About Danielle Pittman
Danielle Pittman is a jewelry designer based in Brooklyn. Danielle's aesthetic is part naturalist, part abstract expressionist, and part off-the-grid explorer. Her pieces, made out of 14 and 18 carat gold and precious gem stones, are inspired by the organic form and a ethereal earthiness. Instead of machine made perfection, Danielle is more likely to explore the beauty of the bent and twisted or perhaps the delicate snarl of droplet shapes that became her "petal" necklace.
Danielle works out of her studio on the top floor of an old brownstone. To achieve the sculptural quality of her abstract honeycomb pendants or curl earrings she makes all her jewelry by hand using hammers, torches, and various small tools. For research, Danielle is constantly flying off to exotic lands like Syria and India on fact-finding missions with just a change of clothes and an empty backpack that she fills along the way with inspiring finds. The walls of her studio are lined with jars of dirt (bright red earth from Jordan and black sand from the shores of Bali) that she hauled back for use as color research.
Danielle's jeweler tendencies were piqued as a child growing up in Calgary, Canada in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she would troll in the forest for unusually shaped things like pine cones and rocks. She eventually moved to New York and Europe to work in fashion. After apprenticing with a goldsmith, Danielle launched Danielle Pittman Jewelry in 2007. Her unique designs have since been featured in fashion magazines such as ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, and Allure and she has developed a cult following among stylists, celebrities, and discerning customers around the world.