It has been more than 20 years since artist and designer Wendy Mink first began her New York City based jewelry design company. Over this time, Wendy Mink Jewelry has evolved from small scale design and manufacturing into a substantial business that combines great quality and workmanship with innovative, eclectic design.
Mink first became inspired to begin her own jewelry company after extensive work and travel through South East Asia. Her travels began with a position working for the World Bank, where Mink gained extensive knowledge of economic development in this area. During this time, Mink developed an immense appreciation of the beauty and craftsmanship behind jewelry and textiles associated with the women of this area, from their traditional wedding dress to everyday clothing and adornment. Mink formulated her company shortly after returning from the East, quickly earning a solid reputation and securing a place in the competitive jewelry industry.
The success of Wendy Mink Jewelry since these early beginnings is due not only to Mink’s own inspired designs but also to the team of highly skilled Tibetan women who handcraft each piece of jewelry in the Greenwich Village based studio. This studio is also home to a team of production and press staff who work closely with Mink to market and distribute jewelry. A retail store linked to the studio provides an outlet for NY based clients to view and purchase a tempting selection from the recent and past collections.
Mink’s signature pieces combine aspects of traditional Eastern world jewelry with classic European design. The collections themselves are an ever-changing array of beautifully crafted jewelry that traverse style boundaries and succeed in appealing to a hugely diverse market. Wendy Mink Jewelry is available in many boutiques throughout the USA and Europe including well-known department stores, Barneys of NY, Japan and Takashimaya.
In recent years Wendy Mink Jewelry has received substantial media coverage with appearances in a variety of international publications, including; Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Harpers Bazaar magazines.
Wendy Mink’s jewelry has something for everyone whether you’re looking for something classic or something to help you complement that vintage dress you’ve had your eye on. You’ll find that Mink's designs are unique and classic, yet fun and trendy. Each piece is of the highest quality and beautifully crafted.
We could see both Marissa and Summer in these pieces, but we think that Mink’s designs probably cater more to tastes of Summer Roberts. We’ve paired a couple necklaces up with outfits that Summer wore in season 3, and we love the look! If you desire the looks we've assembled below, you can pick up the Wood, Turquoise & Gold Necklace (available here) for $210 and the Tiger Eye Tassel (available here) which is on sale for $95, down from $230. You can find all the pieces below in addition to so many more at wendyminkjewelry.com!
Mink Jewelry Stores:
Mink Jewelry Store
10 Morton Street (between Bleecker & 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10014
Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm.