Randi Mates is the designer behind Aesa jewelry. Trained as a historian and a classical goldsmith, Mates established the company in 2007 and is based in New York City.
Aesa’s ouevre harkens to a grand tradition of craft in which handwork is revered. At the same time, Mates’ references are always varied and unconventional; the way she melds them is surprising, innovative and seamless.
Each a small work of art, Mates’ designs are both poetic and sympathetic, making them covetable, sophisticated and intimate. Always committed to learning more about best practices, Aesa recycles their metals, knows the origin of their gems and minerals when possible, up-cycles stones and metals and also participates in various groups and causes dedicated to educating the public about better practices regarding jewelry production including the mercury-free mining of gems and gold. Aesa is available at fine stores throughout the world.