Lunch At The Ritz was created in 1982 by two designers: Esme Hecht and Zander Elliott. The main idea behind the creation of the brand – Esme and Zander want to show the whole fashion world that there are women in the world who love creativity and fun, and who did not care what fashion magazines dictate to them.
Glamor, luxury and fantasy are at the heart of these collections.
Many people ask: “How was the brand name born?” To which the designers respond: “Imagine something totally elegant and expensive, yet bright, sunny and delightful. And it will be Lunch at the Ritz.”
It is a state of mind, not a place. Whether you’re dining in Paris, in the laundry room, or on a sea cruise, you can still enjoy lunch at the Ritz.
It’s about attitude and how well you deserve to feel. It’s about loving yourself just enough to say to yourself, “I’m here.”
What is the secret of their creativity? Never read fashion magazines, never look at what someone else is doing, break all the rules, and be true to yourself. Simply put, “love life.” That is why, in 1998, they built a new 15,000 square foot factory to fulfill all their creative plans, a factory that is as unique as their jewelry.
Lunch At The Ritz jewelry is an expression of the beliefs of Esme Hecht and Zander Elliott. Women either adore them or don’t understand them, and that’s okay. The reactions to their creations are quite unusual. There are women who own hundreds of pairs of Lunch At The Ritz earrings, and there are women who don’t want even one pair. There are women who would not like to die in their earrings, and there are those who have asked to be buried in Lunch At The Ritz jewelry.
All jewelry is handmade, all jewelry is hypoallergenic with 14K gold plating. Each enamel color is fired in the oven individually, so there are no identical shades, all the work is done by hand and is truly jewelry. All enamel components are polished exclusively by hand.