About Caroline and José
Caroline Colom Vásquez and José Vásquez-Corbalan have been designing together since the day they met in Austin, Texas. Hailing from opposite ends of the globe (Caroline from historic Mystic, Connecticut, and José from the romantic city of Buenos Aires, Argentina), the two fell in love at first sight, but soon discovered a shared passion; their courtship included many evenings spent sketching designs and ideas onto cocktail napkins, and long weekends full of crafting their ideas from whatever materials they could find. Both entrepreneurs and dreamers at heart, the pair vowed to someday run a business together offering their design work to clients around the world. By marrying Caroline’s love of ceramics and design with José’s talents in woodworking and fine craftsmanship, the two settled in Austin and made that dream a reality. Paloma’s Nest was founded in 2007 and is a family-run business named after their daughter, Paloma (whose name means “dove” in Spanish). The brand creates timeless, heirloom-quality pieces intended to be cherished and passed on to future generations. Recently the family and business moved back to the East Coast to be reunited with the beauty and history there.
With These Rings + Paloma’s Nest = A Perfect Match
Stephanie has spent nearly half of her life studying, making, and teaching jewelry. After several years of creating on her own production line she realized that she had gotten away from what initially attracted her to making jewelry in the first place, creating meaningful pieces that people would treasure. After Stephanie and her husband made each other’s wedding bands she realized this could be the perfect way to combine her passion for teaching with her desire to create heirlooms, by teaching people to make their own wedding rings!
The idea of incorporating a ring warming ceremony comes up often in the With These Rings workshops as
a special way to add even more sentiment to each couples’ handmade wedding bands. So Stephanie decided to offer the option of beautifully crafted ring dishes to her clients. As an artist and small business owner herself Stephanie wanted to work with a likeminded, artist run business to offer these handmade, heirloom quality ring dishes. Clearly Paloma’s Nest was the perfect fit!