Jewelry is part of your personal expression and it communicates your values and ideals. For us, we want that expression to be as unique as you are. We support handmade, artisan jewelry over mass-produced pieces. We want our pieces to come from a person, an artist with a viewpoint and a story that resonates.
Jewelry can be an heirloom. In a world filled with fast fashion, we believe in in slow fashion and jewelry that is based in creativity, art, and style, not in the latest fashion trend. Our jewelry will endure the test of time and become a beloved heirloom to be handed down.
Jewelry is art you can wear. We believe that the arts improve our world and we want to support creative expression and exploration. Buying from us means you are supporting an artist and the craft economy, not a corporation.
What We Stand For
Building Bridges: We live in a global world and connecting to the work of people from across the globe furthers our connection to one another. That is why we carry the work of artists from both the local community and across the world.
Fostering Community: 5% of our sales goes to community non-profits and we regularly donate to and host events for local non-profits. We believe we have to support the needs of our community to truly be a part of it. Many of the non-profits we support are about human rights, women's rights, and animal rights. These organizations provide safety and empowerment to the communities they serve.
Equality: We believe everyone should be able to wear jewelry that brings them joy. We work with a large diversity of people and couples that want pieces that express who they are. That is why we talk about our jewelry in non-gendered terms and choose labels like commitment jewelry over bridal jewelry (not every couple has s bride).
Social and Environmental Impact: We believe we have a responsibility to one another and the world we all share. Based on this, our pieces made in-house, our custom work, and most of the work crafted by the artists we carry is created with recycled and ethically sourced metals and stones. Read more about the issues and solutions to these problems. We are also a supporter of Ethical Metalsmiths, an organization working to inspire responsible jewelry practices through education, connection and action.
Supporting the arts: In addition to supporting metalsmiths and artisan jewelers, we also support local artists through our featured artist program. Each month we invite one or more artists to share their work through our store in order to further art appreciation and the creative industry in Colorado.
About the Owner
Jamie Hollier first fell in love with metalwork while helping and learning from her grandfather, a machinist, in his shop. Then her love of artisan jewelry appeared while spending childhood days looking at (and sometimes touching even though that was against the rules) all of the amazing jewelry in her Great Aunt Tettie's antique store. Those interests were further reinforced by visits to artisan craft fairs all over the Houston area with her mom as she grew up. During college, Jamie moved to Colorado, discovered metalsmithing, and worked in an artisan jewelry store. After studying Art History and metalsmithing as part of her BFA, Jamie made jewelry for friends and sold her work at local art fairs.
With time, however, the responsibilities of her work and life started to squeeze her time in the studio. One day Jamie realized that while she was a successful business owner with two companies in technology, she wasn't fulfilled. She worked with amazing people, had wonderful clients, but missed having art and a physical product in her life.
Not long after this realization, Jamie and her husband decided to look at a few locations and entertain the idea of her opening a store and getting back into the studio. They found the right fit in Olde Town Arvada in October of 2017: Jamie set up her studio and opened the store 45 days later and we can't wait to see where this will go for many days to come.
We are fortunate to work with a diversity of artist from across the world. Each has a unique approach to their work and is a highly regarded artist. Learn more about their backgrounds, approaches, and see their work in the collections below.