Loren Nicole is a Los Angeles-based jewelry company started by goldsmith Loren Teetelli who creates extraordinary 22-karat gold handmade jewelry inspired by the techniques and motifs of ancient cultures. She found her talent for jewelry after working as an archaeologist and a conservator at the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both in New York. To better understand the objects she was conserving, Teetelli turned to metalsmithing classes and found a passion for creating. While never undergoing formal training, Teetelli has sought-out masters of specialized techniques not widely practiced today and has explored ancient metalsmithing on her own guided by an extensive library and appreciation for objects. Teetelli employs her knowledge of ancient civilizations, attention to minute details, and talent for making to create rare and beautiful jewelry pieces that will be treasured for centuries to come.