Donna D’Aquino Jewelry Designer

25 Feb

Donna D'Aquino was born in Newburgh, New York. She received her BS in Design from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989; and her MFA from Kent State University in 2000.

After teaching at the University level for a few years, she decided to focus on her business. She is currently residing in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, in an Artspace building, as part of the Gateway Arts District. She is a full-time studio jeweler and metalsmith.

jewelry designer
Square Link Bracelets

jewelry techniques
Necklaces with Pearls
Styles shown left to right: Closed Spiral with Brown Pearl, Diamond Pattern with Green Pearl, Nine Square Pattern with Copper Pearl

Artist Statement
This line of jewelry, which is inspired by architecture, is hand-fabricated and cast using sterling silver, pearls, hematite, and epoxy resins. It was my goal to create an interesting, affordable line of jewelry with an overall appeal.

The pearls are freshwater cultured, and the color is obtained by heat-treatment. Pearl colors available are white, green, peacock, pink, silver/grey, peach, copper, red, navy blue, and a fuchsia tone.

Donna D'Aquino

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    it is very nice Diamond Pattern with Green Pearl and jewelry.

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