"Every piece of jewelry a woman wears should be unique, a bit of artistry, and an expression of her beauty. That's why I design jewelry."
Each hand-knotted, signature Lori Barros Design necklace becomes a distinctive item in a woman's repertoire. "My long, knotted necklaces are the essence of my creations. From there, I build the unique piece I envision a woman wearing. It's always about the layers, the textures, the colors and the style." Envision pearls, diamonds, sapphires, aquamarines, turquoise and topaz, intwined in settings of sterling silver, 14 and 20 carat gold, hand-knotted into long necklaces that may be creatively worn in a variety of ways, and you have a Lori Barros Design creation, as distinctive as the woman who wears it.
Lori Barros discovered her passion for gemstones and fine jewelry at a young age: through observing her grandmother's traditional style of wearing diamonds and pearls, and her mother's love of colorful gemstones worked into long, beaded necklaces. Extensive overseas travel often found the three generations of women shopping local markets and art colonies for jewelry, heirloom treasures and gemstones. In this way, Lori developed her eye for electric styles, colors, beauty and traditions.
While never wandering far from her dream of becoming a jewelry designer, Lori pursued an Accounting degree from the University of Florida and enjoyed a successful care as a public accountant. Eventually her strong financial training led her to become the CEO of a fashion-based company. Always mindful of her love of colors, gems, diamonds and pearls, in 2017, Lori founded her jewelry design company, Lori Barros Designs, where, she says, "Tradition and bold colorful gems come together to form magnificent pieces."
Lori adds pendants to her pieces, as well as earrings and bracelets to round out her collection, and create stylish ensembles for her clients. Her jewelry may be found in resorts and stores throughout the country. A South Florida native, she is fond of tropical colors and designs, and she has blended her grandmother's Old World style with her mother's penchant for unique gems, into a style uniquely Lori Barros Designs.
The Lori Barros collection is available in-store only.