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The archaeologist turned goldsmith at the heart of Loren Nicole.
Since childhood, Loren's innate curiosity led her to study art as a means for understanding materials. She did not set out to become a professional jeweler.
In her years after college, where she earned degrees in Art History and Anthropology, Loren pursued fieldwork in Peru and Mexico, studying Pre-Columbian cultures. She went on to work as a conservator in the Anthropology department of the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and later at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) in the Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas Department.
While working in New York, Loren began taking courses in ancient metal-smithing to better understand the materials she was conserving. She never underwent a formal jewelers training, however was fortunate to supplement her self-learning through workshops with many masters of highly specialized techniques, not widely practiced today.
Today, Loren works in 22k yellow gold jewelry highlighting ancient techniques and aesthetics, drawing inspiration from the art and mythologies of antiquity. She launched her company, Loren Nicole in 2012 and In a short few years, she has received significant media attention, being recognized for craftsmanship and her unique expression of an ancient aesthetic. Loren was awarded the 2020 Town and Country Jewelry Award for the Future of the industry.
Always in pursuit of learning, Teetelli continues to study with masters around the world, researching ancient techniques to continue telling stories of the past in modern ways.