By Desiree Williams
Small Business Saturday marks a special day for Cari Hahn as she debuts her first jewelry collection called Good Karma & Grace. Hahn will host a launch party from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Lurie Gallery, 30 W. Main St.
The line is inspired by her experience surviving breast cancer, as well as her two daughters named Grace and Carly. Hahn already runs a candle-making business, Karma Candles, out of her home in Carmel.
In April 2016, Hahn was diagnosed with stage 2 bilateral breast cancer with a 30 percent chance of metastasis. While going through treatment, Hahn bought herself an elegant piece of jewelry, but she struggled to find something that truly represented her battle.
“Now that I’m a couple years out of treatment, I have really looked hard to find really thoughtful, just simple jewelry,” she said. “For me, just in looking still three years later and having a really hard time finding things, I decided to collaborate and come up with my own jewelry collection.”
Hahn has partnered with Blue Crush Studio in Venice, Fla., to build an exclusive collection of sterling silver jewelry. The line includes a warrior bracelet, a survivor bracelet, a double medallion featuring the phrase “you can do this” and another surprise design.
All pieces will be $150 or less. Hahn will donate 5 percent of proceeds to a new charity each month, not exclusive to cancer-related organizations.
“It’s not just for people who are cancer survivors, because I think so many people are survivors or warriors of whatever hardships they’ve been through,” she said.
Hahn’s jewelry, candles and other comfort items for those going through treatment are available online at karmacandlestore.com.