Can I tell you a secret? Gifting is my favorite part of the holidays. And jewelry gifts to me have always been such meaningful and emotional gifts that carry stories and memories with them. I’ve loved fashion and jewelry since I was kid, but my passion for fair fashion and sustainability started in 2013. Since then, I’ve turned my passion for jewelry and fair fashion into a career and have been designing under the Enji name since 2014. As a jewelry lover, fair fashion advocate, and Ethical Metalsmiths member, I really believe you vote with your dollar, so even with my love of holiday gift giving, I try to shop according to my values and buy gifts that do good. While it seems like a lot to think about and a lot of research, here are a few quick tips that will make it easy to buy amazing jewelry and shop your values this holiday season: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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Can I tell you a secret? I really love giving gifts, and I’m always a little bit of procrastinator when it comes to my holiday shopping. Anyone else in the same boat? Last year going into Black Friday, I wrote about why I gave up fast fashion (you can read the post here), and since then I’ve come up with a list of shopping guidelines I go by and I won’t go too into detail (but you can read the details here *link post*) but I buy things that generally fall into the categories of vintage, vegan, fairtrade, or recycled/upcycled. At the end of the day, I really believe you vote with your dollar, so as much as I love holiday gift giving, I try to stick to this with my shopping too. While it seems like a lot to think about and a lot of research, here are a few quick tips that will make it easy to shop your values this holiday season:Read More
It is that time of the year where families and friends gather around the table to break bread. Although it is a wonderful tradition, many holiday dishes consist of meat or animal products. Loved ones who follow stricter diets are not always given a second thought and can subsequently feel excluded. Today we share some dishes that the whole family can enjoy without realizing it is a vegan dish. By simply substituting a few dishes you can elevate the flavors of your meals and ensure that everyone has something to eat. Come back on Wednesday for Enji’s top 5 desserts to serve as well.Read More
Today we tackle part two of Enji’s top holiday picks for family. Last week we focused on the strong women of your life and today we want to switch the focus to the men. Whether this means paying tribute to your best friend, or your high school teacher who never gave up on you, there is a guy out there who supported all your endeavors. As we all know men tend to be a little more difficult to shop for simply because of the overabundance of women’s gifts in stores. To help prevent you from running all over town, we have put together a list of male centered stores to find that perfect gift for him, each based in California to ensure that your gift comes in time for the holidays. There is something for every kind of guy in this list and we are sure there is at least something he will appreciate.Read More
The holiday season is upon us and it is that time of the year to be thankful for all those in our lives. Although the holiday season is traditionally about family meals and warm wishes it is also a wonderful time to show those we love how much we appreciate them. This week Enji wants to help you find the perfect gift for those in your heart by making a local gift guide. Today we present to you the top 10 gifts local to Califorina to give to the strong women in your life. Come back all week long as we continue to show you our top picks for the rest of your family members.Read More