Combining Istanbul’s Middle-Eastern influence with modern aesthetics of New York, Meri Lou Jewelry is handcrafting elegant heirlooms using 14K ecological gold and bringing earth as an ornament of inspiration.
Meri Lou Jewelry is an elegant, earth-oriented, fine jewelry brand created by New York based designer Meri Kohen Gershman. The work is deeply rooted in sustainable practices while respecting Meri Lou’s master craftsmen at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. The New York born brand perpetuates gold into timeless, poetic, uninhibited pieces that convey a narrative in protecting forests and wild life.
Forests are the earthbound systems with the highest diversity of species on the planet. They provide important services to the ecosystem and ecological cycle.
Meri Lou dedicated most of the pieces in the collection to idea of preventing forest fires which in the recent years were by most accounts larger than in previous history, with increased extreme weather caused by climate change.
Earth/Tree collection is to inspire people to protect forests and plant trees.
Meri had a strong passion for art and design since her early ages. She studied Design and Performing Arts Management and designed for world leading brands like Zara, H&M, Top Shop, among others for years. She is deeply influenced and inspired by Viennese painter Gustav Klimt’s works. Her collections consist of many similar elements as gold, flowers, evil eyes, serpents, frills and love.
Meri Lou Jewelry Pieces have been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveler and many others, some of our bestseller pieces has been shown on NYFW 2022.