Growing up with a family of artists in Northern Spain, it's no surprise that Izaskun Zabala turned to a trade of artistry herself. After moving to NYC in 2001, she got her degree in jewelry design from FIT and earned her stripes working for fashion mavens like Gwen Stefani and Rihanna and creating collections for brands such as Stella & Dot. Her line is inspired by the cosmos and the natural forces in the world we live in. The gold plated pieces from her Cosmic Seed Collection are classic, elegant and drop dead gorgeous. Each piece is engraved with palmistry symbols holding a discrete message for the wearer. Follow on Instagram @izaskunzabala
7 things to know about jewelry designer Izaskun Zabala
I am based in Brooklyn, but I have been living in NY since 2001. This city is a melting pot of cultures, art and fashion. Still to this day, I will say there is no one week where I do not meet somebody interesting, see a new location or experience something new. NY is an urban jungle and I feel alive!!
I launched my company in Fall 2013. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009 and I designed for two well known costume jewelry companies until I was laid off. A few months later Izaskun Zabala was born…
The whole Cosmic Seed collection is inspired by the 13 Moon calendar and the Law of Time which are the foundations for the Galactic Synchronization or vibrations that connect us to the 4th dimension. Each piece pays homage to a universal vibration and therefore translates my vision of that vibration into a jewel. I am also a Palm reader, and you will notice how certain pieces have Palmistry symbols engraved.
I love the Spectral Earrings. I wear them nearly everyday with any outfit, jeans during the day or a dress at night. I love the fact that they are stud like, yet the design is different and noticeable.
If I wasn't a designer, I would be a photographer.
Starting my own company has been amazing in terms of personal introspection and growth...a creative adventure!!!
My personal style is sophisticated yet trendy.