You Can Shop the ‘EDDI’ Designers at Marissa Collections
Six designers from the Natural Diamond Council and Lorraine Schwartz’s Emerging Designer Diamond Initiative have debuted their collections.
From the Natural Diamond Council and Lorraine Schwartz, EDDI provides $20,000 in diamond credit, as well as mentorship and retail opportunities, to brands helmed by designers who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC).
The program has worked with two designer cohorts so far, each comprising six designers, and recently announced the brands selected for its third.
Now, the second group is showing the fruits of its labor in the EDDI program, debuting its diamond designs on Feb. 6 at Marissa Collections.
The retailer with stores in Naples and Palm Beach, Florida is a fine jewelry mecca, stocking well over 100 designers including Sylva & Cie, Sevan Bicakci, Bayco, Melissa Kaye, Shay Jewelry, and Moritz Glik.
Now, EDDI’s Casey Perez Jewelry, Gaudy Atelier, Heart the Stones, McKenzie Liataud Jewelry, Ruben Manuel Designs, and Sabre Jewelry find themselves in world-class company.
Marissa Collections Jewelry Buyer Jennifer McCurry noted the partnerships between the emerging brands, Natural Diamond Council, and Lorraine Schwartz “provide opportunities and remove barriers entering the fine jewelry industry.”
She said, “We are proud to support these talented, emerging BIPOC jewelry designers and look forward to sharing their stories and collections with our clients.”
About 60 pieces from the six designers, retailing from $1,995 to $163,900, are available now on MarissaCollections.com.
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