NICOLE RIVERA AND
Co-Founders and Designers
Guilty jean. Jewelry
When Maria and Nicole met in 2008, their mutual love of fashion sparked an instant attraction. Inspired by spirituality, self-expression and each other, the pair began taking old pieces of jewelry that didnâ€™t quite represent their vision accurately and giving them a whole new design. They quickly moved on to create entirely original pieces, fusing Mariaâ€™s funky, vintage style with Nicoleâ€™s dark, bohemian-goth look. â€œOur passion for creating new expressive accessories, which had been a hobby for both of us since childhood, organically became a business once friends and family started requesting pieces,â€ they tell us. Today, that business is taking off. Guilty jean. has been featured in HudsonMOD, Fashion Affair Magazine and on Fab.com. Clients appreciate the special attention that Maria and Nicole pay to the energy each individual piece carries. Made of mixed metals, charms and semi-precious stones from around the globe, every handmade piece comes with a stone properties card to enable a deeper, more unique connection between the jewelry and its owner. The ever-growing line of Guilty jean. products is finding happy fashionistas worldwide through multi-brand platforms, including OpenSky.com and numerous open air markets. New Yorkers can find Guilty jean. jewelry at the Hester Street Fair, open seasonally from April through October. And hereâ€™s some even sweeter news: Maria recently proposed to Nicole with an exclusive Guilty jean. diamond skull engagement ring and they’re excited to set a date.
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NICOLE RIVERA AND