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.

 

Sarkis Chouljian

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 unique 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, both internationally and in New York, and has won several awards, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.  Sarkis, a classically trained jeweler, has worked in wholesale production for 20 years with prestigious design houses including Kwiat, Tiffany, Paloma Picasso, J & H Flyer and House of Clasps.

Our studio

Located in Manhattan, our studio is where we conceptualize and conceive the Nyeari collection. 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 we both trace our 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 and to view our jewelry at any one of the upcoming events that we have been selected to participate in. 

Sheko Kirby

custom jewelry

Few items are more precious or bring greater sentimental value than custom art jewelry. Whether it’s a ring, bracelet or exquisite necklace, each piece brings a unique combination of beauty, meaning and emotional attachment. 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.