Thank you so much to the So Good blog for featuring us! Check out their app if you get a chance. We have discovered some amazing small businesses both locally and in some of our favorite cities. Thank you also to photographer Taylor Mathis. I am so excited to now have a photo of me and my dirty pups!
You started your careers as graphic designers. How did you get into the jewelry business? Does your background in graphic design influence your work today? Lee and I met when we were working at Sapient in Atlanta designing websites. We would sneak off during our lunch break to buy beads at Americas Mart, which was next door. It was nice to contrast the flatness of web design with a hobby where you used your hands. Of course we created a website to showcase our designs and the rest is history…
Where do you source the beautiful gemstones that you feature in so many of your pieces? The majority of our gemstones are mined and cut in India. We have an amazing team of people who hand make and set our pieces once we finish the design.
Who are your personal style icons? And who have been your favorite people you’ve seen sporting AW jewelry? I think I have a thing for Kates – Kate Hudson and Kate Moss are two of my personal favorites. Their style matches their personality – fun and free spirited yet glamorous. I have loved seeing Mary McDonald wear our jewelry. She just has such great taste. I also think Haskell Harris (blogger and contributing editor) has amazing style. She does a great job combining new and vintage things.
Any recommendations on what not to miss in Charlotte? I love grabbing a quick bite at Reid’s for lunch. They have the cold cokes in glass bottles which is my fave!
With a background in graphic design I also could spend hours at Arzberger Stationers. Their custom stationery is insane.
New favorite– Blo Charlotte where I stopped in the morning of our shoot. They styled me in their signature blowout, the Red Carpet.