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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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The Summer Guide to Traveling with your Jewelry

Niki Grandics

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Summertime and vacation season are definitely upon us as even workaholic me is getting ready to pack up for two weeks and travel. Whether you’re a last minute packer or a time management wizard, you’ll find some tips below for how to best pack your jewelry when heading off to your next destination. And because we’re all about ways to be more sustainable, we’ve included ideas that don’t use disposable containers and that even repurpose other household items to keep your jewelry stored safely when you travel. 

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The first question always is, what do I pack? And it’s a good one to ask yourself if you’re an over packer like me. How long am I going for? What occasions do I need to dress for? What will the weather be like? Planning your outfits out ahead of time can make it easier to narrow down your jewelry too. It’s important just to bring the essentials, especially since jewelry is valuable (in the monetary and emotional sense) and it’s often small and easy to lose. Also consider taking a photo of your jewelry in case anything is lost or you need to verify that it’s yours.

Vegan leather jewelry travel case from Case Elegance

Vegan leather jewelry travel case from Case Elegance


My first tip is always pack your jewelry in your carry on luggage. This minimizes the risk of it being lost or damaged while traveling. And if you travel often like I do, I suggest investing in a travel jewelry case or jewelry roll. They’re a great way to keep jewelry organized while you travel and they’re durable and reusable. For some great luxe jewelry rolls and cases, check out Wolf or Case Elegance for vegan alternatives. 

If you’d rather not buy a travel case or roll, here are some ways to repurpose household items to secure your jewelry in your luggage. Wrapping necklaces in washcloths and securing with a rubber band is a great way to keep them from getting tangled. An old eyeglasses container also can be used to store jewelry, just keep in mind to provide padding between different pieces so they don’t bounce around and scratch each other.

Pill containers can be great for storing rings and small earrings

Pill containers can be great for storing rings and small earrings

Or if you’re traveling with lots of small earrings and rings, and old pill container is a great place to pack them. Line the inserts with some tissue or cotton balls to keep the jewelry from bouncing around it. Another great way to keep studs and small earrings together and organized is with buttons. I’m sure we all have a handful of extras from coats and other clothing. 

I also like to think about jewelry cleaning if I’m gone for an extended trip. A jewelry cleaning pen or using a clean makeup brush (I have one that’s only for jewelry) with warm water and soap are great for light cleaning on the go.

And here are a few of my go to picks for summer travel. These pieces are great for layering, easy to pack, and the warm gold tones and cool colors give me that summer feeling:


Pavla Earrings
1,428.00
Ora Ring
495.00
Femi Studs
400.00