“Each piece of wearable art I create is a symbol of splendor and romance that resonates with nature’s harmony and beauty.”About the designer
Ruta creates limited edition pieces, each handmade to order in her studios in Brooklyn and Tel Aviv. While employing precise and meticulous technique, Ruta builds subtle intricacies, each hand-carved in wax, cast in 14k gold, then individually set and polished. The result is a wonderfully unique, contemporary look with a fluid, romantic silhouette and feel.
Growing up by the Mediterranean, Ruta’s work takes inspiration from the flowing lines, endless shapes and colors of underwater forms. Her signature coral-like textures are accented by opulent uses of colorful natural precious and semi-precious gemstones. Motifs from late 1800’s, early 1900’s art are also an enduring muse to her body of work.
Ruta’s pieces are meant to be worn and enjoyed often. Comfort and wearability are prioritized in every design. Ultimately, Ruta strives to create heirloom-quality pieces adored by the wearer and future generations to come.
“I knew I wanted to commemorate my summer baby with something special that I could wear every day, and Ruta’s water ring was the perfect mix of summer vibes and classic style that I will be wearing every day for years to come.”
“Ruta’s jewelry is unique and beautiful. I love how thoughtfully she uses color to reflect things she’s seen in nature or to create a specific mood. Ruta is kind, responsive, and a joy to work with. She understands and celebrates the fact that for many people, jewelry is more than an individual piece- it’s a memory of a person, or a place, or a specific time (or all three!). A mismatched set of one ‘Mundo’ stud and one ‘March’ stud are a celebration of confidence gained from a professional achievement. A pair of the blue/green circle studs perfectly match the ocean at my favorite beach, my frequent escape during a summer of restrictions and lockdowns. I wear them now and smile, remembering who I was, as I embrace each new phase of my life.”
“The moment we saw Ruta’s work in a boutique we knew we had to reach out to her to design our wedding bands. She took the time to listen to what we wanted and enhanced our vision with her detail-oriented expertise. The pieces she designed for us are exceptional and truly fit my personality. Also, I am a chef, and they are very durable which is a plus. I couldn’t recommend Ruta more if you’re looking for a unique piece that you will cherish for years to come.”
Ruta Reifen currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and has studios located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Tel Aviv, Israel. Born in Jerusalem and spending her teen years in London, Ruta first discovered her love of jewelry making when she took a Goldsmithing class at Central Saint Martins College of Art. It was love at first solder! Ruta pursued her passion further by studying Jewelry Design at Shenkar College of Design in Israel and earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry + Metals at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ruta Reifen Jewelry is sold through selected beautiful boutiques and online. You can view all of her stockists here.