FIT Jewelry Design Grads Show Off Their Gems!
Now through the 25th of May, you can visit the Fashion Institute of Technology’s latest graduating class exhibition at the FIT Museum, corner of 7th avenue and 27th street in Manhattan, New York City.
Saturday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
The students’ capstone projects show off their talent, and their collections!
The Floral Palm Cuff
Featured in the image above is the Floral Palm Cuff by Lana Ogilvie, using bronze, garnets, and 14 karat gold plate. Ogilvie will graduate with an Associates in Applied Science in Jewelry Design.
In 2022, Ogilvie was part of the Emerging Designer Diamond Initiative sponsored by the Natural Diamond Council and celebrated jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz. She was also the recipient of an MJSA student scholarship, helping her with FIT tuition, as well as a GIA scholarship, support for a diamond grading course.
Earlier this year, she was part of the MAD About Jewelry pop-up at MAD Museum.
“I love making art, … bold, statement jewelry.“
And just this past Tuesday evening, Ogilvie received 2nd place at the Accessories, Footwear & Jewelry Design Awards, in the Fine Jewelry category, for the Floral Palm Cuff.
“I think being at FIT has elevated what I am able to do as a designer, ” says Ogilvie. “I have a strong aesthetic which is very me, but design school has opened up how to incorporate a broader range of styles and still somehow keep the thread of my aesthetic.”
“I love making art, … bold, statement jewelry.” You can see more of Lana Ogilvie’s work on her Instagram page at @sabrejewelry.
Works on Display
Michael Coan, professor in the Jewelry Design Department at FIT, led the class this week with their final presentations in Best Business Practices / Jewelry Seminar.
From a mushroom fantasy ring and earrings featuring dangling rats, to large cuffs, the use of alternative materials such as African blackwood, found deer antler, homemade woolen yarn, to the “Serparent Hood Ring” in 14K yellow gold, with diamond and emerald, it’s a jewelry design display that features very good craftsmanship and thoughtful design, one which if you are in the area you should not miss.
Highly recommended! 👍👍