All Campbell + Charlotte fine jewelry is designed by Jenny Crane McHugh and crafted, by hand, with love. Jenny’s love for jewelry started at an early age. One of her parents’ favorite memories involves the nightly war she waged as a two-year-old in refusing to remove the dozens of plastic bracelets, necklaces, and earrings she wore each day. Then, each morning, every piece had to be put back on before the day could start. Over the years, this love matured from plastic jewelry to fine jewelry and, ultimately, resulted in the launch of her fine jewelry line, Campbell + Charlotte.
The namesake Campbell + Charlotte is deeply meaningful to Jenny. Campbell is her first child and daughter’s name who, in many ways, was the push Jenny needed to leave the corporate world and take a chance on her dreams. Charlotte is where Jenny lives with her family and where her initial collection was born. Hence, the name Campbell + Charlotte.
Jenny’s daughter Campbell is the spark that started it all and the muse that keeps the collection alive. Each collection in the line reflects the intense emotions and phases of motherhood. Jenny works to translate these emotions into a design element that can inform that collection, creating an interconnected web of stories, memories, and lessons that weave throughout her line.
Above all, Jenny believes that jewelry tells a story and serves as a vehicle to allow these stories to be memorialized and shared through generations. It is understanding and capturing these stories that continue to inspire her work today.