Nyeari uses references, from ancient to modernist, as stepping-stones towards contemporary sensibilities. With a hip vibe our artisan-crafted pieces are not bound by convention. Nyeari focuses on art jewelry as sculptural objects, clever and tantalizing, that feel as good in the hand as around the neck.
Who we are
Sheko and Sarkis were drawn together through a mutual admiration of timeless artifacts and a passion for the unconventional. Their work is born from a collective endeavor where each piece is designed and handcrafted by both artists. Sheko has a Masters degree in Fine Arts and is a founding member of the artists collaborative, The Institute for Wishful Thinking. For 15 years she has exhibited as a sculptor, internationally and in New York, receiving several awards, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Sarkis, a classically trained jeweler, worked in wholesale production for 20 years with prestigious design houses including Kwiat, Tiffany, Paloma Picasso, J & H Flyer and House of Clasps.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the studio is where they conceptualize and conceive their unique collections. Each piece begins with a concept, then a series of sketches that go back and forth, until the functional drawing emerges. The sculptural elements are then hand carved and formed using cire perdue; a traditional process that dates back to the first civilizations in the Near East, were they both trace their roots. Finally, the creative connections are hand fabricated using techniques such as pivot joints and balls which maximize movement. We welcome you to schedule a visit to our studio or to view our art jewelry pieces at any one of the upcoming events.
Customizing jewelry is not only fulfilling but fun! Working with Sheko and Sarkis can open up options previously thought inconceivable, and you can watch your dream design materialize. It is also a great way to repurpose pieces of jewelry that are sitting collecting dust. You can trade your gold in as credit towards your new design, and repurpose the gems. In the end you walk away with a one of a kind piece of jewelry that expresses your style. Whether you’re looking to create the perfect gift, a truly unique engagement ring, or a special piece for yourself. Let us work with you to create something you will cherish now and for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.