- Our Story
Until we opened our first boutique in 2015, I worked from my home studio in a leafy lane a short walk from the beach on Hayling Island, Hampshire, where I continue to be inspired by my coastal surroundings. I am fascinated by shape, texture and contrast - I believe that great jewellery design will reflect our personality, and I love designs that make a statement, expressing a sense of freedom and joy.
After 2 years we outgrew 66 Castle Road and bought our own larger property on Marmion Road (East), here we have been able custom build a new workshop, building our team both front-of-house and at the bench, so that we can continue to flourish as a business by creating the most wonderful fine jewellery and continuing our ethos of valuing every person who walks through our door. Although it was hard to leave our beloved Castle Road we are so excited about our newest chapter and are loving the community of Marmion Road.
Values - We seek to run our business ethically and with integrity in every aspect including profit share for our team. All work is made and hallmarked in England, and all gems bought from UK dealers who are part of the Kimberley Process using conflict-free diamonds only. Sourcing Ethically mined gems and the introduction of eco and recycled silver and gold are also supported by Charlotte Cornelius Ltd.
I believe it is important to give back to the local and wider community. As a qualified Gestalt counsellor I have volunteered with, and continue to support a fantastic charity called Off the Record which offers free counselling to young people. Charlotte Cornelius Ltd also sponsors monthly a christian based 'micro-finance' charity called Five Talents which gives small loans, mainly to women, in developing countries so that they can set up their own business.