Jewelry Designer Angela Arno Unveils Spring 2006 ‘Santorini’ Collection

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Angela Arno’s Spring 2006 collection, inspired by the island of Santorini, Greece, features lapis lazuli, pearls, gold, and glowing tortoise glass. Perfect with the latest spring fashions (think cobalt, white, and nude in romantic, feminine silhouettes), her handmade necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are as gorgeous with denim as they are with formal wear.

With spring just around the corner, jewelry designer Angela Arno has unveiled the first wave of necklaces and earrings in her new Santorini collection. Inspired by a summer spent on this gorgeous, unique Greek island, the Santorini collection features lapis lazuli, freshwater pearls, and lots of 14K gold-filled chain and accents.

While in Santorini in the mid-90’s, Angela worked at The Bead Shop with her mentor, Angelo, learning about Greek jewelry-making materials and techniques. “My time in Santorini was important in my development as a jewelry designer, so it was just natural that I’d do a collection based on my experiences there,” comments the designer. “Santorini is such a special, unique place. I’d already begun putting together the colors and designs for the Santorini collection when I saw the ready-to-wear runway shows from NY, Milan, and Paris, and I knew I’d gotten it right. The colors especially – blue and white, nude and black – work perfectly!”

Some key shapes for 2006 include the long Y necklace and delicate gemstone drops of chrysoprase and iolite. Warm-hued tortoise glass, deep orange mandarin garnet, and citrine evoke memories of the famous Oia sunsets, while lava and glass are nods to the volcano that gave Santorini its striking natural characteristics. “I didn’t do the obvious thing and work with leather and Greek ceramic beads. I wanted to interpret the island and Greek culture through my jewelry in a different way,” said Angela.

This new collection, recently shown to the trade at Accessories: The Show in NYC, is now available online at http://www.angelaarno.com and at select retail locations. As a result of designer Angela Arno’s continuing creativity, new pieces are constantly being added to the collection. Samples and images available for print and other media upon request.

About Angela Arno:

Jewelry designer Angela Arno combined her life-long passion for jewelry design and creation with her love of travel to launch Angela Arno in 2005. Later that year, one of her necklaces was selected for the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards “Ultimate Nominee” gift bags. Every piece of jewelry is designed and carefully handcrafted by Angela, using semi-precious gemstones, Czech firepolished glass, and other fine materlials. Her line is curently available at select retail locations and online at http://www.angelaarno.com.

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Angela Arno, designer and president

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