Born in Austria, 1944, three years later her parents relocated to the United States. Angela returned to Europe to study gold smithery and gemmology in Germany, and art history in Italy. This education gave her an erudite edge to her designs.
After graduating she returned to America, taking a position at Tiffany & Co. in 1968. She was guided by the already well established designer, Donald Claflin also designing at that time for Tiffany’s.