An artist and an artisan, Anna Lorich Akers holds two degrees in art and design: an undergraduate degree from the Cleveland Institute Of Art, and a master's degree from the Rhode Island School Of Design. Before founding LORAK, Anna spent time working with some of the leading designers in the field.
Founded in 2009, LORAK Jewelry pieces are instantly distinguishable with Anna's feminine and modern take on an old world craft. Lorak’s style harkens inspiration from her loves of textiles, ancient Greco Roman and Egyptian artifacts, and the clean lines found in Scandinavian design. A creative expression fueled by her love of the craft, each piece has the goal of creating an incredibly special piece for our customers who value thoughtful design and fine craftsmanship.
With the desire to create beautiful and unique pieces for every budget and occasion, LORAK has several distinct collections. Working in brass, "vermeil" silver with a heavy gold plate, silver, and gold alloys, Anna employs a mix of traditional old world and modern jewelry techniques. She hand fabricates, carves, casts, and hand finishes each piece. Combined with her attention to detail while designing, each piece is specially made with a personal touch.