Since 2011, Niro Designs has been creating distinctive jewelry rooted in positive energy and beautiful self-expression. We believe that the pieces we wear can lift the soul. That you should feel empowered to wear jewelry with bold stilettos, as well as with jogging pants. We adore clean lines as much as we love surprising details and organic shapes. We believe in the freedom to wear what feels good, ignoring any boundaries or formulas, because wearing pieces that echo your soul inspires limitless possibilities in everyone.
Nicole Robinson is a Baltimore-based jewelry designer whose journey began with restringing her mother’s pearl costume necklace in a new way. As a child and young adult, she aspired to become a dancer, with Debbie Allen and Alvin Ailey her examples and inspirations. Nicole’s first loves were rooted in design and the creative arts.
With an affinity for wearing unique and meaningful jewelry, Nicole picked up a jewelry making book. In 2011, she sold her first pieces at a holiday fair — all 20 pieces sold. Designing jewelry calmed her mind and spirit, centering her in a world where she was often pulled in many directions. Jewelry at once became her way of connecting to herself and back to her authenticity. Nicole saw no boundaries in making jewelry, and relished the freedom of trying new colors and techniques. This platform for self-expression was limitless.
Mid-century modern interiors, art deco architecture, abstract art, period jewelry, and distinct personas, among others, inform Nicole’s design process. She enjoys giving new life to forgotten materials, often incorporating refurbished leather, recycled glass beads, and vintage findings. Above all, she creates pieces that feel like you.
"Our vision is to make timeless jewelry (with a bit of extra spark) for every day, for everyone, for everywhere. We know jewelry can mean different things to different people — we hope to create jewelry that makes you feel confident in your own skin and brings out your most genuine energy."