About Us

MODERN HEIRLOOM JEWELRY

 

ABOUT US

Fine jewelry with rebel leanings.

Punk and preppy. Raw and polished.

Inspired by creative dichotomies we make jewelry for the self-stylist.

Born and bred in Los Angeles, we are inspired by the sights and sounds of the 80's: iconic supermodels, power suits, graphic architecture and synth pop.

 

OUR PRODUCT

Our collections are a mix of staples and statement pieces to wear again and again.

Since '09 we have been making our signature pieces — oversized chain links, safety pin earrings, signet rings and ID bracelets.

 

OUR PROCESS

Produced in small batches in downtown Los Angeles and Arezzo, Italy, our jewelry is made using low-energy methods. We strive to work responsibly, prioritizing recycled materials, as well as supply chain transparency and sustainability.


MANUFACTURING

HOW IT’S MADE

Los Angeles, California

We are an L.A. brand, born and raised. From the beginning we have always worked with local artisans and manufacturers based in the historic jewelry district downtown. Thoughtful and methodical, our jewelry makers use vintage machines and time-tested techniques like in-house casting and hand-detailing to ensure the highest quality of every single piece.

Vicenza, Italy

Several of our pieces are made in Italy at family-owned factories in Vicenza known as Italy’s “queen of gold.” Here, highly skilled artisans and technicians employ traditional, unmatched know-how that has been honed for generations.


SUSTAINABILITY

OUR VALUES

Our mission is to make beautiful, high-quality fine jewelry you love, while reducing our industry’s harmful impact on the environment.  In addition to understanding our materials and how our product is made, we want to contribute to building a better and more sustainable world.  We acknowledge definitions like “ethical” and “sustainable” can be misleading and mean different things to different people, we look to the Jewelry Glossary Project for accurate definitions within the industry.

You have a right to know where your jewelry comes from and we aim to keep you informed.  We know as we continue to make strides in the right direction, we will encounter new challenges, but will never stop caring, changing and growing.  

 

Our Materials

Although our jewelry is fabricated in Los Angeles and Italy, the metals themselves, recycled and newly-mined, may originate from different parts of the world.  We prioritize recycled materials to reduce our environmental impact, and conduct due diligence to ensure that the metals are recycled and any newly-mined metals are traceable to suppliers who are certified against international best practices such as the Responsible Jewelry Council.  We invest in vetted manufacturers and suppliers who communicate with us about their operations and supply chains, so that we have assurances that our materials are consciously sourced. The refineries, where our suppliers source metals, have shared certifications to verify their product.

Our Sustainability Standards

We think being “sustainable”  is not a label, it is an ongoing effort about continual improvement which affect environmental, social and economic orders that impact humanity and our planet. We continuously evaluate our processes; from material sourcing, jewelry fabrication, recycling & reducing waste produced by our company.  To help guide us, we strive to follow criteria set by The Jewelers Vigilance Committee and The Responsible Jewelry Council, the world’s leading standard-setting organizations for the global jewelry industry.  We have adopted a Supply Chain & Company Policy that outlines our principles and expectations and share this with our manufacturing partners and suppliers. We give our manufacturers and suppliers questionnaires to find out how they are sourcing their materials. This is an ongoing process where we communicate with each supplier and manufacturer, so that we can partner to make continual improvements in our industry.  For more information about our Company & Supply Chain policy and Supplier Code of Conduct, contact us at support@lorenstewart.com. 

Our Local Practices

We partner with local L.A. manufacturers who care about standards and operate in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations for work environments.