Citrus Silver – a Toronto-based design company by Karen Lamont.
With the birth of Karen’s first child, she understood how powerful a mother’s love is. The kind of love that paralyzes; filling every ounce with incredible pride.
A long-time fashion and accessories devotee, Karen Lamont, Citrus Silver founder and principal designer, wanted to express that crazy love in a simple yet stylish way. Her first pieces provided a daily, tangible reminder of the importance of her new role as mother. She would catch glimpses of her children’s names or she would find herself holding the smooth surface of the pendant to bring her back to what truly mattered most and how grateful she was to be a Mother.
The birth of her other baby, Citrus Silver, followed.
Karen’s strong design sense and superior hand stamping quickly set Citrus Silver apart. Just weeks after launching, she got her first taste of publicity when Sweetspot, a Toronto based company recognizing emerging cool designers, gave Citrus Silver some love in their National newsletter. Within hours she received hundreds of orders with merely days to stamp and ship in time for Mother’s Day delivery. And she did. Magazines and newspapers are still writing great things about Citrus Silver.
Almost a decade later, Karen has created thousands of personalized necklaces, bracelets, earrings, key chains and cuff links. Beautiful beads, cool leather cuffs and Zen silk wraps are frequently incorporated into her designs. Her personalized pieces go beyond children’s names to include words, GPS coordinates, family members and dates that are unforgettable to the person wearing it.