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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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Cruelty free makeup guide

Hilda Chang

The cosmetic industry is problematic. From heavily relying on fear tactics for marketing to testing and welfare issue, the makeup industry has many situations where it might seem less than optimal. However, companies listened as women found their voice and started standing up for what they believed in. Concerns about testing, quality control, and sustainable/ ethical practices became known and cosmetics started changing and evolving. Outdated practices, such as animal testing, became frowned upon and started a revolution of beauty products with sustainability in mind. Supporting the transition to cruelty free make is huge for further development. Enji has comprised a list of 10 animal friendly cosmetic brands to support as they help revolutionize the standards of the makeup industry.

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Miniseries Challenge Part Three: Vegan Challenge

Hilda Chang

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. 

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Enji’s Top 5 Plant Based Holiday Desserts

Hilda Chang

As the holidays are fast approaching we are all looking forward to one thing that brings most families together. Whether it is your Christmas feast or simply a family party, food is one thing that helps families and friends bond. However, it can be challenging for all members to participate, especially if they have dietary restrictions. Personally, it was always a bit challenging for me to fully enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family and friends as I prefer mostly vegan foods and between traditional Hungarian and American holiday foods, you find very little that is free of meat or animal products. Today I’m sharing my top 5 vegan desserts that are sure to please everyone.

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Fully Plant Based Holiday Meal Ideas

Hilda Chang

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.

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