New York based artist Lisette Scott founded Jam + Rico to dive deeper into her love of designing and her Caribbean roots.
"I was always influenced by my culture. With immigrant grandparents from both islands of Jamaica and Puerto Rico, I was always curious about their upbringing and traditions that were formed from their homeland. The most prominent inspirations were food and music in my home. A little salsa and reggae with a mix of arroz con pollo, pastelles, jerk and curry were favorites and loves within my home. Once I got older and was able to travel to both islands, the fascination and love of my heritage grew even stronger. The colors, carnivals, art, beaches and language all inspired me to create and design. That’s when I knew I needed to design to bring me closer to a cultural connection of my ancestors."
You can find Lisette's bright + colorful jewelry (as seen in VOGUE) here