Countess LuAnn de Lesseps' Jewelry Line Is Happening: Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek!

She already has a clothing line. Now, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is bringing her brand to the accessories market. The Real Housewives of New York star is getting ready to debut her new jewelry collection, The Countess Collection of Jewelry, which is inspired by her well-traveled life. Below, she tells PEOPLE all about it.

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps jewelry collection

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps

What’s your favorite piece in the collection?
“One of my most favorite pieces is from the St. Tropez Collection, and it’s the statement necklace with feathers. It’s elegant, yet young and hip and it works with most of the pieces from my apparel collection.”

How involved were you in the design process?
“I’m very involved in the complete process of the creation of the designs from the concept to the look to the final execution. We worked on numerous pieces over and over until I knew that they were perfect and ready to become part of the collection.”

Where did you draw inspiration from?
“My inspiration comes from my love of jewelry and from many of my own signature statement pieces that I have worn for years and love to wear. Also, I bring in inspiration from all of my travels around the world and the fun pieces I have found while traveling. The different collections are named for the places and motifs that I love — The Hamptons, St. Tropez, Gotham and Western Chic.”

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps jewelry collection

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps

What’s the oldest thing in your jewelry box?
“It is a fabulous blue cabochon star sapphire ring that my ex-husband bought for me designed by Andrew Grima who was the jeweler to the Queen of England.”

Which piece of jewelry holds the most sentimental value to you?
“My wedding ring which I designed and was also made by Andrew Grima.”

Have you showed any of your fellow housewives this collection?
“Yes I have and the ladies loved it. Dorinda especially loves the St. Tropez Collection.”

Who is the ideal customer of this collection?
The idea customer is a woman who loves statement pieces-an active woman who uses accessories and jewelry to go from day to evening. Just like my Countess Collection Apparel Line, it’s affordable luxury so everyone can look and feel fabulous and can enjoy for years. And everything is priced under $60 and is quality made in the U.S. which I’m very proud of.

The Countess Collection of Jewelry will launch on October 15th with de Lesseps appearing on Evine Live and will be featured on

RELATED VIDEO: The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Heather Thomson on Bethenny Frankel: ‘She’s Got High Class Problems’

–Brittany Talarico

Related Articles