About Criscara

Criscara is...

Jewelry for the jet-setters, dream chasers, and magic makers.
Those with a wild heart and a gypsy soul.
Those who don't fit into a box, and would never want to…
Limited-edition jewels for one-of-a-kind babes


The Brand

criscara offers an ever-evolving collection of upscale and fashion-forward modern bohemian jewelry for the trend-setting and style-savvy woman on the go - whether it be jet-setting off to Bora Bora, hitting the latest hot spot in Miami Beach, getting her groove on in the CA sun at Coachella, or turning heads in the Hamptons.

Criscara was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team Crista Grasso and Jeremy Pollack.  Crista designs every piece of Criscara jewelry and Jeremy brings the pieces to life through his gorgeous editorial photography.  Each collection is inspired by their passion for creative expression, and their love of travel, antique markets, and vintage textiles. 

Originally known for their unique and extensive collection of luxe body chains, foot chains, and hand chains, Criscara now offers a full range of modern bohemian jewelry to take you from farmer's market to resort getaway, and everywhere in between. 

Criscara jewels are for those with an adventurous spirit, offering must-have pieces for wherever their wanderlust takes them. 

The Name

criscara blends the name Crista, jewelry designer and founder, and circare, a Latin word meaning to wander & explore. We feel it perfectly embodies the free-spirited and adventurous spirit the criscara brand and jewelry inspires.

The Jewelry

Criscara jewelry is all about the details.  Each piece is thoughtfully designed by founder Crista Grasso and meticulously handcrafted using traditional jewelry making techniques.

Designs feature:

  • Handset semi-precious stones, glass, and vintage treasures
  • Unique metal chains - many created by hand, link-by-link
  • Durable 14 karat gold and silver plating 
  • Our signature paisley charm accenting each piece

We release new collections multiple times per year and always keep our designs original and intriguing, just like the women who wear them.

Handcrafted in the USA

The Designer

Crista has been designing jewelry for as long as she can remember. Always fascinated by vintage jewelry and the treasures she would find while flea-marketing with her Dad or rummaging through her mother’s jewelry box, she continually finds inspiration through her love of travel, fine art, antique markets, ancient architecture, and vintage jewelry and textiles.

"Jewelry is so much more than just an accessory. Jewelry is a means of self-expression. It is a reflection of the person you are today and a window into the person you will become tomorrow. What does your jewelry say about you?"
~Crista Grasso, Founder & Designer

A Personal Note from Crista

If you've ever wondered about the team behind Criscara, we are Crista and Jeremy, husband and wife team, with 2 little furry guys Chewy and Kenobi (who can often be seen crashing our photoshoots). 

I design every piece of Criscara jewelry and Jeremy brings the pieces to life through his gorgeous editorial photography. We feel so lucky to collaborate with some amazing models and fashion designers all over the world when creating our lookbooks, and we absolutely love to travel and explore this amazing world (hence the name of our brand Criscara, combining my name with the Latin word circare meaning to wander and explore).

Creativity and artistic expression fuel our souls and we couldn't be happier doing what we love, together. We are super grateful for all of you who make this crazy and unpredictable (but freakin' awesome) journey possible.

In the words of Jerry Garcia, "what a long strange trip it's been"... and we can't wait to see where this wild ride takes us next!  Thank you for being a part of our journey - we hope you love Criscara's jewelry, accessories, and imagery as much as we love imagining and creating it all.  XOXO ✌️

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