Women on Top: Erica Courtney – LA Jewelry Designer (2007)
Erica Courtney's award-winning jewelry designs are worn by A-List celebrities everywhere, from the red carpet, MTV awards and movie premiers, to private events, magazines, film and television. Known for her visionary use of diamonds, pearls and precious stones, she is at the top of the jewelry industry and on the cutting edge of trends.
Erica spent an idyllic and extravagant childhood in Lafayette, Louisiana, born to a successful artist father and a homemaker mother. At nineteen, against her parents’ wishes she married, a man from the wrong side of the tracks. They had a child a year later. Believe it or not, after a bitter divorce, life as a fugitive and a 2-year incarceration, this bumpy road led to the career of a lifetime.