After a fortuitous colliding of worlds, Joomi Lim, a free-spirited and self-taught adventuress from Seoul and Xavier Ricolfi, an industrial designer from Paris, hit it off right off the bat. Sharing a love for design, they decided to join forces in 2009 to launch the first collection of their high fashion-jewelry line, Joomi Lim. No stranger to the business, Joomi arrived at jewelry by way of her previous careers as a make-up artist and owner of globally recognized brand, Joomi Joolz. Meanwhile, Xavier had been working on cutting-edge projects for French enterprises like S.T. Dupont, E.D.F., Valois and Grey Advertising. His career took a sharp turn when he met Joomi and together they discovered a new calling. Together, the pair’s unique design sensibilities converge to create a line of trail blazing jewelry that defies convention. Joomi’s eye for style and lively spirit injects femininity and playfulness into the designs like intricate crystal motifs and unexpected pops of color. Xavier’s background as an industrial designer informs his approach to design, adding unorthodox materials, finishes and innovative technologies as an essential and distinct aspect of their jewelry. The result is a line of fresh designs featuring sleek spikes, pyramids, spheres and titanium coatings. Chic pearls, crystals and effervescent colors round things out to create the perfect balance. Their jewels are hard yet soft, sweet but tough, punk yet glam– the perfect juxtaposition of styles for those who want to stay ahead of the curve. Their jewelry has graced the pages of numerous esteemed publications such as Vogue, W Magazine, Jalouse, Elle, and Harpers Bazaar. Joomi and Xavier are currently designing their newest collection of jewelry in their Garment District studio with their fashion-forward, mini dachshund Sadie. Each piece is proudly designed and handmade in New York City. Their unique luxury designs can be found at select, high-end retailers around the world.