The PLAITLY Story: Jewelry Shaped by Invisible Forces

Caroline Quinio photograph
CAROLINE QUINIO, FOUNDER

Throughout my life, I’ve worn many hats - as a classical pianist, an architect, and a jewelry designer - and I have always been fascinated by moments when the lines between art and science blur, and something new is born.  I strive to bring together these qualities - the poetic and the systematic - within a contemporary, yet timeless, jewelry aesthetic.  

As a naturally shy person, I used jewelry as a way to express myself - to be a (slightly) louder person in the room without having to say anything, because the jewelry I wore would make a statement in itself. I was selective in the jewelry I picked, constantly seeking out original designs I had never seen anyone else wearing before. And I loved jewelry with an interesting story behind it - how it was made, where it came from, what it represents. I loved having conversations with others about my jewelry because I had a personal connection to it.

PLAITLY's central theme of “Jewelry Shaped by Invisible Forces” is an acknowledgement that there is always more to what we see in the world, and that these invisible forces are so influential in the creation of the things we find truly captivating. I strive to create personal connections through sharing the stories behind my collections and demystifying the processes behind designing & creating jewelry.  I also believe in the importance of giving back to the global community, which is why 10% of our Heliodon Collection sales are donated to the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a non-profit organization that uses the power of the sun to develop and deliver innovative solar solutions in answer to the urgent needs of the world’s energy poor—giving them the opportunity to vastly improve their quality of life and pursue their dreams. 

PLAITLY jewelry is for women who are creatives at heart, passionate about design, and appreciate meaningful stories behind their jewelry.  I hope that my jewelry resonates with the creative soul within you, and that you choose to express yourself through the pieces in the PLAITLY Collection.

To learn more about us, such as our commitment to only using ethically-sourced, nickel-free and recycled metals, or the processes behind how we create our jewelry, please visit our FAQ page.

 

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PLAITLY jewelry has been featured in various fashion and design magazines, including ELLE, ELLE Decor, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, GQ, Glamour, House of Coco and Surface Magazine.  PLAITLY is internationally recognized and has exhibited work in the Fuorisalone during Milan Design Week and the Artistar Jewels Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition during Milan Fashion Week in Italy.  PLAITLY has also appeared in local events, such as Brooklyn Designs during NYCxDESIGN, the Chelsea Fashion and Film Festival in New York City, the SolStreet Pop-Up Markets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the FAD (Fashion, Art, Design) Market in New York City.