London jewellery designer bags big break with Hollywood royalty.
Ana De Costa has landed her big break in the United States with news that Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has bought one of her handmade bracelets.
De Costa’s agent in Los Angeles told the London-based designer that Jolie paid £10,000 for a yellow gold bracelet pave set with tsavorites.
The bracelet, which was part of the Mystical Tarot collection that secured a Young Designer of the Year award in 2008, tapped into Jolie’s love of green, and the supernatural, according to De Costa’s agent.
Ana De Costa has been building her brand both sides of the Atlantic since she burst onto the scene two years ago. Her next collection will appear in British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia, she told Professional Jeweller.
Today, De Costa entirely self-funds the design and creation of her collections but, with recent expansion, she is hoping to secure some sort of investment, particularly for a luxury diamond wedding collection she has planned. “I’d like to find somebody who will provide finance and mentoring,” she disclosed.