After graduating college with a sculpture degree, Angela started working as a graphic designer then creative director in children's publishing for 14 years. Inspired by the stylish women from her childhood, Angela Parker-Kennedy left the corporate life behind and followed her dream of designing delicate pieces of feminine jewelry that all women, no matter their style, would love to wear and share with friends. Olive Yew began in 2011 in her den with a small desk and basic jewelry making tools. Once the team grew to 6 full time members, she found a studio that works perfectly in Charlotte NC.
Angela and the Olive Yew team pay obsessive attention to the finest detail of every necklace, bracelet, ring and earring. The team also pays obsessive attention to the Olive Yew mascot named Gertie, a french bulldog that comes to work with Angela everyday!