About the Designer

Diane Griswold Johnston’s unique jewelry designs have been a fashion staple since 1980.

Her passion for animals is evident in her unique and whimsical designs with her signature gemstone pieces carved in the forms of cats, dogs, horses, lions, owls and parrots.  Diane artistically renders her creations with precious and colored stones set in 18 karat gold and platinum. Her collections have caught the eye of quite a following including former First Lady Laura Bush, Prince Charles and J.K. Rowlings.

Her pearl and colored stone line is a popular item recreated in every color – truly “everyday wear”. Diane travels extensively as purveyor of Lapis Lazuli and many other colored stones, designing beautiful, versatile, wearable jewelry for women, men and cats.

An equestrian since a young girl, Diane is a three time Circuit Champion Show Jumper in the Master’s Division of the Palm Beach Winter Equestrian Festival and many New England horse shows. She has designed an exclusive line of equestrian jewelry complete with hand carved horse heads in stones resembling the natural color of various horse breeds.

The Lapis Tree, Ltd. is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade and the American Gem Trade Association.

“King” & Diane
3-time WEF Circuit Champion

Diane and Spencer