Marion brothers win competition to design jewelry for Belk
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:22:17 GMT —
Darrius Curry, 22, and his older brother Dallas Curry, 23, are the 2014 winners of the Belk Southern Design Contest.
Their jewelry line, "Be Inspired" of the D'Ramont Collection, is now sold in Belk Stores in Mount Pleasant, SC, Dallas, TX, Birmingham AL, and Charlotte, NC.
You can also buy their jewelry at Belk.com.
"To know that we can have Belk as our platform to be in states that we probably would have taken us longer to become a vendor or have our product in those states, to be able to have a company like Belk to be our platform, it's an awesome feeling," said Dallas Curry.
"I feel good. I keep telling people that it doesn't even feel real, like it's mine. I feel like I'm doing it for someone else," added Darrius Curry.
Darrius designs the jewelry and his old brother Dallas manages their company.
They moved to Atlanta shortly after the graduation from Marion High School.
The brothers said they never forgot an inspirational message by their church pastor Frantz Todman, who told them to tap into their gifts and talents.
The Currys did just that and got into designing jewelry because it was so difficult for women to find matching necklaces and earrings.
"I thought about when I was in high school how my mom loved matching sets. They wouldn't have necklaces to go with earrings and so she would buy two of the same necklaces and we would go home and pop one down and make earrings and bracelets just to go with one necklace," said Darrius Curry.
They believe their collection is designed makes women feel bold and beautiful.
"I've always believed in my designs. When I first started, I came a long way. Because actually when we first started, we were using fishing string to make designs. The way we are now you would think I went to a school," explained Darrius Curry.
"That's our goal, to be vendors in Nordstrom, Sacks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Dillards. That's our next goal of working toward," explained Dallas Curry.
The brothers will have an official launch of their jewelry line at the Opera House in Marion on April 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The event is open to the public.