Who makes your jewelry?
I’m proud to say that the entire collection is produced, from beginning to end, here in New York City.
I design every piece of jewelry you see by fabricating them directly in metal, or carving them out of blocks of wax. For the latter, I partner with a local, family-run shop who assist me with a process called lost wax casting, in which my wax designs are cast into metal. The resulting raw castings are returned to our studio to be cleaned up and polished. I also work with a local stone-setter for all diamond settings.
Every piece of jewelry is thoroughly inspected and lovingly packaged before it is shipped to you.
Why doesn't my order ship right away?
As a small self-funded business, we do not hold much product inventory. That means we start making your jewelry when we receive your order.
Depending on the piece, the production process can take as little as 3 business days, or up to 2 weeks. Fine jewelry with gemstones could take up to 3 weeks. Please contact us for a more precise timing estimate. Rest assured that we will do our very best to meet your needs!
What is bronze, brass or gold fill?
We get this question a lot from customers and have a special page dedicated to explaining their differences. In a nutshell, we choose to work with solid metals that are not plated. Plated gold and plated silver may look nice when new but will wear off unevenly over the course of a few months. Solid metals, while they may tarnish, can be brought back to an even shine with a simple jewelry cloth.
Do you work with recycled metals and conflict-free stones?
As a nature-inspired brand, it is important to us that we respect and protect the environment. That means we only work with recycled metals and conflict-free stones. We also participate in a recycling program, for which we collect and send back metal scraps from the studio to be recycled and reused.
How do I clean my tarnished jewelry?
When exposed to moisture, chemicals, dirt and sweat, silver, brass and bronze jewelry may darken through a process called oxidation. The best way to clean it is to buff with a piece of polishing cloth. A DIY solution is to mix some lemon juice with water and let your jewelry soak overnight. The acidic content of the lemon will help remove any tarnish buildup.
Where can I shop your jewelry in person?
In 2017 we made the decision to focus on growing our direct to customer online channels, a shift that also allows us to provide you better value with less markups. We do occasionally participate in craft fairs in NYC and beyond, which are always announced via our Instagram account and Newsletter.
How often do you release new designs?
We wholeheartedly believe that jewelry should be a timeless investment. As such, we don’t follow the typical fashion calendar but rather release new designs as inspirations strike. This is our way of ensuring that we are thoughtful with our intentions and process, making jewelry that you will love for a long time to come.
Do you have any sales?
We are committed to providing you with quality jewelry at the best value, everyday. That means we don’t discount our items very often. However, twice a year (once in the summer and once in the fall) we host an online sample sale where you can shop heavily discounted sample items and discontinued styles. We will always give you a heads-up via Instagram or our Newsletter.
What advice do you have for other aspiring artists and entrepreneurs?
My biggest advice is to act. Do something everyday that helps you move forward, however small of a step it may be. Stop fixating on that big, hairy goal of “launching a business” or “becoming a full time artist.” It’s so intimidating that it can very well choke off all your creative instincts. I think we do our best work and learn the most when we operate from a place of curiosity and passion, rather than fear and stress.
Got another question?
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