2 February 2024

House of Meraki x Gemfields emerald-centric collection extends its reach

The collaboration between fine jeweller House of Meraki and Gemfields is now live on Net-a-Porter, with a new drop of exclusive pieces featuring emeralds from the Kagem mine in Zambia.


Emerald-focused fine jewellery label, House of Meraki, is driven by founder Gargi Rathi’s lifelong adoration for these dazzling green gems. Gemfields is the operator and majority owner of Kagem – believed to be the world’s single largest producing emerald mine. The two are natural partners, and their latest collection is already causing a stir.

It is no surprise that the stunning collection, showcasing Zambian emeralds set in 18k yellow gold, has caught the eye of luxury fashion e-tailer Net-a-Porter. The stunning new drop of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces – some exclusive to the online platform – reflect House of Meraki’s aesthetic, a symphony of modern and traditional influences, with no two pieces the same.

The inclusion of Zambian emeralds makes perfect sense: Rathi’s love of these regal coloured gemstones began when she glimpsed them at a Zambian weekly market while out shopping with her mother as a child. She was struck by both their beauty and their strong aura of healing and serenity. Emeralds have long been prized for their talismanic qualities, and this aspect emanates from all of Rathi’s designs.

Rathi, a trained gemmologist, describes emeralds as her “first love”. She says of the new Net-a-Porter capsule collection: “This selection is a celebration of individuality, where each piece holds a unique story epitomising the passion and creativity behind the brand.” Storytelling is at the heart of all of House of Meraki’s designs, and this capsule is no exception, from the Aura bracelet, a showstopper boasting 4.37 carats of Zambian emeralds, to the Sienna ring, a spiral-shaped work of art with a pear-cut Zambian emerald at its heart, and the regal Dia earrings and necklaces.

Gemfields’ marketing and communications director, Emily Dungey, echoes Rathi’s enthusiasm, saying: “Gemfields’ partnerships with jewellery brands demonstrate the versatility of coloured gemstones, and this House of Meraki x Gemfields collection available on Net-a-Porter is no exception… Rarer than colourless diamonds, emeralds take pride of place in this collection, and I’m delighted that these unique pieces of treasure are now available to Net-a-Porter customers.”

Also uniting Gemfields and House of Meraki is a shared passion for sustainability. Gemfields is a world-leading responsible miner and marketer of coloured gemstones, proud of its partnerships with likeminded fine jewellery designers, which draw attention to, and increase demand for, responsibly mined coloured gemstones.

Rathi shares this agenda and is on a mission to make the finest emeralds and superior craftsmanship that define her pieces accessible to women of all budgets the world over. “I want every woman to own a Meraki emerald – a statement to remind her always that she is unique, and that it is her time to shine,” she says.
As well as increasing accessibility through the extensive reach of Net-a-Porter, the House of Meraki x Gemfields collection has also recently launched on popular Middle Eastern website Ounass, a luxury digital hub for the region.