Syd + Pia NYC™ is an Afro-Latina owned brand incorporated in 2012 and launched in 2014 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by Fernanda Medina. We are currently located in Bronx, NY. Syd + Pia NYC specializes in demi fine jewelry made in brass, bronze, sterling silver plated in 14k micron gold with gold-filled components. As of now, the brand designs and makes first prototype in-house then uses local and overseas manufacturers for castings. All product is assembled in the Bronx. The brand is committed to designing jewelry inspired by the designer’s Latin heritage for women and men alike being that most product is unisex. Our mission is to offer high-end quality product to a wide range of consumers. The brand conveys an array of sophisticated beautiful product.
Syd + Pia NYC™ prides itself in using recycled metal for casting, ensuring the high-end pieces are made in the USA and celebrating that we’re one of the few jewelry brands led by a BIPOC woman designer. It’s still not common to see that kind of diversity in the position I am in… especially an Afro-Latina.
Syd + Pia NYC™ has been featured at Henri Bendel in New York, W Stylelab at the W Hotel Time Square, December Thieves in Boston and Flock Gift, a special boutique in Austin, TX. The brand has had the pleasure of being featured in several publications, including Vogue IT, Elle Vietnam, Elle Canada, Elle USA, Nylon, LadyGunn, Instyle, L'Officiel, Raine Magazine, El Diario NY, WOR Radio 710 AM, Joan Hamburg's Bridal Show, and the Dominican newspaper El Caribe.