Though she employed her undergraduate degree in journalism prior to discovering her love of metalsmithing, elements of jewelry design have always been present in designer Victoria Young‘s life. She has always had an obsession with rocks and small, intricate objects with unique and interesting textures and patters. Her first jewelry collection, launched in May of 2017, is a juxtaposition of city architecture, and the vastness of the desert, with sharp lines representing iconic architecture, and diamond pave mimicking starry starry nights.

JA New York: The first thing I ever designed was…?

Victoria Young: My gateway was clothing, designing patterns in high school. But I fondly remember making mini clay everything, specifically fruits, as a little one.

JA New York: Every morning I…?

VY: Pour myself a cup of Grady’s Cold Brew and catch up on the news from our Brooklyn roof deck.

JA New York: My Style Icon is…?

VY: Phoebe Philo or Donald Glover

JA New York: I never leave the house without…?

VY: Olio e Osso lip balm

JA New York: I have my breakfast…?

VY: On the go

JA New York: Jewelry is all about…?

VY: The feel! Jewelry is emotive, and although seemingly light, jewelry has an energy weight that balances the body.

JA New York: One thing I wear every day is…?

VY: My specs 👓

JA New York: I don’t eat…?

VY: Tree nuts, but only because I’m allergic. I hear almonds & pistachios are delicious 😔

JA New York: I am a maniac about…?

VY: Sauces! I love all the condiments.

JA New York: My obsession of the moment is…?

VY: Where will LeBron go?!

JA New York: I’m currently reading…?

VY: Zadie Smith Feel Free

JA New York: I’m currently listening to…?

VY: How I Built This

JA New York: My trade show uniform is…?

VY: My everyday uniform – classic basics

JA New York: My greatest accomplishment so far is…?

VY: Meeting many amazing people, expanding my private clients & supporting myself through this 1st year of business.