CFD Fine Jewelry is designed, owned, and handcrafted by Caroline Forrester Downes & Ashley Harrison. Caroline grew up surrounded by art, influenced by her mother, father, and grandmother, all of whom taught her how to design and create. Caroline began making jewelry at the young age of 13, by creating and selling one of a kind earrings and necklaces. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, concentrating in Graphic Design. Caroline left her Graphic Design career behind and began studying at Creative Metalworks School of Design to pursue her life-long dream of being a jewelry designer. Ashley Harrison graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Communications & Business Management. After college she moved to the Catskills of New York and began working in the fine jewelry industry. Travelling all over the country to wholesale & retail shows, she gained experience working with high-end retailers. In 2014 she moved home to Berlin, MD to start a family. Caroline & Ashley immediately reconnected and their partnership seemed kismet.
CFD Fine Jewelry opened a Brick & Mortar studio space in March of 2016, located in the heart of downtown Berlin, Maryland. Since then, CFD Fine Jewelry has been seen in boutiques, as well as online shops, trunk shows, pop-up shops, and fine craft art festivals all over the East Coast.