This is a story about two people who met and fell in love, but they were given a time limit.
Cathy was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and the accompanying prognosis of a very limited life expectancy. However, with ongoing medical interventions, she was able to live longer than initially anticipated. She met Viv at the age of 30 when her life expectancy was 36, so there was no time to waste – they got married, vowing to make the most of their time together.
They started a jewellery business, the perfect backdrop to showcase their shared creativity and determination to ‘stop and smell the roses’.
It was a success, with Richard Branson as their most notable customer. After 14 incredible years of working side by side, they decided to call it a day and sell their business. Cathy was now 43 and on a waiting list for a lung transplant, but the waiting period was longer than they knew she had. And the chances were slim.
But unexpectedly. Miraculously. On an ordinary Tuesday, Cathy received a call for a bilateral lung transplant. What an overwhelmingly humbling feeling to be granted extra time. What to do with it?
Inspired by Tuesday was born, expressing the sentiment that ‘Everybody has a story’.
Each item of jewellery is an expression of Cathy and Vivien’s story, reflecting the universal experiences of life, love and hope that touch us all.
TUESDAY jewellery seeks to acknowledge our
significant life events, our celebrations and tragedies,
our scars, our victories, our joys. However big or small
they may be. Inspired by Tuesday is about beauty,
love, imperfection, our incredible natural world
and usually includes an element of the… UNEXPECTED!