Lorraine West has always had an affinity for creating and donning unique jewelry. Her mother’s love for ornate pieces was the inspiration for Lorraine to delve into jewelry design while studying Illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology. After teaching herself how to manipulate various metals into beautiful original jewelry pieces, and with the increasing demand from family and friends to create custom designs, Lorraine West Jewelry was conceived.
Made from precious metals including gold, sterling silver, brass and copper and inspired by symbology and geometric shapes, Lorraine West creates strikingly elegant pieces that allow clients to connect to their own beauty and power. Lorraine West Jewelry is proudly handmade in NYC with Love.
Lorraine West went to the Fashion Institute of Technology to study illustration, but during her junior year, she started making jewelry from wire, metal, and beads. She started small and grew the business into an online, black women owned powerhouse.
Despite high demand from friends and family members, West had no intention of jewelry-making becoming anything more than a creative outlet—until she sold her first piece to a customer at the juice shop where she worked. More than two decades later, West is still designing and selling her eponymous jewelry line, with designs ranging from simple and geometric to vibrant and extravagant.
She is a leading black designer. The jewelry she makes is hand designed, and made with care and attention to detail. Lorraine West sells online at all price points – from entry level to high end.