After graduating from Trinity College, Louise worked as an intern during show season with Alexis Bittar in New York. Watching a world-renowned designer present his collection to the best buyers in the business was her tipping point and New York became home for much of her early twenties.
Working for leading design houses that created fine jewellery for every calibre of client from Bloomingdales to Helzberg Diamonds, gave Louise fresh insights. Observing the experimental style of Parisian women who pair silk scarves with black diamonds and attending Paris Fashion Week over the years were other sources of inspiration.
Jewellery was personal and every piece reflected an idea or style that started from a sketch. Every stunning collection of iconic fine jewellery she encountered made her appreciate the emotional value attached to what we wear.
Louise returned to Ireland opening Loulerie in 2007 to bring her style influences to a new audience. Never one to compromise on quality, she takes pride in every element of her fine jewellery. Only the best gold is selected and all diamonds are hand sorted and sourced from De Beers Sightholders to ensure their ethical origins.
Louise’s passion for high quality, refined collections with a sense of individuality is evident in her own Loulerie line of elegant grey sapphire, gold, black and white diamond jewellery.