MARIEJUNEJewelry

Wearable Art Jewelry - Unique, Ethical, and Handcrafted

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Announcement    MARIE JUNE Jewelry Designs and Makes Art Jewelry for Independent & Curious Minds. We proudly donate more than 5% of business profit to charitable organizations.

Our Values: | Original & Unique | Ethical | Eco-Friendly | Handcrafted | Family-Owned | Socially Responsible | Independent |

Hello there! My name is Caroline Simpson. My Philadelphia-based jewelry studio explores the possibilities that are created by merging traditional jewelry-making and 3D digital fabrication. My passion is in creating designs that inspire ingenuity, empower individuality, and stimulate appreciation of the natural complexities we often overlook. Customer happiness and product quality are the core values of my studio. Therefore, MARIE JUNE is constantly in search of artwork that excites contemplation and joyfulness. To learn more about me, please visit - mariejune.com

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MARIE JUNE Jewelry Designs and Makes Art Jewelry for Independent & Curious Minds. We proudly donate more than 5% of business profit to charitable organizations.

Our Values: | Original & Unique | Ethical | Eco-Friendly | Handcrafted | Family-Owned | Socially Responsible | Independent |

Hello there! My name is Caroline Simpson. My Philadelphia-based jewelry studio explores the possibilities that are created by merging traditional jewelry-making and 3D digital fabrication. My passion is in creating designs that inspire ingenuity, empower individuality, and stimulate appreciation of the natural complexities we often overlook. Customer happiness and product quality are the core values of my studio. Therefore, MARIE JUNE is constantly in search of artwork that excites contemplation and joyfulness. To learn more about me, please visit - mariejune.com

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About MARIEJUNEJewelry

Sales 10,841
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Handcrafted with a Passion to Inspire and Empower

Hello there! My name is Caroline Simpson. I have been a passionate artist since my childhood, pursuing my dream of becoming a masterful and meaningful jewelry artist. Shortly after graduating from college in Philadelphia with a degree in Metals, Jewelry, and CAD/CAM, I started my own design studio. The last of my grandmothers passed away around the time of my graduation. In loving memory and in honor of my grandmothers, I started and named my studio Marie June Jewelry (Marie June is a combination of my grandmothers' names). My Philadelphia-based jewelry studio explores the possibilities that are created by merging traditional jewelry-making and 3D digital fabrication. My passion is in creating designs that inspire ingenuity and empower individuality.

MARIE JUNE Jewelry strives to be an ethical, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible small business. From jewelry design to order fulfillment, I run all aspects of this small business from my Philadelphia studio. Your jewelry is 3D-printed & handcrafted by myself and my partner jewelers. I only work with a select few jewelers whom I know to be reputable and ethical. Did you know that we also donate more than 5% of business profit to charitable organizations? All thanks to your generous support!

​​​The ideas of my Viscosity / Dripping designs came from my undergraduate thesis of fluid dynamics that I worked on for about 2-3 years. Viscosity describes a fluid’s resistance to flow. At one point, I was particularly fascinated by honey. I was very interested in its color, form, and slow movement due to its high viscosity. Eventually, these inspirations translated into my desire to capture the flowing of molten metals. As I was also fascinated by photography’s ability to capture moments in time, the Viscosity collection is effectively a series of moments of molten metals with high viscosity – that was captured in time. When I create my jewelry, it's my passion to make sure that each item is one of these special "frozen moments" that will be able to bring the wearer joy and inspiration.

By performing most of the work myself in a small studio setting, I have the advantage of significantly reducing my impact on the environment during the manufacturing process of your jewelry. The eco-friendly studio practices I adopt include recycling all scrap materials (metal, paper, packaging & mailing materials, and even ink cartridges), selecting recycled or recyclable materials where possible, and working only with suppliers with eco-friendly practices.

I only work with trustworthy and eco-friendly partners to manufacture your jewelry on a small scale in an environmentally sensitive manner. My manufacturing partners adopt eco-friendly practices that include using recycled & responsibly sourced materials, implementing efficient waste management systems, reducing water & energy usage, and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, I work hard to ensure the manufacturing of your jewelry is free from questionable practices and is strictly adhering to local environmental and labor regulations.

I believe all businesses, small or big, have the moral and social responsibility to fight for positive change and address the issues in the society from which they benefited. 5% of our business profit is donated to charities and non-profit organizations. Donations will be made to non-profits such as the Equal Justice Initiative and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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  • Jewelry Manufacturing Partner

    Bangkok, Thailand

    I run all aspects of this small business here in Philly! The majority of the designs in my shop are my original designs. I also curate and offer a few complimentary designs by other designers. I work with reputable and ethical partners for production. I perform final finishing in my Philly studio.

  • Jewelry Manufacturing Partner

    NY, United States

    I run all aspects of this small business here in Philly! The majority of the designs in my shop are my original designs. I also curate and offer a few complimentary designs by other designers. I work with reputable and ethical partners for production. I perform final finishing in my Philly studio.

  • Jewelry Manufacturing Partner

    Guangzhou, China

    I run all aspects of this small business here in Philly! The majority of the designs in my shop are my original designs. I also curate and offer a few complimentary designs by other designers. I work with reputable and ethical partners for production. I perform final finishing in my Philly studio.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
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Q: Why should I choose MARIE JUNE?

