Hi! I'm Irina (she/her)
The founder, owner, designer, metalsmith, accountant, photographer, model...you get the picture, right? Running my own fine jewelry company has been a dream of mine since I was 17 years old, but I took a brief detour to get a degree in microbiology and work in biotech. In 2014, I quit my job as a research associate to officially launch Irina Victoria Jewelry.
I'm grounded by minimalism and all it stands for. To me, that’s quality over quantity, being a conscious consumer, curating a collection of belongings that brings me joy, and living meaningfully.
Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
To design timeless, minimalist fine jewelry that is environmentally conscious. I honor our planet by sourcing recycled precious metals and above-ground gemstones, using recycled and recyclable plastic-free packaging, and donating a portion of every sale to wildlife conservation. I bring joy to my customers by creating beautiful fine jewelry and providing an exceptional service experience.
My designs feature recycled precious metals and ethically sourced above-ground stones. All of my production materials are purchased from trusted vendors in the USA. Additional information can be found in the FAQ section under "Materials & Production".
All designs are made to order in the USA. My studio is based in Los Angeles, but I also work with bench jewelers, computer-aided designers (CAD), and casters in Louisiana and Virginia. Offering a limited selection of handmade pieces independent of seasonal fashion cycles helps me maintain my vision and minimize my impact on the environment.
It's vital that the brand's packaging reflects my mission. I source mailing envelopes, cardboard boxes, shipping labels, paper tape, tissue paper, cardstock, and jewelry boxes made from 100% recycled + recyclable content. OK, I know the above isn't blowing your socks off because eco-friendly packaging is super mainstream, but can we stop for a second and be like, "Yay! Eco-friendly packaging is mainstream!". That's a win.
I love our planet, and I'm grateful for the wildlife that inhabits it. Without them, ecosystems fall out of balance (including ours!), which is an alarming thought. That’s why I donate 5% of profits from online sales to the Wildlife Conservation Network on your behalf. Donations are submitted to the charity annually.
I'm proud to call myself an intersectional environmentalist, and I love hearing your perspectives! Advocating for planet Earth means caring for humans just as much as the flora and fauna around us. Environmental justice can only be achieved when respect, safety, and fundamental human rights are guaranteed to everyone.