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 love 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.


Anna moved to Norfolk, Virginia from New York City in 2008 to be with her now husband.  In 2013 the LORAK Jewelry shop was opened in downtown Norfolk.  This location houses both her in-house studio, as well as the showroom.  While missing the bustle of the big city, Anna has grown to love her city by the sea and has become a downtown Norfolk staple.