Jennifer Dawes Design is a visionary jewelry brand dedicated to transparency, sustainability and artisanal eloquence. Jennifer Dawes, owner and principal of Jennifer Dawes Design, is dedicated to creating beautiful jewelry that is free from conflict and clear of any questions of ethics or origin.
Jennifer Dawes launched her collection Jennifer Dawes Design in 2000 and has since evolved to become one of the main proponents of sustainably responsible jewelry while also creating pieces that are magical to wear. Each piece combines her love of ancient civilizations with what is happening right now in culture and design.
All Jennifer Dawes has known since the age of 18 that she wanted to be a metalsmith. The first moment she touched the material and learned how to manipulate it, she had a transcendental experience that would forever shape her. She created Jennifer Dawes Design in 2000, a life-long dream of making and producing her metal art. Jennifer Dawes Design rose to the forefront of the green movement in jewelry in 2005, around the time she had her first child. “Becoming a mother was the most meaningful and spiritual experience I have ever known. It changed the way I perceived the future and showed me how important it was to be committed to a socially and environmentally responsible lifestyle.” Since then, Dawes only uses recycled gold and responsibly mined stones wherever possible in her work. The company prides itself on making everything locally and sourcing using sustainable businesses that use recycled products. “I want to add something to this world, not take it away.”her work is hand-made, fabricated and finished at her studio in rural Sonoma County, California.
Jennifer Dawes Design has been in the forefront of the green and sustainability movement in jewelry since 2005. Dawes only uses recycled gold and responsibly mined stones wherever possible in her work. The company prides itself on making everything locally and sourcing using sustainable businesses that use recycled products.We are committed to being a main proponent in the jewelry industry for ethical and environmental commitments and Jennifer has often been asked to speak to the industry about her groundbreaking and sometimes rebellious work in finding creative solutions. She includes being a board member of Ethical Metalsmiths in her work for industry transparency.
Jennifer Dawes Design uses recycled metals from either her clients’ unused jewelry or Umicore. Umicore is one of the largest recycling companies in the world. It was ranked number one in Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World Index. It is a great partner in a shared mission of responsibility and ethics.