Angela Cummings started her career as a design assistant at Tiffany & Co in 1968. With the launch of her own line, she became one of T&Co.’s most important designers before leaving in 1984 to start her own business. Many of her designs are distinctively “Cummings” and very recognizable. By the mid-nineties her brand could be found in many stores in the US including her own stand alone boutique on the ground floor of Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. She retired in 2003 only to come back to designing in 2013 with an offer from Assael Pearls to collaborate on a pearl line under her name.