"For me, jewelry is more than an object of desire, jewelry brings a sparkle of joy and a warm feeling of happiness. When a piece has the right connection it becomes part of who you are. My creative inspiration draws on nature’s imperfections, its complementary balance and innate elegance - characteristics mirrored in the deepest human relationships."
Chorthip graduated with a degree in Industrial design and has always been mindful of practical and functional solutions. She originally thought she would build her jewelry company in Thailand but opportunity sidelined her plan and sent her on a chance trip to New York. That led her into a one-year intensive course at FIT, where, to her astonishment, she won a prize scholarship to study jewelry design in Italy.
After finishing her studies, good fortune followed and she launched a successful career as a designer for some of the biggest jewelry houses, including Tiffany & Co. which hired her to create many of their successful jewelry collections. Architect Frank Gehry then saw her fluid, sculptural shapes and gave her carte blanche for his debut jewelry collaboration with Tiffany & Co.
Building on a consistent aesthetic, Chorthip creates sculptural pieces in precious materials that reflect her global influences and embody her beliefs in the beauty of imperfection, simplicity & timelessness. Designed and handcrafted in the East Village, NY, with environmental mindfulness and care, each piece reflects in its remarkable depth and originality, Thai, Italian and American influences.
Chorthip started developing jewelry for her brand since 2009. She was selected as the American Jewelry Design Council, as “The Best New Designer” in 2011. Her work has been featured in national magazines such as Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and WWD.