Nineteen Pieces Heaven Has Heels Magazine

Nineteen pieces was created to bridge the gap between costume and fine jewelry. The brand is the brainchild of former apparel & graphic designer, Hannah Goldstein, who, having had a successful career in ready-to-wear discovered her true passion, accessory design. “I’ve always loved accessories,” says Goldstein. “I am a firm believer that an outfit is never complete without them.”

After graduating from Parsons The New School for Design, Goldstein worked in the apparel industry before launching her own line. “A slight change of course, was in order,” says Goldstein of her career change. “I began sketching. Sketches lead to samples, and before you knew it, I found myself in front of a desk full of jewelry prototypes. I was in heaven!”

Inspired by animals and nature, Goldstein combines quality materials with intricate designs to deliver show stoppering pieces at an affordable price. “I often find inspiration through animals and nature,” she explains. “Having such unique textures, patterns, and color combinations, I start there and then build a story. I look for areas of the world that I’m curious about and ask myself questions. What animals are native to

this region? What other aspects can I gather about this section of the world that would make sense in a story? A mood board is then created, and I refer back to that at all times while designing.”

Texture is an important element in the designs of Nineteen Pieces. For Autumn/Winter 2014 Goldstein introduced the use of leather to the line, something that adds yet another dimension to her unique aesthetic. “Leather was so much fun to work with because it’s a fabric,” says Goldstein. “Therefore, you can pleat it, shred it, use it as a watch band, etc. I chose to do all.”

For Spring 2015 expect Goldstein’s latest milestone—her wedding and honeymoon to Bali—to shine through. “I was so inspired! For Spring 2015, you’ll see lots of Indonesian inspired jewels. Shapes and patterns seen on historic temples, patterns and textures representing wildlife native to Bali and much much more!”

With a growing fan base and loyal clientele, this is only the beginning for Goldstein’s unique take on jewelry design. For her,  jewelry is more than an accessory its a personification of her mood; an opportunity for self expression. “If I want to be bold, I’m going to wear the biggest, most colorful earrings that I have. If it’s a rainy day and I don’t really feel like getting too dressy, I’m throwing on some cute, funky studs or hoops and a simple chain and walking out the door. If I’m going out on the town, I’m wearing my Showstopper necklace and Fashionably Late bracelet and stealing everyone’s attention! The key is to feel it, wear it, and be confident about it. No one can knock you if you believe in it.”— ANASTASIA RUBIN