Lena Wald is the Los Angeles based jewelry designer known best for creating original necklaces and earrings that are favorites among Hollywood and fashion icons including Charlize Theron, Emma Stone, Elle Fanning, Rooney Mara and Cameron Diaz.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Lena has a variety of different experiences in the design and fashion industries, including wardrobe stylist, magazine editor and textile buyer for designer Richard Tyler. While Lena’s aesthetic can be applied to many different media, her true passion is jewelry design. Since childhood, she has been collecting jewelry and has been fascinated by gemstones. Lena first turned her passion for jewelry into a business in 1998 with the introduction of rings carved out of large solid pieces precious stones, such as ruby, turquoise and crystal. By treating precious stones in a spirit of nonchalant elegance, Lena started to attract a sophisticated editorial and retail profile, appearing in such publications as W magazine and Vogue and stores such as Barneys New York and Maxfield.
Lena’s collections encompass not only the rarefied world of modern precious stones, but also trends that can capture a broader appeal. She created the diamond initial earrings that spiked a huge trend in personalized jewelry. Her creations are unique and always chic ranging from delicate designs that are simple yet elegant to show-stopping solid stone rings and bracelets made from the biggest pieces of semi-precious and precious stones that she can find. After living in Paris for two years, Lena returned to Los Angeles where she now lives with her two sons, William and Lincoln and their dad Jon Fries.