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"I believe it is simple elegance that has become the hallmark of my work. My jewelry designs are simple, fluid and sensual. The curves and twists create the fluidity. The softness of the designs is feminine and the forms are simple and contemporary . . . yet timeless."
The simple elegance and flawless craftsmanship of Diana Vincent's work has garnered the attention of the jewelry industry for over 20 years. Growing up, Vincent attended the New York fashion shows of her uncle, internationally renowned couturier James Galanos. The constant exposure to style and design would prompt her to one day make her own mark in the fashion world. Vincent studied jewelry design and metalsmithing at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. After traveling to Tyler in Rome, she graduated with a B.F.A. in 1980. Soon after entering the business, Vincent was recognized with the DeBeers Diamonds International Award in Paris in 1984. She was the youngest person to ever receive the prestigious honor. In the same year, she was awarded the Best New Designer of the Year Award from the Jewelers of America. Two years later, Vincent received a second DeBeers International Award in Milan, distinguishing her as the only American to consecutively win the bi-annual award. Vincent's work has been featured in the pages of Vogue, InStyle, Martha Stewart, Town & Country, and others. Her jewelry has been seen at the Academy Awards, the Vogue VH1 Fashion Awards and is showcased in the finest stores worldwide. Vincent continues to show in both national and international exhibitions while she maintains her studio and retail store in Bucks County, where her acclaimed designs are made and sold.
Diana Vincent with Jewels, her Mule from "Miles of Mules." Image courtesy of the artist.
Education and Training
Tyler School of Art, B.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Rome, Italy, 1980
Stanley Lichtzen, Vincent's professor and well-known leader and innovator in jewelry technology.
James Galanos, Vincent's uncle and internationally acclaimed couturier, who exposed her to the finest in style and design while she attended his New York fashion shows.
Bucks County Connection
Since 1984, Vincent has maintained a jewelry store in Bucks County with her husband and retail partner, Vincent Polisano. Their redesign of the 1840s Cape Cod residence gained them a grand prize from Qualified Remodeler magazine. Here, Vincent's internationally acclaimed designs are showcased and sold.
International Award, DeBeers Diamonds, Paris, 1984
President's Award for Merchandising and Display, Jewelers of America, 1984
New Designer of the Year Award, Jewelers of America, 1984
DeBeers Diamond Today Award, 1985, 1987, 1999
International Award, DeBeers Diamonds, Milan, 1986
International Pearl Design Award, Tokyo, 1988
DeBeers Diamond of Distinction Award, 1989
Platinum Passion Design Competition Award, Platinum Guild International, 1998
Qulaified Remodeler Magazine Grand Prize, 2004
Teaching and Professional Appointments
Guest Speaker, Parsons School of Design, NY, NY; Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island, 1987
Guest Speaker, Jewelers of America Symposium on Jewelry Design, Javits Center, NY, NY, 1998
Co-Founder of the International Jewelry Design Guild, 1998
Vincent's work has been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Martha Stewart, Town & Country, Modern Bride, and it has been seen at the Academy Awards, the Vogue VH1 Fashion Awards and is showcased in many of the finest stores worldwide.
The American Jewelry Council
The Women's Jewelry Association
Manufacturing Jewelers & Silversmiths Association
Society of North America Goldsmiths
Jewelers Board of Trade
Jewelers of America
American Craft Council
Pennsylvania Jewelers Association
Jewelry Information Center
Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Jewelers Security Alliance
Sterling Silver Collection for Bayanihan, Ltd.
American Jewelry Design Council
Jewelry USA World Tour, 1984
Installation, DeBeers Private International Collection, 1987
National Metals Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, 1997
Kent State Art Musuem, 1998
Miles of Mules, Michener Art Museum, 2003
Gemological Institute of America's Permanent Museum Collection, 2004
American Jewelry Design Council Exhibition,
Cube Project Exhibition, 1996
Wheel Project Exhibition, 1997
Key Project Exhibition,1998
Puzzle Project Exhibition, 1999
Water Project Exhibition, 2000
Flight Project Exhibition, 2001
Peek a Boo Project Exhibition, 2002
Fold Project Exhibition, 2003
Pyramid Project Exhibition, 2005
Secret Treasure Project Exhibition, 2006
Diamonds International Award
Butterfly Brooch in Platinum
Diamonds International Award
Platinum and Diamond Ring
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