WE PROMISE YOU’LL LOVE IT. Below we’ve outlined most everything you could be wondering about IVJ, but before we get into that you should know 1) that we stand behind everything we make, 2) one of us is just an email away and 3) Pictures don’t do our jewelry justice. Once you have a piece you’ll know what we mean.
“Shipping was on time and quick. The necklace itself is gorgeous and I always get compliments on it !! This was my first purchase and I was SOO not disappointed !! Thank you so much”
- T.J., Personalized Bar Necklace
ABOUT THE BRAND. Minimalist jewelry inspired by mood, not by trend. Based in Boston and run by two women who also happen to be best friends!
ABOUT US. IVJ was a dream when Irina was in high school and became a reality when she quit her job as a research scientist and became the official Owner/Designer. I (Lauren) joined her shortly thereafter as a friend offering a helping hand in PR, blogging and all things social media. These days we both have a hand in a little bit of everything.
DESIGN. Our aesthetic innocently emerged years ago when flashy, big baubles were the thing. I (Irina) loved the way they looked on everyone else, but never felt I could ‘pull off’ the look. I’m a jeans and t-shirt, street style kind of gal so comfort and confidence is my guiding light. Our minimal designs are made to be worn every day and layered when you’re feeling yoself (hopefully also every day).
PRODUCTION. Local and lean is our approach. Pieces are conceived and created under the same roof and our production numbers are small. In fact, many of our designs are made to order. Curating a limited selection of handmade pieces independent of seasonal fashion cycles helps us maintain our vision and minimize our impact on the environment.
SOURCING. Like we mentioned above, environmental impact is a huge deal to us. That’s one of the reasons we don’t use gemstones in our designs. Nearly all our sterling silver and gold vermeil pieces are made from recycled sterling silver. As for our suppliers and plater, they are all based in the USA and also strive to continuously improve their impact.
GIVING BACK. 50% of proceeds from our Wildlife Collection is donated to help wildlife conservation.
CORE VALUES. Excellence in service. Eco-conscious. Growth. Balance. Authenticity. Be Kind. Fun. Love what you do.
“I have worn this necklace almost everyday for the past... 4 years? Amazing quality goes with everything, makes you feel like you're trendy in a white tee and jeans. I get SO many compliments on it, and it's a conversation starter. Would recommend this to everyone, especially the effortlessly chic chick.”
- Amanda, Wildlife Necklace