Jennifer Amenta is a New York-based designer who makes an eclectic line of jewelry inspired by vintage elements and gives it a modern twist. She currently has two collections, Jennifer Elizabeth and Jennifer Elizabeth Signature. Jennifer Elizabeth is a jewelry line that is handcrafted in New York, offering a variety of pieces that are all vintage inspired. Jennifer Elizabeth Signature is a one-of-a-kind jewelry collection made from vintage elements that Jennifer designs and hand-makes herself in her Brooklyn studio.
Growing up in a small town in Connecticut, Jennifer knew early on in her life that she wanted to work in the fashion industry. Jennifer attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was taught the skills of fashion design. Graduating in 2007, she worked as a fashion designer for two years before deciding in May of 2009 that she wanted to branch out and start her own line of jewelry. She had always dreamed of having her own line and her own business.
Finding the beauty in your great-grandmothers earrings or the broken crystal stones from a 1920’s chandelier Jennifer creates an unexpected, fresh new look in designing her collections. She spends hours and hours scouring flea markets, antique stores, estate sales and more from all over the world finding pieces that truly inspire her. With each piece that she finds she creates designs for the Jennifer Elizabeth collections. The Jennifer Elizabeth collection is hand crafted and manufactured in New York City. This jewelry provides a range of pieces for a confident woman who’s either into a tough, rock n’ roll look or for a woman who with a more bohemian vibe.
The Jennifer Elizabeth Signature collection is for the woman who loves the idea of having a one-of-a-kind treasure that she can show off without having anyone else having the same piece. These pieces are one-of-a-kind and are for the woman who wants something both unique and timeless. Jennifer loves designing haute-costume jewelry for people who appreciate and respect the quality in design and the beauty of history in their style.
With the enormous amount of press from her jewelry she has created a devoted following. Jennifer Elizabeth has been featured in magazines such as Italian Vogue, Lucky, People Style Watch, In Touch, The Oprah Magazine, amongst many others. It's hard not to notice her eclectic work. Jennifer's designs are favorites of both everyday people and celebrities such as Macy Gray, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Kardashian.
While Jennifer creates custom jewelry for clients that have heirlooms they would love made into a modern piece of jewelry they can wear everyday, she also loves creating pieces that many women can shop for in stores and online and enjoy. Jennifer says "People love having a one-of-a-kind piece that can be made custom for themselves out of something they already own or shopping for jewelry that is vintage inspired and reminds them of the past. It can bring you back to a place in time of great memories and you can treasure your new piece of jewelry that still reminds you of the past.