Ariane Ernst is a German jewelry designer. She trained her skills as a goldsmith at the Vienna Gold- and Silversmith Academy for 2 years. Afterwards, she studied "applied art & design“ at the FH Düsseldorf in Germany and graduated with a bachelor and master degree. She gained her work experience at one of the established Goldsmiths in Vienna, at Stuart Moore in New York and extended her view within the field of fashion jewelry at the well-known swedish fashion label H&M at their head office in Stockholm. She draws creative understanding of jewelry and design from these very different streams of knowledge. Ariane‘s jewelry is furthermore inspired by the current fashion trends and art movements like minimalism and deconstructivism.
Each piece is based upon a broad conventional style. In particular, she puts her focus on proportionalities and the joint lines of each single link. In this process classical forms of jewelry collide with the latest trends of fashion – colours, stylishness and her classical education influences her jewelry design.
As a designer she always tries to be free from any single style. Rather she uses these “interline” influences and works under the title „inbetween“. Her current line tries to demystify jewelry from only being a status symbol or an accessory. For her, jewelry is much more. It is an expression of character and personality – it‘s not just gemstones mounted in metal. Ariane emphasizes this by integrating innovative work methods like 3D printing into her design process. After finishing her nine years education, she launches her own label, called “Arien Ernst” in july 2013.