~ About Us ~
About Vinny & Charles
Vinny & Charles is a small, family-run jewelry business that is passionate about making real jewelry for real women. Using high quality materials and rare gemstones, set in unique, timeless designs, Vinny & Charles is dedicated to making luxury jewelry affordable, accessible and ethical.
We make contemporary fashion pieces, as well as fine jewelry, and in recent years, we have developed our work further to specialise in custom bridal jewelry, including unique wedding and engagement rings.
All of our designs are created in the Vinny & Charles workshop in Western Australia, but we cater to customers all over the world. We handcraft all of our pieces, using top materials and quality craftsmanship, but we believe in making luxury accessible to all, so we’ve cut out the middleman (and his markup), and we sell directly to you.
To us, materials matter - so you won’t find any plated metals, gold fills or cheap imitations with us. We use only solid gold and silver, and high quality, conflict-free diamonds, to make jewelry that is unique in design, and built to last.
Vinny & Charles was born out of a shared passion for creating beautiful, handcrafted jewelry that is unique, personal and suited to women who are independent, creative, adventurous, and appreciate quality. This passion is shared by South African husband and wife team, Chris and Melody, who combined forces in 2010, working on Chris’ jewelry business in South Africa. They went on to open another jewelry business together in 2016 after they moved to Australia, and Vinny & Charles grew out of this journey, transforming into a brand that symbolises Melody and Chris as individuals and as a couple.
Melody has a background in information management, but has been a small business owner since 2008, owning and managing businesses in the travel, photography and jewelry industries. Chris, who has been in the jewelry industry for over 15 years and is qualified in jewelry design and manufacture, also still runs his own jewelry business, specialising in art jewellery and luxury lifestyle products.
Together, as Vinny & Charles, they are committed to creating gorgeous, real and unique wedding and engagement rings, as well as contemporary fashion jewelry, making luxury affordable for the everyday woman.
Every single Vinny & Charles piece is crafted and hand finished in our studio workshop in Perth, Western Australia. This gives us full control over the manufacturing process to ensure each and every piece of jewelry we produce meets the highest quality standards.
All of our pieces are made with great care and love, and we believe it is this care and attention to detail during the manufacturing process that ensures your jewelry will stand the test of time.
In our workshop, we only use high quality materials, like solid gold, and diamonds that are sourced through highly reputable and conflict-free sources that follow the Kimberley Process (KP). All of our pieces are made according to industry standards, with the metal type on the hallmark (9/14/18). Our first priority is quality, and we are committed to exceptional craftsmanship and ethical practices.
All of our pieces are made in our studio in Western Australia, where we carefully execute each design from start to finish, ensuring that every item is made to the highest standard of quality.
We value simplicity in our jewelry designs, so each piece we make is minimalistic, classy and timeless, designed to complement you, not outshine you. And, quite simply, simple never goes out of style!
You should always know what you're paying for, and with Vinny & Charles, you always know that you are getting high quality metals, ethical gemstones and expert craftmanship.
We believe that being ethical in the jewelry industry is not a luxury, but that luxury can be ethical. And that is why we only source diamonds from highly reputable, conflict-free sources who follow the Kimberly process
We are committed to creating beautiful, hand crafted, fine jewelry at affordable prices. By cutting out the middle man and selling direct to you, our customers, we make luxury accessible and everyday.