Temerity Jewelry was launched in 2011 by Brooklyn-based designer Roberta Gorin. Her earliest exposure to the world of jewelry came from her grandfather, a fine jeweler working in Manhattan’s diamond district. Her childhood fascination with his craftsmanship and artistry blossomed into a desire to follow the same path, leading her from a career as a buying consultant for international department stores to an apprenticeship in jewelry design and production and a course of study at the Jewelry Arts Institute in Manhattan.
Taking inspiration from mythology, the thrill of exploration and discovery, and tales of heroism and romance, Roberta seeks to share her fascination with our collective histories and our role in their creation. She received a BA in cultural anthropology from Bard College, and is working toward her Master's degree in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Focusing on theories of adornment throughout history, her studies continue to inform her work.
Every piece is designed and produced in Temerity's Brooklyn studio, using recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones.