The Faces Behind the Facets
Kenneth Jay Lane
Innovative, gifted and imaginative – Kenneth Jay Lane’s exceptional skill ensures him a permanent place in fashion history.
“Elegance, luxury and good taste never go out of style,” says Kenneth Jay Lane – and he should know. His fabulous costume jewelry has caught the eye of the world’s most glamorous women for over five decades, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Vreeland, Audrey Hepburn, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Moreover, his pieces are now as sought-after and collectable as precious gems, with vintage pieces selling at Christies and Sothebys.
Fast-forward to today and his designs have been worn by fashionistas like: Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and many more.
Lisa “Lele” Sadoughi launched her eponymous jewelry collection in 2012, with a tremendously successful category expansion in the past two years consisting of jeweled headbands, sunglasses, bags, and a home collection. Her bright, personality-packed designs, including her signature hand-mixed acetate floral earrings, are maximal, colorful, and unabashedly feminine.
Lele Sadoughi is now as widely recognized for her colorful, embellished headbands as she is for her jewelry collection. She is known for bringing new designs and color ways to match the brand’s iconic statement jewels.
Now in its seventh year, the company has grown with the support of more than 75 global retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergorf Goodman, Nordstrom, ShopBop, Revolve, ModaOperandi, amongst many others.
Growing up in India, Ranjana Khan was always inspired by its modern and ethnic visual feasts. Her surroundings sparked her love for unusual color combinations, mixing unique textures and materials—but most important, her passion for travel.
Ranjana found her start as the point of call for embellishments for houses Lanvin, Balenciaga, Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Stella McCartney, and Armani. In 2008, Ranjana founded her eponymous brand, Ranjana Khan.
She continues to experience new cultures, mixing unique ingredients into each piece. It is not uncommon to find elements like semi-precious stones, shark teeth, vintage materials like Bakelite, and hand-carved wood or even the cocoon of the silkworm in each piece. The result is a visual confectionary treat that is meant to be seen across the room.
The Deepa Gurnani brand was conceived in the dreams and passions of husband and wife partnership, Deepa and Jay Lakhani.
Whilst studying fashion at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Deepa beaded couture pieces for Alexander McQueen, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi and Marjan Pejoski.
Jay Lakhani started his training at the Fashion Institute of Technology NYC and progressed to work with head designers from Tiffany and Bvlgari, where he refined his eye for detail and luxury.
The duo combined their talents to create a line of unique and distinctive embroidered accessories
MILLIANNA is the creation of Sharmilla Persaud and Arianna Brooke. Friends since 1995, they met while working at BCBG Max Azria, where Sharmilla worked in design and Arianna worked in the marketing department. "We knew that we always wanted to start something together, and we saw that there was an opportunity in the market for our vision of fashion jewelry," says Arianna. The friends joined professional forces in 2010 to create MILLIANNA.
Cristina Sabatini is a global entrepreneur best described in the likeness of her eponymous accessories collection: vibrant, elegant and bold. Her brand’s tagline “Timeless. Modern. Luxurious.” also speaks to the similarities between the line and its designer.
Cristina is an innovative artist who has devoted her life to discovering and perfecting her aesthetic as a result of her expanding worldview through her travels. Each of her collections is inspired by a city or art style she has encountered and tied together with a classical, geometric influence.
For more than a decade, KMO PARIS has been creating sensual, feminine, chic, and unique pieces that make each new collection a true work of art.
The brand is built from a true love affair. Love for each other, love for our artistic collaboration, love for our children who inspire us to be bold and playful in our designs, love for our employees many who have been with us since the beginning, love for the beautiful island we call home that constantly inspires us, love for design and love for the jewelry that we get to share with our customers as it becomes a part of their own lives. First meeting at a jewelry show in Paris in the early 2000s, there was an instant connection between the two artists. Partners in life and business, Caroline and Francois-Xavier Renou share the creative endeavor of bringing each and every piece to life. Complementing one another’s skills in a balanced and spontaneous creative process that pairs glamour, uptown refinement, downtown chic, attention to detail and the joy of individual expression.
Influenced by her father's artistic abilities and her mother's fantastic creativity, Alexandra Tukelturk has had a love for fashion and a very unique sense of style from a young age.
In 2006, Alexandra transitioned from leadership positions in corporate America to fully dedicating her talent and skills to her own business. Ever since, her designs have been deeply inspired by her husband's heritage, the Turkish Ottomans. Touched by the beauty and power of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, she recreates the magnificence of these jewels with her creative, modern touch. Combined with her Latin heritage and the incredible talent of Columbian goldsmiths, from which she learned the techniques she uses today, Alex creates stunning jewels set in sterling silver, oxidized, and vermeil to create elegant, unique effects.
Today, Roxelana is an imporant name in the jewelry industry, having 4-6 collections each year. Her jewels are a true and unique representation of her and her customers' style.
Ana Carolina Valencia
Ana Carolina Valencia is a creative contemporary jewelry brand handmade in Colombia by local artisans, using an ancestral jewelry technique called filigree. Using bronze wire, jewelry is shaped into delicate patterns which are then plated with 24k gold. The powerful filigree, inspired in Colombia's richness and women empowerment, is being admired around the world.
Founded in 2009 by designer Cenk Esertepe and his partner Mehmet Topbaş, JCM London focuses on extraordinary design shimmered with craftmanship techniques from their workshops in Istanbul.
Travelling is the huge part of his inspiration that ignite the design process. JCM believes in the power of big jewelry and good design, saying, "Jewelry is the most uplifting thing that a woman can own."
Red Carpet Rocks
The Red Carpet Rocks collection comes from artisans in India, handcrafted with the look and feel of fine jewelry seen on the red carpet. Every piece of jewelry has a timeless quality and is created with only the highest-quality metals and natural-carved semi-precious and precious stones. The jewelry you rent from Red Carpet Rocks is indistinguishable from new – and real!
It all started 37 years ago our founder Lisa Oswald was invited to all the cool parties of New York in the 80’s. She had nothing fancy to wear, so she made her own bold creations. It made her and her friends shine. Inspired by her heritage and love for family the brand was named after sorelle – sisters in Italian.
Her sparkle was contagious. Our family joined from the early start. And today, Lisa’s daughter, Lily, is our CEO. That makes us a second generation, female founded and female led, family brand.