I’m Cloyette Harris-Stoute, the Founder of New York-based Jewelry Brand, Twin Elegance. My collections are designed with women in mind to inspire confidence, celebrate our personal traits and encourage bold self-expression. With versatility in mind, each piece is expertly handcrafted to to tell the story of a confident woman with a flair for unique and meaningful jewelry.
Centered around elements of strength and self-love, my interchangeable aesthetic is infused with heart and pear-shapes, symbols and natural gemstones that are rooted in rich spiritual meaning and timeless history. I am also deeply influenced by the rich culture and traditions of my birth country. Born and raised in Guyana, South America, I grew up watching the women in my family stylishly dressed and bedecked in elegant handmade bright yellow gold jewelry that is passed down from generation to generation. It is also customary in Guyanese culture for newborn babies and young children to receive gifts of gold jewelry; a tradition that my parents embraced which exposed me to gold bangles, drop earrings, cross necklaces and tiny finger rings at a very young age.
The strength of confidence that the women in my family exuded, coupled with my appreciation of the fine jewelry that my mom has passed down to me, inspired my passion for creating keepsake jewelry that celebrates and empowers women. After studying jewelry metalsmith at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York City and sculptural jewelry and 3D Wax Carving at the Art League of Long Island, I took a few years off to focus on my family. In 2021, I decided to merged my twin passions; women empowerment with jewelry designing and launched Twin Elegance.
When I'm not designing jewelry, I'm sharing inspiring stories about exceptional women from my country and community on my blog, Guyanese Girls Rock!, or leading a mentoring, leadership development and scholarship program for teen girls through my non-profit, Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.
The Twin Elegance message "Keep Your Confidence Wrapped in Jewels" is a reminder for us as women to embrace our inner elegance, celebrate our femininity, successes and milestones and to always adorn ourselves with confidence.