Carelle launched in New York City under the leadership of award winning jewelry designer Chana Regev. Her collections blend architectural edge with the stunningly simplistic for a truly modern-meets-masterpiece approach to luxury jewelry. Each unique piece is as fashion forward and dynamic as the Carelle woman herself. Carelle Jewelry is meticulously handcrafted using the world’s finest materials.
Tell a little about yourself
I grew up exposed to the jewelry industry. My entrepreneurial and fearless spirit motivated me to break boundaries/social norms and become the first, and only female, in my family to launch their own collections of designer jewelry.
Why did you become a designer?
I wanted to find an outlet to express my creativity. My background and exposure to the industry allowed the brand to develop naturally. Carelle was a way for me to convey my lifelong infatuation with brilliant colored stones and reveal their beauty in new ways. I create jewelry to highlight each gemstone and diamond’s unique properties transforming nature’s artifacts into wearable art. The process of dreaming up an idea, building it and manifesting this idea into reality is a magical journey that gives me a great joy. I love what I do! I feel that I am one of the luckiest people on the planet.
What influences your collection and style?
Growing up in Israel, Switzerland and Italy, I am drawn to different cultures, art and architecture. Each Carelle collection is a unique blend of architectural edge and simplicity for a truly modern-meets-masterpiece approach to luxury jewelry.
What does your collection mean to you?
My collections mean so much to me. Not only is it an opportunity for me to create and see my designs come to life; it presents me with an ability to connect and communicate with people all over.
Each collection represents every person who is a part of this unique process, from the New York showroom, factory, and retail locations to the final customers. Jewelry is very meaningful; it is an honor to know that Carelle is a part of some of the most important moments in our clients’ lives.
What do you hope customers feel/ take away from your jewelry collection?
We hope each purchase from the Carelle collection brings happiness and that the customer is educated on the quality and craftsmanship of their new piece. We hope this is a piece they plan to pass down for generations. In Carelle’s New York design studio, skilled artisans meticulously handcraft the collections. Every piece begins and ends with the stone that inspires the creation. Crystallized over millions of years deep within bedrock, precious gems have a light and life of their own, and Carelle prides itself in showcasing their personalities and attributes. Just as the value of a diamond is determined by its 4C’s, so Carelle is distinguished by its 4Q’s: Quality of design, Quality of material, Quality of workmanship, and Quality of finish – the four Qualities inherent in every Carelle piece.
What brought you to partner with Robert Goodman Jewelers?
Robert Goodman Jewelers’ prestigious reputation and valued name in the jewelry industry brought us to their doorsteps. Robert Goodman’s father was one of Carelle’s first Clients in the late 1970’s, back when Carelle only carried a few pieces in the line.
Is there any other information you would like to share about yourself or your collection?
This January, Carelle became the first jewelry brand to be awarded with the “Made in NY” certification. “Made in NY” is an initiative by the City of New York and Economic Development Corporation. This certification recognizes that Carelle’s jewelry meets the highest standards of quality, design, craftsmanship and that its operations are fully based in New York City, helping artisan careers thrive in America.
“The Made in NY certification is a great honor for me and everyone at Carelle. New York City is nicknamed The City of Dreams for a reason, and we hope that our long standing efforts to help jewelry craftsmanship flourish locally can ensure that it continues to be a place of opportunity and prosperity.”- Chana Regev