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Bario-Neal

Opal and Morganite

Who We Are

Bario Neal began as the collaborative work of designers Anna Bario and Page Neal. Anna and Page began working together with the shared idea that our most precious things come with a story. Drawn to the imaginative possibilities of jewelry, yet disillusioned by industry standards that turned a blind eye to metal and gemstone mining’s environmental and human tolls, the designers began to envision how to make jewelry of lasting value and ethical origins.

In 2008, Anna and Page launched Bario Neal as a design-forward, women-owned and feminist company. Today, Bario Neal is an industry leader in ethical sourcing and progressive manufacturing, known for its design sensibility and high-quality, handcrafted work. A belief in the right to love and marry whoever and however you choose is one of the core principles of Bario Neal’s jewelry. Whether it is a custom diamond ring or a pendant from the collections, each piece is designed in-house and handcrafted with reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and ethically sourced stones. The Bario Neal team works extensively with a local community of craftspeople on Philadelphia’s historic Jeweler’s Row — the oldest jewelry district in the United States — to apply specialized techniques such as hand engraving or glass enameling.

When visiting Bario Neal Philadelphia or the New York showroom, you will find an atmosphere unlike any other jewelry shop. The Philadelphia flagship doubles as both a production workshop and retail space, where a diverse group of skilled jewelers work next to the collection displays. The knowledgeable sales and design crew are thoughtful, approachable and trained to help customers realize their vision, whether through a custom design or an item from one of Bario Neal’s acclaimed collections.

Bario Neal is designing an ethical way forward for the jewelry industry, one handmade piece at a time. Explore our online shop, New York showroom or Philadelphia workshop and become part of the story.

Our People
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Lash Vertical Square Cut Emerald, Carnelian, and Blue Topaz Cluster Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

The middle finger ring.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Making the first rough models for a new design - when it's all possibilities.

What brought you to Bario Neal?

Feeling driven to bring a social/environmental mission to the studio and our creative work, so that the objects we create can have a tangible positive impact.

Anna Bario

Principal + Lead Designer

Page Neal

Principal + Lead Designer
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Sol Emerald Octagonal Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

A bangle.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

The creative and collaborative process of bringing ideas into the physical world.

What did you study?

I have a Master’s degree in Integrated Product Design & a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with a sculpture concentration.

Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Senna Diamond Halo Ring with White Enamel

What is your favorite accessory?

A trucker hat with handmade artwork by my dad.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Being a part of a team of interesting, creative, and awesome makers.

What did you study?

Spanish and English Literature

Kelsey Burns

Administrative + HR Director 

Tessa Kennedy

Design + Production Director
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Custom Cluster Hex Linea Diamond with Garnet Band

What is your favorite accessory?

Stacking rings.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Reducing environmental impact by using recycled metals and diamonds, working with our amazing design team, and watching the company grow.

What did you study?

I have an MFA in Metalsmithing & a BFA in Crafts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Senna Diamond Halo Ring with Black Enamel

What is your favorite accessory?

A great playlist.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

The best is when customers share their stories and excitement with us. I have shed a few tears because it is just too sweet.

What did you study?

I received a degree in Architecture from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. 

Jenny Weger

Marketing Director

Ariel Yaroslawitz

Sales Director
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Pear Trillion Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

Rings.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

In my everyday life, I am inspired by how any product is made, so being involved in the jewelry process from early design conception to the finished product excites me.

What did you study?

I studied Jewelry and Accessory Design. I discovered Bario Neal soon after my move from New York City to Philadelphia.

Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Custom 1ct. Emerald Cut Diamond Cluster Ring with Aqua and Sea Foam Sapphires

What is your favorite accessory?

Rings.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Helping create heirlooms that will hopefully be cherished.

What did you study?

Jewelry and Metalsmithing.

Aliyah Gold

Gemstone + Custom Design Specialist

Ivy Leiberman

Sales Manager 
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Lash Linear Garnet Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

All the necklaces.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

That pieces are not only beautiful but I can say with certainty that they align with my personal ethics.

What brought you to Bario Neal?

I studied Communications at Boston University and then went on to study gemology at GIA.

Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Baguette Diamond Band

What is your favorite accessory?

Earrings.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Knowing that we're creating heirlooms that potentially will be passed on through generations.

What brought you to Bario Neal?

I read an article about Bario Neal in an issue of American Craft Magazine while I was studying at the Penland School of Crafts and was immediately inspired.

Sarah Rachel Brown

Sales Coordinator 

Emily Shank

Studio Coordinator + CAD Designer
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Crescent Hammered Diamond Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

Rings!

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Getting lost in focus on a piece that I am working on recharges me--it's how I unplug and disconnect from everything else that's going on in my life. It is amazing to me how much concentrated meaning, detail, and beauty you can find in one tiny object.

What did you study?

I received my BFA from Tyler School of Art in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program.

Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Lash Blue Sapphire Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

Sunglasses.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Getting to meet people who are shopping for jewelry that share the same ethics and values as me.

What did you study?

Metals, Jewelry, and CAD/CAM.

Kelsey Cunningham

Sales Assistant

Ellie Varoumas

Bench Jeweler + CAD Designer
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Myrtle Blue Green Sapphire Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

Lipstick.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Crossover of materials as well as community!  My interests are broad when it comes to making so having a supportive community of artists is very important to me. Being able to collaborate and exchange with friends is priceless.

What did you study?

I received my BFA from Tyler School of Art in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM program.

 

Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Radial Cluster Rose Cut Diamond Ring

What is your favorite accessory?

It's a tie between statement earrings and pinky rings.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

I love that I get to work with conscientious customers who have sought out Bario Neal because they truly care about the impact of their purchases on people and the planet. 

What brought you to Bario Neal?

I have been interested and inspired by Bario Neal's ethics ever since I saw Co-founders Anna and Page speak at a symposium at my alma mater Pratt Institute.

Olivia Suffern 

Sales Assistant

Jenna DuBose

Photographer + Digital Coordinator
Favorite Bario Neal Ring:

Aldine Band

What is your favorite accessory?

My nose ring.

What excites or inspires you about your work?

Bario Neal is a combination of so many of the things that are important to me: environmentalism, beauty, design, human rights... the list goes on. I'm lucky to be a part of the work we're doing here.

What brought you to Bario Neal?

I followed and supported BN for years before working here - I've always been inspired by their ethical perspective and feminist vibes.