Esmeralda Lambert

EsmeraldaLambert1Esmeralda Lambert offers statement hand-woven jewelry inspired with Latin and Caribbean influences. Elegant designs, handcrafted in collaboration with entrepreneurial artisan women in the Dominican Republic. The Esmeralda Signature style consists of lightweight intricate bead weaving techniques using fine crystals (Swarovski, Czech), natural stones, cultivated pearls, beads, and sterling silver and gold plated findings.

The Startup Story (an ongoing exciting journey…)

Founders Esmeralda Rodriguez and Matthew Lambert met at a Babson College MBA program in 2010, got married in 2012 and formed the handmade artisan jewelry startup in early 2013.

While living in the United States, Esmeralda could not find the kind of jewelry she liked to wear and decided to start her own business bringing fashion styles from her home country the Dominican Republic (“D.R.”).

What started as a night and weekend project assembling a small team of woman artisans in the D.R. to collaborate on designs and earring samples has led to arts and crafts markets, fashion shows, an ecommerce website, wholesale to local boutiques, holiday retail kiosk, and product expansions into necklaces, bracelets, and custom bridal jewelry.

As the business grows, Esmeralda is able to empower more entrepreneurial women artisans in her home country and create more opportunities to support their livelihoods.

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