Jewellery designer Kristina Broderick for Kristina Broderick jewellery is our designer in the spotlight this week as we continue to share the talents of our local designers.
Name: Suzanne Rousseau-Bernard
I'm wearing... the square copper earrings.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... a few years ago. Actually, I saw her stuff on display once when I was leaving Shakti. They had a trunk show of sorts, and she had all of her things on display there. I'm thinking this was at least three to four years ago. The stuff was amazing, and I literally bought two or three earrings immediately. I mean, on walking out the door! I took her card and I remembered thinking to myself that it was so original and so creative how she had used the different metals. I found her designs very inspirational. I like very bold, chunky and graphic jewellery. I'm not really a fan of small jewellery. So, that really appealed to me.
I support the brand because... I support the brand because I think her designs are very bold and I like the geometric shapes and textures. I like how creative she is and the way she is able to work with different metals.
I have... five or six pieces.
My favourite is... the black leather cuff with studded silver.
Name: Marcette Mcleggon
Occupation: Bank Officer
I'm wearing... the copper hammered, a copper ring and a gold bracelet cuff with purple agate stone.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... when I went to one of her shows. I was immediately drawn to her pieces. They looked very unique and artsy, so when I found out they were handmade locally I was very impressed. I bought my first piece then, and since that first buy I've been adding to my collection.
I support the brand because... I think she is very talented, pays attention to detail and is able to design anything you can describe.
I have... four pieces
My favourite is... the ones I'm wearing.
Name: Simone Bowie-Jones
I'm wearing... a copper necklace and matching bracelet cuff.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... the first time I saw her jewellery at least four years ago. I saw a friend with a piece and I became very interested in her designs, so I later attended the opening of her store. Afterwards I asked her to make my wedding band for me which was perfect for my wedding day.
I support the brand because... Kristina's pieces are breathtakingly beautiful, unique and extremely well made.
I have... eight pieces.
My favourite is... a gold necklace with turquoise agate stones.
Name: Alecia Aleong
Occupation: Interior Designer
I'm wearing... the frosted ring and earrings from the Crushed Collection.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... whenever I would go out I would see mutual friends wearing her jewellery. After awhile I was finally introduced to her because we do boot camp together. I started buying her pieces after that. I bought my first piece last year.
I support the brand because... I'm all about design and seeing women live their dreams and do what they love. I also like the fact that she can do things for me that I like. I actually asked her to build a ring for me and I really liked how it came out. It's really cool knowing and hanging out with the person who made the jewellery you wear.
I have... five to six pieces
My favourite is... a pair of rose gold hoops I bought from her.
Name: Tanya Shirley
Occupation: Poet and Educator
I'm wearing... a heavy leather necklace and hammered earrings.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... in 2009 at Market On The Lawn. I had seen people wearing her pieces before and at Market on the Lawn I went over and introduced myself and told her I had to have one of her pieces. I have been supporting her ever since.
I support the brand because... I like her artistry and craftsmanship. I like the shape of the pieces and the clean lines. I also think she is a wonderful person and that's why I support the brand.
I have... five pieces.
My favourite is... the hammered earrings I'm wearing.
Name: Kristine Miller
I'm wearing... a jade, layered necklace.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... about two years ago. I commissioned her to make my wedding band and she made it for me and it was great. She also managed to do so in a very short period.
I support the brand because... I support anything Jamaican. It's even better that her stuff is so beautiful. There are some people who can design but cannot receive a descriptive instruction and carry through to the end. Kristina is able to do this, producing the end product just the way it was described. Her stuff is beautiful and I like the range of material she uses from precious gold to wood.
I have... seven pieces
My favourite is... The jade piece I'm wearing for aesthetics but my wedding band for sentimental reasons.
Name: Roxanne Shields
I'm wearing... a necklace from the Stoned Collection made of brazilian agate and 14-karat gold.
My love affair with Kristina Broderick jewellery began... in 2007 when she first moved back to Jamaica.
I support the brand because... well, I was actually Kristina's very first customer when she returned to Jamaica and I have been supporting her ever since. Her designs are unique, the jewellery is very well crafted, and she's an extremely talented artisan.
I have... at least 30 pieces and counting.
My favourite is... my 14-karat gold and wooden ring and pendant from her 'Portland Collection', which was my first purchase.