Who we are

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We are Zadeh, a woman-founded luxury jewelry brand based in New York City. Our aesthetic is driven by the desire to express bold, structural style through the kind of jewelry you love to live in. Each piece is meant to be worn everywhere, and always—using thoughtful, intentional materials that last for life.

Our brand comes from the heart. Catherine Zadeh’s creative vision and passion for quality and wearability have led Zadeh for over 25 years. She is the soul of Zadeh, embodying the brand aesthetic and bringing it forward to serve the confident, non-conforming individual.

“I design with intention, each piece fueled with integrity and passion.”

Our Story

Catherine Zadeh founded her brand 25 years ago—making her an original pioneer of gender-fluid luxury jewelry. Deeply instilling her sense of style and creativity into each piece, she built an aesthetic that stays with you—in your mind, in your heart, and everywhere you express yourself. Zadeh is the jewelry you love to live in. It was always designed to be.

Her collection is at once chic and effortless, structural and timeless—uniquely suited for the luxury jewelry customer who craves signature pieces that can be worn universally. She designs for the confident, non-conforming individual who doesn’t shop for fleeting trend, but rather invests in quality and wearability you can live in.

Zadeh is that bold and distinct elegance, that moment of inspiration that pulls you in and gives you confidence. The best parts of who you are, expressed through jewelry you never take off.

Gender Fluid Designs

We started designing for him...

Established in 1995, Zadeh started by designing accents for the discerning gentleman. Bergdorf Goodman was the first to carry the brand. With thousands of designers focused on outfitting women, we identified a niche and built a reputation with men as our chief focus. Our branding, our history and our future are all shaped by him.

We design for the modern, independent woman who craves the cleaner, more casual-no frills aesthetic typically associated with menswear. Go-to jeans, a fresh linen shirt, the scarf that’s become her signature... From beach to black tie, Zadeh’s bold, timeless jewelry is the wear-everywhere expression of who she is.

Sustainably-Minded Materials

ZADEH takes pride in the meticulous craftsmanship of each piece, all expertly hand-made in the heart of New York City using the finest precious metals and gemstones. What sets ZADEH apart is the innovative fusion of these traditional elements with unexpected, yet exquisite materials. Imagine Italian leather, vegetable ivory, parachute cord, and reclaimed buffalo horn seamlessly intertwined with gold and gemstones. This unconventional pairing creates a harmonious balance between the formal and the casual, the masculine and the feminine, exuding a carefree nonchalance that transcends conventions. But ZADEH's commitment goes beyond aesthetics; it's deeply rooted in sustainability. Every material is thoughtfully chosen, reflecting a dedication to the environment and ethical practices. Our pieces are not just accessories; they are timeless investments, designed to last a lifetime and beyond. The natural aging of our jewelry only enhances its beauty, making each piece unique as it evolves with time. When you wear a ZADEH creation, you're not just wearing jewelry; you're expressing your individuality and embracing a luxurious, sustainable legacy that resonates with your values.

The Journal

Inspiration, and exploration. Connect with who we are at Zadeh through our stories, blog posts, style guides, and more. We write for you.