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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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Circuits and Boards: What You Want To Know About Electronic Recycling

Hilda Chang

Take a good look around you and notice how electronics have influenced us. From being woken up in the morning by our alarm clocks to setting our security systems before bed, electronics are prevalent in our lives more than we care to admit. Our electronics have lives and as time marches forward, they will become futile as they are replaced by newer versions or worn down. Our modern world relies on various electronic systems, and with the rapid growth rate of our technology, you might wonder where do all our old devices end up? Enji had the same question too, and we decided to do a little research and give you everything you need to know about electronic waste.

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The Journey Of Your Recycling

Hilda Chang

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it is picked up? In this fast pace world, it can be difficult to think beyond the “right now”, but we like asking the tough questions of where our resources come from and where they end up. We try to reveal that which is usually overlooked or taken for granted. We wanted to know what happens to our recycling after those blue bins. Is it being properly taken care of and how? To help keep our facts straight and credible, this blog will reflect the San Diego area.

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How To Properly Recycle

Hilda Chang

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.

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Jewelry Trend: Recycling Family Jewelry To Make New Wedding Rings

Niki Grandics

There has been a recent growing trend that is both ethical and adorable! I am talking about recycling old family jewelry to make something new. I have read that the trend of couples recycling their heirlooms to make their own custom wedding rings. It is a cute and ethical way to pay tribute to those who we love while still being able to have your own personal twist.

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