Come Visit Our New Home!
Laura James Jewelry at Cotswold Marketplace
200 North Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC 28211
My Jewelry Journey began at a very early age where I was often elbow-deep in my Grandmother's white leather jewelry box, lured by the sparkles- but more so the stories and history attached to each piece.
I was surrounded by nature growing up in Mississippi and spent many afternoons in the outdoors, hunting for arrowheads and other treasures (which to this day play a very large part in my jewelry collections). After many years working in Retail, Fashion Merchandising and Design, a memory of taking apart my jewelry with my father's tools encouraged me to give the idea a try. I was immediately hooked, and by 2005 I launched Laura James Jewelry with the organic stones and vintage components that alluded me as a child being the main focus. Over the years my jewelry style has evolved into blend of bohemian, free spirit with vintage, midcentury style.
Being primarily self-taught, I attended Penland School of Craft in Asheville to hone my Metal-smithing skills and by 2009 I had opened my flagship Laura James Jewelry Studio Boutique in Dilworth. 7 years later in 2016, I moved my retail jewelry operation to Cotswold Marketplace in Charlotte which is open Monday-Saturday 10am until 5pm.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about my jewelry business, and please drop by and say hello, soon!
"For me, jewelry preserves memories, much like music. The best part is...you can later hand those treasured memories down."