C.W. James is a small jewellery company based in Anglesea a village located on the Great Ocean Road on the east coast of Australia. We create luxury jewellery and accessories with the aim of utilising repurposed and recycled materials. This is a work in progress we are constantly pushing to get closer to using 100% recycled materials.
C.W. James collections are designed to defy trends and handmade to last. The metals we use are brass, gold plated brass, silver and recycled silver. We also use semi precious stones, leathers, silks sourced from high quality end of life garments and recycled glass. All our brass pieces are plated either with gold or a clear ceramic coating to prevent tarnishing and skin discolouration. Our ceramic plated brass resembles a 14K gold finish. We use recycled and biodegradable materials in our packaging and work in a studio that is powered by solar during the day.
Our jewellery is made by hand in our studio in Anglesea or by our carefully selected manufacturing partner in Bali Indonesia. Our scrunchies are handmade in Adelaide Australia. We value and are committed to making jewellery and accessories in Australia as it can reduce waste and the use of resources
Our collections are inspired by the forest and coastal landscape that surrounds our home of Anglesea. We donate 5% of each sale to the Australian Conservation Foundation.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of the lands and waters upon which we create our jewellery and pay our respect to Elders both past and present.
The Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of an area of land bounded by Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Werribee, Bacchus Marsh, Beaufort, Streatham and Derrinallum. The Wadawurrung people are members of the Kulin nation and have looked after and cared for the land for over a thousand generations, still caring for it to this very day.