Nicole Apostoli, owner and designer of Presh, was born in San Francisco, California, and has been making jewelry for as long as she can remember. Nicole started out making pieces for herself and for friends until local boutique owners became interested in her work. She sold her one-of-a-kind creations as she studied design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, where she received a BFA in jewelry and metal arts.
As a young girl, Nicole was mesmerized by her grandmother's jewelry box, not just because of the beauty of the pieces inside, but also because of the ability these pieces had to trigger memories that may have otherwise been forgotten. It is this attachment to sentiment and memory along with her love for jewelry, fashion and textiles that continues to inspire Nicole to design.
The Presh line showcases Nicole's versatility as a designer and features a rich assortment of precious metals, semi precious stones, hand crafted leather, and vintage and rare fabrics from around the world. The line continues to evolve and grow each season but always reflects Nicole's unique design esthetic making each piece a limited edition or one of a kind treasure hand made in Marin County, California.
In the summer of 2006, Nicole partnered with long time friend Amber DiStasi to open her flagship retail store: Precious, in San Anselmo, California.
1" Wraparound Camel Leather Cuff with gold tone studs ($88)
Coffee Shimmer Leather , thin gold tone stud cuff ($43)
Turquoise Leather Cuff with Gold tone studs ($45)
Turquoise Leather Cuff with flower w/ Rhinestone center ($53)
Black Leather Chain Braided cuff ($40)
Whiskey double gold stud cuff ($43)
Source: Rachael Ray