the mission

Our mission is to make every woman feel beautiful, from the inside out. A circa1910 woman is positive, inspiring, thought-evoking. She builds up others around her and is a light to those who need one. She knows that she can make a difference in the world and limitations are only made to be broken. She is not a supermodel, and does not aspire to be one. She knows that true beauty radiates from within. She is you.

 
One-of-a-kind jewelry created from repurposed antique pieces + authentic gemstones. Antique key chandelier crystal

the why

When you choose our brand, you're choosing individuality. You're reminding yourself that you are enough- that you are unique and beautiful just as you are. circa1910 is more than just a brand, we are a lifestyle.

the team

Every piece of circa1910 is hand-crafted in a small historic studio in Beaufort, South Carolina. Our hand-selected team is composed of awesome women who show love and kindness and compassion in every way possible. We strive to have the greatest customer service so when you choose to work with circa1910, you are also making a few new friends along the way. At circa1910, you will never meet an unfamiliar face (or email signature). Call on us by a first name basis, that's what we live for.

 

the style

Every single vintage element is hand-picked by our designer on her travels. From the time it is chosen, it is taken back to the studio to be cleaned, repaired and sorted. We have an antique printing cabinet chock full of ready-to-be-picked vintage items just waiting for their perfect gemstone pairing. Our vintage items are given a second chance at a joyful, fulfilling life where they will be greatly cherished.

We create stories with our designs, sometimes choosing to create "sister" products that are very similar in style; don't be fooled though, each of our designs will always remain one-of-a-kind, just like our customers.

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the designer

My great-great-grandmother was alive until I was 14 years old and helped to raise me, as my mom was a single mother for the first part of my life. We had 5 generations of strong, passionate women alive at once during this time, and I am a product of those wonderful ladies who had a hand in my upbringing.

My grandmother instilled so much creativity inside my soul from a very young age. I remember digging through her chest of drawers and pulling out a collection of old buttons, antique jewelry, glass boxes with trinkets inside and beautiful old, weathered photographs. She taught me to sew and I eventually learned that I loved working with beads and sewing them onto clothing. From there, I jumped full force into making jewelry.

I grew up always knowing I wanted to own a business. I didn't make the connection to jewelry design until my mother was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in 2013, and I saw her undergo multiple reconstructive surgeries. I knew from that moment on that I wanted my business to have a purpose. Honoring both my grandmother and my mother through circa1910, while also helping other women with self confidence along the way, is a beautiful, humbling journey.

To our fans: With every story you tell me in confidentiality, every time you trust me to design something custom and meaningful, each time you remind me of exactly why I was given this mission, you make circa1910 that much more special. Thank you for being the best part of this company. You are not simply a customer to me, you are a friend and a confidant. I hope you think of us in the same sense.

 

All my love,

Kayla