Fashion Bios: Carri is a London based Jewelery Designer and professional Gemmologist,
trained in London's Hatton Garden.
She grew up in Cheshire, England and she is British of Anglo Indian/Irish origins.
From a young age she became passionate about colored gemstones.
Her family are from the former Southern Indian colonies and her first memories
are of rich and vibrant colors.
During a career in Business Development for an international consulting
company, she realized she had to fulfil her dream of working with precious
stones. Therefore, she undertook studies in Gemmology.
Whilst based in Paris, not far from the Place Vendome, it became apparent to
her, that the ultimate way to work with gemstones, having such an appreciation
of their beauty, would be to create sublime, unique pieces of jewelery.
After achieving the prestigious Graduate Diploma in Gemmology from the
British Gemmological Association, she undertook further training in design at
London's renowned jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. To begin with, she
fashioned a few pieces for private clients and then, she began to build her
"I want to create a desire, using rich and vibrant colors" - Carri Vacik
Her vision is to bring vivid, exotic, truly one-of-kind jewelery to the modern,
sophisticated woman, who is a connoisseur with an understanding of jewellery,
recognizes quality and desires distinction. A woman who loves to express
her femininity and originality.
She source's all of the materials for her creations personally. She travels to
locations around the world, to use her skills as a Gemmologist to select only
stones of the highest standards in cut, proportion and finish. Whilst on her
travels she discovered traditional artisans and goldsmiths, with whom she
now collaborates closely, to produce her designs by hand, in no less than 18
As a trained gemmologist, precious stones are of primary importance. Carri
aims expressly not to over-embellish her designs and she favors a heavy
gold look for added drama and extra effect.
Her inspiration is highly eclectic, ranging from Ancient Egypt to Hollywood of
the late 1950's. For the current collection she drew inspiration from the Eastern
world and particularly India.
"My mothers family is from Goa. I have always been fascinated by the extraordinary
hues and colors that characterize this enchanting and extraordinary
land. I suppose it is my blood?
The style of this collection is bold, elegantly simple and sensuous at once, allowing
the beauty of the top quality raw materials to shine through.