A Note from Sandrine
French-born, I’ve lived in the United States since 1996. I’ve always made a place for art in my life and found my calling in 2008, when I attended a jewelry show in Arizona and discovered the craft of jewelry making. In 2012, I launched Sandrine B. Jewelry.
My jewelry reflects the moments of life that speak to me wherever I happen to be - whether in my hometown of New York City, in my travels, or at my childhood homes in Lyon, France and Corsica.
I like to infuse a story into each piece I make and then name the piece after what it represents to me, whether that’s a person, something in nature, or a place. I think of this process as memorializing an imprint in time.
When I’m not creating jewelry, I’m a children’s lawyer in New York City. I choose to donate a portion of my profits to No Kid Hungry, an organization that’s committed to ending child hunger in the United States.
I practice mindful meditation and enjoy traveling to different ashrams in the United States, Canada, and India. An ashram - translated from Sanskrit āśrama as ‘hermitage’ - is a place for practicing yoga and meditation to evolve and grow spiritually. During my travels, I’ve collected objects at these ashrams - like twigs and jasmine flowers - that I enjoy incorporating into my work. I approach my craft with a complete presence of being, and I infuse spirituality into my jewelry.
I want my customers to feel beautiful and unique - and to know that each piece was created with intention and love.
We believe in wearable art as a means to preserve memory and amplify the beauty of nature. We see the meaning and magic in discarded, forgotten items and seek to illuminate all the things they represent - concepts like memory, utility, and hope. Beauty transcends time, gender, race, and all other limiting constructs. Our jewelry is a reminder that we are more than what meets the eye.
Our Inspiration and Process
We memorialize antiques, discarded found objects, and remnants from nature. Primarily, we cast these objects and then generate a mold from that casting. Using the mold and an ancient technique known as the “lost wax” process, our jewelry is made with recycled metals, fair-mined gold, and responsibly-sourced gemstones. The “lost wax” technique adds durability and a
substantial heft to the finished piece, so it becomes an heirloom that can be enjoyed today and for many generations.
All our jewelry is mindfully handcrafted, cast and finished by hand in New York City. We pride ourselves in promoting traceability and transparency, and we responsibly source all our metals and gemstones. By committing to this practice and by tracing all of our suppliers, we avoid contributing to injustices in the supply chain. We ensure fair wages, working hours, and good working conditions.
We’re a member of Made in NYC, an initiative to build an equitable and sustainable city for all New Yorkers by supporting New York City’s manufacturers. In addition, we belong to the Jewelry Industry Summit, a community of individuals from all sectors of the industry who hope to develop a collaborative approach to solving sustainability issues and empowering businesses in the community to source and produce more responsibly.
A portion of all sales is donated to No Kid Hungry (https://www.nokidhungry.org/), a non-profit organization that’s committed to ending child hunger in the United States. Not only does the organization provide nutritious, in-school breakfast programs to children at high-need schools, but it also works with elected government officials and agencies to strengthen and improve programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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