"I design jewelry that reflects my passion for great design, yet is fashionable enough for everyday wear."
Dana Melnick's Dana David Collection redefines modern luxury with jewelry for the way we live. Inspired by graphics and architecture, the bold, sculptural designs combine classic elegance and attention to detail. Each piece expresses the individuality and self-confidence of the woman who wears it; every design is a fashionable statement of luxury and edgy femininity.
The artist's background in graphic design clearly influences her jewelry, and is especially evident in the Graffiti Collection, which includes graphic icons and scribble designs in gold and diamonds. Though these designs would look at home in the pages of a design publication, the fact that they are jewelry, worn on the body, gives them an entirely new dimension that is fresh, modern, and luxurious.
Meticulously crafted using the finest materials, the pure shapes and satin finishes are designed to enhance the natural beauty and elegance of the metal and stones. To make her clean, sculptural designs, Melnick creates models and casts
the components for each piece, then assembles and finishes the jewelry by hand. Finally, she signs each piece with her trademark logo star.
The artist's work is featured in "500 Earrings--New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry," Lark Books, 2007.