Erika Winters’ bridal jewelry designs evolved from her passionate interest in the style and meaning of engagement rings. These rings—which are everlasting symbols of love and commitment—have evolved, just as marriage itself has evolved for contemporary couples. Erika’s bridal designs explore a similar balance between old and new, or timeless beauty and fresh perspective.
Her first collection features a number of antique-cut diamonds. These diamonds, some of which were faceted over 100 years ago, are like time capsules from a bygone era. Erika’s collection also features a signature finish that expresses Old World sensibilities in a 21st-century idiom. The finish is soft, yet finely textured to evoke vintage rings that have been worn for decades. Erika’s designs are handcrafted in the United States.
Erika’s jewelry career began by serendipity in 2006, when her future husband proposed to her with a diamond engagement ring. The ring—and everything it symbolized—inspired her full immersion in the artistry, meaning, and science of jewelry. This new passion built on Erika’s lifelong curiosity about the art of adornment and her extensive background and career in dance, movement, and theatre. These art forms continue to inform her jewelry designs, as she draws an appreciation of delicate lines and movement from dance and an appreciation for the nuances of lighting—and the impact of a grand entrance—from theatre.
Erika Winters Fine Jewelry is based in Seattle, Washington.