Erica Courtney’s award-winning jewelry designs are worn by A-List celebrities everywhere from the red carpet, MTV awards and movie premiers, to private events, magazines, film and television. Known for her visionary use of diamonds, pearls and precious stones she is at the top of the jewelry industry and on the cutting edge of trends. Erica spent an idyllic and extravagant childhood in Lafayette Louisiana, born to a successful artist father and a homemaker mother. Against her parents wishes, she married at nineteen, a man “from the wrong side of the tracks” and had a child a year later. The thrill of her marriage quickly wore off and when a bitter custody battle ensued, she took her son and ran, becoming a fugitive for a decade, hunted down by the FBI. Finally tracked down and placed in custody for 2 years, her son was returned to his father. Today Erica and her son are reunited and work together in the jewelry business.