Paola De Luca (born 18 November 1966) is an Italian luxury trends forecaster, best known for developing a Trend Book predicting global jewellery design trends, and began her career as a jewellery designer. More recently, she has worked as Design Director of Rio Tinto Diamonds since 2010. De Luca is the founder of The Futurist Ltd, a research and creative intelligence company that carries out projects for clients in the global luxury sector. De Luca leads design projects and educational programmes for buyers and government organisations, and gives seminars forecasting global jewellery design trends at international trade fairs. She was a pioneer in the field of jewellery design trend forecasting reports, which she started as in-house research while working for UnoAErre, a leading Italian goldsmith and manufacturer. De Luca studied goldsmithing, metalwork, fashion and arts design in Rome before moving to New York City in her early 20s where she worked as a fashion and design director for UnoAErre and for brands such as Fendi.