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Meet Anna

Anna grew up in Ukraine. She learned to knit and crochet, making the things that were needed from what ever was on hand. In 1992 she immigrated to NYC alone as a political refugee, with 1 bag and $100 to her name, no English, and spent that first year homeless, staying at homes of fellow immigrants who would share their food and tiny living quarters. During that time, she worked many jobs and at night went to collage, learned English and received a degree in Economics. Over the following 8 years, she was working in IT Consulting at Accenture and later at FISERV in Program Management, Consumer Analytics and Strategy roles. In 2008 she put it all aside and went fulltime into Anna Balkan Jewelry business, selling her jewelry nationally to galleries and opening her Norcross Gallery in 2010.

  • Seasonal Styling Color: Autumn 
  • Favorite AB piece: Anything in PopArt collection
  • Hobbies: Cooking, reading and visiting art galleries (and collecting original art)
  • Dream Vacation Destination: Japan is next on my dream list
  • Go-to Drink: Water (I know sounds boring, but that’s mostly what I drink!)

Ingrid​

Our sweet and beautiful French stylist has joined our team in 2019 and we absolutely love having her! She bring French charm and class to her styling ideas, and you will truly enjoy working with her. One thing we absolutely love about Ingrid is her genuine interest in people she meets, her deep compassion and respect of all. Creativity has always been part of her life, and being raised in artist family, she has an eye for colors and styles. 
  • Season Styling Color: All of them!  I love them all! Autumn looks the best.
  • Favorite AB Piece: It’s hard to pick a favorite but right now, I’m in love with Erica classic style
  • Hobbies: reading, interior decoration, cooking!
  • Dream Vacation Destination:  
  • Go-to Drink: 

Jaycie

Meet our newest stylist! Jaycie is a pure joy and brings sunshine into everything she does. Originally from SanDiego CA, in 2019 she moved from Savannah to Atlanta to support a start-up family business, and is now lives in Historic Norcross. We fell in love with her within 5 min of phone interview, and next day during in person meeting, invited her to join our team right on a spot and she started that very same day! That is the power this girl has – it is impossible not to feel her enthusiasm. She has a great eye for color and style and bring her personal touch to her styling. 

  • Seasonal Styling Color: Autumn
  • Favorite AB piece: Minimalistic Layering – so many choices!
  • Hobbies: Professional dancer in her youth, she still loves that form of art and music 
  • Dream Vacation Destination: Literally everywhere! But if I had to pick just one, it would have to be New Zealand
  • Go-to Drink: A sparkling classic mojito

Brianna

Have you seen our jewelry in other Retailers throughout the country? Maybe while on vacation in your favorite beach town or when visiting a great art museum. Well, meet Brianna, the woman who makes this all happen. Brianna first joined our team way back in 2010, right after our store first opened its doors. Her intimate knowledge of Anna’s line, as well as design techniques and inspiration, readily equips her to introduce Anna’s jewelry to new people across the country. She enjoys styling other stores to allow them the opportunity to be advocates for the jewelry she knows and loves so much.

When not traveling to trade shows or designing looks for other stores, you might get a glimpse of her at Anna’s Gallery as she tries to work a day in the store when she can to keep up to date on client interactions. She currently lives in Cumming, GA with her husband and furbabies.

  • Seasonal Styling Color: Autumn
  • Favorite AB piece: Layered looks –Erica layering necklace is an everyday essential especially layered with the Nellie (owns this look in both gold and oxidized selections).
  • Hobbies: Reading, traveling and playing with my cat and dog
  • Dream Vacation Destination: Thailand
  • Go-to Drink: A delicious Old Fashioned
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Hannah

Hannah, our striking blonde college student, joined the Anna Balkan team in the summer of 2015 and immediately fell in love with styling. A double major in Chemistry and Psychology, Hannah has a talent for finding a balance between work, school, and life that most college students can only dream of. Despite her tough fields of study, Hannah dedicates all of her energy to helping clients whenever she steps foot in the Gallery. “I love helping clients branch out of their comfort zones to find pieces that reflect their inner identity in new and exciting ways,” Hannah says. “My absolute favorite thing to hear from a client is ‘Wow! I would’ve never tried this on if you hadn’t recommended it! I love it!’” Hannah attends Georgia Gwinnett College and lives in Lawrenceville.

  • Seasonal Styling Color: Spring
  • Favorite AB piece: Oxidized long oval link gem necklace (style 620) and gold Labradorite bar necklace – my 2 go-to pieces!
  • Hobbies: Playing guitar, spin classes, yoga, and writing (currently working on my first novel)
  • Dream Vacation Destination: Spain – the smaller cities though, nothing too touristy
  • Go-to Drink: Fireball cinnamon whisky

Our 2020 Team

We welcome you to visit our Norcross Gallery and experience the uniqueness of our store in person.

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