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About

Irina Victoria Jewelry Founder

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!

My Mission

To design timeless, minimalist fine jewelry that is environmentally conscious. I honor our planet by sourcing recycled precious metals and above ground gemstones; use recycled and recyclable plastic-free packaging; donate 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.

14k gold rings
marquise diamonds

Eco-Conscious Materials

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".

Production

All designs are made to order in the USA. My studio is based in Los Angeles, but I also work with bench jewelers, graphic designers 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.

 

Handmade ring
Plastic-free linen pouches

Plastic-Free Packaging

It's important 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 also can we stop for a second and be like "Yay! Eco-friendly packaging is mainstream!". That's a win.

Giving Back

I love our planet and I'm grateful for the wildlife that inhabits it. Without them, ecosystems fall out of balance (including ours!) and that 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.

Elephants
When leaders act like kids, the kids become leaders

Environmental Justice

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 basic human rights are guaranteed to everyone.