Get to Know Harika Ustaoglu of Harika Jewelry

What started as a career representing other jewelry designers paved the way for Harika Ustaoglu to debut her own firm, Harika, in 2014. In 2006, the New York City–based artist represented a Turkish designer, among others, until she gathered the courage to create her own line. Now, her of love asymmetry, organic shapes, and abstract forms shines through as her signature style. All designs are sketched in pen and brought to life in workshops in Istanbul, though Ustaoglu is currently in talks with studios in Manhattan to manage production. The bulk of the collection is fabricated in 14k gold and features diamonds of every color as well as gems such as aquamarine, sapphire, beryl, dendritic quartz, and more. Jewelry training includes several metalsmithing and wax-carving workshops, and a B.A. in business from Istanbul University gives her a strong foundation to steer her new endeavor in a positive direction.

Jewelry designer Harika Ustaoglu

Jewelry designer Harika Ustaoglu

Starting retail price: $530 in 14k gold

Accounts: 18 in the U.S., including Vis-a-Vis in Nantucket, Mass.

Trade fairs: JA New York, JCK Las Vegas, ENK Accessorie Circuit, and NY Now

Retailer buy-in: Six pieces or about $2,000

Contact: Harika Ustaoglu, NYC; 212-675-2882, harikanyc.com

Earrings in 14k gold with opal and diamonds by Harika

Earrings in 14k gold with 1.47 cts. t.w. opals and 0.12 ct. t.w. diamonds, $950

Ring in 14k gold with Montana sapphire and diamonds by Harika

Ring in 14k gold with 2.8 ct. Montana sapphire and 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,690

 Cuff in 14k gold with black and colorless diamonds by Harika

Cuff in 14k gold with 0.37 ct. t.w. diamonds and 0.07 ct. black diamonds, $1,920

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