Have you ever wondered where your gems come from? With our Pyramids Capsule Collection, we know exactly where our gems come from, a single source in Bahia, Brazil, the Pyramid mine. The mine owner, Brian Cook, first formalized his claim and began organizing the miners over the course of 14 years and has created a responsible sourcing initiative that is unique in the industry. Unlike large tech projects like DeBeers blockchain platform which could further marginalize small mining communities that can’t pay to play, this initiative starts small scale with artisanal mining communities in Brazil.Read More
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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Summer is officially starting this month and it's arguably the best month according to June babies. We all have fond memories of summer vacations and sweet treats. June babies are lucky to be born such great weather and to help them celebrate their special day Enji is sharing 10 fun facts about their birthstones.Read More
Spring has just arrived in San Diego and just like the flowers, love is about to bloom. It’s wedding season here in southern California where our weather permits us to start the wedding season early and end later than most cities. But every wedding has a humble beginning and you cannot get to the most important day without asking the most important question. 2018 has already been filled with love and many newly engaged couples share their unique rings. Enji has made our top favorite engagement ring trends that we are absolutely in love with.Read More
With the arrival of May, comes Mother’s Day just right around the corner. Enji has the perfect gift for the invincible one of a kind woman in your life who loves and care for you unconditionally. Whether it for mothers, grandmothers, or the motherly figures in our lives, Mother’s Day is all about celebrating these strong and unique women. Find something special for your loved one with Enji’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Whoever the woman in your life is, these one of a kind gifts are sure to leave her stunned.Read More
It is not a secret that recent ethical movements have put pressure on mining companies to become more sustainable. We have previously discussed traditional mining impacts on a global scale and with Enji’s founder recent trip to the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference, we felt it was time to revisit the topic. Mining is filled with controversial issues and while almost everyone can agree that slave labor and inhumane practices are unethical, there is a gray area when it comes to understanding the technical side of mining. Consumers who are not well versed in traditional mining practices and terms can often confuse whether a practice is sustainable or ethical. We wanted to take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on a mining practice that doesn’t always get the required attention, mercury.Read More
May is a beautiful time of year. The new warm sun is inviting, and everything is bursting with life and colors. Spring babies will agree that May is the best time of year. Enji wants to help celebrate with those who were born in this spectacular month. We have found 10 interesting facts about your birthstone.Read More
Diamonds are beautiful and regarded as one of the most expensive gemstones due to their brilliant shine. Although often described as “a girl’s best friend”, there has been a steady shift to more economically and environmentally friendly stones. These substitutes offer quality and brilliance at a fraction of a price of diamonds. For this article’s purpose we will not be looking at lab created diamonds as they are still technically considered diamonds, but instead focusing on other gemstones who can resemble a diamond. The following gemstones are Enji’s top 5 diamond substitutes.Read More
With the recent thawing of the winter’s chill, San Diego is getting ready to come back to our perfect weather. Spring is the beginning of the warm seasons to come and all the vibrant colored flowers sprouting simply beg us to join them with new floral inspired dresses. Whether you are a colorful individual or a shy introvert, the warm weather offers us the opportunity to show off our new styles. Although San Diego is known for having sunny weather throughout the year, there is nothing more exciting than the thought of being able to frolic in the warm sun with a new look. Enji has composed 8 possible outfits that will hopefully give you inspiration for the new season and help you use jewelry to enhance your new look.Read More
Being a woman in today’s time can be challenging, everyday people expect you to look well put together. Your job expects you to come in looking your professional best and certain events like weddings and formals even have a dress code. Whatever the occasion, jewelry can be a powerful ally when putting together an outfit. Today we will go over some common occasions you encounter, and what is the best type of jewelry you can wear. What metals or types of jewelry you should own, and what styles are best.Read More
Have you ever found a ring on the internet that you absolutely would love to purchase, but you are not entirely sure of your ring size? The last ring you bought was a while ago, plus you are not sure if other conditions apply. Don’t worry we have all been there, and we heard your questions. Today we wrote this article to help you navigate the tricky world of online jewelry buying.Read More
Resizing a ring can seem like a daunting task especially if you have never done it before or have a ring that holds special value to you. There are few things you should know before you even start looking for a professional jeweler. The primarily questions that you need to ask yourself are…Read More
The new year is here, and it just so happens to land on a Monday. What a perfect coincidence for our blog. I (Hilda), would like to say congratulations to all the January babies out there. I was also born on January and know that all thought the cold nips at your toes, we couldn’t have asked for a better birth month. Most stores are eager to put on after holiday sales and our birthdays are just far enough from Christmas to be their own celebration. To help you celebrate Enji has made a list of 10 fun facts about our birthstone, the garnet.Read More
If you have ever bought jewelry you might have heard the words carat and karat. But do you know the difference between them? It’s ok if you don’t, as a high schooler I thought carat was the same as karat which lead to some major faux pas. Although they sound the same their definitions mean something completely different in the jewelry world. Enji wants to help you understand the difference so that you can avoid faux pas too.Read More
Congratulations and happy birthday to the loyal Enji fans who are born in the magical month of December. It can be a bit challenging to share your birth month with major holidays, but we’re here to help you celebrate. And because you have three major birthstones associated with your birth month, we will be giving you an extra five interesting fact about your birthstones.Read More
As the year continues, Enji would once again like to congratulate all our November birthday friends! As is tradition, we would like to help you celebrate with 10 interesting facts about your November birthstones.Read More
The choice between white gold and silver isn’t an easy one. Both metals are beautiful and similar choices when it comes to style. Many people assume that because the two metals are similar in appearance that they should be treated with the same care, but couldn’t be further from the truth. Despite their similarities each metal requires different care and storage. Today ENJI wants to talk about the three main differences between white gold and silver, and how you should care for each one. Remember that it is important to weigh the difference between the two before choosing one.Read More
Ethical sourcing is something I began exploring before I started my business, when I began to question my shopping choices as a consumer following the tragedy of the Rana Plaza collapse. Prior to that, it wasn’t an issue I was aware of, but once I knew it wasn’t something I could ignore. That mentality carried over into starting my business and the pieces I design and create. Even though I’ve “done my homework” on the issue of responsible sourcing, I came to the conference to learn more from true pioneers in this field. And I can honestly say I learned a ton in those two short days.Read More
If you haven't heard gold has made a comeback with a new look. Rose gold has resurfaced as a recent trend and this beautiful color has inspired everything from jewelry to Iphones. Rose gold’s stunning color makes it a one of a kind trend in the jewelry industry. In today’s blog ENJI would like to review how this trend made a comeback some possible styles you might love from our collection.Read More
In previous articles we mentioned that ENJI’s founder, Niki Grandics, loves tourmaline and uses them in her jewelry line. Maybe you are familiar with tourmaline and its varying colors and patterns, but today we want to dive a little deeper into this amazing gemstone. This gemstone is unique and has a rich deep history.Read More
Did you ever buy a ring as a child and found out that it caused your skin to turn green the next week? If so, you are not alone; many people have a degree of sensitivity when it comes to jewelry metals. There are various reasons why an allergic reaction can occur. Today ENJI wants to go over the most common types of allergy causing jewelry metals and some helpful hints on how to prevent and avoid your allergies.Read More