Reflecting on Our Growth
As we move through 2023, we are reflecting back and looking forward to our “why.” As our business is growing, it’s important to remember where we came from and where we’re headed. With the simple goal of living a creative life EBJ has evolved from long days at craft shows to now running two beautiful locations. It’s been a journey. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is our unwavering values to bring ethical handmade jewelry to you.
The Early Days
Born in 2010 in a small light-filled studio in Charlottesville, Virginia, EBJ found its footing at craft fairs and small boutiques. In 2017, our studio relocated to metro Detroit. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 4 years since our first shop opened its doors in November of 2018. Between the history, community, and architecture- there’s inspiration to be found everywhere in the historic Woodward Corridor.
Above: Elaine at her booth during a craft show way back when...
Above: Elaine in the shop in 2019 before our renovation in November, 2021.
Dreaming & Doing
In those 4 years, some amazing things have happened. Since June of 2020, we’ve donated over $20k to nonprofit organizations through our Rise Collection. We can’t thank YOU enough for helping us make it happen.
With your continued support, we even opened up a little sister location in Cincinnati, Ohio. We’re looking forward to celebrating our first birthday there in the spring of 2023.
Growing Our Team
With a growing business comes the growth of our team. We’ve felt so lucky to add some incredible women to the EBJ family these last few years. From our jewelers and sales associates, all the way to our marketing team and photographer, we’ve grown in every aspect of the business. This team is our heart and soul.
The Elaine B Jewelry family is packed with diverse creative skill sets. From jewelry making, wedding photography, graphic design, all the way to fashion runways - our team’s combined creative skills are unmatched. We pride ourselves on paying a living wage and supporting our employees in all of their outside artistic endeavors.
Upholding Our Values
We have always believed that spaces should be inspiring, and communities should be supportive. Whether you’ve done a custom project with us, got Forever Linked, or just stopped by to say hello - we’ve cherished every moment with you. We hope that you’ve felt our support in return through our Rise collection (100% of net proceeds to local charities), our small business partnerships, and community building efforts.
At Elaine B Jewelry, we know exactly where our metal and stones come from- maintaining relationships with miners, stone cutters, and companies that run transparent supply chains. We source first from local and then from American companies.
Supporting Love in All Forms
We make jewelry for everyone. No matter your gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, or even personality- we want to make jewelry that’s perfect for you. Every person and love story is welcome at Elaine B Jewelry. We want you to know that you are loved and supported no matter who you are.
From 2010-2023, you’ve supported Elaine B Jewelry from far and wide. We are so excited to continue to grow with you. Feel free to stop in anytime and chat with a jeweler. We can’t wait to see you! Don't forget to shop our handmade jewelry online in the meantime. ;)
View our custom project gallery here.
View our alternative engagement rings here.
Learn more about our story here.
Meet our growing team here.