Carol & Company is located in the heart of the historic village of Collinsville in the town of Canton, CT. The gallery represents craft and jewelry artists from all over North America, and features the work of owner, Carol Ackerman. You will find exceptional pieces of hand crafted jewelry, fiber art, blown glass and great gifts for all occasions.
Jewelry designer, Carol Ackerman, originally from Toronto, Canada, now makes her home in central Connecticut. Carol studied geology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and then earned her Graduate Jeweler Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in California, before starting to work at the jeweler's bench in 1986.
Carol, known for her feminine botanically themed designs, also works in a more contemporary style incorporating fabulous gemstone beads and very fine colored gemstones including tanzanite, tourmaline, spinel , and of course, multicolored sapphires.
Her studio is attached to the gallery and you can watch her work through the large picture window between the gallery and studio. Carol continually produces new designs, often inspired by some of the fabulous loose gems she buys from around the globe. Carol will create custom designs for you to incorporate heirloom family gemstones, or create a new one of a kind piece. Oftentimes, the customer's ideas will be incorporated into one of her collections. Carol says, "My clients are always inspiring me to create more interesting and complex pieces."
Come to Collinsville and stop by the gallery to watch her working and browse through the shop of exceptional handcrafted items. If you're not able to visit, please view some of our offerings here on our website.