When you shop with us, you are not only getting original and unique works of art, you are also supporting an ethical, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible small business! By selling directly to our customers, we are also able to offer high-quality materials and craftsmanship without the traditional markups.

From the initial sketches of our designs to the packaging of your order, we run all aspects of this small business in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia! We also design our own website, photograph our jewelry, and communicate with our customers directly. Take a moment to browse and check out our customer reviews, and you will see our love for our customers and our passion for jewelry!

Q: How is MARIE JUNE an ethical brand?

MARIE JUNE strives to be an ethical small business. We work hard to ensure the manufacturing of our jewelry is free from any questionable practices. We only work with a few hand-selected partners, whom we know to be reputable and ethical, to manufacture our jewelry on a small scale. We ensure our supply chain is responsible and our jewelry is made responsibly. Our team members are paid well and they work in a safe and comfortable work environment. The facilities they work in are compliant with local labor and environmental regulations.

Q: How is MARIE JUNE socially responsible?

We proudly donate more than 5% of business profit to charitable organizations. We believe all businesses, small or large, have the social responsibility to fight for positive change in the society from which they benefit. We believe we all share the responsibility to fight against poverty, inequality, racism, and the lack of basic welfare & infrastructure. Acceptance, respect, diversity, and equality are some of the most important values to our design studio.

Q: How is MARIE JUNE an eco-friendly brand?

We are continuously finding ways to reduce our impact on the environment during our day-to-day operations and manufacturing processes. From recycling all scrap materials (metals, paper, packaging & mailing materials, and even ink cartridges), to selecting recycled or recyclable materials where possible, we try our best to do our part for our planet. Some of our current goals include transitioning to 100% recyclable packaging materials and using more recycled metals.

When it comes to production, our partners adopt eco-friendly practices that may include using responsibly sourced materials, using recycled metals where possible, implementing efficient waste management systems, and reducing water & energy usage.

Q: How is MARIE JUNE jewelry made?

Most of our designs are made using a complex 3D-printing process combined with traditional mold-making and lost wax casting techniques. First, we prepare our design file with 3D digital modeling programs. Our design is subsequently 3D-printed in a wax-like material by a specialized 3D printer. Once the 3D print is finished and carefully cleaned up, liquid plaster is poured around the wax model to form a mold. After the plaster hardens, the wax within the plaster is melted away, and the choice of metal is poured into the cavity of the mold. After the plaster is washed away, the jewelry is then thoroughly cleaned and hand-polished to perfection. Lastly, we perform final finishing and quality control before packaging the jewelry in a gift box!

Q: What comes with my order? Is my jewelry gift-ready?

All MARIE JUNE jewelry will arrive in an exquisite gift box and will come gift-ready. If you have special instructions, please leave a note at Checkout. Your order will also come with a high-quality jewelry storage pouch for each item, a jewelry polishing cloth, as well as a pamphlet with jewelry care and customer service information.

Q: What warranties do you offer?

Customers may start a return or exchange request, for any reason, up to 14 days after the day of delivery. Returns are easy and risk-free. After the 14-day return window, MARIE JUNE offers a 60-day warranty against any manufacturing defects. This may include but is not limited to, flaws, defects, loosened pearls or gems, defective gold-plating, premature failures of earring posts, etc. Your warranty does not include damage caused by everyday wear and tear, by accident, normal metal oxidation; or through misuse or damage due to abuse and neglect. Please contact us if you feel that your jewelry requires repair due to a manufacturing defect.

Q: Can you tell me more about the materials of the jewelry?

A detailed description of the materials used for each design is located on each design's respective product page. By selling directly to our customers, we are able to offer the best materials at the current price point without the traditional markups.

Most of our designs are made in Sterling Silver and coated with a thick layer of real 24k Yellow Gold to 2.5 Microns thickness (such designs are called Gold Vermeil). Sterling Silver is a premium alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of pure silver and 7.5% by weight of other alloys added for strength of the finished product. Our Gold Vermeil designs are coated with a thick layer of real 24k Gold to a thickness that is 10x thicker than the average gold-plated jewelry.

Q: My skin/ears are sensitive, is your jewelry hypoallergenic?

Our jewelry is hypoallergenic and perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. Our hypoallergenic jewelry is made to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction, using high-grade materials such as Sterling Silver and real Gold. Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver with 7.5% other alloys added for the strength of the finished product. Our silver metal blend is made without any nickel. Sterling Silver is widely considered one of the safest to wear for sensitive skin. Our gold layer is made of high-quality 24k Gold, 18k Gold, or 14k Rose Gold. Gold is also one of the safest metals for sensitive skin.

Q: Where are you located? Do you have a brick and mortar store?

MARIE JUNE is an online-exclusive jewelry design studio located in Old City, Philadelphia. While we do not have a showroom for customers to come and visit yet, it is one of our goals to eventually own a brick-and-mortar store. We do stock with several retail partners, such as the Wolf and Badger SOHO store in NYC, where you can see and try on our designs in person. If you are local, you are also welcome to schedule a pick-up for your order!