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Quality Starts with Design Creating wearable luxury that captivates Our #1 Goal is to create fine jewelry that people will be proud to wear throughout their life. Our attention to detail and quality begins with the design process and doesn’t end until it’s owned & worn by the customer. Even then, we are committed to making sure that each piece we create remains free of manufacturing defects for life, with our Lifetime Guarantee on quality.

“The design process was a memory that we will never forget and Merida exceeded our expectations with their customer service and design capabilities. My wife absolutely loves her ring and everyone that has seen it is just in awe at the beauty and craftsmanship.” - Richard F. Beauty that’s engineered to last a lifetime At Merida, it’s important that each piece we create not only has a unique beauty that captivates; but, is also engineered to be properly manufactured to last a lifetime. We offer a Lifetime Guarantee on each piece we create.

Meet our Co-Founders Creating Jewelry that Represents Status and Love

Founders of Merida: Stephen Vaughan & Esperanza Merida

Seven years ago, Stephen Vaughan came up with the idea to start Merida while watching his fiancĂŠ, Esperanza Merida, design her own engagement ring.

Mariposa Cuff - MDB01a Winner of 2 categories in the 2016 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards $26,400

Emerita Cuff MDB02a

Merida Cuff MDB05e

Emerita Bangle MDB04a

Diamond Floral Ring MDR03b

Emerita Ring MDR01a $4,800

Merida Bridal MER111

Merida Engagement Rings

Merida Pendant MDP03 $6,150

Merida Rainforest Pendant MDP21a $5,985

Emerita Pendant MDP01b Emerita Pendant MDP01a

Merida Collection Earrings MDE03c $7,100

Merida Collection Earrings MDE03b $7,100

Merida Collection Earrings MDE03a $7,100

Emerita Collection MDE01a

Emerita Collection MDE01c

Emerita Collection MDE01d

Merida Wedding Bands MWB134003

Merida Wedding Bands MWB131002

Meet the Designer Esperanza Merida is the co-founder and Design Director of Merida Diamonds. She is also the winner of (2) categories in the 2016 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards as well as the 2014 winner of Stuller 's National engagement ring design contest. Fifteen years ago, a colleague introduced Esperanza Merida to computer aided design (CAD) for the Jewelry Industry. Throughout the following 9 years she worked as a manufacturer’s CAD designer where she created custom designs for other jewelry stores within the Houston Area. Throughout her career, Esperanza has used her extensive CAD design experience to help other's in the Jewelry Industry; from training, other jewelry designers to providing on going CAD expertise for other jewelers and manufacturers. Much of her designs are packed with rich detail, incorporating elements such as milgrain, filigree and open work. Yet, somehow, she manages to artistically put it all together into a luxurious and beautifully designed piece that captivates. Her designs for women are meant to be bold, powerful and sophisticated while maintaining a feminine and delicate beauty about them. All her pieces are designed to be cast in either 950 platinum or 18K rose, yellow and white gold, before being expertly set with the finest diamonds and colorful gemstones.

Contact Us Phone: (800) 637-8119 Design Studio: (713) 396-6956 Email:

6222Richmond Avenue, 825 Houston, Texas 77057

Merida Diamonds 2017 Collection  

Fine diamond and gemstone jewelry by Esperanza Merida.

Merida Diamonds 2017 Collection  

Fine diamond and gemstone jewelry by Esperanza Merida.