Why I became a jewelry designer

Before I started Helene Lucille & Co. in 2008, I had spent much of my career as the head buyer, merchandiser and VP of a well known fine jewelry company.  While this job afforded me the luxury of traveling the globe in search of beautiful jewels, meeting top jewelry designers, and negotiating big deals, I felt there was something missing.    

I suddenly had the urge to create something.  I never really saw myself as particularly creative.  I had forgotten that when I was young, I would sit for hours sketching free-form shapes and patterns, and coloring them.  A little advice for anyone feeling stuck: take the time to connect with your creative side!  I did just that, and it changed everything for me.  I started seeing the world in color and shapes, gaining creative inspiration from the everyday beauty around me. Soon I had created my first jewelry collection of feminine, statement-making earrings. When a friend and colleague called saying she dreamt about a pair of MY earrings, and just had to have them, I was thrilled!  I finally found what was missing.  Creating a piece of jewelry that will be lovingly worn, or given as a gift to a loved one who will cherish it, truly connects the dots for me  

The scariest part of creating something is putting it out there in the world.  The absolute BEST part is when people connect with what you do! 

With 💗 

Helene Lucille 

This always stylish, pink loving, jewelry lover, never leaves home without a great pair of earrings!  Kelley's yellow gold citrine briolette danglers were some of my very first designs.  I guess you can say she was an early adopter! 

This always stylish, pink loving, jewelry lover, never leaves home without a great pair of earrings!  Kelley's yellow gold citrine briolette danglers were some of my very first designs.  I guess you can say she was an early adopter! 

A fun design day starts in the HL showroom, just me, playing with my gems while sipping tea and listening to my current playlist.  I love the natural light I get from my bay of windows, perfect for gem matching and sorting. 

A fun design day starts in the HL showroom, just me, playing with my gems while sipping tea and listening to my current playlist.  I love the natural light I get from my bay of windows, perfect for gem matching and sorting. 

Samantha can't get enough of these rose gold + morganite drops.  She has a pretty impressive jewelry collection for such a young woman!

Samantha can't get enough of these rose gold + morganite drops.  She has a pretty impressive jewelry collection for such a young woman!

Combining and contrasting colors in unexpected ways really excites me.  I love using different tones of the same hue, or just mixing seemingly random colors together.  It just needs to feel right, no rules! 

Combining and contrasting colors in unexpected ways really excites me.  I love using different tones of the same hue, or just mixing seemingly random colors together.  It just needs to feel right, no rules! 

Nothing is cooler then your 17 year old fashionista niece actually wanting a pair of HL earrings!  

Nothing is cooler then your 17 year old fashionista niece actually wanting a pair of HL earrings!  

I love working with briolette cut gems.  I have these pear shaped beauties cut and matched to my specification in Idar Oberstein, Germany.   Faceted on both sides, allowing for minimal metal and lots of sparkle!  (Prasolite + Coral with diamonds in yellow gold.)

I love working with briolette cut gems.  I have these pear shaped beauties cut and matched to my specification in Idar Oberstein, Germany.   Faceted on both sides, allowing for minimal metal and lots of sparkle!  (Prasolite + Coral with diamonds in yellow gold.)

If you couldn't tell from my HL signature boxes, or if you've visited my showroom, you know I adore pink!  Pink is a happy color; it's naturally feminine and the soft romantic tones of rose quartz make it the perfect LOVE STONE.  Learn more about the healing power of gems A World of Gems

If you couldn't tell from my HL signature boxes, or if you've visited my showroom, you know I adore pink!  Pink is a happy color; it's naturally feminine and the soft romantic tones of rose quartz make it the perfect LOVE STONE.  Learn more about the healing power of gems A World of Gems

To see more of my jewelry collection click here.  For inquiries, or a private design consultation, email helene@helenelucille.com