Take one look at Nina Nguyen’s handcrafted jewelry, and you’ll be sold. The stackable pieces have made Nina famous and helped make her business the success it is today. But the road to becoming a successful jeweler in Denver hasn’t been easy. Nina tells about her inspiring journey that led her to create socially conscious jewelry that is popular among Denver locals.
How did you get into jewelry making?
I was exposed to jewelry at a young age in Vietnam. My mom had a jewelry shop, and I would make jewelry with my uncle. I was around fire and torches making jewelry starting at 7 years old.
When did you start selling jewelry in the US?
I started selling jewelry at a trunk show in Naples, Florida. I have been selling my brand for 7-8 years now.
Who was one of your first customers?
One of my first customers was Mrs. Marriott, of Marriott hotels. She bought many of my pieces.
What brought you to Denver?
I have traveled to so many places, and I love Denver! It’s cosmopolitan. I love it here! It’s home.
What can customers expect when they visit your showroom?
My clients who come see me are very familiar with my work. They look at and purchase my designs. I can modify designs and do custom design for customers as well.
Your stackable jewelry pieces are quite popular. What is your most popular piece?
One of my signature items is my patented interchangeable earrings. They are available on our website.
What makes your jewelry unique?
My designs are luxury, but you can wear my pieces everywhere—to work, yoga, to go out at night. It’s effortless luxury casual jewelry.
Where can your jewelry be purchased?
Our jewelry is available in 120 stores nationwide, in our showroom and on our website, Nina-Nguyen.com. Our showroom is by appointment only, so please call 720.459.7664 to make an appointment.