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
COIN PEARL NECKLACE
yellow gold plated
Dangling from a fine yellow gold plated chain is an organic coin pearl.
Simple and sophisticated, this necklace would suit modern and mature styles alike.
Whilst pearls will always be a classic to be treasured, this style is contemporary and would look incredible on its own or supported by other various gold jewels.
The flattened coin pendant is unique and would sit comfortably upon your chest.
ON MY WISHLIST
yellow gold plated
These earrings showcase peachy pink baroque pearls suspended from tiny, round huggies.
The pearl drop adds the sweetest feminine touch to these little hoops. They are a fantastic way to glam up your everyday look without seeming as though you are trying too hard.
The clip-closure is super comfortable and securely keeps your earrings in place.
The pearls are carefully hand picked and each pearl is naturally and organically different to the next, therefore, making every pair unique.