Jodie Guirey creates to find a beautiful balance between high and low jewelry using deadstock materials and conflict-free stones. Her designs are inspired by a variety of forms and textures that are connected to her Filipino heritage, her upbringing in LA, and all the people she has met along the way. Jodie aims to add to the conversation of sustainability and ethical values within the jewelry industry. All original pieces are handmade to order by herself and by a small team of passionate jewelers in the Historic Jewelry District in LA.
Various techniques are used to create our jewelry including handcrafting, hand sculpting for lost wax casting, and CAD printing.
The majority of the jewelry is carefully gold filled or plated for accessibility. We ask that you respect each piece; take care of it accordingly, and your jewelry will last through generations. Most of our jewelry can be custom made to any karat and metal as they are all made to order. Please email us for any special requests.
Jodie Guirey is a second generation Filipina raised in Lakewood, CA. Her innate entrepreneurship and curiosity with form and design developed at a young age from her parents. Her father was a Civil Engineer of his own company and taught her the value of creating something out of nothing. Her mother taught her the power of minimalism with her unique style and manner . Both parents enjoyed relaying stories of their childhood growing up in the Philippines, immigrating to Chicago, IL then later settling in Long Beach, CA. Their cherished items full of memories were tucked away in their closet, waiting to be rediscovered and reminisced through their stories. Jodie's favorite items are her father's harmonica that she would wake up to being played in the mornings, and her mother's diamond and pearl jewels that were only allowed to be worn on special occasions.
Jodie attended Otis College of Art and Design to major in Product Design, and soon started work in the fashion industry. While creating jewelry to fulfill her design needs, she ultimately gained a following. Her love for jewelry intensified and she decided to quit her full time job to attend FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to study Jewelry Design. Her studies included intense training from jewelry professionals on the techniques of metal smithing, lost wax casting, illustration, and computer aided design. Jodie continues her education at GIA/Gemological Institute of America. She currently holds a Colored Stones Essentials Certificate with a goal of achieving her Graduate Gemologist certification. She continues to research and experiment with jewelry through her namesake collection. Jodie lives and works in Mid-City Los Angeles with her rescue pup Pancake.