Michener Art Museum

Diana Vincent


Diana Vincent with Jewels, her Mule from "Miles of Mules," photo courtesy of the artist
CRAFTSPERSON
BORN: 1958, Trenton, NJ


"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 and after traveling to Tyler in Rome, she graduated with a BFA 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.