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2443 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA, 94115

(310) 463-0650

Designs by Alina: Hand-forged gold, pave diamonds, choice pearls and leather jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings inspired by life's little luxuries. Modern classic jewelry for the sophisticated woman. Lifestyle blog including design, travel, fashion, family.

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SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE - Spring, 2017  (pages 212 to 225)                                                                                         

 

Just as a statement necklace of hers melds hand-worked leather with pale, brilliant diamonds, her dining room pairs dark hides on white floors, and white seats with shiny black lacquer. "Whether I am designing a piece of jewelry or a living space, I am drawn to unconventional blends, combining diamonds and pearls with leather is as natural to me as infusing heirloom furnishings with modern pieces."

 
 
 

CHEETAH IS THE NEW BLACK  - January, 2017
Style blog of Alicia Lund, former Fashion Editor, Elle Magazine 

                                                       

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Miki Garcia wears Minimalist Chokers from Designs by Alina

Miki Garcia wears Minimalist Chokers from Designs by Alina

 
 
 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE & SF GATE - August, 2016                                                                      SF Chronicle: front page and feature. SF GATE online feature and video 

Designs by Alina perfect duo pearl ring... Céline panel skirt, Altuzarra blouse, Chloe bag, Paul Andrew flat, Designs by Alina Tahitian pearl drop earrings, Suno dress, Dries Van Noten coat, Designs by Alina minuette pavé diamond studs, Dries Van Noten dress, Max Mara Atelier fur coat, Alexander Wang bootie, Designs by Alina diamond swoon earrings, and Designs by Alina Lucky 13 black pearl necklace, ...www.designsbyalina.com...

 

 

WOMENS WEAR DAILY  - April, 2016       (Pages 62 and 63)

 
...I love jewelry designers like Designs by Alina...

...I love jewelry designers like Designs by Alina...

 
 

CHEETAH IS THE NEW BLACK - March, 2016
Style blog of Alicia Lund, former Fashion Editor, Elle Magazine 

 
The Look: ALC tank, Saint Laurent boots, Designs by Alina necklace.

The Look: ALC tank, Saint Laurent boots, Designs by Alina necklace.

 
 

THE STYLE SALONISTE - February, 2016                                                                                                 Style blog of Diane Dorrans Saeks, San Francisco Editor of C Magazine and Author                 

 
 
                                       I met Alina and fell in love with her elegant new jewelry collection…                                                                             beautifully crafted…meticulous about design...stunning new jewels…

CHEETAH IS THE NEW BLACK  - February 2016                                                                                      Style blog of Alicia Lund, former Fashion Editor, Elle Magazine

 
The Look: Isabel Marant, Designs by Alina necklace

The Look: Isabel Marant, Designs by Alina necklace

 
 
 
 
 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -  December, 2015                                                                                        Style Gift Guide

 
Gifts for the Luxury Lover...Designs by Alina Greek Tahitian earrings in 14-karat gold with Tahitian pearls, $460, www.designsbyalina.com

Gifts for the Luxury Lover...Designs by Alina Greek Tahitian earrings in 14-karat gold with Tahitian pearls, $460, www.designsbyalina.com

 
 

C SOCIAL FRONT &  RED CARPET BAY AREA  -  December 2015                                                          Kate Sheridan Chung, Co-President of Children of Shelters, wears Designs by Alina Ms. Charles Opal Dream necklace to the organization's annual fundraising gala in San Francisco's Golden Gate Club.

 
C Magazine, C social front, Kate Sheridan Chung, Designs by Alina jewelry
 
 

SFGATE  -  October, 2015

Four don’t-miss fashion events...Designs by Alina’s new winter collection of modern gold and pearl pieces to benefit Children of Shelters.

 

 
     

7x7 MAGAZINE  -  May, 2015

 
San Francisco expert wardrobe stylist, Mary Gonsalves Kinney, tells us what she’s packing… Kenzo dress ($755); Yigal Azrouel scarf ($385); Designs by Alina pearl earrings ($400) and leather-and-diamond  bracelets ($450-$650)...

San Francisco expert wardrobe stylist, Mary Gonsalves Kinney, tells us what she’s packing… Kenzo dress ($755); Yigal Azrouel scarf ($385); Designs by Alina pearl earrings ($400) and leather-and-diamond  bracelets ($450-$650)...

 
 
 

 

HAUTE LIVING  -  May, 2015

 
The private jet waiting to transport you to the Caribbean? Scurry to collect your...Designs by Alina leather and baroque pearl necklaces.

The private jet waiting to transport you to the Caribbean? Scurry to collect your...Designs by Alina leather and baroque pearl necklaces.

 
 
 
 
 

YOUR COFFEE BREAK  -  May, 2015

Her pieces are the perfect balance of feminine and daring...we'd follow Alina anywhere!...

 
This masterpiece marries the smooth luster of top quality, gorgeously hued pearls with a heavy dose of pavé diamonds...

This masterpiece marries the smooth luster of top quality, gorgeously hued pearls with a heavy dose of pavé diamonds...

 
 

SANTA BARBARA SENTINEL  -  November, 2014  (Peter's Pick, page 32)  

Effortlessly stylish, that's how I describe her...she's a wonder.

 
 
 
 

PEACHY THE MAGAZINE  -  August 2014

Her attention to detail, which runs the gamut from hand forging to distressing the precious metals, is incredible.

 
 
 

PEACHY THE MAGAZINE  -  August 2014

On the the designer's historic home renovation: "Alina’s incredible eye for detail ...her creative fingerprints are evident throughout the house and gardens as Casa Ventalia."