Frances (that’s mom), always had an eye for art. Growing up on Sloane Street in London, she saw ornate architecture, tapestries from worlds away, and leading fashion. By 16, she was a model, hand selected by a top London agency. By 18, she was New York and soon to be continuing her career in Los Angeles.
Our story could easily end here and be inspiring enough. But, we’ve only begun.
Frances founded and ran an interior design company for 13 years. The next 12 would be creating Jude Frances Jewelry, hand designed from her creative inspirations. What she accomplished in a brief 25 years would be the envy of dreamers who hoped for twice as long.
Frances, a woman of unflappable determination, was not alone during this time. Watching, learning, and dreaming alongside her was daughter Charlotte. Growing up under this kind of constant inspiration uncorked in Charlotte her own desire to create beauty anew.
Like her mother before her, Charlotte studied in Europe. She found her own style, and like her mother, unstoppable.
For Frances, it quickly made sense to partner with her daughter. Charlotte’s fashion forward thinking, and Frances’ rich experience created a powerhouse team. It will likely come as no surprise, most jewelry is made for, and worn by, women. It is also no surprise to learn that the jewelry industry has been run mostly by men. It is further no surprise that the artful eye of our Sloane Rangers has changed that.