Handmade entirely in Los Angeles, ARK is both the initials of its designer, Ann Korman, and a conscious reference to protection, safety and a constant forward movement. Created from 18-karat gold, diamonds and gemstones, each piece in the collection is born from Korman’s love for the East, ritual, Light and the concept of Time. An avid practitioner of yoga and meditation, she started making jewelry while in India, learning all she could about the traditional Vedic understanding of gemstones and energy as well as the ancient tantric symbols that turn up in her designs.
After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in painting and art history, Korman was an editor at several Conde Nast magazines — including Vogue, Glamour and Brides — and received her MFA at Queens College. Korman lives and works in Los Angeles.