Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Carol Cole. In the spirit of “getting out of my comfort zone”, I am writing my first ever blog…so go easy on me!!
Deep breathe…here we go!
As the Creative Director of Darcy & Jazz Jewellery, I thought it was about time to introduce myself to those who don’t already know me, and to invite you to get to know more about the person behind the jewellery, what inspires me, and what I love about the art of jewellery designing and making.
I think I can confidently say I am the first-generation jewellery designer in my family. How seriously my family all see that as a career or “a good trade” as my Jamaican parents would say remains to be seen, but I’m here for the long haul!
Ok, so I am not going to lie and say I’ll be posting blogs every week, fortnight or month. When I’ve got something interesting to share, you’ll be the first to know. I juggle a few hats, one being a single parent to a teenage daughter, so please bear with me.
What I can tell you right now is, I’m super excited that the Legacy Collection will launch next month - July (finally!) It has been a labour of love bringing it together, with limited resources, but it’s almost here. I am grateful. This bespoke collection is inspired by my own personal experience of family loss. The past year and a half have been an unbelievable time for all of us. Many of us have recently lost loved family members, friends, and colleagues. For many of us, it has put us in a very reflective modality about life.
The Legacy collection is my way of celebrating my loved ones and those who have and continue to inspire me and put their stamp on the world.