- $63 for $150 towards a custom jewelry-design experience and piece with designer Dyanne Belle
As guests sip complimentary champagne, designer Dyanne Belle helps them transform outdated, antique and/or heirloom jewelry into modern, wearable pieces.
A Chat with Dyanne Belle at Mia Gemma
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
- Our products: Mia Gemma offers the most creative fine artisan jewelry in the country right here in Washington, DC. There are more than 30 artists represented who work in high carat gold, silver, palladium, with and without precious and semi-precious gemstones.
- Our events: Mia Gemma holds fun, creative, educational events frequently throughout the year.
- Our Custom Design Services: The range of design options we offer through our stable of artists gives us a particular edge in creating custom pieces for the most discerning client.
- Our Custom Wedding Services - Our unparalleled engagement and wedding service allows you to bring us your own diamond, or gemstone that we then use to create a one-of-a-kind ring we design for you and your significant other. We can also source the diamond or gemstone for you depending on your preference.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
That is a tough question because I only choose artists whose work I love and who are working with high quality materials. Each artist has a different design aesthetic, I own pieces from so many of them. I love the work of Dyanne Belle because it is sophisticated and a bit edgy but also so beautiful.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Women were my inspiration. I wanted women to think of Mia Gemma as their special place where they could discover their unique style, and let their personalities shine through with the jewelry they wear. I chose the name "Mia Gemma", which means my gem in Italian, because I wanted women to think of this as their special gem. My family is Italian, which also added meaning, and the design of the gallery is very old world, warm and welcoming, yet sophisticated.