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…came to Nina’s mind after she completed a Master’s program in business administration. Crossroads ahead – she was asking herself whether she should start a fashion career or she should just begin her own business? As designing her own jewelry and establishing her own brand had been her dream for years, the decision didn’t take long. So, she packed her stuff, took off towards NYC and signed up for a goldsmith training course at the jewelry trade school Studio Jewelers Ltd. With that, in the summer of 2014, she launched her label Nina Kastens.
With contemporary design as a main influence, the label stands for timeless but modern jewelry. The pieces unite coolness and elegance. Nina’s collection features fresh new interpretations of classic jewelry themes, made of sterling silver and gold vermeil, and refined with lustrous freshwater pearls. To honor the quality and the craftsmanship, all pieces are handmade in small German workshops.
New York City, as the world’s hub for architecture, culture, design and fashion, has been the greatest inspiration for Nina’s jewelry designs. Further, exceptional personalities, objects, and fine interior designs inspire her to create jewelry for confident, feminine and independent women.
“I’d describe my style as clean, feminine and elegant. I also use symbolic forms such as the scarab, an Egyptian lucky charm, which has become my signature piece.“ Nina’s most precious piece is the I Am Good ring. “Every woman wearing my ring has her very own unique story behind it to tell. The ring should remind you of what and who you are and to motivate you to keep doing what you do best. Every day. I feel very happy to pass strength, confidence and motivation to my customers.“
Nina Kastens, Designer