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Irene Lummertz

Founder & Creative Director

 

Irene Lummertz specializes in colored gemstone jewelry, all encased in 18K gold settings. Her love of natural gemstones was inherited from her father, a gemologist in Brazil; from her mother, Irene inherited a knowledge and appreciation of fine art, design and fashion; and from her homeland of Brazil, she was blessed with an unparalleled source of raw materials – natural Citrine, Aquamarine, Topaz and more, that only Brazil can offer.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Humanities, Irene traveled through Europe working at the major fashion centers of Milan and Paris. The beauty and fascination of Brazilian stones drew her back to Brazil where she specializes in jewelry design and seeing her original designs through to creation by employing some of the finest gemologists in Brazil. Now living in Palm Beach and Washington, D.C., Irene develops dazzling jewelry using unique combinations of gemstones in varying shapes and colors.

As imaginative and unforgettable as the pieces worn in 1940’s Hollywood, Irene Lummertz’s creations evoke a timeless style – a testimony to her contemporary fashion sense and good taste.

 

 
 

Creative Process

 

Attentive to every detail, Irene personally chooses the metals and precious and semi-precious stones to create her handmade pieces. Citrines, Aquamarines, Amethysts and Blue Topaz raw stones are extracted from the richest veins and polished by artisans working in small ateliers in northeastern Brazil. Each piece is unique in design, but similar in their beauty and elegance.

Her original ‘Three-Stone Ring’ design anchors the Collections. It is comprised of large baguettes of different stones cut in emerald and brilliant shapes. Various stones in different shapes and sizes make up her necklaces, giving continuity to this trademark design. Pendant earrings with interchangeable combinations of stones can be worn intact with a ‘Chandelier’ effect. Some stones can be detached for a simpler, more casual look. Large bracelets with enormous stones side-by-side round out the current collection.

Irene’s line is always growing and evolving as new exciting discoveries are made at the mines that supply her gemstones. She travels to these mines and workshops in Brazil frequently to maintain her strong connection to her home country and her family. With this rich heritage in art and precious Brazilian Gems, she now shares this with the world from her Worth Avenue location.

 
Our craftsman preparing the 18K gold casting for the gemstones. 

Our craftsman preparing the 18K gold casting for the gemstones.