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To read Barbara's artist statement, her biography and a short description of our studio, please visit our about page.



2016 - 2017 Commendation Award from International Pearl Design Competition, by Cultured Pearl Association of America.

2012 - 2013 Commendation Award from International Pearl Design Competition, by Cultured Pearl Association of America.

2011 - 2012 Luster Award from International Pearl Design Competition, by Cultured Pearl Association of America. Piece: Swirl Earrings with Pearls

2011 - 2012 Fashion Award from International Pearl Design Competition, by Cultured Pearl Association of America. Piece: Zinnia Ring with Pearl

Swirl Earrings with Pearls

2011 - 2012 Luster Award | Swirl Earrings with Pearls

Zinnia Ring with Pearl

2011 - 2012 Fashion Award | Zinnia Ring with Pearl

2011 Winner MJSA Vision Award: 1st Place in Gold Distinction. Piece: Blossom.

2009 Winner Couture Design Award: Best of Gold. Piece: Leaf Necklace.

1989 Winner of SNAG Competition for JA Show. Received free exhibition booth in New Designers' Gallery.

1985 Special Award: Ornaments for Head and Hair. 6th International Jewelry Design Competition, Jewelry Museum Pforzheim, West Germany.

1984 - 1985 Graduate Assistantship: School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

1983 - 1984 Rotary International Scholarship.

1982 Best Student of the Year:  Rotary Scholarship, Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Pforzheim, West Germany.


Leaf Necklace

2009 Award Couture Design: Best of Gold | Leaf Necklace

Blossom Brooch

2011 Winner MJSA Vision Award, 1st Place in Gold Distinction | Blossom Brooch



Lapidary Journal, November, 2014. Article featuring Barbara Heinrich, Tanzanites, download article.

Wall Street Journal, Style Section, 2012 Valentine's Gold Rush, download article.

Lapidary Journal, "classical Proportions" by Nina Graci, 2003, download article or read online.

Niche Jewelry Masters, Vol17, No.2, download article.



Women Jewellery Designers by Juliet de la Rochefoucauld
ACC Publishing Group Ltd, 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1851497416

Art Jewelry Today 4 by Sandra Korinchak
Schiffer Publishing, 2016

Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists by Marthe Le Van & Ray Hemachandra
New York: Lark Books, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1600590405

Profiting by Design: A Jewelry Maker's Guide to Business Success by Marlene Richey
MJSA Press, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-0971349599

Brilliance! Masterpieces from The American Jewelry Design Council by Cindy Edelstein & Frank Stankus
Lark Books, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1600591570

Art Jewelry Today by Dona Z. Meilach
Schiffer Publishing, 2003

The Art of Jewelry Design by Deborah Krupenia
Rockport, 1997. Pg 10-15.
ISBN-13: 978-1564961921

Contemporary American Jewelry Design by Ettagale Blauer
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991. Pg 26, 156, 159-161.
ISBN-13: 978-0442003623

Engagement and Wedding Rings by Antoinette L. Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno, Jane Crystal
Gemstone Press, 1990. Photographic insert p.146-47
ISBN-13: 978-0943763057

Artists Anodizing Aluminum by David LaPlantz
Press de LaPlanz, Inc., 1988
ISBN-10: 0942002032

The New Jewelry, Trends and Tradition by Peter Dormer & Ralph Turner
Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1985
ISBN-13: 978-0500274347



Barbara Heinrich speaks about design inspiration and what she has learned from making jewelry, observing nature and the nobility of gold.

Susan Viebrock interviewed Barbara Heinrich about her spiral collection launched in 2008.
Listen to the interview above or click here to read the original post.

Video courtesy of Telluride Insider.




1987 - 2018 American Craft Council Baltimore Show, Baltimore, MD

2017 American Craft Exposition, Chicago, IL

2002 - 2013, 2015 - 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

2009 - 2018 American Craft Council Atlanta, GA

2015 American Fine Craft Show Washington, DC

2014 - 2015 American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn, NY

2012, 2014 Treasures at Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2010 - 2017 Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, Atlanta, GA

2009 - 2012One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, IL

2004 - 2012 Jewelry Fair at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Fine Arts and Flowers and Jewelry Fair, Richmond, VA

2010 American Fine Craft Show NYC, NY

2010 Temple Craft Show, Nashville, TN

2008 - 2009 American Craft Council San Francisco, CA

2008 - 2009 Westchester Craft Show by Crafts America, White Plains, NY

2008 & 2018 American Craft Council St. Paul Show, St. Paul, MN

2002 – 2006, 2008 Washington Craft Show by Crafts America, Washington, DC

2005 - 2006 Palm Beach Craft Show by Crafts America, Palm Beach, FL

2005 Crafts Park Avenue by Artrider, New York, NY

2004 & 2017 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC



1987 - 2018 American Craft Council Baltimore, MD

2005 - 2018 Couture (member of ASPECTS group), Las Vegas, NV

2010 - 2018 AGTA, Tucson, AZ

2013, 2015 – 2018 NY NOW (formerly NY International Gift Show)

2017 Metal & Smith, New York, NY

2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014 Buyers’ Market of American Craft, Philadelphia

2010 American Fine Craft Show

2002, 2003, 2004 JCK, Las Vegas, NV


One of a kind Chinese Turquoise Brooch by Barbara Heinrich


American Gem Trade Association
American Jewelry Design Council
Art Jewelry Forum
Ethical Metalsmiths
Diamond Development Initiative
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
SNAG - Society of North American goldsmiths
MJSA - Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America
Widows of India
Reuchlinhause Pforzheim, Germany
HS Pforzheim School of Design


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