Duane Bennett, BFA
“Artists aren’t made, they are born”…..designer Duane Bennett, the creative force of RÊVE Jewellery & Accessories® natural talents and passion manifested while he was a student at Jamaica’s prestigious Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in the field of Goldsmithing under the tutelage of some of the best Goldsmiths in the Caribbean.
It was while studying; he co-founded and launched the Rêve Jewellery & Accessories® with business partner and sister Teasea Bennett 2006. Since then, Duane has garnered major local, regional and international awards. Among his achievements, the first and only Goldsmith to have won the Jamaican Avant Garde Designer of the Year in 2007 and in 2009 went on to capture the imagination and audience of Jamaica with his infamous “RAGING BULL” COUTURE DRESS for the Red Bull “Art of Can” Caribbean competition that was held in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.
His prêt-a-porter and Rêve™ Couture designs have been featured in many local, regional and international media including Tyra Bank’s American Next Top Model, Cycle#19.
Some of the Rêve Jewellery & Accessories© celebrity collectors include Kelly Rowland, Cherine Anderson, Nia Long, Queen Ifrica, Lance Gross among others.
Teasea Bennett, BSc
“Image is everything…delivered with paramount customer service and value” the business philosophy of Teasea Bennett who holds an honorary first class degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University of Technology and the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. She quickly and firmly developed the company’s core values….”Integrity, Quality, Development and Innovation” and created the company’s brand, logo and slogan. In 2006, she alongside her brother and business partner Duane successfully launched the company RȆVE Jewellery & Accessories© which serves as the platform and benchmark in Jamaica as it regards to high quality and exclusive hand-made designs.
In 2009, Teasea went on to further establish the REVE™ brand by opening the doors to the first and only “ALL Jamaican handmade” Jewellery & Accessories showroom in the island. The only one of its kind located in Shop#13 Devon House courtyard, Kingston, Jamaica. It’s here the Bennett siblings have expanded and diversify their talent and expertise to include other selected locally made products that serves to their clientele.
In 2012 the organization founded the annual REVE™ Wellness Festival, a collaborative event aimed at celebrating and developing the local brands, the Jamaican Culture and Fashion industries and community.
Together the siblings thrive at consistently providing dynamic and EXCLUSIVE authentic jewellery and accessories from Jamaica to the rest of the world.