April 2, 2019
I am no stranger to making jewelry for men. My work was always meant to be worn by all. Myself, a fan of men's garments, I always tried to fill in the fashion gap between genders. Let's be honest, only recently fashion designers started paying attention to "masculine" fashion and creative, innovative, fashion conscious men or men with a strong sense of style do not have to suffer for a lack of wardrobe and accessory choice anymore.
In my experience, men tend to choose less embellished jewelry, pieces that are perceived as simple and understated. By creating men's engagement ring* collection, I portrayed gold and precious stones in a masculine way. The designs (except the ring I custom made for Paul) are focused on the metal itself, its texture, luster, strength, and durability. The gemstones are incorporated to transform a particular ring into a celebratory piece, but without being overly flashy. Rings in this collection are designed and meant to be worn every day, as a powerful representation of commitment and love.
December 2, 2017
"GANGITANO: ...There’s a general misperception that your work tends to be observational or voyeuristic and that it comes directly out of your own life."
May 17, 2016
New Jelena Behrend men's and women's jewelry pieces arrived to Dover Street Market New York. Go to the store and see what is new! Here is the short preview, so you do not have to wait.
You may have already heard about and seen the movie "Goat" staring Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer premiered to strong reviews at Sundance Film festival, but if you did not, you will, very soon. Directed by Andrew Neel and co-produced by James Franco this fraternity hazing drama is also set to have first European showing at Berlinale the Berlin Film Festival on Febrary 12, 2016. In the event you are in Berlin, you do not have to wait until it starts showing in U.S. movie theaters.
"[the] film...explores the roots of violence in white American males – men who will later become politicians, will mistreat prisoners or start families. Seen through the sensitive eyes of the protagonists, the film raises questions about loyalty and male self-image and pillories a frightening reality of life on American campuses which, in the name of tradition, systematically destroys young men – or turns them into monsters." - Variety
November 5, 2015
Tell us about yourself. What do you do for a living?
I’m a filmmaker living in Brooklyn. I grew up in Vermont. I moved to New York 17 years ago when I came here to go to college. I started a film making collective called SeeThink Films. We make documentaries and fiction films.
March 2, 2015
When Steven came to meet with Jelena to discuss the engagement ring, he knew he liked hand carving, but was not sure of the pattern that Nadiya, his future fiancée, would like. After Jelena asked Steven to list several of Nadiya's favorite things/hobbies to learn more about her and her taste,without hesitation Steven said: "Red Tailed Hawk, she loves Red Tailed Hawk!" Immediately and without a doubt, this magestic bird's feather became the source inspiration for hand carving design of Nadiya's engagement ring.
The engagement ring design also features white gold four prong Jelena Behrend Studio setting. Wide white gold prongs are incorporated in the design to let the shine through to the round cut brilliant diamond and serve as a secure casing of the center stone.
The rose gold wedding band set was created to compliment the engagement ring and rose gold was used for the bands as well, in order to create a monochromatic look.
February 3, 2015
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August 14, 2014
As you probably already know Jelena's work has been featured in many publications, magazines, newspapers, editorials. Recently we have started using popular #tbt hashtag to introduce our newer social media followers to the amazing world of Jelena Behrend Studio press pages. It takes the whole big crew of people to take an amazing editorial photograph, so it would be way too sad to let these works sit on the shelf and collect the dust. Here are the few we have recently pulled out from the massive archive and shared with our ever growing social media lovers: