Jorge Adeler, founder of Adeler Jewelers in Great Falls, Va., has been a favorite of fine jewelry fans in the greater Washington, D.C., area for decades.
known for creating elegant, often unusual pieces that showcase fantastic and colorful gemstones that he
sources from all over the world.
And now the Argentinean-born retailer hopes to expand his
presence beyond the Beltway.
At the Couture show later this month, Adeler
will show the Jorge Adeler Collection-which he
launched in 2013 but has recently expanded into a 120-piece line divided into six distinct collections that's available for wholesale.
See the entire collection here.
: I wanted to set up the business for future generations, and keep my family business alive.
By allowing my brand to start wholesaling, I can now make it available to those around the world and not just in Washington, D.C.
And give my grandchildren the opportunity to travel the world, and continue to grow the brand.
: How would you describe your design aesthetics?
: I've traveled all around the world to source gemstones, diamonds, and pearls to make one-of-a-kind creations that elevate the conventional gem to an inspiring piece of jewelry.
: Through my 30-plus years of travel, I have been able to source gems from the emerald mines of Colombia, diamonds from Israel, and pearls from the Philippines.
: It's rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets using exotic pearls, black gems, opals, diamonds, treasured coins [and more].
: Where did you get your start as a designer?
Adeler: I was born and raised in Argentina, where I developed a deep love and appreciation for gemstones through my exposure visiting the rich Brazilian mines and Colombian jungles of my two neighboring countries.
18k yellow gold ring featuring an authentic Taras coin by Jorge Adeler
: You've been creating custom designs for years-how did working as a custom designer prepare you for creating your own collection?
: Having worked for three decades with consumers, I have a second sense of what they like.