When she left her Texas hometown for Emory University, Jacqueline Rose was laser-focused on taking care of biz—so much so that she went to school to study it. But instead of originally taking that path, though, she headed into advertising in Atlanta, and it was during that phase of her career that Jacqueline finally realized she needed to stretch her creative muscles. Her first foray: fashioning rad belts out of vintage brooches.
But, true to form, even Jacqueline’s hobby quickly become a marketable skill: “The owners of a local boutique really loved them, so I started making more of them. I found I really enjoyed dabbling in this world.” She eventually moved to L.A., fell in love with the lost-wax casting process, and started designing from-scratch jewelry featuring mesmerizing glass orbs and gorgeously intricate chains, all because, as she says, “I want to create classic pieces that feel personal.” She officially launched her line in 2006, and, as you would guess, she’s been very hard at work since.