Alicia Keys is teaming up with jewelry designer Gisèle Theriault to debut her own line of jewelry called The Barber’s Daughter.
“I fell in love with the individuality of the pieces, but more than that, the words that were written on them really resonated with the songwriter in me,” said Keys. “I knew at that moment, for the first time, that through a whole other medium I would be able to spread inspiration and that’s what got me started.”
Keys said her mission is “to give people beautiful, unique pieces with messages that ignite them to find the best within” and that she has long wanted to get involved in accessories.
“Jewelry is a great first step,” said Keys, who recently started AK Worldwide, a company that will focus on her nonmusical endeavors. “I think accessories are exceptional, because it is a simple way for people to express their own style.”
On the docket for Keys, fashion aside, is her new album “The Element of Freedom,” which debuts on Dec. 15, followed by a tour in March. She is also producing a TV show, a film with Miramax and “Fela,” a Broadway show, which opens on Monday.
Theriault said the name of the line emanates from growing up in the small coastal town of Cape Breton in Canada, where “a name meant nothing. Whose child you were was everything.”
“The inspiration of The Barber’s Daughters is to provide tools for people to connect to their intangible beauty and strength,” said Theriault.
The line of necklaces retail from $85 to $2,500 and is also sold on thebarbersdaughters.com