About Us

MODERN HEIRLOOM JEWELRY

We make fine jewelry for your everyday life. Heirlooms cast from gold, silver and precious gems, you can wear anywhere. Each piece, an artful interpretation of a moment that matters to you. Our collection is designed with love in L.A. from consciously sourced metals and stones from around the world.

 

Live in it now. Cherish it always.


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.

ACCESSIBILITY

Loren Stewart is committed to making our website's content accessible and user friendly to anyone with disabilities. Our ongoing accessibility effort works towards conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Levels A and AA criteria. We are working to make all website pages and content fully accessible, and recognize this is an ongoing commitment that will take time and resources to execute, which are currently underway.  We have added a Readability Mode to address any contrast issues and ensure all writing is clear, please access Readability Mode HERE.  If you are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on this website, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not fully accessible to people with disabilities, please email support@lorenstewart.com. Be sure to include “Accessibility” in the subject line and provide a description of the specific feature you feel is not fully accessible, and we welcome any suggestions for improvement.

We take your feedback seriously and will consider it as we evaluate ways to accommodate all of our customers and continue to address any accessibility issues on our website. In addition, we strongly encourage vendors of third-party digital content to provide content that is accessible and user friendly to all people.