The Low Down
We specialize in well-constructed statement jewelry that helps you tell the world a little bit about who you are.
Our two main focuses are: 1) YOU. We want you to be delighted with your shopping experience and your purchase. We are here to answer any questions, help you pick out something, or whatever else you may need. 2) Philanthropy. Sales from CatherineNicole.com give impoverished girls access to micro loans to start their own businesses. $5 from every purchase supports our joint efforts with BRAC to prevent young girls from becoming child brides.
What we don’t do
- Mass-produce our product as cheaply as possible.
- Think fashion is more important that your family or being a good person.
- Charge our customers based on market value, rather than our cost.
- Capitalize on, or infringe on the privacy of celebrities who buy our jewelry (..though we do get giddy).
Hailed by Women’s Wear Daily as an emerging designer to look out for and a graduate of Parsons School of Design’s prestigious Fashion Design program, Catherine Nicole’s collections of statement jewelry are inspired by her extensive travels abroad and fueled by her constant craving to create.
Made for everyday ornamentation, each Catherine Nicole style exudes an effortless, timeless and bold statement of femininity. Her pieces are responsibly cast with recycled metals, hand fabricated in sterling silver, 14 karat gold fill or vermeil, and feature brilliant, multi-faceted crystals and gemstones. Additionally, each style has been selected with special consideration to the interplay of light and movement.
Catherine was inspired at a young age by the ethnic dress of indigenous cultures and by the idea that stories could be told by what we wear. Throughout her travels to India, Africa, South America, Asia and the West Indies, Catherine’s interest in the ornamentation of ancient cultures contextualized itself. This, combined with her formal studies and natural intuition for color theory, provide the foundation for her striking pieces.
Catherine launched her business in 2004 and her debut collection in 2007 shortly after returning Stateside from spending six years in Spain. Ever the traveler, she took her designs to the road and began selling to select boutiques while touring cross-country with her husband in a vintage Airstream for a year. The collection was met with immediate praise and attention from both the national buying community and media.
Now, based out of her green studio in Austin, Texas, Catherine is merging her love of design with environmental and social responsibility. Her Chicks Against Child Brides program gives $5 from every purchase to support her joint efforts with BRAC to prevent young girls from becoming child brides. Catherine is also incorporating a greater variety of non-precious metals into her designs and avoiding the use of non-renewable materials.