Diana Contine is the creative force behind Dakota Moon. From the organic flourish of Art Nouveau to the tactile earthiness of tribal beadwork, from the high-tech sculpted precious metals to recycled antique glamour, Diana draws from the familiar to the sublime and the result is beautiful, wearable, timeless jewelry. When you wear a piece of Dakota Moon jewelry what you see and feel is a reflection of an old soul.
Diana’s training in fine art design took her from her native St. Louis, Missouri to Eastern Michigan University and the American College of London where she earned her BS in Design. She went on to study Millinery at Moore College of Design in Philadelphia and then California and to the south of France and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to continue her studies in the field of jewelry design.
Initially successful designing original clothing and home furnishings, Diana has turned her focus to jewelry design. An adventurous sense of color and an eye for combining unexpected textures hallmarks Dakota Moon designs. Diana’s work is also imbued with a deep sense of respect and affection for the Divine feminine. This alchemy of gems, crystals, color, movement, symbol and talisman resonates with Diana’s intention to balance and wholeness. These pieces are far more that the wearable art, they are meditations on the spirit of beauty.
These images are a representative sample of this artist's work. Many handmade items are one-of-a-kind. Please call or email to find out more about our current collection. Items not currently in-stock can often be ordered. We ship within the continental US and can process orders over the phone.
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