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Ariane Ernst is a German jewelry designer. In a two-year training course, she trained as a goldsmith at the Vienna Gold and Silversmithacademy. Afterwards, Ariane studied “applied art & design” at the FH Düsseldorf (today HSD) in the Bachelor and Master’s. She has gained her work experience in Vienna with a long-established goldsmith and Stuart Moore in New York as well as in the field of fashion jewellery at the Swedish fashion label H&M in the Head Office Stockholm. These different currents of her education are reflected both in her understanding of jewellery and in the jewellery she designed. Ariane’s jewelry is also inspired by current fashion trends and art styles such as minimalism and deconstructivism.

Their jewellery is usually conceptually constructed. It pays particular attention to the proportionality and connecting lines of the individual links. Classic jewelry forms collide with the current trends of fashion, so she incorporates colours, fashionable appearances and her classic training into the creations.

The designer does not feel subject to any style – she stands between the clean lines of the jewellery world and works under the title “inbetween” and “zeitgeist baby”. With her current line, she wants to differentiate herself from the idea that jewelry is just a status symbol or accessory. Rather than simply ensning gemstones in metal, jewellery is for them an expression of character and personality. She emphasizes this in particular by integrating current innovations, e.g. 3D printing technology, into her work processes. After completing her 9-year training, she launched her own label “arianeernst” in July 2013.

04/07/1985 born in freiburg i.br., germany

education

09/2011 – 07/2013
university of applied duesseldorf, germany, applied art and design, master degree

09/2007 – 02/2011
university of applied duesseldorf, germany, applied art and design, bachelor degree

05/2005 – 05/2007
wiener gold- und silberschmiedeakademie, vienna, austria, apprenticeship

internship & work experience

07/2013 – present
ariane ernst – own label

08/2012 – 02/2013
freelancer designer at malo studios, cologne, germany

03/2011 – 05/2011
h&m head office design department, stockholm, sweden, ladies division small accessories, internship as design assistent

02/2008 – 03/2008
stuart moore, new york city, usa, goldsmith

06/2007 – 09/2007
stuart moore, new york city, usa, goldsmith

08/2005 – 05/2007
helmut schnitzler goldschmiedemeister atelier – production, vienna, austria, internship

09/2004 – 04/2005
rittweger – verger s.p.r.l. joailliers – créateurs – gemmologue, brussels, belgium, internship

05/2004 – 06/2004
antje liebscher, schmuck – object – concept, speyer, germany, internship

“craftsmanship & passionate design are the essence of my jewelry _ that’s how I create companions intended for a lifetime.”