About The Designer
A.V. Max is known for being ahead of the curve each season, and for spotting and translating trends into chic, beautiful, and wearable accessories. Hand-made by artisans in the heart of New York's fashion district, their beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings are spotted regularly in magazines like InStyle, Lucky, Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Marie Claire. A.V. Max can always be counted on to have the latest must-have look!
The designer and style–maker behind A.V. Max is Amy Vennema, who began working in the fashion industry as a buyer years before designing jewelry. Spotting trends, taking chances, and understanding her customer are all invaluable skills she learned along the way. For her designs, Amy takes her cues from the runway, museum exhibits, movies, the streets, and fashion magazines. She is also influenced by her background as a painter, and by the beautiful materials she finds to work with. "I was always very much into fashion," Amy says, recalling her childhood in Greenwich Village where she and her sisters would scour the stores of the East Village to find and make their own new look. "I love that fashion is ever changing and evolving."