Bring it to Light
ARK Fine Jewelry is a collection of personal, protective talismans that are embraced by ancient wisdom and embedded with meaningful and protective truths. The adornments seek to manifest the harmony of energy healing and celebrate ancient Eastern philosophies, light, ritual, and the concept of time. Each beautifully handcrafted piece is designed to stimulate the highest vibration of the wearer, amplifying their unique strength and brilliancy as modern goddesses -- timeless and infinite like the Universe.
Designer Ann Korman is an avid yoga practitioner with extensive spiritual and physical training in a breadth of disciplines, including meditation, jyotish (Vedic astrology), gemology, the science of light, Kabbalah and nutrition. She was approached during a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India by a guru that offered to teach her the traditional Vedic understanding of gemstones and energy, as well as the meanings of ancient tantric symbols that turn up in her designs. For years, she traveled between India and Los Angeles acquiring new knowledge and understanding before officially launching ARK Fine Jewelry in 2017.
A Light That Shines
Ann had an affinity for artistic design and culture long before introducing her eponymous line. After graduating from Cornell, she went on to earn her Masters in Fine Art and spent her career showing in New York galleries and briefly working as a fashion editor for Vogue magazine before moving to Los Angeles to embark on a journey towards enlightenment, celebration and transcendence.
Ann’s work is deeply grounded in her spiritual practices, with the name ARK standing both for her initials (Ann Rosen Korman) and the concept of protection, safety, and forward momentum. She designs jewelry with the philosophy of energy healing by curating timeless gemstones and pairing tantric symbols of wisdom. In yoga, symbols help practitioners elevate themselves to a higher state of consciousness and bring deeper meaning and insight into one’s path.
ARK Fine Jewelry is meant to inspire people with designs that are not only beautiful and thought provoking, but also empowering and uplifting. The collection is made with positive intention from 18k recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds & gemstones.
Upon launching, ARK Fine Jewelry won THE NEXT NOW competition in 2017, which aims to discover and cultivate the next generation of jewelry designers. In 2018, the brand won the Couture Design Award for Best in Colored Gemstones Under $20K.
“Vedic science, the ancient wisdom tradition of India, says that unless you can get in touch with that embryo of a god or goddess incubating inside you, unless you can let that embryo be fully born, then your life will always be mundane. But once that god or goddess expresses itself through you, then you will do grand and wondrous things.”
― Deepak Chopra
A percentage of annual sales is donated to Care.org’s Women Empowerment Fund.