Our Story

Biopic3Welcome to Catherine Nicole! We’re so happy you’re here.

Our two main focuses are: 1) YOU. We truly want you to be thrilled with your purchase and your shopping experience. We are here to answer any questions, help you pick out something, or whatever else you may need. 2) Being useful to the world. $5 from every Catherine Nicole sale empowers a young Ugandan woman with an education and a micro-loan to start her own business. Learn more HERE.

The Catherine Nicole Collection

No one comes between me and my customers. 

No factories. No middleman. I specialize in well-constructed jewelry that makes a statement and tells the world a bit about who you are. It comes directly from me to you, with love. Amazing quality & half the cost. You’re welcome.

The Artisan Collections

Being a jeweler makes a me a uniquely good jewelry buyer– I can see and feel a material’s quality, I know how it will hold up over time and how it will react to your body, repeated wear, and the elements. So, when I started to come across unusual and well-made jewelry in my travels, I knew my customers would want to see them in the shop.

Designer Bio

Hailed by Women’s Wear Daily as an emerging designer to look out for and a graduate of Parsons School of Design’s prestigious Fashion Design program, Catherine Nicole’s collections of statement jewelry are inspired by her extensive travels abroad and fueled by her constant craving to create.

Made for everyday ornamentation, each Catherine Nicole style exudes an effortless, timeless and bold statement of femininity. Her pieces are responsibly cast with recycled metals, hand fabricated in sterling silver, 14 karat gold fill or vermeil, and feature brilliant, multi-faceted crystals and gemstones. Additionally, each style has been selected with special consideration to the interplay of light and movement.

Catherine was inspired at a young age by the ethnic dress of indigenous cultures and by the idea that stories could be told by what we wear. Throughout her travels to India, Africa, South America, Asia and the West Indies, Catherine’s interest in the ornamentation of ancient cultures contextualized itself. This, combined with her formal studies and natural intuition for color theory, provide the foundation for her striking pieces.

Catherine launched her business in 2004 shortly after returning Stateside from spending six years in Spain. Ever the traveler, she took her designs to the road and began selling to select boutiques while touring cross-country with her husband in a vintage Airstream for a year. The collection was met with immediate praise and attention from both the national buying community and media.

Now, based out of her green studio in Austin, Texas, Catherine is merging her love of design with environmental and social responsibility. The Catherine Nicole Project gives $5 from every purchase to support her joint efforts with BRAC to prevent young girls from becoming child brides. Catherine is also incorporating a greater variety of non-precious metals into her designs and avoiding the use of non-renewable materials.