New York, New York
Born and trained in the former Soviet Union, Misha Zakhalov has been warmly welcomed by US retailers. After honing his design skills at the Odessa School of Art, he came to America in 1990 and immediately began working for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum Collection Catalog specializing in enamel processing methods. Soon he began creating jewelry, eventually opening a retail store in New York's Greenwich Village. Misha has mastered the mixture of freshness, versatility, and forward thinking so important to fashion jewelry design.