Regal class, timeless beauty and captivating style are only a few of the adjectives associated with legendary R&B icon, Gladys Knight. She has mesmerized audiences for decades with her hits, charmed us with her acting, and endeared us with her business savvy and humanitarian efforts.

Now Gladys Knight, via collaboration with the LaRoda Group and Robert Rose Jewelry, will debut her highly anticipated line, the Gladys Knight Jewelry Collection, at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, July 2 to July 4. A stunning collection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets, the Gladys Knight Jewelry Collection embodies the spirit of Knight’s soul, beauty and charm.

Combining fashion with an effort of social consciousness, the new collection includes handcrafted beads produced by West African artisans and cooperatives, as well as semi-precious elements. A portion of the sales from the Gladys Knight Jewelry Collection will go directly back to the Kumasi Women’s Cooperative in Ghana, which will be supplying some of the beads.

Robert Rose Jewelry, based in New York, is producing the Gladys Knight Jewelry Collection. Robert Rose Jewelry can be found at leading department and specialty stores throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.

Gladys Knight will be in New Orleans from July 2 through July 4 as part of the Essence Music Festival. She will perform in concert on Sat., July 3 and conduct a meet and greet at the Essence Marketplace on Fri.,, July 2.