Carré – About the Designer
The story of Carré Jewellery is a true story of great love for the gemstones. But it is also a story with big visions and a steady determination to make a dream come true. The woman who fought for her dream is half Danish/half Israelian. Her name is Shiri Haugbøl, and she founded the jewellery brand back in 1991. The dream that started the brand, was to be able to invite everyone into the world of gemstones as she experiences it. About that Shiri says: “I love gems: the colours are such amazing gifts of nature. Alone, or even better, in combination, they create colourful magic by enhancing and bringing out each other’s shades. This is what I love most about jewellery making.”
There is one facet of gemstones that is extra special to Siri and that is the birthstones. Birthstones are a special assortment of beautiful gemstones, that each represents a particular calendar month of the year. It is unclear if the custom of wearing the gemstone assigned to the month of your birth, originated in Poland or in Germany, but the custom dates back to the 16th century. Over the years the list of birthstones has changed, and they also vary from culture to culture. However, in 1952, the Jewellery Industry Council sponsored a modern list. If you wear a piece of jewellery set with your birthstone, it is said to bring good luck, therefore jewellery with birthstones make a wonderful and personal gift for a loved one or for yourself. If you are intrigued by the tales of the birthstones, we invite you to take a closer look at our fine selection of Carré jewellery.