I first met the very sweet and talented Grace Lee
five years ago when she emailed me to introduce herself. Joc and I were working out of my home at the time and she came over to meet with me and introduce me to her line
. Now years later, people come into my stores, where I sell her designs, looking for her collection, as everyone seems to love how subtle and feminine each piece is. I love stacking her delicate jewelry - I wear her signet ring and bands, along with her cuffs and bezel earrings every day - and they always elicit compliments. And just like me, Grace has always made sure that each piece is handmade in Los Angeles, a hometown girl with a local philosophy like mine. I caught up with Grace to talk jewelry wish lists and inspiration. xcv
Q) What inspired you to first begin designing jewelry? A) When I was pregnant with our daughter Olivia, I gained 60 lbs. J My body was changing daily and I wanted to wear a ring that was barely there – the Whisper Ring started it all.
Q) What's your favorite keepsake or heirloom piece of jewelry? A) My mom’s engagement ring and our 2 daughter’s gold baby rings and bracelets.
Q) What is your favorite piece from the current collection? A) The Petite Lace Band for Spring/Summer 2015 – it stacks really well.
Q) What tops your jewelry wish list? A) I’ve yet to design it…
Q) What's your favorite way to wear your jewelry day to day? A) I like to stack and layer delicate rings and bracelets.
Q) What's your tip for dressing things up? A) A pair of classic Diamond or Pearl Stud Earrings.
Q) How do you love to pair Grace Lee and CV? A) I’m loving White Gold right now and currently carrying a CV Silver Messenger with a CV Silver Dots Clutch (pictured).
Q) What piece will we never find you without? A) Hand-engraved gold bangle.