Carter G. Designs came to be after designer Clare Frizzell could not find the particular jewelry she was looking for. After making a few items for herself, friends and family quickly began asking for some. She started making jewelry for fun outside of her Retail Merchandising career and started dedicating more and more time to it. After becoming pregnant with her daughter, Eloise, Clare decided to leave the merchandising world and continue her love for design by taking on Carter G. Designs full time.
The name Carter G. Designs comes from Clare’s family lakehouse on Amon G. Carter lake. Because the entire process of designing and creating jewelry brought her so much joy, Clare decided that she would name the business after one of her childhood happy places. Every piece continues to be made with love and by Clare to this day.