So the core of what we do is with love. Love for life, love for our environment, and love for FAMILY. In fact the word pronounced “car-ta-meb” is a blend of our Founder's first name, her mother’s name, and father’s combined. It is the same name her mother used for her antique furniture business in the early 1990’s. When it was decided to reinvent the brand into a jewelry line, a roman numeral two was added at the end of the name. It is part "II" to the design story.