Our story

C.W. James jewellery is designed and assembled by hand in a small coastal town on Australia’s Great Ocean Road and in Bali, Indonesia. C.W. James is the creation of industrial designer Karen James. The designs are inspired by Karen’s lifelong love of jewellery, modernist sculpture and the coastal and forest environment that surrounds her studio. It is named after Karen's grandfather, a shoemaker from rural Jamaica, acknowledging her family’s humble history of making. C.W. James's debut collection was featured by RUSSH, Good Weekend, Vogue Australia and The Australian Financial Review (AFR) magazine. 




little Karen James