How it started
How it's going
Begins in Britain
Donna's mum Carol and grandma Lily are the inspiration behind Carolily's name, but also our dedication to timeless, bold designs.
During World War ll, as Churchill instructed Britain to "keep calm, and carry on", women like Carol and Lily would dawn their pearl strands and regiment red lipstick like armour, and step outside their homes, ready to take on whatever the day brought. Their courage, unwavering confidence and ability to keep moving forward when times were tough has always inspired us.
Everytime we handcraft a piece of jewelry, we pay homage to the women that came before us. We pay tribute to our family. And we celebrate the women of today.
Fast forward to...
Life in Canada
Carol eventually moved from England, and began raising her new family in Ontario.
Donna distincly remembers wearing her mum's high heels around their home, trying on that regiment red lipstick, and marveling at all the dresses in her mum's closet.
Clearly, Danielle took after her mom and grandma's love of lipstick!
And then there was Carolily...
Donna and Danielle's ah-ha moment came after a couple glasses of wine and an evening lakeisde stroll. With over 40 years of jewelry making experience in Donna's repertoire, and Danielle's expertise in digital marketing, an online jewelry brand that brought joy to women across Canada made perfect sense. And, here we are, many years later, living out our wildest dreams.
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