The Business

Native Memphian, Lauren Carlson began making jewelry in her apartment in 2014. This sparked the foundation of her business, Question the Answer, a one of a kind jewelry line seeking to make minimal pieces influenced by heirlooms, vanitas imagery & modern design.

In line with the rising trend of "slow fashion", Carlson's feminine- yet edgy pieces concentrate on quality & longevity. She seeks to underline the thoughtfulness of purchasing quality jewelry, and to highlight the destructiveness of mass production or "fast fashion". 

From Lauren

Being a Memphis native, I find it very important that my studio and my business exist in my hometown. I am deeply encouraged and rewarded to be a part of our creative community and to produce work amongst so many other multi-talented Memphis makers.

Take a peek behind the scenes


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For press inquiries please contact lauren@questiontheanswer.com


Southwest: THE Magazine

Found in Memphis
July 2018


The Daily News

Five to Watch, Written by Andy Meek
March 2016


The Daily News

Question the Answer Brings Carlson’s Jewelry to Life, Small Business Spotlight: Written by Lance Wiedower
September 2015



LPBC Radio Show, 600 WREC

Question the Answer, Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club Radio Show, News Radio 600 WREC: Interviewed by Jeremy Park
August 2015


Memphis Flyer Online Blog

Lauren Carlson of Question the Answer Launches New Jewelry Collection, Style Sessions: Written by Sophorn Kuoy
July 2015

Click Magazine

Craft & Consumerism
Written by L. Taylor Smith (pages 18-19)
November 2014




Interviews, Spaces & Tours, Intro by Tarra Kruzan & Photography by Well Worn Co.
September 2014


KPFusion Blog

Brands to Know, Written by Kim Thomas
July 2014


Memphis Magazine

Memphis Fashion Weekend Spread, page 32
May 2014 Issue

Memphis Magazine Online Blog

MFW: Throwback Thursday and What’s Ahead, Style Watch: Written by Augusta Campbell
March 2014


Memphis Magazine

Memphis Fashion Weekend Spread, pages 28-32
May 2013 Issue