JEWELLERY & WATCHES
After studying 3D design at Portsmouth College of Art, Charlotte gained many years experience working within the jewellery industry. Established in 1998 Charlotte Cornelius Ltd specialises in engagement and wedding rings. Well known for contemporary and visionary sea and nature influenced designs. Charlotte’s coastal inspirations spiralled whilst bringing up her family on Hayling Island, surrounded by its raw beach and landscape beauty. Ideas and designs flowed during long walks and strolls onto the vast sandbanks at low tide, whilst gazing up to skies where the seabird is king!
As a business, Charlotte Cornelius has always sought to operate ethically and with integrity in every aspect. All Charlotte Cornelius jewellery is made and hallmarked in England, and all gems are responsibly sourced from trusted UK dealers. They are the first jewellers in Portsmouth licensed to sell fairtrade gold and single mine origin gold. Our vision is to design and create precious ‘jewellery for life’. Our team’s mission is to design and handcraft exceptional, creative, sustainable, bespoke jewellery in our own workshop which will be treasured for generations to come. Our customers never need to compromise between quality and conscience, with our sustainable and environmental responsibility we hope to achieve full transparency and traceability within our industry. Sourcing only conflict free diamonds and working towards becoming fully fair-trade in the production of all our jewellery.
A WORD FROM THE OWNER
Trading ethically and valuing every individual equally has always been at the heart of our ethos. As we grow as a team it has become even more vital to ensure that we are not just paying lip-service but taking positive action across every aspect of our business, from the gemstones we source to the sketchbooks we design on.
BUTTERFLY MARK TESTIMONIAL
Environment and social responsibility is something we are all passionate about at Charlotte Cornelius but often it can feel like a daunting task to tackle by yourself. We are undergoing certification in order to get direction and support to achieve our sustainable and social goals to an assessed framework. With widespread greenwashing we want to make sure we are making a difference and achieving our certification will allow our customers to trust that we are actually taking action across every element of the business, not just in one area.