Jane Hollinger has been working with metal for over 20 years. It all started in high school when she worked for a goldsmith and fell in love with the process of working with metals. She went on to graduate from the New York College of Art and Design at Alfred University with a B.F.A. in metal sculpture and video art. Like many artists, she juggled multiple creative jobs before starting her own company. These included interior metal fabrication jobs,assisting on photography shoots and designing jewelry. Jewelry won in the end,and she started designing pieces she wanted to wear, but couldn't find anywhere. Jane Hollinger Jewelry was officially started after friends and people on the streets started ordering jewelry! The "COCO" circle necklace, her signature piece, was the very first necklace she designed for the line over 16 years ago, and is still one of her best sellers.
The current line of Jane Hollinger Jewelry is a timeless, yet modern mix of RECYCLED solid metals, including Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, Brass, 10k, 14k ,18k and 22k gold. All the pieces for the line are handmade in her studio, with Jane as the designer and head metalsmith , and a small, trained staff of fabricators.
Jane Hollinger Jewelry strives to be as low impact as possible on the environment, from the office to the studio. "We carefully recycle all our metals in our studio, and we purchase all our raw metals through a company with integrity who never uses mined metals, only recycled. All chains currently used are USA made and all raw materials are made with recycled metal. The stones we use are chosen carefully,from trusted dealers that source responsibly. All of our Diamonds are HARMONY coded or Canadian white Diamonds and no toxic chemicals are used in the processing of the finished pieces."
"We are a small, hands-on company with the intent to make high quality, beautiful pieces of jewelry that are well designed and stand the test of time. I still make many of the pieces along with our team, and I make all the one-of a-kind pieces and rings. This is an ancient art, and most of the techniques we use in our studio today are the same as they were hundreds of years ago. I am inspired to make pieces that are worn and loved, and I like the idea that the jewelry is a gift, or holds special meaning to someone. I am so grateful that this business has grown into what it has. We are always striving to improve our quality and to make sure we never lose sight of our original mission of remaining a handmade, made-to-order jewelry business in the US."