Johnathan Cardillo was born and raised in Southern California. His father was a Police Officer and his mother worked at his school to offset the cost of tuition for private school. For much of his childhood he was raised in a really strict religion in which wearing jewelry was prohibited. As an act of rebellion, he began using his father's tools to convert keychains into rings that he would wear when his parents weren't around.
Little did he know that this seemingly small act of defiance would lead to a lifelong passion.
THE SECRET SAUCE
It's not worth its weight in gold if it doesn't elicit a compliment.
That's my motto. I love to design conversation pieces, icebreakers. Many of my customers tell me that they never really wore jewelry until they found one of my necklaces. That was my mission; to design accessories that served as a catalyst to help introverts like myself meet people. Just that simple, sexy pendant that forces a complete stranger to walk up to you and ask you about your necklace. I’ve seen it, I’ve experienced it… and for that I’m wildly inspired to continue this work. - JC