Katy Briscoe began her career working part-time for a Fort Worth mom-and-pop shop while studying at Texas Christian University. She went on to work for such renowned jewelers as Fred Joaillier of Paris and David Webb of New York before establishing her own line, Katy Briscoe. Her designs - every piece is hand-made by highly-skilled craftsmen and each stone is carefully hand chosen by the designer - have quickly made her a Houston favorite.
Lauren Craft has established a strong presence in the industry and shows no signs of slowing down. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Craft studied at The Gemological Institute of America. She launched her own collection, instantly swooning local buyers and distinctive women with her diamond encrusted swag. The Lauren Craft Collection is an expanding collection of ready to wear pieces, cleverly bejeweled skulls, champagne pave diamond bangles, plus more unconventional pairings.
It caused quite a stir when First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted wearing diamond cuffs created by none other than Texas A&M alum, Katie Decker. With a fresh and youthful eye, Decker melds diamonds, semi-precious stones and pearls available in 18k yellow, white and rose gold.
Deville Fine Jewelry was founded by Elizabeth Glanville, who has more than 20 years of experience in the luxury goods industry including stints with Cartier and Bulgari. Deville’s inventory includes 18K gold and platinum designs set with precious stones or semiprecious stones. Originally from Chicago, Glanville graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and has an MBA from The University of Houston.
Past Era is famous for its collection of exquisite pieces from the 17th through 20th centuries, many of which are discovered in Europe by the owner, Marion Glober. Glober looks for high-quality pieces of remarkable beauty, value and authenticity. Unique pieces have included a rare early Maison Vever cameo and an Carlo Giuliano enamel and pearl necklace. Glober founded Past Era in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1973; after 20 years, she relocated to Houston, Texas, where Past Era has continued to attract customers worldwide.
Houston native Marnie Greenwood began designing jewelry for fun in 2001. Today, Greenwood’s brand has expanded to include python handbags, rain gear for women and girls and infant crib bedding. Celebrity fans of Greenwood's line include Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore.
Houston designer Jessica Meyer takes bullet casings and transforms them into symbols of strength and personal conviction. Meyer's unique handcrafted jewelry has caught on with the celebrity crowd - Miranda Lambert wore a Bullet Girl necklace when she performed at the Country Music Association Awards and Kim Kardashian has been spotted wearing a Bullet Girl bracelet.