The Radiance by COUTURE diamond jewelry collection, featuring the work of 13 BIPOC jewelry designers, is the culmination of a mentorship program created by the popular jewelry trade show, with the support of De Beers Group (all 13 participating designers were provided with De Beers Code of Origin diamonds to feature in their collections). The collection debuted at the COUTURE show in Las Vegas earlier year, and now styles from the collection will be available to buy online through influential jewelry retailer Marissa Collections.
Available for purchase starting Dec. 1 on MarissaCollections.com, the offerings include 56 designs priced between $1,950 and $30,000 that include traditional studs and solitaire rings, yes, but also more complicated fare (think convertible drop earrings, handlets, and even a grill). All styles feature responsibly sourced natural diamonds, and many of the pieces also incorporate colored gems such as opal, lapis lazuli, and turquoise. Pieces from the collection are primarily made-to-order, with an estimated delivery time of 4-6 weeks, though a limited selection of pieces will be available for immediate ship.
The designers in The Radiance by COUTURE collection are Angely Martinez; Ashley Thorne of A.M. Thorne; Jules Kim of Bijules; Kassandra Gordon of KLG Jewellery; Khadijah Fulton of White/Space; Lola Oladunjoye of Lola Fenhirst; Lorraine West; Maggi Simpkins; Melanie Eddy; Olivia Shih, Sara Bautista of Common Rite Supply; Viviana Langhoff; and Zulaikha Aziz of Mazahri.
“We take great joy in continually introducing our clients to fresh and exciting talent, and the pieces by these 13 radiant designers showcase exceptional design and impeccable craftsmanship,” said Jay Hartington, CEO of Marissa Collections, in a prepared statement.
Gannon Brousseau, director of COUTURE and EVP at Emerald added in the same statement, “Marissa Collections has a well-earned reputation for introducing designers who have gone on to become some of the biggest names in designer fine jewelry.”