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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.
As a general rule of thumb, avoid wearing your jewelry in the shower, while sleeping, or when exercising. It is also best to avoid wearing gold jewelry when swimming or cleaning as chemicals such as chlorine can damage the metal. We like to follow the “last on, first off” rule to help keep them clean.
Natural wear and tear means polished and matte finishes turn into more of a satin finish over time, especially on pieces like rings which get heavier wear. We’re happy to restore your piece to it’s original finish anytime.
The silver in some of our items has been darkened with patina or plated with black rhodium, natural wear and tear will expose highlights over time. All of our white gold pieces are rhodium plated and we recommend having them plated again every year.
For light cleaning, mild soap and warm water works best. You can also use a clean soft baby toothbrush or makeup brush with soap and warm water for a little heavier cleaning.
All of our gold and silver pieces containing diamonds, rubies, or sapphires can also be cleaned with an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
Pieces containing black tourmalines, morganites, aquamarines, or agates are not suitable for ultrasonic or steam cleaning.
For refinishing and repair inquiries, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to deny unreasonable repair requests.