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.

Julian Blanchard

Shop Manager, Jewelry Designer, and CAD/CAM Specialist

Julian is our CAD/CAM specialist and shop manager! With more than 5 years of experience under his belt, he creates all of our 3D renders for your custom designs. Even though he seems a bit quiet, Julian keeps the team laughing. He loves learning about history, different cultures, philosophies, and mythologies keeping him centered in his work and in his life. When not at work, Julian can be found hitting the gym, petting his two adorable cats, or planning his next trip with his lovely wife!

Brent LeBlanc

Jeweler

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.

Matt bennett

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 Hayes

Office Manager

Tess is our office manager and keeps us all taken care of by making sure we are organized and running smoothly. Tess is a constant source of positivity and inspiration for the whole Dianna Rae Jewelry Family! Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her beautiful family. She is around to help anytime you need her, and never without a smile. Tess is a great team member, mother, and friend to have around!

Yvette Ferrari

Brand Ambassador

Yvette Ferrari is a passionate team member with love for connecting with people and business. She's outgoing and always ready to go up to bat! Yvette spends her time at Dianna Rae working directly with customer's to ensure they get exactly what they want and is very hands on in our efforts to engage in our community through events and philanthropy.

Mandy Mcgee

Jewelry Designer/Photographer

Mandy is our in-house photographer and one of our jewelry designers. You might catch a glimpse of her while she's behind the scenes snapping photos for the website or working on graphics. She graduated with a Degree in Graphic Design, is an avid thrifter, and DIY project extraordinaire. Outside of Dianna Rae, you might see her playing music, starting a new project, or illustrating!

Ronni High

Jewelry Sales & Design

Daughter of Mrs. Dianna Rae, Ronni is a true force! Her outgoing personality is never lost. She's a friend to everyone and has a true knack for business and sales. She makes she everyone is thoroughly listened to and cared for, and most importantly, has fun during their time at Dianna Rae. Her talents extend to everything she does, which includes directing CYT performances, organizing events, and singing and dancing with the best of them!