Why CHARLTON & LOLA?

CHARLTON is an ode to New York City: a quaint, historical and magical nook in the City. LOLA is an acronym of sorts, a play on Lisa's name.

Lisa Owusu

CHARLTON & LOLA by Lisa A. Owusu

Based in the historic Diamond District, CHARLTON & LOLA creates fine jewelry to represent personal and everyday meaningful moments. Each fine jewelry piece embodies a connectivity to the precious metal, the stone, the process of creation and then the owner of the fine jewelry piece .

Jewelry Designer & Fine Jeweler, Lisa A. Owusu is inspired by life journeys, a studied love of art and philosophy, and a profound respect for the natural state of stones and the principles of metals  She created CHARLTON & LOLA to create soulful connections with fine jewelry and also provide a refined bespoke experience for her private design clients: to help them in creating their own personal history and stories through fine jewelry.

All fine jewelry pieces are envisioned, designed and crafted from a place of mindfulness and a deep knowledge of fine jewelry.

Lisa works with the community of fine jewelers, all local craftsmen and artisans that have played their part in the history of the Diamond District, and made some of the most beautiful jewelry in the world.

CHARLTON & LOLA fine jewelry is infused with pure soul: tradition, technique and passion. Luxurious craftsmanship.

Founder & Creative Director, Lisa

Born in Brooklyn, Lisa grew up in La Côte D’Ivoire and Ghana. She studied liberal arts in Connecticut and then went on to study law between England and the United States.

She has trained under Master Jeweler-David Benlolo. Lisa believes in excellent craftmanship: collaborating with master casters, stone dealers, stone setters, stone cutters and engravers in the Diamond District, New York City.

She has a deep love of Nature and hence gemstones in their natural forms as rocks and stones. She is also a Reiki Master and studied the energies of rocks and stones.

Lisa feels infinitely blessed by this jeweler's community that has allowed her to study, train & work in fine jewelry making since she discovered it was her true passion.


"When Philosophy, Soul, History & Technique meld together, Magic is created and that Magic is known as Beauty." ~Lisa

CHARLTON & LOLA is inspired by history, art, philosophy, nature, the mystical, and most of all the divine in all of us.

Made in New York City

Johannes Vingboons - Geheugen van Nederland (Memory of The Netherlands), Selections from the Map Collections 

Steeped in history, culture and tradition, it is an honor for CHARLTON & LOLA to be based in the Diamond District in a period of change and transformation.

The Diamond District has a transient energy, like no other: buzzing in the center of Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and close to Rockerfeller Center. The original Diamond District was created in the 1920s near Canal Street and the Bowery. As the era evolves and to integrate old and new jewelers into the community, we are blessed to be part of the new story of this community of fine jewelry artisans.

Our mission is to support our community of fine jewelers and artisans that are part of the process of making some of the most beautiful jewelry in the world. The advantage we have is that New York City attracts the best from all over the world. 

Made with Love 

Made with Love 

Power of Five 

Exclusive Limited Productions.

Every CHARLTON & LOLA ring is unique: based, on the energy of creation, no two objects are exactly the same. Nor would you want them to be the same. Every piece of fine jewelry should resonate with their owner. Lisa prides her self in finding unique gemstones for collections and projects, therefore no two objects will be the same. Lisa is always determined to offer the extraordinary.

Please note collections will always be limited productions and only five of one style will ever be created. As a pivotal number, 5 stands for change. As such, each piece will be marked in sequential order.