ISA NOY is an iconic jewelry brand of Caribbean roots and inspiration. Our collection is a union of organic form and bold contemporary aesthetics. Each item is hand crafted to order by our Atelier and made exclusively of the highest quality gold, fine silver and precious stones. The attention to detail and quality of material in each piece reinforces our mantra of active luxury—we want you to live in your jewelry not just wear it.
MOVIDA Where are you from?
Isabel (founder and designer of ISA NOY) I’m from Puerto Rico, a small & beautiful island in the Caribbean. Have you been?
MOVIDA Your favourite thing(s) in your hometown?
Isabel Favourite thing about being from Puerto Rico is having the beach so close to me, as my backyard and being able to call the Caribbean my home.
MOVIDA What's jewelry to you?
Isabel Jewelry is my way to carry a little piece of who I am, it’s my essence... it becomes my history and one day I will leave it behind for someone else to treasure and tell its stories. From a new contemporary piece to a vintage find, it's all about wearing and finding those key pieces that are meaningful to me, mixing them and always taking them with me!
MOVIDA Where or how do you usually receive inspirations and ideas for your designs?
Isabel Being home in the Caribbean inspires me, having sun and salty days to relax... Taking time for myself, is my outlet for creativity!
MOVIDA How did you end up doing what you do now?
Isabel Jewelry has always been part of who I am. Although my background is in architecture, my passion for jewelry design has always been there. I started making shell jewelry when I was in third grade but my love for true hand made fine jewelry came from my mother and father. Who taught me since a young age its value and beauty.
MOVIDA What was the inspiration behind the decision to create contemporary jewelries?
Isabel The Caribbean is my source of inspiration and guide thru this journey that has become ISA NOY. The truth is I wanted to share that amazing feeling I call “The Feeling of Ease” that the Caribbean gives me and share it with everyone. I believe that through ISA NOY, I will be able to share my love of everything tropical but most of all the Caribbean!
MOVIDA What's the one piece of jewelry that you cannot live without?
Isabel Wow, this is easy to answer... I currently can’t live without my Coco Chain Earrings, Mini Stone & Single Rock Necklaces from our 2017 Rock Collection but also I can’t live without my gold diamond ring that was given to me by my grandmother, which I wear on my right middle finger. I never take it off! I stack smaller bands with it... one which came from my great grandmother, from my father’s side. I also can’t live without my aquamarine ring from the 40’s, which I bought with my mother many years back. It’s all about mixing pieces, mixing their stories & making new ones with them.
MOVIDA What's your favourite quote?
(I know it's the 8th question, but this one can't be missed.)
Isabel “Live In Your Jewelry” - said by me and now by everyone at the ISA NOY Atelier.