Dare to be Daitye.
Daitye, Inc. (pronounced DAY-TEE), is a New York based jewelry line, established in 2008 after designer Shivon Carolina visited a boutique in Atlanta, GA, purchased a couple of pieces and returned to New York with an idea of creating her own jewelry line. After receiving the direction of one of her aunts who also dabbled in jewelry making (beading), she was able to start up her line. She decided to use a combination of her two grandmothers' names, "Daisy" and "Hattye" and "Daitye" was born.
To improve her craft she attended New York's Fashion Institute of Technology in Spring 2009. There, she took up Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication and Design, where she learned a plethora of techniques and skills. She also learned on her own, many other jewelry-making skills.
Daitye encompasses many aspects of the designer's life. The line is inspired by the ever-changing world, her life, love and music. She is a creator at heart, but her true passion is for music; singing, songwriting and producing beats. Many life experiences influence most of the pieces she creates.
Each piece is an original design which goes through a process of: visualization, fabrication and production. The pieces are meticulously handcrafted and or precision-cut by the designer using different tools, machines and techniques.
The pieces consist of many materials including but not limited to brass, copper, .925 Sterling silver and 14/20 gold filled metals; imported European and Indian leather cords; and an array of semi-precious stones and beads. All pieces are created in the designer's New York studio.
When you wear a Daitye piece, you are wearing a meaningful piece of jewelry that was created with love & passion...dare to be different...dare to be Daitye!