JESSE is a Dutch women's jewelry brand founded by Luciënne Jesse. Since 1996 we have been designing handcrafted jewelry of the highest quality with our characteristic and unique signature. Our client is a refined collector with a distinct style and taste who is looking for jewelry with an uncommon and intrinsic value. Jewelry made in a traditional way and with a bold design. In everything we do, creativity, sustainability and quality predominate.
The passion for gemstones and jewelry flows through JESSE’s family heritage. Grandfather Bernhard Jesse (1896) started as a diamond cutter and founded the diamond factory Elion & Jesse, where Luciënne's father Albert Jesse (1936) also worked. After the Second World War, Albert started a diamond trade where Luciënne was an apprentice for a long time. Once in the business she discovered her love for gemstones that would go on to determine the course of her life. She received her graduate gemology degree at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York. And when Albert moved to Antwerp with his company, Luciënne started for herself in Amsterdam buying and selling jewelry. She quickly grew into becoming a designer of jewelry on behalf of jewelers throughout the country and within a short time the jewelry was sold at more than 60 stores. In 1998 Luciënne decided to go back to square one and start her own shop: JESSE Jewelry. This ensured that she could sell her own designs and therefore no longer had to conform to the taste of other jewelers. Thanks to a solid network and a good reputation that she had carefully built up, her store quickly gained numerous visitors from all over town and even abroad. Since the foundation of JESSE we have been able to receive and enrich many thousands of people with our unique jewelry and our group of loyal customers continues to grow every year.