Jamie Wolf’s life has been anything but stagnant. She landed her first role with the New York City ballet when she was only eight years old, launching her career as a dancer. As she got older, she worked to become a ballerina, and then prima ballerina, for the New York City Ballet. She danced for ten years and even made appearances in films such as Black Swan (2010) and Center Stage (2000). All the while, she was moving toward following her second passion: jewelry.
Wolf got her start selling jewelry out of her dressing room to her fellow dancers. And as it has progressed, Wolf’s jewelry has become a massive success. This puts Wolf at having two highly successful careers before middle-age. In an interview with the Squash Blossom, Wolf said, “I feel very fortunate to have had two careers, dance and jewelry design, that were born of a genuine desire to be creative and follow my passion.”
She has been deemed a “renaissance woman,” and rightly so. Not many can say their craft has reached so many people in their lifetime, whether through a dance performance, a Hollywood blockbuster, a line of popular jewelry, or otherwise. However, Wolf does not allow her past successes stunt her growth. Her collections continue to evolve, maintaining Wolf’s commitment to beautiful, simple, and feminine pieces.
“In ballet, you’re trained to pay attention to every detail, all while making it look effortless and beautiful,” Wolf stated in an interview with Fashionista, “I believe that femininity is timeless, and that beauty is often found in the finest details. My aim as a designer is to translate this femininity and detail into pieces that are chic and relevant.”
Wolf’s pieces are all handmade in New York City. You can see our current collection of Jamie Wolf Jewelry here.