Diana Vincent grew up surrounded by a family of creative minds, so it was only natural for her to display an affinity for art from a young age. Her creative flair came through in everything she did. Being close with her uncle James Galanos, internationally acclaimed couturier, Diana was exposed to the hippest NYC scenes and the world of couture fashion in the 80’s. It’s no wonder that Diana was able to so easily merge her love for art with her love for fashion.
Enrolled as a graphic design major at the Tyler School of Art, Diana quickly found the metal department and started exploring the craft. It wasn’t long before she was creating jewelry that became the groundwork of her signature style today.
From Garage to Global
What has evolved into a sophisticated brand started in the family garage by building a small goldsmith workshop with her partner, Vince Polisano. With Diana’s design intuition and Vince’s passion for traditional craftsmanship, they spent a year building their first collection for the American Craft Council’s Rhinebeck Arts Festival. It is here that the work of Diana Vincent was discovered by Mort Abelson, who played a major role in seeking out emerging artists to introduce a new standard of design within the American jewelry industry.
Diana Vincent Debuts
At only 26 years of age and after just one year in the business, Diana Vincent became the youngest recipient of the prestigious DeBeers Diamonds International Award in Paris for her 18K yellow and white gold bracelet sprinkled with 1360 diamonds. Diana’s unique design style combined with this uncommon ‘sprinkling’ technique turned into a worldwide fascination and launched Diana Vincent onto her successful path. That same year, Diana Vincent was awarded New Designer of the Year by Jewelers of America.
One More Time
Diana Vincent wins the DeBeers Diamond International Award in Milan, becoming the only American jewelry designer to win the coveted award consecutively, validating Diana Vincent’s place in the fine jewelry design world. Shortly after, Diana Vincent’s award winning design was purchased by DeBeers and installed into their Private International Collection.
A Design Icon is Born
Diana Vincent’s Contour ring wins the DeBeers Diamonds Today Award, establishing this collection as a benchmark for future contemporary fine jewelry. The simple elegant curves of the Contour Collection become a hallmark of Diana Vincent’s jewelry and the anchor of her signature look.
The Best Take Notice
The American Jewelry Design Council is comprised of some of the most respected design talent in the industry. In 1994 Diana Vincent’s peers recognize her as one of America’s best and invite her into the AJDC.
Contour Stands the Test of Time
Diana Vincent wins the DeBeers Diamonds Today Award for its 3-Stone Contour Ring 12 years after the original solitaire Contour Ring’s unrivaled design brought similar recognition. The multi-award-winning collection inspired the world of fine jewelry and continues to stand the test of time to this day.
The New Store
After designing in the community for many years, Diana Vincent Jewelry Designs builds a new, sophisticated retail location in Washington Crossing. The same year, the American Institute of Architects awards Diana Vincent for the building’s architectural design, reflecting Diana Vincent’s sense of style.
Top One Hundred
Diana Vincent named one of the Top 100 Jewelry Designers of the past 30 years by National Jeweler Magazine and by Jewelers of America.
The Lambertville Gallery Opens
The Diana Vincent Contemporary Fine Jewelry Gallery is a unique intimate venue dedicated to exhibiting work from the world’s leading contemporary fine jewelry designers. Founded with the mission to promote emerging and established artists, the gallery provides an ongoing dialog between seasoned collectors and creative artists while educating future collectors to the value inherent in owning their work. The gallery presents group and solo exhibits with education pertaining to the jewelry arts.
Diana Vincent Reimagines the Engagement Ring
Discover Diana Vincent
Diana Vincent, the American based jewelry designer is internationally recognized for design excellence and as an innovative leader, raising the standard of American Jewelry Design. Simple, elegant design, pure fluidity, and swirling shapes that evoke a sense of continuity, are the hallmarks of Diana Vincent’s work. With a masterful eye and visionary sensibility, her jewelry is a perfect balance of form and function.[\text-column-one] [image-column-one]
Inspired in part by the movement of dance, the sensual intuitive designs of Diana Vincent’s jewelry are what sets her apart from others. These imaginative, organic jewels are subtly complex examples of the designer’s art. Coupled with the skilled craftsmanship of the Diana Vincent studio, she creates what have and continue to be some of the most iconic jewelry designs of our time. Diana Vincent’s enormous influence on jewelry design is recognized with numerous awards and she is regarded as one of the most creative, original jewelry designers in America.[\text-column-one] [image-column-one][\image-column-one][quote-column-one] [quote-text]
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In the Diana Vincent Studio, a small group of talented craftspeople create with precision and dexterity. It is with the highest level of skill and in close collaboration with the designer that our team meticulously creates each piece of Diana Vincent jewelry.[\text-column-one][text-column-one] [\text-column-one] [text-column-one] [\text-column-one] [text-column-one]
Depth of Wisdom
We continue to build on our 30 years of experience by incorporating the newest and most innovative technology available, however the brand still remains rooted in the art of hand craftsmanship.[\text-column-one] [text-column-one] [\text-column-one] [quote-column-one] [quote-text]
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Attention to Detail
Cutting and shaping metals by hand, meticulously setting diamonds and gemstones one by one, and even polishing with linen threads coated in rouge to get into the smallest delicate areas, are all traditional techniques the studio uses to achieve the highest standard of our craft. The end result is always the same: a tight, clean, refined look that can only be achieved with a sensitive eye and the human touch.[\text-column-one] [image-column-one] [\image-column-one][text-column-one]
“Without the talented artisans in the workshop, we could not have maintained the traditions as well as we have.” says Vince Polisano, company Co-Founder. “When you visit the workshop, you can see the passion of the craftsmen and feel the emotion.”[\text-column-one][image-column-one] [\image-column-one] [image-column-one][\image-column-one] [text-column-one]
While many of the designs in our galleries are part of established Diana Vincent Collections, our process allows us to create sophisticated one-of-a-kind pieces, custom jewelry and personalized engagement rings. And thanks to our on-site workshop and talented design team anything is possible.[\text-column-one][text-column-full] [\text-column-full][related-pages about the-team heritage][\related-pages]