THE WOMAN

Carol Cole is the owner and designer of Darcy & Jazz Jewellery.  Her background started out in a completely different sector.  Working as PA to board level TV and Radio MD and VPs, she felt that something was missing and felt her creative urges needed a platform.  Enrolling on a course at Lambeth College in Vauxhall in 2006-07 she completed the NCFE Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft in Jewellery. This gave her the foundation to continue her new passion to continue learning and develop and hone her craft.  Carol went on to become a student at Flux Jewellery School in Camberwell, a thriving creative community where she continued to develop her skills.  The desire to own something more exclusive and bespoke continues that passion in Darcy & Jazz Jewellery.  Everything is handmade by Carol in her home studio with access to a studio space in south London.  Working mostly in sterling silver and precious/semi-precious stones.

Carol is inspired by her African and Jamaican culture, fashion, music, nature, art and what it means to be a black woman in this world.

 

 

 

"As a designer I am driven to create jewellery that is accessible, modern and always effortlessly chic. The collections are designed to bring a little bit of statement to your everyday life - simple enough to be worn at any time.  The jewellery seeks to celebrate and embrace individuality.   Every design has a contemporary offering with a vibe of culture to love"

 

 

WHATS THE IDEA?

Those that know Carol well, know she is  a lover of cats.  Named after two of her old cats! “There could only be one Jazz, the smartest cat ever and Darcy, well let’s just say she was a complete Diva!”

WHY DARCY & JAZZ?

My mother's jewellery box is probably where my incite began. Around age 5, I would secretly go into her jewellery box and play dress up.  Pearls, gold and silver bangles, dressing rings, gate bracelet. Gold creole earrings, which in my teenage years, I would sneak them out the house and wear them to my nights out clubbing - Nightmoves, Shanolas, Podium and sound system Dances’ Nasty Love, King Tubbys, Saxon, Sir Lloyd, Romance, Mistri to name just a few! I always wanted to wear clothes and jewellery that were stylish and different.  As young woman shopping for a night out clubbing was serious business and could involve visiting a local seamstress to run something up.  The culture of getting ready for a night out was a huge deal.  You came out dressed to impress!

 

 

 

MY STORY

​Contact: me@darcyandjazz.co.uk

London, SE24 9AZ, UK

07957 336266

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