Lab-Grown

Charlie Dolly Makes the Move to Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-GrownJul 27, 2021

Charlie Dolly Makes the Move to Lab-Grown Diamonds

The second collection from the Rebecca Romijn-designed brand features natural sapphires and lab-grown diamonds.

The “Thick Mini Diamond Hoop Earrings” from Charlie Dolly’s second collection, which features lab-grown diamonds, sell for $2,025.
New York—In their first few years, new brands must experiment to find their specific market niche.

Emerging fine jewelry line Charlie Dolly has solidified one aspect of its brand identity, pivoting from natural to lab-grown diamonds.

The creative brainchild of actress Rebecca Romijn launched just shy of American pandemic lockdowns last year, with an ethereal array of easy-to-wear laser-pierced diamond styles

Born into a family of artists in freewheeling Berkeley, California, Romijn describes herself as “[someone who has] to make something every single day.”

Charlie Dolly, named for her twin daughters, marks the actress, television host, and model’s first creative venture with her at the helm as creative director. 

The launch of her second collection, “Float,” marks a turn to lab-grown diamonds.

Not only are all the diamond styles in that collection lab-grown, but Romijn will also produce those from the first with lab-grown diamonds going forward.

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“Float” also incorporates colored gemstones for the first time in earnest, after experimenting with one-off styles to benefit a cancer awareness charity, as well as a collaboration with friend and fellow designer Maya Brenner.

Now, delicate Y necklaces and dangling ear threader earrings feature blue and pink sapphires.

“While I launched the brand with just diamond options, I have always been drawn to colored stones, so I am thrilled to now be able to add sapphires into the mix,” said Romijn.

“In designing this collection, I took inspiration from the ocean and the feeling of summertime with friends and family, something that I am so looking forward to after the past year.”


The collection recently launched on CharlieDolly.com, starting at $1,053 for a single threader earring and topping off at $4,140 for a pair of sapphire and lab-grown diamond drop earrings.

Now through the entire month of August, Romijn, a longtime animal advocate and herself a dog mom of five, will donate 15 percent of sales to The Grey Muzzle Organization, a nonprofit that provides funding and resources to animal rescues that improve the lives of senior dogs. 

“There is a special place in my heart for senior animals who need homes,” said Romijn. 

“Over the years I’ve rescued several senior dogs, and I am excited that I am now able to give back in monetary means to Grey Muzzle, an organization close to my heart.”
Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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