Brazilian jeweler Irene Lummertz has bijoux in her blood. Lummertz’s fascination for rare stones stems from accompanying her gemologist father to Paraiba’s colorful mines. In 2005, she traded Washington, D.C.’s West End for the tropical splendor of Palm Beach and began selling her eponymous jewelry collection at luxurious boutiques like Mary Mahoney. She opened her first storefront off of Worth Avenue three years later, and moved to the island’s swanky Esplanade mall last December. Today, she travels to Brazil often to source raw gems like amethyst and tourmaline and to visit with the artisans who turn her bespoke creations into 18-karat gold-set masterpieces. When she’s not traveling, Lummertz enjoys spending time with her husband and son at their homes in Palm Beach and Washington, D.C.
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CURRENT FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNER Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
MOST RECENT COVETED PURCHASE A pair of metallic mesh Chanel sneakers
FAVORITE ITEM FROM HER LINE My three-stone rings. All of my stones are organic and unheated, which maintains the true color as it’s found in nature.
FAVORITE PALM BEACH RESTAURANT Imoto
CRAVABLE PALM BEACH BITE Mushroom pizza at Buccan
SIGNATURE DRINK Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Champagne
FAVORITE CITY TO VISIT Paris. I am lucky to go there twice a year for work during the fashion shows.
BINGE WATCHES Suits. I wish I could find an assistant like Donna.
SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION Instagram. It’s a great tool to keep up with everything that’s in the now.
MUST-HAVE GADGET MoPower portable cell phone charger
MUST-HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCT Serge Lutens Beauté une bonne correction concealer palette
FAVORITE MUSICIAN Frank Sinatra
WORTH THE SPLURGE A trip to Shibui Palm Beach. I always look my best when I walk out.
DREAM JOB Full-time volunteer at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital
STRESS RELIEVER A hot bath
GUILTY PLEASURE Cryotherapy
HOW TO SPEND A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON Decompressing at The Breakers. There is nothing better than a chaise lounge by the quiet pool.
PALM BEACH OBSESSION The opulence of the palm trees on Royal Palm Way
WISH LIST A trip to Morocco
FAVORITE ESCAPE Trancoso, a small beach town in Bahia, Brazil. Anderson Cooper recently purchased a house there.
MOST PRECIOUS MEMORY The birth of my son
ALWAYS WEARS My signature 17mm citrine stud earrings in 18-karat gold
IN HER CARRY-ON Hermès cashmere scarf
BUCKET LIST Open a store in New York City
GO-TO HOSTESS GIFT My signature candle and room spray with notes of bergamot, patchouli, and musk