While studying interior design in college, Nikki Nation stumbled upon a class in metal-smithing that eventually led her to an alternative career in jewelry design. In 2006 Nikki graduated from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. With an appreciation for architecture, space, and scale, Nikki creates modern, wearable art.
Modern, yet organic forms, mixed with forging and hammering techniques are what inspire her jewelry designs. All pieces are handmade using traditional methods of metalsmithing such as fabrication, forming, texturing, and stone setting. She believes in sustainability and only use recycled metals, conflict-free or recycled gemstones and diamonds, and practice environmentally safe practices in her Denver, Colorado studio.