My name is Veronica Carrillo. I’m a Latina jewelry designer based in Brooklyn, New York.
My brand's mission is to create meaningful jewelry that can serve as tangible reminders of life’s memorable moments.
Rooted in mythologies and symbolism, these modern-day heirlooms are intended to transcend time in a tangible form of wearable art.
From a very young age I've been fascinated with anything that was creative and fostered my imagination. I dabbled in the arts, dance and eventually came upon my true love...jewelry making.
Being unable to afford formal coursework as I pursued my college degree in the sciences, I turned to YouTube and online sources to teach me the basics of beadwork, metalsmithing and wax carving.
I became certified in diamond setting, GIA certified, learned the entire process of Lost Wax Casting and went on to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). I now use a combination of wax carving and Computer Aided Design (CAD) to create my designs.
I adore the Art Deco period and this style has a place in future designs.
The next chapter for Veronica Carrillo includes a bold bridal collection, as this is one of life’s most memorable moments. I want to create momentos and family heirlooms that can be passed down through generations.
My jewelry career nearly came to an abrupt halt just as it was starting. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease that takes a toll on mind and body.
Despite having chronic pain, walking with a cane, and persistent fatigue, making jewelry gives me the strength I need in knowing how my pieces touch lives.
I hope you continue to follow me on this journey.
"My goal is to empower those wearing my pieces.
It's jewelry that is meant to uplift and leave an imprint throughout time."