Founded in 2009 by owner and designer Anna Lorich Akers, LORAK Jewelry pieces are instantly distinguishable with her feminine and modern take on an old world craft. Lorak’s style harkens inspiration from Anna’s loves of textiles, ancient Greco Roman, Egyptian artifacts, and the clean lines found in Scandinavian design.
An artist and an artisan, Anna holds two degrees in art and design from the Cleveland Institute Of Art and The Rhode Island School Of Design. Before founding LORAK, Anna worked with some of the leading designers in the field since her graduation in 2006.
In 2013 LORAK Jewelry and Gifts was opened up in downtown Norfolk Virginia. This new location houses Anna’s in-house studio as well as shop and showroom. Employing a mix of traditional old world and modern jewelry techniques, Anna hand fabricates, carves, casts, and hand finishes each piece. Combined with Anna’s attention to detail while designing, each piece is specially made with a personal touch.
LORAK has several collections, a fine jewelry and bridal collection, a silver and vermeil collection, and the newest collection “Samla”
Anna frequently designs custom pieces for clients who want something truly unique.
“I love meeting new clients, letting their personalities shape the jewelry they will wear, whether it be stone choice, color, or style, the piece becomes an instant family heirloom, a part of their life story.”