Have you had a hard time finding heirloom quality jewelry that stands out from the crowd? Welcome to the world of Lola Zyscovich Jewelry! Where architectural designs combine with old-world techniques and sustainable materials you can feel good about supporting. Each piece is designed with comfort and wearability in mind, because what good is a piece of jewelry if you don't enjoy wearing it? You'll never find plated or glued jewelry here, only long-lasting solid silver, gold and ebony. This ensures that they don't change with time, plus makes them much easier to take care of. For those of us who like to play with our jewelry, many designs are kinetic, with the pearls or gems set so they can spin or slide. This subtle movement makes the gems really catch the light.
One benefit of shopping with an independent jewelry designer is that you can easily customize! Please feel free to contact me with any special requests. You can rest assured with guaranteed quality. Everything is hand-fabricated by me, I don't have helpers or cast anything. This means that every step of the creation of your jewelry has individual attention to detail, ensuring a quality product that can be loved for a lifetime.
I've always been aware of the effect people have had on the environment. Many aspects of the conventional jewelry industry are horrible for our planet, creating chemical waste, ruining rivers and ecosystems with mining and using lots of energy. This is why I only use sustainable or ethical suppliers. The Ebony wood I use comes from Lacey-Act compliant mills. New ebony trees are planted for future generations, and the farmers get benefits such as fruit trees, so they have a better life. Metals are always recycled, plus I keep my scrap for use in other projects, reducing the material sent back to be refined. I use natural cultured pearls, the oysters and mussels that make them only thrive in clean waters, plus they clean their environment leaving it even nicer than before. I never drill through pearls and glue them, like most pearl jewelry you'll find. These are left untouched, which also makes them easier to clean and less likely to chip. Lab-grown gems are much better for the environment than mining, and in the instance I do use natural mined stones they are sourced ethically, often directly from the gem cutter.
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.