Here at Local Eclectic we’re constantly on the hunt for unique jewelry styles, and designs that are the opposite of mass-produced. We find our designers in studios around the world, pouring their whole heart into inspiring, authentic work. We love our designers who work hard to make beautiful, well-made jewelry accessible. We asked a few of our favorite designers to bring us into their studios and offices to share a mini snapshot of the day in the life as a jewelry designer!
Elaine Kim, Founder and Designer at Lover’s Tempo
Elaine brings her art history background into every piece she designs. We love how all her easy to wear styles show a perfect balance of clean lines, sophisticated color palettes, and just the right amount of delicate detailing.
Lisa Salzer, Founder and Lead Designer at Lulu Frost
Lisa started designing jewelry straight out of college and she’s never looked back! She has a knack for seamlessly blending vintage and modern elements to reinvent timeless classics, you know, the pieces that you’ll want to wear everyday. We’re obsessed with her unique collection of 14k and diamond zodiac rings.
Jennifer Pak, Founder and Designer at Gjenmi
Jennifer started Gjenmi in 2013 after she created a bespoke jewelry collection for her bridesmaids to wear to her wedding. After noticing the joy the pieces brought to her bridal party, she embarked on creating a line of fine jewelry for the classic woman in a modern world. Gjenmi is our go-to for their delicate fine jewelry, because it can be worn everyday and for every occasion.
Yunis Kim, Founder and Designer at Yunis K
Yunis draws her inspiration for her namesake jewelry line from her early years in New Orleans, infused with the flare of a free spirited California girl. Each piece is an authentic blend of old world energy and new wave bohemian vibes. Yunis K jewels are perfect for layering, but also make a gorgeous statement on their own.
Thanks to all the designers who shared these little behind-the-scenes videos from their studios! Shop a few of our bestselling styles from these inspiring founders and designers!