Anna Balkan’s handcrafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings are distinctive conversation pieces composed of the finest natural semi-precious gemstones and pearls from around the world. Designed from the heart, Anna’s bold jewelry plays out on a canvas of 14k gold filled and sterling silver metals. Her designs showcase unique color combinations and each piece makes a remarkable fashion statement. Particular attention is paid to the way the colors and textures work together and how the light plays and reflects among the stones.
Anna Balkan’s uninhibited use of color and bold innovation come from a lifetime of seeing beyond limits and following the signs of her own journey.
Anna grew up in the Chernobyl area of the Ukraine, when the culture was grey and resourcefulness was a necessity. She learned to knit and crochet, making the things that were needed from what ever was on hand. The circumstance proved to be the perfect training ground for an inspirational designer.
During this time Anna developed her strong, playful connection to nature that inspires her designs. Her first creation was a pair of earrings, made for her mother at the age of five. Anna sculpted the piece from homemade clay and embellished with rhinestones repurposed from a dress. Her childhood cultivated a strength of spirit that fed her independence and taught her to see the possibilities beyond boundaries. This openness and independence is directly reflected in her jewelry designs.
MORE THAN A DESIGNER: ANNA BALKAN BRINGS BEAUTY AND EMPOWERMENT TO WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD
Balkan uses her own unique experience to inspire, encourage and create
ATLANTA (Jan. 10, 2011) – Nearly two decades ago, Anna Balkan began an American journey that would transform her life – and ultimately the lives of so many women who have, and continue to, come into contact with her. From soap opera stars to models, brides to everyday shoppers, Balkan inspires women to feel beautiful through jewelry – and to create realities through love and trust of self…READ MORE
I absolutely LOVE my necklace! Truthfully, it’s the most amazing necklace I’ve ever had as it’s so versatile! When I travel now I only TAKE that necklace as it can be worn so many ways!!!
Anna Balkan’s designs make a bold statement. Balkan is intentional when creating her jewelry, weaving in Ukrainian influences along with her own life philosophies.
We love Anna Balkan use of unique color combinations and new materials. The jewelry has done very well in numerous Harold’s markets, including California, Texas, and Kansas. Thank you for sharing your designs with our customers.
Your jewelry is feminine and yet bold with a unique architectural feeling.
I wore Anna Balkan at the Victoria Secrets Very Sexy show and it made my outfit. I love the big bold style of the piece. This artist really knows L.A. style.