Portrait by Isabel Asha Penzlien

Rebecca Schiffman is a jewelry designer and singer/songwriter born and raised in New York City and recently relocated to Los Angeles for love. After graduating from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Art she spent a summer interning for New York fashion label Proenza Schouler where she was encouraged to pursue her interest in jewelry. During the following years she released two albums of her songs, modeled for artists Ryan McGinley and Justine Kurland and studied as many jewelry techniques as she could.

Schiffman studied ancient jewelry techniques at the Jewelry Arts Institute, casting and mold making at Studio Jewelers and then wax carving for three years with the master model maker Fred de Vos.

Rebecca Schiffman’s recent collections are inspired by architectural ornament in her native neighborhood and city. After successfully launching her Upper East Side Collection on Kickstarter, the MTA commissioned Schiffman to design a jewelry collection to celebrate Grand Central Terminal’s centennial anniversary.

Rebecca Schiffman hand carves the models for her collections and hand finishes each piece in her studio in Atwater Village, Los Angeles.