Philip Crangi was trained at the renowned Rhode Island School of Design as a goldsmith, which gave him the foundation to grow into the acclaimed jewelry designer he is today. After graduating from RISD, Philip and his sister - and business partner - Courtney began creating unique objects and jewelry, arriving at the Philip Crangi Jewelry collection.

Today, Philip Crangi is one of the most noted jewelry designers in the industry for both his designs for the family's Philip Crangi fine jewelry collection and their Giles & Brother fashion jewelry collection; in June, 2008 he was awarded the prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design and in 2007 he was named runner-up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Additionally, Philip now sits on the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Board of Directors, illustrating his strong influence in the world of fashion.