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I’m Niki, the founder and designer of Enji Studio Jewelry. We’re a sustainable luxury jewelry brand based in beautiful north county San Diego.

at Enji we’re on a mission to bring you meaningful, modern, ethical design that shows off your style, honors the journey of your life, and reflects your values. We craft each piece for you in our Carlsbad studio bringing new life to recycled gold and silver and using only FairTrade and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

Enji was founded in 2014. We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing and giving back to the local and global community. We create our pieces for everyday wear.

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As creators and consumers, our choices now have a global impact. This is why we consider how things are made to be important and this to be part of our responsibility as a business and global citizen. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. This is why we make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fairtrade stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper and clothing.

Niki is a GIA Graduate Jeweler. She was awarded the 2016 Halstead Grant Award and 2014 Windgate Fellowship Award by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Europe and her work can be seen in the pages of Glamour UK, Basic, Evening Standard, National Jeweler, and more. To see her one of a kind art pieces and CV check out nikigrandics.com

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. We make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fair mined stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper.

As a member of Ethical Metalsmiths, we hope to be among the first movers bringing transparency and sustainable practices into the luxury fashion jewelry world. Ethical Metalsmiths and Fairmined gold and gems.  All our pieces are made in our studio in San Diego and we use low-impact, environmentally conscious studio practices to lessen our footprint. 

We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing, because it’s important. To us, to you, to the women and men who mined the stones we use to create our pieces. We also donate a portion of each sale to organizations that help empower women locally and globally and work to end domestic violence and human trafficking because that’s part of the future we want to see.

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How To Properly Recycle

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The recent rise in recycling and sustainability has become increasingly prevalent in our society, especially with California being one of the most progressive states. You may have noticed that many institutions, such as libraries and universities, have started to use green or blue recycling bins in combination with traditional trash cans. These bins are the beginning stages of San Diego being a zero-waste city by 2040, but I have also noticed many people are confused when encountering these bins. Today I want to clear up some confusion and talk about what is appropriate recycling material and how to properly recycle in your own home. For research purposes I will be using San Diego guidelines as they are similar, but I encourage everyone to figure out their own city's regulations on recycling.

 

What to recycle

According to the City of San Diego official recycling website, there are more items allowed in the recycling blue bin than you might think. The following image can help answer some common questions, but always check with you district for rules and regulations.

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These items are allowed in the blue recycling bin; if you live in San Diego, you can follow these guidelines to help you understand what to recycle next time you encounter a blue bin in public.

In addition, San Diego also has a green bin for plant materials such as branches, leaves, untreated or painted wood, leaves, flowers, grass and undecorated Christmas trees.

There is also a home composting bin program for San Diego Residents where you can apply to have a composting bin at free or discounted prices. To find out more about this program you can click on the link below:

https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/residential/composting

 

How to Recycle

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The following guidelines are for residential homes and are officially made by the city of San Diego.

  • Place containers at the curb or collection point by 6:00 am and remove by 6:00 pm
  • Do not overload collection containers
  • Material must not obstruct lid from closing
  • Space containers three feet from each other, cars, and obstacles.
  • You do not have to wash aluminum or glass containers, but should discard any excess food from them. However, plastic food containers should be rinsed clean
  • There is no need to take off labels before placing in blue bin
  • You do not need to remove staples, paper clips, and plastic windows from papers

For more clarification, we have included a video from the city of San Diego.

 

Sources:

https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling