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Filipina-American launches designer jewelry collection

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ADORN USA, a handcrafted designer jewelry and accessories brand based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, is pleased to announce its arrival on the fashion scene. This locally owned company represents the journey of one woman that transformed a family tradition into a passionate and daring enterprise.


Exhibiting the handcrafted work of five designers, ADORN USA features bespoke, bold and beautiful jewelry that is artfully crafted and accessibly priced. Slated to partner with over a dozen boutiques in the tri-state area, the company opened its Cincinnati showroom, located at 602 Main St., Suite 713, Cincinnati, OH 45202, on September 10, 2013. ADORN USA is also carried at Yvette Fryʼs New York City showroom, located at 39 West 37th Street, 16th Floor, New York, New York 20018.

ADORN USA is owned and operated by Arlene Aranzamendez. A graphic designer by trade, in 2008 Aranzamendez began making jewelry in small batches and hosting trunk shows at boutiques and charity events. As word spread about her edgy and eclectic pieces, demand for her jewelry outpaced her ability to produce the items alone. This prompted Aranzamendez to select a unique roster of international designers, each with a different aesthetic, ultimately leading to the creation of ADORN USA. Designers for ADORN USA include Dianne Espera, Ken Samudio, Kat Ong, and Neil Felipp.

“The launch of my company has been a dream of mine ever since I sold my first piece of jewelry,” said Aranzamendez. “With the backing of these distinctly talented designers, this becomes a dream come true.”

The ADORN USA Fall 2013 Collection is currently on display at the new downtown Cincinnati showroom. Showings are available for wholesale inquiries, with specialty viewings available by private appointment.

Appealing to both luxury and trend consumers, ADORN USAʼs designers have had the distinct pleasure of crafting artisanal pieces for celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker. Ranging from bejeweled statement necklaces to intricately beaded cuffs, each piece by ADORN USA is carefully handcrafted and priced below $300 in order to retain its accessibility to the public.




Arlene Aranzamendez, founder and face of ADORN USA, was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States as a teenager. Immersed in her familyʼs fine jewelry business from an early age, she developed a love of gemstones and vintage accessories. Her cross-cultural experiences heavily influenced her design aesthetic, pairing traditional crafting techniques with modern jewelry trends. The product of Arleneʼs passion, ADORN USA is a line of artisanal jewelry that is as much a work of art, as it is a statement about fashion and style. ADORN USA is a handcrafted designer jewelry and accessories brand representing an eclectic mix of artisans from throughout the world. Edgy and elegant, the carefully curated roster of international designers lend their individual aesthetic to a collection that is at once haute couture and incredibly beautiful.

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