Erica Courtney has built one of the most recognized and successful fine jewelry brands in the industry, fueled by her innate entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary artistic talent. Although she has always felt a natural attraction to beauty and luxury, Courtney would have never guessed she would end up the tastemaker and trendsetter in the jewelry business she is today. Erica began designing in 1984 with out realizing it while living in Dallas. By embellishing sunglasses and watches with Swarovski crystals and creating casual costume jewelry that she loved to wear, the first Erica Courtney collection was born. After being stopped on the street countless times by fans asking where they could buy Courtney’s unintentional designer pieces, she started producing a line for the public to adore. In 1989 Erica followed her heart to Los Angeles, where her inspiration blossomed and her designs focused on sterling silver jewelry with engraved love notes. Again, with out realizing what she had done, Erica successfully launched the first designer sterling brand that her clients could not get enough of! Over time, the Erica Courtney collection evolved into fine gold and platinum gemstone jewelry, ultimately inspired by the history and glamour of Hollywood. Through the evolution of the brand, one thing never changed, Erica designs from her heart, and strives to “create jewelry that is treasured and remembered.”
Erica Courtney tirelessly travels the world to source the most precious, most coveted, most unique gemstones to set in 18k gold and platinum using countless pave diamonds. Every single gem and rare ahitian pearl is handpicked by Erica- she lets the stones and pearls “speak” to her thus working only with materials that inspire her. Courtney takes great pride in sketching every single design personally, as a one-woman design staff-dynamo, as well as having all of her creations produced locally, in Los Angeles, by a 2nd generation master artisan. Erica’s intense love affair with master craftsmanship is embodied in each and every exquisite piece in her award-winning collection.
Inspired by her son’s engagement, Erica Courtney launched the Gorgeous and Engaged® bridal collection. The line consists of exquisite engagement rings and custom wedding bands in 18k gold and platinum, with many of the designs featuring the couple’s initials engraved or paved into the setting. The Gorgeous and Engaged® collection also includes hand-crafted sterling flatware and giftware, intricately embellished with 18k gold and diamond charms and initials. Reflecting Erica’s signature style, the flatware is custom-made to her clients’ specifications and is a unique and stylish wedding or anniversary gift.
Always a favorite on the red carpet and in the media, Erica Courtney jewelry has devoted celebrity fans such as Madonna, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Queen Latifah, Hayden Panettiere, Jane Lynch, Lisa Edelstein, and Johnny Depp. The collection has appeared in numerous films and television series. Erica Courtney jewelry consistently generates fabulous press and has been featured on covers and in the pages of top fashion publications such as Vogue, In Style, People, Marie Claire, and The New York Times, and many more. In addition to Erica Courtney’s Los Angeles Flagship boutique on Beverly Blvd, the collection can also be found at the finest jewelry stores nationwide and soon international markets as well. Courtney’s clientele is as unique as her spectacular collection, romantic, edgy, feminine and strong. Collectors from age fifteen to ninety-five treasure her versatile jewelry that looks best paired with anything from a favorite pair of jeans to a glamorous evening gown. Erica Courtney jewelry can make anyone feel like royalty, and undeniably DROP DEAD GORGEOUS®.