‘Dedication’ and ‘hard work’, these are definitely the most important ingredients when it comes to success. Jewellery brand V and Me is a prime example of this.
Creating a range of personalised bespoke jewellery, V and Me is a Melbourne based company run by Catherine, a mum of two, who not only designs all the pieces but personally makes them.
Celebrating its first birthday, V and Me have definitely made an impact in the last twelve months with their beautiful handmade pieces. With a range of unique designs, V and Me offer a great range of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and charms for adults and children along with stunning keyrings that are also personalised to provide that unique touch.
Establishing her business when she only had her daughter Valenica, she decided to incorporate this within her business name, hence, V and Me came to life. Starting this new venture during her maternity leave, Catherine worked late into the night, every night. ‘While she (Valencia) was asleep, I was a machine. I chose how hard to work and how far to push myself.’
This was the beginning of a business that would give buyers the opportunity to create unique pieces that would truly be loved by the buyer. With the majority of the collection made to order, each piece can incorporate dates, initials or a special message making it stand out.
With endless options for the buyer to create something special for themselves or a loved one, Catherine’s favourites include the Arabella Bar and Stella Pendant Necklace. With these and other pieces available in rose gold, silver and gold, there is also the option of choosing pendant length along with adding extra charms. But it doesn’t stop there. With a great relationship with her buyers, providing great customer service, each piece is beautifully packaged and treated with love and care from beginning to end.
For any mums who want to start their own business, Catherine gives the best advice, ‘…ask for help when you need it and don’t be afraid to put your ideas out there. We choose our path in life so why wouldn’t you choose one that makes you happy? I did, and I haven’t looked back.’
With all products available online, soon you will be able to purchase ready made pieces in stores very soon! Keep an eye out on the V and Me Instagram page (@vandme_aus) to get the latest pieces and purchase your bespoke piece!