Jewelry designer Philip Crangi has always drawn inspiration from history; Greco=Roman artifacts, Baroque ironwork, 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 partner, Courtney Crangi, began creating unique objects and jewelry from their New York City studio. In 2001 the Crangis launched their first fine jewelry collection, using materials not often associated with traditional fine jewelry design. The signature collection combines 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.
Phipip Crangi's fine jewelry can be purchased at the most distinguished stores in Japan and Europe. Philip's designs are regularly featured in Vogue, W, InStyle, Bazaar and Elle. Philip Crangi has quite the celebrity following. Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Linsay Lohan, Lucy Liu and Julianne Moore are all devotees of his designs. Philip Crangi has been nominated as one of the top ten finalists for the 2007 CFDQ/Vogue Fashion Award.