“I WANTED TO MAKE JEWELLERY WITH A SOUL – BEAUTIFUL, DISCRETE HEIRLOOMS DESIGNED NEVER TO BE TAKEN OFF, THAT WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY BENEFIT THE PLANET.” - RAPHAELLA RICCIARDI
Fine jewelry house RICCIARDI was founded in 2019 by designer, gemmologist and former lawyer Raphaella Ricciardi. Its minimalist, modern gold jewels are designed to be layered, and look as good by the pool as they do at a candle-lit dinner.
Raphaella is half Lebanese and half Italian and was born and raised in London. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to practice corporate law in New York, but continued sketching on the side. After five years working in law, Raphaella gave into her creativity and passion for design and left to begin building RICCIARDI.
RICCIARDI is first and foremost a philanthropic and socially conscious endeavour. Raphaella’s goal was to create a line of jewelry women would not hesitate to buy for themselves- that would simultaneously benefit the planet. All RICCIARDI jewellery is handmade in Lebanon by highly skilled craftspeople that Raphaella knows personally and trusts. The diamonds are conflict free and the packaging is made from eco-friendly materials. Most importantly, RICCIARDI donates a percentage of all profits to Oceana, an acclaimed NGO dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans.
We care about the planet and the people it in- both now and for years to come. In appreciation of the beauty of the natural world that inspires much of Ricciardi jewelry — and in recognition of the place we occupy in this ecosystem — Ricciardi donates a percentage of all profits to apolitical environmental causes across the globe. We contribute to Oceana™ for their initiatives dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. For more information about these organizations please visit www.oceana.org