Back in 2009, as I was wandering the backstreets of Paris – my favorite city in the world – I happened upon these crusty, little medallions. So stylish and captivating, they were unlike anything I had ever seen. I purchased a handful for what I hoped would make nice gifts for friends and family back home. Little did I know, that day would change my life.
First let me say, I love pearls; with a pair of jeans and a tee or a cute LBD. Whether I’m out on the town or on the back of my husband’s motorcycle, nothing makes me feel more feminine. So, a few months after returning stateside, when I clasped an old medallion onto an opera length strand of pearls, something clicked…and that was the day French Kande was born.
Fast forward to present day and I’m living my fashionista dream. My jewelry is made in my home town of Los Angeles and carried in high-end specialty boutiques across the country. I’ve been fortunate enough to personally meet many of the women who purchase and wear my designs and I am humbled by their kind words and support. I am so blessed.
When I think about the future of French Kande, I’ve come to realize it’s not simply about making jewelry, it’s really about how beautiful a woman feels when she wears it.