Izaskun Zabala Jewelry
High-end costume jewelry
About the Business
Izaskun, meaning “star in the hand,” was always destined to create jewelry. Her eye for spatial composition was nurtured in the Basque Country where she grew up with parents who socialized with artists and often brought her along to museum openings, studios, and performances. She eventually moved to New York, where she achieved Summa Cum Laude in the Jewelry Design Degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology, was awarded the Elsa Peretti/ Tiffany scholarship for excellence, and later earned a Business Degree and Creative Enterprise Ownership Diploma.
Working with nOir, Izaskun designed trendsetting jewelry collections distributed worldwide whilst creating customized runway pieces for Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. and other performers, such as Rihanna. Her knowledge in fine jewelry translated to her work with Stella & Dot, and later to her own brand, where she now designs insightful collections inspired by the world around her – the natural forces with which we live, the subtle influences of the cosmos and the unique creations of the universe. Izaskun has worked with Start Small Think Big to form her corporate structure, as well as navigate the complexities of intellectual property law. She has also utilized our financial services to develop a reliable bookkeeping system and create financial statements, and was the winner of the 2015 Perfect Pitch Competition!