Lola Zyscovich designs and hand-makes all of her jewelry in her sunny San Francisco studio. Her sustainable jewelry is always made with recycled metals, natural freshwater pearls and lab-created or otherwise ethically sourced gemstones. Lola's awareness of environmental issues caused by the jewelry industry has led her to get her materials from ethical sources and be aware of any chemicals or fuel usage in her eco-friendly shop.
Lola went to school at California College of Arts and Crafts for Jewelry/Metal Arts and SciArc for Architecture. She also studied Lutherie (guitar building) with a European master who instilled her love of tools and a job done right the first time. This combination gave her an appreciation of structures, detail and the process of making something from start to finish with her own hands.
Lola has always felt that pearls were beautiful, but misrepresented in generic findings and wanted to create a piece of jewelry that showcases their beauty without marring them with drill holes or glue. And thus the Rivet collection was born! This collection's innovative approach strives to take jewelry design beyond the confines of what is considered "fine jewelry" to create beautiful, unique pieces which stand the test of time without conforming to traditional standards. Most designs are kinetic, with the pearls or stones moving within as you go about your day.
Each piece of jewelry is unique, with hand-fabricated units meticulously fitted together with hand-forged rivets. Many jewelers don't use rivets or other hand-fabrication methods since it requires much more labor than casting. The result is a sturdy yet light-weight piece of jewelry made of quality materials that can be passed down to the next generation.