Houston-based designer Katie Scott is transferring design skills from her 12-year-old interior design business to fine jewelry. Scott debuted Katie Scott Fine Jewelry in 2013 to unite personal style with spirituality, featuring motifs such as thorns, starbursts, eagles’ wings (“Eagles soar above difficult circumstances,” Scott explained at a press preview last week), and crosses, among others. Some jewels feature a black nickel finish that has been e-coated, and all are made in the U.S. in silver, 22k gold vermeil with a 100-mil gold finish, or 14k gold. Stylist crossover from interiors to jewelry includes a sense of peace and calm and contrasting light and dark colors, oftentimes in black and gold in a nod to her hometown team the New Orleans Saints.
Starting retail price: $125
Accounts: 30 in the U.S., including some Neiman Marcus stores
Trade fairs: Scott is trying to secure at booth at Couture 2016
Retailer buy-in: $5,000
Contact: Katie Scott, Houston, 713-533-1414; katiebydesign.com
Starburst charm necklace in 22k gold vermeil with 0.72 ct. moonstone and white sapphires, $976
Rosary bar ring in 14k gold with 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,387
Black alligator-leather cuff with 14k gold Burning Heart motif and 1.42 cts. t.w. diamonds, $4,370
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