Nina Nguyen grew up in Central Vietnam surrounded by a family of jewelers and oldsmiths. Her mother’s trading post was where locals came to sell gold panned from the Buon Ma Thuot river; later, this gold would be 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. Seeking a better life, Nina’s mother made the decision to immigrate to America, with 11-year-old Nina and her five siblings. After a one-year stay in the Philippines, they eventually settled in the Tampa Bay, FL area.
Nina adapted to life in the U.S. quickly. She attended the University of South Florida, and her first career was in finance. But her creative side hungered for more. So she hit pause on this chapter to take a backpacking trip through India, a 10-week adventure that ended up redirecting her focus. Mesmerized by the raw gemstones she came across—luscious, vibrant, and expertly faceted—Nina was inspired to return to her roots.
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.