Live From Baselworld 2015: Get to Know Christina Debs

Pictures of jewelry in magazines fueled a young Christina Debs’ dream to design jewelry, now a reality thanks to investor Mounir Moufarrige. Themes in her 18k gold work nod to her Lebanese heritage in the form of Phoenician princesses, as well as nature and even tattoos. Her signature is a line of diamonds outlining companion stones, many of which are rose cuts, and all pieces are made in Lebanon and Italy. Debs’ tutelage took place at Lebanese jewelry workshops, three different jewelry schools—including the L’Ecole Boulle in Paris, where she spent six years living—and through the GIA. She’s also had her own retail shop in Beirut for five years, now wholesaling for the first time. Meet Debs in Hall 1.1 booth A10.

Jewelry designer Christina Debs

Jewelry designer Christina Debs

Starting retail price: $500 in 18k gold

Accounts: Two in the U.S., including Roseark, and 10 abroad

Trade fairs: Tranoi in Paris, JCK LUXURY, and Baselworld

Retailer buy-in: $10,000 or about 35 SKUs

Contact: Christina Debs at LUXE Intelligence, NYC; 212-398-9700; christinadebs.com

Sunshine ring in gold with diamonds by Christina Debs

Sunshine ring in 18k rose gold with 0.44 ct. t.w. brown diamonds, $1,400

Butterfly necklace in gold with diamonds by Christina Debs

Wonderland Butterfly pendant in 18k rose gold with amethyst and 0.11 ct. t.w. black diamond, $1,500

Candypop earrings in gold wtih pearls and diamonds by Christina Debs

Candy Pop earrings in 18k rose gold with freshwater pearls and 1.01 cts. t.w. brown diamonds, $6,600

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