Nina’s world travels and life experiences have influenced and inspired her creativity. As a young girl growing up in war-torn Vietnam, Nina loved to help her uncle, a goldsmith, in his jewelry casting foundry working with locally-panned gold. Since that early age she has been designing jewelry. Her mother took the children to America, passing through a Philippine refugee camp along the way. After relocating to the United States, she kept designing jewelry as a hobby throughout her high school and university years.
In 2004 Nina took a life changing journey to India. While backpacking with her now-husband, she was inspired by the vibrant saris and colorful gemstones embedded in the jewelry worn in the sub-continent. Afterwards Nina ambitiously changed her career from the financial industry to start her own jewelry design firm, Nina Nguyen Designs.
One of Nina’s personal goals is to support some of Vietnam’s neediest: homeless children of the indigenous Vietnamese. She and her grandmother are beginning to make plans for an orphanage in the remote central highlands of Vietnam
Nina’s international travels and her innate artistic flair for fashion have helped her gain tremendous success. Within the past few years her line has appeared in many prestigious boutiques and jewelry showrooms as well as being featured in press articles around the globe. Nina’s business growth is sustained by her seasonal updates to the collections, and an expanding network of retailers.
Her collections combine light-hearted, bold styling with understated elegance. Nina’s emphasis on brightly-colored stones creates a unique style that enhances the confidence and beauty of every woman who wears her jewelry.
“The jewelry I design is a reflection of my spirit. I create each piece to be unique, feminine and stylish. I envision my pieces empowering the wearer. It gives me much pleasure to contribute to the beauty of women. My hope is that every woman will enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoy designing each and every piece.”
Nina Nguyen Designs jewelry helps a woman define her own style with intricate, colorful, and artistic creations. Each piece is carefully designed by Nina in her Florida studio and expertly handcrafted by skilled artisans in Nina Nguyen Designs’ very own Women’s Co-Operative, Nina Nguyen Studio in Vietnam.