Get to Know Ann King Lagos and Toni Renée Leslie of Realm Jewelry

Realm co-designers Ann King Lagos and Toni Renée Leslie aim to offer “thoughtfully created accessories that fuse the lines of trend-conscious fashion jewelry with intricately designed fine jewelry,” the duo tell JCK. Their signature is a stylized version of a heraldic crest that can be seen in various forms throughout the collection, which is made in Thailand. The firm’s ethos of Reign Thoughtfully speaks to the business and partnership—Lagos, a longtime jewelry designer both for ex’s Lagos brand and QVC, and Leslie with 25 years of graphic design, interior design, and styling savvy—as well as to all the “empress” consumers who wear the pieces. The pair set up their new venture in Philadelphia, where Lagos received the 2013 Visionary Woman Award from Moore College of Art. More kudos: Lagos was nominated for the 2014 FGI Rising Star Award in Fine Jewelry.

Ann King Lagos and Toni Renée Leslie

Ann King Lagos & Toni Renée Leslie

Starting retail price: $120 in vermeil and $600 in 18k gold

Accounts: Two, including Bella Turka in Philadelphia

Trade fairs: None to date

Retailer buy-in: About $7,500

Contact: Philadelphia, 215-852-0798; explorerealm.com

Sceptre CZ Pavé Cuff bracelets in 18k gold vermeil, $525 apiece from Realm

Sceptre CZ Pavé Cuff bracelets in 18k gold vermeil, $525 apiece

Empress Insignia Luxe ring in 18k gold vermeil, $550, from Realm

Empress Insignia Luxe ring in 18k gold vermeil, $550

Empress Empire CZ Pavé Stiletto pendant necklace, $725, from Realm

Empress Empire CZ Pavé Stiletto pendant necklace, $725

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