Diane Cotton is a third generation Southern Californian who was born and married into generations of merchants. While working for Ralph Lauren for twelve years selling his accessories, she became schooled in the "everything has a story to tell" design philosophy. This fueled her passion for vintage jewelry and vintage jewelry components. Equally as important to her design process is the world of semi-precious gemstones. A "rock hound" since childhood, she is intrigued by the beauty that is found from the depths of the earth.
Approaching her collection as an accessories line, Diane obsessively researches the colors and vibe of her favorite designers before each season, making sure that each piece will relate back to the current clothing trends. This results in a unique collection that interprets the legacy of times gone by with a relevance to today's fashion. Diane and her husband Charlie live in Newport Beach, California.