Founded in Toronto by a jewelry trifecta — a third-generation jeweler, a former art director, and an engineer — Mejuri prides itself on transparent pricing and high quality. The brand’s lineup of minimalist fine jewelry isn’t meant to be squirreled away for a big occasion, either. Rather, they endorse the concept of wearing fine jewelry every single day. New pieces drop every Monday, so if nothing catches your eye this week, there’s always the next.
Eager to create the perfect personalized gift, Chrissy Lavdovsky set up a little shop out of her own kitchen and started plugging away. Her business blossomed on Etsy, and nearly 20 years later she has assembled a 100+ team of passionate artisans. To this day, GLDN still specializes in personalized jewelry, including initial necklace pendants saba sport login, inscribed cuffs, and delicate rings with your choice of lettering. GLDN’s symbol pendants are beautiful as well — have your pick from florals, hand gestures, faces, and more.
The SOKO motto is “style driven by a greater social purpose” and it fuels everything the brand does, from sourcing materials to handcrafting pieces to delivering its products. The company works with female artisans in Nairobi, Kenya, allowing them to not only bring their modern designs to life, but also connecting them with the global market. This culminates in both beautiful jewelry and a sense of dignity and purpose for artisans. All materials are sourced ethically.
Austin, Texas-based entrepreneur Kendra Scott started her eponymous jewelry line in 2002 with $500 in her pocket. The affordable line has since boomed into a $1 billion-dollar venture and her jewelry is sold in major retailers across the world. Her goal then was the same as it is now: to craft beautiful, high-quality gemstone pieces at approachable price points. Scott’s signature design is a bold gemstone — such as rose quartz, amethyst, or obsidian — wrapped in gold- or rhodium-plated metal. Most pieces are customizable, and customers can even play with the “Color Bar” tool to design their own pieces.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, it makes perfect sense that Catbird has become synonymous with plucking up-and-coming jewelry designers from a crowd and letting them dazzle a bigger audience. All pieces are brought to life in its Brooklyn studio utilizing ethically sourced materials — including conflict-free diamonds — and 1% of all sales is donated to nonprofits such as Citizens Climate Lobby, Centers for Reproductive Rights, and the ACLU. Though first a store-front in New York, you can now shop the full range of Catbird jewelry online. Pieces run the gamut from sparkling engagement rings to dainty anklets.
The sole focus of Dear Ava is giftable jewelry and accessories, and they make the process simple from the get-go. The website allows you to shop by recipient or occasion, and each of these categories is even further narrowed. For example, you can shop according to certain holidays or milestones — like sympathy, thank you, and wedding — or peruse specific categories, such as best friend, father-in-law, and daughter. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Dear Ava even has categories for healthcare workers, teachers, caregivers, and nurses.