Kristina, the designer and founder of Charlie & Marcelle, prides herself on being more than a jewelry designer, she aims to put a smile on everyone’s face! She did just that and then some after surprising me with a holiday package filled with three gorgeous rings she had made. A 14k gold diamond crescent moon ring, a 14k gold opal and diamond vertical three stone ring, and a one-of-a-kind turquoise feather ring. I love the delicate feeling of these rings–although tiny, they can easily be worn alone and stand out beautifully.
After working 10 years in the retail business, Kristina was left feeling like she could do so much more and connect with people in a whole new way. Her love of jewelry led her to create Charlie & Marcelle, named after Charlie, her mother who passed away from breast cancer when Kristina was only 17 years old, and Marcelle, which is Kristina’s middle name.
Kristina says, “I truly believe each piece of jewelry should tell a story or hold a memory near and dear to us. I believe all jewelry should be meaningful and magical yet simple enough to wear everyday.” Her philosophy resonates with everyone, from jewelry enthusiasts, to mothers, to high school girls across the world. I know when I look at my rings from Charlie & Marcelle, I will remember Kristina’s kindness and generosity. They will most definitely always put a smile on my face!