Jewelry Design ’04

Lauren Wolf handcrafts textured silver pieces based on deconstructed found objects like stingray skin or a starfish tentacle, as well as one-of-a-kind engagement rings using diamonds that others might consider flawed. Her designs are sold in more than 60 boutiques worldwide, including her own shop, Esqueleto, in converted stables in Oakland, CA. Esqueleto, which means skeleton in Spanish, also sells the work of about 20 other designers, including her FIT classmate Jovana Djuric, Fine Arts ’06, Jewelry Design ’04, and Anthony Lent, one of her favorite professors.

Photo: Three-stone ring, 18-karat yellow gold with a 1.85-carat gray-green smoky diamond flanked by .21-carat white trillions, and gray diamond eternity band.Photographer: Autumn Swisher