Gabrielle Sanchez 1992:"Pearls are in the Air"
Gabrielle Sanchez found her métier as a jewelry designer more than 20 years ago, inspired by what she calls “these little miracles” that are pearls, created by nature’s whims, and endless in their variety and beauty. Her embrace of pearls as an everyday jewel, worn in colors, multiples and layers, catapulted her to early success and recognition; first in Soho's Artwear gallery as a notable contemprary designer, and then by Barneys New York who championed her work in the mainstream. In the years that followed, Gabrielle Sanchez found her designs featured in the Press.. (click to view).
She has expanded her work to showcase the natural beauty of one-of-a-kind gemstones, which she still hand-selects herself, as she did in the early days, using many of the same suppliers in New York City she began working with decades ago. "For me, this is very personal work," says Gabrielle. "I think of it as a gift from me to the woman who will wear my design. In the same way I see a stone and am inspired by its unique beauty, I know each woman who wears my work is an original, with a glow all her own."