Along with attention to detail, Aziza creates each and every Aziza Jewelry piece by hand. Most pieces are made to order as a collaboration between artist and customer. She loves working directly with her customers to create one of a kind pieces that they will cherish for a lifetime.
In her custom word necklace designs she combines her love of inspiration and attention to detail, using precision pliers to turn wire into words that evoke a special feeling of inspiration or a special memory for her customers. In her colorful gemstone line she combines her own playful whimsical nature with her love of bright colors to emphasize the beauty of a woman's neckline, earlobes and wrists.
Aziza believes every woman should feel like a goddess when she adorns herself with jewelry. Her colorful goddess line combines crystals and genuine gemstones with sterling silver, and gold to create a delicate yet bold look for the woman who wears it.
Aziza received her BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from SUNY New Paltz in NY and continued to hone her craft by studying at schools including: Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The 92nd St. Y, Urban Glass, and then went on to teach workshops at Urban Glass and Tecnolux in Brooklyn, NY and one-on-one privately.
After graduation, she was privileged to work for luxury jewelry companies including Mikimoto America, in NYC and Satya Jewelry in NYC.
Aziza Jewelry was born in 2003 when on an almost daily basis she received requests from co-workers and friends for her customized jewelry that she wore to work every day. The name Aziza Jewelry came about when one of her former co-workers would often see her wear something new and comment, "I have to get some new 'Aziza Jewelry'”.
Aziza Jewelry was featured on the Working Womans Report on WPIX Channel 11 in NYC here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Horwh5qxcQ, the Santa Barbara News Press, Huffington Post and several other publications.
For questions or to collaborate on a piece of your own with her, email Aziza at: firstname.lastname@example.org