Nina Nguyen, a local Colorado designer, grew up in Central Vietnam surrounded by a family of jewelers and goldsmiths. Her mother’s trading post was where locals came to sell their gold, panned from the Buon Ma Thuot River, which was then refined and used to create gorgeous pieces by Nina’s uncle.
In the late 1980s, her family’s jewelry business was confiscated, and her father was arrested and vanished for several years. With the help of family, Nina’s single mother took her and her five siblings on a journey to migrate to America seeking a better life. After a one year stay as a refugee in the Philippines, Nina’s family was eventually relocated to the Tampa Bay area where she started her life in the US. At the age of 12 she learned very quickly to adapt.
Years later, while on break from her finance career, Nina backpacked through India for ten weeks. She was mesmerized by the raw gemstones she came across - they were vibrant, colorful, and expertly faceted to catch light from every angle. Upon returning from her trip, Nina felt inspired to return to her roots and try her hand at designing and creating her own jewelry. She began creating intricate handwoven and crocheted necklaces out of gold and silver wire, allowing her creativity to soar while incorporating the skills she had learned from her uncle. She decided to forgo a promising career in finance and pursue her dream of designing her own jewelry.
“The road has been one of pure entrepreneurship; hardship, sacrifice, long hours, risk & reward. All of these I have endured, and I have absorbed everything the journey has taught me.”
With her showroom now located in Denver, Colorado, Nina is centrally located, and closer for her frequent trips to her design studio in Vietnam - not to mention the inspiration of the Rocky Mountains.
Geodes in a gorgeous mix of neutral colors form the Around The World Gold & Oxidized Bangle, which has an earthy, bohemian vibe. Its special hinged mechanism makes it easy to take on and off, whether you wear it on its own or stacked with other styles.
Genuine Geode: A unique stone found at least 100 feet below the earth's surface, gem-quality geodes have a hard, unremarkable rock shell with insides that reveal a variety of glistening quartz crystals and often secondary minerals or formations such as hematite, calcite, apatite, stalactites and galena crystals, just to name a few.
Metaphysical Properties: Geodes have healing energies and cleanse the mind and spirit of negativity. Some believe that geodes also have the power to help you find solutions to difficult problems, offering a light at the end of the tunnel, a little sparkling guidance when you’re on a dark path.
Origin: Chihuahua Mexico
Our jewelry is designed in Denver, CO and ethically made by our skilled jewelers in our studio in Vietnam.
I absolutely love Nina and all the work she pours her heart and soul into. Wearing one, or multiple, of her one-of-a-kind pieces means constantly getting compliments and always getting a little extra boost throughout your day. Highly recommend! :)
If I could give 6 stars I would. Nina went so far above and beyond to accommodate me. I was honored to be able to purchase a pair of diamond earrings for my wife from her at 6pm on Christmas Eve! Not only were the diamonds of SUPERB quality, Nina was so incredibly kind and friendly & made the entire experience something I will remember and treasure forever. I will never shop for jewelry anywhere else! Also - check out her patented earrings if you have a chance - certainly will be my next purchase from her. Thanks Nina!!!
Nina designed a beautiful, custom necklace for my wife with our daughter's birth stone. It was a pleasure working with Nina and she more than delivered. If you are looking for unique, beautiful jewelry look no further.
I have gotten addicted to Nina's line of jewelry. My wife has a beautiful collection ranging from Opals to Unique semi-precious stones. Her bezel settings are unmatched. can't wait to see what she comes up with next. Definitely don't miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of Nina's creativity.
My wife and I have bought quite a bit of jewelry from Nina Nguyen Designs. The quality always exceeds our expectations. My wife and daughters also appreciate the unique nature and versatility of many of the designs.
I was immediately drawn to Nina Nguyen Designs' unique and beautiful jewelry when I first met Nina in 2018. Her creativity and the excitement she projected was contagious! I purchased both her gold and silver lines for our store, and both have received rave reviews from our team and customers. The versatility of her jewelry and the ability to interchange pieces make this a collection our customers can keep building. I would highly recommend meeting Nina and her team. Their story is worth hearing and her jewelry is one-of-a-kind and appropriate for all ages.
We love Nina Nguyen Designs and sell it to all ages. From teenagers all the way to ladies in their eighties. The design is fresh, new and unique. It is a jewelry line that has something for everyone and is the perfect accessory.
Nina Nguyen’s jewelry captures the audience with its immediate nature feel. The warm colors and soft materials really catch our customers. This makes her jewelry easy to coordinate with any outfit and layer.
The Nina Nguyen Collection truly is a sparkly force of nature! Each piece is created to celebrate the wonder, passion, and spirit of the mind, body and soul.
Nina Nguyen’s designs are uniquely beautiful and reflect the natural opulence of earth’s treasure. Wear a piece of earth’s past and glow.
Nina’s collections are colorful and combine bold styles with simplicity. Although this beautiful jewelry may often be given as a gift, it is priced and styled with the woman self-purchaser in mind. It is wonderful to find jewelry that is both feminine and bold! It is the perfect line for stores wishing to develop a stylish, feminine customer base.