As the month of January ends, so does our challenge. It has been a wonderful and stressful past few weeks as I try a different challenge all month long. I feel that I have learned so much information in the past few weeks and that I have educated myself more than ever. Experiences are some of the best teaching tools one can have, and as I reflect on my journey this month I realized that I left my biggest challenge for last. This challenge was one I was dreading due to the intense requirements.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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Hello Enji fans, we’re back with the third challenge in our miniseries this month. Last week I showed my commitment to sustainability by making my dollars count and only buying sustainable food. This week I pushed myself even further and decided to try the well-known vegan challenge. The vegan challenge is known for being difficult to adjust to and has a high rate of failure on the first try. But I wanted to see if I had the discipline to try and make it all the way to the end of this week.Read More
Welcome back to the second part of our miniseries challenge. As you may already know I (Hilda) am trying something new each week for the month of January. Last week I tried lowering my carbon footprint by having what I like to call “No Drive Week.” While last week's sustainability challenge was focused on abstaining from a certain action, this week’s focuses on being proactive and mindful. I wanted to actively practice sustainability and thought the best way to do that is by making sure my money goes where it counts.Read More
With the turn of a new year, I decided that I wanted to make bigger strides toward sustainability. For this new year I pledged that I would try something new each week of the month of January. Follow me as I write and record my experiences every week on our new miniseries challenge. I will post my sustainable experiences every Wednesday here on Enji’s blog and small videos on our social media. This week to help me lower my carbon footprint on the Earth and to show our dependence on cars I decided not to drive.Read More