There is something truly special about items that are handcrafted, especially jewelry! Jewelry is such a personal and intimate accessory—it’s a statement piece, a special reminder, a romantic gesture, and can remind you of your most favorite people in the world.
Handmade jewelry has a bespoke feel to it; knowing a pair of dedicated, loving hands have touched it and brought it to life from a spark of inspiration, an idea, or a sketch. And then physically wearing it, catching a glimpse of it as you go about your day-to-day, feeling beautiful wearing it, and noticing the smile it brings to your lips.
Our jewelry is handmade to give you all of these feels (and more!)—so we wanted to share with you all the reasons why we go the extra mile to handcraft it in California and why you’ll always shine bright in jewels from the Golden State:
1. Creating Jobs for People in America
Outsourcing overseas is almost always cheaper, but I can sleep peacefully at night knowing that my business is creating jobs for people in America and enables them to use their talents to bring more joy to your world.
2. A Labor of Love
Each piece we make takes time to craft and we’re okay with that—have you ever tried to rush something that you wanted to be “just right”? Then you’ll know too, that well-made beauties take time. ;)
3. It Gets Infused with the Maker’s Energy
Every curve and line is put into each piece with intention and since I personally handmade all the pieces for four years before handing over to my team, I know that as a maker your energy goes into each and every piece—we like to think ours are infused with love, respect, and pride.
4. Highest Quality Materials (Sans the Price Tag)
Our goal is to provide you with the best quality jewelry at an affordable price without having to invest a large dollar amount in solid gold pieces. We want you to be able to have diversity in your accessories with various options of dainty layering necklaces, unique stacking rings, delicate earrings, and bracelets. While at the same time we put time and effort into educating our customers on how to care for their pieces so the lifespan of those jewels is well beyond the price they paid!
5. One-of-a-Kind Pieces
Perfection is overrated! And not to mention, unattainable. Can I get an “Amen!”? At KDJ, we believe that the small differences in each piece add value and character because no two are exactly the same!
6. When You Buy a Piece As a Gift, It Comes With a Story!
Buying a piece for your bestie, a family member's birthday or a holiday gift means you can tell a story about the piece being handmade in California that will make the gift recipient appreciate it that much more. And, if you like, you can throw in there that they’re supporting a female-founded small business too. ;)