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About Us

About Us

We believe that high quality, thoughtfully designed jewelry should be attainable for every woman. Our Makers will craft every piece entirely in-house, cutting out the middlemen to provide you with high quality jewelry that doesn’t break the bank.

Thoughtful Design

To take our jewelry to the next level, we've spent all summer learning an entirely new production process called lost wax casting. Basically, we melt down Sterling Silver and pouring it into our custom molds. This is an advanced process typically reserved for large manufacturing operations, so we are really excited about what it will let us do.

With this process, we can craft almost anything we can design, from minimalist stackers and geometric earrings to ornate pendant necklaces and classic statement rings. And since we do the production ourselves, from metal to final polish, we can ensure the highest level of quality control and craftsmanship, creating beautiful jewelry that's made to last.

Thoughtful Design

To take our jewelry to the next level, we've spent all summer learning an entirely new production process called lost wax casting. Basically, we melt down Sterling Silver and pouring it into our custom molds. This is an advanced process typically reserved for large manufacturing operations, so we are really excited about what it will let us do.

With this process, we can craft almost anything we can design, from minimalist stackers and geometric earrings to ornate pendant necklaces and classic statement rings. And since we do the production ourselves, from metal to final polish, we can ensure the highest level of quality control and craftsmanship, creating beautiful jewelry that's made to last.

Recycled Sterling Silver

All our designs are available in a classic Sterling Silver, a beautiful and durable materials at an accessible price point. We are proud to say that we use 100% recycled and SCS certified sterling silver, meaning that our silver will never come from a mine.

Recycled Sterling Silver

All our designs are available in a classic Sterling Silver, a beautiful and durable materials at an accessible price point. We are proud to say that we use 100% recycled and SCS certified sterling silver, meaning that our silver will never come from a mine.

24k Gold Vermeil

For our gold vermeil pieces, we plate a thick layer of 24k gold onto our recycled sterling silver. Traditional plating puts a thin layer of gold onto base metals like brass and bronze, making the pieces subject to wear and discoloration. Our gold vermeil, however, is over 5x as thick, at 2.5 microns, and always plated onto sterling silver. That means you can wear our Gold Vermeil pieces for years without fear, at prices you can afford.

24k Gold Vermeil

For our gold vermeil pieces, we plate a thick layer of 24k gold onto our recycled sterling silver. Traditional plating puts a thin layer of gold onto base metals like brass and bronze, making the pieces subject to wear and discoloration. Our gold vermeil, however, is over 5x as thick, at 2.5 microns, and always plated onto sterling silver. That means you can wear our Gold Vermeil pieces for years without fear, at prices you can afford.

Recycled Materials

We're building a holistic, ethical fashion brand, so we are working harder than ever to make sure our jewelry is made responsibly, both in its environmental and social impact. This starts with using recycled silver in all our casted products, which is certified 100% recycled and refined by our supplier in a way that reduces energy use and eliminates waste water.

Transparency

Our jewelry will be made in-house at our Nashville studio, from raw, recycled metal to final polish. With total supply chain control, we can be completely transparent with you about our production processes and our impact. We are committed to monitoring, tracking, and improving our performance on metrics like water, energy, and chemical usage. We will publish our first impact report at the end of our Indiegogo fulfillment to set a baseline of performance from which we can improve.

Recycled Materials

We're building a holistic, ethical fashion brand, so we are working harder than ever to make sure our jewelry is made responsibly, both in its environmental and social impact. This starts with using recycled silver in all our casted products, which is certified 100% recycled and refined by our supplier in a way that reduces energy use and eliminates waste water.

Transparency

Our jewelry will be made in-house at our Nashville studio, from raw, recycled metal to final polish. With total supply chain control, we can be completely transparent with you about our production processes and our impact. We are committed to monitoring, tracking, and improving our performance on metrics like water, energy, and chemical usage. We will publish our first impact report at the end of our Indiegogo fulfillment to set a baseline of performance from which we can improve.

Every piece of jewelry at Unlocked is handcrafted by a woman transitioning out of homelessness. Behind every piece is the story of its Maker, and the story of an opportunity created.

This has always been what makes our jewelry so special for us and our customers. Through our packaging, social media, and Maker bios online, we've worked hard to show customers how every piece of Unlocked jewelry creates deeply personal impact.

Our mission is to create employment opportunities that empower women to transition out of homelessness and into their own secure housing and a job that can support it. We employ women to craft gorgeous jewelry at our studio, providing a stable wage, supportive community, and job training experience.

While employment is a crucial component to self-sufficiency, our Makers face many complex barriers, and a job alone is not enough. That's why we've been building a holistic social program that includes housing and services alongside our jewelry business, providing the support our Makers need to transition sustainably.

Alongside our work with our Makers, we strive to empower our customers through the impact they can create. Sharing our Makers’ messages of hope and strength, we seek to break down the stigma of homelessness and create a more equitable world.

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