Rhode Island native Nicole Romano grew up surrounded by the historical jewelry district of her home state. The constant influence of the encompassing industry fueled her creativity and led Romano to pursue formal design training.
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design and earning a BA in Apparel Design, Nicole Romano forged ahead by launching her own multidimensional brand with the encouragement and mentoring of Nicole Miller and legendary Sex & the City stylist, Patricia Field. As a result, she has established a following of clientele who are drawn to the bold, unique and unmistakable signature Nicole Romano aesthetic. These handcrafted pieces are individualistic with extreme proportions as well as inventive combinations of mixed media materials. Each collection amplifies the evocative power of extravagance.
Nicole Romano jewelry has appeared in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Instyle, Nylon and Paper Magazine to name a few. The allure of her creations make them must-have items of the season and a favorite among young Hollywood and the social sets. Her designs have been worn by some of the most stylish women in the world such as Rihanna, Zoe Saldana, Rita Ora, Blake Lively, Diane Kruger, Brooke Shields, Niki Taylor, Kate Hudson, Jessica Simpson and Nicki Minaj. These pieces can be found in some of the most prestigious stores worldwide such as Bergdorf Goodman, Fivestory, Moda Operandi, Joan Shepp, Marissa Collections, Harvey Nichols, Kabiri in London and Franck et Fils in Paris.
Nicole Romano maintains a design studio in New York City’s historical East Harlem and has opened a Nicole Romano Shop in the iconic Plaza Hotel which offered limited edition designs. Romano has exclusively partnered with Anthropologie, Charm & Chain, Moda Operadi, Nicole Miller and Luca Luca. Nicole Romano was selected as a finalist for Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award 2011 in Accessory Design. In 2013 The National Organization of Italian American Women honored Romano with the Wise Woman Award recognizing her business achievements. Nicole Romano is a dedicated supporter of the USA Made campaign. This initiative pledges to keep all jewelry manufacturing domestic and make the US the capital of fashion jewelry once again.