful. I have also really liked some of the more edgy pieces that Eddie Borgo has, they are definitely more statement pieces but there is a clean feeling to them.
What are the three essential accessories every girl should own?
- A great stud earring, stud earrings are so easy to wear and add a little sparkle to your face.
- A simple and versatile necklace, something you can wear all the time and that can be layered with other pieces.
- A great gold bracelet. Lately I have been loving our cuffs, the alphabet cuff is one of my favorites because its so timeless and you can personalize it to have some extra meaning.
Gorjana & Griffin has expanded well beyond jewelry at this point. Where do you see the brand in five years?
We are constantly evolving so that is so hard to say. I see us making great accessories that we really love with a focus on jewelry as it is the original passion behind the brand.
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