Natalia Charova has been creating distinctive, custom-made jewelry since 2001, when a necklace she wanted from Neiman Marcus was so outrageously expensive that she decided to make her own. Her low-cost, high-style jewelry has since been featured in boutiques in New York City's SoHo shopping district, at the annual InLiquid charity auctions in Philadelphia, and at fund-raising auctions for the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Natalia draws inspiration from art and everyday life, incorporating organic patterns and colors to create stunning designs. Her career as a professional ballet dancer has taken her around the world through Spain, Italy, England, Taiwan, Russia, Portugal and Austria, and an international flavor informs her artwork. Her pieces use silver and natural stones, playing off the non-repetitive, unique nature of each bead.
"I create jewelry that works for people who elevate everyday wear to the point of dressing up," Ms. Charova says, "My pieces are urban chic—they can be paired with jeans and a blazer, or go perfectly with a designer evening gown."
Custom pieces are created for all clients and customers, matched to your tastes and desires. Use the portfolio page as inspiration, or choose your favorite stones, colors or styles. Jewlery can be designed using a single string of stones, or be a multi-string affair, twisted around itself for depth and interest. Special clasps can be ordered, with engravings or special features.
Jewelry buyers, designers, boutiques and other retail outlets are welcome to inquire about wholesale pricing and commissions. Personal orders and commissions are also welcome, with pieces taking approximately two to four weeks to create. The average price of a piece is under $300.
When she is not creating jewelry, Natalia is the Director of Ballet Programs at the Koresh Dance School in Philadelphia and also teaches at numerous schools throughout Pennsylvania and across the country. After graduating from the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Natalia continued as a soloist and dancer, first in the Ukraine and then in the US, retiring from the Pennsylvania Ballet in 2005 to concentrate on teaching dance and making art.