|Gale Rothstein has worked for all of her professional career as a jewelry designer, manufacturing her line of handmade creations through her company, Gale Rothstein Designs, Inc. Originally trained by a local silversmith in Tucson, Arizona, she returned to her native New York to hone her skills working in many areas of the jewelry industry, including costume, sterling, and high-end gold and diamonds. She opened her company in 1981, through which she designed and manufactured an extensive line of fashion jewelry. Her pieces have been sold in hundreds of retail stores and craft galleries worldwide, and appeared in many fashion publications, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Women’s Wear Daily, and several industry magazines. Recently her early pieces have been surfacing on the websites of vintage jewelry dealers.
After a brief hiatus to raise her two sons, Gale returns to the industry with a collection of sterling and semi-precious jewelry. She brings to her new line a design sensibility reminiscent of her earlier work, using layered metal shapes, sculptural elements, and a multitude of varied stone sizes and colors to unify the final designs. Completely new is the collection of collage jewelry, where the artist paints her own papers, then creates miniature hand-cut paper collage pictures which are set into the jewelry.