MEET THE TEAM
“Our passion is helping you create and enjoy jewelry that is unique, personal, and always remarkable.”
DIANNA RAE HIGH
Owner, Jewelry Designer, Diamond & Gem Specialist
Dianna Rae High has been a jewelry designer and diamond and gem specialist for over 25 years. In 2014 she opened up Dianna Rae Jewelry in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she brings her true passion for helping others realize their personal jewelry dreams. Dianna Rae Jewelry specializes in custom design, original collections, and distinctive, remarkable jewelry. Customers can expect a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to discover, and design beautiful pieces. With expert jewelry designers, craftsmen and high-tech software and equipment, Dianna Rae Jewelry offers an innovative approach you won’t find anywhere else.
Dianna Rae is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, where she obtained the Applied Jewelry Professional™ Credential and earned degrees in the areas of Colored Stones, Diamonds, and Pearls. She is a Registered Jeweler® of the American Gem Society and serves on the board for Jewelers of Louisiana. Dianna Rae has led her team to much success, as Dianna Rae Jewelry has been honored with prestigious awards, including two Jewelers of America CASE awards; numerous Jewelers of Louisiana Design awards (one of which was the Best of Show Award at the 2018 Jewelers of Louisiana Convention); Runner-up for Luxury Retailer of the Year by JCK; and INSTORE Magazine’s distinction as one of America’s Coolest Stores.
Dianna enjoys traveling and camping with Jeff, her husband of 34 years, and her two daughters. She enjoys giving back to the community that so warmly welcomed her by volunteering at Christian Youth Theater and St. Bernadette Clinic for the Homeless.
Shop Manager, Jewelry Designer, and CAD/CAM Specialist
Julian is our CAD/CAM specialist and shop manager! With 5 years of experience under his belt he creates all of our 3D renders for your custom designs. Julian loves learning about history, different cultures, philosophies, and mythologies keeping him centered in his work and in his life.
Brent is a master craftsman and stone-setter with nearly 30 years of experience on the bench. Strenuous training for triathlon and Ironman competitions provide Brent with a fierce focus and discipline that is apparent in his work.
Jewelry Design Specialist
Matt has been in the jewelry industry for 19 years and has worked in many areas within the business including designing, manufacturing, and jewelry technology development. His love of travel and training in architecture, design, and business all serve as great inspiration for his designs.
Tess is our office manager and all around office mom. She keeps the whole team organized, and running smoothly. Tess is a constant source of positivity and inspiration for the whole Dianna Rae Jewelry Family.
Mandy is our in-house photographer and one of our jewelry designers. She graduated with a Degree in Graphic Design and is currently in school for UX/UI design. Mandy is an avid thrifter, artist, and DIY extraordinaire. Her favorite part of jewelry design is getting to mesh all of her talents and passions together to create one of a kind pieces.
Hannah is another one of our jewelry designers. She graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and loves everything to do with product design. Hannah draws design inspiration from ancient architecture, mid century design, and from spending time with her plants.