I have been joyfully immersed in the world of gems and jewelry for over 24 years. I have traveled the globe comparing and contrasting extraordinary gems, handcrafted jewelry and designs that have earned the label of classic. I love working with clients to mark their most cherish moments with a piece of jewelry that lights up a loved one’s face. Creating beautiful jewelry to signify life's most important occasions is really at the heart of what I do and what I love.
My father, a passionate antique dealer, introduced me to estate and antique jewelry at a very young age. I loved going to work with him at his antique store on weekends, adorning myself with rings on every finger! He taught me how to spot “the good stuff” and that was it, jewels were now in my blood.
After college and a few years managing a family run jewelry shop, I enrolled in the Gemological Institute of America in California, earning a Graduate Gemologist Certificate. I then returned to my hometown of Chicago and spent the next 14-years with the city’s premier jeweler, C.D. Peacock, ultimately as the Vice President of Merchandising. Having access to the world’s most coveted jewelry designers developed my eye for impeccable quality and design.
Helene Lucille is born
In 2009, on a milestone birthday, I decided it was time to take a leap and start my own business, dedicated to making it easier and more pleasurable to find extraordinary jewelry in a sea of choices. My talent for creating beautiful jewelry is based both on my vast experience and my ability to listen carefully. Weddings, anniversaries, births and graduations may be universal occasions, but every client has a unique personality, always reflected in how they adorn themselves.
In 2012, I opened my Parisian inspired showroom to expand my business, and offer my clients a private, highly personalized and luxurious experience.
Working with the best jewelers and craftsman here in my hometown of Chicago is something I am passionate about. I am proud to offer Made in America, handcrafted works.