Acclaimed jewelry designer Philip Crangi has always drawn his inspiration from history; Greco-Roman artifacts, Baroque ironwork, and Japanese armor are but a few of the references found in his work. “I would describe my aesthetic as one of contrast in material, color and mood,” says Crangi, who was trained at the renowned Rhode Island School of Design as a goldsmith.
After graduating from RISD, Philip and his sister and business partner Courtney Crangi began creating unique objects and jewelry from their New York City studio. Using materials not often associated with traditional fine jewelry design, they created their signature collection, Philip Crangi, combining age-old techniques with a unique palette of gold, wrought iron and steel. Through this process, Philip Crangi crafts impeccably detailed heirloom pieces, which reflect the very personal style of the wearer, while at the same time creating classics for a new era.
Today, Philip Crangi is one of the most noted jewelry designers in the industry; in June, 2008 he was awarded the very prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design and in 2007 he was named first runner-up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.