Collection: Marissa Alperin

Brooklyn, New York

Jewelry designer Marissa Alperin, whose beautiful necklaces and earrings are a long time favorite of BWE customers, says, "from as far back as I can remember, I was always making things and working with my hands." After college and a few years working as a translator for National Geographic TV, Marissa enrolled in The Jewelry Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), completed her associate degree in 2003 and set out to find a studio/shop to begin her jewelry business. Born in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, Marissa lives on the same block where she was raised, now with her husband and three children.