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
These small, classic huggies are available in sterling silver.
They are the ideal everyday earring. Silver is on its way back, so if you want to get ahead of the trend, these are a perfect way to do it.
These are such a fabulous and timeless addition to any woman's wardrobe.
They are simple and stunning and their secure fit promises carefree wear.
SAY MY NAME NECKLACE
ON MY WISHLIST
yellow gold plated
The “Say my name" is a fringe-styled, choker necklace featuring the name (or word) of your choice.
It's available in silver, yellow and rose gold and comes on a delicate 42cm adjustable chain.
Whose name would I put on?
J . E . S . S (of course!)
Really love the modern style of this everyday piece.