Chantal's passion for working with her hands started from a young age. She has fond memories of painting and doing pottery with her Mom and spending hours on school art projects with her dad. He taught her how to saw, solder and work with tools.
After school, she followed her creative passion and attained a Degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing from the Durban University of Technology. In 2016 she decided to start her own business, Chantal Jaimee Jewellery.
Growing up near the beach has played a major role in her design aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the South African coastline is where her organic creations stem from.
Chantal sculpts her jewellery in the shapes and textures of shells by meticulously hand carving her works in wax and then casting them into metal to form precious yet organic compositions. Chantal designs each jewellery piece in her beautiful studio situated in sunny Durban, South Africa.
WHY I LOVE THEM
I love that Chantal draws inspiration from her surroundings to create unique jewels that can be worn as everyday pieces.
It's wonderful to know that her pieces have been hand carved from wax by Chantal herself before being cast into metal. The intricate details are evident in the beautifully made collections inspired by our magnificent South African coastline.
Unique and interesting, a very special homegrown brand.
THIS MONTHS CURATIONS
ON MY WISHLIST
Effortlessly cool with this perfect update to your everyday stud.
Organically forged oval studs with freshwater Keshi pearls suspended from them.
I really love this take on the classic hoop. The stud is something different completed by the pretty pearl which hangs ever so delicately below.
It takes the everyday hoop and elevates it, making it slightly prettier and femme.
This earring is available in silver, yellow gold plated or rose gold plated
BUSY BEE NECKLACE
ON MY WISHLIST
I love wearing my Busy Bee Necklace. It has a series of five tiny, handmade bees on an adjustable chain (42-45cm). The little bee charms measure +/- 4.5 x 9mm.
It’s just the sweetest little accessory, perfect for layering with my simple diamond pendant or my zodiac charm.
The little bee charms are so teeny, tiny with delicate details. There is really nothing like this beauty. CJ is the queen of intricate creations and there is nothing that displays this talent quite like the Busy Bee charms.
The necklace is available in Silver, Yellow Gold Plated Or Rose Gold Plated