As you enter Jane Bohan's studio in New York City, light and color literally stop you at the threshold. A soaring window frames the city beyond, and it's like a canvas of stone and iron with the whole sky illuminating the room and its remarkable contents: a breathtaking profusion of gems, minerals and metal, along with an array of intriguing objects that you can't identify but long to touch.
Jane's style evolved as she studied sculpture and jewelry-making at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), worked in the field, and honed her skills. In 1983 Jane opened a studio in the vibrant SoHo district of New York City and began crafting all of these experiences into jewelry. Each piece became infused with elements of the things Jane loves: architecture and art, nature and travel, fashion and culture. Jane quickly attracted a following who fell in love with her jewelry's organic, urbane and totally feminine appeal.
Jane continues to draw inspiration and energy from the city and her travels, which are the source of new ideas and exotic bits of jewelry-to-be. With a theme in mind, perhaps a piece of art, a textile or even a leaf, Jane takes gold, gems and pearls and transforms them into distinctively beautiful jewelry.
Her timeless, heirloom-quality jewelry has been exhibited by museums and art galleries and featured in a wide range of publications. She is committed to handcrafting her jewelry in America with the talent of NYC artisans. Jane lives in the city with her husband, television director Jean De Segonzac, and their daughter, an artist in Brooklyn.